Rockstar Games recently announced on its official Newswire website that GTA 5 gamers will be eligible for Double RP via all jobs and RP-gaining activities such as Gang Attacks, Hold Ups and Import/Export among others, for the entire weekend starting 1 August till midnight on 3 August (Sunday).
According to the report, this will be the last chance for prospective GTA Online gamers to grab the limited edition Independence Day goodies and special items including Liberator monster truck, Sovereign motorcycle, Musket and assorted patriotic apparel.
Unlike in the past where gamers were restricted to gaining Double RP only with certain types of races and missions, Rockstar's Double RP weekend bonanza removes this restriction and allows gamers to enjoy the freedom of ranking up quickly with bonus RP across all jobs and missions in GTA Online.
Based on this report, discerning GTA 5 tipster, DomisLive (aka Dom), speculates that Rockstar could actually be planning to release the highly-anticipated 1.16 patch on 4 August (Monday) to remove these Independence Day DLC special items, following the closure of Double RP weekend on Sunday.
On the other hand, the possibility of Rockstar rolling out some DLC content to GTA Online along with the release of 1.16 patch cannot be ruled out.
This theory is further strengthened by the fact that several rumours pertaining to leaked DLC content have recently been making rounds on the internet.