The two games broke records during the holiday season, including the highest players numbers in GTA Online ever, following the December launch of The Diamond Casino Heist which set a new high in player numbers (surpassing previous records for daily, weekly and monthly average players set in July and August 2019, following the release of The Diamond Casino & Resort).
Additionally, Red Dead Online hit a new peak in player numbers in December following the release of the Moonshiners update, topping those numbers again in January. GTA V had its biggest year ever for views on YouTube, with December 30th to January 5th being the biggest seven-day period ever, along with a new record for engagement via likes and comments in the week ending January 12th, 2020.
Rockstar is thanking players with bonuses, including:
- GTA$2,000,000, the biggest cash giveaway yet
- Free access to Red Dead Online Frontier Pursuit roles, special role item giveaways and much more
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