GTA Online’s Gunrunning update delivers Megaforce bike

Okay, okay, enough with the E3 news on video games coming out in 2027. What about now? Well! The multiplayer crimeworld of Grand Theft Auto Online [official site] today launched its ‘Gunrunning’ free content update, adding loads of new crimes to do as an arms dealer. Players get to start a company in an underground bunker, complete naughty missions, grow their business with research and manufacturing, customise vehicles with big weapons, and more. Also, it adds flying motorbikes out of Megaforce.

Rockstar lay out the plan in a blog post. Players need to have CEO, motorcycle club president, or VIP status to get the arms-dealing ball rolling then can buy (and eventually decorate) their own underground bunker base, start manufacturing weapons, deliver them, and generally commit acts of great violence. Deadly new vehicle options include dune buggies with machine guns, muscle cars with miniguns and missile launchers, a might half-track, and yes, flying motorbikes with a choice of machine gun or missile launcher.

For players who don’t want to touch any of that, the update does still bring new clothes, tattoos, and haircuts.

This all sounds a little beyond my pay grade, because I’m an idiot who instantly spends all money in GTA Online on clothes and dislikes the grind, though Rockstar have lowered the amount to register as a VIP to $50,000. With many GTA Online updates focusing on expensive high-end activities, it’s no surprise hackers spaffing cash are still rampant. Rockstar are punishing funny money but it is a mess.

Today’s update is a 2.2GB download.

Anyway, let’s Megaforce this mother:

[Disclosure: I’m… acquaintances? with several people who work on GTA. Look, you try living in Edinburgh without knowing anyone who works at Rockstar. I swear every tenth non-tourist person I pass is wearing a well-worn GTA or Red Dead t-shirt clearly swiped from the company stash years ago.]


  1. satan says:

    The new APC is probably the best value vehicle in the game right now. Seats 4 people, armour of a tank, cannon of a tank (default weapon, passenger controlled, unlimited ammo), upgradeable like a car so it can get some speed, and best of all it’s aquatic.

  2. Pulstar says:

    Gave up on Online ages ago. Just an obnoxious experience overall.

    • Thirith says:

      It’s funny/sad: GTA Online is one of my favourite online experiences, and in fact one of my favourite gaming experiences, of the last 10 years. The game’s heists were fantastic coop fun.

      However, this may be largely due to playing almost exlusively with people I know. As such, I avoided most of the annoyances that come with online MP gaming.

      • Slazia says:

        There’s so much to like about it, but also so much to hate. It almost seems like the objective of a few of the player is to ruin everyone else’s experience. The game seems to encourage this.

        Get a jet, go into passive mode, and stalk anyone trying to do missions. You can basically kill them with no chance of dying and be rewarded for it. And this is before we even look at hackers who warp the entire server into one location then set everyone aflame.

        It’s pretty much dick simulator for a large amount of the players.