GTA Online Update Brings Mayhem to the Seas with New Yacht Missions and Rewards

The new GTA Online update brings big rewards and more to Yacht Missions, plus a chance to win the Pfister 811 at the casino!

GTA Online Yacht Update
Photo: Rockstar Games

GTA Online‘s Los Santos Summer Special event is well underway, bringing mayhem to the city’s coast. On top of new vehicles to buy, earn, and steal, players will also be able to load into new sea-themed missions and activities, including those released in “A Superyacht Life” update.

Among the new “A Superyacht Life” activities are six Contact Missions you can partake in. Simply call Captain Darcy up on your iFruit to jump on those missions. Here’s a rundown of the missions, courtesy of Rockstar Games:

A team of pesky joyriders and their buddies are making a break for it. Put things right by chasing them down across the waves and making sure they sleep with the fishes.

Strap on a rebreather and hit an underwater wreck for salvageable cargo to bring back to your yacht. It’s not a crime, probably – you’re practically cleaning up the oceans. Keep an eye out as you return to your vessel, though. Things may not have gone as swimmingly for Captain Darcy.

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All Hands
Your patrons and beneficiaries at the Pacific Country Club need help putting out some literal fires. Fly a newly customized Tula over the links and drop water bombs from above to extinguish the flames and save the day. The one percent will thank you later.

The Captain wants his vengeance on those who wronged him; head to the Defrost Fridgit warehouse and help him exact revenge.

Bon Voyage
Time to put your feet up and relax. What could go wrong? Besides a perfect storm and wave after wave of attackers armed to the teeth, that is. That could very well happen.

At the end of the day, it is a captain’s duty to always tie up loose ends. Hop in a Kraken sub, find the big bad’s yacht and bring an end to this madness.

Complete any Superyacht Life Mission this week and come back next week to receive the Six Figure Tee, just in time to show it off at the next boat club cocktail party.

GTA Online is also offering double and triple rewards on different activities in the game. Here’s what’s on offer:

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Triple Rewards in Trap Door
Continue the action over the Pacific and shoot it out against your competitors on a fast-shrinking platform in Trap Door. Kill your foes and banish them to the dreaded red zone, where they will have just seconds to make it back to safe ground before the ground disappears out from under them, dooming them to a watery grave. Stay alive to earn Triple GTA$ & RP on all games of Trap Door, all week long.

Double Rewards in Transform Races
Shift gears and shapes alike: whether you are behind the wheel of a Lampadati supercar or the controls of a Seashark cutting a wake across the waves, all Transform Races dish out double for the next seven days.  

GTA Online Pfister 811

Players can also drop by The Diamond Casino & Resort and spin the Lucky Wheel for a chance to win the Pfister 811, “a supercar with literal billions of dollars’ worth of research under the hood, so please be careful out there on the hairpins and corners.”

Finally, the update also brings new discounts in the shop, all revolving around the game’s sea life. Check out what you can get this week:

  • Yachts – 30% off
  • Yacht Upgrades & Modifications – 30% off
  • All Boats – 30% off:
    • Lampadati Toro
    • Kraken submersible
    • Buckingham Tug Boat
    • Nagasaki Dinghy
    • Speedophile Seashark
    • Pegassi Speeder
    • Shitzu Jetmax
    • Dinka Marquis
    • Shitzu Suntrap
    • Shitzu Tropic
    • Shitzu Squalo
  • Helicopters – 30% off:
    • Nagasaki Buzzard
    • Buckingham Akula
    • Buckingham Swift
    • Buckingham Swift Deluxe
    • Buckingham Volatus 
    • Buckingham SuperVolito
    • Buckingham SuperVolito Carbon
  • Land Vehicles – 30% off:
    • Imponte Ruiner 2000
    • HVY APC
    • Principe Deveste Eight

GTA Online is showing no sign of stopping years into its extended life cycle. We learned earlier this year that Rockstar’s uber-popular online mode is getting a standalone release on the PS5 in 2021 and that it’ll be a free exclusive on the console for the first three months after release. The full Grand Theft Auto V will also be a three-month next-gen exclusive on the PS5 before releasing on the Xbox Series X.

“The new generation versions of GTA V will feature a range of technical improvements, visual upgrades and performance enhancements to take full advantage of the latest hardware, making the game more beautiful and more responsive than ever,” Rockstar said in a press release in June.

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Rockstar has promised “more new updates including additional GTA Online content exclusive to the new consoles and PC…Additionally, all PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation 4 will get GTA$1,000,000 (deposited into their in-game Maze Bank account within 72 hours of log-in) each month they play GTA Online until the launch of GTA Online on PlayStation 5.”

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more!