Grand Theft Auto Online Beach Bum DLC hits next week

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 13, 2013 9:35am PST

Though the days are drawing in and Jack Frost visits at night, Grand Theft Auto Online is getting ready to hit the beach. Rockstar today announced that the free 'Beach Bum' DLC will arrive next Tuesday, November 19, with patch 1.06. It'll add new Jobs and oodles of beach fun equipment, including dune buggies, board shorts, tribal tattoos, and a broken bottle to swing around.

The "slew" of new Jobs include "beach-themed" Races, Deathmatches, Parachutes, Last Team Standings, Survivals, and Gang Attacks, Rockstar explained in a blog post today.

To make it all the more sunny, criminals can pootle around in four new vehicles--a dune buggy, off-road truck, beach camper van, and the series classic Speeder speedboat--and dress in beach gear including garish surfer garb, tribal tattoos, and shaggy hair, just like all the real surfers on television teen dramas have.

Beach Bum's new vehicles and weapons will be available in the single-player campaign too.

This is "the first of many" content updates in the works, according to Rockstar, which teases that it'll soon say more about the Content Creator, co-op Heists, and Capture the Flag, as well as "exciting" updates to the single-player.

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    Though the days are drawing in and Jack Frost visits at night, Grand Theft Auto Online is getting ready to hit the beach. Rockstar today announced that the free 'Beach Bum' DLC will arrive next Tuesday, November 19, with patch 1.06. It'll add new Jobs and oodles of beach fun equipment, including dune buggies, board shorts, tribal tattoos, and a broken bottle to swing around.

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    • GTA 5 Online is closer to what I'd consider the perfect game than anything else so far. Honestly the tech isn't out there yet to make it truly a perfect game, not for probably a decade at least, but they are certainly moving in the right direction. That being said, I'm actually looking forward to DLC in a non-MMORPG for the first time that I can remember. I've bought it before for shooters and Mass Effect, but I didn't really look forward to it and many times I've just paid for it without playing any of it.

      Personally I'd like to see them double the big complicated missions if not triple them. They limit these missions because they pay so much more, but I'd much prefer less reward if they can increase them and increase how complicated and reliant on teamwork they are. It takes forever to find one on top of the load times into and out of Random Missions you're not interested in.

      I'd also like to see better social hubs for players to gravitate toward. Maybe some kind of floating blimp night club like in Just Cause 2. I was going to originally suggest some cool island, underwater, or blimp-type apartment/homes options but I realize that those wouldn't really allow for land vehicle garages, but maybe at least give us these locations to play around in and make them sort of hard to get to.