'GTA Online' Adds Target Assault Races and Vapid Caracara

GTA Online continues to add new content, and the latest upgrade includes a new race mode, truck and more. There are also new items on sale, ways to earn extra cash and new premium races to tackle.

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The Vapid Caracara is the new truck now available in GTA Online. It also happens to be perfect for the new Target Assault races. Rockstar

The new game mode is called Target Assault. This race type pairs racers into teams of two, with one player behind the wheel of a truck and the other manning a mounted gun on the back. In the mode, players must race and shoot their way into first place. Watch out, because players switch between driving and shooting on every lap.

While it seems like this race is a straightforward deathrace, Target Assault is actually more about players scoring points by shooting targets, with the most points being rewarded for accuracy. Even if you're the first team around the track, you might not win if your gunner isn't scoring points. There are seven different tracks for Target Assault races.

To go along with Target Assault races, the new Vapid Caracara is a truck with a mounted gun in the back. This vehicle is one of the options players can pick from when competing in Target Assault races and is available to purchase from Warstock Cache & Carry.

What items are on sale in GTA Online this week?

Below are the discounted items available through April 9.

  • Mammoth Avenger flying base of operations - 30 percent off
  • Turreted Limo - 30 percent off
  • Karin Technical Aqua - 30 percent off (But It Now & Trade Price)
  • HVY Barrage - 30 percent off (But It Now & Trade Price)
  • HVY Insurgent - 30 percent off (But It Now & Trade Price)
  • Brute Armored Boxville - 30 percent off (But It Now & Trade Price)
  • Mammoth Avenger weapon workshop - 30 percent off
  • Mammoth Avenger styles - 30 percent off
  • Mammoth Avenger vehicle workshop - 50 percent off
  • Mobile Operations Center vehicle workshop - 50 percent off
  • Engines - 25 percent off
  • Turbo - 25 percent off
  • Brakes - 25 percent off
  • Transmission - 25 percent off
  • Liveries - 25 percent off (includes aircraft)
  • Vehicle armor - 25 percent off (includes aircraft)

This week's premium race is "Lift Off." The time trial race for the week is "Observatory." All entrants in the premium race earn triple the RP, and the top three finishers win GTA$. Beating the par time on the time trial race pays out in RP and GTA$ as well.

So what do you think? Are you interested in trying out the Target Assault races? Will you buy yourself a Vapid Caracara? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.