Today, Rock­star announced the release of the Dooms­day Event for GTAV Online, which brings dis­counts on ammu­ni­tion, a sweep­stake, a con­test, and a brand new heist. It has been a long time since a new heist has been added to GTA Online, and this one is a big one.

GTAV's Biggest Event to Date, Doomsday Event Week Has Arrived

The Dooms­day Heist con­sists of three sep­a­rate sec­tions involv­ing, nego­ti­at­ing mul­ti­ple ruth­less freemode prep mis­sions, tac­ti­cal set­up oper­a­tions, and exper­i­men­tal weapons and vehi­cles. All of it com­ing to end with a huge finale bring­ing a mas­sive pay­off for you and your accom­plish­es. MC Pres­i­dents can even enlist addi­tion­al club mem­bers, mak­ing your par­ty up to 8 in size.

GTAV's Biggest Event to Date, Doomsday Event Week Has Arrived

MKΙΙ upgrades are now avail­able via the Mobile Oper­a­tions Cen­ter or Avenger’s Weapon Work­shop for the Pump Shot­gun, Spe­cial Car­bine, Marks­man Rifle, Heavy Revolver, Bullpup Rifle and SNS Pis­tol. The Dooms­day Heist also intro­duces some new weapon­ry, includ­ing the Khan­jali tank. You can also look for­ward to the use of the  Mam­moth Thruster per­son­al jet­pack.

GTAV's Biggest Event to Date, Doomsday Event Week Has Arrived

The Avenger

A new “ver­ti­cal take-off, tur­ret­ed, fly­ing fortress/experimental weapons lab in the sky/death-spit­ting col­lat­er­al dam­age pro­duc­er”, makes it way to GTA Online. The Avenger is stored in you Facil­i­ty, and can be out­fit­ted with many weapon upgrades, mak­ing your heist com­ple­tions all the more fun.

GTAV's Biggest Event to Date, Doomsday Event Week Has Arrived

Return of The Mastermind Challenge

The Dooms­day Heist offers a new set of chal­lenges, tough, but very finan­cial­ly reward­ing for any teams “hard­core enough” to fin­ish them. All three finale mis­sions have Elite Chal­lenge objec­tives, which can be com­plet­ed with teams of 2, 3 or 4 play­ers along with a brand new suite of tro­phies.

GTAV's Biggest Event to Date, Doomsday Event Week Has Arrived

To access the Dooms­day Heist, one mem­ber of your crew needs to own one of the pre­vi­ous­ly undis­closed IAA facil­i­ty hid­den under South­ern San Andreas.

GTAV's Biggest Event to Date, Doomsday Event Week Has Arrived

The #Doomsday Snapchat Contest

Rock­star is chal­leng­ing all play­ers to share their “great­est Dooms­day moments on Social Club.” The five win­ning Snap­mat­ic pho­tog­ra­phers will be award­ed a cool GTA$1,000,000 for their shot, using either the iFruit cam­era or the Rock­star Edi­tor.

Valid sub­mis­sions will only be con­sid­ered with the hash­tag #DOOMSDAY on Social Club and must be admit­ted by Mon­day, Decem­ber 18th. See Rock­stars Offi­cial Rules and Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy for eli­gi­bil­i­ty.

Ammu-nation Sale + Double GTA$ Salary for Bodyguards & Associates

The Dou­ble GTA$ Salary for the Dooms­day heist event, will run from today to until Decem­ber 18th in Freemode.

Stock up on ammu­ni­tion with a 25% dis­count for these items:

  • SMGs
  • Pis­tols
  • Shot­guns
  • Sniper Rifles
  • Machine Guns
  • Body Armor
  • Explo­sives and Throw­ables
  • Lux­u­ry Fin­ish­es

Doomsday Social Club Sweepstakes

This sweep­stakes is offer­ing many prizes to five lucky win­ners, includ­ing the Camo Mer­ry­weath­er Secu­ri­ty Hat, Black Mer­ry­weath­er Tee, Mer­ry­weath­er Polo, GTAV Hood­ie, Black Rock­star Camo Tee, Mer­ry­weath­er Heat Chang­ing Mug, GTAV Gold Bar USBGTAV Pow­er Mag­net and GTAV Chrome Zip­po. Enter the sweep­stakes from now until Mon­day, Decem­ber 18th through the Social Club Events Page.

Premium Race & Time Trials Schedule

  • Pre­mi­um Stunt Race - “East Coast” (Locked to Super) Decem­ber 12th — 18th
  • Time Tri­al — “Up Chil­i­ad”  Decem­ber 12th — 18th

Sources: PlaySta­tion Blog, Rock­star