According to a post over on Rockstar’s website, GTA Online broke multiple records with the Diamond Casino Heist update and made “December 2019 our largest month ever in terms of player numbers.” The Diamond Casino & Resort update reportedly smashed records when it launched in July. Now those figures have been beaten with the Diamond Casino Heist update, although Rockstar has not shared the numbers. To celebrate Rockstar is giving away some big bonuses for GTA Online. Players can grab up to GTA$2,000,000 by simply logging on. Starting January 30, all you need to do is log in to GTA Online before February 5, to be awarded the first GTA$1,000,000. You can earn another GTA$1,000,000 by logging in again between February 6 and February 12.
Red Dead Online also broke its own player number record thanks to the Frontier Pursuits update that added role-playing options for players. The update allows players to play as either a Bounty Hunter, Trader, Collector or Moonshiner, “These changes and additions helped push Red Dead Online to a new peak in player numbers in December following the release of the Moonshiners update, topping those numbers again in January.” To celebrate the success of Red Dead Online, Rockstar is giving away several different gifts and free access to select roles. If you play between January 28 and February 3rd, you’ll get The Gunslingers Cache which includes a Schofield Revolver, Varmint Rifle and the Devastating Ammo Bundle. Play between February 4 and February 10 and you’ll receive a free Bounty Hunter License as well as, 25 Bolas and 25 Tracking Arrows.
Rockstar has also hinted at what’s to come for both games in 2020, “Next up for GTA Online is the addition of an open-wheel racing series featuring all-new vehicle types – with tense, high speed, track-based racing where tight cornering, tactical tire choices and perfectly timed pit stops make every second count. Plus, expect more big updates and a few surprises as we move forward into the year.
“The world of Red Dead Online will also continue to grow in 2020 as we expand the concept of Frontier Pursuits with additional roles, new missions and many more significant updates to come.”