Everything new in the GTA Online The Contract update

GTA Online The Contract
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The GTA Online The Contract update arrived in Los Santos late last year, and it brought a whole host of new content along with it that you can still play. It begins with you welcoming key GTA 5 character, Franklin Clinton, back into the fold who, in the years after the story mode, has set himself up as a "celebrity fixer" at his F. Clinton and Partner agency - he helps the rich folks of Los Santos with their "rich folk problems", including but not limited to, 'the kid stole a car' or 'the wife is screwing the tennis coach' (sound familiar?). However, Franklin now wants to get his hands dirty again with some real work, so he's hunting for a high-profile client to raise his profile.

When DJ Pooh connects Franklin to his close friend - the one and only Dr Dre - we learn that while Dre was heading to the island of Cayo Perico last year, his phone went missing. As a result, Dre's sought-after unreleased music that was stored on the phone has now fallen into the wrong hands. Of course, it's up to you to get it back in GTA Online by teaming up with Lamar Davies, Chop the Dog, and more familiar faces as you hunt down Dr Dre's tunes and help Franklin's agency out. That's the story of The Contract, but if you want to know what got added as part of the GTA Online The Contract update, we've got all the details below.

GTA Online The Contract new properties

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To get started on the missions available in GTA Online The Contract, you first need to receive a phone call from Lamar Davies then purchase a Celebrity Solutions Agency property through the Dynasty 8 Executive Realty website. There are four different locations available for the following prices:

  • Little Seoul - $2,010,000
  • Vespucci Canals - $2,145,000
  • Rockford Hills - $2,415,000
  • Hawick - $2,830,000

You also have the option to add an Armory for $720,000 that gives you access to several unique new weapons plus upgrades to your existing guns, and a Vehicle Workshop for $800,000 where you can modify certain cars – currently the Bravado Buffalo STX, Dewbauchee Champion, Enus Deity, and Enus Jubilee.

GTA Online The Contract new missions

GTA Online The Contract

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Once you've visited the Agency for the first time, you'll have the opportunity to begin Security Contracts from the computer in your office, until Franklin gets in touch to begin the GTA Online The Contract missions proper. As you progress you'll also unlock Payphone Hits, which are classic clandestine assassination contracts delivered via payphones around the city. Complete all of the VIP contracts for Dr Dre and you'll unlock the GTA Online Record A Studios building in the Rockford Hills, where you can undertake the GTA Online Short Trips co-op missions with Franklin and Lamar or kick back in the smoking room.

GTA Online The Contract new vehicles

GTA Online The Contract

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As with any substantial update to the game, a number of GTA Online new cars are being added to the available roster. Seven arrived with the initial launch, including the Enus Jubilee, which is a shiny weaponized luxury SUV with what looks like twin machine guns mounted in the grille, and the Dewbauchee Champion sports coupe that will no doubt be a speed demon. We've got details on all of these in our separate guide, plus several more hypercars and other luxury vehicles were spotted in the trailer, so you can expect them to be on the way over the upcoming weeks.

GTA Online The Contract new weapons

GTA Online The Contract

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There are three new weapons available as part of the GTA Online The Contract update, with the main one being the Coil Compact EMP Launcher pictured above. This tactical weapon fires grenades that deliver an electromagnetic pulse, to wreak havoc with vehicles or other electrical devices. A modified version of the Coil GTA Online Stun Gun, which was previously only available in the single player campaign and the Diamond Casino Heist, has now been rolled out in Los Santos, along with the Vom Feuer Heavy Rifle to complete the new arsenal.

Although the Heavy Rifle can also be purchased at Ammu-Nation stores, the Compact EMP Launcher and Stun Gun can only be bought by speaking to the Requisitions Officer in the Armory of your Agency. The base weapons can be obtained for the following prices:

  • Pistols > Stun Gun - $345,000
  • Rifles > Heavy Rifle - $414,000
  • Heavy Weapons > Compact EMP Launcher - $483,000

GTA Online The Contract new locations

GTA Online The Contract

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In addition to the new Celebrity Solutions Agency you set up, there are several more subtle changes to locations around Los Santos that you might not notice unless you go looking for them. If you head to Franklin's house up in the Vinewood Hills you'll see that it is now called "The Clintons" to reflect his family life – the plate on a car in the driveway reads TAN1SHA which heavily implies he got together with Tanisha Jackson – and although the (inaccessible) interior appears unchanged there is now a child's slide by the pool in the yard. Make your way to Chamberlain Hills north of the Arena and you'll find Lamar's new LD Organics business, where he distributes his herbal product.

GTA Online The Contract new radio station and music

GTA Online The Contract

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As you'd expect with such a music-oriented update, GTA Online The Contract also features a whole boat-load of new tunes to cruise around Los Santos to. Firstly, there's the new radio station MOTOMAMI Los Santos hosted by ROSALÍA and Arca, playing the following tracks:

  • Bad Gyal - A La Mía
  • La Goony Chonga - Duro 2005
  • Likkle Vybz & Likkle Addi - Skinny Jeans
  • Rauw Alejandro - Nubes
  • Arca - Machote
  • DJ Spinn - Bounce N Break Yo Back
  • Monchy & Alexandra - Dos Locos
  • Camarón de la Isla - Volando Voy
  • Armando - 100% of Disin' You
  • ROSALÍA - A Palé
  • ROSALÍA & J Balvin - Con Altura feat. El Guincho
  • ROSALÍA - LA FAMA (with The Weeknd)
  • Mr. Fingers - Mystery of Love
  • Daddy Yankee - Salgo Pa' la Calle
  • Tokischa, Haraca Kiko, El Cherry Scom - Tukuntaso
  • Q - Take Me Where Your Heart Is
  • Ñejo & Dalmata - Vacilar Contigo
  • Young Cister - XULITA feat. Kaydy Cain
  • Popcaan - Body So Good
  • Willie Colon & Héctor Lavoe - Calle Luna Calle Sol
  • Alberto Stylee - Tumbando Fronte
  • Chucky73 - Dominicana
  • Aventura - Mi Corazoncito
  • DJ Slugo - 418 (Bounce Mix)
  • Kaydy Cain - Algo Como Tú (feat. Los Del Control)
  • Caroline Polachek - Bunny Is A Rider
  • Arca feat. ROSALÍA - KLK
  • Tokischa & ROSALÍA – Linda
  • ROSALÍA - DI MI NOMBRE (Cap.8: Éxtasis)
  • Justice - Stress
  • Las Guanabanas - Vamos Pa la Disco
  • Playboi Carti - Rockstar Made
  • Soulja Boy Tell'em - Snap And Roll

In addition to that, two existing radio stations are also getting a significant update to their playlist, with the following music being added:

Radio Los Santos

  • 2 Chainz - It's A Vibe (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Trey Songz & Jhené Aiko)
  • A$AP Ferg - Plain Jane
  • Big Sean & Hit-Boy - What A Life
  • Cordae - Kung Fu
  • D-Block Europe & Offset - Chrome Hearts
  • Fredo Santana (feat. Chief Keef, Ball Out & Tadoe) - Go Live
  • French Montana - Lockjaw (feat. Kodak Black)
  • Future - Feed Me Dope
  • Future - Low Life (feat. The Weeknd)
  • Jay Rock - Wow Freestyle (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
  • Kodak Black - ZEZE (feat. Travis Scott & Offset)
  • Migos - Stir Fry
  • MOUNT WESTMORE, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 & Too $hort - Big Subwoofer
  • Polo G – Flex (feat. Juice WRLD)
  • Roddy Ricch - The Box
  • Saweetie - My Type
  • Tyler, The Creator – LEMONHEAD (feat. 42 Dugg)
  • Vince Staples - Big Fish
  • Young Stoner Life, Young Thug & Gunna - Ski
  • Freddie Gibbs - Miami Vice (feat. Pusha T & Kevin Cossom)
  • Freddie Gibbs - Pick The Phone Up (feat. Juicy J)
  • Hit-Boy feat. Dom Kennedy - XL
  • Mike Dean and Offset - So Fancy
  • Mike Dean and Rich the Kid - Blue Cheese
  • Mozzy feat. YG - Hoppin’ Out
  • Nez feat. ScHoolboy Q - Let’s Get It
  • TiaCorine produced by Kenny Beats - Coochie

West Coast Classics

  • 2Pac feat. Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre - California Love (Single Version)
  • 2Pac - Can't C Me
  • 40 Glocc - Pa Pa’s Lil Soldier
  • 50 Cent - In Da Club
  • 50 Cent feat. Mobb Deep - Outta Control (Remix)
  • Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre & Queen Pen - No Diggity
  • Dr. Dre - Keep Their Heads Ringin'
  • Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg - The Next Episode
  • Dr. Dre feat. Hittman, Six-Two, Nate Dogg & Kurupt - Xxplosive
  • Dr. Dre feat. Daz & Snoop Dogg - Lil' Ghetto Boy
  • Ice Cube feat. Dr. Dre & Mc Ren - Hello
  • JAY-Z - Trouble
  • Mary J. Blige - Family Affair
  • Nas - Nas Is Coming (feat. Dr. Dre)
  • Obie Trice feat. Dr. Dre - Shit Hits The Fan
  • Sam Sneed - U Better Recognize (feat. Dr. Dre)
  • Truth Hurts feat. Rakim - Addictive

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