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GTA Online Christmas Update 2021 and Snow Release Date & Time

Christmas comes to GTA Online once again!

December 22, 2021

With the Christmas season upon us once again, GTA Online players are eager to know what festivities are in store for them for 2021. With free vehicles and gifts expected to arrive in the 2021 Festive Surprise Event, as well as snow gracing Los Santos, it’s sure to be a good year for GTA Online players.

For anyone eager to get in on the festive GTA fun this year, but doesn’t own a copy of GTA V, you’ll be pleased to know that Rockstar Games are currently holding a special Holiday Sale until January 5th. Make sure to pick up GTA V whilst it’s discounted by visiting the Rockstar Store.

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When Is The GTA V and GTA Online Christmas Update 2021?

Although yet to be officially announced by Rockstar Games, the GTA Online Christmas 2021 Update, also known as the Festive Surprise Event, is expected to begin on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021.

New GTA Online updates are usually released at 2AM PT / 5AM ET / 10AM GMT, give or take an hour on either side.

With the current GTA Online event taking place until Wednesday, December 22nd, and new updates often arriving on a Thursday, it’s highly likely that the 2021 Christmas Update will arrive on December 23rd. But, should the official date differ from the one mentioned above, we will be sure to update this article.

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When Will It Snow In GTA Online 2021?

Snow will arrive in GTA Online on the same date as the Christmas 2021 Update, which will be Thursday, December 23rd, 2021.

Fans can expect the whole of Las Santos to be covered in snow until sometime in January, players are usually able to pick up snow and have snowball fights with one another whilst it’s available on the map.

There will also likely be plenty of free gifts and content for players to discover in the 2021 Festive Surprise Event for GTA Online, including free vehicles and a plethora of Christmas outfits to purchase.

Leaked Holiday Gifts For GTA Online

According to Tez2 on the GTA Forums, players will be receiving some free gifts throughout the holiday period. Starting on Christmas Day (December 25th), GTA Online players will receive the following items:

  • Clownfish Mask
  • Red Festive Tee
  • Firework Launcher
  • 20x Firework Rockets
  • Full Snacks
  • Full Armor
  • 25 x Sticky Bombs
  • 25 x Grenades
  • 5 x Proximity Mines

Followed by even more freebies on New Years Day (January 1st):

  • Brown Sea Lion Mask
  • Green Festive Tee
  • Firework Launcher
  • 20 x Firework Rockets
  • Full Snacks
  • Full Armor
  • 25 x Sticky Bombs
  • 25 x Grenades
  • 5 x Proximity Mines

Of course, take this information with a pinch of salt until it’s made official by Rockstar Games, but it’s highly likely fans will be receiving plenty of free content over the holiday period.

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