When Is Snow Coming To GTA Online?

Snow feels like an iconic part of any holiday experience, and that’s not just for real-life but video games too. So we’re here to ask when snow will come to GTA Online? Perhaps this year it will encourage players and gang members to lay down their arms, or more likely will just provide a festive backdrop to the rampant crime. Either way here's is everything you need to know.

When Will It Next Snow In GTA Online?

Nothing official has been announced on when Snow is next coming to GTA Online, but it has been a near-constant part of the game’s holiday celebrations since 2013.


At the time it started to fall just on the 25th, but in more recent years we’ve seen snow falling on Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, and New Year’s Eve through to January 2. Or sometimes lasting the whole duration of the GTA Online Festive Surprise event week.

So this year when will snow next fall in 2021?

Well, we can’t say for certain but we’d guess sometime around mid-December. That said you can almost certainly bank on some snow on Christmas day.

Rockstar could decide to shake things up this year, but given the pattern they’ve established, we aren’t convinced this year will be any different.

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What Does Snow Do In GTA Online?


Snow is just like its real-life counterpart, pretty but not especially useful. You can leave tracks in it, but you won’t gain any mystical properties.

So yeah, just wait for it snow if you want to feel like a kid again but don’t expect to suddenly become Santa Claus when you load in.

Beyond this, you also need it to be snowing in GTA Online if you want to acquire the game's secret UFO Tattoo. We'll explain in more detail how you do that if you follow the link.