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GTA V 1.18 update release time for Halloween

Rockstar really knows how to tease the community. We thought that we may see the GTA V 1.18 update release time shortly after the developer announced upgrade details for PS4, Xbox One but so far Rockstar has kept everyone waiting.

Then just hours ago, GTA Online was not working for maintenance and inevitably many jumped to the conclusion that Rockstar was preparing to drop the highly anticipated GTA V Halloween update.

At the time of writing though, GTA V 1.18 is still not live and gamers are now starting to wonder if any Halloween content is coming at all. We are just 48 hours away from the start of Halloween and it would almost be unthinkable if Rockstar chooses not to celebrate it given we’ve seen other celebrations in the past for National Aviation Day, Independence Day and so on.

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We still have hope though for the following key reason. GTA V 1.17 released on Thursday to refresh your memory and it was the first time that Rockstar released an update for GTA Online which wasn’t on a Tuesday.

If we remember correctly, GTA V 1.17 launched around 10-11am in the UK, which is usually the time in which Rockstar prefers to launch. While this is no guarantee, it could suggest that GTA V 1.18 will follow suit and will go live around the same time – 6am Eastern Time, or 3am for those on Pacific.

Rockstar always posts the patch notes later on in the same day as you can see from the screenshot we captured above. Put it this way, there will be a lot of disappointed GTA V gamers out there if we don’t see a Halloween update.

Rockstar has never launched a new update on a Friday, so will they make an exception so that it falls exactly on Halloween? Let us know your last minute expectations for the update and whether you think it will contain zombies.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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bulldog
bulldog

Maybe it will come out on Saturday Sunday or Tuesday give them a chance they could be working on it right now

Wray Byatt
Wray Byatt

Rockstar missed out on a opportunity to get some ppl to buy shark cards for DLC items. Where’s the logic in that?

Wray Byatt
Wray Byatt

So many doable ideas of Halloween DLC and we get double RP? They give us DLC for aviation day of all holidays but not halloween??? Obviously they knew we were expecting something, is it really that hard to throw some extra scripts into online play just to give us something different?

raidergamer
raidergamer

Never mind my game was just glitching

raidergamer
raidergamer

No lie I don’t know about you guys but my game just announced a special crate drop and it’s been stuck at dusk for about 30 minutes

Col. Klink
Col. Klink

Why is everyone so pissed off at Rockstar??? They NEVER said anything about a Halloween dlc EVER! To assume is to make an ass of u and me. Silly rabbits.

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If the update hasn’t been issued by 11am uk time the chances of there actually being an update is very very slim, Rockstar won’t release a dlc at night, that doesn’t make any logical sense

Mikegeorge0301
Mikegeorge0301

To be honest I am disappointed they haven’t released this Halloween update, but thinking about it I’m only disappointed due to the fact everyone with no knowledge of there actually being one or not got everyone’s hopes up. Its us been nieve listening to people who don’t no nothing, I think next time we should all assume no1 actually no’s anything that way if and when the next update comes we can enjoy it instead of critasising it for not being what we expected or what everyone put in our heads it could contain. I’m a long lasting GTA player… Read more »

ted
ted

I’m seeing double money and rp for deathmatches. This their way of saying sorry for no update?

GtaGamer73
GtaGamer73

I don’t think RS will release the 1.18 for Halloween this year.Don’t know why but i think it’s dissapointing. Even if they would release dlc halloween later on today it’s not worth the time playing.Like Valentine it’s all temporary content,availlable for us for a short ammount of time.If there would be a kind of dlc now RS would have released that yesterdag,it’s not logic to release this late. My feeling about 1.18 is that we have to waith untill next month,if we are lucky.It looks like RS is had it’s focus on the next gen realease on november 18th for… Read more »

Fezza
Fezza

It is 11:11am in UK time now and no DLC.. they normally release dlc around 10:30 to 11am here.. hopefully (if any) they may bring it out tonight

Fezza
Fezza

I think they need to bring this DLC out.. with the next gen version just around the corner.. they will need reasons for the players to purchase this game again! If GTAV isnt exciting on 360/PS3 they what the same game gona be any better on next gen (apart from graphics and a few extra missions/ vehicles etc)?

DJ
DJ

I used to love playing there games every day. Now I’m just playing them so they can get paid. Wow at least tell us if there will be a dlc.

DJ
DJ

I’ve lost hope in R*

DJ
DJ

Sure it’s out. Way to troll

Johnny
Johnny

Guys it’s out now!! Downloading! !!

DJ
DJ

You trick or treat at night so wonder if they would release the Halloween dlc at night?

dodo
dodo

Still not out

BoredofGTA
BoredofGTA

This Halloween dlc is the only thing making me keep the game, got so bored long ago. Haven’t played in ages but I’ll keep it for a but longer if this dlc comes out, if not then it’s getting traded in towards COD Advanced Warfare!!! A real game.

big deal
big deal

Nope not out

Jordan
Jordan

Guys, it out now

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Seasonal dlc always would come out on THE DAY of the event. Everyone who expected it to be Tuesday or Thursday were wrong, why would Halloween stuff come out before Halloween?, IF and that’s a big if dlc for Halloween does come out it would be on the day of the celebrated event

slikk50
slikk50

If you don’t like the game then don’t play….dumbasses…cuz R* is the only game developer on the planet Earth. Cry cry cry…

ndlz84 .
ndlz84 .

Other than snow, Rockstar has never added anything to the game other than the usual; vehicles, clothes, hair, tattoos. Theres no chance of ‘zombies’ or anything else out of the ordinary. There’s a good chance for the usual.. masks, outfits, a couple of low-end vehicles and maybe a gruesome weapon.

Rockstar Gaming Community
Rockstar Gaming Community

No update guys sorry

Rockstar Source
Rockstar Source

It wont be released guys I kno for sure because of my inside sources

Dart
Dart

It could still release I guess, it’s currently 3:30am here in Britain.

squish
squish

It looks like we won’t be getting a Halloween dlc, damn I was looking forward to that.

Rich
Rich

00:04. Still no sign. Damn.

mirco
mirco

hope will arrive heists on ps3…

Pete
Pete

Refund for what,you paid for a single player game,they gave you online free

jabogablin
jabogablin

wrong, their has been several updates in the past that didn’t happen on a tuesday.

bob
bob

So, are the ps3 and 360 getting heists? I don’t have a ps4, and won’t be able to afford one for a long time. I don’t even recall rockstar saying the next gen is getting it either. is the heists update ever coming out? Can I demand my money back from rockstar for selling me an incomplete game?

Pete
Pete

BTW the start of your post is wrong 1/16/14 update was on a thursday

RancidHeart
RancidHeart

I don’t know if it will contain zombies. GTA V is more focused on aliens. An alien invasion would be just as good, if not better. Though, Halloween costumes and decorated houses and leaves falling off trees would be pretty awesome. I think for weapons; scythe, chainsaw, jack-o-lantern launcher, some toilet paper… Those would be cool.

Rich
Rich

I have a feeling that if they are going to release the Halloween DLC then they will release it close to midnight (UK). No idea why, but just a feeling.

jake
jake

It would be nice to have a Halloween update before Halloween. Who likes to wear their costumes before Halloween? Everyone. Who likes to dress up after? In November? That’s lame.

mork
mork

Why are people expecting zombies? Is it because of the street performer you see in single player dressed as a zombie? That’s just dumb, there should be a mime download, and an alien download, and a, statue. People can’t just jump to conclusion that there will be zombies just because of a picture someone took of the street performer dressed as one.

RandomViolentActs
RandomViolentActs

I highly doubt rockstar would post comments on a third party site.

WTFITBS
WTFITBS

Until Rockstar makes missions for GTA Online that reward players with large cash playouts, we’ll continue to see a decline in people logging in to play. I haven’t played in weeks after realizing its pointless in trying to make enough money to purchase everything I want from completing mission after mission and only making < $25K for each one.

Ryan Allsobrook
Ryan Allsobrook

I just know this is gonna come out soon and its gonna be amazing. Especially as I’m getting an Xbox one tomorrow 😂😂 all well, I’ll just have to wait

Nikolaus Gipe
Nikolaus Gipe

Yeah I’m pretty sure this is a trick and not a treat. I agree with everyone, they have never cared about religious reasons before. More of the world celebrates Halloween in some form more than Christmas.

Rockstar
Rockstar

Now Live!

Devon
Devon

Well I hope its soon and I want zombies!!!!!!!!! I got plenty of places I can kill zombies on GTA plus they should add a chainsaw that would be insane to kill zombies with but please have the update soon!!

Matticus
Matticus

Considering that rockstar stated below thats its not gonna happen i would say its no need to have our hopes up anymore unless its just a trick since its halloween

goofy0967
goofy0967

Should make it so you can buy a chainsaw for say 10-20 thousand. Then it it easier to get than going through 1000 meelee kills with a knife just to pay $1000000

Mew mew
Mew mew

You celebrate Christmas and you choose to cancel Halloween update? If you do not like Halloween, you don’t have to take part. Ass holes.

Dunfy25
Dunfy25

Come on rockstar I want to mash some zombies up with a chainsaw!

jwisin
jwisin

Sucked cus i wanted to see a zombie survival match

Kieran
Kieran

Why are people expecting it to be out today? Halloween is tomorrow!

Dissapointed
Dissapointed

It got cancelled due to “religious reasons” 🙁

John Wellman
John Wellman

Remember when you could play a game that never had content updates every 5 minutes and we were still satisfied with it? People are too greedy now and expect way too much out of a company that already has too much on its hands. It’s working on games for 4 consoles and still trying to bring new content for the old one.

UKWaiting
UKWaiting

Anybody else waiting in the UK?

The Unknown
The Unknown

Hahaha I better PRAISE THE SUN while waiting for it then

JohnD
JohnD

My expectations are… DISSAPOINTMENT! as usual with Rockstar.

123
123

might be released tomorrow

Pcfinlay4783
Pcfinlay4783

1.18 is out!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hitler
Hitler

That was inspirational.

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