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‘GTA Online’ double RP weekend event now live

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V
Photo courtesy of Take-Two Interactive, used with permission

As a special treat to fans of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar games is now hosting an in-game event that rewards players with double the normal amount of RP to level their GTA Online characters twice as fast. The double RP event is now live and will remain active through Sunday so that players may enjoy the bonus all weekend long. The developer surprised gamers by first announcing the special event on July 31, giving gamers just one day’s notice before the weekend bonus was scheduled to begin.

Unlike previous event weekends in GTA Online, which generally only offer bonus rewards for select activities or specific missions, this weekend’s bonus will extend to all content. This means that fans can will receive twice the usual amount of RP from everything inside the game including all contact missions, races, deathmatches, activities, gang wars, and more.

This weekend will also be the last chance to pick up content from the Independence Day Update since all of the temporary content will be removed when the double RP event ends. This will be the final opportunity for fans to pick up the new vehicles and weapons that were added for the update. Those who have acquired any of the temporary additions, however, will get to keep their purchases. Furthermore, many of the features will remain as permanent fixtures within Los Santos such as the new apartments and new amusement rides that can be found on the pier.

Grand Theft Auto V is out now on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Players on both platforms will be able to enjoy this weekend’s bonus RP event in GTA Online. An upcoming update is expected to finally add online heist missions that will allow fans to cooperatively tackle the robberies together. Rockstar Games is also currently developing an updated version of the game to release on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 later this year.