GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars DLC: Release date, new vehicles, missions, more

Joseph Pascoulis
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A new Drug Wars DLC is coming to GTA Online which sees players take on the Los Santos psychedelic drug trade, here’s everything you need to know.

GTA Online is constantly being pumped with new content and missions for players to enjoy, and now that Winter 2022 is finally here, players are wondering when the update will be dropping.

As well as an opportunity to get some of GTA Online’s flashiest cars with the weekly Prize Ride challenge courtesy of the Tuners update, Rockstar have also announced a brand-new DLC set to launch very soon.

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The GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars expansion is in-bound, giving players more content to enjoy, including new vehicles, missions, and more. Here’s everything we know about the new DLC so far.

GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars DLC release date

The new Drug Wars DLC will be arriving in GTA Online on December 13, 2022. The update is described on Rockstar Game’s blog as “a new psychoactive strain of chaos,” injecting “a new business enterprise to operate, new vehicles and missions, and experiential upgrades.”

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This GTA Online Drug Wars DLC is a two-part story update, with the first part dropping on December 13, and the second part’s release date yet to be confirmed.

The ultimate goal of the DLC is for GTA Online players to “put their stamp on the Los Santos psychedelics trade,” completing missions with Nervous Ron and a “new band of out-of-state misfits.”

We don’t yet have any information regarding content apart from the fact that players will be completing missions for a new business enterprise centered around the psychedelic drug trade in Los santos. However, Rockstar has confirmed that the Drug Wars expansion will indeed bring “new vehicles,” as well as “experiential upgrades.”

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It seems some holiday-themed content will also be included for Christmas 2022, as the blog states that players will need to be “prepared for lots more exciting events, including some jolly holiday hijinks, significant story and gameplay updates, and much more to come.”


That’s all for GTA Online’s new Drug Wars DLC, for now, check out how to get a free vehicle reward with the Heist Challenge and the December 8 patch notes.

Image Credits: Rockstar Games

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