GTA Online Details: Game Day Access Info and More

Posted on September 30 2013, 7:55pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

With just hours remaining until the initial launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, here’s some more information to share to help get everyone ready for tomorrow. You can also look forward to plenty of GTA Online game tips and other community support features to roll out at the Rockstar Games Social Club website tomorrow as well  – expect tutorial tips to be updated regularly as new content is added to GTA Online.
 
Access to GTA Online
  • Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with your copy of Grand Theft Auto V. On October 1st there will be a small downloadable Title Update released on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE. Upon installation of that Title Update, direct access to begin GTA Online will be unlocked in your GTAV game menu. You will be able to jump right into GTA Online via the 4th (bottom) slot in your GTAV character wheel. We’ve received many questions asking for a specific confirmation of what exact time GTA Online will be available but of course this is contingent on both Title Updates becoming available on each console’s network. As a general timeframe, we do expect the Title Update to become available on PSN and Xbox LIVE starting around 7AM ET tomorrow morning, and your best bet is to stay tuned throughout the day here at the Rockstar Newswire and by following us on Twitter and Facebook where we will be keeping everyone updated.
     
When does GTA Online Take Place?
  • Some people who’ve been playing through Grand Theft Auto V’s Story Mode have been inquiring how the narrative of GTA Online correlates or crosses over. Grand Theft Auto Online is set a few months prior to the events of Grand Theft Auto V’s single player story.
     
 
Home and Garage Security
  • There’s plenty of havoc and treachery you can cause out in the open world of course, but in order to prevent some really annoying “griefing”, we’ve designed house party invitations specifically to be a friendly social affair where players can visit each other’s pads without fear of having them ruined or losing their hard-earned vehicles in the process. If someone invites you into their property, then it is considered a friendly visit and you will not be able to shoot up their place or steal their cars from their garage. By the way, in any given lobby, if you and another player own the same piece of property, you will each be able to enter your own personal instance of that property at any given time. You will also be able to enter each other’s instance of that property if you exchange and accept an invite. This way, multiple instances of ownership of the same property within a lobby can co-exist.
     
 
GTA$ and Fair Play
  • To allay some concerns we’ve heard on this subject, we can assure you that the game is designed such that the option of purchasable GTA$ should not disrupt the playing field – and there are a few mechanics in place to help ensure that. All players still have to rank up with Reputation Points (RP) in order to get access to purchase high-end items.  No one can begin GTA Online and simply spend a lot of money out of the gate to get a leg up. You will have to earn your stripes and play to unlock access to the aspirational clothes, guns and other items. Please also remember that in GTA Online, hustling to afford the finer things by earning GTA$ doing robberies, stick-ups, winning races and other profitable activities is a fun gameplay experience rather than ever being a ‘grind’. As we mentioned on Wednesday, we will constantly tweak all areas of the game to make it play fairer and iron out any balancing problems (while fixing all the other problems we encounter!), but we really need your help in figuring out what those issues are. So please work with us on that!
     
 
An Ever-Growing Collection of Jobs
  • Grand Theft Auto Online is a long-term GTA experience that you can expect to be built-upon, to grow and to evolve in many ways in the coming weeks, months and beyond. As part of that, there will be a massive amount of Jobs available to play over time as we will be regularly adding new ones for you to enjoy. Additionally, you will soon be helping to add content to the game world yourselves, by creating custom Race and Deathmatch Jobs through the Content Creator tool which we plan to release this fall. Grand Theft Auto Online is a collaborative project between Rockstar and all GTA players worldwide, so expect that we’ll effectively be working on it together from day one. As a very small example, the Crew Hierarchies feature that was introduced a few weeks back on Social Club was a direct result of popular fan feedback from last year – and we’ll be looking at the GTA Online community’s feedback, input and ideas constantly to help inform how the game itself will grow and evolve. As mentioned last week, we’ll be looking closely at your feedback emails sent to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com and in the GTA Online Suggestion Box board at the forthcoming Social Club Forums. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you as active participants in the world of GTA Online starting tomorrow.
     
 
The Character Creation System
  • The hereditary-based character creation system of Grand Theft Auto Online allows for a multitude of options to create your avatar that will then inhabit the online world of Los Santos & Blaine County.  Choose your gender then decide on your mother and father.  From there, you can choose to give one parent genetic dominance or leave them more evenly matched. The choice is yours. Next, you adjust a set of lifestyle variables which help determine your character’s appearance and starting stats. Decide how much sleep he/she gets, how much partying they indulge in, how much honest work versus illegal activity, and more. Essentially, you can adjust the genetics to wind up with a fresh faced lad or lass or a grizzled, haggard degenerate or anywhere in between! You’ll also be able to preview your end result in real time all throughout to ensure you’re satisfied before putting your character on a direct flight to LS. Of course, once you’re out and about in the open world, you can further customize your character with haircuts, clothing and accessories to suit your tastes.
     
Exclusive Social Club Features
 
 
  • In Grand Theft Auto Online, Social Club members get access to weaponry and vehicular unlocks, a whole new suite of Crew features to represent and coordinate with your squad, and special tools to get the most out of Rockstar Jobs and user-created Jobs when the Content Creator tool launches this fall. Check out the updated www.rockstargames.com/V/socialclub for an overview of GTA Online Social Club features including new Crew customization possibilities like Crew colors and Emblem vehicle decals, Crew messaging options, and Open or Closed Crew Sessions. Plus unlocks like the Sawed-Off Shotgun, the Annis Elegy RH8 and the John Marston Parent option to do the Marston family proud in the modern day West. Also stay tuned for info later in October about the very first GTA Online Social Club Events which will have special Event Playlists curated by Rockstar, reserved in-game license plate awards for top players, and more. So, if you haven’t joined, we recommend doing so!

Expect that we’ll be keeping you up to date here at the Newswire tomorrow as the Title Updates become available on PSN and Xbox LIVE. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you and your Crews hit the wide open world of Los Santos and Blaine County in GTA Online tomorrow.

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  • R* Lon October 1 2013, 8:52amFlag
    Hi everyone, the GTAV Title Update to enable Grand Theft Auto Online access has been rolling out this morning on PSN and Xbox LIVE across territories worldwide. As mentioned last week, you should expect that there will be some technical teething issues in the early days of a new online experience especially one as massive as GTA Online – you can stay apprised at the Rockstar Support site here
    http://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/200426246-GTA-Online-Launch-Status-Latest-Updates-
    Thank you all for your patience, understanding and support!
  • jalen4trill1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
    Rockstar you should make gta 5 online basketball courts available to play basketball on. Also make jobs pay out more. Make dogs available to have online. These are my ideas so far ,and i am hoping to see them on one of the updates thank you.
    • jjjjjashon February 15 2014, 3:11amReplyFlag
      Game of thrones outfits!!!
      • Coolboi101on January 13 2014, 3:27amReplyFlag
        Can we mod our bikes yet? Really want a pink BMXbut now there is no way to customize the colour!
        • Becky654on December 28 2013, 3:53pmReplyFlag
          does anyones game keep crashing when you try to join gta online?
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            • Gtafiveraton December 16 2013, 7:01amReplyFlag
              We want a snow/christmas dlc update for GTA ONLINE like North Yankton with snow on the road and on cars.
              We also want a realy huge christmasthree in the middle of the city Los Santos.
              Request persenol vechicle back.
              A christmasthree in you're houses.
              New closes a warm jacket, new pants and a Santa hat. :D
              Christmas Music radio station.
              • quick_kill81on December 15 2013, 12:25amReplyFlag
                seriously just want my ps3 back so i can pay the damned game again been way to long
                • GoldenShark10on November 17 2013, 7:38amReplyFlag
                  After the problem with gta online I lost my character level 33 and then I created new until level 8 when I logged off and then again log in level 8lost please rockstar help me!
                  • dsmineon November 8 2013, 8:44pmReplyFlag
                    G'day, we have some spots that have opened up in our Australian Crew for PS3 and Xbox, here are the details: http://gtaforums.com/topic/588414-green-and-gold-australian-crew/

                    Please request an invite at this link if you are interested in joining: http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/green_and_gold

                    You can also PM me direct on RSC/PSN: dsmine

                    Also check out our new forum that is live and being developed for GTA5 and other games: http://greenandgoldgaming.com/

                    Cheers!
                    • MeVeGa7on November 8 2013, 2:49pmReplyFlag
                      i hate those dumb lil annoying f**ks on GTA -.- .. i was doin a mission and was entering the LS Customs, just when i was entering some one was shooting at me .. so i was in LS Customs changin the color n stuff n i looked at the map to see if that guy was still there.. it didnt show him.. i left the LS Customs and saw that the exit to the road was blocked with a car and that dumb f**k standing on that wall shootin at me.. i drove full speed thru that lil gap smashing the car he parked there outta my way.. drove around the corner, got outta my car behing a corner in cover, waitd til he ran to me n killed dat mofo... i got back into my car n drove away cuz i simply wasnt in mood for that deathmatch situation rockstar wants to happen always cuz he will respawn 50 meters away from where he died... so i drove away n ofc that f**ker chases me .. so again i find a good spot , get outta my car n kill that f**ker the second time.. get back in my car n drive away.. n that lil annoying insect ofc chases me again n i cba wastin my time like that so i left session.. thats bs, ppl shouldnt respawn right where they die but in a hospital
                      • BLACKOUT-XLon November 8 2013, 12:47pmReplyFlag
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                        • HazmatxKillaon November 8 2013, 12:53amReplyFlag
                          Why can I not create a Crew!?
                          Keeps saying "An error has occurred, please try again later"
                          Come on Rockstar!!!!
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