By now, most of the GTA Online kinks have been worked out, and I’m not just saying this because I happen to have hundreds of thousands of virtual dollars in the bank account of my main character. So with summer here, and the actual environment being too damn hostile to endure for the average gamer, what’s a beach bum to do? Go to a GTA beach party, that’s what!
From Friday through to Sunday this weekend, players can check out the beaches of Vespucci, paleto and Chumash and join in the first Social Club weekend event. There’ll be a bunch of themed playlists available, while free roaming can net you double points to grow your character with thanks to some handy dandy crate drops.
Plus, like a Hunger Game played out in actual city, there’ll be more weapons than usual available in these crates, as well as other cosmetic bonuses.
Here’s a list of the GTA playlists, which I copied and pasted like the lazy bastard that I am from the GTA website:
Special Event Playlist
Available this weekend only is a special Social Club Event Playlist of new Jobs curated to test your mastery of land, air and sea:
- 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.
Remember, you’ll need the Beach Bum pack in order to join in on the event. Which happens to be available for gratis. Now go hit those beaches with a homicidal lust and machine guns blazing. In Port Elizabeth, we call that Tuesday.
Last Updated: November 22, 2013