Rockstar reveal GTA Online's Independence Day update

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We may still be a few days away from the 4th of July, but Rockstar is getting into the spirit of things by releasing the “Independence Day Special” update for Grand Theft Auto Online.

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The update brings a host of new content with exactly the level of understated tactfulness we’ve come to expect from the game that perhaps best embodies the American spirit.

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New vehicles added to the game include the Sovereign motorbike, and Liberator monster truck – and new weapons include an 18th century-style musket and a firework rocket launcher. Nice. Clothing updates include a “Made in the USA” t-shirt, a “backwards mullet” (whatever that is) and, umm, animal masks.

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Seven new properties have also been added to the game for players to buy with in-game cash. Apparently they’ll all have yard space where you can trigger a fireworks display. If that isn’t enough fun, you can also head down to the pleasure pier and ride the rollercoaster or ferris wheel.

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More boringly, the update also brings with it the standard bug fixes and minor updates. Though one interesting new feature is what they call “on call matchmaking”, that after accepting a job you can continue to play in free mode until the game actually starts to save hanging around bored in the game lobby.

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The update is apparently only available for a limited period (Rockstar haven’t specified exactly when) but is available now – so get downloading!

By James O'Malley | July 1st, 2014