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Rockstar operates a continual update program for Grand Theft Auto Online, periodically releasing free content updates that introduce new features, vehicles, weapons and game modes into the game. Several of these updates, particularly themed updates based around a particular holiday or significant date, have been time-limited updates that are automatically rendered unavailable again after the update period has expired.

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BeachBum1-GTAV Beach Bum Update — Content update introducing two new weapons (the Broken Bottle and the SNS Pistol), three new cars (the BF Bifta, the Canis Kalahari and the Bravado Paradise) and a new boat (the Pegassi Speeder), as well as additional beach-themed clothing, tattoos, hairstyles and jobs. The weapons and vehicles are also available in GTA V's story mode. The update was released on November 19th, 2013.
Capture2Artwork-GTAV Content Creator — Content update introducing a job editor, allowing players to create their own deathmatches and races. The update was released on December 10th, 2013.
CaptureCreator-GTAO Capture — Content update introducing GTA's take on the classic Capture the Flag mode. The update was released on December 18th, 2013.
Christmas-GTAV-postcard Holiday Gifts — Time-limited content update with a festive theme, including Christmas-themed clothing. Snowfall was also present across San Andreas on Christmas Day. The update was released on December 24th, 2013, and new content was removed when the update period expired on January 5th, 2014.

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ValentinesDayMassacreArtwork-GTAV Valentine's Day Massacre Special — Time-limited content with a classic gangster theme, including a new weapon (the Gusenberg Sweeper) and a new car (the Albany Roosevelt), as well as additional gangster-themed clothing, hairstyles and actions. The weapon and vehicle were also available in GTA V's story mode. The update was released on February 13th, 2014, and new content became unavailable when the update period expired on March 3rd, 2014 (although it is still available to those who purchased it before this).
BusinessArtwork-GTAV Business Update — Content update introducing two new weapons (the Heavy Pistol and the Special Carbine), three new cars (the Albany Alpha, the Dinka Jester and the Grotti Turismo R) and a new plane (the Buckingham Vestra), as well as additional formal clothing, hairstyles and tattoos. The weapons and vehicles are also available in GTA V's story mode. The update was released on March 4th, 2014.
The High Life Update High Life Update — Content update introducing a new weapon (the Bullpup Rifle), three new cars (the Enus Huntley S, the Dewbauchee Massacro and the Pegassi Zentorno) and a new motorcycle (the Dinka Thrust), as well as additional high-end clothing, apartments, jobs and contact missions. Players will also have the ability to own two properties simultaneously. The weapons and vehicles are also available in GTA V's story mode. The update was released on May 13th, 2014.
HipsterUpdate-GTAO I'm Not a Hipster Update — Content update introducing two new weapons (the Vintage Pistol and the Antique Cavalry Dagger), seven new cars (the Lampadati Pigalle, the Vapid Blade, the Declasse Rhapsody, the Vulcar Warrener, the Benefactor Glendale, the Benefactor Panto and the Benefactor Dubsta 6x6), 12 new jobs and a host of other adjustments, game tuning and exploit fixes. The update was released on June 17th, 2014.
The Independe Day Update Artwork Independence Day Special — Time-limited content with a July 4th theme, including two new weapons (the Musket and the Firework Launcher), a new vehicle (the Vapid Liberator) and a new motorcycle (the Western Sovereign), as well as additional USA-themed clothing, hairstyle, face-paint and rural safehouses. The weapons and vehicles are also available in GTA V's story mode. The update was released on July 1st, 2014, and content became unavailable when the update period expired on August 1st, 2014 (although it is still available to those who purchased it before this). The update was made available for a second time the following year, from July 1st to July 6th, 2015.
SanAndreasFlightSchoolUpdate-GTAO San Andreas Flight School Update — Content update introducing a new car (the Invetero Coquette Classic), a new helicopter (the Buckingham Swift) and two new planes (the Western Company Besra and the Buckingham Miljet). The update also introduces the Flight School to GTA Online and adds new patriotic parachutes based on the flags of various countries. The ability to buy a second, reserve parachute has been added. Payouts from contact missions were reduced. The update was released on August 19th, 2014.
LastTeamStandingArtwork-GTAV Last Team Standing Update — Content update introducing two new weapons (the Marksman Rifle and the Heavy Shotgun), one new car (the Lampadati Furore GT) and two new motorcycles (the Shitzu Hakuchou and the Liberty City Cycles Innovation), as well as new clothing items and jobs. Last Team Standing mode was also added to the Content Creator. The update was released on October 2nd, 2014.
GTAV-Festive-Surprise-Title Festive Surprise — Time-limited content update with a festive theme, including two new weapons (Proximity Mines and the Homing Rocket Launcher) and four new vehicles (the Bravado Rat-Truck, the Vapid Slamvan, and race car versions of the Dewbauchee Massacro and Dinka Jester), as well as Christmas-themed clothing. The update also allowed players to purchase a third property. The update was released on December 18th, 2014, and time-limited content became unavailable when the update period expired on January 5, 2015; however, the new weapons, vehicles and ability to purchase extra safehouses remained in the game after this.

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HeistsArtwork-GTAV Heists Update — Major content update introducing a new gun (the Flare Gun), seven new land vehicles (the Declasse Gang Burrito, the Karin Kuruma (Armored), the Vapid Guardian, the Lampadati Casco, the HVY Insurgent (Pick-Up), the Karin Technical and the Maibatsu Mule (Armored)), two new motorbikes (the Dinka Enduro and Principe Lectro), two new helicopters (the Buckingham Valkyrie and the Savage) and two new planes (the Jobuilt Velum 5-Seater and the Mammoth Hydra). The update also introduces Heists and Adversary Modes to GTA Online. The update was released on March 10th, 2015. Unlike previous content updates, none of the new content was added to singleplayer.
IllGottenGainPt1Artwork-GTAO Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 — Content update introducing a new weapon (the Coil Combat PDW), four new cars (the Pegassi Osiris, the Enus Windsor, the Albany Virgo and the Benefactor Stirling GT) and deluxe gold-colored variants of two existing aircraft (the Buckingham Luxor and Swift), as well as new clothing items. The update was released on June 10th, 2015.
Ill-Gotten-Gains-Part2-Artwork Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 — Content update introducing two new weapons (Marksman Pistol and Knuckledusters), four new cars (the Progen T20, the Vapid Chino, the Invetero Coquette BlackFin and the Coil Brawler), a new motorbike (the Dinka Vindicator) and a new boat (the Lampadati Toro), as well as new clothing items. This was the last update to be added to 7th generation consoles (confirmed by Rockstar Games here); all subsequent updates are exclusive to 8th generation consoles and PC. The update was released on July 8th, 2015.
Freemode-Update-Artwork Freemode Events Update — Major content update introducing the Rockstar Editor to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with new features, the latter of which also came to the PC version. The update also features a new Freemode Events mode for GTA Online, which has no loading screens, and optimizes customization features for creating GTA Online sessions. It adds new game modes, features and Adversary Modes, which also feature no loading menus and don't require lobbies. The update was released on September 15th, 2015.
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GTA Online: Lowriders — Content update introducing two new weapons (the Machine Pistol and the Machete), two new cars (the Willard Faction (Custom) and the Declasse Moonbeam (Custom)), deluxe 'custom' variants of four existing vehicles (the Albany Primo Custom, the Albany Buccaneer Custom, the Vapid Chino Custom and the Declasse Voodoo Custom), a new car customization garage (Benny's Original Motor Works) and an array of new lowrider car customization options, including hydraulics, engine covers, air-filters, interiors and stereos, as well as new contact missions and Adversary Modes, and new clothing options. The update also allowed players to purchase a fourth property. The update was released on October 20th, 2015.
Halloween-Surprise-Artwork-GTAO Halloween Surprise — Time-limited content update introducing a new weapon (the Flashlight) and two new cars (the Albany Fränken Stange and the Albany Lurcher), as well as a new Adversary Mode, "Slasher", and new Halloween-themed masks. The update was released on October 29th, 2015, and content became unavailable when the update period expired on November 16th, 2015 (although it will still be available to those who purchased it before this).

Executives And Other Criminals
GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals — Major content update introducing two new weapons (the Heavy Revolver and the Switchblade), ten new cars (the Benefactor Turreted Limo, the Benefactor Schafter LWB (Armored), the Benefactor Schafter V12 (Armored), the Imponte Nightshade, the Declasse Mamba, the Bravado Verlierer, the Enus Cognoscenti (Armored), the Enus Cognoscenti 55 (Armored), the Gallivanter Baller LE (Armored) and the Gallivanter Baller LWB (Armored)), three new helicopters (the Buckingham SuperVolito (Carbon), the Buckingham Valkyrie MOD.0 and a new variant of the Cargobob) and five new boats (new variants of the Nagasaki Dinghy, the Speedophile Seashark, the Pegassi Speeder, the Shitzu Tropic and the Lampadati Toro), as well as additional clothing items, a new Adversary Mode, "Extraction", new Freemode Events and Challenges, and the ability to form criminal Organizations in free roam. The update also introduces the ability to purchase stilt homes in the Vinewood Hills, fully staffed and upgradeable Super Yachts, and new high-end apartments with customizable interiors. Players can also now purchase a fifth property. The update was released on December 15th, 2015.
FestiveSurprise2015-GTAO-Artwork Festive Surprise 2015 — Time-limited content update with a festive theme, introducing a new car (the Declasse Tampa), as well as a new Adversary Mode, "Beast vs. Slasher", the return of festive clothes, outfits, and accessories, plus snowfall across San Andreas. The update was released in two parts: the first, introducing the clothing and adding Christmas trees to safehouses and in Legion Square, was released on December 21st, 2015, while the second, introducing the Tampa and snowfall, was released on December 23rd. Snowfall was removed after Chrsitmas but returned for the New Year period. Time-limited content became unavailable when the update period expired on January 5th, 2016; however, the Tampa remained in the game after this.

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DropZone-GTAO-Promo January 2016 Update — Content update introducing wide-body variants of two existing vehicles (the Bravado Banshee 900R and the Karin Sultan RS), as well as a new Adversary Mode, "Drop Zone", and new clothing items. The update was released on January 28, 2016.
BeMyValentineUpdate-GTAO-Artwork GTA Online: Be My Valentine — Content update with a gangster theme introducing a new weapon (the Gusenberg Sweeper) and two new cars (the Albany Roosevelt and the Albany Roosevelt Valor), as well as a new Adversary Mode, "Till Death Do Us Part", and additional gangster-themed clothing, most of which returned from the time-limited Valentine's Day Massacre update. The update was released on February 10, 2016.
LowridersCustomClassics-VideoArtwork-GTAO Lowriders: Custom Classics — Content update introducing two new weapons (the Double Barreled Shotgun and the Compact Rifle), a new car (the Albany Virgo Classic (Custom)) and deluxe 'custom' variants of five existing vehicles (Willard Faction Custom Donk, the Vapid Slamvan Custom, the Declasse Tornado Custom and the Vapid Minivan Custom), as well as a new Adversary Mode, "Sumo", and new clothing items. The update was released on March 15, 2016.
GTAOFAFF-Artwork-GTAO GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony — Content update introducing seven new land vehicles (the Benefactor XLS (Armored), the Vapid FMJ, the Pegassi Reaper, the Enus Windsor Drop, the Grotti Bestia GTS, the Bravado Rumpo Custom and the HVY Brickade), a new plane (the Buckingham Nimbus), a new helicopter (the Buckingham Volatus) and a new boat (the Tug), as well as the ability for players to become the CEO of a criminal organization and buy offices and warehouses, as well as buy and sell contraband. The update was released on June 7, 2016.
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GTA Online: Cunning Stunts — Content update including ten new land vehicles (the Annis RE-7B, the Emperor ETR1, the Progen Tyrus, the Obey Omnis, the Lampadati Tropos Rallye, the Grotti Brioso R/A, the Vapid Trophy Truck, the Vapid Desert Raid, the Nagasaki BF400, and the Western Gargoyle), Stunt Races, and new clothing items. The update was released on July 12th, 2016.
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GTA Online: Bikers — Content update including thirteen new land vehicles (the LCC Avarus, the Maibatsu Manchez, the Nagasaki Chimera, the Nagasaki Street Blazer, the Pegassi Faggio Mod, the Pegassi Faggio Sport, the Shitzu Defiler, the Shitzu Hakuchou Drag, the Western Nightblade, the Western Rat Bike, the Western Wolfsbane, the Western Zombie Bobber, and the Western Zombie Chopper), new clothing items, tattoos, weapons, and the ability to purchase Clubhouses to run a Motorcycle Club and Businesses were added. The update was released on October 4th, 2016.
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GTA Online: Import/Export — Major content update including eighteen new land vehicles (the Annis Elegy Retro Custom, the BF Ramp Buggy (2 variants), the Brute Armored Boxville, the Coil Rocket Voltic, the Imponte Ruiner (unobtainable wrecked variant), the Imponte Ruiner 2000, the Jobuilt Phantom Wedge, the Karin Technical Aqua, the MTL Wastelander, the Nagasaki Blazer Aqua, the Ocelot Penetrator, the Pegassi Tempesta, the Principe Diabolus, and the Principe Diabolus Custom), new clothing items, tattoos, and the ability to purchase a Vehicle Warehouse, start Vehicle Cargo missions, and Special Vehicle Work. 9 Vehicle Warehouses, 8 Special Vehicle Work missions, 8 new VIP Work missions and a new Adversary Mode, Turf Wars, were added. The update was released on December 13th, 2016.

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SpecialVehicleCircuit-GTAO-Artwork Cunning Stunts: Special Vehicle Circuit — Content update introducing Special Vehicle Stunt Races, expanding upon the Cunning Stunts update with 20 new races for the Blazer Aqua, Ruiner 2000 and Rocket Voltic. Also introduces a new supercar, the Progen GP1. The update was released on March 14th, 2017.
Gunrunning-GTAO-Artwork GTA Online: Gunrunning — Major content update introducing Gunrunning business, Bunkers and many new vehicles including Weaponized Vehicles. The update was released on June 13th, 2017.
SmugglersRun-GTAO-Artwork GTA Online: Smuggler's Run — Major content update introducing Air Freight Cargo missions, expanding upon the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update. The update focuses on air freight, aircraft hangars are now purchasable to store many new weaponised air vehicles.