• Game Edition Game Edition: GTA OnlineGTA Online
  • Release Date December 13, 2022
  • Platforms PCPlayStation 5Xbox Series X|SPlayStation 4Xbox One

The GTA Online December 2022 Update is called "Los Santos Drug Wars", and has been released December 13, 2022, featuring new psychedelics activities, missions, a new business enterprise to operate, new vehicles, and more.

The December 2022 update also comes with additional quality-of-life upgrades that improve the overall GTA Online experience and gameplay. 

The GTA Online Los Santos Drug Wars DLC released on all platforms, has a size of 13 GB on Xbox Series X|S, 5.3 GB on PS5, and 3.4 GB on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Below you find everything that is included in the new GTA Online 'Los Santos Drug Wars' Update (GTA V Title Update 1.64), with all Contents, Patch Notes, Screenshots, Trailers, and more.

GTA Los Santos Drug Wars Update

Los Santos Drug Wars: New Missions & The Freakshop

Dax, and his group of hard-partying nonconformists, the Fooliganz, are looking to establish their position by setting up shop in Blaine County.

Embark on the trip of a lifetime and join the troupe at a new base of operations - The Freakshop - and take on The Lost MC and other adversaries to dominate the illicit drug trade.

Get started by answering a call from Ron Jakowski and meeting up with the Fooliganz above Liquor Ace in Sandy Shores.

  • Six new "First Dose" story-driven missions have been added, which can be completed solo or with up to 4 players. These comprise the opening chapter of an expansive two-part story, with more missions to be released in the next months.
  • A new social space, called "The Freakshop", has been added, allowing players to launch new "First Dose" Story Missions, store and modify their new Acid Lab Business, purchase and modify Mk II weapons, as well as other social activities
  • Five new Fooligan Jobs are available through the new phone contact “Dax” after completing "First Dose - Welcome to the Troupe"
  • The Fooliganz Troupe includes leader Dax, metalhead wrestler Luchadora, chemist Labrat, and the returning "Nervous" Ron Jakowski.

GTA Los Santos Drug Wars Update - The Freakshop

GTA Los Santos Drug Wars: Acid Lab Business & New Garage

  • After completing the "First Dose" missions and acquiring the necessary lab equipment, players can install the Acid Lab business in the rear of the new MTL Brickade 6x6 vehicle
  • This Acid Lab operates in line with existing businesses, launching source missions to gain supplies that will be turned into Acid product for players to sell
  • Players can request and drive their Acid Lab / Brickade 6x6 while in Freemode, along with the Maibatsu Manchez Scout C motorcycle, which is used to deliver Acid Product
  • The Acid Lab can also be given a custom name


GTA December Update 2022 DLC: New Vehicles

A total of 16 new vehicles have been added as part of the 'Los Santos Drug Wars DLC', with 8 introduced at launch, and 8 released in the subsequent months. Plus, the existing Taxi was made available for purchase.

Released on Day of Update

Released on Subsequent Weeks

Existing Vehicles Added to GTA Online

  • The retro-styled Declasse Tahoma Coupe (pictured below) was made available to all players for free from December 16 to December 18 as part of The Heists Challenge Reward.
  • The Broadway comes with an exclusive Classique Taxi livery

GTA Los Santos Drug Wars Update - Tahoma Coupe


GTA December Update 2022 DLC: New Weapons

The Los Santos Drug Wars update will also add new weapons to GTA Online in the upcoming weeks.

These include the festive Candy Cane, the new WM29 Pistol, and the addition of the Railgun which was previously exclusive to single-player.

New liveries will be added for existing weapons, including:

  • Baseball Bat
  • Knife
  • Pistol Mk II
  • Micro SMG
  • Pump Shotgun

GTA Los Santos Drug Wars: New Characters

New Characters introduced to GTA Online as part of the December 2022 Update "Los Santos Drug Wars":

GTA December Update 2022: Experience Improvements

Building off the adjustments made with the previous Criminal Enterprises Update based on player feedback, this December’s GTA Online update also adds a wide range of experience improvements - including visual, economy, and creator updates.

This is the list of the confirmed gameplay improvements added to GTA Online in December 2022 as part of the 'Los Santos Drug Wars' update:

General Improvements

  • Ray-traced reflections have been added to Fidelity Mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, adding detail and contrast to the game world on both GTA 5 Story Mode and GTA Online. This allows for vehicles, characters, and more details to be shown on reflective and glossy surfaces.
  • Contacts can now be hidden from the phone through a new "Phone Contact Favorites" option in the Interaction Menu => Inventory
  • The Benefactor Terrorbyte can be used to launch Business Sell Missions in all Session types, including Invite-only Sessions.
  • All Agatha Baker Casino Story Missions at The Diamond Casino & Resort can now be launched with one player (these missions previously required at least 2 players).
  • The "Hide All" option in each Map Blip Options category has been reintroduced

Vehicle Updates

  • New vehicle purchases now arrive in your Garage faster than before.
  • The Ardent and Nightshark can now be used in Races (weapons are disabled in Races, except for GTA Races)
  • Bicycles have been added to the list of vehicles that can be requested from your Personal Garage when calling the Mechanic.
  • Players on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S can access Hao’s Special Works without needing to complete Hao’s introductory race.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to modify bicycles inside the Avenger

Economy Updates

  • Completing Vehicle Cargo Sell Missions in Public Sessions now awards a High Demand Bonus, bringing this in line with all other business activities
  • GTA$ and RP rewards for Smuggler’s Sell Missions have been permanently tripled
  • Get more of what you want faster with an across-the-board increase in the GTA$ value of all Shark Cards.
    • All Shark Card denominations have been boosted by 20–25% when purchased directly in GTA Online or via any of the platform stores.
    • For special GTA+ Member Shark Cards, this is on top of the current 15% bonus GTA$.

Plus, starting April 27, 2023, the prices of several vehicles in GTA Online have been adjusted and rebalanced, "to better reflect their value to players".

Certain vehicles have seen their cost adjusted down to make them more accessible - including some with fun and unique features and counter-attacking capabilities - like the Imponte Ruiner 2000 and Ocelot Stromberg. Conversely, some vehicles with outsized utility, performance, or powerful weaponry have seen their prices increased - such as the Pegassi Oppressor Mk II.

  1. Brute Armored Boxville: GTA$2,926,000 / GTA$1,300,000
  2. Buckingham Akula: GTA$3,704,050 / GTA$4,500,000
  3. Declasse Granger 3600LX: GTA$1,380,000 / GTA$2,000,000
  4. Declasse Scramjet: GTA$3,480,000 / GTA$4,000,000
  5. Dewbauchee Champion: GTA$2,995,000 / GTA$3,750,000
  6. HVY Chernobog: GTA$3,311,700 / GTA$1,500,000
  7. Imponte Deluxo: GTA$4,721,500 / GTA$5,750,000
  8. Imponte Ruiner 2000: GTA$5,745,600 / GTA$3,750,000
  9. Mammoth Thruster: GTA$3,657,500 / GTA$2,500,000
  10. Mammoth Tula: GTA$5,173,700 / GTA$4,100,000
  11. Ocelot Stromberg: GTA$3,185,350 / GTA$2,500,000
  12. Pegassi Oppressor: GTA$3,524,500 / GTA$2,750,000
  13. Pegassi Oppressor Mk II: GTA$3,890,250 / GTA$8,000,000
  14. Pegassi Toreador: GTA$3,660,000 / GTA$4,250,000
  15. Pegassi Weaponized Ignus: GTA$3,245,000 / GTA$4,500,000
  16. RM-10 Bombushka: GTA$5,918,500 / GTA$4,750,000


  • Hundreds of pieces of male and female clothing and accessories have been added to clothing stores
  • A new female hair style has been added
  • 39 Unisex tattoos have been added

GTA+ Updates (PS5 / Xbox Series X|S only)

  • GTA+ bonuses and Gameplay Accelerators: Match and Heist bonuses available to GTA+ Members are now be displayed on Landing Page tiles
  • Improved visibility of Bonus Payouts: GTA+ members now see the bonuses they are receiving as a result of being a Member at the end of activities

Creator Updates

  • Players now have the option to create HSW Races, a race type limited to HSW vehicles. Existing Races can also be converted to HSW Races.
  • The RC Bandito is now available as a special vehicle type in the Race Creator
  • Wrench health pickups are now able to be correctly collected when the vehicle appears to be damaged
  • PS5 / Xbox Series X|S Only: Players can now place up to 300 props in the Race Creator
  • The Deathmatch Creator received various updates to Play Area, Eligibility, Spawning, Scoring, and other general updates
  • Lock Shops: A new option has been added to prevent players from entering shops when playing Deathmatches

Drip-feed Content

Early next year, expect Downtown Cab Co. to be looking for new recruits, a traveling Gun Van offering exclusive items, street dealers looking to pay premiums for your product, a new garage with the most vehicle storage yet, and more.

  • Gun Van: A new Gun Van has been released on January 12, 2023, with a weekly rotating inventory of weapons, ammunition, and armor.
  • Taxi Driver Side-Mission: The Downtown Cab Co. opened for business in GTA Online on January 19, 2023. You are now able to begin Taxi Work to earn income, and successfully completing multiple fares without a break will increase the rewards.
  • New Garage Space: A new, customizable multi-floor garage, named "Eclipse Blvd Garage", has been added on February 16, 2023, with 50 new vehicle slots.
  • Last Dose: The second and final series of the 'Drug Wars' missions has been released on March 16, 2023.
  • New License Plate Creator: Starting April 20, 2023, you're now able to create up to 30 custom license plates via the GTA Online website and apply them in-game, thanks to a new web-based License Plate Creator.

GTA Online: New Fast Travel Service (PS5 / Xbox Series X|S)

On January 19, 2023, Rockstar implemented a newFast Travel service in GTA Online, that allows players to instantly travel around the map.

This new feature is exclusive to players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

The GTA Online Fast Travel service works similarly to Story Mode, by simply entering a Taxi Cab and skipping the ride to teleport to the chosen location.

However, unlike single-player, in GTA Online you can't skip the trip to any specific waypoint: you can only fast travel to a list of 10 fixed destinations across the map, called "points of interest".

Skipping the Taxi trip costs $1,000 for regular players, while it's free for GTA+ members. There is also a 48-minute cooldown between Trip Skips, which is lowered to only 5 minutes for GTA+ members.

gta online december 2022 update taxi downtown cab

GTA December Update 2022: Festive Surprise

As usual in GTA Online, December is also the month where we'll see a return of the Christmas-themed content, Snow taking over the streets of Los Santos, log-in rewards, and free gifts by Rockstar Games.

Plus, a new time-limited Snowman collectible has been added: all around Los Santos and Blaine County, players can destroy up to 25 Snowmen to earn cash and RP. Destroying all 25 Snowmen unlocks the Snowman Outfit, which is added to your wardrobe.

There’s also new and exclusive festive apparel coming with the new GTA+ Membership event period beginning on December 13 to help you gear up for the holiday season.

GTA Los Santos Drug Wars Update - Festive Surprise

GTA Online Title Update 1.64: Full Patch Notes

As part of the GTA Online Update 1.64, there have also been a number of general improvements and fixes made to the game, also via small 1.65 and 1.66 patch updates.

Click here to read the Full List of Bug Fixes on the Rockstar Support site.

And as always, it will be followed by the usual weekly special events and bonuses, taking place over the coming months.

There are rumors that this could be the last GTA Online DLC to be released on the last-gen consoles (PS4 & Xbox One), with Rockstar then exclusively focusing on the next-gen platforms and being able to make even bigger updates.

GTA Online: LS Drug Wars Update Screenshots

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