The Return of Social Club Multiplayer Events on PSN this Wed & Thurs – Including Triple XP for Red Dead

Posted on May 24 2011, 12:00pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Update: The events have ended. Thanks to everyone that joined in, whether playing, chatting, watching the stream or just stopping by to enter the sweepstakes.

The PlayStation Network is officially back online, and with that comes the triumphant return of Rockstar Games Social Club Multplayer Events for our PS3 community.

It's time for two consecutive afternoons of multiplayer on PSN with Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition Wednesday May 25th from 4-7PM Eastern and Red Dead Redemption & Undead Nightmare with Triple XP Thursday May 26th from 4-7PM Eastern. (Note that Triple XP will also be active for Xbox LIVE during this time.)

The events were originally scheduled for earlier in the month, but moved after the unfortunate PSN downtime. Ye PSN players fiending for action better be ready. Plenty of time to practice your aiming, shooting, riding and racing in single player... and you're prepped to take everyone else to school in multiplayer, right? Time to dominate the competition.

Get on over to the multiplayer events page during both sessions for a live chat, video stream and your chance to win one of several prizes, detailed below. And if you play on PC, join us for the next event in our calendar on Friday June 10th when we'll be taking each other on in Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City on Games for Windows Live.

Here’s all the details for both events...


Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition
Wednesday, May 25th from 4-7PM Eastern

Participating PlayStation Network Rockstar Games IDs for this day will be:

  • PlayRockstar10
  • PlayRockstar11
  • PlayRockstar12
  • PlayRockstar13

Only add one PSN ID to your friends list to play. If you have a different version than the Complete Edition disc for Grand Theft Auto IV, no worries as you will be compatible with us.

Enter on the multiplayer events page for a chance to win one of 20 prize packs that includes a Grand Theft Auto IV t-shirt, Liberty City license plate, a L.A. Noire t-shirt and assorted stickers.

Where's Rockstar? Pay attention to the live chat on the Social Club Multiplayer Events page. We'll announce where we're at in there. We'll begin in Grand Theft Auto IV in GTA Race, and later progress to the two episodes. Use the in-game cellphone to select the mode we're playing during the event.

For team-based modes such as Team Deathmatch, gather your friends using Party Mode. You can also hit up the chat during the event or just post your PlayStation Network ID in the Comments section below.

Party Mode is an easy way to get your group together and find matches.  Here are the three quick and easy steps to get you up and running:

  1. Save your current game. To get started, fire up the in-game mobile phone by pressing "Up" on the keyboard. Select Multiplayer > Party Mode > Yes.
  2. Next, open up your phone again and select the Friends option to invite at least one person into your Party Mode game.
  3. Once your team is ready to roll, open up the in-game phone again and select Games > GTA Race.


Red Dead Redemption & Undead Nightmare
Thursday, May 26th from 4-7PM Eastern

Participating PlayStation Network Rockstar Games IDs for this day will be:

  • RedDeadDev3
  • RedDeadDev4
  • RedDeadDev5
  • RedDeadDev6 
Only add one PSN ID to your friends list to play.
Enter on the multiplayer events page for a chance to win a Red Dead Redemption soundtrack signed by none other than José González (CD or vinyl).
Start multiplayer from the main menu. This will place you into a Free Roam lobby. Invite at least one friend and form a posse. Then enter the game mode being discussed by "SocialClub" in the chat. We'll be playing multiple game modes during the event.

Free Roam is the hub of your online experience. Supporting up to 16 players, Free Roam allows you to explore with your friends and enemies, take out the gangs of outlaws or launch into more structured gameplay using the markers placed around the world. We'll be forming posses and then heading into several game modes during the evening.

To start the game, invite your friends, form a posse and find Rockstar, follow these steps:

1. From the main menu, press 'Start' and then enter 'Online Multiplayer' by pressing the 'Square' button.
2. Once in a Free Roam lobby, press the 'Select' button to open the in-game multiplayer menu.
3. Press the 'R1' button and then the 'Triangle' button to 'Show Friends'. Invite at least one friend into your posse using the 'X' button.
4. Once your friends are in the game, press the 'Triangle' button again to return to the 'Players' menu and select them with the 'X' button to 'Propose New Posse' or 'Send Posse Invite'.
5. Once you and your friends are ready to go, start up the game mode we're currently playing. We'll announce modes in the chat.

Remember you must have one friend in your posse to play some of the modes with Rockstar. And as stated, pay close attention to the chat to know what game mode we're currently playing.

Recap & Screens from March Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare & Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition Social Club Multiplayer Events
Recap, Screens & Custom Console Winner: Red Dead Redemption & Undead Nightmare Social Club Multiplayer Event on Xbox LIVE (March 4)
Recap, Screens & Race Winners from Midnight Club: Los Angeles Social Club Multiplayer Event on Xbox LIVE (February 17)

  • Patriot45on June 26 2011, 11:02amReplyFlag
    I love western set games... on PC! Please convert Read Dead Redemption and it's DLCs to PC! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaseee! You'll earn a lot of money...
    • Sequiroon June 24 2011, 4:38pmReplyFlag
      Look I no longer have a 360 and I don't have the cash or desire to buy another one. Red Dead Redemption is like my favorite game in years and I was playing it religiously up till I no longer had a 360. I had the offline game beaten 100% and was playing online constantly. I have a PC that should be perfectly capable of playing it.

      Please. Rockstar, please port this to the PC I will be first in line to preorder it/buy it. (FOR THE SECOND TIME)
      GTAIV went to PC. LA NOIRE is PC bound... why did you take my favorite game and deny me a PC version?
      • zerosixthree063on June 19 2011, 11:52amReplyFlag
        im with wild hog bow and arrows but with dynamite at the end
        • zerosixthree063on June 19 2011, 11:43amReplyFlag
          rockstar games the best develipours team bondi the second best the rest are useless
          unless the working with rockstar
          • Scorp395on June 12 2011, 10:13pmReplyFlag
            hopefully when the next psn red dead redemption event comes up their will be alot of people playing hardcore gang match and free for all
            • filipmiceon June 12 2011, 6:30amReplyFlag
              Pls for PC Read Dead Redemption Pls
              • b_dizzle5on June 8 2011, 8:41pmReplyFlag
                just saying for the free dlc thats comming out sometime in the near future El Presideo land grab,and possibly double pistols
                • b_dizzle5on June 8 2011, 8:35pmReplyFlag
                  they should put a land grab game at El presideo in mexico for longer time period it would be the bomb with the cannons
                  • Sgt_Pepper909on June 6 2011, 12:31pmReplyFlag
                    Just got the sweepstakes soundtrack in the mail today! Thanks Rockstar! You guys are the greatest. By far my favorite developer. Keep on pumping out great games
                    • wild_hog_60on June 5 2011, 7:51amReplyFlag
                      How about bows and arrows for red dead ?
                      • DaniKaneon June 5 2011, 6:05amReplyFlag
                        I missed the xbox event (If it was the original date I wouldn't have). Is there going to be an xbox double exp in june?
                        • TemikHamiltonon June 4 2011, 5:58amReplyFlag
                          Dear RockStar, please make RDR for PC. I every day come on youtube and I watch all gameplay videos :( I live in poor family and can't buy xbox360 :( but if you make it for pc, i can find a little bit of money to buy this game :)
                          • ITempTIxJon June 4 2011, 4:24amReplyFlag
                            ye ummmm PC ISNT GETTING THIS GAME GET OVER IT!! Also, Rockstar, this is by far your best game i have ever played! I CANNOT PUT IT DOWN :D! it would be amazing if more DLC came out :D kthxbai.
                            • Ujigumon June 3 2011, 6:49pmReplyFlag
                              please release more dlc for red dead its an amazing game which shouldnt be allowed to die.

                              gta 4 had dlc coming out for it over a year after its release date..why cant red dead do the same?

                              i would definitely buy any dlc for red dead no matter how small it is
                              • R* Yon June 3 2011, 10:48amReplyFlag
                                @Biohazard_1888 Thanks for letting us know, please contact us here so we can help out:
                                • UrBaNMonkey101on June 3 2011, 10:15amReplyFlag
                                  Is It Triple XP Every Week or Every other Week??
                                  P.S. GTA V Should be Set in Chicago
                                  • Cjrazyon June 3 2011, 9:31amReplyFlag
                                    GTA 5 shoud be set in mexico.
                                    • MAX-R96on June 3 2011, 4:49amReplyFlag
                                      Dear Rockstar
                                      would it be possible for you to release anything about the next GTA because i really am curious as are many other people to were it will be set. I've heard that it might be set in France San Andreas or Vice city. I would love either one of these cities to be the setting of GTA 5.
                                      so all im asking for is if the Rockstar community could get so confirmed info on this subject. I'm not asking for much even just one screenshot or a debut trailer something to tell us its on the way. I would also like to know if there is any change of it being revealed at E3 this year?
                                      Thank you Rockstar for listening and making the best games around!
                                      • count23on June 3 2011, 12:57amReplyFlag
                                        Sorry, not sure if my last comment was clear enough but I was being 100% SARCASTIC.

                                        Rockstar offers these XP events in a time period that for the rest of hte civilied world is called "Early morning", if these were put on Saturday or Sunday US time it wouldnt' be a big deal, but condering that most people have to WORK during the weekdays, having events like this is more insulting to international customers who pay already-inflated prices for games and unfair for general multiplayer gameplay, almost as much as offering a OMGWTFBBQ cannon as a payable DLC that just gamebreaks.

                                        I would really like Rockstar to start scheduling XP events regularly on times that aren't the equivilant of flipping off anyone who lives outside the US.
                                        • Pandora7718on June 2 2011, 2:44amReplyFlag
                                          New DLC please.
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