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This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
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"Teams of paratroopers jump from Cargobobs hovering high above, then race to the ground to seize and maintain control of a small, exposed patch of terra firma. No man is an island here - you and your squad mates will need to attack and defend as a unit."
Rockstar Newswire description

Drop Zone[1] is an Adversary Mode featured in Grand Theft Auto Online added as part of the January 2016 Update.


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"Teams jump from an aircraft and parachute to the ground where they attempt to control the 'drop zone'. First team that captures the drop zone wins. The time doesn't have to be continuous. If no team wins in the time limit, sudden death will be triggered. Two, Three or Four teams can compete."
Rockstar Social Club Description.

With four teams and up to 16 players zeroed in on the target area, this mode is fast, chaotic and prone to huge swings in fortune. First team to hold the drop zone for a total of two non-continuous minutes wins.

It is essentially a mix of Parachuting and a standard Deathmatch.


See Also: January 2016 Update/Character Customization

Each team color also has a corresponding parachute pack color.


"Adrenaline junkies will enjoy one of our faster paced Adversary Modes, Drop Zone. Barrel through the air at top speed with your team towards the demarcated area and lock it down for as long as you can."
— Description
  • While holding down the fort, keep on the move as a strategically placed Sniper bullet to the head could be just around the corner.
  • Although the players' bar increases quicker if they have more team members inside the smoke, there are plenty of tactical opportunities to be had by staying just out of sight with a long-range weapon so players can better provide cover fire and draw away the enemy from the team.
  • To the point above, this also enables the player to cover for fallen comrades and make a dash for the smoke to keep the bar filling whilst waiting for their return to the battlefield.
  • The player will be taking a lot of hits when he is out in the open, so make strategic runs to pick up health and armor in between attacks.
  • Players within the zone can also stave off incoming enemies by shooting their Parachutes and thus turning them around or pushing them away from their intended target.
  • For those unlucky enough to have their chute gunned down, quickly detach and open the reserve to save time trying to run back to the area.


There are five Drop Zone missions in GTA Online, each one at a different location, all of them located in Los Santos. They are as follows:

Image Description Map
DropZone-GTAO-SS1 Drop Zone I: The Drop Zone is located at the fountain plaza of the FIB Headquarters, Pillbox Hill. DropZone-GTAO-Map1
DropZone-GTAO-SS2 Drop Zone II: The Drop Zone is located at the sports venue of the University of San Andreas, Richman. DropZone-GTAO-Map2
DropZone-GTAO-SS3 Drop Zone III: The Drop Zone is located at the Los Santos Naval Port, Elysian Island. DropZone-GTAO-Map3
DropZone-GTAO-SS4 Drop Zone IV: The Drop Zone is located at the Nikola Avenue cul-de-sac in Mirror Park. DropZone-GTAO-Map4
DropZone-GTAO-SS5 Drop Zone V: The Drop Zone is located on the Sisyphus Theater stage in Vinewood Hills. DropZone-GTAO-Map5


External Links


  1. If Drop Zone is being controlled by Green Team.
  2. If Drop Zone is being controlled by Orange Team.
  3. If Drop Zone is being controlled by Purple Team.
  4. If Drop Zone is being controlled by Pink Team.


  1. GTA Online Updates Today: Drop Zone Adversary Mode plus New Sultan and Banshee Customizable Wide Body Race Cars. Rockstar Newswire (January 28, 2016).
  2. GTA Online Game Tips: Sumo, Rhino Hunt & Drop Zone. Rockstar Newswire (April 12, 2016).


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