Yesterday, Rockstar Games released their latest GTA Online update into the wild, and so far the results have been fantastic! Cunning Stunts adds a chunk of new stunt races into the mix, set high up in the clouds on custom made platforms and tubes, as well as adding over a dozen new vehicles and new features.
Hopping into a stunt race yesterday evening with a party of friends felt exciting, seeing the new livery-covered vehicles on display, and the race’s thumbnail getting us hyped for some madness that was about to ensue. Better yet, the new race’s lobby was filled to the brim with excited players, looking to enjoy this new twist on GTA racing.
New life has certainly been breathed into GTA Online, and with promise of a stunt race editor coming at the beginning of next month, I can’t wait to see what the GTA community comes up with. Let’s take a look at what arrived in the update yesterday.
Stunt Races run the gamut with unique locations across San Andreas and feature harrowing heights, incredible speeds and a dazzling spectacle of fireworks, lights, sounds and stomach-churning twists and turns. I have made comparisons to the likes of Trackmania Turbo and even Wipeout when telling friends about the tracks I’ve encountered. So colourful, so fast, so dangerous, but oh so fun!
For elite level racers seeking more high-stakes matchups, Cunning Stunts also features new Premium Races where you can compete against seven opponents for winner-take-all glory, placing your bets and putting faith in your skills for a chance at prize payouts bigger than any other race. And while there may not be any GTA$ for second place, all competitors are rewarded with Triple RP for completing a Premium Race. To keep the competition sharp and balanced among the racing elite, Premium Races are locked to a specific vehicle or vehicle class and all competitors are required to own the vehicle or a vehicle within the set class. These races are also only available for a limited time – keep an eye on the Newswire for weekly schedules. From now through Monday, July 18th, enter the yellow Premium Race blip at Legion Square, shell out your entry fee, and take on seven rivals who all reckon they have what it takes in that day’s particular scheduled Race:
- Tuesday, July 12th: Maze Bank Ascent (Sports)
- Wednesday, July 13th: Duel (Muscle)
- Thursday, July 14th: Splits (New Vehicle – Brioso)
- Friday, July 15th: Vinewood Downhill (Motorcycles)
- Saturday, July 16th: Racing Alley (Sports)
- Sunday, July 17th: Canyon Crossing (Super)
- Monday, July 18th: Turbine (Off-road)
It’s a brave new stunt-filled world out there in GTA Online, and you’re going to need some serious horsepower if you want to keep up. Lucky for you, 13 vehicles new to GTA Online are here to meet your every need: from the avant-garde stylings of the RE-7B to the utter brutality of Vapid’s Trophy Truck, no matter how unhinged your heart’s desires we’ve got you covered.
Super: Annis RE-7B, Emperor ETR1, Progen Tyrus
Sports: Lampadati Tropos Rallye, Obey Omnis
Compacts: Grotti Brioso R/A
Off Road: Vapid Desert Raid, Vapid Trophy Truck
Motorbikes: Nagasaki BF400, Western Gargoyle
Muscle: Declasse Burger Shot Stallion, Vapid Pisswasser Dominator, Bravado Redwood Gauntlet (these 3 are FREE)
A bunch of new racing attire is also available, whether you fancy leather motorbike attire or race driver gear, you will also find more assorted helmets with added animation. Choose whether you want the visor up or down, and assign an outfit for whenever you’re racing, if you wish to!
More content is due to come in the following weeks, including the player accessible stunt race editor. “Over the next three weeks, look for more Stunt Races and vehicles to be added to GTA Online as part of Cunning Stunts, culminating in the release of the Stunt Race Creator on August 2nd, which will give the amazingly talented GTA Online Creator community the opportunity to tap into hundreds of Stunt Props along with new features and improvements to forge the most outrageous stunt tracks of their dreams.”
[Source: Rockstar Newswire]