GTA Online summer update is just a few days from launching. The Los Santos Tuners DLC is fast approaching, and will bring with it new cars as well as the LS Car Meet feature. This is a new shared social space for GTA Online where players can show off their tuned up cars and race against other players.
The upcoming GTA Online update will be one of the biggest patch releases of the year for Grand Theft Auto Online.
So when is the GTA Online update out? When is the release date, start time and are there any early patch notes?
Here’s what GTA fans need to know about the next big update release from Rockstar Games…
GTA ONLINE UPDATE – WHEN IS THE RELEASE DATE AND START TIME FOR THE LOS SANTOS TUNERS DLC?
Rockstar Games has confirmed that the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update will have a Tuesday July 20 release date.
In terms of a start time, the Grand Theft Auto makers haven’t revealed what times fans can expect the new patch to drop.
If the Red Dead and GTA makers follow their typical release pattern for the weekly GTA Online updates then the upcoming patch could drop at 9am BST.
For those in other regions that’s 10am CEST, 4am eastern time and 1am pacific.
However, if they choose to follow a similar release schedule for the Red Dead Online summer update – which launched in the past week – then the GTA Online summer update could have a 2pm BST release time.
For those in other regions that’s 3pm CEST, 9am eastern and 6am pacific time.
GTA ONLINE UPDATE – WHAT TO EXPECT FROM LOS SANTOS TUNERS DLC? ARE THERE ANY EARLY PATCH NOTES?
Rockstar Games has released an in-depth rundown of what to expect from the GTA Online Los Santos Tuners update.
The patch will bring with it new cars, the LS Car Meet feature, a Test Track as well as Street Race Series and Pursuit Series.
Here’s some of the new features heading to GTA Online with the Los Santos Tuners summer update…
THE LS CAR MEET
To get started, you’ll need to visit a non-descript, graffitied warehouse on the edge of town in Cypress Flats — listen close and the sound of engines revving might give it away, or look for the makeshift finish line on the road outside. Inside, the LS Car Meet has a “good vibes only” policy, making it a great place to skip the attention of the law and any small-time chumps looking to terrorize the citizens of greater Los Santos.
LS CAR MEET MEMBERSHIP
To start, you’ll unlock a new Reputation progression with new benefits unlocking after each Level. Plus, you’ll get access to the Test Track, a large underground space inside the Car Meet warehouse where you and your friends can drive, drift, and race vehicles freely, without interference from pesky pedestrians or the law. You can also sample new Test Rides in the Test Track – your chance to get behind the wheel of a rotating selection of vehicles and push their limits.
Members will also get to compete in rotating Prize Ride Challenges for the opportunity to win a special Prize Ride and get access to a range of special shops and features — including the Merch Shop, Tattoo Shop, and the Modding Area, where you can show off your customization prowess to other players in real time as you work on your stanced build. Higher level Members can also create a Private Takeover complete with customizable lighting and banner colors to decorate the Car Meet space to your tastes.
Park your attitude (and your weaponized vehicles) at the door and share your love of car culture with some like-minded personalities. Here, you’ll find countless ways to immerse yourself in the beating heart of the scene, show off prized personal vehicles from your collection or check out everybody else’s.
Los Santos Tuners introduces new races inside and outside the Car Meet, each with their own Leaderboards. On the Test Track, you can engage in friendly competitions like Head-to-Head where speed and precision will give you the necessary advantage to best your opponent in a short format race, and Scramble where up to four players race to collect 20 checkpoints. Time Trials around the Test Track give you the chance to put your vehicles through their paces and score your own Personal Record. Up to 30 players will share the track space with you, but contact will be disabled while competing, and members can also go into Private Test Tracks solo. Off the Test Track and throughout the city, there are also new race series for members: Street Race Series and Pursuit Series.
The Street Race Series delivers exactly what it says on the can: bruising competition on creative tracks built on the streets of some of Los Santos’ most scenic neighborhoods, complete with shortcuts that are as much about risk as they are reward. The Pursuit Series offers drivers a more open-ended experience, with checkpoints placed sparsely throughout the map to encourage creative routes — after all, you’ll be competing against your fellow racers, as well as having LSPD’s finest hot on your heels. Meanwhile, Sprint offers a point to point challenge in Freemode with up to three other drivers in a breakneck race from the LS Car Meet out to various locations like LSIA and back.
In the underground world of the Car Meet, Reputation is a valuable commodity. Earn Rep by participating in (and winning) races, daily log in bonuses, putting in time on the Test Track, and even just hanging out at the Car Meet.
Earning Rep gets you an assortment of rewards to elevate your status in the scene — these include unlocking access to all sorts of fashionable gear, flashy new car customization options like new wheels and liveries, as well as Trade Prices on certain vehicles, access to new Race modes, and even the ability to hold your own private Car Meet.
NEW CARS: Karin Calico GTF, Karin Futo GTX, Annis Euros, Vapid Dominator GTT, Annis ZR350, Dinka RT3000, Vulkar Warrener HKR, Obey Tailgater S, Dinka Jester RR, Annis Remus.