GTA Online Can’t Escape the Economic and Climate Crisis
GTA Online’s next update is arriving on July 26th. It would seem that The Criminal Enterprises will have in-game crooks and industry leaders taking advantage of the economic and climate crisis—seemingly like the real world.
“Gas prices have spiked to their highest levels in decades,” Rockstar Games said. “Retail supply chains are in turmoil and to top it off a ferocious heatwave is gripping the state.”
Fortunately for GTA Online characters, these problems do not really affect them. The gangsters within the game are al extremely rich and never have to gas up their vehicles. Perhaps the only time they would suffer from a heat stroke is if someone throws a molotov cocktail in their face.
The update’s new story does affect the game’s missions and expansions, however. In fact, it is right in the center of The Criminal Enterprises update.
“The profits from soaring gas prices all seem to be flowing one way into the pockets of the most notorious oil-rich dynasty in the Los Santos area,” devs continued. “The IAA smells a criminal conspiracy—Agent ULP will be in touch with the new Operation Paper Trail.”
The goal of one to four players will be to “investigate the local petrochemical magnate, the Duggans, to see if they are the invisible hand behind spiraling oil prices.”
Every single criminal in GTA Online will take advantage of the economic and climate crisis. They are all after only one thing: profit. Devs increased payouts across the board. This is a very welcome incentive for players to keep grinding the same high paying mission multiple times. They will also find the smaller jobs much more worth their time and effort.
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