July 20th, 2021, is the date for Los Santos Tuners, GTA Online's newest update that car enthusiasts will love.
The main draw of the Los Santos Tuners update is that its focuses on the underground tuner scene in Los Santos. As the name and artwork might imply, there is going to be a focus on new vehicles and vehicle-related missions.
The LS Car Meet is an important event GTA Online players should keep an eye out for, and Rockstar Games has released some info about it.
The game usually has two major updates a year, and the Los Santos Tuner update is shaping up to be a good one. While not everything is known about it, Rockstar has detailed several critical new features that should excite GTA Online players.
Los Santos Tuners: GTA Online's newest update
GTA Online players have been waiting a long time for a new major content update, and it's arriving next week. There will be ten new cars added in the Los Santos Tuner update, with some already revealed by Rockstar, as seen below.
Seven more new cars should be added over the summer, according to the developer.
The Karin Calico GTF is the first new vehicle shown on Rockstar's official website, with the picture above showing off its backside. Like many other vehicles in this new GTA Online update, this car dons a pretty swanky spoiler.
The Karin Futo GTF dons quite the colorful livery.
An old vehicle from GTA San Andreas is making its return, and it's more colorful than before.
GTA Online's Dominator is getting a cooler counterpart in the form of the Dominator GTF.
Another GTA San Andreas vehicle is scheduled to return: the ZR350.
Not all vehicles in this update are returning vehicles. The Dinka RT3000 is a brand new vehicle in the GTA series, debuting in GTA Online in this update.
The Vulkar Warrener HKR is yet another example of a brand new vehicle in GTA Online.
Of course, some vehicles are also more stylish variants of pre-existing ones found in GTA Online. The Obey Tailgater S is a much more elegant car compared to the Tailgater.
The Dinka Jester RR continues several trends that these new vehicles have (such as colorful paint jobs and a large spoiler in the back).
The final vehicle with an official name shown off in Rockstar's official update for Los Santos Tuners is the Annis Remus. Like the other cars, this beast seems stylish and appropriate for the new races.
The LS Car Meet
The LS Car Meet will take place on the edge of Cypress Flats in some warehouse with graffiti. The main draw to this meeting is allowing the Los Santos inhabitants to show off their sweet rides and participate in some new races.
There will be a new membership feature involving the LS Car Meet, including several levels of membership. One cool new aspect is the test track designed to help players mess around with their vehicles as they show off their driving skills.
Prize Ride Challenges will rotate and allow gamers to win a Prize Ride. They will also have access to some new shops (Merch Shop, Tattoo Shop, and Modding Area). It should be noted that high-level members can also create Private Takeovers.
Reputation is a new "currency" GTA Online players should keep in mind. They can increase their Reputation by doing races (earning more if they win, of course) and collecting daily log-in bonuses, testing out the Test Track, and being present in the LS Car Meet.
The higher a player's Reputation, the more rewards they can access. Trade prices and cool-looking customization options are prime examples of some stuff players will earn through the Reputation system.
Racing aficionados have something new to look forward to. Some of these activities will be tied to the Test Track, but there are also two other types of races known as the Street Race Series and Pursuit Series.
The former category is, as the name implies: it's a street race. The latter type is similar, except with fewer checkpoints to allow players more freedom in their racing experience.
Select vehicle upgrades
The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of GTA Online will have some select vehicles become upgradable. These upgrades will include speed improvements and other unknown features, which Rockstar will disclose later on.
New GTA Online update release date
As mentioned already, Rockstar has confirmed that the Los Santos Tuner update will launch on July 20th, 2021. All of this official info was shared on July 15th, 2021, and the publisher will share more details as the update comes closer to its launch.