GTA 5's Christmas Update Out Now, Here's What It Brings [Update]

Christmas is a time for giving (and stealing).

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[Update] Publisher Rockstar has now confirmed the Festive Surprise 2016 event, reiterating all of the below details. In addition, all the content from previous GTA Online Christmas events, including the Firework Launcher will return. Players can also enjoy double RP and GTA$ in the new Turf Wars Adversary mode, and triple RP for participating in the latest premium stunt race, Plummet.

[Original story] Grand Theft Auto V's Christmas update is reportedly out now, bringing new items, bigger rewards, and more to GTA Online.

Twitter user ItsJackFrost reports that the festive season brings a load of Christmas-themed clothes, including some fetching jumpers, available for free. There's also Santa and Gingerbread Man-themed masks, plus up to $50,000 bigger rewards when you sell vehicles stolen from the recent Import/Export update.

Lastly, two new car variants, the Truffade Nero and Nero Custom, are available for purchase, and other items such as custom apartments and a selection of guns get a 25% discount. there will likely be even more included in the festive update; we'll update if we hear more from Rockstar via official channels.

Import/Export, the latest big expansion for GTA Online, was recently released for free, introducing a bunch of new cars and buildings. Meanwhile it has been reported that GTA V has sold over 6 million copies in the UK alone, with around 70 million sales worldwide. It continues to sell well each week.

For more on the giant open-world game, you can check out our Grand Theft Auto V review here; alternatively, check out our list of all the games with Christmas 2016 events and updates.

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