• July 16, 2024

GTA Online update 1.68 patch notes for NEW Chop Shop expansion | Gaming | Entertainment

Rockstar Games has released a big new update for GTA Online. Grand Theft Auto Online update 1.68 is out now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.  Version 1.68 brings back Liberty City real estate developer Yusuf Amir as part of the new Chop Shop missions, which involves stealing cars, stripping down the parts and selling them on. Animals are also available in GTA Online on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, while new Drift Races are out now on all platforms. You can check out the GTA Online 1.68 patch notes below.

GTA Online update 1.68 patch notes…

Salvage Yard

• Purchasing this business provides access to a range of Salvage Yard Robberies, a Tow Truck Service, and other features

• Each week, Salvage Yard owners can complete three multi-part Freemode Salvage Yard Robberies: scoping and planning to steal highly prized vehicles that can be sold or salvaged for a profit

• Salvage Yard owners can purchase a Tow Truck, providing access to a Tow Truck Service where players collect abandoned cars and take them back to be salvaged over time

 – Completing Tow Truck work also temporarily increases the rate at which the Salvage Yard generates passive income

• Salvaged vehicles are stripped for parts over time inside the Salvage Yard. Upon completion, players will receive a payment

• This property will come with new Awards as well as Career Progress Challenges on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles

Drift Races

• Players with a Los Santos Car Meet membership will gain access to a range of Drift Races, where you aim to score the most points by chaining drifts together, narrowly avoiding obstacles, and building up score multipliers

• Drift Races can be accessed via a new series blip on the map or from the Race Organizer inside the Los Santos Car Meet

• These races make use of custom Drift-Tuning upgrades for 7 existing vehicles and 1 new vehicle:

 – Declasse Drift Yosemite (Muscle)

 – Declasse Drift Tampa (Sports)

 – Annis Remus (Sports)

 – Annis Euros (Sports)

 – Karin Futo GTX (Sports)

 – Annis ZR350 (Sports)

 – Dinka Jester RR (Sports)

 – New Vehicle – Fathom FR36 (Coupe)

• These Drift-Tune upgrades can be applied to the above personal vehicles in Freemode while inside the Los Santos Car Meet

Vehicles

• Eleven new vehicles have been added:

 – Grotti Turismo Omaggio (Super) – With Imani Tech

 – Vapid Aleutian (SUV) – With Imani Tech

 – Declasse Vigero ZX Convertible (Muscle) – with HSW Upgrade (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S only)

 – Karin Vivanite (SUV) – with HSW Upgrade (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S only)

 – Fathom FR36 (Coupe)

 – Vapid Dominator GT (Muscle)

 – Declasse Impaler LX (Muscle)

 – Karin Asterope GZ (Sedan)

 – Vapid Stanier LE Cruiser (Emergency)

  – This police cruiser is unlocked for purchase after completing The Gangbanger Robbery scope out mission

 – Vapid Unmarked Cruiser (Emergency)

  – This unmarked police cruiser is unlocked for purchase after surviving a 3-star wanted level for 5 minutes

 – Police Riot (Emergency)

  – This riot van is unlocked for purchase after naturally losing a 4/5-star wanted level

New Weapon

• One new Weapon has been added, which is available for purchase from the Gun Van and Agency Armory

 – Battle Rifle

Cosmetics

• 150+ pieces of male clothing and accessories have been added to clothing stores

• 150+ pieces of female clothing and accessories have been added to clothing stores

• 1 new male and 1 new female hair style has been added to barber shops

• 32 new unisex tattoos have been added to tattoo parlors

Ambient Animals on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles

• Ambient animals have been introduced to Freemode for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles

• Ambient animals can be enabled or disabled in the Creator for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles

Daily Challenges Update

• Daily Challenges replace the existing daily objectives located in the Interaction Menu and now contain a range of new challenges

Character Birthday Gift

• Players will now receive a gift in game on their character’s birthday (creation date). These gifts will be given retroactively

GTA+ Updates

The Vinewood Club Garage

• GTA+ Members will gain access to a new garage with space for 100 vehicles

• If a players’ GTA+ membership expires, any vehicles inside The Vinewood Club Garage can still be accessed and stored, however they will be unable to replace or add any additional vehicles to the garage

Experience Improvements

• Players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles now have access to a Vehicle Organization section in the Interaction Menu, allowing them to easily move owned vehicles between garages

• The Interaction Menu has been updated, making the most used functions easier to access

• Weapon pickups in Freemode have been updated with new locations and weapons to find

• Players can now add custom garage tooltips to each individual floor of the Eclipse Blvd garage

• Reduced transition time between modes when playing in a Playlist or Series

• Rank restrictions for purchasing all throwables have been removed

• The Los Santos Car Meet specification service is also now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

• Players will now gain Los Santos Car Meet reputation when starting a private takeover

• Jukeboxes inside player properties can now play any radio station

• Pursuit and Street Races have had their Los Santos Car Meet reputation gains increased by 20%

• Players registering as a CEO/VIP/MC President for the first time via a “Register as Boss” prompt in Freemode can now name the Organization/MC

• The Up-N-Atomizer is now disabled when inside interiors to prevent players from getting stuck

• Voice chat now defaults off on console platforms. This can be switched on by navigating to Pause Menu > Settings > Voice Chat > Voice Chat Enabled

• Player Reporting and Player Created Job Reporting options have been updated. This can be accessed by navigating to Pause Menu > Online > Players > Report Player or Pause Menu > Online > Jobs > Report Job

• Options have been added to restrict the display of in-game phone text messages to friends and crew only, or completely to block all texts from other players. This can be accessed by navigating to the Pause Menu > Online > Options > Player Text Messages

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