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

Posted 4 weeks, 1 day 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* K4 weeks 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

  • Flash07143 days, 6 hours agoReplyFlag
    @RockStar please don't take a way the fire work launcher ammo because if you do a lot of people that are poor like me on gta v and sold cars for the rocket launcher are going to be mad ause that was 63k and I would like it if you will leave it so if we bought it we can still buy ammo for the firework launcher not the GUI fireworks

    • ALFA_ZOMBIE5 days, 17 hours agoReplyFlag
      R* Great update I really enjoyed playing afew of the new races, Just wanting know in the next update I would like to see the Tampa make an appearance to gta 5, this car was my favorite car in previous gta's and I was so excited to think that gta 5 would have the Tampa but was disappointed when I found it wasn't in the game, was hopping to see it in a new update but no luck so far, I'm sure other people not just me would love to see this car again. If yous go by how many people want things then I really hope other people comment on this to see the Tampa return in gta 5
      • corradoman326 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
        why does,when you call for heli pickup it just hangs in air,then it goes away ,you shootthe pilot and you get disconnected,also cars spawn right in front of you ,and when you do missions you must cross entire map ,not like before ,it took you closeby ,just my 2 cents gr
        • Stancedheaven3886 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
          Hey everybody check this cool facebook page out
          • Yeah wy not a bikers update, more bikes and clothings
            • ivills261 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
              Rock star pegasus doensnt Wandy to pick up my calls... this started to happen when the event weekend thing started
              • Mongolmanbike1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                We need a biker dlc man that would be nice or gang dlc
              • BrainlezDope1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                @thtkiddgeorge more like a 20 car garage!
                • EdwardPlaysMC1 week, 3 days 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 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                  Does the mullet go away?
                • C-130_1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                  can we have a revolver on gta online
                  • BrainlezDope1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                    @C-130_ Yes I'm not the only one! I really want a Revolver in the game too.
                  • smileylds1231 week, 3 days 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_1 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                    @smileylds123 i want a 44 magnum or a 357
                • epicdragonhunt1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                  I haven't gotten a crate drop notification since the business update. I really want the beer hat.
                  • amantesirc261 week, 4 days 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-ISOM1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                      Join my crew it's Eastside kush Kings
                      • goldenage96184551 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                        need a crew emblem creator,someone who could create a bada** emblem.if interested, Crew 815
                        • ApamDraw1 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                          After weeks of searching, I finally got the special crate drop with the beer hat!!!
                          • thtkiddgeorge1 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                            R* I would like to have my hair normal after completing a job or something because my guy looks weird
                            • ilovegod1heaven1 week, 6 days 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?
                          • Darthjackular2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                            R* please can you add a Military DLC
                            • Darthjackular2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                              Please can some one help me get the beer hat.

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