Drag Races and New Bonuses have been added to GTA Online

Experience the thrill of Drag Races, where precise shifting and strategic Nitrous usage are essential, all while maneuvering through city traffic.


Events and bonuses in GTA Online from January 25 to 31 have been revealed.

Drag Races

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GTA Online has added drag races, announced by Rockstar Games last week. There are 7 drag races in total: Bluff It , Playing Chicken , Drag It Out , High n Dry , Make the Pass , Natural Highs & Kickin' Sand . Each of these can be played by 1 to 4 players. You must be a member of the LS Car Meet to access them.

You'll be able to start all drag races through the pause menu by using the Jobs - Play Job - Rockstar Created - Races.

There are three classes of cars available in drag racing: Tuners, Sports and Muscle. You can make the race contact and non-contact, change the time of day and weather, customize the amount of traffic on the roads, including disabling it altogether. You can also allow or prohibit the use of personal cars. In general, the whole standard set of settings is present here.

The races themselves are similar to drag racing from Need For Speed: Underground, but in GTA Online the car is not tied to the lane, you control it as usual, but with manual gear shifting.

At the beginning of the race you are invited to do a burnout. For a successful burnout you need the speedometer arrow to be in the blue zone. Do not overdo it, or you will burn the tires to the rims. It is also worth noting that the speedometer shows speed in km/h, which is nice.

Then begins the race itself, where the main difference from any other will be manual gear shifting. You need to catch the speedometer arrow in the blue zone to increase the gear. The first 3-4 speeds click off quickly, you have to get used to catching the timings. Flawless shifts give a brief boost of acceleration.

In a perfect ride you will hardly have to downshift, all the tracks are quite smooth and without sharp turns, but in case of an accident you will have to do it. If a crash brings you to a complete stop, it's easier to put the car in reverse and start in first gear than to downshift to first from eighth.

After a while, nitro will become available. It appears once during the whole race and is not replenished after use, but all tracks are short, so it is not necessary. Acceleration lasts for a few seconds and accelerates your car about 70 km/h above its maximum speed.

If you often shift gears late, the car will sooner or later smoke, break down and catch fire, and you'll have to respawn.

Bonuses (2X GTA$ & RP) & More

  • Drag Races
  • Auto Shop Robbery Contracts
  • Rhino Hunt Adversary Mode
  • Weekly Challenge: Win 2 Drag or Drift Races to receive GTA $100,000 and the Bright Manor Racing Suit

Discounts (50% off)

  • LS Car Meet Takeover
  • LS Car Meet Membership

Discounts (30% off)

  • Auto Shop Properties including Modifications and Upgrades
  • LS Tuners Racing Suits
  • HSW Racing Suits
  • Annis Euros
  • Karin Calico GTF
  • Karin Sultan RS Classic
  • Pegassi Torero
  • Vapid Dominator ASP

Gun Van Primary Discounts

  • 30% Off: Railgun
  • 40% Off for GTA+ Members: Assault SMG

Salvage Yard Robberies

  • Bravado Buffalo EVX (The Cargo Ship Robbery)
  • Lampadati Viseris (The Gangbanger Robbery)
  • Pegassi Toros (The McTony Robbery)

Free Vehicles

  • Prize Ride Challenge: Place Top 5 in the LS Car Meet Series for four days in a row to get the Übermacht Zion Classic
  • The Lucky Wheel Podium: Pfister Growler

Premium Race & Weekly Trials

  • Premium Race: Art to Art
  • Time Trial: Great Ocean Highway
  • HSW Time Trial: Textile City to Stab City

Showrooms & Test Rides

  • Premium Deluxe Motorsport: Canis Kalahari, Dinka Jester (Racecar), Imponte Ruiner, Karin Futo, Pegassi Torero
  • Luxury Autos: Declasse Impaler LX, Vapid Aleutian
  • Test Track (LS Car Meet): Emperor Vectre, Karin Sultan RS Classic, Vapid Dominator ASP
  • Premium Test Ride (HSW): Bravado Banshee

This month's GTA+ bonuses

Until February 7 inclusive, GTA+ subscribers will receive the next bonuses:

  • Free Albany Cavalcade XL
  • Rockstar Atomic Logo Sweater, New Year’s Jacket, New Year’s Pants, Western MC Jacket, and Western MC Pants
  • 1.5X GTA$ and RP on Wildlife Photography Rewards
  • 2X Los Santos Car Meet Reputation

To subscribe, go to the GTA+ website . More details about the benefits of the subscription can be found in the GTA+ guide .