The automatic update for the Independence Day Special also includes the new On Call Matchmaking function. This new option allows players to accept a Job invite and continue playing in Freemode until that Job fills up, reducing time spent idle while waiting for Job to start.
The update includes two new vehicles, the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized and extremely tough Liberator monster truck, perfect for riding roughshod over smaller and weaker vehicles. The update also includes the high-powered Musket, deadly and efficient over long distances. Also included is the new Firework Rocket Launcher.
The update also brings seven new properties to purchase including locations in Paleto Bay and Vinewood Hills.
The ability to place and set off fireworks has been added to the Interaction Menu. Players can purchase 4 different types from Ammu-Nation and then access them in their inventory. Use up to 12 varieties of fireworks with different fuse lengths to create your own fireworks shows.
In addition, down on Pleasure Pier you can now ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster.
This limited-time update also features an overabundance of patriotic flare: show off nationalistic pride with a “Made in the U.S.A.” t-shirt, a backwoods mullet or let the eagle soar with an animal mask featuring this great nation’s most fearsome and majestic creatures.
A few of the many changes implemented in this updated include:
· A player’s Mental State will no longer increase when killing hostile mercenaries. Also, the increase rate for killing Cops who are chasing the player as a result of being wanted has been reduced.
· Mental state will no longer increase for killing players who have a Bounty on their head or for a player defending themselves when they have a Bounty on them.
For the complete list of all the fixes and tuning updates, visit the Rockstar Support site.
This special seasonal content will be available to redeem in-game until Mid-July (we will announce a specific redemption expiration date soon).
To download the Independence Day Special, fire up your online-connected PS3 or Xbox 360 and start GTAV. You’ll be prompted to download the automatic update (1.15) and Xbox 360 players will also be required to download an additional compatibility pack upon entering GTA Online.
And look for details about the upcoming celebratory 4-day Independence Day Weekend Event tomorrow.