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Red Envelopes and Lunar New Year arrive in latest GTA Online Weekly Update

Everything the February 8 GTA Online Weekly Update has in store, including free bonuses, new cars, challenges, discounts, and more.

Red Envelopes and Lunar New Year arrive in latest GTA Online Weekly Update

The latest GTA Online Weekly Update has landed in celebration of the Lunar New Year, so expect a ton of red and gold freebies, and a nice Red Envelope containing free GTA$. Fans who missed last week’s update can also get the Wooden Dragon Mask and other clothing items by logging in this week.

Free Lunar New Year gifts

You’ll need to act fast if you want to snag yourself some free GTA Online Weekly Update goodies in celebration of the Chinese New Year: the Year of the Dragon. Simply log into the game between February 8 and February 14, 2024, and you will be automatically gifted:

  • 1 x Regal Dragon Mask
  • 1 x Midnight Dragon Mask
  • 1 x Wooden Dragon Mask (carried over from last week)
  • 1 x Red Lunar New Year Dress (carried over from last week)
  • 1 x Black Lunar New Year Tee (carried over from last week)

You’ll also earn a Red Envelope of 188,888 GTA$ simply for signing into GTA Online this week.

You can also pick up these exclusive tattoos at a local tattoo parlor for 0 GTA$:

  • Dragon Slayer
  • Ghost Dragon
  • Dragon Mural

Free tattoos are available in the latest GTA Weekly Update for February 8, 2024.

GTA Online Weekly Update free spin

Login to GTA Online this week to get a free spin on the Lucky Wheel at The Diamond Casino & Resort, and be in for a chance to win this week’s grand prize: a Truffade Adder (Super) with a custom paintjob of red and gold for the Lunar New Year.

You get one free spin on the wheel every 24 hours, and have a 5% chance of winning the podium vehicle per spin. Of course, you’ll first need to sign up to the casino with a one-off membership fee of $500 if you haven’t already.

If you don’t get the vehicle, you are still guaranteed to win:

  • A mystery prize (5%)
  • A Vehicle Discount (5%)
  • Clothing (20%)
  • Poker Chips (20%)
  • Cash (20%)
  • RP (25%)

The amounts you win vary, but it’s always worth using your free spin, so make sure to login every day.

Bonus GTA Online Weekly Update gifts

On top of the Lunar New Year gifts you get for signing into GTA Online this week, you’ll also snag bonus items from the Carnival and Valentine’s Day celebrations:

  • Carnival
    • Carnival Sun Dress
    • Carnival Bandana
    • Bigness Carnival Sports Tee
    • Bigness Carnival Bucket Hat
  • Valentine’s Day
    • Red Heart Shades
    • Yellow Heart Shades
    • Purple Heart Shades – requires you to play as a bodyguard at least once

GTA Online Weekly Update bonus GTA$ and RP activities

This week you can earn bonus GTA$ and RP by playing the following activities:

  • Triple GTA$ and RP on the Shotgun Wedding deathmatch mode
  • Triple GTA$ and RP on the Till Death Do Us Part adversary mode
  • Double GTA$ and RP on Auto Shop jobs
  • Double GTA$ and RP on The Vespucci Job (Remix)
  • Double GTA$ and RP on Exotic Export missions

Remember: the longer you spend in a mission, the more GTA$ you are rewarded, with the maximum reward being given at around the 15 minute mark. While this isn’t ordinarily a viable strategy to maximise your profits, the GTA weekly update bonuses makes this strategy incredibly lucrative (on a purely dollars/time metric).

GTA Online Weekly Update discounts February 8

Every week, Rockstar discounts a variety of vehicles, properties, weapons, and more. Given that many items can cost millions of GTA$, you might want to hold off on buying anything until you see it in our complete list of GTA Online discounts below:

GTA Online vehicle discounts

  • Lampadati Tigon (Super) – 30% off at the Test Track
  • Ocelot Swinger (Sports Classic) – 30% off at the Test Track
  • Dundreary Landstalker XL (SUV) – 30% off
  • Albany Roosevelt (Sports Classic) – 30% off

GTA Online property discounts

  • 30% off Arcade properties, upgrades, and modifications

Extra GTA Online discounts

  • Free drinks at The Diamond Casino & Resort
  • 50% off all Tattoos (except for the free Lunar New Year tattoos)

Get more weekly freebies with a GTA+ membership

Get a free Ocelot Jugular sports car in the latest GTA Weekly Update (with a GTA+ membership)Make the most of the GTA Online Weekly Update by signing up for a GTA+ membership. Until February 14, 2024, GTA+ subscribers will get:

  • Free Ocelot Jugular (Sports)
  • Soft Pink Pearl Chameleon Paint and Pink Prismatic Pearl Chameleon Wheel Paint
  • Free Heartbreakers Jacket, Heartbreakers Caps, Black Lunar New Year Shirt and Pants, and Red Lunar New Year Shirt and Pants
  • Double GTA$ and RP on Casino Work Missions and Casino Story Missions
  • 40% discount on the Casino Penthouse

Of course, subscribing to GTA+ also rewards players with a bonus 500,000 GTA$ every month. GTA+ is not yet available on PC. You can pick up a GTA+ Xbox membership and GTA+ PlayStation membership if you’re on console.

Looking for the previous GTA Online Weekly Updates? We’ve archived every previous update so you can see what Rockstar has rolled out over the years.