Rockstar has announced the next major expansion for Grand Theft Auto Online, and it’s pretty close to reality.
Criminal Expansion, released July 26, sees the southern San Andreas economy in crisis, with gasoline prices at their highest levels in decades, supply chains in turmoil and a heat wave topping it all down.
Sounds too familiar to be sarcastic if you ask me.
In announcing the reveal, a news anchor says, “This summer continues to break records for the hottest temperature since last year!”
In terms of gameplay, it looks like you’ll be tasked with stealing the wealthy oil tycoons who take advantage of the higher prices.
Along with the expansion comes a slew of required Quality of Life upgrades, including a decrease in Oppressor Mk 2 guided missiles and countermeasures, an easier way to regenerate health during firefights with more convenient access to snacks and armor.
Criminal Enterprises will also introduce several changes to the game’s economy, including permanent boosts to Race and Adversary Mode payments, increased payments for Old Heists and The Doomsday Heist, greater pay days for bodyguards, partners, and Motorcycle Club members, and more.
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