Fans of Grand Theft Auto V‘s online multiplayer mode were surprised this week with the launch of another free DLC update that adds lots of new content to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC editions of the game. The Lowriders: Custom Classics Update for GTA Online expands upon the title’s first lowriders DLC to bring users more options to further customize their personal vehicles
Today’s update gives players the ability to modify three more cars at Benny’s Original Motor Works. While GTA V launched with vehicle customization at the Los Santos Customs garage, the addition of Benny’s shop gave users far more control over personalizing their cars with new features such as stereo systems, dashboard mods, and even hydraulics.
To make this further degree of vehicle control possible, only a select number of cars can actually be modified at the advanced garage. Proving their desire to further expand the list of eligible vehicles, the developer confirmed on the Rockstar Newswire blog that the new DLC has introduced more options for Benny’s Original Motor Works.
“Expand your Lowrider collection today with new stock from Benny’s Original Motor Works, as part of GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Check out two more upgradeable muscle cars: the Vapid Slamvan and the brand new Dundreary Virgo Classic. And if that’s not enough, Benny is revisiting one of his favorite rides, the Willard Faction, to offer a new upgrade style that will have you towering over others in your very own Custom Donk.”
For those who aren’t interested in customizing a new lowrider, this week’s new DLC for Grand Theft Auto Online also includes plenty of other additional content. The update adds two new weapons to the stock of Ammu-Nation stores. The design of the new Compact Rifle is ideal for added mobility while still wielding the power of an assault weapon. Players can also pick up a Double Barrel Shotgun for maximum stopping power
Similar to how new customization options for vehicles were added to Benny’s Original Motorworks, users can also now further modify the looks of their in-game avatar thanks to the addition of new clothing items. The update also brings 16 new tattoo options as well as three more hairstyles to help fans customize their GTA Online characters even more.
Finally, Rockstar Games also added a new competitive match type to Grand Theft Auto Online with the inclusion of the Sumo Adversary Mode. Like its namesake, this new mode challenges players to try to force their opponents outside of a designated ring. However, the Grand Theft Auto version of the sport takes place behind the wheel, creating a form of vehicular game of king-of-the-hill as several users try to be the last person to remain in bounds.
“Smash, bash, and dodge the competition in the new Sumo Adversary Mode that has you working (either alone or in teams) to force the opposition out of the designated arena. Whether it’s size, speed, or control, choose a vehicle that suits your style, and be the last team remaining in the arena before the clock runs out to win.”
These regular free DLC updates for GTA Online further strengthen publisher Take-Two Interactive’s stance against releasing annual installments of their most popular franchises. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Take-Two president Karl Slatoff recently spoke out against releasing sequels too close together as it may cause brand fatigue, and as long as Rockstar Games keeps fans interested in GTA Online with new updates, then they don’t have any need to rush out Grand Theft Auto VI.
What part of this week’s new GTA V update do you like the most?
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