Rockstar Games’ latest “Grand Theft Auto Online” update launches today for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Update 1.16, or the “San Andreas Flight School Update,” will include flight training, combat maneuvering, low-flying challenges and more.
Rockstar's (NASDAQ:TTWO) last "GTA Online" update, the Independence Day special, launched in early July and brought new clothing, vehicles and amusement park rides to the open-world title.
Heists were not included in last month's downloadable content, and they are not a part of this month's DLC, either. It's now August, and the highly anticipated heists feature, which was promised earlier this spring, is still nowhere to be found. Some players believe Rockstar will wait until the PC, Xbox One and PS4 launches of "GTA 5" to release heists, though Rockstar hasn't confirmed this.
More info can be found below:
You think you've got what it takes to be awesome? Want to take yourself to the absolute limit – hell, past the limit – and live to high-five on the other side? Get yourself down to The San Andreas Flight School. Grab the stick of the fast and nimble Western Besra training jet and push it to the edge of the envelope. Master absolute air superiority in 10 new solo missions that will make you comfortable in any pilot’s danger zone, including combat maneuvering, low-flying challenges, formation flying and more.
Once it’s 'Mission: Accomplished’ and you’re out of your heroic new Flight Suit, spend your shore leave buzzing the skies in the luxury Swift helo, or cram your entire squad into the new 16-seater Buckingham Mil-Jet for team transport in style. Hit the silk with a collection of new Chutes and Parachute Bags, and if things get a little out of control, rely on the Reserve Parachute to give you a second chance at that soft landing – or use it to get creative with your precision dives. Later, hit the streets in the shapely Invetero Coquette Classic, available in either hard-top or topless roadster variants for whatever your sea-level speed fix.
And round up your wingmen for new Races, Captures, Parachute Jumps and more, including the three all-new VS Mission modes. Acquire Targets is a kill-the-carrier style mode where opponents fight in P996 Lazers to control one flag; maintain control for as long as you can to rack up points. In G-Rating, compete against other cadets as you fly to pick up 15 flags in both weapons hot and cold environments. Or try out Air Force Zero, where the defending team must protect an aircraft against an attacking team as it flies to the safe LZ.
The San Andreas Flight School Update for GTA Online is now available via automatic update 1.16 for both PS3 and Xbox 360. In addition to everything listed above, today's update also includes a number of other adjustments and fixes for GTA Online. Most notably, all Contact Mission GTA$ and RP awards have been rebalanced so that more-difficult missions will earn you greater rewards. GTA$ payouts on replays are no longer reduced and all rewards are now time-scaled.