Though Rockstar will be busy getting Grand Theft Auto 6 ready for release – that hasn’t stopped them from making new content for GTA Online, with the latest being the Cluckin' Bell Heist update and we’ve got everything you need to know from its release date, UK Launch time and the patch notes.


It will make for a welcome break from watching the GTA 6 trailer on repeat – which one French YouTuber was so taken with that they’re recreating it in real life. Though trailer two could see a release this year for us to go through the motions once more

Hopefully, GTA 6 Online will have an equally long tail to it to keep us coming back to Vice City and Leonida for many years to come.

But in the here and now, if you’re strapped for cash and need to buy equipment ahead of the new heist, check out our guide on how to make money in GTA Online.

If you run out of things to do in multiplayer, you can always try out some GTA 5 cheats and mods to get silly in San Andreas.

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There’s barely any time before the heist begins though so read on!

When is the GTA Online Cluckin' Bell Heist release date?

The key art for the GTA Online Cluckin' Bell Heist
GTA Online Cluckin' Bell Heist. Rockstar Games, 2K Games

The GTA Online Cluckin’ Bell Farm Raid Heist will be available from the Thursday 7th March 2024.

That leaves very little time to get yourself ready, so make sure you’ve got your gamer snacks lined up before undertaking the heist.

It also feels bittersweet having such a solid date for something GTA related knowing that GTA 6 is still some time away.

One day, we’ll be able to bring you the good news, but until then, at least we’ve got new fun heists to try out as consolation!

What is the UK launch time for the GTA Online Cluckin' Bell Heist?

The UK launch time for the GTA Online Cluckin’ Bell Heist is 3PM GMT on 7th March 2024.

If you’ve got your Steam Deck with you, you could jump in at the tail end of school or work if you don’t have the day off, but we at cannot take responsibility if you get caught and reprimanded.

Otherwise, it will be ready for you when you get home. Speaking of, if you work from home, then just be discreet about it! At least mute your microphone if you have Radio Los Santos blaring in the background. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Patch notes: What’s included in the GTA Online Cluckin' Bell Heist update?

As you might’ve guessed, the new heist takes place on the Cluckin’ Bell factory farm and you can get a glimpse of what to expect in the trailer above.

In its press release, Rockstar sets the scene: “You’ve already received a call from former Diamond Casino head of security turned LSPD officer Vincent Effenburger — now you’ll have the opportunity to work together in an unorthodox but profitable collaboration to take down a new cartel running a large-scale operation out of the Cluckin' Bell factory in Paleto Bay.”

Vincent has uncovered a cabal of corrupt LSPD cops working with this new Cartel and is using the factory farm as a front for their nefarious activities.

Having access to police equipment, you’ll be able to take the Bravado Gauntlet Interceptor Law Enforcement Vehicle out for a spin as well as getting your paws on extra equipment.

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