When does GTA Online’s Cayo Perico heist release? Map, Submarine HQ

Matt Porter
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Rockstar Games have officially announced the latest GTA Online Heist, bringing a new island called Cayo Perico and plenty of new additions to the game. Here’s everything you need to know about the next major update.

It’s been a long wait for a new GTA Heist, with the Diamond Casino job releasing almost a full year ago back in December 2019.

Finally, Rockstar have announced that players will be heading to a new location for their next heist, with the luxury private island of Cayo Perico playing host to the next chapter of GTA Online.

When does the Cayo Perico heist launch in GTA Online?

GTA Online players will need to mark December 15 in their calendars, as that is the date they’ll be able to explore Cayo Perico for the first time.

Rockstar claim this is the “biggest GTA Online adventure ever,” including “an all-new heist location” along with a “brand-new approach to Heist design.”

Where is GTA Online’s Cayo Perico island?

Cayo Perico is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before in GTA Online and marks the first time we are leaving San Andreas since GTA V released back in 2013.

The exotic island is one of the most secure private islands in the world, and home to the world’s most notorious drug dealer. Making it to Cayo Perico will be easy, but breaching it’s defenses, evading and eliminating the heavily armed guards, and escaping with the dealer’s valuable evidence, gold, art, and money won’t be.

Where Cayo Perico sits in the world of Grand Theft Auto remains somewhat of a mystery, but one eagle-eyed fan noticed that the shape of the island spotted in the first teaser looks almost identical to Haiti.

New Submarine HQ

A new heist wouldn’t be complete without a brand-new HQ, and players will be heading under the waves when they get their hands on their submarine.

Heavily armed, the submarine will give players a location to plan their attacks from, and also provide somewhere to hide should the action on the island get a little too dangerous. Rockstar also claim there will be plenty of surprises inside the new HQ, although what they are remain unknown.

What else is new in GTA Online’s Cayo Perico heist?

On top of all the above, players will also be able to acquire new vehicles and tactical weapons, new social areas to party with friends, world-class guest DJs, and also find new radio stations with over 100 new songs to listen to as you cruise around the island.

More information is being revealed about the GTA Online Cayo Perico heist regularly, so be sure to check back to Charlie Intel as we continue to update this article.

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