GTA 5 Online: Rockstar giving away free money and its impact on future DLC

Rockstar Games rolls out more bonus in-game cash for select players in GTA Online, ahead of the festive season.

GTA Online Bikers DLC
GTA 5 Online: Rockstar giving away more free money and its impact on future DLC Rockstar Games

The GTA Online community is abuzz with rumours of Rockstar Games giving free money to select players in the game while renowned YouTuber MrBossFTW (aka Ross) explains the truth behind the speculation and its impact on forthcoming DLCs in GTA 5.

According to the information available, it is confirmed that Rockstar is indeed giving away massive amounts of money to players, ahead of the festive season in December. As Ross explains, all eligible players will be receiving an e-mail confirming their entry for the bonus prize money for playing GTA Online and enrolling themselves as opted-in members of the Rockstar Games Social Club.

As seen in the screeshot below, all eligible members of the Social Club will receive the following message on their screen while loading the game files from the Rockstar server:

"As an opted-in member of the Rockstar Games Social Club, you're receiving this notification of a special offer for GTA Online on Xbox One."

As Ross explains, the bonus money offer is now unlocked for all three gaming platforms including the PC, Xbox One and PS4 as confirmed by several players who have recently logged into GTA Online. However, this special offer is not available on old-gen consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360 as they do not support the Biker update and other latest DLC updates for the game.

Meanwhile, the prospective Social Club members would be concerned with one big question regarding the process of enrolling into the club as "opted-in". Ross clarifies this doubt by pointing out to the screenshot (below) which is taken from his personal Social Club account in GTA Online.

MrBossFTW social club account
MrBossFTW via YouTube

Those who are already enrolled into Rockstar's social club membership will be notified about game announcements, official launches, contests, special events and offers as seen in the screenshot above. However, the free-money giveaway scheme might be applicable only for select few opted-in members of the social club based on some merit or criteria.

GTA Online: Rockstar Social Club notification
Rockstar money bonus notification for opted-in members of social club in GTA Online

It is still unclear as to what parameters Rockstar might consider, while selecting players for the bonus giveaways during festive seasons. However, one glance at the screenshot (below) suggests that all those who are just starting out their Motorcycle Club will be receiving this bonus in-game cash offer from Rockstar.

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Rockstar giving away more free money and its impact on future DLC

To be precise, all eligible players will get richer by $500,000 just by installing the new Biker DLC update in GTA Online if they have not yet done so. Basically, this seems to be a welcome gesture by Rockstar tempting players to join the MC club and form their own crew or criminal organisation as part of the Biker DLC in the game's multiplayer mode.

For instance, if you happen to become an eligible candidate, you will see an instant notification or alert similar to the one posted in the screenshot (below) when you log into GTA Online:

GTA 5 Online: Bonus in-game cash notification alert
GTA 5 Online: Bonus in-game cash notification alert

Rockstar seems to be in a hurry as this is the second instance wherein some eligible players are getting massive amounts of in-game bonus cash, just for playing GTA Online. On the previous occasion all those players who logged into the game had unanimously received $250,000 in-game cash reward as a token of appreciation for their continued support for the game's success.

Although it seems a wee bit too early for Rockstar to giveaway such massive amounts of in-game cash, we are definitely anticipating a festive surprise DLC just around the corner for a December release.

Furthermore, the QA beta test log reports had earlier suggested an impending DLC release, which actually came true. A similar feat is expected again when the highly-rumoured High-Risk High-Rewards DLC is making waves in GTA Online.

As Ross admits, the $500,000 in-game cash bonus could really buy you an apartment with ten-car garage or some of the best supercars or one of the fastest sports cars in the game. Some players in GTA Online have reportedly received $100000 for just playing the game in the last few days.

If you are lucky, you might be earning anywhere from $750000 to $1000000 ($1m) as bonus in-game money from Rockstar. Do let us know if you have received any bonus GTA$ money from the game maker, in the comments section below.