The GTA Online Diamond Casino Heist Is Here

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Time for the heist.
Time for the heist. Rockstar Games

It's time to prepare and pull off what may be the most daring and sophisticated robbery yet in the city of Los Santos as the GTA Online Diamond Casino Heist is live. There's a total of 12 new playable mini-games available along with five new heist vehicles. While you're at it, take the time to enjoy the new tunes.

Everyone by now probably knows that The Diamond Casino & Resort is being controlled by the Duggans, who wrestled it away from Tao Cheng and the Triads. Over the past few weeks there have been cryptic texts being sent and it turns out its coming from the Cheng Family Holdings. The texts are from Tao's younger sister, Georgina Cheng, who also serves as the VP of the company. Cheng is planning to hit the Duggans where it hurts the most by breaking into the casino's highly secure vault and taking everything from it. Working with Georgina is the socially awkward criminal mastermind Lester Crest who has a vast network of resources and is more than willing to help.

New Playable Games

To succeed at such a big score, it's time to get the right location, crew, and gear. The good news is that Lester already has most of these ready. All you need to do is meet up with Lester in Mirror Park. After that, it's time to get the new Arcade property by tapping into Maze Bank Foreclosures. To be able to get your operation off the ground, you're going to need to stock your property with some playable retro arcade cabinets. You'll probably need some help as well breaking into the ‘gaming’ industry. There are a total of 12 playable games which are:

  • Badlands Revenge II
    • Marauders, road agents, thieves, and even revenue men have invaded this rather peaceful frontier. It's time to use your weapons wisely and get rid of those who would threaten your way of life.
  • The Wizard’s Ruin
    • An evil wizard has kidnapped Grog and imprisoned him inside the terrifying fortress. As Thog, you need to fight through enchanted forests, ghastly swamps, labyrinths of decay and battle terrifying enemies in order to rescue your brother using your mighty sword and magical engorging potions found along the way.
  • Race and Chase - Street Legal
    • It’s time for a race across the heartland and through the densest metropolises of America. In your flashy sports car, you need to blast past obstacles and make sure to available pedestrians, and even hairy beasts, on the highway.
  • Race and Chase - Crotch Rockets
    • Soup up your superbike and rage havoc on the highway. Race against time through city and suburb and be sure to steer clear of obstructions while avoiding eating asphalt.
  • Race and Chase - Get Truckin’
    • With your canine companion, rev up your truck and race across America avoiding obstacles like slow drivers and the occasional wandering sasquatch in order to beat the clock and take home the glory.
  • Space Monkey 3: Bananas Gone Bad
    • The villainous Dr. Dank has hijacked all cargo spaceships from Ecuadorian 5 Quadrant and used his transmogrification ray in order to turn the bananas evil. The question is what do you do when the only thing you ever loved turns against you? The future of evolution hangs in the balance as Space Monkey goes against the evil bananas and defeat Dr. Dank.
  • Shiny Wasabi Kitty Claw
    • Princess Robot Bubblegum’s new bestie Shiny Wasabi Kitty brings her anime whimsy to the classic arcade claw machine. See if you're lucky enough to grab a fantastic prize.
  • Nazar Speaks Fortune Teller
    • The timeless clairvoyant Madame Nazar is offering to read your future and fortune. What lies ahead? Is it great riches or are you going to find love? It's time to find out.
  • The Love Professor
    • Take your partner to Love Professor and learn what kind of relationship you're going to have. Are you too going to be BFF's or just be platonic? Is it true love, being friends with benefits, or get divorced.
  • Defender of the Faith (Degenatron classic)
    • This classic arcade game has that spawned many imitators of its novel yet complex gameplay. Use your flying red square and save the green dot in order to secure your immortality and place in the afterlife.
  • Monkey’s Paradise (Degenatron classic)
    • This simian simulator took arcades by storm back in the 80s. Swing from green dot to green dot using your red square monkey and show the world who sits at the top of the food chain.
  • Penetrator (Degenatron classic)
    • In the deep dark reaches of space, an evil menace threatens earth. Smash those green dots inside the mysterious red square and save humanity.

Time to Prep

Once you get the Arcade up and running, the next place is the basement planning area where the real work begins. This hideout has three planning boards and also provides a place to store getaway vehicles and heist prep equipment. This also allows you to stage rehearsals and practice cracking vaults and hacking doors with your crew.

The crucial things now are to gather intel and prepare some comprehensive reconnaissance with your crew. That means taking on preparatory missions in order to have the option to go the extra mile by documenting various entry points, destroying supply shipments, and gathering intel on security systems from an old associate and former Casino employee. All of these are going to reward you with more routes, approaches, and options like getaway decoys when it comes to the big show.

Get your crew together.
Get your crew together. Rockstar Games

It's also important to get the right people. You'll need to hire the right driver, have the right gunman, and even the best hacker. You can get all of this through Lester’s nefarious network of contacts.

The Way to Go

The heist lets you choose different ways to get the stash. For those who want to operate as a ghost, Silent & Sneaky needs you to enter undetected and try to make off with the haul before they even know what hit them. What to go Ocean's 11? The Big Con lets you masquerade as maintenance staff, pest control, or other even contractors. You may want to go guns blazing and use the Aggressive approach, but be prepared for some increased resistance.

Con your way through.
Con your way through. Rockstar Games

New Wheels

For the heist, you have a pick of five new vehicles: Karin Everon, Lampadati Komoda, Maxwell Asbo, Maxwell Vagrant and Vapid Retinue MKII. You can also get the latest luxury SUV from Übermacht, the Rebla GTS.

New wheels for the heist.
New wheels for the heist. Rockstar Games

Additionally, there's also the Warstock Cache & Carry’s commercial inventory which gets a fleet of six vehicles. There's the choice to go with the personal Fire Truck, Bugstars van or even Gruppe Sechs Stockade.

New Tunes

While you're roaming around Los Santos planning for your score, you can tune into iFruit Radio as host Danny Brown and special guest, UK rapper and producer Skepta bring you the hottest music from around the world. There are previously-unreleased songs from Baauer x Channel Tres ft Danny Brown, Denzel Curry & YBN Cordae, Pop Smoke, and slowthai. New favorites from DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Burna Boy, J Hus, Skepta, Travis Scott, and more, are also there.

Signal Jammers

Take time to look out for government signal jammers and destroy each one to get a reward. You'll get the chance to get an expert hacker on your side.

Killer Clues

Right now the Daily Globe is requesting that residents stay indoors as the case of the Los Santos Slasher remains unsolved. According to reports, the killer is carrying out their bloody murders using an antique Navy Revolver. While some clues could lead you to the location of the murderer, both killer and weapon have yet to be found.

Twitch Prime Benefits

Rockstar Games Social Club members who have linked their accounts with Twitch Prime by Sunday, December 8, can buy the Pixel Pete’s Arcade Property in Paleto Bay for free. Any Twitch Prime members in good standing who buy this specific property at full price get a 100% rebate within 72 hours after purchasing it.

New rewards.
New rewards. Rockstar Games

It's not all about the heist though, as today’s update also includes a significant number of improvements and tweaks to Freemode in GTA Online. These include fixes in response to direct feedback like reducing the frequency of phone calls and text messages received on your iFruit phone. There's also the limits on how often and quickly players can call out the Oppressor MKII or trigger Easy Way Out and much, much more.

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