2021 Tesla Holiday Software Update ‘Coming Soon’ Says Elon Musk

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Tesla owners can expect to see a 2021 holiday software update “coming soon”, according to CEO Elon Musk.


The company releases a fun software update every holiday to debut new features. Last year saw the 2020.48.26 software update roll out on Christmas Day, introducing new games: The Battle of Polytopia, Cat Quest and Solitaire.

Also new was the company’s Boombox feature for those with a vehicle equipped with a Pedestrian speaker, allowing cars to play music outside, plus also customized sounds.

Musk has long maintained “more stuff coming” from last year, but we have yet to see the second half of last year’s promised update.

On Monday afternoon, Musk teased, “lot of cool stuff” was coming soon as part of the 2021 holiday update. It remains to be seen what Tesla has up its sleeves, but stay tuned.

For those unaware, it is possible to enable ‘Santa Mode’ on your Tesla, as part of an Easter Egg. Just say “ho ho ho” as a voice command and your Tesla will turn into a Santa sleigh that is a Tesla being pulled by reindeer.