GTA Online: San Andreas Mercenaries PS5 PlayStation 5 1

The ever-expanding world of Los Santos will grow once more from 13th June, with the announcement of an all-new update: the San Andreas Mercenaries. The big summer content for GTA Online, this expansion – free for all existing owners – will see you “take flight alongside a team of elite pilots and ex-military operators to do battle against the monolithic forces of San Andreas’ largest private military”.

The official announcement explains: “Expert aircraft mechanic and ace pilot Charlie Reed is putting together a squadron of proficient aviators and guns-for-hire known only as the Los Santos Angels to take on new lucrative private work, stealing sensitive data from server farms, conducting raids, and dropping explosive payloads on high-value targets across the state.”

It continues: “With Charlie's help, the Mammoth Avenger will become an enhanced aerial command centre equipped with a new Operations Terminal and weapons system upgrades. Plus, you’ll embark upon new ventures running valuable contraband on the ground as well as come across spontaneous opportunities to liberate cash and commodities from lucrative roving targets.”

The Rockstar Newswire adds that those who already own the Mammoth Avenger, as well as a Hangar, will be able to benefit from a range of upgrades to both. And, perhaps crucially, the advance notice means you’ll be able to prepare prior to the update arriving: “Gear up your team, prep your Hangar facility, set up your Avenger, and sharpen your smuggler skill set for the battle ahead.”

In addition to the new content, GTA Online will also be making some crucial gameplay improvements, as recommended by fans. The full list is as follows:

  • When calling Mors Mutual Insurance, you'll be able to claim all destroyed vehicles at once.
  • An alternate sprint control option (hold to sprint) will be added to the Settings Menu.
  • Custom description tags for garages to help quickly locate your favorite rides.
  • The Willard Eudora and Albany Classique Broadway will become eligible for Taxi Work when using Taxi Liveries.
  • Updates to the Creator to incorporate additional props and weather options, including snow.

Rockstar says there’s still a lot more left to announce here, but it’s looking like yet another action-packed summer in Los Santos. Of course, if you’re looking to get into GTA Online, then we’d recommend you get a headstart by checking out our GTA Online guide.