The original GTA Online Independence Day event started released in 2014 as a chunky piece of DLC for the game, complete with various content like new missions, vehicles, weapons, and costumes. In more recent years the event has been a more straightforward affair as Rockstar celebrates the occasion with discounts on the patriot themed content and plenty of XP bonuses too. On some occasions, there are a few new pieces of clothing to pick up, including a login bonus or too. Read on for the latest details on when this particular GTA Online event gets underway.
When is the GTA Online Independence Day event?
The GTA Online Weekly Update on June 30 has introduced the new 2022 Independence Day event week.
As you might imagine, the GTA Online Independence Day happens in and around the same time as the federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States. For those who don’t know (or haven’t watched the excellent 1996 science fiction film, it takes place on July 4 every year. If you take a look at the table below to see the dates for when the event has previously started and ended in the past. As you can see, the event has traditionally started on the Thursday event week before July 4. Sometimes this means the event starts a little sooner, and on occaision it happens on the day in question.
In 2022, Independence Day is on Monday, July 4, so we imagine the Independence Day event will start on June 30, 2022. As for a start time, these events normally beginning following the rollout of the GTA Online Weekly Update, which is normally at ave a start time of 10am GMT. For now, this hasn’t been confirmed as official by Rockstar Games, and likely won’t until the day in question via the Rockstar Newswire.
|Event||Start Date||End Date|
|Independence Day 2014||July 1, 2014||August 1, 2014|
|Independence Day 2015||July 1, 2015||July 6, 2015|
|Independence Day 2016||July 1, 2016||July 11, 2016|
|Independence Day 2017||June 30, 2017||July 10, 2017|
|Independence Day 2018||July 3, 2018||July 9, 2018|
|Independence Day 2019||July 4, 2019||July 10, 2019|
|Independence Day 2020||July 2, 2020||July 8, 2020|
|Independence Day 2021||July 1, 2021||July 7, 2021|
What GTA Online Independence Day discounts can we expect?
Usually, fans can expect to see big discounts on the games Independence Day content, and in 2021 that meant a whopping discount of 40% on the following items:
- Firework Launcher and Fireworks
- Star Spangled Banner Horns
- Patriot Tire & Parachute Smoke
- Independence Day Clothing
- Independence Day Haircuts, masks & Outfits
- Vapid Liberator
- Western Motorcycle Company Sovereign
- MOC Liveries
- Independence Day MK ll Weapon Liveries
- Stars n Stripes Facepaint
We imagine the 2022 discounts will be fairly similar to those above, but we’ll need to wait until the event week in question starts.
That’s everything you need to know about the GTA Online Independence Day event for 2022, but make sure to check back for more info as it becomes available. But if you’re looking for more GTA guides then follow the links below for more helpful tips, tricks and explainers.
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