The GTA Online community has been abuzz with the recent update. The Criminal Enterprises DLC brought new quality of life features, a new set of IAA contact missions, and a HUGE amount of changes to pre-existing businesses to the game. There has never been a better time to grind in this game. But just what are these new business updates in GTA Online?
What exactly has been added?
How can you get the most out of each business in the game? We will be covering every single change made to every business and we’ll be giving you some tips in this guide for all new business updates in GTA Online explained!
All New Business Updates Explained
Without any more delays, let’s get right into the walkthrough!
To start off this guide, let’s take a look at all of the new changes which executives can expect to encounter. For starters, your assistant has hired a brand new crew to help you passively source special cargo from your crate warehouses! The leader of this crew is named Lupe, and she and her boys are experts at tracking down and securing smuggled goods all throughout San Andreas.
After you receive a phone call from her, simply head on over to one of your CEO crate warehouses. An NPC will be in each and everyone, either Lupe herself or one of her associates. Just talk to them and you can spend $7,500 to send them out into the city to gather some cargo crates for you. Each and every time they are sent out, they have a chance of returning with anywhere from 1 – 3 special cargo crates.
Additionally, there is a small chance they can return with one of the extra rare items (such as the golden minigun)! Each and every time they source some crates, it will take exactly 48 real-world minutes or 1 in-game day. Sourcing cargo this way takes a long time to fill up your warehouse, and you won’t get any profits for a while. But if you have lots of CEO warehouses, this is a decent way to make passive income.
Export Mixed Goods + Conclusion
In addition to this all that, once a day you can talk to your assistant at your office to export mixed goods to the docks. These mixed goods are excess supplies Lupe and her crew has accumulated. The mission requires you to drive a truck carrying the goods. Once it has been delivered, it will net you a sum of $50,000! This is a good way to make some side money, especially if you play GTA Online every day!
Overall, the changes made for CEOs in the game are pretty good for grinders. While the daily delivery missions aren’t anything special, they are there if you need the extra cash. And while the crate warehouses take a long while to fill up and cost quite a bit, I would still say they are worth doing if you want an extra source of passive income.
Motorcycle Clubhouse Bar
Up next on our guide for all new business updates in GTA Online explained, we’ll talk about all the changes that will affect motorcycle club presidents. First and foremost is your clubhouse. Now, it is no longer just a place for you to launch MC club work and upgrade your bikes. Now it is a full-fledged bar that will generate you passive income!
Upon entering your MC clubhouse, you’ll need to do a resupply mission to get it up and running. It’s a pretty basic mission. You go to a location, steal a vehicle, and drive it back while getting shot at by angry bikers. Once you deliver it, you’ll earn some cash for your efforts and your bar will be up and running, generating you some passive income. The money will be stored in your clubhouse safe to be collected.
Bike Shop + MC Work + Conclusion
Probably my favorite new addition to the motorcycle club updates is the new bike shop business! Something that has always been there is the motorcycle mod shop that you can buy as an add-on for your clubhouse. But as of this update, that mod shop is now much more useful. Every now and then, customers will drop off their bikes for you to upgrade and modify to their liking.
Once you’ve finished modifying it, you can deliver it to them for a maximum profit of $40,000! This works very similarly to the auto shop business, but with bikes instead (also, there is no option to have your staff deliver them: you have to do it yourself). And in addition to the bike shop, Rockstar has added two brand new missions for MC work: Life And Deathbikes, as well as Hit The Roof!
The bar aspect is a nice way to get some passive income, but it is annoying to have another business you’ll have to stop by to collect the cash from. The new bike shop business may be boring to some (as it’s exactly the same as the auto shop, but with motorcycles) but I still find it fun to do. Personally, I’ve hardly ever played the MC work, as it’s not the best way to make money. But the missions are fun to do.
Bunker Research Missions
The next brand new set of business upgrades for The Criminal Enterprises DLC comes to the bunker! Now, we’re all familiar with the bunker research mechanic. It’s a very slow, tedious process that often gives you yet another gun camo when what you really wanted was a new weapon mod. While sadly the RNG still plays an aspect, getting new research is less time-consuming thanks to the new missions!
Whenever you are out on the road, you can give your partner Agent 14 a call and he will set you up with a mission to quickly generate some research progress, helping you to speed up the time it takes to unlock a new piece of tech. These missions are pretty fun, but the amount of research it gives you isn’t that great. Still, it’s a good way to pass the time and help out your scientists at the bunker.
Ammu-Nation Deliveries + Conclusion
Just like the CEO’s new ability to deliver mixed goods down to the docks, you now have the ability to make a delivery of excess ammo and guns to an Ammu-Nation! Your workers will stockpile up extra products and place them in a truck parked at the front of your bunker. When the icon for the truck is light blue, that means it’s ready for you to deliver! Once you deliver it, you’ll be rewarded with $50,0000.
It feels like the bunker got the least amount of love in this update, which is a shame as it’s one of my favorite businesses. The research missions are nice, but they don’t give you enough extra research and aren’t really worth doing. The deliveries are also a decent way to make some extra income. And while doing them is boring, I think the payouts are worth the time they take to complete.
Nightclub Patrons + Crate Sourcing + Conclusion
Last but not least of the business updates in GTA Online, we have the nightclub!
First on the list of changes is a new set of side missions. Every now and then, a customer who has had too much to drink will either pass out or start causing problems. You can then do a mission escorting them out for money and an increase in your popularity bar. When walking in your nightclub, you can start the mission by finding a blue icon on your map.
So you know how in order to stock up your nightclub with goods you need to do a business battle? Well not anymore! Now you have an alternative way to source crates for your nightclub. Simply call your new contact Yohan and he will give you a mission to steal and deliver a crate to your nightclub. The missions have a cooldown timer of 20 minutes and allow you to quickly fill up your NC’s store rooms with goods.
Like the bunker, the nightclub didn’t get as much love in this update, but that is okay, as it was already a great business, to begin with. Being able to source crates allows you to stock up your nightclub faster, and it makes grinding in GTA Online more varied. Kicking out patrons is definitely the most unique thing from the two new changes, and I think this was a perfect addition as it makes gaining popularity easier.
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