GTA Online: The Chop Shop Now Available

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GTA Online: The Chop Shop Now Available

The latest free update to GTA Online, The Chop Shop, is now available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

Collaborate with illustrious Liberty City real estate mogul and auto enthusiast Yusuf Amir on his newest venture, stealing the most coveted vehicles in Los Santos across a series of daring robberies in GTA Online: The Chop Shop.

Today’s update also includes a new illicit business property, an assortment of new vehicles, new Drift Races, and much more.

The Salvage Yard

Behind the peeling facade of Red’s Auto Parts lies the untapped potential of a sophisticated robbery operation. Combined with your skills and Yusuf’s eye for exotic automobiles, the new Salvage Yard business serves as the perfect front. It’s low-key enough not to attract suspicion from the authorities, yet equipped with everything you’ll need to pull off breathtaking robberies of the most in-demand vehicles across Southern San Andreas.

Answer the call from Yusuf to get started. Owning the Salvage Yard cuts you in on Yusuf and his cousin Jamal’s plans for robberies, accessible from your Salvage Yard’s Planning Wall. Each one features a special target that requires thorough planning prior to successfully boosting it.

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Once a vehicle is acquired, put your chop shop’s lifts to good use and break down the vehicles to be salvaged for valuable parts over time. Instant gratification is also always an option: sell off stolen vehicles for a lump sum by safely dropping them off at the docks to be shipped in a cargo container to Yusuf. Try not to scratch the paint job or wheel-wells on your way there.

There are five Salvage Yard properties to choose from, whether you’re operating remotely from Paleto Bay or getting valuable, central real estate in Strawberry. The Salvage Yard also features optional upgrades including Trade Rates, which extend your chop shop connections to a special discount when requesting destroyed vehicles from Mors Mutual or repairing vehicles in any custom shop. Upgrade the yard with a Tow Truck, allowing you to tow designated delinquent vehicles back to the Salvage Yard for another source of auto parts.

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Bold New Robberies

Stealing this caliber of car in Los Santos will be no simple feat. Jamal’s operation involves robberies and a weekly rotation of target vehicles that Yusuf is fixing his sights on for his collection. Each robbery entails scoping out some initial intel, completing Preps and new Freemode Tasks, and culminates in a high-speed Finale.

While you’ll be able to recognize the target vehicle by its flashy customized license plate, these robbery plans will require a wide range of techniques and skills, disguises and undercover work, hacking and disabling countermeasures, as well as reliable driving abilities and split-second decision-making in the heat of the chase.


Salvage Yard Robberies — in addition to all the new activities in GTA Online: The Chop Shop —also come with their own slate of Daily Challenges, Pause Menu Awards, and Career Progress challenges for players on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, which can be found in the Career tab of the Pause Menu.


New Vehicles

GTA Online: The Chop Shop brings a convoy of shining new vehicles to choose from, including the dazzling new Turismo Omaggio super car from Grotti — along with a multi-purpose SUV with Imani Tech capabilities, a stylish convertible and SUV both with a full suite of available upgrades from Hao’s Special Works on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, and more.

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Today’s update also brings newfound automotive underworld connections that will grant you the ability to purchase and own highly desirable, off-the-grid Law Enforcement Vehicles.

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These will not be easy to acquire though, and will require you to go above and beyond the law when committing Salvage Yard Robberies before you can obtain them. Survive and lose Wanted Levels, scope out robberies, and go deep into the criminal underworld to unlock access and Trade Prices for the Vapid Stanier LE Cruiser, Police Riot, and Unmarked Cruiser.

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Introducing The Vinewood Club Garage

This update also brings exciting news for GTA+ Members on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, as The Vinewood Club’s latest premium offering is access to the expansive interior of their Club Garage: a spacious new location with additional room to store and display up to 100 Personal Vehicles.

This exceptional new perk joins The Vinewood Car Club curated vehicle showroom, where you can browse, test drive, and purchase from their vehicle selection. Visit The Vinewood Club’s convenient new Club Garage location in Pillbox Hill to scope out The Vinewood Club Garage for yourself and either move some of your current vehicles into a luxurious new home, or acquire some of today’s new rides for your collection and showcase them at this exquisite spot.

GTA+ Members can also get the new Declasse Impaler LX (Muscle) — available for free on The Vinewood Car Club’s podium or through the Southern San Andreas Super Autos in-game site — along with many more Membership benefits. Visit the GTA+ website for full details and to sign up.

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New Drift Races and Handling Kits

Lean into those hairpin turns and over-rotate your tires in pursuit of the perfect amount of angle in Drift Races, utilizing specialized drift tuning kits for the new Fathom FR36 (Coupe) along with seven previously released vehicles.


Rather than just the usual race to the finish, this mode awards crucial Drift Points based on a combination of criteria, including bonuses for Precision Drift and your final racing position. String together a series of shorter swerving turns to build a multi-chain mega drift or push the limits to try and reach the ultimate status of Drift God.


Watch out for obstacles though, as love-tapping a lamppost could cost you your current multiplier. Whoever finishes with the most Drift Points wins. Drift Races are available to all LS Car Meet members, and take place across seven classic Los Santos destinations, including Legion Square, Vespucci Beach, the Vinewood Hills, Mirror Park, and more.

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Call of the Wild: Animals in GTA Online

Los Santos has gone wild: Players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S should be on the lookout for animals roaming the land, sky, and seas around Los Santos.

PS5 and Xbox Series players can also now organize and manage their vehicle collections more conveniently via the Interaction Menu, moving them between garages with greater ease.

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New Battle Rifle Available

Is that the merry jangle of the Gun Van rolling into town? Rock up and check out the new Battle Rifle, the latest in precision shooting, fresh off the forge and into your arsenal. Also available at the Armory inside your Agency.

November Community Challenge Rewards

The GTA Online community continually exceeds even our wildest expectations, and this past November’s series of Community Challenges was no exception. After successfully chugging over 100 million Sprunk and eCola cans, completing over GTA$15 billion worth in Simeon’s Export Requests, and taking down The Doomsday Scenario for a whopping collective total of over GTA$500 billion, all players can claim the following gifts upon loading into GTA Online at any point now through December 20:

  • The Sprunk x eCola livery for the Mammoth F-160 Raiju
  • The Sprunk x eCola Bodysuit
  • Sprunk and eCola License Plates
  • The Rockstar Motorsport livery for the new Grotti Turismo Omaggio (Super)
  • The Rockstar Motorsport livery for the Pegassi Zentorno (Super)

And More
As we continue to make across-the-board improvements to GTA Online, we will be taking additional steps to ensure an experience that is safe for all players. With this update, we will begin testing voice chat moderation capabilities, starting with PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms, with PS4 and Xbox One soon to follow. For more information, please see our Voice Chat Moderation FAQ.

Today’s update also adds a number of features that improve the GTA Online experience, so check out the update notes at Rockstar Support. And look out for more information on future updates in the coming weeks here at the Rockstar Newswire, including new vehicles, festive surprises, and much more.

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