GTA Online Contract DLC Start Time Countdown: Release Date, Cars, Dr Dre Story Missions, New Music, and More Confirmed

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What Time Does GTA Online The Contract Release?

Rockstar Games have at long last confirmed what content they have lined up for the GTA Online Winter Update. Despite fears, this might be a small update to tide fans over till the launch of the Expanded & Enhanced Edition in 2022, 'The Contract' update is anything but small. Here's everything you absolutely need to know ahead of the games gigantic next update.

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15 December 2021 -

[10am] - The update has started rolling out on PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles and is believed to be around 4GB's across all platforms. If your not seeing the update show on your games console of choice, you may need to power down and restart your console before trying again. Have fun!

[12am] - Today's the day! Stay tuned for all the updates and guides when The Contract drops this morning.

14 December 2021 -

A bunch of info appears to have leaked, via TezFunz2 (and others) on Twitter. Here is the key details that have come out:

  • 4 Agency locations, cheapest is over 2 million.
  • Agency can be customized with artwork, color, wallpaper, personal quarters, armory and vehicle workshop.
  • 15 new vehicles in total, a few are variants.
  • Story structure is heist-like in, smaller missions/preparations, followed by a finale.
  • You can request perks from Agency contact such as calling in a company SUV, going off the radar, or finding a bike.
  • 3 Weapons, Stun Gun, Compact EMP Launcher and Heavy Rifle.
  • New Granger, Baller, Patriot and Buffalo variants. Some may likely be armored considering the Armory would play a big role of the update.

13 December 2021 -

There are still 2 days to go until the launch of the new GTA Online DLC 'The Contract' but it seems some new artwork may have leaked a tad early.

It seems that Shawn Fonteno (The actor who plays Franklin in GTA V) posted some new Artwork on his Instagram account. This was swiftly deleted (naturally) but not before some players grabbed a screenshot, which appears to show that The Heavy Rifle is coming to GTA Online.

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12 December 2021 -

As many people know, Dr Dre is playing a big part of the new Contract expansion, and he's now revealed a "snippet' of a song coming to the game called 'The Goats' which is also featuring Eminem. Have a listen below:

12 December 2021 -

If you want to take an extended look at the collaboration between Dr Dre and Anderson .Paak, then head over to the latters Instagram page, where you can watch new 1 Minute cutscene from the game.

GTA Online The Contract Release Date

Grand Theft Auto Online The Contract update launches in GTA Online on December 15. Here's a look at what you can expect thanks to the launch trailer.

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GTA Online The Contract - Story Missions

The bulk of the new free dlc will focus on Franklin Clinton, one of Grand Theft Auto V’s three protagonists and well-known rap star, Dr. Dre. Here's the official overview from Rockstar Games.

In the years since he and his accomplices knocked over the Union Depository, renowned Los Santos hustler Franklin Clinton has been making moves of his own.

Welcome to F. Clinton and Partner, a new “celebrity solutions agency” catering to the Vinewood elite in need of solutions to high-society problems.

Franklin needs two things: a reliable partner and a big-ticket, high-profile client. With your longtime LS contact — and newly aspiring cannabis entrepreneur — Lamar Davis making the connection, you can be the partner that helps Franklin take the business to the next level.

Meanwhile on the other side of the city, DJ Pooh has been reaching out to Franklin about an exciting potential client: his close friend, Dr. Dre.

Lost in the shuffle on his way to Cayo Perico last year, it turns out Dr. Dre’s phone isn’t just missing — it’s in the wrong hands. Not only that, but the phone also contains the hottest property in the city: new, unreleased music from Dr. Dre himself. This could be the big break your agency needs.

GTA Online The Contract - New Cars

So far Rockstar Games has confirmed at least two new cars coming to the game. This includes the Dewbauchee Champion and the Enus Jubilee. We suspect these won't be the only two, but for now this is the full rundown of what Rockstar has confirmed will arrive on December 15.

GTA Online The Contract - New Weapons

The brief overview of the DLC from Rockstar Games has also confimed that players will be able to get their hands on a new Compact EMP Launcher and a Stun Gun.

GTA Online The Contract - New Businesses

Whilst Rockstar's initial blog post was fairly light on details it seems as though there will be two new buisness opportunities for players to buy into and make money from when this new update launches. This includes 'The Agency' which we imagine is some sort of record lable run by Clinton. The second business is known as 'The Armory' but there's less info on precisely what this could entail.

GTA Online The Contract - New Music

Although the update will most likely introduce a slew of new Dr Dre tracks, it seems like there are plenty more changes coming to the game's music. Supposedly we'll be getting "an eclectic new radio station from some very special guest hosts", as well as "huge first-of-their-kind updates to existing radio stations including a ton of new and unreleased exclusive tracks from Dr. Dre and a heavy-hitting line-up of artists".

The YouTube trailer also gives a big hint at some of the tracks and artists we can expect to see. Here's the full rundown:

  • ETA (featuring Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, and Anderson .Paak)
  • Dr. Dre (A. Young, J. Pounds, C. Broadus, T. Smith Jr., B. Anderson, B. Sledge, M. Ambrosius, A. Joiner, M. Lee Edwins)
  • WB Music Corp., Ain't Nuthin' Goin' On But F****n Music (ASCAP)
  • Roc Nation Music/Cold Blooded Soul Music (ASCAP)
  • My Own Chit Publishing / EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
  • T'Ziah's Music (BMI) / Administered by Kobalt Publishing Worldwide Warner Geo Met Ric Music, Khlexs Dream and Hard Workin Black Folks Pub Designee (GMR) All rights administered by Warner Geo Met Ric Music.
  • Songs of Peer, Ltd. Obo Uncle BJ’s Music (ASCAP)
  • Nyla’s Mother’s Music / Kobalt Music / Skye High Publishing (BMI)
  • My Mom Started This Music, Ride On Music Co. (BMI)
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