The latest free update for Grand Theft Auto V's GTA Online mode is now available. With this installed, PC, PS4, and Xbox One players can all take on The Doomsday Heist, a brand-new online heist for GTA Online and the biggest piece of content Rockstar has rolled out for the mode to date.
[Update: It turns out the update holds more than we thought, as it also includes a new Red Dead Redemption 2 tie-in mission of sorts, seen in the video above.]
Rockstar describes The Doomsday Heist as a "massive new adventure" in which players will team up to thwart "a plan so diabolical it could end life as we know it." The heist spans three acts, each of which "involves negotiating multiple ruthless Freemode prep missions, tactical setup operations, and experimental weapons and vehicles." Rockstar says that all three acts of The Doomsday Heist end in an "over-the-top finale" that will net you a hefty payoff.
In order to participate in the new heist, one of your crew members will need to own "one of the previously undisclosed IAA facilities hidden under Southern San Andreas." That will give you access to the advanced planning room that maps out how to complete each new mission. Players who own the facility also get the option to have either their own Strike Team or Orbital Cannon, a devastating weapon "capable of immolating any patch of ground that incurs your wrath."
In addition to the new heist, today's update introduces "dozens" of new weapons, vehicles, clothing options, and other content to GTA Online, such as your own Mammoth Thruster jetpack and The Avenger, a turreted aircraft capable of vertical take-off. Other new vehicles available in GTA Online now include:
- Thruster (Warstock)
- Deluxo (Warstock)
- Stromberg (Warstock)
- RCV (Warstock)
- Chernobog (Warstock)
- Barrage (Warstock)
- Akula (Warstock)
- Khanjali (Warstock)
- Volatol (Warstock)
- Comet Safari (Legendary Motorsport)
- Ocelot Pariah (Legendary Motorsport)
- Coil Raiden (Legendary Motorsport)
- Ubermacht SC1 (Legendary Motorsport)
- Vapid Riata (Southern San Andreas Super Autos)
- Declasse Yosemite (Southern San Andreas Super Autos)
Finally, Rockstar has added eight new Achievements and Trophies to earn. The developer has brought back Criminal Mastermind challenges for all three acts of The Doomsday Heist, as well. Each finale mission also has Elite Challenge objectives for an even steeper challenge and additional rewards.
The Doomsday Heist is the first new online heist Rockstar has introduced since the missions were first introduced in 2015. It's available to play for free for all Grand Theft Auto V players and is one of the many new content updates Rockstar has rolled out this year, including the aircraft-centric Smuggler's Run expansion.