GTA Online ‘Drug Wars’ Update Notes, Download Sizes

GTA Online ‘Drug Wars’ Update Notes, Download Sizes

Ruel Butler

Published: December 13, 2022, 02:45 am

The latest patch notes and download sizes for all GTA V and GTA Online updates, including the next DLC ‘Los Santos Drug Wars’.

GTA 5 and GTA Online are both hugely popular games that undergo constant updates and patches to ensure they are packed with content and up to the highest standard. Veterans of these games need to make sure they are updated with the latest happenings around GTA 5 and GTA Online, because any new patch can mean tons of changes for weapons, payouts or missions.

Alternatively, new updates in GTA may fix long-term issues or bugs that have been overlooked until now. Those who may have stopped playing the game due to a certain bug that has plagued the world for so long may want to return safe in the knowledge that the latest update removed any outstanding issues.

In this article, we will cover the latest changes in GTA V and GTA Online. From minor hotfixes to major overhauls that completely change the game. Be sure to refer to this page whenever you need a quick refresher on the latest happenings in the world of GTA 5.

GTA Online Patch Notes: Los Santos Drug Wars Update


The next big update for GTA V is for the GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars update, which is scheduled to be released on December 13th.

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The last major title update Rockstar released was for the Criminal Enterprises update and this was ‘Title Update 1.61’. This was then followed by some minor hotfixes for 1.62 and 1.63. We expect the next GTA Online Patch to be for ‘Title Update 1.64’, but we’ll find out when the update starts rolling out.

At the time of writing, there are no official patch notes, but Rockstar has revealed a lot of official information about the update in the run-up to its release. Below is a look at all the details we know so far:

GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars Patch Notes (Preview)

General improvements

  • Get to your favorite contacts faster in iFruit – choose which contacts to show or hide via the interaction menu.
  • Benefactor Terrorbyte can be used to launch business sales missions in all session types, including invite-only sessions.
  • Take on Agatha’s Casino Story quests as a solo operator by visiting the management office of The Diamond Casino & Resort (these quests previously required a minimum of 2 players).
  • PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will add ray-traced reflections – which reproduce real-time reflections on many surfaces – via the Fidelity Mode graphics setting.

new cars

  • Tulip M-100
  • Abundance Entity MT
  • Zirconium Journey II
  • Annis 300R
  • BF Surfer Custom
  • Declasse Tahoma Coupe
  • MTL Brickade 6×6

New Weapons (Leaked/Unofficial)

  • Police rifle
  • Riot SMG
  • The baton
  • A new special version of the Stun Gun

Vehicle updates

  • New vehicle purchases will arrive at your garage faster than before.
  • Select Custom Weaponized Vehicles can now be used in Races, where appropriate – weapons will be disabled outside of GTA Races.
  • Bikes will be added to the list of vehicles that can be requested from your personal workshop when you call the mechanic.
  • Players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S can enjoy full access to Hao’s Special Works without having to complete Hao’s introductory run.
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Financial updates

  • Completing vehicle cargo sales missions in public sessions will grant a high demand bonus, bringing this in line with all other business activities, while payouts on Smugglers sales missions will be permanently tripled.
  • Get more of what you want faster with a general increase in GTA$ value on all Shark Cards. Starting today, all Shark Card values ​​have been increased by 20-25% when purchased directly in GTA Online or through one of the platform stores. For special GTA+ Member Shark Cards, this is on top of the current 15% bonus GTA$.


GTA Online Los Santos Drugs Wars Download Sizes

You’re probably wondering how big the GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars update will be. While we can’t say for sure until the update is released, here’s a rough guide based on the download sizes for the latest update:

  • 12GB on Xbox Series X|S
  • 5GB on PS5
  • 3 GB on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

We will update this section again when the update starts rolling out and we have specific file sizes for the new Los Santos Drug Wars update.

For more GTA Online news, be sure to check out our dedicated section, or any of our guides and tutorials, right below:

GTA Online Guides – GTA Online Weekly Update | Prize ride this week | Podium car this week | GTA+ rewards this month | GTA Online Winter Update | List of exotic export cars | Imani Tech Upgrades |

GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars Guides – Los Santos Drug Wars Mission List | All new cars in GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars | GTA Online Acid Lab Explained | All Snowman collectibles |

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GTA Online Heists – Doomsday Heist payout | Diamond Casino Heist payout | Cayo Perico Heist payout | How to get the panther statue on Cayo Perico |

GTA Online Collectibles – LD Organics locations | M16 service carbine slots | Treasure hunting locations |

GTA Online Best Businesses – Best agency | Best arcade | Best car shop | Best Bunker | Best cocaine lock | Best Counterfeit Cash Factory | Best document forgery | Best facility | Best trailer | Best MC clubhouse | Best Meth Lab | Best night club | Best office | Best weed farm |

Written by Ruel Butler

Ruel is a Staff Writer at GINX based in the UK. He worked and studied in Japan for several years and loves everything to do with gaming and anime. You can reach him at

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