GTA Online Winter Update 2020 LEAKS: Release date, Cayo Perico Heist, Map Expansion - When is The Winter DLC coming To Grand Theft Auto Online?
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GTA Online Winter Update 2020 LEAKS: Release date, Cayo Perico Heist, Map Expansion - When is The Winter DLC coming To Grand Theft Auto Online?

James Wright
20 November 2020

When is the next major update for Grand Theft Auto Online?

GTA Online's last major update - GTA Online: Los Santos Summer Special - only arrived in August, but already fans are widely anticipating the release of the next major update to the game.

That's ikely due to the fact the last update was a little 'light' compared to the Diamond Casino Resort and Diamond Casino Heist updates from the tail end of 2019, but Rockstar has finally revealed what it dubbed "the biggest GTA Online update yet" – the Cayo Perico Heist.

Adding a new map area, social spaces, radios, and the small matter of a private island to raid, here's all we know.

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Winter Update Officially Revealed

Rockstar has lifted the lid on the GTA Winter Update, and it'll take players to the private island of Cayo Perico to take on a ruthless drug cartel.

Check out the trailer below:

GTA Winter Update - What We know (New Heists!)

After some teasing, Rockstar Games has finally announced the Cayo Perico Heist for GTA Online.

"Prepare to infiltrate the remote island compound of the world’s most notorious drug dealer in Grand Theft Auto Online’s biggest, most daring, and action-packed addition yet: The Cayo Perico Heist," the page reads.

The heist will require players to breach Cayo Perico, a private island with advanced security.

Once inside, you'll earn valuable evidence, art, gold and drug money, with Rockstar calling it the "biggest GTA Online adventure ever".

The developer has promised "a brand-new approach to Heist design that features the ability to play everything solo or with up to three other players", as well as new vehicles and weapons.

Aside from the heist itself, the island is a new map location, and players can expect new social spaces, too.

Interestingly, Rockstar is promising guest DJs, along with new songs and radio stations.

Oh, and just the small matter of a "heavily armed submarine HQ".

GTA Winter Update - PS5/Xbox Series X Updates?

Despite the launch of new next-gen consoles this November, it seems unlikely that the next update will take advantage of next-gen tech.

This, it seems, has been pegged for the games next-gen release in 2021 in line with the re-release of the game on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

"The new generation versions of GTAV will feature a range of technical improvements, visual upgrades and performance enhancements to take full advantage of the latest hardware, making the game more beautiful and more responsive than ever."

So it appears we won't see many (if any upgrades) when the next update releases in 2020.

GTA Cayo Perico Heist Release Date

Rockstar has promised more details to come, but we do know that the update will arrive on December 15.

It's likely that players will have to invest in plenty of property and tools for the job, so be sure to grind out those dollars in the weeks before launch.

GTA Winter Update In-Game Teasers

The very first teasers for the next GTA Online Heist have started in-game (as of November 12, 2020). It seems construction work is underway at the Diamond Casino Resort, again.

What could this mean...

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