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GTA Online and Red Dead Online Set Record-Breaking Holiday, Will Reward Players

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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GTA Online and Red Dead Online will see players receiving bonuses as a thank you for record-breaking holidays.

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

You can learn more here.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.