GTA 5 Celebrates San Andreas' 10-Year Anniversary This Weekend

San Andreas re-releasing on Xbox 360 this Sunday, and three mobile GTA games are currently on sale.


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This Sunday, October 26, marks the 10-year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' release in North America. Rockstar is marking the occasion in a number of ways, the most notable of which is an anniversary event it's hosting in Grand Theft Auto Online.

The San Andreas Anniversary Weekend is now live in GTA V's online mode and runs through October 26. This consists in part of a new limited-time playlist, San Andreas Throwback Jobs, that offers fan-created missions with callbacks to San Andreas. (A list of the missions is available here.) By participating in the playlist, you'll earn double RP and GTA$, similar to past events.

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More interesting is what's happening in free mode, where you'll find special crate drops falling out of the sky for you to claim. These crates hold exclusive t-shirts featuring one of four radio stations from San Andreas (Bounce FM, K-DST, K-JAH, and K-Rose, as pictured above) along with in-game cash and weapons.

Other aspects of the event include 50-percent discounts on green clothing (the color of choice for your gang in San Andreas), BMX bikes, bandanas, and other accessories, as well as a 25-percent discount on lowered-suspension vehicle mods. There's also a Snapmatic contest that you can read more about at Rockstar's website.

Even if you've moved on from GTA V, there are still ways to celebrate the anniversary. As reported earlier this week, Rockstar plans on re-releasing San Andreas on Xbox 360 with 720p graphics, improved draw distances, and achievements on October 26. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to play GTA on the go, you can get the GTA III-era games on the cheap between now and November 9.

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