Grand Theft Auto Online DLC launching November 19

Beach Bum expansion will add new weapons, vehicles, Jobs, and customization options.

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The Beach Bum expansion for Grand Theft Auto Online will be released on November 19, Rockstar Games announced today. The expansion adds new weapons, vehicles, Jobs, and customization options. It will be delivered as part of the game's next title update (1.06).

New Jobs featured in the Beach Bum expansion include beach-themed Races, Deathmatches, Parachutes, Last Team Standing, Survivals, and Gang Attacks. The "Survival on Del Perro Pier" Job tasks players will fighting off waves of enemies, while the "View of Vespucci" parachuting mission has players weaving through palm trees in an attempt to land on a basketball court.

Check out the full post on the Rockstar Newswire for more.

New vehicles coming to GTA Online next week include the BF Bifta dune buggy, the Canis Kalahari off-road truck, the Bravado Paradise beach camper van, and the Speeder speedboat. All vehicles are free and will also be included in Story Mode for Michael, Trevor, and Franklin.

The Beach Bum expansion also adds new weapons, including the SNS Pistol and the Broken Bottle melee weapon. Both are free and will also be added to players' inventories in Story Mode.

Lastly, new character customization options will be available through the Beach Bum expansion, including board shorts, neon surfer attire, tribal tattoos, and shaggy hair.

The Beach Bum expansion for GTA Online is the first of many new content updates Rockstar is working on for the open-world game to be released in the upcoming weeks and months. News about the game's Content Creator, cooperative Heists, new Capture the Flag mode, and Story Mode "updates" will be announced "soon."

For more on GTA Online, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

36 comments
DemocraticTroll
DemocraticTroll

Wait free?, lol that's good phew i thought R* turned into EA before.

NicAgent
NicAgent

This free content is great and all, but there's something to consider: this game may soon be completely ruined forever.  The cause?  A simple towtruck...

da_illest101
da_illest101

Thank god they didn't patch the money glitch, I would have stop playing a long time ago

jekyll
jekyll

Disappointed that Capture the Flag is still not ready; that's multiplayer 101. If they're going to get people to put down their PS4s and Xbox Ones after this month, they'd better have some really spectacular stuff with achievements tied to it. So many of us will leave our 360s and PS3s hooked up after getting new consoles and say "oh, I'll still use it for new GTA5 stuff," but we know must of us will get sucked in by Ghosts and DR3 and Forza 5 and our old consoles will collect dust.

Rockstar shafted us all by putting out this game so close to next gen. And the ultimate irony is if they hadn't tried to stuff so much into online (most of which none of us cared about or asked for) it likely would have been a more stable and fun experience and maybe the whole game could have come out earlier.

GIF
GIF

Cant wait for cooperative heists

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

Well that's just... meh.  Is this GTA or SIMs.

Arthas045
Arthas045

So this expansion/DLC is free in the title update?

joseanrodrigue9
joseanrodrigue9

make some good mission like one grp cover the out side for cop or w/e and the othe team go in the place and get what they need you know how intense them mission like that are and ad timing record the faster you get it done the bigger the pay out but at leas make the smalles pay out 10,000

joseanrodrigue9
joseanrodrigue9

what they need to do is remove the lts from mission categorie because is not a mission is a death match i am sick of it every time i get on quick job i get them dam lts like come on really  them i have to wait till it load up so i can leave the dam lobby

plaintomato
plaintomato

People actually do that stuff? I thought the only two things to do were:

1) Grind Criminal Records to get access to higher level stuff

2) Make your own fun because the in game activities either aren't that fun or don't pay

They do a really good job of not emphasizing the best aspects of the game. For example, if when Simeon requested a "specific" vehicle it actually paid out a lot like $20k and 5000 RP, all hell would break loose with everyone going for it. Instead everyone is grinding Criminal Records.

Jcray21
Jcray21

GREAT!! Just in time for me to be playing AC 4 and NBA 2K14 on PS4!!!

Butt_Chunx
Butt_Chunx

If you were smart like me, you will just wait for a next-gen Game Of The Year edition.

JediMasterJ42
JediMasterJ42

Things I don't care about: Everything they just announced... I mean come on, another pistol and a broken bottle? Wow how exciting! More clothes for my character? Don't care at all. More slow shtty vehicles? Not interested. New parachute missions? Does anyone actually enjoy the parachute missions? I can't believe they haven't done away with those yet. We want heists - we want content creator - we want no friendly fire mode! 

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

Idk if it's just me but after the 1.05 update it's been hard for me to find a session. And I'm getting stuck in the clouds again like when gta online first started... smh this shit is killing it for me. Looks like I might get a ps4 at launch after all. C'mon R* wtf!?

feared4power
feared4power

when are we going to get ice crown citadel raid we must bring an end to the lich king terrorizing the people of los santos.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

WE WANT HEISTS!!!!

Kurushio
Kurushio

That's nice and even appreciated, but i think most people are waiting for heists and hoping that it will be a decent payout. Nearly every mission has been nerfed getting half or even a quarter of the original payout. I'm guessing the more people in the heist the lower the payout, but it should be at least 40-60K per player with no half pay on subsequent runs after. I have fun on GTA Online, but it just seems like the whole point is to grind the same things over to level up and get money. There isn't much of a story and the best fun bits are the occasional odd glitches and up to the players own imagination.

runtheplacered
runtheplacered

@SingletreeAve 

It's GTA.  How does this sound like the Sims in anyway what so ever?  I don't even like GTA Online, but come on.  Or did the Sims suddenly start getting weapons and performing heists?

jekyll
jekyll

@plaintomato And the Stimulus exacerbated the issue of Simeon's vehicles being not cared about. Except to get the platinum I don't care anymore. 

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@plaintomato I agree about simeons jobs..well its the same for all missions really, they just dont pay out enough, it seems pointless when i can earn 10k in just over a minute doing races to spend 10 minutes on a mission which will give me 3k

Sir_Claude
Sir_Claude

Rockstar will release a Pc version,but they already stated they have no plans whatsoever to bring V to next-gen consoles... so you are probably not as smart as you think xD

bouff
bouff

@JediMasterJ42 only thing I'm exited about is the Survivor. it be cool to have another one. but your right the content creator should be very soon (before Xmas I hope)

kevindm215
kevindm215

@JediMasterJ42 I seem to be the only one who enjoys the parachuting:( I'd like all the clothes that are in the single player online tho, miffed that they ain't on already. screw the pistol and broken bottle tho

jekyll
jekyll

@freedom01 At this point, who cares about heists? They'd be fun, but we all have enough money to get what we need (and in most cases, want) already. Heists are only useful if there's decent stuff to spend the loot on, and most of us have pimped out rides and good apartments already.

jekyll
jekyll

@Kurushio The whole point so far seems to be Rockstar pushing us to do what they want us to do and making it impossible to do what we want to do. God forbid I could easily just do races or deathmatches for a few hours like back in GTA IV; half the time you do either, none of the six options to vote for afterward are the same mode. Instead of being in a new match of the mode I want in about a minute, it's five, ten, fifteen minutes of begging people to join if you host or hoping you luck into a decent lobby that actually fills with people instead of stalls.

Coren_Larken
Coren_Larken

@Kurushio This is the truth. The biggest thing I looked forward to during the announcements was the heists. As of now, there isn't much that's close to it is in the multiplayer. I enjoy it, but have to play in short spurts.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

@runtheplacered @SingletreeAve Don't see anything about new heists, which would be a cool addition to single-player.  Mostly just playing on beach... racing and parachutes.  Combat is too weak to care about new weapons and multiplayer modes.  So we're left with board shorts, neon surfer attire, tribal tattoos, and shaggy hair.  Sounds like Sims.

plaintomato
plaintomato

@GamerLegend10 @plaintomato Yeah, the problem with the missions is that they aren't as fun as the open world and they actually kind of take you out of the open world.

The real open world where the most fun things happen (like Simeon's specific car jobs, bounties, and creative chaos) - it's just a lobby. They need to make the stuff that happens in the open world happen more, pay well, and pull open world players together, because that is where the fun is.

The fun is not in wait times to get a few people to join into a parachuting activity, beach themed or not. Most of those activities are dead and only get up-voted because people think they're being polite to other players by up-voting a stupid job.