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Closing 2019 with a bang. Check out all the details!

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Hello all,

December's massive content update is now live! Read on for all the details!

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December Update Details

Today's major update introduces a drivable police van, multiple new and updated callouts, the ability to tackle suspects, a portable fan for the fire department, drunk pedestrians and more!


- Drivable police van added
- Police can now tackle suspects by clicking interact when close enough to the NPC while running (by default, Left Shift to run + Left Mouse Button to interact)
- Portable fan for fire department (in trucks only), to clear smoke areas in callouts ID 2; 2003; 2006
- Glasses make their return as a character customisation option
- Christmas hat returns for limited time as a character customisation option
- New police callout: "Bring suspect to Court" ID 1016
- New police callout: "Reported intoxicated persons" ID 1017
- Random pedestrians may now be drunk. Drunk pedestrians and drivers are more likely to appear at night time
- Court House area added near hospital
- Handcuffs now physically appear when you have handcuffed an NPC


- Player no longer burns after they have healed or respawned following death by fire
- Pedestrians are now more likely to run away after hearing gunshots
- Ground asphalt texture glitch fix
- Fixed an issue with players being able to control the car when not inside vehicle
- NPC handcuff animation updated
- Fixed an issue with a traffic light pole which could be driven through
- Fixed an issue where NPCs could still shoot when being interacted with
- Controls no longer broken when player respawns/is revived while holding a suspect
- You can no longer use the weapon wheel when down
- Handbrake now automatically applied when you turn off the engine

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year, and we'll see you in 2020! Keep your eyes peeled early next year when we'll be speaking about our plans for Q1 2020.

The Flashing Lights Team

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