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How to get The Gooch mask in GTA Online

Here’s everything that you need to do in order to get The Gooch mask in GTA Online following the arrival of the 2022 Winter Update.

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The Gooch mask GTA Online

The Grand Theft Auto Online 2022 Winter Update brought The Gooch mask cosmetic item for players to equip, and here’s how you can get your hands on it.

There is brand-new GTA Online content for Grand Theft Auto players to check out following the arrival of the Winter Update, including the WM 29 Pistol and new cosmetic items like the Snowman outfit.

Another new cosmetic item that’s now available in the game is The Gooch mask which is a reference to The Grinch. If you want to get this holiday-themed mask then we’ll go over how to get this done.

How to find The Gooch in GTA Online

In order to get this The Gooch mask, you’ll have to kill The Gooch NPC who spawns after approximately 45 minutes if you’re in a GTA Online session with at least one other player.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Jump into a GTA Online session with at least one more player.
  2. Wait 45 minutes for The Gooch to attack you.
  3. Chase The Gooch when the NPC flees.
  4. Kill The Gooch.
The Gooch in GTA Online

Once The Gooch has been defeated, you’ll be able to loot the mask along with $25,000 from its body. This NPC steals all the cash and snacks that you have on you, similar to the mugger that players can summon by calling Lamar.

The Gooch will not show up if you’re in the middle of a mission or inside a building. It will also fail to spawn if you don’t have money in your wallet or in the bank. So, make sure you’re in an accessible location in order to get The Gooch mask.

We recommend being near a car when The Gooch attacks as you’ll be down for a few seconds while this NPC runs off. Having a vehicle will allow you to catch up quickly and you can just run The Gooch over before collecting the mask.


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