Rockstar Games has announced the biggest heist for GTA Online so far and it's coming next month.

The Cayo Perico Heist arrives on December 15 and will have players donning the role of a convicted spy who has recently broken out of Bolingbroke Penitentiary, out on a mission to infiltrate a new, remote island home to "the world’s most notorious drug dealer". It's described as being GTA Online's "biggest, most daring, and action-packed addition yet":

"It’s up to you to find a way to breach Cayo Perico, one of the most secure private islands in the entire world, evade or neutralize the heavily armed security forces stationed there, and escape with valuable evidence along with as much art, gold and drug money as you can carry.

Choose your tools. Choose your approach. Choose your crew – or even go it entirely alone. Just make it back to Los Santos in one piece."

One of the unique new features is the ability to tackle the heist solo, alongside the usual method of teaming up with friends. Not only that, but a wave of substantial new content has also been confirmed to be joining the game as part of the update, including new songs, weapons and a unique armed submarine HQ:

"The Cayo Perico Heist is the biggest GTA Online adventure ever, introducing an all-new exotic Heist location, with a brand-new approach to Heist design that features the ability to play everything solo or with up to three other players. Plus you can acquire new vehicles and tactical weapons, experience new social spaces to dance and party with friends and new world-class DJs, and listen to new radio stations with over 100 new songs. Oh, and a very large, very versatile, and very heavily armed submarine HQ with plenty of other surprises."

The new update is undoubtedly going to be a reason to get old players and Xbox Series X|S users to return to the now seven year-old game (!), especially with the improved load times on next-gen systems.

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