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GTA Online adds the laser guns from its in-game cartoon show

I wish I could say that with its latest update, GTA Online has jumped the shark, but it already has guns like the Up-n-Atomizer. Perhaps it's jumping another shark of at least equal size. Anyway look, you can now buy your very own portable laser cannons, as seen in the in-game cartoon show Republican Space Rangers.

Yesterday's update adds the Unholy Hellbringer and Widowmaker to the inventory at your local Ammu-Nation. The former has a rifle-like frame with a drum mag and costs $449,000, while the latter is carried underarm like a minigun, has a maxed-out fire rate, and costs $499,000. A variety of garish skins are available for both, with prices starting at $5,250.

These prices put them among the most expensive personal weapons in the game. One big advantage they have – as you can see in the gameplay video below courtesy of GTA Series – is that they each have a magazine size of 9,999, so you don't need to worry about reloading them until all your rounds are spent.

The guns are based on those carried by the all-American protagonists of Republican Space Rangers, a cartoon show that runs on GTA’s in-game TV channel Weazel. The Rangers patrol the universe eliminating perceived threats to America, guided by their motto: “shoot first; ask questions never!”

Here’s the announcement on developer Rockstar’s website. Double GTA$ and RP on the Arena War Series, along with three vehicle-based competitive modes, is still running until January 14. All biker business sales are paying double cash for the same period.

If you’d like to take advantage of that, there’s no better time to add a new business to your criminal empire, with 35% off biker businesses this week. That’s along with the following discounts:

  • Facilities  – 30% off
  • Grotti X80 Proto – 35% off
  • Mammoth Hydra – 35% off
  • Nagasaki Shotaro – 35% off
  • Weeny Issi Classic – 35% off
  • Dewbauchee Vagner – 30% off
  • Mammoth Thruster – 30% off
  • Mammoth Avenger – 35% off
  • Ocelot Stromberg – 30% off
  • Pegassi Zentorno – 30% off
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