The GTA Online Beach Bum Update is Now Available

Posted on November 19 2013, 10:06am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Support, Social Club, Games

The world of Grand Theft Auto Online gets even deeper with the Beach Bum update, now available on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In order to keep GTA Online flexible and constantly evolving, the game is built to receive new content in a variety of ways including major paid expansions at specific points across the year, dropping additional content via regular title updates, and even the instant and seamless addition of jobs via the Rockstar Social Club. The Beach Bum content comes via a free update to GTA Online and Grand Theft Auto V's Story Mode as part of the latest automatic Title Update (1.06), so just fire up your console to download it. Alongside additional game tuning (see details below), the Beach Bum update includes:
Take on new Beach Bum Races with the BF Bifta dune buggy, the rugged Canis Kalahari off-road truck or the Bravado Paradise beach camper van. For aquatic-based endeavors, the classic Speeder speedboat is also now available. All four vehicles can also be accessed in Story Mode and are available at no in-game cost. To access them in GTA Online, just visit the in-game website (or for the Speeder).
Also available in both Story Mode and Online (and at no additional in-game cost) are the new SNS Pistol & Broken Bottle - a pair of close range weapons perfect for any beach blanket brouhaha.
This update also features a wide array of new apparel - everything from casual canvas hats to tank tops, t-shirts, board shorts and bikinis in a wide range of styles and colors... plus new hairstyle and tattoo customization options. 
In conjunction with today's Beach Bum update, we're also adding 30 new Jobs to GTA Online today. This includes new beach-themed Races, Deathmatches, Parachutes, Last Team Standings and Gang Attacks, plus the beachfront "Survival on Del Perro Pier" and more.
Along with the new Beach Bum update content, automatic Title Update 1.06 also includes a host of fixes and adjustments for Grand Theft Auto Online, which are listed here:
  • Fixed an issue where the game would delete your personal Vehicle if you have another player in it when you add a Tracker and Insurance.
  • Fixed an issue where players could become stuck on the aerial view when entering GTA Online with cloud servers down and having just launched a mini-game.
  • Fixed an issue where the mission 'Damaged Goods' would start even though it had previously been completed.
  • Fixed an issue where under rare circumstances players couldn't claim back their personal vehicle in GTA Online. 
  • Fixed an issue where under rare circumstances players were able to get the Declasse Sheriff SUV into Los Santos Customs and respray it causing the menus to malfunction.
  • Fixed an issue where in rare circumstances players would lose all personal vehicles after being idle kicked and unable to rejoin an online session.
  • Fixed an issue where players could occasionally get stuck after killing a pedestrian with a golf ball.
  • Corrected an exploit where players would retain their personal vehicle after selling it at Los Santos Customs mod shop by transitioning back and forth between Story Mode and Online.
  • Corrected an exploit where players could keep repeatedly selling a Bati 801 to Los Santos Customs.
  • Corrected an exploit where players were able to duplicate vehicles by accepting a Mission while leaving a high-end garage.
  • Corrected an exploit where a player could start a Team Deathmatch with all players on the same team.
  • Players are no longer able to delete their GTA Online character while the Rockstar cloud servers are unavailable.
Players experiencing any remaining technical issues (or specific issues relating to this new Title Update) are encouraged to visit our support website and get in touch with a member of our support team for proper assistance. You can also hit them up at @RockstarSupport on Twitter.
In tandem with today's Title Update, we've also completed a new round of dynamic tuning on the game. This includes changes to the Bad Sport system and continued balancing of rewards for all different types Jobs. Notable adjustments are listed below:
  • The Bad Sport penalty for destroying personal vehicles has been reduced significantly.
  • Players will no longer receive a Bad Sport penalty when they are in a non-moving tank and other players crash a vehicle into them.
  • The GTA$ and RP rewards for Races, Deathmatches and Parachuting are now based on the average time they take to complete.
  • Players now receive GTA$ and RP rewards when failing a cooperative Job or being a member of the losing team during a Versus Mission, depending on how long the Job / Mission lasts.
  • In Team Deathmatch, all players on a team now receive the same GTA$ and RP rewards, with the winning team getting roughly 4-5x what the losing team receives.
  • Removed some instances of debris in specific Races, including the cardboard from the 'Down the Drain' Race.
  • Deliveries from Pegasus have been reduced from $1,000 to $200.
  • The cost of removing a wanted level by calling Lester has now been scaled based on the amount of stars you have - at a cost of $200 per star.
  • Restricted cars and vehicles that have been added to player garages through exploits have been removed. This includes tanks, helicopters and police vehicles.
  • The following vehicles have been added to the website in-game: BF Dune Buggy, Canis Bodhi, Karin Rebel, Maibatsu Sanchez 2, Vapid Sadler, Vapid Sandking SWB.
  • To eliminate any remaining vehicle loss issues, an additional automatic cloud save will occur when purchasing a vehicle or vehicle modification.
  • Made adjustments to how the player’s Strength stat is calculated.

As we continue to tune and adjust the evolving Grand Theft Auto Online player experience in the weeks and months ahead, we ask that you keep sending us your feedback - just fire over an email to and tell us what you'd like to see implemented in future updates.

  • DJkyle2004on February 15 2016, 5:15pmReplyFlag
    I deleted the beach bum pack and I don't know how to get it back
    • MADDOGE69on December 15 2015, 9:04pmReplyFlag
      I love the new dlc
    • MoneyGoblinon November 27 2014, 3:58pmReplyFlag
      when i logged on gta online my character was level 1 and i used to be level 97 ive played a little bit so im level 11 now but does anyone know how i can get my level back?
      • ZachF5on March 20 2014, 8:33pmReplyFlag
        I am not able to get the new cars on career from the business pack, what do I do to get them?
        • baddodgeramon March 6 2014, 5:17pmReplyFlag
          for the next DLC can you plz plz plz add more muscle cars and add the snow map back plz and add more guns for one of the muscle cars i want a 70"DODGE CHARGER because that is my fav car in the world and let us buy mansions

          • Aroena98on February 21 2014, 11:34amReplyFlag
            how about a jet with place for 2 people? or other jets, like the Russian Migs etc.
            • thatoneperson1on February 14 2014, 7:13pmReplyFlag
              need the ability to lift vehicles, more guns, cheeper vehicle mods, and the ability to mod semi trucks police vehicles and etc.
              • PsykoKittyon February 9 2014, 4:23pmReplyFlag
                A 15-20 car garage would be nice, or at least have it so people can purchase 2 properties. I also like the idea about customizing apartments. Also, car customizations are cool but if we could lift vehicles as well as lower them that would be cool...and the tire smoke colors are getting boring so having a wider variety of colors would be nice. I was also thinking it would be great if we could purchase 1 or 2 businesses kinda like you can in regular story mode...that way we could also have a steady income and it could open up more job opportunities as well..have jobs/missions of things like protecting your business or running errands for it, ec. And finally one more thing..guess you could call it a point of concern. Most of the time I play solo session or closed friend session cus I'm tired of the @$$holes who make it a point to go around killing people just cus they's even worse when they KEEP killing you over and over..this should be considered cheating or harassing or something. The BS needs to stop!
                • PsykoKittyon February 9 2014, 4:30pmReplyFlag
                  @PsykoKitty It makes the game no fun when you cant do what you want cus someone keeps killing you. I know you can deposit all your cash but still wonder sometimes if that does any good cus sometimes money just vanishes. But I've HEARD players tell other players "lets go kill a bunch of other people to get more money and stuff"...explain to me how THAT isnt considered cheating...continuously killing you and taking you honest earned money...sounds like cheating to me!!
                • iRock_Staron May 28 2014, 6:03pmReplyFlag

                  Complain to em' here.
              • warchild078on February 3 2014, 2:06pmReplyFlag
                yes please more biker stuff new bikes like a pan head new vest with biker logos
                • TobinFrost1on January 31 2014, 5:42amReplyFlag
                  We need New vehicles, New weapons, New vehicle mods, New missions, and perhaps more events in the gta world also the issue where i can't join a game with crew members need to be fixed my crew has over 100 people in it and i can't get in a server with them! some compatibility crap
                  • thegreekninja94on January 17 2014, 8:58amReplyFlag
                    How about a MC update R* could add a few new motorcycles and biker clothing, the idea of having a tattoo of the club you ride in on the back of you're character is epic, they could add new guns like a double barrel shownoff shotgun, is it just me and other MC members that want a leather vest or denim vest for they're characters. please R* consider you're Motorcycle Club community
                    • ElezarC23on January 17 2014, 8:39amReplyFlag
                      Where's the zombies at? Like Red Dead Redemption. Or some type of zombie pack, there will definitely be profit if you ask me. There should be hunting modes as well. And more accessory's for your weapons, cars, and house or house's if you catch my drift. Laser attachments, dual mags, and FMJ's would just be pushing it to the next level. And maybe we could have bullet proof windows on our cars and No2. That would just make the game more incredible. I hope Rock star take these ideas in to consideration.
                      • Jake97Ron January 15 2014, 2:56pmReplyFlag
                        how was the sheriff SUV an "issue".. come on R*.. that was cool. it wasn't a cheat of any kind.. why don't you spend less time removing the cool little mistakes in the game and more time getting rid of those disgusting DNS servers
                        • chase_hendrick16on January 14 2014, 1:12pmReplyFlag
                          and if your snapmatic is not working and you have linked your account and all that and it still dose not work how do you fix it
                          • chase_hendrick16on January 14 2014, 1:08pmReplyFlag
                            and you should make it so you can customize your house its kinda boring with all of us having the same exact apartments whats the point of them being more expensive if there is nothing different you should make it like the pay and spray have a list of stuff we can pick out and put where ever we want and that the garages should go up to 20 or have a way to have a few more cars
                            • chase_hendrick16on January 14 2014, 1:04pmReplyFlag
                              give back our rat loaders they are not mod cars in any way they where fun and awesome to have so please put them back in the game
                              • MrCain72on January 13 2014, 1:56pmReplyFlag
                                Ok rockstar, when you took my money, 21,000,000 was honest money and I would like to have it returned to me!! If not, it want be a problem because I'm trading in this worthless game anyway!! It's boring, no new jobs and if I wanted to play team death match I would have paid for call of duty:ghost instead of this!! You made a great game go down the drain and that's a shame!!!
                                • xB4DG4M3rZxon January 12 2014, 4:00pmReplyFlag
                                  I really don't like the modders on GTA Online. A modders dumped $13 billion on me, and I wish for it to be deducted, because I really don't want to be in a cheaters pool. Please help.
                                  • eggman311on January 11 2014, 3:12amReplyFlag
                                    Need some help guys. I just got gta 5 on jan 5 i downloaded the latest update but did i still get the beach bum dlc? im not sure how to access it or if i evan really have it. Your help would be greatly appriciated. Email me if possible
                                    • Dazzy----2009on January 9 2014, 3:03pmReplyFlag
                                      MeanStreet Uk still needs more members i now have 2 comissioners and 5 representitives anybody is welcome headset not required messaging is fine. So aslong as your old enough to play the game Join Us and have fun. Thanks.
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