There are some of us who’ve always considered GTA to be an expansion of Driver – a handbrake-heavy car chase game with some really advanced background simulation.
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That’s who last week’s GTA Online update, which the full-grown adults at Rockstar called Cunning Stunts, was for. It augmented the game with gleefully silly courses in canyons, over water and through tubes tucked around Los Santos’ skyscrapers. And already, somehow, Rockstar are adding more.
The new-new update installs six more stunt races and three vehicles fit for the job – the Ocelot Lynx, Declasse Drift Tampa and Western Cliffhanger, all with lovingly fake Rockstar names.
They’ll fill out the sports and motorbike classes in particular, which will be useful for surviving slingshots and vertical drops around Mount Chiliad, suicidal dirt bike jumps in the country, and penthouse-height races through the city.
Login before July 25 and you’ll get a free silver jumpsuit, and there’s a 20% discount on all properties with garages this week – not to mention spoilers, wheels, tire smoke, skirts, exhausts and horns. Never been a better time to live your Evel Knievel fantasies, tbh. Do you think you might?