GTA Online Holiday Event Announced: New Bomb Ball Arena War Mode and Free Gifts

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Rockstar is joining in on the holiday fun! In a press release, Rockstar Games has announced the GTA Online holiday event called the Festive Surprise 2018!

There’s a new mode, free gifts and other stuff for GTA Online players which can be experienced today!

Bomb Ball Mode:

Let’s face it: although you can get behind the naked aggression and anarchic mob-rule, you’ve never truly understood the rules of soccer. Well, new Arena War Mode Bomb Ball gets rid of all those fussy technicalities and restrictions on violence, and boils things down to the real heart of the matter: shoving enormous explosive devices into the other team’s half before they go off. Welcome to the beautiful game.

Now part of the Arena War Series, play anytime between now and January 14th and receive Double GTA$ & RP.

Vapid Clique Free Gift:

With festive decorations adorning Arena Workshops, Nightclubs and other properties across the city, and the rare Southern San Andreas snowfall phenomenon blanketing the streets, please enjoy these Christmas Day treats compliments of Legendary Motorsport and Alan Jerome Productions.

Grotti & Weeny T-Shirts Free Gift:

Play anytime between now and January 7th to receive the Grotti & Weeny T-Shirts free of charge.

Grotti Itali GTO  Out Tomorrow:

When you think of lightweight redesigns, you probably think of carbon fiber bodywork and stripped-out interiors. But that’s just for beginners. Step inside the Itali GTO, and the air you’re breathing has increased hydrogen content for extra lift. For even more of an edge, consider shaving your body hair and removing at least one kidney, because sometimes you have to suffer for perfection.

The Grotti Itali GTO will be available starting December 26th exclusively from Legendary Motorsport.

Double GTA$ & RP on Arena War Series and Other Modes:

In addition to the Arena War Series continuing to pay out 2X GTA$ & RP, jump into any of the following activities through January 7th to reap double rewards:

  • Client Jobs (Terrorbyte Missions)
  • Biker Contract Missions
  • Gunrunning Sales
  • Special Cargo Sales
  • Smuggler’s Run Cargo Sales

Plus, earn Double GTA$ on Nightclub income and treat your Bodyguards and Associates to a holiday bonus with Double GTA$ Salaries.

Finally, here’s the rest of the GTA Online holiday event calendar, along with the list of discounted items in the game.

In addition to the festively adorned Vapid Clique, play today and also receive a bounty of Christmas Day gifts that includes the Up-n-Atomizer Pistol, Liveries for Chernobog, the Slasher Festive Sweater, and enough throwable explosives to start a large-scale conflict. Then, play every day this week to receive even more holiday gifts:

Dec. 25 – Vapid Clique, Up-N-Atomizer Pistol, Slasher Festive Sweater, 5 Festive Liveries for the Chernobog, Firework Launcher w/ 10 Firework Rockets, 25 Sticky Bombs, 25 Grenades, 5 Proximity Mines, 5 Molotovs, Full Snacks & Armor
Dec. 26 – Blue Bleeder Festive Sweater & Festive Liveries for the Mammoth Avenger
Dec. 27 – 
Green Slaying Festive Sweater & Festive Liveries for HVY Barrage
Dec. 28 – 
Hail Santa Festive Sweater, Free Nagasaki Buzzard & Festive Liveries for the APC
Dec. 29 – 
Blue Cluckin’ Festive Sweater & Festive Liveries for Buckingham Akula
Dec. 30 – 
Merry Sprunkmas Festive Sweater & Festive Liveries for Comet Safari
Dec. 31 – 
New Year’s Eve Gift (Black & Red Bones Festive Sweater, Fireworks and more), free HVY Insurgent Pick-Up & Festive Liveries for the Pegassi Oppressor
Jan. 1 – 
New Year’s Day Gift (Red Bones Festive Sweater, Fireworks and more)

Holiday Discounted Items:

Through January 7th, get a leg up on your Organization’s profits with up to 5o% off the following:

  • Hangars – 50% off
  • Bunkers – 35% off
  • Mobile Operation Centers – 35% off

Take 25% off ALL Smuggler’s Run Aircraft, including:

  • Buckingham Alpha-Z1
  • Buckingham Howard NX-25
  • Buckingham Pyro
  • Mammoth Mogul
  • Mammoth Tula
  • Nagasaki Havok
  • Nagasaki Ultralight
  • Western Company Rogue
  • Western Company Seabreeze
  • FH-1 Hunter
  • LF-22 Starling
  • P-45 Nokota
  • P-996 Lazer
  • RM-10 Bombushka
  • V-65 Molotok

And for the same period take 25% off ALL Gunrunning Weaponized Vehicles:

  • BF Dune FAV
  • Bravado Half-track
  • Declasse Weaponized Tampa
  • HVY Insurgent Custom Pick-Up
  • Nightshark
  • Karin Technical Custom
  • Ocelot Ardent
  • Pegassi Oppressor
  • Vom Feuer Anti-Aircraft Trailer

Not a bad way to ring in the holidays, no? Now go log in and get those sweet gifts!