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Tron-style light cycles have arrived in GTA Online

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Rockstar has rolled out a new Adversary mode for GTA Online called Deadline, which brings with it a new vehicle called the Nagasaki Shotaro. You might know it by a different name, however: It's a Tron light cycle, and yes, it kills people. 

The new Deadline mode pits up to four drivers on differently-colored Shotaros against one another in a familiar, drive-or-die contest. Shotaros emit a temporary path of light behind them, and crossing it will cause your bike to immediately explode. Power-ups scattered throughout the arena will enable special moves, including speed boosts, hops, or even slowing down time for fine maneuvering. 

The Shotaro bike, and the stylish Deadline Outfit, will be unlocked for purchase at relevant stores after the first time you play the Deadline mode. For a limited time, purchasing the Shotaro will score you a free Nagasaki logo t-shirt for your in-game wardrobe, and from now until November 21 Rockstar is also handing out double GTA$ and RP to Deadline competitors.

Other in-game discounts are up for grabs over the same period: 

Properties:

  • Biker Businesses – 25%

Vehicles:

  • Karin Technical – 25% (Heist completion requirement waived)
  • Savage – 25% (Heist completion requirement waived)
  • MTL Brickade – 50%

 Weaponry:

  • Bullet Ammo – 25%
  • Throwables and Explosives – 25%
  • Body Armor – 25%
  • Drum and Box Magazines – 25%

(They definitely look better at night.)

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.