Details on Exclusive Content for Returning GTAV Players on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Posted on October 28 2014, 9:59am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Ever since we announced Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, some of you have been asking if there will be anything extra for those PS3 and Xbox 360 players who are planning on picking up the new versions. To reward loyal GTAV fans for coming back to the newer, more detailed version of Los Santos and Blaine County, we've created an array of exclusive items specifically for these players - with each of them connected to activities designed for you to experience the game's massive world in new and exciting ways. Here are some of the new items and activities that will be available for returning players:

The Dodo seaplane: It may take a little firepower to get your hands on this highly versatile GTA classic.

New Events & Rewards
Encounter new events happening all across the world, and complete the challenges they present to unlock exclusive new vehicles like the menacing Imponte Duke O’Death and that veritable GTA classic bird of flight, the Dodo seaplane.

The Imponte Duke O'Death: As you might expect, when you first stumble upon this near-indestructible mayhem machine, trouble will follow. Deal with it judiciously and this beauty’s all yours.

Murder Mystery
As Michael, follow a trail of cryptic clues to unravel a grisly murder mystery.  Put the clues together and you'll unlock two Noir Style Filters, which will give your Story Mode gameplay and Snapmatic photos the feel of a gritty old school crime classic.

Get to the bottom of a murder mystery that strikes right at the heart of Los Santos' most cherished industry.

Weapons: The Rail Gun & Hatchet
Obliterate your adversaries with the high-powered, high-velocity Rail Gun. This piece of experimental military technology also has its own set of Shooting Range Challenges at your local Ammu-Nation shooting range. Or hack and slash foes up close and personal with the brutal Hatchet melee weapon.

The futuristic new Rail Gun unloads powerful rounds of explosive ammunition upon foes.

Wildlife Photography Challenge
There are new species of animals across Los Santos and Blaine County, and the LS Tourist Board needs someone to document them. As Franklin, catalog unique animal species scattered across the map to unlock the special Kraken Sub.

Completing the Wildlife Photography Challenge will unlock the Kraken Sub.

Stock Car Races
Win a series of new Stock Car Races to earn unique custom Muscle Cars adorned with logos from some of the companies that made this country great.

Finish first in the new Stock Car Races to earn new Muscle Cars.

Monkey Mosaics
A mysterious street artist is tagging walls all across town with his simian-inspired silhouettes. Track down and photograph them all to earn new monkey outfits (available to all players) and a special Go Go Monkey Blista exclusively for returning players.

Take to the skies in the faster and more maneuverable Xero Blimp.

New Vehicles and More
Grind up the Los Santos freeways (and over anybody in your path) with the Cheval Marshall monster truck and take to the skies in a faster and more maneuverable Blimp, compliments of Xero Gas.

There will also be a bounty of content for all players, new and returning, to discover - including a fleet of classic GTA vehicles and a few more surprises we've got planned that you’ll have to discover for yourself come game day. And as previously announced, current GTA Online players on PS3 and Xbox 360 will be able to pick up where they left off, transferring their characters and progression seamlessly to their choice of PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC (Social Club membership required).

Few objects are an obstacle for the intimidating Cheval Marshall.

In addition, anyone who pre-orders the game will receive a bonus of GTA$1M ($500k for Story Mode and $500k for use in Grand Theft Auto Online). We’ve also received tons of great questions from excited fans about what's in store for the game. Below are some of the more frequent ones we've gotten that we're able to shed a little light on – and stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks. Remember, you can always send us your questions at, or shoot us a tweet at @RockstarGames. If you've got feedback about what you'd like to see in GTA Online specifically, don't hesitate to drop our dev team a line at

What about the exclusive in-game content I originally received for purchasing the PS3 or Xbox 360 Special Edition or Collectors Edition last year? Will I be able to access that content on PS4, Xbox One or PC?
Yes, if you purchased the Special Edition or the Collector’s Edition last year, when you upgrade to one of the new systems, you will automatically have those items unlocked and accessible. Those in-game bonuses include the Stunt Plane Trials, Bonus Outfits and Tattoos, and the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer all for Story Mode use; as well as the Custom Classic GTA Parent Characters and the high-end Khamelion electric car for GTA Online. Furthermore, if you missed out on your chance to buy a CE or SE the last time around, we will also make all of that content available for all players on PS4, Xbox One and PC to earn and acquire with in-game cash (original SE and CE owners will not have to spend any in-game cash to obtain them, they will automatically be accessible upon upgrade).

Can you only make the GTA Online character progress transfer once?
If I transfer my GTA Online character to the new systems, will I still be able to play with him/her on my PS3 or Xbox 360?
Yes, you will only be able to transfer your character once. After transferring your character to PS4, Xbox One or PC, you can continue playing with him/her on your PS3 or Xbox 360 but the progress you make while playing is not shared to the character you transferred to your new version.

Will PC players also receive the exclusive upgrade content like the Dodo and Dukes?
Yes indeed! The content detailed above will be available to returning players on all three new platforms.

Will any of these updates being made for the new systems be also made available for the previous generation of consoles?
The vastly enhanced graphics and many other gameplay updates on the new versions of Grand Theft Auto V are really only made possible by virtue of the powerful new hardware of the new consoles and PC. Some of the other updates such as the upgrade content detailed above are being designed exclusively as a reward for returning players so those will not be released on the previous versions; however do stay tuned for more updates to be made available for Grand Theft Auto Online across all platforms and we’ll have more information on that soon.

Will my created Jobs transfer over to the new systems?
Yes, any Jobs you’ve published in GTA Online using the Creator tool will transfer over so that you and others can continue playing them on the new platforms. Please be aware however that Leaderboards, Snapmatics, Playlists and bookmarks are unique to the console generation you made them on so those will not carry over. (GTAV photographers should get ready to take all-new high-res Snapmatics!)

Will 30-person GTA Online sessions include competitive modes such as Races and Deathmatches?
Yes, they will! GTA Online on the new systems will support 30 players not just in Free Roam but in competitive modes as well (unless of course the Job you’re playing has been designed to be set to a specifically lower player max). We look forward to seeing what unique matches the community can create for a vastly increased number of players.

We know there’s many other questions players have about the new releases as well so please stay tuned for more information to come in the weeks ahead.


Grand Theft Auto V Release Dates and Exclusive Content Details for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

  • R* Mon October 28 2014, 1:37pmFlag
    Hey everyone, glad to see so many of you are pumped for the exclusive upgrade content including the Rail Gun, Hatchet, Kraken Sub and lots more.

    For those asking, yes you can transfer your current PS3 or Xbox 360 GTA Online characters and progression to either PS4, Xbox One or PC. For more information on that, check out this Support article which you can subscribe to for automatic updates: You can also check out other related pre-release Support articles here or feel free to create a ticket there if you don’t see your specific question or issue currently listed.

    Please stay tuned for more details as well in the weeks ahead leading up to the November 18th launch on PS4 and Xbox One – and also for info on updates to all versions of GTA Online coming soon.

    And a reminder as always that for any wishlist items for GTA Online, make sure to send them to our dev team’s attention at We continue to actively monitor that inbox for good player feedback and suggestions for future Updates.
  • deadpool240816 hours, 18 minutes agoReplyFlag
    got a ps 4 but it wont let me downloas cunning stunts
    • GAMERBOY13166 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
      Hey i played GTA 5 on my Xbox 360 but never signed in to social club and I play now on Xbox one but I didn't get bonus content rockstar please help.
      • Vindicator20161 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
        Yes, I agree. I can understand SOME exclusive content - but I had a friend today who just wants to get an Inponte Dukes, we spent quiet awhile looking for it only to discover that while I could buy it, he could not. What's up with that? ITS AN INPONTE DUKES. It's not a submarine or a plane, it's not an extra job or challenge. Hell, it's not even an amazing car, but let someone who hasn't spent 60 bucks on a game on a system they probably don't even own have one? No way! I'm not trying to bash you Rockstar, you've put a lot of effort into this game and it's a great game, just... Maybe a little to far?
        • shamannisko5 days, 11 hours agoReplyFlag
          @Vindicator2016 Need to tell you something.. I actually found the Imponte Dukes on the street today, I drove it to my garage and it said something like "You cant store it, cause u didnt play on OldGen".. Somethin like that.. Its stupid
      • vamtheanomaly3 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
        I got this game last year 2 months after they released it for PC. I'd really like these items, or at least the Dukes ( big Dukes of Hazzard fan ) and the Kraken sub ( I am an underwater marine biologist nerd ). I don't mind paying in game money I've earned to buy these but they aren't on the websites in game! PLEASE make these available! The exclusiveness has worn off really and Ive noticed RS has been perma-adding items that were once "exclusive".
        • Raiyen223 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
          My playstation 4 got stolen 2 years ago, and I just got a new one. My question is, will I get all the updates that have released for GTA V since it has been on new gen systems. I was an original owner of the ps3 collectors edition, and have missed out on a lot. Thanks
          • MaximeGamingHD3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
            • bonniebonicon June 25 2016, 4:03amReplyFlag
              .gv.znzzhnzhbzgbgngbgbgbgbzjzhzhzhz3 You can not buy it on the website. And sadly, at this time, it is in GTA 5 story mode only and not available on GTA online. For more detailed info regarding duke of death locations I would suggest doing a web search. There are a lot of videos out that show where to find it in story mode and what to expect.
              • manuthemachineon June 24 2016, 10:04amReplyFlag
                Je voudrais savoir comment je peux faire pour annuler un transfert car, je me suis tromp de personnages donc je ne peut plus choisir le bon comment je fait (sur Xbox one )
                • LLOYD-FRANKLINon June 12 2016, 10:36pmReplyFlag
                  What's the reason for you to have removed the Rail Gun? It no longer shows up in the Store or at the Shooting Range. It was there before the last update.
                  • EdgarR42on June 11 2016, 1:37amReplyFlag
                    So I just bought my ps4 and it came with gta v. On PS3 I bought the collectors edition, I understand it is possible to access my account and get all my features back but you don't really specify how... I signed into my social club and transferred my guy but nothing is happening in my story mode my garage is not there nor the stunt plane or blimp I don't understand. I really want my features back on my ps4 what can I do?
                    • MrPotatoHoboon June 10 2016, 7:47pmReplyFlag
                      Wait if I have an Xbox 360, can I transfer my character to PS4 and still get this exclusive content?
                      • Skelly_Menelly1 month, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                        @MrPotatoHobo No, you can only transfer characters on the same account.
                      • tekbassey22 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                        @Skelly_Menelly Actually you can...if the email you used on the Xbox 360 is the same on you are using on the ps4 and if it's not just change ur social account email to the email you are using for the ps4
                      • @MrPotatoHobo It doesn't matter if you have an Xbox 360 and later get the game on a PC, Xbox One, or Playstation 4. You can still transfer your character and content using your Rockstar Social Club account.
                    • mephisto241on June 6 2016, 1:53amReplyFlag
                      bonjours je jouais a gta au ps3 et jai changer ma console pour une xbox one, jai pu transferer mon personnage sur ma xbox one sans problème, mais j'ai changer de console depuis j'ai une ps4 et je n'arrive plus a transfèrer mon personnage il y a un moyen ou je doit absolument recommencer du début ses decevant j'était quand même level 51... merci
                      • sTaNBBon May 21 2016, 7:18amReplyFlag
                        為什我都過了一次100%了 還是沒有辦法玩回鍋武器跟車~能解釋一下嗎
                        • suryamurali2308on May 20 2016, 5:01pmReplyFlag
                          cant you release next gen for ps3 and x box 360
                        • suryamurali2308on May 20 2016, 4:56pmReplyFlag
                          cant i earn money from stocks in old gen it doesnt work at all
                          • Gossomon May 20 2016, 10:42amReplyFlag
                            I am so pissed off that I can't get this content. This is so unfare! I purchased 3 copies of this game, 2 for the pc and one for the PS4. I didn't even know about the "exclusive" content when I bought the game. I thought all content would be available to all players who put the time in completing the missions. And there doesn't seem to be any way to purchase or unlock this content. This is a huge F U to me and everyone else who didn't buy this game on the ps3 or Xbox even though we/I spent hundreds of $ and tuns of hours playing the same game. Please fix this. Or at least make all content available for purchase
                            • Furiyon4on May 8 2016, 2:26pmReplyFlag
                              I have found the duke on a certain location but when i tryed to tune or park it in my garage it says that i have to downoad additional content where am i supposed to download it?
                              • HAnilsenon May 8 2016, 10:06amReplyFlag
                                I think such exclusive content is giving the finger to those who haven't played the game on XB360/PS3. A more ideal model will be if the content was free for returning players, while "non-returning" players will have a chance to get it if they pay a sum of GTA dollars for it. And there's no reason not to have a model like that, because then Rockstar will make money on the content from an increased sale of Shark Cards, and a lot of DLC has been financed that way anyway. But instead you're simply setting up a wall which denies players from getting the content, even if they want to pay. You're giving the finger to them.

                                There's several vehicles that shouldn't be exclusive, and here's why.

                                Blista Compact - why is it exclusive? It's not very fast, and it doesn't have anything special. The only thing that makes it anything special is that it's based on the Honda CRX, and that will only be appealing to Honda CRX enthusiasts. So that's a very narrow range of players who will get affected. The only reason to buy it otherwise is to have it in a garage to show others that they've paid for the game twice. For those who wants a FWD hot hatch to attack the corners with, the Blista is a good alternative.

                                Kraken - it's one of two submarines in the game, where Kraken being the only one that's purchasable and subject to delivery by Pegasus. The seabed in the map is very detailed and interesting, so the developers must have spent a lot of time modelling that area. That's a lot of content that's rarely ever seen. The only way for "non-returning" players to explore the seabed will be to fly to different harbours and hope that a Submersible spawns there, then they'll most likely have to get it delivered with a Cargobob. This is annoying even to people like me who has access to the Kraken. I like exploring the seabed with my friends, and it wastes our time having to fly around looking for a Submersible that they can use, before I can jump in my Kraken and we can start exploring.
                                • Gossomon May 20 2016, 10:44amReplyFlag
                                  @HAnilsen I totally agree
                                • Fredonqueron May 25 2016, 12:17amReplyFlag
                                  @HAnilsen I'm in the same case. Rockstar should unlock this interressting content, by allowing us to buy in game, or after a certain number of hours, or by Level on GTA 5 Pc,
                                  I having finished all the tasks online.
                                  Make fun at the pc player who waited this version Pc.
                                • ATeach132 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                  @HAnilsen Rockstar has issues man. They can't even allow scarves with vests. WTF, why is that a restriction?!?!?
                              • westsidepimpon April 18 2016, 7:51pmReplyFlag
                                How can I transfer I ah e not played online for over a year or two and when I log back on because I have internet now psn took my change 6 dollars and something cents ok but now when I buy gta5 for ps4 I have to start over because I can't find a way to transfer my data over and I have tried everything they told me to do but it just says there's no data to transfer I don't know what to do now just trade my gta5 game in now I feel there was no point in buying the two copies in the first place now I feel really tricked
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