New GTA 5 Online Update Arrives With Sumo Wrestling Car Mode and More
"Utility vehicles ain't all about utility."
[UPDATE] Rockstar Games has now announced more details on the new GTA Online update, called Lowriders: Custom Classics, and released a trailer for it. In addition to the new car customization options (Vapid Slamvan, Dundreary Virgo Classic, Willard Faction, Custom Donk), the update brings the Compact Rifle and the Double Barrel Shotgun. "Both new weapons can be used during drive-bys," Rockstar said in the announcement.
Additionally, new clothing options are now available, as well as 16 new tattoo designs. There are also three new hairstyles for each gender.
On top of all of that, a new Adversary Mode called Sumo is out now. It sounds like sumo wrestling, but with cars. Here is the description:
"The new Sumo Adversary Mode has players working (either alone or in teams) to force the opposition out of the designated arena. Whether it's size, speed, or control--players must choose a vehicle that suits their playstyle and be the last team remaining in the arena before the clock runs out to win."
The original story is below.
You can now order new cars and then deck them out with new flair to make them become the Faction Custom Donk, Slamvan Custom, and Virgo Classic Custom. Images of these new custom cars are available above, while reports on Twitter suggest the update also comes with new guns and maybe more.
Presumably, Rockstar will make a further announcement today about the new update. Keep checking back with GameSpot to learn more.
GTA Online is free, but players have the option of spending real-world money for virtual items. Recently, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff explained the company's take on microtransactions.
"When you put up roadblocks, and that's how you monetize--that might work in a casual context, that sort of repetitive, addictive-type behavior--but we don't believe it works at all and doesn't really have a place in the context or core gaming," Slatoff said. "So you have have to enable people to enjoy and play the game and content that you offer to them is either enhances that gameplay experience but is not necessarily required to enjoy the game. It enhances it and it enhances it in a meaningful way."
In other news about GTA V, the Take-Two vs. Lindsay Lohan lawsuit is moving forward and has gotten ugly.
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