X Mas In Los Santos (Snowing)

#1 Edited by bigjeffrey (4706 posts) -

SPECIAL SEASONAL ACCESSORIES THROUGH JAN 5th

Right now, you'll find special limited-time, holiday-themed items in the clothing shops and at Vespucci Movie Masks like Santa hats, Elf jackets and shoes, Snowman masks, Reindeer antlers and more. All these items are available to don until January 5th.

SAN ANDREAS SNOWFALL – IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

Travelers to Los Santos and Blaine County in GTA Online on Christmas Day will also be greeted by a the very rare sight of a San Andreas snowfall, making for (even more) hazardous driving conditions.

Rockstar

Dammit, why did i have to give my copy of GATV away!! It's snowing in Los Santos would of really liked to see this.

#2 Edited by SteadyingMeat (1103 posts) -

Tempted to reinstall this just to see all the snow......it is actually snowing in the game, right?

EDIT: Nevermind, I stopped being a lazy idiot and actually read the article.

#3 Edited by development (1994 posts) -

I bet the framerate is even better now. I'm tempted to go turn on my PS3 and see this, but... eh.

#4 Posted by Capum15 (4790 posts) -

That's pretty cool. Should hop back on that sometime before the 5th.

#5 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2283 posts) -

Not a fan of GTA Online at all but I'll load it up to try this out.

Edit: It's kinda cool, but it sucks that it's only for one day and all the items you buy are removed from your inventory on the fifth of January. Also civilians wearing t-shirts/shorts/bikinis is hilarious.

#6 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2130 posts) -

So unrealistic.

#7 Edited by HatKing (5768 posts) -

I wish this were in the single player too. I might have messed around just to see it. But I don't care enough to load up the online. That thing really left a shitty taste in my mouth.

#8 Posted by probablytuna (3524 posts) -

Neat idea, but I feel like this would've been more appropriate had the game been set in Liberty City. Also it's weird seeing people wearing barely any clothes in that weather.

#9 Posted by Humanity (8714 posts) -

It's cool that they're actually dedicating themselves this much to the online. People seem to be really harsh on the Online but it's actually shaping up quite nicely these days. It's a shame out of the 300 GB Crew members there are only maybe 10 people actively playing.

#10 Posted by Nodima (1057 posts) -

Goofy little twist even if it technically makes the game harder to play well and all the environments kind of samey. This is the sort of novelty I can get behind.

#11 Posted by Xeiphyer (5593 posts) -

That seems like an insane amount of work to put in during development for only a few days of the year. I kinda wish it was just a random event or happened all winter or something. Still really cool though.

#12 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

MMO-style holiday event? Awesome! Guess that's the reason I needed to give Los Santos another visit. So many virtual treats these last couple of days and weeks. I must have been a good boy.

Thank you Santa!

#13 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -

Oh, yeah! I'll definitely check this out, PS3 GB crew let's do this!

#14 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Racing in the snow? Just what Santa prescribed! If only it could snow everyday.

#15 Posted by Mike76x (555 posts) -
@hatking said:

I wish this were in the single player too. I might have messed around just to see it. But I don't care enough to load up the online. That thing really left a shitty taste in my mouth.

I couldn't stand Online, and I kinda still can't.

Load the game in single player, then choose online from the pause menu. From there pick "invite only " and you have all of Los Santos to yourself.

That way you have access to all the solo missions, and can still join multiplayer missions. Then when the missions are over you pick free play and get dumped back into solo. You get all the benefits of multiplayer, without dealing with assbag griefers blowing your cars up every five minutes.

#16 Posted by HatKing (5768 posts) -

@mike76x said:
@hatking said:

I wish this were in the single player too. I might have messed around just to see it. But I don't care enough to load up the online. That thing really left a shitty taste in my mouth.

I couldn't stand Online, and I kinda still can't.

Load the game in single player, then choose online from the pause menu. From there pick "invite only " and you have all of Los Santos to yourself.

That way you have access to all the solo missions, and can still join multiplayer missions. Then when the missions are over you pick free play and get dumped back into solo. You get all the benefits of multiplayer, without dealing with assbag griefers blowing your cars up every five minutes.

Good idea. I used to do that on occasion in GTAIV when I wanted to avoid the crowd. Unfortunately I was visiting family, so I missed out on the snowy spectacle.

#17 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (2953 posts) -

Sure that ain't cocaine being dropped from the blimp!

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#18 Edited by development (1994 posts) -

@xeiphyer said:

That seems like an insane amount of work to put in during development for only a few days of the year. I kinda wish it was just a random event or happened all winter or something. Still really cool though.

Eh, it looks pretty bad. There aren't any footprints or tire marks in the snow, and your car still makes "screeching" noises. I've been noticing some pretty bad pop-in, too, but that could be attributed to my old launch PS3. Cars also handle like ass now no matter where you go. You get to dress up like Santa, though, so that's kinda cool.

Kind of a dumb idea, if you ask me. Think of all the people getting this game for Christmas who are gonna go online and just hate it because it looks terrible and the controls are terrible (the first online mission is a required car race!).

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