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Next 'GTA Online' Update Turns Los Santos Into A Hot Wheels Track

7 July 2016, 1:38 pm EDT By Cameron Koch Tech Times
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It seems like developer Rockstar Games never gets tired of adding new content to Grand Theft Auto V's multiplayer mode GTA Online. Though the game has been out for years now, nearly every month, there is something new and exciting being added to the game, and the game's next free expansion looks to be the most outrageous add-on to date.

Coming July 12, the Cunning Stunts update will transform Los Santos into something more akin to a Hot Wheels race course, with colorful racetracks and insane jumps. Seriously. Here's how Rockstar describes it:

"Stunt Races happen on a massive scale, towering above the Los Santos skyline or soaring between the treacherous blades of RON Alternates Windmill Farm," Rockstar writes on its official news blog. "Vehicles tear upside-down through loops and tubes, launch off ramps with extra propulsion from speed strips, diverge and merge across multiple pathways, and speed through gigantic rings of fire in death-defying new Races."

Do loop-de-loops and boost pads sound anything like GTA Online to you? It seems to have more in common with the hundreds of ridiculous and over-the-top single-player mods that exist for the game, and perhaps that's the point. Rockstar is giving players an official way to embrace the crazy. Performing mesmerizing (and often deadly) vehicle stunts have long been a part of GTA, but this new update will give players an official way to live out their most insane vehicular dreams.

According to the blog post, each racetrack in the new update will be custom-made to match the attributes of specific classes of vehicles. The update will see the introduction of new super cars, sports cars and motorbikes, and in addition, new racing gear like helmets, racing suits and more will be added.

All in all, it looks absolutely bonkers, but it's hard to deny that it also looks like a ton of fun. From the way Rockstar is describing the update, it seems like players will need to enter a specific game playlist or seek out race locations throughout the world, so it won't be like these insane floating racetracks will be around at all times. Rockstar says more details on the update will be coming ahead of its July 12 release. You can read more about the previous update, Finance and Felony, here. Perhaps all these updates are the reason fans haven't yet gotten Red Dead Redemption 2?

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