GTA Online: Snowball fights coming to Los Santos

By Matt Martin, Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:41 GMT

Rockstar has detailed more info on the Festive Surprise that hit GTA 5 this morning, currently rolling out across all formats.

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As well as the new weapons, vehicles, clothes and tattoos already revealed, it confirmed that snow and snowball fights are also on the agenda over the coming weeks, fireworks will return for New Year and there will be special gifts for those logging in on Xmas day.

Here’s the skinny, and a bunch of new screenshots

SNOW DAYS

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Those dreaming of a white Christmas are in luck as the forecast calls for the extremely rare phenomenon of San Andreas snowfall to hit on a few special days this holiday season. Be on the lookout and ready to round up your Crew for a friendly snowball fight, but be forewarned, those icy little suckers can pack a wallop.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL CRATE DROPS

Keep your eyes on the sky as Holiday Special Crate Drops will be dropping frequently now through January 5th, stuffed with goodies to collect for your inventory – including a few of the rare vintage GTA tees that you may have missed in some of our Social Club Event Weekends over the past year as well as some brand new ones never before available.

CHRISTMAS DAY GIFTS

On Christmas Day, December 25th, as you’re relaxing in your Los Santos apartment beside your Christmas tree, make sure to check your inventory for a few extra gifts.

SET OFF SOME NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS

Ring in the New Year with a bang – the Firework Launcher and Firework rocket ammo are coming back and will be available to acquire and use from Christmas Eve until Monday, January 5th. You can score one for free on four special days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.

FESTIVE SURPRISE SNAPMATIC CONTEST

Take your merriest Christmas Crew family photo or capture the insanity of the New Year’s party you’re hosting in your Los Santos condo – or any other amazing, amusing or beauteous #FestiveSurprise action. In January, we’ll pick our five favorite shots and award the photographers with a GTA$1M prize. Tag your entries with #FestiveSurprise now through January 5th to be eligible.

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