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

Posted on July 2 2014, 3:37pm | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

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.

GET DOUBLE GTA$ AND DOUBLE RP WHEN PLAYING IN THE INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL EVENT PLAYLIST

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.

75% OFF AIRSTRIKES

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.

25% OFF HEAVY AMMO (FOR RPGs, GRENADE LAUNCHERS AND MINIGUNS) - COURTESY OF AMMU-NATION

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.

FREE PEGASUS DELIVERIES FOR EZ ACCESS TO THE LIBERATOR MONSTER TRUCK

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.

#INDEPENDENCEDAY SNAPMATIC CONTEST

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.

THE ROCKSTAR BROADCAST "INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL" LIVE STREAM: AMERICA VERSUS GREAT BRITAIN - THE REMATCH

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.

INDEPENDENCE DAY GEAR GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

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 http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events. 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.

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  • R* Kon July 3 2014, 1:45pmFlag
    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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqnpDr2BsXg

    Enjoy!
  • Rapt0rJ3suz2 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
    My hopes and dreams now lie shattered before me
    I will never have that monster truck, and now I cry myself to sleep every night
    • munchkin18on August 19 2014, 3:26pmReplyFlag
      I tried updating the 1.16 but it stays on the black screen. What do I do
      • chip754on August 18 2014, 6:57pmReplyFlag
        i just updated my gta 5 but all four of july is not showing why?
        • dupreesdiamondson August 16 2014, 1:52amReplyFlag
          Juggalo Dlc whoop whoop!!!!
          • B-DWEEZYon August 15 2014, 9:11pmReplyFlag
            Will the patch 1.16 coming out
            • Kolby33on August 13 2014, 10:32amReplyFlag
              @KJOKER2424 the vigero is a 69 charger
            • ALCATRAZ469on August 12 2014, 9:54pmReplyFlag
              why did the make us buy a rocket and after couple of day they just take it away what was the point on spending money on a gun if its not for you to stay with i think thats just stupid can anyone explain that
              • Andrew7723on August 17 2014, 8:21amReplyFlag
                @ALCATRAZ469 When a new holiday dlc comes out that has fireworks linked to it the firework rocket launcher will be ammunition stores again and anyone who bought it previously will get a free full ammo on their launcher
            • KJOKER2424on August 12 2014, 12:05amReplyFlag
              Dear rockstar can you please put in a 1969 charger in the game
            • DethBladezon August 11 2014, 8:03amReplyFlag
              Dear Rockstar,
              Do you think in a future update you can bring back all the previous Limited Time DLCs for the unfortunate people who missed them?
              Please respond because I want an answer to this.
              • Matt_14_Wellson August 8 2014, 10:12amReplyFlag
                GTA online is amazing in every way but the only thing we bring back to offline is cars, guns, and clothes. That's really cool but only for a while. Not everyone who buys GTA can play online (I know cause i was one of those people for a while) There are lots of things on offline modes that can be improved like instead of driving all the way to a personal garage rather for instance on Michael's plot let people save any amount of cars anywhere like in the driveway on the grass and a Z-type would look really nice under that arch next to the house. It just would add more reality to the game and make it even better. Also maybe R* should put boats on trailors to good use :D
              • DKmatthewon August 8 2014, 6:11amReplyFlag
                When come s a new dlc
                • zachtgreaton August 5 2014, 9:58amReplyFlag
                  For future reference, a magnum is a revolver... but a 5 shooter smith & Wesson .500. Now thats something we can all.have fun with
                  • axoivson August 5 2014, 1:42amReplyFlag
                    Created turfwars.ga for crew turf wars.Your crew will have chances to represent crew strength. It will be recorded & added to the website. If your crew is interested in joining check out the website. send a msg or post in website forum
                    • PA-63Makarovon August 3 2014, 3:02pmReplyFlag
                      We need more ballcaps for the white folks
                    • DaProphet574on August 1 2014, 12:49pmReplyFlag
                      can anyone send me rooftop rumble on ps3? my psn name is DAPROPHET574
                      • jpslayer24on July 31 2014, 7:51pmReplyFlag
                        ROCKSTAR ARE NOT IS NOT GOING TO TAKE OUT ANYTHING
                      • Flash0714on July 28 2014, 8:57amReplyFlag
                        @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

                        -Thanks,Flash0714
                        • ALFA_ZOMBIEon July 25 2014, 9:49pmReplyFlag
                          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
                          • corradoman32on July 25 2014, 6:34amReplyFlag
                            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
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