GTA Online December 22 Update: Itali RSX added & Festive Surprise

GTA Online’s Dec 22 update brings the new Itali RSX Sports Car, snow, other Festive Surprises, and much more. The game is still very much reeling from its massive launch of the Cayo Perico Heist, but Rockstar is relentless in the desire to make GTA Online great.

The long-awaited release of the Cayo Perico Heist finally brought an island extension to Los Santos nearly seven years after the game’s original release. It’s fair to say that lots of people are still making the most of all the new content that the update added.

But Rockstar is certainly not stopping there as they have rolled out another weekly GTA Online update with shiny new items and eye-opening discounts to lure in potential buyers.

Thanks to renowned GTA leaker TezFunz2, here’s everything you need to know about the December 22 update.

GTA Online update & patch notes December 22

New cars: Itali RSX & Veto Modern

As well as vehicles added with the Cayo Perico expansion, GTA Online has now added two more stunning vehicles to own in the form of the Itali RSX and the Veto Modern.

Itali RSX car in GTA Online

The Itali RSX will set you back a whopping $3,465,000, but that’s because it’s a ferocious speedster that will ruin the tarmac with its speed.

Here’s the vehicle’s official description:

Warning: NSFW. There’s a sexy single car in your area looking for a ride. Interested? Just open a private tab and check out these candid pics of the RSX’s sultry bodywork, hourglass waist, soft front, and silken A-line. But before you take it to the next level and see what’s under the hood, turn off your webcam and mute your mic. The conference call you’re ignoring is about to see your o-face.

veto modern in gta online

The Veto Modern is an equally sleek-looking design that makes go-karts premium. It won’t quite burn a hole in your wallet like the Itali RSX, but you’ll still need to fork out $995,000 to own it.

Here’s the official description of it:

So you think you’re worthy of the Veto Modern? You better be. This vehicle is so sophisticated, so sleek, so moderately powerful, that it’s road legal. We think. We haven’t verified that yet…

Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel Reward

If splurging absurd money on exotic new cars isn’t your thing, then you can always rely on the trusty Lucky Wheel to gamble on a posh new ride for cheap.

The legendary Supercar – Tyrus – is up for grabs on the wheel this week. It’s definitely worth having a go at getting, especially as the car is worth $2,550,000!

tyrus car in gta online

Festive Surprise & Still Slipping Los Santos

Snow is in Los Santos! As a yearly tradition, players can bask in a completely white Los Santos as snow will fall for the next few days. Head into GTA Online and you’ll find white for miles around and don’t forget to put down the pistols, pick up a snowball, and enjoy this rare occasion.

It’s well and truly the most wonderful time of year and decorations, snow, and Xmas trees all contribute to this. In addition to the themed scenery, players can expect a free Festive Mask when they login to wear and sing Christmas songs with.

Other login bonuses consist of:

  • Liveries: It’s A Wrap for Akula, Technical Custom, Half-Track, Galaxy For Streiter, Anti-Aircraft Trainer, and Oppressor
  • General log in bonuses: Red Bleeder Festive Sweater, Green Cluckin’ Festive Sweater
  • Brioso 300: Now available for free

Make sure to check shops too as there are masks everywhere to be bought.

Los Santos’s newest radio station is also here to treat your ears. The new experimental station favors the stylings of Electronic, UK Hip-Hop, and Dancehall music.

But there are 10 radio antennas located in Los Santos that you will need to collect in order to make Still Slipping Los Santos listenable across all of the map. Collect the antennas and you’ll get the radio station and a healthy cash bonus too, so make sure you use our guide on where to find the Still Slipping antennas for a $250k GTA Online bonus.

2x GTA Online Rewards & Races

This week Rockstar is offering 2x GTA Cash & RP on In & Out Adv. Mode. We also have information on all the new races and time trials too.

  • Premium Race: Down The Drain
  • Time Trial: Tongva Valley
  • RC Time Trial: Power Station

Major Discounts

Players can expect some major discounts on Executive Offices and any potential renovations with a huge 40% off on certain purchases. There is also 40% off some select cars too.

40% Discounts

  • Blazer Aqua: Buy for $1,053,360
  • Rocket Voltic: Buy for $2,298,240
  • Comet SR: Buy for $1,053,360
  • Pentrator: Buy for $1,053,360
  • Tempesta: Buy for $1,053,360

Prime Gaming Rewards

There are also some pretty cool Prime Gaming Rewards that cost nothing and are here to simply reward you for playing the game.

The rewards offer massive discounts on top-end vehicles and even offers a free upgrade to the new Kosatka Submarine.

  • Free Kosatka Sonar Station
  • Free Sentinel Classic
  • 80% Off Itali GTB ($237,800)
  • 80% Off Itali GTB Custom ($99,000)
  • 80% Off Nightshark ($249,000)

That should just about cover everything in this big new update for GTA Online. This, mixed in with the new Cayo Perico Heist content, should provide GTA Online enthusiasts with a lot of entertainment and cool stuff to do over the Christmas period.

Image credits: Rockstar Games

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