Were you planning on spending a not-so-cosy weekend with the in-laws over the next couple of days? Well, now you have an excuse to stay at home instead, because Rockstar’s doubling down on reputation points in Grand Theft Auto Online. From now through 3rd August, you’ll be able to boost your status at an accelerated rate – all without necessarily removing your clothes.

The developer also points out that this week will mark the last chance for you to nab the game’s Independence Day content, so if you want to pay your respects to ol’ George Washington – while wielding a personal fireworks launcher, of course – then you’re probably going to want to join this weekend’s chaos.

[via rockstargames.com, joystiq.com]