The Independence Day Event Weekend July 3-6: Bonus GTA$ & RP, In-Game Discounts, A Special Rockstar Live-Stream Battle and More

Posted 3 weeks ago | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Get ready to light up the skies with your all-new Independence Day Special fireworks, stars-and-stripes tees, and monster truck mayhem in a special 4-day Social Club Event this weekend, Thursday July 3rd through Sunday July 6th. San Andreas will be celebrating the birthplace of freedom with big RP & GTA$ bonuses, patriotic discounts at Ammu-Nation, giveaways and lots more - all as part of the Grand Theft Auto Online Independence Day Event Weekend.


The "Independence Day Special Event" Playlist is a special selection of some of the brand new Rockstar-created Jobs published this week including specific Races for new vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck. This weekend only (starting this Thursday), this Playlist will score you Double GTA$ and Double RP. To access the Playlist, just go to Online > Playlists > Rockstar Created in the GTA Online Start Menu and select "Independence Day Event" from the options listed. Alternatively, hit the Event button in the GTAV loading screens to launch straight into the Playlist.


Merryweather Security is also getting in on the celebrations with a 75% discount on Airstrikes all weekend. So if some left-leaning Belgian beer drinker asks for sparkling water at your Blaine County BBQ, you can call in cut-rate backup from friends in very high places. To call in an Airstrike, call Merryweather from your in-game phone, select 'Airstrike' and then drop a flare at your target position.


The good folks at Ammu-Nation believe that all Americans should have access to military-grade firepower without a 'defense budget' price tag. All weekend, they're offering 25% off ammo for RPGs, Grenade Launchers and Miniguns, because packing enough personal firepower to wipe out a small nation is a right, not a privilege.


Pegasus Lifestyle Management salutes your independence by giving you the freedom to call in any oversized vehicle at absolutely no charge. Take advantage of the weekend-long offer to get to grips with the brand new Liberator monster truck, and spend 4th of July Weekend crushing cars into the ground like you'd crush beer cans against your own head.


However you're commemorating the Fourth of July this weekend, we want to see those Snapmatic pics showing your love for Old Glory. Whether you're rolling over foreign compact cars in the Liberator monster truck or setting off some fireworks in the yard of your new Paleto Bay abode, share your most creative, amusing or beauteous patriotic snaps for a chance to win GTA$1M and an AMERICA vanity license plate for your in-game vehicle.

To make your shots eligible for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #INDEPENDENCEDAY between now and the end of Sunday.

See full rules and eligibility details.


Join us at 2pm ET this Thursday July 3rd for the revolutionary Rockstar Games Official Event Weekend Live Stream, showcasing a grudge match nearly 240 years in the making: it's America VS Great Britain - The Rematch. The US team will be represented by special guest Lui Calibre playing alongside our own Rockstar NYC devs - while the UK team will be represented by the one and only GTA V O'Clock Crew playing live from London - all hosted and commentated by Lazlow and the rest of the Rockstar Broadcast studio team. We'll be battling through a Crew Head to Head playlist featuring all new Jobs from The Independence Day Special. As always, we'll be streaming the show across the Social Club Events page, the Rockstar Games Twitch Channel and our YouTube Channel page. Make sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitch and Twitter to get the word as soon as we go live. Join us in the chat, and show your support, whether Yank or Redcoat.


We'll be giving away five (5) exclusive prize packs of suitably patriotic and rare GTA gear in the Independence Day Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes. Each pack will include a GTAIV Aluminum Bat, Patriot Beer cup, GTAIV foam finger, Statue of Happiness figurine, plus a GTAV Los Santos Lifeguard tee and a Vice City beach ball. Ten (10) runners-up will each get GTAV tee and stickers. You can enter to win right now through Sunday at See Official Rules.

As always, make sure you're following us on Twitter, Facebook and Twitch to stay up to date on this and other future Social Club Event Weekend announcements.

  • R* K2 weeks, 6 days agoFlag
    The Independence Day Event Weekend is now over. Keep an eye on the Rockstar Newswire for a recap and announcements of our sweepstakes and Snapmatic competition winners.

    You can watch The Independence Day Event Weekend live stream featuring Lui Calibre, GTA V O’Clock crew and surprise guest Vanoss on our YouTube channel at

  • Mongolmanbike1 day, 7 hours agoReplyFlag
    We need a biker dlc man that would be nice or gang dlc
  • BrainlezDope1 day, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
    @thtkiddgeorge more like a 20 car garage!
    • EdwardPlaysMC1 day, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
      Well I guess I have to wait another year for a beer hat LOL. I'm mad that they make us fight for it. But I guess rock* loves competition.
      • kamkamikola1 day, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
        Does the mullet go away?
      • C-130_2 days, 7 hours agoReplyFlag
        can we have a revolver on gta online
        • BrainlezDope1 day, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
          @C-130_ Yes I'm not the only one! I really want a Revolver in the game too.
        • smileylds1231 day, 7 hours agoReplyFlag
          @BrainlezDope that wudernt look right coz gta 5 is set in today's times. i wud leave them weapons in the red dead series. What we need is a magnum like off gta vice city when it was one shot kill. that what we need to many of the hand guns look the same. we need a 44 magnum like what rick has on walking dead or something near to that but still a magnum.
        • C-130_12 hours, 36 minutes agoReplyFlag
          @smileylds123 i want a 44 magnum or a 357
      • epicdragonhunt2 days, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
        I haven't gotten a crate drop notification since the business update. I really want the beer hat.
        • amantesirc262 days, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
          dear rockstar.. after you fix the freezing isues. now im always being disconnected to game when im in free mode with other players im a legit player..
          its none sense playing online if your alone.. and i think im not the only one experiencing it
          • Drew-ISOM3 days, 20 hours agoReplyFlag
            Join my crew it's Eastside kush Kings
            • goldenage96184554 days, 3 hours agoReplyFlag
              need a crew emblem creator,someone who could create a bada** emblem.if interested, Crew 815
              • ApamDraw4 days, 3 hours agoReplyFlag
                After weeks of searching, I finally got the special crate drop with the beer hat!!!
                • thtkiddgeorge4 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
                  R* I would like to have my hair normal after completing a job or something because my guy looks weird
                  • ilovegod1heaven4 days, 5 hours agoReplyFlag
                    @thtkiddgeorge @Rockstar, For some reason now, I can't load into either Story Mode or Online. I am stuck in the loading screen with "GTA Online Independence Day Special Available Now". Why is this doing this?
                • Darthjackular6 days, 16 hours agoReplyFlag
                  R* please can you add a Military DLC
                  • Darthjackular6 days, 16 hours agoReplyFlag
                    Please can some one help me get the beer hat.

                    • BrainlezDope6 days, 17 hours agoReplyFlag
                      Dear R*,
                      It would be awesome if the a GTA Online DLC would let us buy a Mansion and like we could roam the whole mansion not just a couple of rooms. A lot of players out there would enjoy it and that's what we are all waiting for. Its cool how you let us buy houses but they have small garages. We want to feel like we live the California dream with a big Mansion and a big Garage!
                    • XnYFlow6 days, 21 hours agoReplyFlag
                      I really liked the DLC except for the fact that I can't get two of the beer hats and that I will not be able to purchase ammo for the Fireworks Launcher after the update.

                      But you should check this video out and fix the 2 beer hats:
                      • FRAGDOG19931 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                        hey I was playing with my mate we were getting hockers and I was thinking a about that and thinking about girls that play gta well I think you should add male hockers because it is weird seeing girl on girls for those girls!
                      • JadaPrime1 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                        The Independence Day Weekend events and DLC were great. Speaking of which, my crew ALREADY2F4MOUS, posted an epic montage video to YouTube showing how we brought in the 4th of July in style! Check it out. Thank me later!
                        • GiiRLZOMBIEKILLA1 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                          Looking for an active crew? ADOBOTZ has their very own website where you can see crew events, meeting the members, and more! We talk on skype, and of course on the Playstation network. This crew is full of awesomeness and kicking butt.
                          • BigBubbaJumpkins1 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                            I'M LOOKING FOR A XBOX 360 CREW, one thats active as in it doesn't have a load of people in it that don't play, and that are into FREE-AIM only. Really hard to find any that match those prefences.
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