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    GTA 5 Update 1.40 Patch Notes (GTA 5 1.40) – Official – Dec 15, 2021

    GTA 5 update 1.40 is now available to download on PS4, PC, and Xbox One is now available rolling out for players. According to the official GTA 5 1.40 patch notes, the latest update added The Contract, a new GTA Online Story Featuring Franklin Clinton and Friends. In addition, GTA 5 patch 1.40 also includes various stability improvements.

    The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online, including website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club, will officially be shutting down on December 16, 2021.

    Please note, these changes are strictly for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online, and will have no impact on access to, or progress within, Grand Theft Auto V Story Mode.

    Previously, update added the new characters, new vehicles, new drones, a new business venture to Los Santos, and more.

    Unfortunately, players are still experiencing a number of issues with the online gameplay. Today’s GTA 5 patch 1.40 update is expected to fix all these issues. Check out more details below.

    GTA 5 update 1.40 Patch Notes

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    Get Ready for a New Adventure with Dr. Dre, Plus New Music, and Much More Coming December 15

    In the years since he and his accomplices knocked over the Union Depository, renowned Los Santos hustler Franklin Clinton has been making moves of his own.

    Welcome to F. Clinton and Partner, a new “celebrity solutions agency” catering to the Vinewood elite in need of solutions to high-society problems.

    Franklin needs two things: a reliable partner and a big-ticket, high-profile client. With your longtime LS contact — and newly aspiring cannabis entrepreneur — Lamar Davis making the connection, you can be the partner that helps Franklin take the business to the next level.

    Meanwhile on the other side of the city, DJ Pooh has been reaching out to Franklin about an exciting potential client: his close friend, Dr. Dre.

    Lost in the shuffle on his way to Cayo Perico last year, it turns out Dr. Dre’s phone isn’t just missing — it’s in the wrong hands. Not only that, but the phone also contains the hottest property in the city: new, unreleased music from Dr. Dre himself. This could be the big break your agency needs.

    Get ready for a wild and hilarious ride through Los Santos, from the mean streets of Franklin’s old neighborhood to the hottest parties in the city, from debaucherous mansions to the offices of the FIB and everywhere in between as you join Franklin, expert hacker Imani, Chop the Dog, and crew to secure Dr. Dre’s precious tracks and return them to their rightful owner.

    Stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire in the coming days for more info on The Contract, arriving December 15 to GTA Online — including details of an eclectic new radio station from some very special guest hosts, huge first-of-their-kind updates to existing radio stations including a ton of new and unreleased exclusive tracks from Dr. Dre and a heavy-hitting line-up of artists, plus additional opportunities for agency work including choice hits for players willing to get their hands dirty, plus new weapons, vehicles, and much more.

    Today’s release brings several other positive changes for GTA Online. Players will now receive fewer phone calls and texts inviting them to take part in new gameplay. Now, players can use the map in the Pause menu to review and select gameplay. Highlight any contact blip on the map to see more details and trigger the contact’s introduction to this content.

    Additionally, a number of new Pause Menu Awards and Daily Objectives are now available to complete in GTA Online, and daily fees for Properties and Businesses have been reduced. Players are also now rewarded LS Car Meet reputation for completing Auto Shop Contracts, Customer Deliveries, and Exotic Exports Deliveries, and the safe capacity in the Nightclub and Arcade has been increased.

    Alongside all the new additions with The Contract, you can also take advantage of weekly event bonuses and discounts in GTA Online. Visit the Lucky Wheel and LS Car Meet to see the latest prizes and contests, earn 2X GTA$ and RP on Transform RacesWeed Killer, and Welcoming Party. Plus, all who play GTA Online this week will receive the Radio Los Santos Tee, free of charge, to celebrate the legacy of LS’ long-running hip-hop radio station.

    As you complete each of the missions within Dr. Dre’s Contract, look out for first-time completion cash bonuses of varying amounts. Plus, completing three Security Contracts between now and December 22 will earn you a tidy GTA$200K one-time bonus, available within 72 hours of completion.

    Full GTA 5 1.40 Patch Notes (1.55)

    • The Contract has been added to GTA Online. Today’s update includes 7 new cars, 3 new weapons, the Agency property, the Dr. Dre Contract missions, Security Contracts, Payphone Hits, the MOTOMAMI Los Santos radio station, new music on Radio Los Santos and West Coast Classics, Record A Studios, Short Trips, new clothing and accessories, new Quality of Life updates and more.
    • The Agency Property:
      • A new multi-floor property that acts as the base of operations for F. Clinton & Partner. It can be purchased from dynasty8executive.com. Purchasing the Agency property gives owners access to several new features including new GTA Online story missions for solo players or for groups.
    • The Dr. Dre Contract:
      • After partnering with Franklin Clinton in his Agency and setting up the business, players can begin new Story Missions which has them working with Dr. Dre to recover valuable stolen property. These Missions can be played either solo or with other players.
    • Security Contracts:
      • Security Contracts are Freemode Missions that are launched from the Agency computer. These are jobs for your clients in need of help. Security Contracts have various difficulty levels that can increase the cash reward for completion:
        • Recover Valuables
        • Vehicle Recovery
        • Gang Termination
        • Rescue Operation
        • Asset Protection
        • Liquidize Assets
    • Payphone Hits:
      • Payphone Hits are Freemode Missions that task players with taking out a target and come with bonus rewards for meeting special criteria — such as using certain weapons, vehicles, killing at specific locations or timings. These missions are started by answering ringing payphones throughout the map and can be accessed after completing a few Security Contracts.
    • Three new Weapons have been added to GTA Online:
      • Heavy Rifle available at Ammu-Nation or the Agency’s Armory
      • Compact EMP Launcher available at the Agency’s Armory
      • Stun Gun available at the Agency’s Armory
    • Four new Weapons Finishes. These can be unlocked by completing specific gameplay from The Contract:
      • Bone Finish (Pump Shotgun)
      • Families Finish (Heavy Rifle)
      • Organics Finish (Micro SMG)
      • Record A Finish (AP Pistol)
    • Seven new Vehicles have been added to GTA Online:
      • Pfister Astron
      • Bravado Buffalo STX
      • Dewbauchee Champion
      • Lampadati Cinquemila
      • Enus Deity
      • Pegassi Ignus
      • Enus Jubilee
    • Record A Studios:
      • Record A Studios is a new music studio social space added to GTA Online. Here, players can watch Dr. Dre at work and socialize with other players.
    • Short Trips:
      • Short Trips are two-player missions available after completing the Dr. Dre Contract.
    • Over 300 items of Clothing have been added for both Male and Female characters in GTA Online.
    • 28 new Tattoos have been added for both Male and Female characters in GTA Online.
    • 14 new Face Paints have been added to GTA Online.
    • New Media Stick Collectibles have been added to GTA Online.
    • One new Hairstyle been added for both Male and Female characters in GTA Online.
    • One new Radio Station called ‘MOTOMAMI Los Santos’ has been added to GTA Online.
    • New music has been added to Radio Los Santos and West Coast Classics.
    • Several new Pause Menu Awards have been added to GTA Online.
    • Several new Daily Objectives have been added to GTA Online.

    Quality of Life Updates

    Players will receive fewer phone calls in GTA Online. Players will see the addition of new map blips, markers and help text to replace phone calls.

    • Daily Fees in GTA Online have been reduced.
    • The Arcade Game ‘QUB3D’ has been added to the upstairs area of the Auto Shop.

    Players can now alter the number of laps that must be completed in LS Car Meet Head-to-Head Races. Rewards are increased for completing more laps.

    • Players are now rewarded LS Car Meet Reputation for completing Auto Shop Contracts, Customer Deliveries, and Exotic Exports Deliveries.
    • The safe capacity in the Nightclub and Arcade has been increased.

    Game Stability and Performance

    • Fixed a crash on PC that occasionally occurred after idling in the Auto Shop.
    • Fixed a crash that occurred when joining friends after viewing a clip in the Rockstar Editor.

    Matchmaking and Networking

    • Fixed several issues that affected matchmaking in GTA Online.
    • Fixed multiple issues that resulted in players getting stuck while transitioning between GTA Online content.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being put into incorrect lobbies after using the ‘Quick Job’ option.

    Refixed an issue that resulted in players incorrectly receiving the alert ‘Player is no longer in session.’ when trying to ‘Join Game’ with a friend from their Steam Friends List.

    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on the sky camera after choosing to replay The Agency Deal – Finale on the next job voting screen.

    Content

    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players incorrectly having a one-hour cooldown when trying to launch the Cayo Perico Heist – Finale.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in a door being incorrectly locked, blocking Mission progression in the Cayo Perico Heist – Finale.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the drainage tunnel gate to already appear as cut in the Cayo Perico Heist – Finale.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being stuck with no functionality after dying during The Agency Deal – Finale.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players colliding with another vehicle when spawning after exiting the garage in The Union Depository Contract – Elevator Key.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in enemies being invincible in The Bank Contract – Thermal Charges.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to exit the meth labs in The Lost Contract – Finale.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to plant the explosives in The Lost Contract – Finale.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the vehicle drop-off location to be different than what the player had chosen in The Union Depository Contract – Finale.
    • Fixed spawning issues that were present in the Adversary Mode – Kart Krash: Full Auto
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen after completing a Pursuit Race.
    • Fixed an issue that caused cops to not spawn during Pursuit Races.

    Fixed an issue that resulted in players having no prompts when trying to repair a vehicle for the Repair and Mod Business.

    Fixed an issue that caused the ‘Purchase Vehicle’ prompt to incorrectly appear when trying to mod a vehicle for the Repair & Mod Business.

    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to collect the Media Stick Collectible at Moodymann’s car in the LS Car Meet.
    • Fixed an issue that meant runners up would not receive a first-time bonus after completing their first LS Car Meet Sprint Race.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players receiving an incorrect reward after collecting all the Shipwreck Collectibles.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players spawning out of bounds during the Special Vehicle Work – Asset Seizure.

    Properties

    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being stuck on a black screen after trying to drive into another player’s Auto Shop.
    • Fixed an issue that caused players to get stuck on the ramp when trying to enter the Auto Shop.
    • Fixed an issue that caused players’ characters to move around while playing the Race & Chase Arcade Game in the Auto Shop.

    Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen after trying to exit the Mobile Operations Center in the Scramjet.

    • Fixed an issue that caused the modding menu to incorrectly collapse while in the Mobile Operations Center Vehicle Workshop.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to enter their Kosatka.
    • Fixed an issue that caused other players’ characters to appear using your Kosatka periscope when using their own.
    • Fixed an issue that caused other players’ characters to appear using your Kosatka Heist planning table when using their own.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the player’s Kosatka to be destroyed with one rocket.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players seeing under the map when spawning in their Kosatka after joining a new session.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the green juice to appear floating in the Auto Shop.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the Pegassi Toreador to collide with an Arcade Machine when exiting the Auto Shop Mod Shop.
    • Fixed an issue that meant players could walk on top of other players’ cars while being modded in the LS Car Meet Mod Shop.

    Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen when moving to a parked space from the Auto Shop Mod Shop while being a passenger in another players’ personal vehicle.

    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to buy the Garage add-on for their Office property.

    Vehicles

    • Fixed an issue that caused the non-armored Karin Karuma to be bulletproof.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the first-person camera to clip through the Track Seat mods when looking backwards in the Annis Remus.

    Miscellaneous

    • Fixed several transaction errors that occurred on PC.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to purchase any of the Tuner Chrome Wheels in the Auto Shop Mod Shop.
    • Fixed an issue that caused mods purchased in another player’s Auto Shop Mod Shop to not persist on your vehicle.
    • Fixed areas of the LS Car Meet where players could get stuck.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the LS Car Meet Head to Head Race ‘Lap’ UI to not be visible.
    • Fixed UI issues that occurred when having both the LS Car Meet ‘Test Track’ menu and the Brucie ‘Bull Shark Testosterone’ menu on screen.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the ‘Personal Vehicle Management’ menu in the LS Car Meet to be out of order.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen when entering the LS Car Meet Test Track as a passenger in another player’s car.
    • Fixed an issue that caused some Los Santos Tuners Awards to have incorrect images.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the ‘Random’ Quick Job option to take players to the ‘Activities’ list.
    • Fixed an issue that caused some Arcade Games to have incorrect help text in the Japanese version of the game.

    Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck with no functionality after choosing to store the Casino Heist reward Enus Paragon R (Armored) at one of their properties.

    • Fixed an issue that caused the ‘Play Jobs’ Pause Menu option to be incorrectly unavailable.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in players not receiving a call from Simeon, meaning they were unable to purchase properties after reaching Rank 5 in GTA Online.

    Download free GTA 5 update 1.40 for PS4 and Xbox One.

    Jack Johnson
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    Jack Johnson mainly writes about game-related news and updates. He is a passionate gamer, music lover, and traveler.
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