'Grand Theft Auto 5' Independence Day Weekend Event Begins With An America Vs Britain Rematch, Discounted Ammo And New Jobs

By Steve Buja , Updated Jul 03, 2014 10:03 AM EDT
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Strap on your beer hats, load up the truck and head on out to the woods for some good ol fashion 'Merican fun, the Grand Theft Auto V Independence Day Even Weekend has arrived.

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In honor of this great nation's founding, publisher Rockstar is letting people in on that most American of traditions: dirt cheap ammo. Courtesy of Ammu-nation, the in game NRA affiliate, all this weekend players will have heavy weapon ammo, such as RPGs and grenade launchers, discounted at 25%, "because packing enough personal firepower to wipe out a small nation is a right, not a privilege."

Additionally, Merryweather Security, purveyor of death from above reinforcements, are discounting all in-game airstrikes by 75%. Just flip open the phone, call Merryweather and voila, whatever hippy-dippy commune singing about veganism that is in your way will be just another hole in the ground, as god and the Founding Fathers intended.

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"However you're commemorating the Fourth of July this weekend, we want to see those Snapmatic pics showing your love for Old Glory. Whether you're rolling over foreign compact cars in the Liberator monster truck or setting off some fireworks in the yard of your new Paleto Bay abode, share your most creative, amusing or beauteous patriotic snaps for a chance to win GTA$1M and an AMERICA vanity license plate for your in-game vehicle."

To make your shots eligible for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #INDEPENDENCEDAY between now and the end of Sunday.

And though it's been 238 years since we broke up with them, we here in America are nothing if not really good at holding a grudge. That's why, today, July 3 at 2 PM ET, Rockstar is going to be hosting its own Revolution. The North American team will be taking on the British team in a special Crew Head to Head matchup that will decide once and for all, what's better: football or soccer, Hint: it's soccer. The match will be commentated by Lazlow and the rest of the Rockstar broadcast crew. You can show your national pride at all of these places: Social Club Events page, Rockstar Games Twitch Channel and the YouTube Channel.

Lastly, Rockstar is introducing some special event playlists and new Jobs, "including specific Races for new vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck. This weekend only (starting this Thursday), this Playlist will score you Double GTA$ and Double RP."

Uncle Sam wants you...to play Grand Theft Auto V while your family is out running around. George Washington would've wanted it that way.

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