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GTA Online receives snowfall occasionally (Image via Rockstar Games)

When does snow come to GTA Online? (December 2023)

Rockstar Games adds snow to Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online every year, usually in December, as a seasonal event. This brings a nice little change to the same old map of Los Santos and Blaine County, where players have been grinding businesses and other quests for more than a decade.

Since this has been a trend for many years, players expected snowfall in the state of Southern San Andreas in 2023 as well and they got it. Although Rockstar didn't confirm it, the developers initially released the snow update in December last year.


Expected date and time for snow in GTA Online


Although an exact date isn't easy to predict in advance, snow updates usually get released for Grand Theft Auto Online around December 22 or 23, based on previous trends, and last a couple of days after Christmas.

However, readers must take the information with a grain of salt as Rockstar hasn't yet confirmed the arrival of snow in Los Santos this year. Having said that, the studio usually mentions festive surprises in its Newswire post related to the GTA Online Winter DLC, which may give a hint of the seasonal event.

Rockstar mentions upcoming festive surprises for the holidays (Image via Rockstar Games Newswire)

The developer released the Festive Surprise 2023 snow update on December 21, 2023. Fans can expect a similar snow update this year around the same time.

What did the Winter DLC 2023 bring to Grand Theft Auto Online?


The recent Winter DLC, The Chop Shop, marked the return of Yusuf Amir from Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, and he introduced a brand new business in the multiplayer game. Rockstar has also introduced Drift Races, and drift tuning modifications at the LS Car Meet for certain vehicles.


The update also added animals in GTA Online on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, along with the ability to move vehicles between garages via the Interaction Menu on Current-Gen consoles only. GTA + subscribers also received a new garage, The Vinewood Club Garage.

Some quality-of-life changes also made their way to the game on all platforms with the GTA Online Chop Shop update.

The Winter DLC was released on December 12, 2023.

There are a lot of things for fans of the series to look forward to in 2024, as Rockstar Games is expected to release the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer 2 soon. Players can also expect a summer DLC for the Grand Theft Auto Online around June 2024.

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