Christmas Will Last Longer In GTA Online, Due To Xbox Live, PSN Outages

Christmas Will Last Longer In GTA Online, Due To Xbox Live, PSN Outages

Rockstar Games has changed its plans and decided to continue to give out Christmas gifts in Grand Theft Auto Online at least a day after Christmas, since so many players were unable to grab them on the 25th.

Both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, which are needed to play GTA Online on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PS4, were knocked offline for much of Christmas due, it seems, to denial of service attacks. (Xbox Live is back; PSN has been back on PS3 but still out for PS4.)

It’s unclear when Rockstar will stop doling out the gifts, so anyone who wants them should sign into the game sooner than later. The Christmas gifts automatically show up in players’ inventories when they log into GTA Online. I just checked and found that I’d been gifted the red stocking mask pictured above. I also got a fireworks launcher and some other items. This video breaks down everything you get:

While Rockstar has extended their gift-giving, they haven’t extended the game’s snowfall. The studio made it snow in GTA Online for a couple of days this week to celebrate the season. Sadly, it’s not snowing in the game any longer. We’ve asked if they will bring that back and will let you know what they say.


  • It’s pretty sad R* only lets it snow once a year in the game. Personally, I’d be cycling seasons as 1 week per month. 1 week autumn (trees browning and leaves falling), 1 week winter (snow), 1 week spring, 1 week summer (severe, torrential storms etc).

  • I can’t sign on until January 27 at the earliest anyway so this stuff doesn’t affect me anyway

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