GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars - Release date, new features, platforms, and everything we know

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The Liquor Ace bar in Blaine County in GTA Online.

The GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars expansion is here, and diehard fans of Rockstar's game cannot wait! After last year's The Contract DLC saw the return of Franklin as well as the addition of Dr. Dre himself, expectations are high for this latest story-driven dose of GTA Online action.

In this hub, we'll break down everything you need to know about the GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars expansion. That includes its release date, all the new content you can get your hands on, and crucially how much it costs.

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For even more, check out our GTA Online weekly update guide to see all the new content dropping every week. We've also got a look at the podium car this week, as well as some tips on how to make money fast in GTA Online.

When is the GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars release date?

The GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars expansion released on December 13, 2022. As such, you can dive into the new expansion right now.

In terms of a release time, Los Santos Drug Wars came out at 4am ET/9am BST. This is when the GTA Online weekly updates roll around, so we didn't expect any different for this expansion.

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What is included in GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars?

Despite GTA 6 being well into production, Rockstar is clearly still giving GTA Online a lot of support. That's evident by taking a look at all the new content coming in the Los Santos Drug Wars expansion.

It's a two-part expansion which also adds on the existing narrative of GTA Online. After Franklin reappeared in The Contract, this time around we'll meet up with Nervous Ron, Trevor's friend in Blaine County.

Rockstar is still playing coy on the specifics of the first part of this expansion, but we fortunately do know what sort of additions to look out for.

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Part one of Los Santos Drug Wars will include a new business enterprise, vehicles, missions, and upgrades to level up your character. With the expansion so close to releasing, though, it won't be long until we see exactly what those are.

Specifically, we know that the first half of Los Santos Drug Wars will include new story-driven missions mostly focused on Nervous Ron and Blaine County. You can also look out for at least three new cars, as well as some behind-the-scenes tweaks like the addition of ray-tracing on next-gen consoles. The new cars are as follows:

  • Declasse Tahoma Coupe
  • MTL Brickade 6x6
  • Classique Pontoon Coupe
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What platforms will GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars release on?

The Los Santos Drug Wars expansion is on all the platforms that currently support GTA Online. Those are PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Therefore, there's no reason for you to miss out on all the new content!

How much does GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars cost?

As with all other GTA Online expansions, this one is completely free of charge. All you'll need to do is download the update upon its release, and the exciting new content will be ready for you to try out.

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GTA Online has only ever used Shark Cards as the main paid expansion, so fans will no doubt rejoice in seeing the Los Santos Drug Wars expansion also being free.

That's it for our look at the GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars DLC! While you're here, feel free to also check out our Apex Legends tier list and best guns list.