GTA5 Party This Weekend!


Before we all call it a weekend and before you rush out to grab an Xbox One – don’t forget this weekend marks the release of Grand Theft Auto 5’s Beach Bum update – adding new missions and much more to GTA Online.


The Vespucci Beach Party promises a special Social Club Event Playlist – comprising of ten new activities for you to compete online with. If you complete all ten, if you come out ranking best amongst your competitors you could win yourself some special vanity plates for your car.

Here’s the full list of what’s going to be available for players who choose to join the party on the loading screen this weekend. Complete with Rockstar’s descriptions:

View of Vespucci (Parachute)
Show some Vespucci beach bums the true meaning of ‘spaced out’ with this steep parachute descent from 2980ft. See how many checkpoints you can hit before opening your ‘chute.

Up the Creek (Bike Race)
Dirt bike point to point going along Cassidy Creek and ending at the Alamo Sea. Shred from gravel and pavement to the beachfront and try to trump the rest for fame and fortune.

Water Rings (Sea Race)
A challenging and scenic boat race weaving around the islands North of Paleto Bay. Tip: Look out for a ramp to help you get one over on your competitors.

Vespucci Beachfront (Team Deathmatch)
Stop the gentrification of Vespucci Beach dead in its tracks with this Team Deathmatch around and on top of the businesses along the beachfront.

Grass Route II (Race)
In this sequel to the original popular Grass Route Race, go off-road in an epic heat starting on the North bank of the Zancudo River through the treacherous wetlands with a triumphant finish on the beach in North Chumash.

Sundae Driving (Bike Race)
Sure to be a new fan-favorite motorbike race, menace Vespucci Beach on your two-wheel rocket, taking breakneck corners as you try and best the competition.

Procopio Beach (Team Deathmatch)
Home to an infamous truck stop, Procopio Beach has long been known as a place where people come to blow off steam, and this Team Deathmatch along the shoreline at the foot of Mt. Gordo is no exception.

Gone Coastal (Sea Race)
Hug the coastline, pull off some breakneck turns and leap over treacherous rocks and islets in this rough race that starts in the LS River and takes you through the Palomino Highlands on the East Coast.

Turn the Tide (Race)
In this off road Race along the coast, up to sixteen speed demons leg it out across Procopio Beach and the North coast down through Paleto State Beach to Paleto Cove.

The Cove (Parachute)
Enjoy the stunning vistas as you rapidly descend towards Paleto Cove by Mount Chiliad… but not so much that you forget to open your chute. Prepare for a long free fall from 7500ft, weaving and diving between checkpoints and the drop zone.

There’s also going to be updates to Free Roam Mode – which will see more Event Crate Drops containing more than double the usual amount of RP – great for anyone still grinding their way through the online levelling system to access the better stuff. The crates will also contain better weapons, cash and clothing.

Maybe Forza 5 and Ryse can wait a few more days…

James O’Malley
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