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Snow, The Gooch, & More Return to GTA Online This Week for the Holidays

The Gooch is back!

The Holidays have arrived in GTA Online, as snowball fights and plenty of other special events are back in the game for a limited time. Don a Snowman Outfit, unwrap a free Candy Cane, and other surprises just for logging in, and much more, including a chance to see “The Gooch,” this season’s meanest criminal.

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  • Find & destroy all 25 Snowmen to earn a GTA$125,000 bonus and the Snowman Outfit
  • Defeat “The Gooch” mugger and get a GTA$ bonus and a free The Gooch Mask
  • Take out the robbers at Weazel Plaza to earn a new weapon, GTA$, RP, and the Season’s Greetings skin for the Pistol MK II
  • Free Candy Cane and other surprise gifts for playing GTA Online any time this week
  • Double GTA$ on Acid Lab Sell Missions
  • Double GTA$ and RP on all Rockstar Created, Rockstar Verified, and Community Series Races
  • Triple GTA$ and RP on Beast Vs. Slasher
  • On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S
    • HSW Premium Test Ride: The Imponte Arbiter GT
    • This week’s HSW Time Trial takes place between North Chumash and Palomino Highlands
  • This week in Simeon’s Premium Deluxe Motorsport Showroom: The Ocelot Ardent (wrapped in the Tartan limited-time livery), Vapid Clique (wrapped in the Marry Cliquemas limited-time livery), Maxwell Vagrant (wrapped in the Blue Tartan limited-time livery), Ocelot Stromberg, and Pegassi Toros
  • On display at the Luxury Autos Showroom: The Annis 300R (only available through December 28th) and Överflöd Entity MT
  • Lucky Wheel Top Prize: Pfister Comet Safari
  • LS Car Meet Prize Ride: Players who win an LS Car Meet Race five days in a row will earn a free Pfister Comet S2 Cabrio
  • LS Car Meet Test Rides: Übermacht Revolter, Pegassi Infernus Classic, and Declasse Drift Tampa
  • 50% off the Homing Launcher and Proximity Mines
  • Vehicle Discounts: 30% off the Declasse Drift Tampa, Pegassi Infernus Classic, Obey Tailgater S, JoBuilt Velum 5-seater plane, Pegassi Toros, Benefactor Schafter V12 (Armored), and Ocelot Stromberg
  • Ongoing Monthly GTA+ Benefits: Free Acid Lab Upgrade for the MTL Brickade 6×6 Service Car, Faster Acid Production Speeds, free Buckingham Alpha-Z1 airplane and LSIA Hangar A17, 1.5X GTA$ and RP on First Dose Missions, Free Holiday Clothing, and much more
  • Prime Gaming Bonuses: GTA Online players who successfully connect their Rockstar Games Social Club account with Prime Gaming will get GTA$125K and a free Sprunk Snowflakes Festive sweater just for playing anytime this week

Be sure to check back each week for all of your GTA Online updates. And while you’re here, you can also look at the official interview with Franklin Clinton voice actor Shawn Fonteno. In this exclusive conversation, the actor talks about his work as Franklin, the character’s return to the game, and much more.

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Andrew McMahon
Andrew was Twinfinite's Features Editor from 2020 through until March 2023 and wrote for the site from 2018. He has wandered around with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications sitting in his back pocket for a while now, all the while wondering what he is going to do for a career. Luckily, video games have always been there, especially as his writing career progresses.