Where to find GTA Online UFOs during the Halloween event

GTA Online UFOs
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GTA Online UFOs are back in the skies over Los Santos and Blaine County, so it's time to start spreading the word and converting everyone into believers. Keep your camera handy, because your old conspiracy theorist pal Omega will pay top dollar for irrefutable proof that aliens are visiting, and as well as earning cash there are also some extraterrestrial items of clothing to unlock for completing certain tasks during this event. Make sure you observe them from a distance though, as if you get too close then they'll disappear in a crash of thunder and lightning, and you'll need to come back another time to try again. You should also prepare for the big finale towards the end of this GTA Online Halloween season, as you may get an opportunity to meet these off-world visitors yourself.

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GTA Online Jack O' Lanterns

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Let's be honest, GTA players love a good alien conspiracy theory, so it isn't a surprise to see these extraterrestrial crafts making a return appearance in GTA Online. However, last year they were little more than a cosmetic addition to the night skies and didn't really serve a purpose, whereas this time around there's a whole collectible quest based on these ships, with cash and outfits to be earned by players willing to track down photographic evidence of their existence. Naturally, if you're here then that means you want to make some sightings of your own, so let us lead you to all of the GTA Online UFOs locations and explain what's going on with them.

Where to find GTA Online UFOs

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GTA Online UFOs spawn at set locations, which change each real life day. We've marked their upcoming appearances on the map above, which are as follows:

  1. October 13 - Paleto Forest
  2. October 14 - Pacific Ocean
  3. October 15 - Mount Chiliad
  4. October 16 - El Gordo Lighthouse
  5. October 17 - Altruist Camp
  6. October 18 - Silent Probe Mountain
  7. October 19 - Satellite Relay Station
  8. October 20 - Lago Zancudo
  9. October 21 - Lago Zancudo (see note) + Great Chaparral Shack
  10. October 22 - Grand Senora Desert
  11. October 23 - Great Chaparral Farm
  12. October 24 - Palmer-Taylor Power Station

  13. October 25 - Locations 1, 2, and 3
  14. October 26 - Locations 5, 8, and 11
  15. October 27 - Locations 6, 10, and 12
  16. October 28 - North Los Santos x5

  17. October 29 - Locations 16 x5 + Central Los Santos x9

GTA Online UFOs normally arrive in the sky between 10pm and 3am on the in-game clock, and they can appear multiple times during a calendar day. You don't need to be playing in any particular type of game session to find them, so just wait for night to fall then head to the marked GTA Online UFOs location and look for the lights hanging in the sky above.

During the first 12 days, there will be a single GTA Online UFO location – with the exception of day 9, where a military version of the UFO will also appear again over Lago Zancudo in the same spot at the previous day's sighting. During days 13 to 15 some of the earlier locations will repeat, and on day 16 five new UFOs will appear across north Los Santos. Finally, on day 17, another nine UFOs can be sighted over central Los Santos, in addition to the five from the day before.

How to get GTA Online UFOs rewards

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Each time you see a new GTA Online UFO, pull out your camera and take a photo of it, after which you'll notice an extra prompt to send the picture to Omega. You'll receive 1,000RP and GTA$15,000 for each different UFO image you send him, with the exception of the military UFO on day 9 which gets you a cool GTA$50,000 instead. Taking and submitting a photo of all the UFOs during the event will get you a GTA$50,000 bonus, plus the Glow, Black, and Gray versions of the Believe Cap will be unlocked.

Make sure you log in on the final day of the event, as the skies will turn an alien color and GTA Online UFOs will appear all over Los Santos. This time the craft won't disappear when you get close to them, and by entering any UFO beam you'll be abducted and wake up wearing the UFO Boxer Shorts, unlocking both the White and Green versions for your wardrobe.

Iain Wilson
Guides Editor

Iain originally joined Future in 2012 to write guides for CVG, PSM3, and Xbox World, before moving on to join GamesRadar in 2013 as Guides Editor. His words have also appeared in OPM, OXM, PC Gamer, GamesMaster, and SFX. He is better known to many as ‘Mr Trophy’, due to his slightly unhealthy obsession with amassing intangible PlayStation silverware, and he now has over 500 Platinum pots weighing down the shelves of his virtual award cabinet. He does not care for Xbox Achievements.