GTA Online’s biggest ever update will launch on 15th December on the PlayStation 5, as Rockstar Games readies the Cayo Perico Heist – a massive branch of missions set on an entirely new island. The press release teases: “Prepare to infiltrate the remote island compound of the world’s most notorious drug dealer in Grand Theft Auto Online’s biggest, most daring, and action-packed addition yet: the Cayo Perico Heist.”
The blurb continues: “It’s up to you to find a way to breach Cayo Perico, one of the most secure private islands in the entire world, evade or neutralise the heavily armed security forces stationed there, and escape with valuable evidence along with as much art, gold, and drug money as you can carry. Choose your tools. Choose your approach. Choose your crew – or even go it entirely alone. Just make it back to Los Santos in one piece.”
It doesn’t sound like you’ll be able to explore the island unless you’re running the heist, but obviously the change of scenery unlocks the possibility for some all-new experiences. Rockstar Games says that you’ll be able to “acquire new vehicles and tactical weapons, experience new social spaces to dance and party with friends and new world-class DJs, and listen to new radio stations with over 100 new songs”. As alluded above, you’ll also be able to play solo.
And as teased in the trailer, there’s a bad ass new submarine HQ that you’ll be able to unlock, with “plenty of other surprises”. Will all of this convince you to return to Los Santos? Let us know in the comments section below.