GTA Online (GTAO), GTA 5’s hugely popular Online mode, is all set to receive the long-awaited free summer 2023 update, “GTA Online: San Andreas Mercenaries,” on June 13, 2023.
GTA Online: San Andreas Mercenaries Coming On June 13
Rockstar Games, the developer behind the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) franchise, on Friday announced that the free expansion would see a team of elite pilots and ex-military operators teaming up to fight against San Andreas’ largest private military, Merryweather Security, spanning across the streets, seas, and skies.
To combat the evil private security force, a new character named Charlie Reed, an expert aircraft mechanic and ace pilot, will assemble a squadron of proficient aviators and guns-for-hire known only as the Los Santos Angels.
Players will take on new lucrative private work involving stealing sensitive data from server farms, carrying out raids, and dropping explosive payloads on high-value targets across the state. Rockstar also promises “spontaneous opportunities” to liberate cash and commodities from lucrative roving targets.
Further, the upcoming update will enable players to change the Mammoth Avenger into an “enhanced aerial command center” equipped with a new Operations Terminal and weapons system upgrades.
The developer also says that “new and experienced smugglers will also benefit from a range of upgrades for Avenger and Hangar owners, including the ability to store and customize your Avenger from your Hangar, or even store and access your Avenger without owning a Hangar or Facility property.”
San Andreas Mercenaries will also include new random events, a brand-new Tactical SMG perfect for firing while driving, daily time trials, and much more.
Lastly, several player-requested improvements are being added to the game, including the following:
- When calling Mors Mutual Insurance, you’ll be able to claim all destroyed vehicles at once.
- An alternate sprint control option (hold to sprint) will be added to the Settings Menu.
- Custom description tags for garages to help quickly locate your favorite rides.
- The Willard Eudora and Albany Classique Broadway will become eligible for Taxi Work when using Taxi Liveries.
- Updates to the Creator to incorporate additional props and weather options, including snow.
GTA Online: San Andreas Mercenaries will be available on all platforms, including PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on June 13. We expect Rockstar to reveal more information in the coming days.