GTA Online Chop Shop Update 1.68 Patch Notes: New Vehicles, Salvage Yard, more 1

The latest GTA Online Chop Shop Update Patch 1.68 introduces a wealth of new content and enhancements, further enriching the dynamic world of Grand Theft Auto Online.

Released on December 11, 2023, this update caters to both new and seasoned players with its diverse offerings. The headline feature is the Salvage Yard, a new business property that opens up a series of Salvage Yard Robberies missions.

Players can engage in these multi-part Freemode missions to steal and salvage vehicles for profit. Additionally, the update introduces Drift Racing for Los Santos Car Meet members, utilizing custom Drift-Tuning upgrades for a selection of vehicles.

This patch also debuts eleven new vehicles, including models with Imani Tech and High-Speed Wings (HSW) upgrades, exclusive to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. A new weapon, the Battle Rifle, enhances the arsenal, while over 150 new clothing items and accessories for both male and female characters, along with new hairstyles and tattoos, offer more customization options.

Unique to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, ambient animals now roam in Freemode, enhancing the game’s realism. Other significant improvements include a revamped Daily Challenges system, birthday gifts for characters, and the introduction of the Vinewood Club Garage for GTA+ members.

The update also makes numerous experience improvements, such as an updated Interaction Menu for easier access to common functions, new weapon pickups in Freemode, and more streamlined transitions between modes in Playlists or Series.

For creators, this update brings several enhancements to the Race Creator and additional options in the Deathmatch Creator. Stability and performance fixes, along with numerous other adjustments, ensure a smoother and more engaging gameplay experience. This comprehensive update demonstrates Rockstar Games’ continued commitment to evolving and expanding the GTA Online universe.

GTA V Update 1.68 Patch Notes

December 12, 2023 update for: PS5 / PS4 / Xbox Series X|S / Xbox One / PC

The Chop Shop update adds a new business property, Salvage Yard Robberies missions, new vehicles, Drift Racing, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S exclusive features including animals in Freemode, a range of experience improvements, creator additions, and more.

Salvage Yard

  • Purchasing this business provides access to a range of Salvage Yard Robberies, a Tow Truck Service, and other features
  • Each week, Salvage Yard owners can complete three multi-part Freemode Salvage Yard Robberies: scoping and planning to steal highly prized vehicles that can be sold or salvaged for a profit
  • Salvage Yard owners can purchase a Tow Truck, providing access to a Tow Truck Service where players collect abandoned cars and take them back to be salvaged over time
    • Completing Tow Truck work also temporarily increases the rate at which the Salvage Yard generates passive income
  • Salvaged vehicles are stripped for parts over time inside the Salvage Yard. Upon completion, players will receive a payment
  • This property will come with new Awards as well as Career Progress Challenges on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles

Drift Races

  • Players with a Los Santos Car Meet membership will gain access to a range of Drift Races, where you aim to score the most points by chaining drifts together, narrowly avoiding obstacles, and building up score multipliers
  • Drift Races can be accessed via a new series blip on the map or from the Race Organizer inside the Los Santos Car Meet
  • These races make use of custom Drift-Tuning upgrades for 7 existing vehicles and 1 new vehicle:
    • Declasse Drift Yosemite (Muscle)
    • Declasse Drift Tampa (Sports)
    • Annis Remus (Sports)
    • Annis Euros (Sports)
    • Karin Futo GTX (Sports)
    • Annis ZR350 (Sports)
    • Dinka Jester RR (Sports)
    • New Vehicle – Fathom FR36 (Coupe)
  • These Drift-Tune upgrades can be applied to the above personal vehicles in Freemode while inside the Los Santos Car Meet

Vehicles

Eleven new vehicles have been added:

  • Grotti Turismo Omaggio (Super) – With Imani Tech
  • Vapid Aleutian (SUV) – With Imani Tech
  • Declasse Vigero ZX Convertible (Muscle) – with HSW Upgrade (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S only)
  • Karin Vivanite (SUV) – with HSW Upgrade (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S only)
  • Fathom FR36 (Coupe)
  • Vapid Dominator GT (Muscle)
  • Declasse Impaler LX (Muscle)
  • Karin Asterope GZ (Sedan)
  • Vapid Stanier LE Cruiser (Emergency)
    • This police cruiser is unlocked for purchase after completing The Gangbanger Robbery scope out mission
  • Vapid Unmarked Cruiser (Emergency)
    • This unmarked police cruiser is unlocked for purchase after surviving a 3-star wanted level for 5 minutes
  • Police Riot (Emergency)
    • This riot van is unlocked for purchase after naturally losing a 4/5-star wanted level

New Weapon

  • One new Weapon has been added, which is available for purchase from the Gun Van and Agency Armory
    • Battle Rifle

Cosmetics

  • 150+ pieces of male clothing and accessories have been added to clothing stores
  • 150+ pieces of female clothing and accessories have been added to clothing stores
  • 1 new male and 1 new female hair style has been added to barber shops
  • 32 new unisex tattoos have been added to tattoo parlors

Ambient Animals on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles

  • Ambient animals have been introduced to Freemode for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles
  • Ambient animals can be enabled or disabled in the Creator for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles

Daily Challenges Update

  • Daily Challenges replace the existing daily objectives located in the Interaction Menu and now contain a range of new challenges

Character Birthday Gift

  • Players will now receive a gift in game on their character’s birthday (creation date). These gifts will be given retroactively

 GTA+ Updates

The Vinewood Club Garage

  • GTA+ Members will gain access to a new garage with space for 100 vehicles
  • If a players’ GTA+ membership expires, any vehicles inside The Vinewood Club Garage can still be accessed and stored, however they will be unable to replace or add any additional vehicles to the garage

Experience Improvements

  • Players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles now have access to a Vehicle Organization section in the Interaction Menu, allowing them to easily move owned vehicles between garages
  • The Interaction Menu has been updated, making the most used functions easier to access
  • Weapon pickups in Freemode have been updated with new locations and weapons to find
  • Players can now add custom garage tooltips to each individual floor of the Eclipse Blvd garage
  • Reduced transition time between modes when playing in a Playlist or Series
  • Rank restrictions for purchasing all throwables have been removed
  • The Los Santos Car Meet specification service is also now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One
  • Players will now gain Los Santos Car Meet reputation when starting a private takeover
  • Jukeboxes inside player properties can now play any radio station
  • Pursuit and Street Races have had their Los Santos Car Meet reputation gains increased by 20%
  • Players registering as a CEO/VIP/MC President for the first time via a “Register as Boss” prompt in Freemode can now name the Organization/MC
  • The Up-N-Atomizer is now disabled when inside interiors to prevent players from getting stuck
  • Voice chat now defaults off on console platforms. This can be switched on by navigating to Pause Menu > Settings > Voice Chat > Voice Chat Enabled
  • Player Reporting and Player Created Job Reporting options have been updated. This can be accessed by navigating to Pause Menu > Online > Players > Report Player or Pause Menu > Online > Jobs > Report Job
  • Options have been added to restrict the display of in-game phone text messages to friends and crew only, or completely to block all texts from other players. This can be accessed by navigating to the Pause Menu > Online > Options > Player Text Messages

Creator Updates

  • Several updates have been added to the Creator as part of this update

General

  • Players can now preview weather options while inside the Creator
  • Players can now block different weather options from appearing as options in lobbies while inside the Creator

Race Creator

  • Players can now place units inside the Race Creator, these are new scenarios that can consist of people and vehicles
    • People:
      • A race starter to signal the start of a race
      • A crowd of 6–8 people in different positions
    • Vehicles:
      • A stationary vehicle
      • Police roadblocks of different sizes
      • Race crowd roadblocks of different sizes
      • A triggered driver that drives in a straight line when a player gets in range
      • A stationary clone of the race Creator’s Personal Vehicle
  • New options have been added to the Race Creator and lobby screens to allow players to customize the layout of the starting grid according to the following criteria:
    • Most/Least races played
    • Highest/Lowest win ratio
    • Highest/Lowest position on leaderboard (appears only during a playlist)
  • Four new catchup options have been added to the Race Creator and Race lobbies, allowing hosts to adjust their desired catchup rate
  • Players can now choose from six ambient traffic levels while in the Race Creator
  • Players can now allow GTA mode when creating a Stunt Race
  • Players can now block people from exiting their vehicle while in a GTA Race
  • Players can now disable the wrong way indicator
  • Players can now lock the time of day for a Race
  • While testing a Race in the Creator, players can now see what their current checkpoint is
  • Tall checkpoints have been added to all Race Creators
  • An option has been added to Race Creators to disable the race start boost
  • Catchup and Slipstream can now be disabled for specific checkpoints; this can be used to ensure jumps are landed more consistently

Deathmatch Creator

  • A new option has been added to set the number of teams in a Deathmatch to the intended default
  • A new option has been added to the End Conditions menu, allowing inactive teams to go to the bottom of the leaderboard

Prop Additions

  • Road smoothing props have been added
  • Colored and graffiti traffic cone props have been added
  • A range of painted sign props have been added
  • Plastic and metal barriers have been added

Fixes

The Chop Shop update brings a range of fixes to various issues

Game Stability and Performance

  • Fixed multiple crashes and issues affecting stability that occurred in GTAV

Matchmaking and Networking

  • Fixed multiple issues that affected network stability in GTA Online

Content

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Strike Teams being called on players who are currently scoping out Cayo Perico
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in The Pacific Standard Job not ending when the escape dinghy was destroyed
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck in a loading screen upon entering the elevator during Data Leak – Nightlife Leak
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in incorrect parachutes appearing during Junk Energy Skydiving activities
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to enter the Avenger during LSA Operation – Direct Action
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to deliver the EMP during LSA Operation – Whistleblower
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to progress after being killed during LSA Operation – Whistleblower
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Operations Terminal appearing black during Project Overthrow – Reporting for Duty
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to access the Avenger turrets during Project Overthrow – Reporting for Duty
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players not being able to request their Avenger when far away during Project Overthrow – Falling In
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting kicked from Avenger when entering the hold during Project Overthrow – Falling In
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to swap between map views while inside the server farm during Project Overthrow – Unconventional Warfare
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the mission not progressing after entering the avenger hold during Project Overthrow – Unconventional Warfare
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Avi Schwartzman getting stuck while leaving the server farm during Project Overthrow – Unconventional Warfare
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in guards inside the server farm not being alerted if players entered after having alerted the outside guards during Project Overthrow – Unconventional Warfare
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players spawning on the ground after exiting the Avenger during the HALO jump section of Project Overthrow – Unconventional Warfare
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players spawning under the map after restarting Project Overthrow – Unconventional Warfare
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Charlie’s airstrike not occurring during Project Overthrow – Shock & Awe
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players falling under the map when spawning during Assault on Cayo Perico
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Assault on Cayo Perico mode not progressing properly
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being kicked to Story Mode during Assault on Cayo Perico
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players entering the Assault on Cayo Perico mode by themselves
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in RP rewards for the Assault on Cayo Perico mode being capped at a lower than intended amount
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players not being directed to their owned Weed Farm after recovering supplies from a Gang Convoy
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players starting a Sell Cargo mission with a higher than intended wanted level
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Agent ULP not following players during The Bogdan Problem – Rescue ULP
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a text message not being localised during Casino – Strong Arm Tactics
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on a black screen when entering the casino during The Diamond Casino Heist Finale
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to launch a Bike Service delivery from their Clubhouse
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in The Doomsday Heist’s planning screen appearing blank
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Acid Lab setup mission blip still appearing after the player has already purchased a functioning Acid Lab
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the compound not loading during the Cayo Perico Heist Finale
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on the lobby screen when launching First Dose – Welcome to the Troupe
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the player’s Personal Vehicle changing color after a quick restart when playing First Dose – Make War not Love
  • Fixed an issue with police spawns during the final sequence of the Last Dose – BDKD
  • Fixed an issue with the closing cutscene during VIP Contract – Don’t Fuck With Dre
  • Fixed issues that resulted in players not receiving a prompt to send a photo to Ghosts Exposed
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the player’s Personal Vehicle not being blipped when playing the tutorial on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the delivery truck moving erratically when completing a Nightclub Source Goods mission
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players gaining an unexpected wanted level when the Police Rescue Random Event starts nearby
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being moved out of bounds when inspecting the head of security during The Cayo Perico Heist Prep Mission – Safe Code
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players who are passengers in another player’s Taxi getting kicked out unexpectedly
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players finishing in the wrong position during a Random Weapons Deathmatch
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the victory screen persisting into subsequent races when playing RC Bandito Races
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck in place when investigating a Los Santos Slasher clue
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the radio not playing during Short Trip – Seed Capital
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players seeing an incorrect cutscene play when completing Short Trip – Fire It Up
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in crates appearing unexpectedly during a land-based Sell Cargo mission
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to progress the Repo – Burn Rate mission
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Insurgent turret being difficult to aim during The Data Contract
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Buried Stashes not resetting for players to collect again
  • Fixed an issue during Bomb Ball that resulted in entries in the leaderboard appearing empty
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in no briefcase appearing after blowing open the rear doors of an Armored Truck
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players having incorrect blips on the map when launching Junk Energy Time Trials

Properties

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the F-160 Raiju jet moving erratically during the entry cutscene when entering a hanger damaged
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players not receiving customer bikes for their MC Clubhouse Bike Service
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to access their Bunker laptop
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in no elevator doors appearing inside the Agency property
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to modify vehicle trim color inside the Arena Workshop
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the QUB3D arcade cabinet being invisible inside the Auto Shop
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players appearing under the map when joining a job from inside the Hangar
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Hangars not appearing for purchase on Maze Bank Foreclosures
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in vehicles moving erratically when swapping between display vehicles inside the Hangar
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in trade-in values of properties being inconsistent if players purchased upgrades with the initial purchase or separately afterwards
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players not receiving the notification that “the maximum number of CEOs and VIPs has been reached in this session” when registering as a CEO via the Hangar’s computer in a session that already has the maximum number of CEOs and VIPs
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players entering a broken state when launching a land-based Source Cargo mission from the Hangar laptop
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in PC players having conflicting buttons when modifying a vehicle inside the Facility

Vehicles

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in planes and jets being abnormally difficult to destroy with bullet damage
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in bumper mods for the Penaud La Coureuse not persisting when joining a new session
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to request their Avenger when joining a new session
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Vapid Speedo Custom Personal Vehicle acquired from Career Progress challenges disappearing from the Nightclub garage
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Vapid Speedo Custom’s rear wheels floating in the air
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the incorrect renovate cost appearing for the Avenger on Warstock
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being charged a repair fee when modding the Buckingham Weaponized Conada inside the Hangar
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the top and bottom turrets on the Volatol clipping into the player’s view
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players seeing a prompt to drop mines when remote controlling the Penaud La Coureuse
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to take cover against the Police Riot when it was dirty
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being prevented from using the Machine Guns on the Avenger
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to enter the F-160 Raiju on foot

Miscellaneous

  • Rockstar Games website branding has been updated
  • Players can no longer email each other in-game
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the tint on the Tactical SMG changing when changing the tint on the Micro SMG
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in BMXs rotating during stunt jumps
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players completing Casino Missions on Hard difficulty using only pistols and not progressing the relevant Career Progress challenge
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in proximity mines equipped to the Vapid Speedo Custom not functioning
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in SMG skins resetting when interacting with the Gun Van
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Tier 4 Project Overthrow challenges not updating upon mission completion
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Tier 4 Adversary Modes Career Progress challenge not progressing upon playing the Assault on Cayo Perico mode
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Tier 4 Import/Export Career Progress challenge not listing the Collectors names
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Tier 2 Diamond Casino Heist Career Progress challenge not completing
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Display Text Chat settings appearing on consoles when text chat only appears on PC
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the Contractual Obligations Award logo having a spelling error
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to view bookmarked Jobs in-game or via the Rockstar Games website
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players having a negative amount of Body Armor
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in pedestrians on benches appearing in different positions for players in the same session
  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Lick My Acid’ Award was not unlocking when expected
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in personal vehicles requested from the Mechanic appearing far away from the player when in the Terminal and Buccaneer Way areas
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to use the Los Santos Car Meet Specification service
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players not being awarded Los Santos Car Meet Reputation after their vehicle was specified by another player
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the radio wheel displaying incorrectly for passengers when using Station Favorites
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players not having access to subscription options in the GTA+ settings menu
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in GTA+ stickers not appearing for different sections of the Landing Page
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in some Career Progress challenges descriptions cutting off in non-English languages

PlayStation Specific

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in an abnormally long load time for players accepting an invite from another player while on the PlayStation 5 home screen

Xbox Specific

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players getting stuck on an ‘Initializing’ screen when entering The Diamond Casino & Resort while in a Crew session
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in the game crashing when suspended while on the HDR calibration screen
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a player blocked via the Xbox guide still receiving Organization invites from the player that blocked them

PC Specific

  • Fixed numerous issues relating to stability and security

Creator

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in changes made to ‘Vehicle Health’ while inside the Deathmatch Creator not persisting when the mode was published
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to open the weapon wheel when testing a Deathmatch if they had previously tested a race in the same session
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in some prop options in the Race Creator appearing blank
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in button prompt information not appearing when editing a previously published Open Wheel Race
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being unable to place a trigger while creating a Last Team Standing mode
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in players being able to view leaderboards for Survival modes that were not Rockstar created
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in menu options appearing blank while using Creators

Editor

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in a green weed filter being applied over the screen
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in Neon Lights always being active despite them being off when recording a clip
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in vehicle lights and afterburner effects missing from exported clips

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