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GTA 5 Adds New Parachuting Multiplayer Mode

Plus, Benny's gets an update as well.


Rockstar Games has announced and released a new gametype for Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer mode for Grand Theft Auto V. Called DropZone, the Adversary Mode sees teams of paratroopers jumping out of helicopters (called Cargobobs in GTA V) and then racing back to earn to control a piece of land.

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"No man is an island here," Rockstar said. "Players will need to attack and defend as a unit."

DropZone supports four teams and up to 16 players at once. It sounds like a rush.

"This mode is fast, chaotic, and prone to huge swings in fortune," Rockstar said. "First team to hold the drop zone for a total of two non-continuous minutes wins. There are five Drop Zone maps, each requiring a unique approach to deal with changes in terrain and cover."

The maps are located at Pillbox Hill, Richman College, Elysian Island, the Mirror Park cul-de-sac, and the Sisyphus Theater. DropZone is only available for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of GTA Online.

The new GTA Online update also introduces changes to Benny's Original Motor Works, the in-game shop for lowriders. You can now bring the cars Karin Sultan and Bravado Banshee to the shop and upgrade them into the Karin Sultan RS and the Bravado Banshee 900R, which are "high-performance wide-body" race car versions.

"When fully modded, the Sultan RS and the Banshee 900R can even compete with top tier Supercars like the Zentorno and T20," Rockstar said.

As Rockstar often does when updates are released, the developer is celebrating the launch of DropZone and the Benny's updates by offering Double GTA$ and RP and in-game discounts this coming weekend. More details will be announced later.

Finally, Rockstar teased that a Valentine's Day event is coming to GTA Online next month. "Keep an eye on GTA Online next month for some items you're sure to fall in love with..." the studio said.

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