Smuggler’s Run Update for Grand Theft Auto Online Is Now Live

Soar across Los Santos in the latest Grand Theft Auto Online update.

on August 31, 2017 12:09 AM

Rockstar Games has announced a brand-new update for Grand Theft Auto Online, which introduces business opportunities by using air corridors above Los Santos and Blaine County.

The Smuggler’s Run update add a fresh lineup of planes, choppers, and ultralights, which can be used as highly viable methods for transporting illegal cargo across the game. The update also introduces seven new aircraft – the Buckingham Alpha-Z1, LF-22 Starling, Mammoth Tula, Nagasaki Havok, Nagasaki Ultralight, V-65 Molotok, and Western Rogue; each one is designed to fit any mission you tackle. On top of that, the update features new properties that can serve as your headquarters that players can use as optional living quarters, aircraft custom workshop, office, show floor and aircraft storage.

In addition to new vehicles, Smuggler’s Run also adds Motor Wars as a new Adversary Mode. The goal of each match places players in claustrophobic space, competing in a lethal scavenger hunt. Like in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, players are placed in teams of four and must work together as a unit, to find a vehicle, and become the last team standing.

Lastly, the new update introduces a new car, the Vapid Retinue, and the Grotti Vision as well as new clothes and tattoos. Currently, the developer is offering discounts on the latest in-game clothing unlocks until September 4th.

You can check out some new screenshots as well as the patch notes below this article. Grand Theft Auto Online is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

SEVEN NEW AIRCRAFTS
The skies above Los Santos are about to get a lot more interesting. Everything from vintage dog fighters to miniature choppers to cold war bombers is now in stock (and available at a special trade price for committed smugglers). These magnificent flying machines can be stored in your private Hangar, and customized using a range of options including engine and handling upgrades, countermeasures, liveries, weapons, bombs and more with the investment in an Aircraft Workshop. You can even drop off any aircraft in your Pegasus inventory and display (or store) them in your Hangar, allowing you to call them up as your own Personal Vehicle from the Player Interaction menu. Here’s a look at all the new inventory available now at Elitás Travel and Warstock Cache & Carry:

  • Buckingham Alpha-Z1 – A speedster’s dream and a smuggler’s preferred getaway racer. Engine: four cylinders, fixed pitch. Wing area: 66 square feet. Top Speed: routinely fatal. Available from Elitás Travel.
  • LF-22 Starling – One moment you’re on the runway, slowly inching into position, wondering what all the fuss is about. The next, you’re 220 feet in the air and rising, a shrieking human speck on the front end of a blazing rocket trail headed straight for the stratosphere. The LF-22 Starling packs mounted rockets, optional homing missiles and bombs for extra punch. Available from Warstock Cache & Carry.
  • Mammoth Tula – Remember the kid who always had a multitool with him? Remember how popular he was? Well, if he had survived high school, there’s only one set of keys he would have in his fanny pack: the Tula is a quad-prop monster with VTOL and water-landing capabilities, space for turrets and a bomb bay, and the capacity for JATO upgrades. Be prepared. Available from Warstock Cache & Carry.
  • Nagasaki Havok – In the world of tactical air support, bigger is better, right? Wrong. Incredibly small and highly maneuverable, if the Havok was any smaller you’d have to stay on the ground and use a phone app to fly it. Throw the option for a machine-gun upgrade and decoy flares, and you’re going into any negotiations with a serious edge. Available from Elitás Travel.
  • Nagasaki Ultralight – What red-blooded American hasn’t gazed at an eagle as it soars through an empty sky, refined by millions of years of evolution into the epitome of aerial dexterity and lethal precision and wondered: what could be more dignified, more transcendent? Well, now you know. Available from Elitás Travel.
  • V-65 Molotok – The poster child for brutalizing military chic, the V-65 Molotok has been reproduced in juntas and dictatorships right across the developing world, and that’s not just because of the lethal efficiency of its twin nose-mounted machine guns. It’s because when you look this merciless, the battle’s won before you’ve even taken off. Available from Warstock Cache & Carry.
  • Western Rogue – To the casual observer, the Rogue looks like a classic, single-prop training aircraft. And that’s exactly what you want them to think. Because with room for machine guns, missiles, anti-intercept countermeasures and a full-size bomb bay, you’ll have those casual observers running for any available cover. Available from Warstock Cache & Carry.

NEW ADVERSARY MODE: MOTOR WARS
Blending the adrenaline rush of Drop Zone with the claustrophobic tension of a match of Penned In, this brutal Adversary Mode is a deadly scavenger hunt where second place is not an option. Up to four teams parachute into a periodically shrinking kill box strewn with a lethal assortment of guns, explosives, and Weaponized Vehicles. Work together, find a vehicle, and fight opposing teams and the shrinking map to survive and win.

NEW CARS: VAPID RETINUE AND GROTTI VISIONE
Your head may be in the clouds, but that doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten the smell of burning rubber. Whether it’s the seductive panache of the Vapid Retinue or the ozone-burning brilliance of the Grotti Vision, there’s something new in town to remind you that no matter how many air miles you rack up, nothing can replace the open road.

NEW APPAREL
In this brave new world of low-duty high-profit trade, you have to look the part – and no self-respecting smuggler would be seen dead or alive this season without the latest clothes and tattoos. So whether you’re an urban pirate, a fighter ace, or you just need some thermal and night-vision headgear for your next cargo sale, there’s something new in town for you.

BONUSES AND MORE…
Hit up the Social Club Events page for details on all the latest discounts plus in-game clothing unlocks featuring the latest additions to the Rockstar Apparel collection at the Warehouse. And stay tuned for details on our #Smugglers Snapmatic Event and Social Club Sweepstakes…

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Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.