GTA Online Gets Deadline Mode and Shotaro Bike

Injecting a little Tron into the GTA Online mayhem.

Rockstar Games has released a new Deadline update for GTA Online, which clearly takes inspiration from the hit sci-fi film, Tron. The two main highlights of the update are the Nagasaki Shotaro motorcycle and the Deadline Adversary Mode. The Shotaro is a sleek and stylish new vehicle modeled after Tron’s Light Bikes and is available in a number of different colors. Of course, in order to unlock the ability to purchase the Shotaro, players must first compete in a round of Deadline, yet another feature which should sound familiar to Tron fans:

“Deadline pits up to four players against another, each mounted on a different colored Shotaro, which emits a temporary light trail as you ride through the arena. Any competitor unfortunate enough to come in contact with said trail meets an instant explosion. Make calculated movements to force opponents to cross your trail’s path and take advantage of strategic power-ups for a competitive edge; use Boost to speed ahead and cut off your opponents, slow down time with Zoned for precision movement, or leap your opponent’s light trail with Hop.”

After participating in at least one round of Deadline, players can purchase both the Shotaro and a special Deadline outfit for their character. Those who purchase the Shotaro during its launch period will also receive a special Nagasaki Logo T-shirt for their in-game wardrobe and Rockstar is further motivating players to give Deadline a try by having it offer Double RP and GTA$ until November 21st.

Also available until November 21st are discounts on select weapons, vehicles, and biker business upgrades, as well as a new premium stunt race called Over the Bridge, which offers triple RP gains and GTA$ to the top three finishers.

For more on the latest from Rockstar, be sure to read about how Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming next year.

Nate Hohl

Nate Hohl got his start in the video games journalism industry shortly after graduating college and since then he has come to find enjoyment in critiquing various forms of media (games, movies, books, etc.) and seeing how they affect our ever-developing idea of culture. If you'd like to contact him, you can do so via his email address,, or his admittedly oft-neglected Twitter account @NateHohl.

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