GTA Online Adds ‘Rocket League’ Inspired Mode In Latest Update (VIDEO)
The Grand Theft Auto series sure has evolved from its origins as a simple crime simulator, having grown to encompass all meanings of the term “open world” over the last few years. In addition to all the usual carjacking debauchery, the newest installment GTA Online hasn’t been shy about introducing experiences one wouldn’t normally associate with the franchise, the latest addition apparently being a game of Soccar.
Recently revealed by Rockstar Games, the latest entry to GTA Online’s stunt-driven Arena War mode has introduced a very familiar new mission called Bomb Ball. This competitive mode sees players utilize their vehicles to maneuver large explosive balls into the other team’s goal, gameplay strikingly similar to Psyonix’s Rocket League. However, the main difference seems to be the presence of several balls at once, a number being rigged to explode if not scored within a set time limit. A short video of Bomb Ball in action can be viewed below.
Play Bomb Ball, the brand new Arena War mode in GTA Online
Earn Double GTA$ & RP on the Arena War Series, Client Jobs, Biker Contract Missions and more.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) December 25, 2018
The existence of extreme car soccer in GTA Online was implemented following the game’s Festive Surprise 2018 update, which began rolling out on December 18th. As part of the proceedings, Bomb Ball players will receive double GTA$ & RP while the event is live, which is set to conclude on January 14th. The festive update also adds a blizzard of other wintery goodness such as the sleek racing vehicle Grotti Itali GTO and a set of Grotti & Weeny t-shirts free of charge until January 7th. Full details and further goodies offered by the event can be gathered on the official Rockstar website.
GTA Online is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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