After reaffirming its commitment to Grand Theft Auto Online (and GTA 6 at the expense of Red Dead Online), Rockstar Games has just announced one of the biggest updates for the now standalone GTA Online title.
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The Criminal Enterprises is a massive, free content update for Grand Theft Auto Online that will introduce several quality of life changes and improvements to the popular game. It’ll even add more missions, some of which will involve teaming up with the IAA again (in case you didn’t know, the IAA is GTA’s version of the CIA). In fact, one mission will see you go undercover as an unofficial agent as you take down a “notorious oil-rich dynasty” operating in Los Santos.
Do not worry. We weren’t kidding that The Criminal Enterprises is a huge update.
Rockstar has detailed the details of what’s coming to GTA Online on July 26th in a official blog post. The free update will affect everything from old content to all businesses in the game, as well as that heinous Mk. 2 gun-toting jetbike that had players giving up in a fit of rage. Rockstar has also confirmed that the update will make Trade Activities playable in Private Sessions.
Fans have been asking Rockstar for this update for years and it’s nice to see Rockstar listening. At least this update should give GTA fans something to do while they wait for GTA 6.
GTA Online is a great example of a game that recovered after a disastrous launch. The more money GTA Online continues to make for Rockstar, the more the studio is willing to give it the necessary support. The best part is that Rockstar is finally paying attention to the fans. It’s no longer just about adding more stuff into the open sandbox multiplayer game, Rockstar is tweaking and optimizing every last detail.
If Rockstar can maintain a steady stream of quality updates, GTA Online will thrive for years to come.