GTA 5 Online Diamond Casino Heist Release Date Confirmed

  • Diamond Casino Heist will go live on Thursday, December 12
  • Set to be the most lucrative mission in the game's history
  • Players must create a business front while planning the casino heist
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Rockstar Games has confirmed that the new GTA 5 Online Diamond Casino Heist will be released on Thursday, December 12. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Confirmation from Rockstar Games

After releasing a teaser trailer for Grand Theft Auto 5 Online featuring the Diamond Casino and a possible heist, Rockstar Games has confirmed the casino heist is happening.

The new update for GTA 5 Online will go live on Thursday, December 12. It will be available to download on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

New casino missions

Rockstar Games announced that the upcoming casino missions will be different than previous heists featured in the game. Diamond Casino Heist will be the most lucrative mission ever available in the game.

Diamond Casino Heist will be the most lucrative mission ever available in the game

Players will start fresh, setting up a new business as a front to plan the heist. A retro arcade acts as the front, and it is also where the criminals rehearse their roles for the daring heist.

As the business operates arcade games, players go underground, practicing keypad hacking and opening vault doors. The space stores getaway vehicles and other equipment needed to carry out the heist.

Rockstar Games said: “The Diamond Casino Heist is an all-new approach to Heist architecture and execution: one huge gameplay-packed operation as you work with the Cheng family to infiltrate the most secure building in all of Los Santos.”

Range of opportunities

Players will begin the new mission with prep missions to shape how the heist will go down. There are multiple paths for approach, allowing players to complete the heist one way and replay the mission in a completely different manger.

choices are available inside the casino to keep the heist fresh and exciting

Security measures will constantly be changing regarding the casino. Several choices are available inside the casino to keep the heist fresh and exciting. According to Rockstar Games, outcomes for the player and heist crew can change on the fly. As players deal with a new situation, it leads to more choices during the mission.

Even the best laid out plans can go awry, with players given the opportunity to keep the mission afloat without fail by shooting their way out with remaining team lives.

Players anxiously waiting

Since the teaser trailer was first released by Rockstar Games on December 4, players have been anxiously waiting for the developer to confirm the heist.

As stated on VSO News, the teaser showed a promo for the Diamond Casino in the game, hacked midway through. Images in the trailer seemingly showed heist plans along with video footage from inside the casino.

The casino heist is set to be the largest offered in the game. It arrives just a few months after the gaming venue’s launch in GTA 5 Online. The new heist mission will be the first offered in the game since December 2017. The last mission was titled ‘The Doomsday Heist’.

When the casino launched, it did so amid controversy. Concern arose that young people would be influenced by the content, creating a vulnerability to gambling problems in the future.