Those who have been keeping themselves updated with Grand Theft Auto Online news know by now that the game is set to release a new update called the Cayo Perico Heist. The update — and the tropical island adventure that comes with it — will be available on December 15.
As you may have guessed, the heist is going to take place in Cayo Perico, a luxurious private island where the rich and famous get together to party like there’s no tomorrow. However, the island may be beautiful and seemingly carefree, but there are agendas and hidden secrets underneath it all.
Home to El Rubio, the top narcotrafficker in the GTA Online universe, there’s more to Cayo Perico than meets the eye. Rockstar Games touts the upcoming expansion to be “the biggest GTA Online adventure ever,” which is really saying something.
Of course, an update this significant wouldn’t feel right without a new map, and players will instantly notice this new location in the trailer. To change things up a bit, Rockstar Games has made some changes to how heists in GTA Online work.
In Cayo Perico Heist, players can either do things alone or with the help of three other players. It may not seem like much, but core adjustments such as this could prove to be a significant update that changes the game for the better, making the upcoming Cayo Perico Heist worth playing.
If that alone doesn’t catch your interest, the upcoming update is expected to add a slew of new features and content to the game. For instance, Cayo Perico will be home to a variety of new weapons and vehicles, which players can make use of during the heist.
Asides from the fact that a brand-new underground nightclub will be introduced in this update, there will be new radio stations available as well that will play over 100 songs, giving players a lot of music options to dance and party to while on the island. What’s more, there’s going to be a weaponized submarine! Need I say more?
It doesn’t come as a surprise that GTA Online, despite being out for several years now, still continues to see success, and it’s all thanks to new updates such as this one that further improve the game’s experience.
By introducing a completely new map for this expansion, Rockstar Games is indirectly showing its fans that it’s still more than willing to put in a lot of effort in the online game. Plus, the changes Rockstar has made to the game are advantageous to the player because it gives them the flexibility needed in order to fully enjoy the additional content.
That being said, some fans are beginning to feel like Grand Theft Auto Online is overstaying its welcome, especially since the online title is turning seven this year. As most of us know, the gaming industry has already moved on from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the latest consoles now being the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.
In other words, the fact that Rockstar Games is putting in a lot of time and effort into GTA Online means that the developer now has less time to work on a brand-new Grand Theft Auto title.