The GTA Online Independence Day Special – Now Available

Posted 4 weeks, 2 days ago | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

From Paleto Bay to the Port of Los Santos and everywhere in between, it’s time to celebrate the birthplace of freedom with The Independence Day Special (in association with Ammu-Nation) for Grand Theft Auto Online.

Demonstrate your exceptionalism and own the road from sea to shining sea with two new star spangled rides, the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck. And protect your rights the same way our Founding Fathers did with the latest addition to Ammu-Nation's antiques collection, the high-powered Musket... or channel your inner Jack Howitzer with the spectacular Firework Rocket Launcher.

Seven new properties have also been added to the Dynasty 8 rolls, including locations in Paleto Bay and Vinewood Hills that provide plenty of yard space to scorch the grass with your very own Fireworks show. Use up to 12 varieties with different fuse lengths to create a spectacle that would make even the most battle-hardened Republican Space Ranger shed a tear. If you prefer rickety amusements operated by minimum wage teenage workers over incendiary lawn displays, then venture down to Pleasure Pier where you can now ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster.

This limited-time update also features an overabundance of patriotic flare: show off nationalistic pride with a "Made in the U.S.A." t-shirt, a backwoods mullet or let the eagle soar with an animal mask featuring this great nation's most fearsome and majestic creatures.


For the duration of The Independence Day Special seasonal content period, Special Crate Drops will contain 6 different Beer Hats and an exclusive Statue Of Happiness t-shirt. Keep an eye out for messages about Crate Drops in your in-game feed and watch for the plane on the map in the pause menus to find the drop zone.


The Independence Day Special includes 17 new GTA Online Jobs to play. Three New Contact Missions are available from the Start Menu (once you meet the rank requirement you'll receive a phone call from the associated Contact:

Hard Labor (Contact: Gerald, Rank 19, 1-4 Players)
"I’ve got some competition based at a construction site in La Puerta. If the head of the crew had an accident, maybe they won’t be so competitive, you get me? Go to the site, clap the dude, I’ll make it worth your while."

Time to Get Away (Contact: Madrazo, Rank 20, 1-2 Players)
"The cops have my cousin, El Estupido, surrounded. He’s under siege at a farm in Paleto Bay. Two of you get him, and escort him to his chopper at McKenzie Airfield in Grapessed. You’ll be rewarded."

Pickup Sticks (Contact: Madrazo, Rank 21, 1-4 Players)
“I’ve got my hands on one of my rivals’ delivery lists. You’re going to be provided with a helicopter, and you’re going to collect all their product after they drop it off, then I can sell it instead. Bring me the packages, I’ll cut you in.”

There are also 14 new Jobs across various game modes:

Across the Wilderness (Rank 1, 1-8 Players)
Discover the great outdoors like your pioneer ancestors did before you, even if that means killing whoever gets in your way. An off-road point to point Race through the Paleto forest with a large jump.

Americana (Rank 20, 1-8 Players)
You’ve been illegally downloading albums for years, so why not finish off the music industry for good. Skip the ticket line, and parachute into the Vinewood Bowl from 6,000 ft.

Contend: Pyrotechnics (Rank 1, 4-16 Players)
Fight for what really matters at the Vinewood Bowl. The team waving the most flags for freedom at the end gets the award for patriotism. The other teams get deported to the land of bad teeth and worse food.

Falling Fast (Rank 11, 1-8 Players)
Parachute from 4,210 ft. and try to land on the roof of the Burger Shot in Vespucci for 4th of July burgers.

Grand Senora Desert LTS (Rank 19, 2-16 Players)
USA! USA! USA! Only one side can win this desert Last Team Standing, but if you back America you’re sure to pick the winner. Head for the rocks if you want to put on a good fireworks display, and try not to get caught out in the unforgiving open.

GTA: Land of the Free (Rank 1, 4-16 Players)
Every 4th of July party needs red meat, beer, heart disease, and a monster truck. Only there’s just one monster truck, and you’re not going to share it (you’re not French). Four teams with off-road vehicles fight to get the truck, and make their BBQ one to remember.

Guns and Gasoline (Rank 11, 1-8 Players)
Parachute jump for beginners. Starts at 4130 ft., takes in views of the Land Act Dam, and lands between a gun shop and gas station. Kind of perfect.

Mud, Sweat and Gears (Rank 8, 1-8 Players)
Fill your cooler with some Logger Lites, grab your hunting rifle, and throw them in the back of your monster truck. It’s time to go back to nature and remember what this nation is all about. Point to point race on dirt roads crossing creeks and going over Mount Josiah.

Panic Attack (Rank 1, 2-16 Players) 
Hot dogs! Get your hotdogs! And by hotdogs we mean bullets to the face. This will be a tailgate party to remember in the Maze Bank Arena parking lot. Explosive Team Deathmatch for up to 16 players.

Raid: Bunker Thrill (Rank 1, 2-16 Players)
It’s a holiday, it’s hot outside, you’re drunk, of course your not-so-historical re-enactment of the Battle of Bunker Hill is going to go “method” and turn into a real battle with real dead bodies. A team with a monster truck try to hold the hill, while another team with a Mesa try to raid the camp.

Road Tripping (Rank 1, 2-12 Players)
Road trips aren’t just three gallon energy drinks, sex with truck drivers, and voiding your bowels on the side of the highway. They’re a great American tradition. Celebrate it with this death match along Route 68 - frantic team skirmish among motor hotels of Southern San An for up to 12 players.

Swamp Monster (Rank 15, 1-8 Players)
America isn’t just a place, it’s an idea. Show nature who’s boss by crushing it under your sixty inch tires, and spewing exhaust in its face. Lap Race for monster trucks in area of natural beauty, but not for much longer, Lago Zancudo.

Tour the Lake (Rank 8, 1-8 Players)
From sea to shining sea - appreciate the scuzzy, meth ravaged, recession-beaten beauty of this great nation with a point to point for Sovereign bikes. Starts at the Alamo Sea and ends at the Alamo Sea.

We Have Lift-off (Rank 8, 1-8 Players)
The cops watch the roads for drunk drivers every holiday, so keep to the hills with this lap Race on the desert slopes outside Sandy Shores. Use monster trucks for the terrain and for crushing cop cars if they do find you.

This special seasonal content will be available to redeem in-game until Mid-July (we will announce a specific redemption expiration date soon). The automatic update for the Independence Day Special also includes additional game tuning updates and other adjustments, including the new On Call Matchmaking function. This new option allows players to accept a Job invite and continue playing in Freemode until that Job fills up, reducing time spent idle while waiting for a Job to start. For the complete list of all the fixes and tuning updates, visit the Rockstar Support site.

To download the Independence Day Special, fire up your online-connected PS3 or Xbox 360 and start GTAV. You'll be prompted to download the automatic update (1.15) and Xbox 360 players will also be required to download an additional compatibility pack upon entering GTA Online.

And look for details about the upcoming celebratory 4-day Independence Day Weekend Event tomorrow.

  • R* L4 weeks, 2 days agoFlag
    Hey all, great to see you’re enjoying the update.

    As mentioned in the post, all of the new content will be available to purchase in-game until mid-July. Stay tuned for an exact expiration date, which we'll announce soon. For those who are asking, anything you purchase will remain in your inventory after the expiration date. You will be able to use any Fireworks or Firework Launcher ammo still in your inventory after the expiration date, but you will not be able to purchase any additional Fireworks or Firework Launcher ammo after that date. The Firework Launcher will remain in your inventory but you will not be able to select it once you have run out of ammo. Meanwhile, the seven new properties and the ability to ride the Pleasure Pier rides are permanent additions to GTA Online.

    For those with GTA Online wishlists, please send them on over to, where our devs actively read player feedback for consideration.

    Also, for anyone experiencing any sort of technical issues, the place to get help is where your issue likely exists as Support article you can subscribe to for automatic updates. You can also contact the Support Team on Twitter:

    For those asking about the Beer Hats, Special Crate Drops containing Beer Hats are still available in-game and will be until the expiration of all Independence Day Special content.
  • shelleur12 hours, 18 minutes agoReplyFlag
    if the monster truck will stay to purchase aftter the dlc ??
    • next dlc they should like do a army dlc
      • i think yall should make a dlc in las venturas add the new camero to cars and nitro and car mounted guns and the ability to put more than on crew emblem and let us buy a crew burrito van
          • robotwars721 hours, 49 minutes agoReplyFlag
            @3than.26 you cry, when updates are limited time, but when they increase the duration, you want them to end.. how are Rockstar supposed to win?
        • JamaicanKidd3191 day, 18 hours agoReplyFlag
          I think you guys should make it where we can set up matchs with snow instead that one time thing during Christmas. Also i would like to see a Drug Dealer DLC. I mean how cool would it be to have better rims, clothes, fitted hats snapbacks, longer dreads, bigger and nicer chains, earrings, watchs, gold teeth/grillz, a dog, rick ross beard, duck dynasty beard, big ass mansions with 15 car garage, varsity Jackets, varsity jackets for your crew, pretend jordans, pretend adidas, pretend reeboks. Idk how everybody else is going to react to this but this is what i like to see on GTA period.

          P.S when are you guys going to make it where we can play our own music? or do i have to ask PS about that?
          • TexasRednekCop2 days, 1 hour agoReplyFlag
            On the next dlc open the casino and add some good beards and actual house with 10 or more car garage and maybe a possible 3rd house
            • Conker-2 days, 7 hours agoReplyFlag

              They could have a clown theme with masks and different carnival cars (carnival theme maybe) a big hammer weapon dynamite pies and taser. Another idea is horror theme with costumes like werewolf. Drive a coffin and other cars a ghost boat. Silver bullet revolver and a steak. Parties or houses near graveyards or creepy houses.
            • Demagogo3 days, 3 hours agoReplyFlag
              We want Dominican music not no Mexican
              Some of us the Latin don't like that kinda of music can ya add Dominican music it would be great
              • Hazmat1839063 days, 8 hours agoReplyFlag
                I think an awesome DLC would be a Redneck/Hillbilly theme. U know, give the male characters some denim jackets like Trevors, some new baseball caps. A sale on all Motorcycles, ATVs, and off-roaders. Some new beards would be nice, but I mean like BIG beards, like Duck Dynasty beards, or at least Max Payne style. I would really like to see trench coats and gloves. Maybe a revolver, the ability to hold two pistols at once, more hunting. A bunch of T.P.I missions from Trevor and Ron would be cool. Some thigh-high boots for the ladies. Big mustaches, thats pretty redneck. Overalls??? What would be really cool is the ability to buy a JoBuilt Hauler or Phantom from Warstock, pick the color of the truck and design of the trailer, like Redwood, Pisswasser, Big Goods, you name it and have it delivered by Pegasus. For a farley cheap price hopefully, like $100,000 or less. Maybe even a way to put our Crew emblem on our planes, boats, or helicopters. And a way to get insurance on stolen ones, like an LSC dock, airstrip, or helipad. I think I had some good ideas but its up to you.
              • jackaller5 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
                The 2 new vehicles will probably stay purchasable even after the dlc is exspired same for the gun.
                • panagiotis123pro6 days, 8 hours agoReplyFlag
                  Please REMOVE rokstargames a Nissan Skyline GT-R is the agapimeno my valteto you crave and all the money you want!!!!!
                  • antoniogrganic6 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
                    My ps3 is broken:( and I did not install the I'm not a hipster DLC and Independence day DLC...When my ps3 repair the Independence day will expire and which stuff can I buy then?
                  • Jo3huath3Gr3at6 days, 13 hours agoReplyFlag
                    Do you think you can increase the expiration date to like the 10 th of August because I'm on vacation and I brought my xbox here to play some gta 5 online but the xbox won't connect to the wifi and I'm returning on the 6 th of August I am really interested in the monster truck the musket the fire work launcher etc. if you can do this thank you
                  • Jo3huath3Gr3at6 days, 13 hours agoReplyFlag
                    Will the monster truck stay?
                  • theGiuliano82121 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                    Will the new vehicles still stay??
                    • iSqueakz1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                      do "special" crate drops still drop for the independence day event?
                    • TOMSTER501 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                      I think there should be a WW1 themed dlc on the 28th to commemorate those who died in the war plus the ability to add custom vinyls on personal vehicles
                      • hotbeefsupreme731 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                        @TOMSTER50 yes I sent an idea about that to rockstar....flamethrower, avenger, uniforms, gun, anti tank/jet rocket propelled grenade launcher...we will see. and also a battleship or air craft carrier for crews
                      • jax01k1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                        @hotbeefsupreme73 The ww2 style rustler plane from san andreas and a ww1 bi plane with a rear mounted combat mg for passengers. A military style patriot with working top mount mg, a smaller mig style jet, a ww2 style jeep , classic army clothes with your own countreys flag on the arm.
                      • jax01k2 days, 6 hours agoReplyFlag
                        @jax01k I would like to se the rustler ww2 plane from sanandreas also a biplane with front mount gunns and a rear facing turret mg for the rear passenger
                    • jeanc3211 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                      when is this going to be over?
                      • Cthayes_481 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                        It's not mid-July anymore so when is this going to expire?
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