GTA Online has decided to make this random weekend into a special one. They're upping the rewards for several multiplayer activities.

From now until July 19th, the Prison Break Heist will pay out twice the usual amount of Reputation Points and GTA$. If you haven't checked that heist out yet, you really ought to. The 4-player mission tasks players with breaking Professor Maxim Rashkovsky out of Bolingbroke Prison. Two players posing as a guard and inmate infiltrate the jail and grab Rashkovsky. Another player intercepts an incoming prison bus. The fourth criminal gets a plane and picks up his allies at a nearby airfield.

Maybe the enhanced rewards will help make the heist feel new again. No doubt a few of you hardcore GTA Online players are getting sick of the initial set of heists. Rockstar said they don't plan on adding any new group missions like this anytime soon because of how long they take to develop. Maybe periodic events like this one are their way of encouraging players to return to heists they've played and replayed? Other GTA Online jobs are also getting a boost. When you play the following activities, you'll get double RP:
  • Armored Trucks
  • Collecting Bounties
  • Completing Daily Objectives
  • Crate Drop Collection & Enemy Kills
  • Destroy Vehicle Targets
  • Distract Cops
  • Flight School
  • Gang Attack Completion and Enemy Kills
  • Holding up a Convenience Store
  • Import/Export Vehicle Delivery
  • Impromptu Race
  • Killing a Mugger
  • Lester Kill Targets
  • Losing Wanted Levels
  • Plane Takedown


GTA 5 weekend event details

If you're looking for something to spend your virtual cash on, note that several apartments are on sale for through the weekend. This real estate from Dynasty 8 is available at 25% off:
  • 3 Alta Street (Apt. 10 & 57)
  • 4 Integrity Way (Apt. 30 & 35)
  • Del Perro Heights (Apt. 4, 7 & 20)
  • Eclipse Towers (Apt. 3, 5, 9, 31 & 40)
  • Richards Majestic Apt. 2, 4 & 51)
  • Tinsel Towers (Apt. 29, 42 & 45)
  • Weazel Plaza (Apt. 26, 70 & 101)
High-end apartments aren't just pretty to look at. You'll need one to lead an online heist. If you're short on cash, I'd recommend buying Apartment 7 at Del Perro Heists. It should be only $150,000 thanks to this sale.

Rockstar said that they're also going to offer limited-time discounts on select GTA Online vehicles and equipment. They'll make these announcements through their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

This bonus weekend follows closely on the heels of Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2, a free update to the game that added a number of new items. The new additions include a Marksman Pistol, the Dinka Vindicator motorcycle and Lampadati Toro speed boat. The first part of the update introduced a bunch of other high-end loot including the Pegassi Osiris supercar and solid-gold aircraft.

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