Beach Bum Content Update
|Game(s)||Grand Theft Auto V|
Grand Theft Auto Online
|Date Announced||October 25, 2013.|
|Release Dates||November 19, 2013|
|Protagonists||Michael De Santa|
GTA Online Protagonist
- "Get ready to drop some sea shells with all new vehicles, weaponry and a load of new Jobs"
- ―Rockstar Games.
The Beach Bum Content Update is the first content update for Grand Theft Auto V / Online. It is free and was released on November 19, 2013 as part of the 1.06 patch. It has been stated to be the first of many free and paid updates and DLC's to be released for GTA V / GTA Online.
It contains 4 beach-themed vehicles, 2 weapons, many new beach-themed clothes (e.g. shorts), 4 new haircuts (2 male and 2 female), new tattoos, and 30+ multiplayer jobs. This was followed by the Valentine's Day Massacre Special in February 2014.
Jobs / Services
Multiple jobs around the beaches of San Andreas, mostly in Vespucci Beach, have been added. Amongst these are a Survival on the Del Perro Pier, a deathmatch on Paleto beach and an off-road race from the Zancudo River to North Chumash, amongst others. New gang attacks have also been added in coastal areas.
Character customization (Clothes, haircuts, tattoos, etc.)
Many new beach-themed clothes, for both male and female Online characters, have been automatically added to their wardrobes and can be equipped either in safehouses or in clothing stores. Amongst these are multiple shorts, bucket hats, bathing suits and tank tops. There are also new tribal tattoos and four new haircuts (Two male and two female) with a shaggy look.
Two new weapons are included in the update. Both are automatically added to the singleplayer character inventory and, in Online, can be obtained for free in Ammu-Nation stores.
|A basic melee weapon with surprisingly effective damage, being capable of killing enemies slightly faster than the average Knife.|
|A small compact pistol, bearing good power but short range. An extended magazine can be purchased for it to extend the ammo capacity from 6 to 12 bullets.|
Four new vehicles are included in the update. The road vehicles can be obtained in singleplayer by visiting the characters garages for the land vehicles and the characters dock for the Speeder. In Online, the road vehicles can be obtained free in the in-game website southernsanandreassuperautos.com and the Speeder can be obtained for free in the in-game website docktease.com. They are now no longer free after later updates, and must be paid to acquire them.
|A dune buggy with above average performance and great off-road capabilities, although prone to spin-outs. It slightly resembles the 3D Universe rendition of the BF Injection.|
|An utility off-roading truck strongly inspired by the Citroen Mehari, with sub-par off-road performance due to its thin tire profiles.|
|A Rumpo-based camper van with moderate high speed and mid-level handling, notable for its painted artworks.|
|A returning speed boat from the 3D universe that stands out for being one of the fastest in the game.|
- The name of one Sea Race (Gone Coastal) added with this pack is a reference to the phrase "gone postal", which came from a series of high-profile massacres committed by mentally unstable Postal Service employees.
- All vehicles in this update were free until The High Life Update. This caused controversy, as it was another part of the Cash Card Scam.
- This update, and the Christmas DLC, had all the clothes placed into the player's inventory for free, except the Masks.
- Grand Theft Auto Online Update, October 25, 2013.
- Beach Bum Pack Update November 13, 2013.
- Beach Bum Pack Released November 19, 2013