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.
  • im a returning player but i didnt get any of the special content i had online for gta on ps3 but it stopped working a couple days after and i transfered to ps4 and didnt get bonus content
    • Mr.Charliie1 month, 1 day agoReplyFlag
      So I'm a returning player to gta5 but I got very little of the exclusive content... for example I have the rail gun but no new missions, stock car races, duke o death etc.
      • Agins111on September 16 2016, 5:26pmReplyFlag
        CHIEF KEEF 1237
        • mdot.sikon September 1 2016, 7:03pmReplyFlag
          I had 3 mil in my account on PS3 but it never transferred over when I played on ps4 it said error
          • DHGSilverbloodon August 21 2016, 4:17amReplyFlag
            It won't let me transfer my 360 character to my Xbox one it let me do it on my ps4 before I trade it in for a Xbox one what can I do to get my character back
            • EpicHillBillyTEon August 17 2016, 4:32amReplyFlag
              I really want the Dukes online and I can't get it anyway shape or form and it's killing me. Can you please make that a car for everyone to buy it. Please
              • OscarRS97on August 6 2016, 7:07pmReplyFlag
                I have gta5 for ps3 and then i bought it for ps4. But i used a different account on ps3 so i started again with a different account on ps4. Is there a way I can get that content? Becasueause I am a returning player who onle switched accounts. My ps3 account was Azucar97 and my ps4 account is OscarRS97. Someone please help
                • deadpool2408on July 26 2016, 5:30amReplyFlag
                  got a ps 4 but it wont let me downloas cunning stunts
                  • GAMERBOY1316on July 20 2016, 12:30pmReplyFlag
                    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.
                  • Vindicator2016on July 17 2016, 4:57amReplyFlag
                    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?
                    • shamanniskoon July 21 2016, 10:34amReplyFlag
                      @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
                    • dasglukon August 7 2016, 4:50pmReplyFlag
                      @Vindicator2016 Same thoughts. I understand making a certain unique car or weapon exclusive, but to make cars like Dukes and Stallion (which was available in almost every GTA game and is a truly classic car) accessible only to returning players is wrong, those are not unique, they shouldn't be locked for people that didn't happen to own previous gen consoles. What's kinda evil, is that these cars can be seen, driven and kept in players personal garage in the story mode, so it's like some kind of teasing: "Hey, see these awesome cars? Well, you can't have'em. Why? Because you were not rich enough to own both PC and console".
                  • vamtheanomalyon July 4 2016, 1:09pmReplyFlag
                    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".
                    • Raiyen22on July 2 2016, 9:43amReplyFlag
                      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
                      • MaximeGamingHDon June 29 2016, 3:19pmReplyFlag
                        I DIDNT GET IT AND I TRANSFERRED OMG
                        • SolidZoneon August 3 2016, 3:30amReplyFlag
                          @MaximeGamingHD Did you link your character to your Rockstar Social Club account? Judging by that comment, sounds like you didn't.
                      • 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_Menellyon June 25 2016, 10:45pmReplyFlag
                                  @MrPotatoHobo No, you can only transfer characters on the same account.
                                • tekbassey2on July 6 2016, 5:29amReplyFlag
                                  @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
                                • UnbuiltAura9862on July 12 2016, 9:22pmReplyFlag
                                  @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
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