Looking for how to start the Los Santos Drug Wars and access The Freakshop in GTA Online? The latest update for Rockstar's ever-expanding online multiplayer experience features a fresh storyline featuring Ron Jakowski from the single player campaign. But are you wondering how to start the Los Santos Drug Wars and access The Freakshop? As part of our GTA Online guide, we're going to explain what you need to do.

GTA Online: How to Start the Los Santos Drug Wars and Access The Freakshop

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On this page, we're going to explain how to start the Los Santos Drug Wars and access The Freakshop. The first thing you'll need to is ensure your game is updated to the latest version, with the Los Santos Drug Wars patch weighing in at 5.3GB. Once you're done, load into either a public or invite-only lobby, and wait for a phone call from Ron Jakowski. He'll tell you to meet him at Liquor Ace in Sandy Shores, so head to his quest marker to trigger a cutscene.

After the cutscene is over, you'll need to fight off members from the Lost MC gang. Fighting from the roof, you'll have a height and cover advantage, so pick them off and remember to use your Body Armour and Snacks if you need a health boost.

After several waves of attacks, the coast will be clear, but Dax will ask you to recover his stolen Journey. Head outside and around the back of Liquor Ace, towards the large lake. Dax will tell you about a boat you can use to cross the water, so climb on board and sail to the location of the Journey. Once you arrive at the destination, you'll find it's heavily guarded by the Lost MC, so prepare yourself for a fight.

When the coast is eventually clear, hop inside the Journey and drive it back to Liquor Ace. You'll encounter substantial resistance from the Lost MC along the way, so ensure you're well supplied with Snacks and resist the onslaught. Pick up Dax and then drive to a destination beneath a bridge in East Vinewood, which will eventually become The Freakshop. You'll be attacked by more Lost MC along the way, so clear them out if you can and be careful of your vehicle's health levels.

Upon completion of this mission, you'll unlock The Freakshop, a new social environment where you can kick back with The Troupe and launch First Dose missions, which culminate in you sourcing an MTL Brickade 6x6 and laboratory gear which can be upgraded to the Acid Lab.

GTA Online: How to Get the Acid Lab

The Acid Lab is a new mobile business in GTA Online which can be unlocked as part of the Los Santos Drug Wars. Once you've gained access to the The Freakshop, as explained above, you'll be able to launch missions from it in a series called First Dose. There are six missions in total that make up the set:

  • Welcome to the Troupe
  • Designated Driver
  • Fatal Incursion
  • Uncontrolled Substance
  • Make War Not Love
  • Off the Rails

Once you've completed the full set, including Off the Rails, you'll have unlocked the MTL Brickade 6x6 and the requisite laboratory gear required to build the Acid Lab. Head to The Freakshop to upgrade the MTL Brickade 6x6 to the Acid Lab for GTA$750,000.

The Acid Lab can be requested at any time in Freemode. It includes a Maibatsu Manchez Scout C which can be used to deliver products. Supplies can either be purchased or stolen, with the latter option increasing production times. Products can then be sold and delivered to prospective buyers, although you'll need to be careful the LSPD don't bust your operation.


Do you know how to start the Los Santos Drug Wars and access The Freakshop in GTA Online now? Have you setup your very own Acid Lab yet? Take a proper look at our GTA Online guide, and let us know in the comments section below.