GTA Online Freemode Events Update Now Available for PS4, Xbox One & PC

Posted on September 15 2015, 10:30am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

The Freemode Events Update for Grand Theft Auto Online is now available as an automatic download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This entirely new way to play GTA Online with no loading screens or lobbies features a wide array of madness, including:

Hunt the Beast
Become the Beast – a stronger, faster (and hairier) version of your character - and flee relentless pursuers all over Los Santos and Blaine County.

King of the Castle
An every man for himself turf war where you’ll need to ascend and claim the designated ‘castle’ as your territory – and then fend off everyone else as they go all out to dethrone you.

Hot Property
Grab the briefcase and go! Jump into a car, bike, boat, motorcycle, P-996 Lazer or just run for the hills with the coveted contraband in hand. Be one of the three players who hold the briefcase the longest to score GTA$ and RP bonuses.

Moving Target
The first player to enter a marked vehicle will become the Moving Target, tasked with safely delivering the vehicle to a designated location. While the marked vehicles will be durable, it’ll take some serious elusive finesse to survive other players’ attempts to destroy you before the drop point.

Checkpoint Challenge
Compete with all your Freemode competitors in a mad dash across southern San Andreas. Who will be the first to race or fly through all the designated checkpoints for fame, fortune and reputation?

Kill List and Kill List Competitive
Take control of some of heavy artillery and duke it out with the mercenaries from Merryweather Security. Rack up GTA$ and RP for each kill.

Dead Drop
Fight for possession of valuable contraband and see if you can make the drop first in this ruthless smuggler’s run.

Penned In
When you see the enormous dome appear over the Los Santos skyline, jump into the closest ride and find your way into it before the timer starts. Then, stay within the dome as it begins to move and shrink, smashing and bashing rivals out. Those who are left out of the dome for more than 7 seconds will explode. See if you can be the sole survivor at the very end.

Criminal Damage
Whet your appetite for destruction with an all-you-can-eat buffet. Get strapped with a favorite piece of heavy artillery and let loose over a given time period with no wanted level in sight. Wanton destruction is rewarded with every bullet hole and blast. The player with the largest property damage bill who causes the most destruction will win.

Hold the Wheel
A Sanchez, a Golf Cart or another otherwise humble mode of transport is made into an indestructible marked vehicle. Take command of it and avoid all the other jackers and assailants in your session to be the one in the driver’s seat when time runs out. Try and go for it solo to keep the entire GTA$ award for yourself, or shrewdly partner up with a gunner to ride with you for protection and split the earnings.

Time Trial
Record the fastest time possible, with a new course to master every week that awards you GTA$ and RP for beating our target time or your own personal best - and a championship worthy haul if you can take down the World Record.

Freemode Challenges
Compete in 19 unique Challenges against your Freemode friends and foes. See who can perform the longest jump, who can drive the farthest without crashing, who can fall the longest distance without dying, who can freefall the farthest before pulling their ‘chute – and many other ways to risk your neck to try and be a top 3 finisher for GTA$ and RP rewards.


The Freemode Events Update also includes two all-new exciting Adversary Modes:

Cross the Line: Heavily-armed squads face off across a neutral zone – with the goal of having all team members strategically penetrate their opponents territory to claim victory.

Hunting Pack: You’re part of a team tasked to deliver a priority vehicle rigged to explode if it drops below a minimum speed, while your opponents race, ram and batter to take it down.

The Freemode Events Update includes the launch of the Rockstar Editor on the PS4 and Xbox One - with several new features that have been added to it for all platforms - including an ambient audio and sound effects library, Snapmatic integration, Director Mode updates, and new fonts.

Today's update also brings new features to the GTA Online Creator, which includes the ability to properly stack and overlap Props, as well as the ability to save Prop templates that can be reused throughout custom Job creation. Now, clever Creators can make insane mega ramps, super loops, and brilliant parkour courses better than ever.

Complete any 5 of these brand new GTA Online Freemode Events between Tuesday, September 15th and Sunday, September 20th to get GTA$50,000 bonus in-game cash plus an exclusive Vapid t-shirt (awarded by Friday, September 25th). And look for more details on more GTA Online bonuses to be announced in the upcoming Freemode Events Social Club Weekend later this week here at the Newswire.

The GTA Online Freemode Events Update: Watch the New Trailer

  • R* Mon September 15 2015, 6:05pmFlag
    Hi everyone – We hope you’re enjoying today’s free GTA Online update and give a shout in comments to share which of the new Freemode Events and Challenges you’re digging the most as you play them – as well as the new Adversary Modes “Hunting Pack” and “Cross the Line”!

    To those asking how to access the Rockstar Editor: enter Story Mode and enter the pause menu, then navigate your way to the right (past SETTINGS, GAME, ONLINE etc.) and select "ROCKSTAR EDITOR." Director Mode will be accessible from inside the Rockstar Editor menu. Can’t wait to see what you guys whip up with the Editor!

    To @littlejerome, @Dtoxz- and others asking about missing Contact Missions, we are currently investigating the issue for a fix. As with any technical issues whatsoever, please make sure to hit up or

    To @huskyDeathDriver, @vote4pedroking and others eager for more new cars to collect – not to worry, we’re working on new vehicles and lots more for future updates coming soon. Please stay tuned for info on that.

    To those asking about why this update is not available for PS3 and Xbox 360, as mentioned here at the Newswire previously (, future content updates such as this are only possible on the newer and more powerful systems. As there isn’t enough memory available to add to the game on the older systems, we cannot make any more meaningful content updates without putting the entire game at risk. More information also at:

    And for those playing the new Freemode Events (or any GTA Online content for that matter), we definitely want your feedback so please do send it to our developer inbox! Please let us know which you like, which you don’t like, anything you’d like to see added or changed whatsoever – we actively monitor the mailbox for consideration in future Title Updates. Thanks all!
  • How do I do freemode? Can I in a solo lobby? Or do I need to do a public lobby where there's non stop spam killers making it less fun.
    • CHRIS_LITNESS4 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
      Any news on the new 'Biker DLC'??? :D
      • yousif9900on July 6 2016, 3:30amReplyFlag
        GTA V Online players if have a lots of money plaese give people the had just started playing online some money,like if you have more the 1 million give someone please thank you.
      • yousif9900on July 6 2016, 3:20amReplyFlag
        Please Add the new DLC Supercar Grotti X80 Proto to GTA V (STORY MODE).
        • @yousif9900 They need to add all cars to single player ps3/360 got them. Current gen got snubbed every time there was new cars added.
      • blackpatriiciio7on June 4 2016, 7:27pmReplyFlag




        • wonkeysheepon May 14 2016, 3:58amReplyFlag
          • lilly5061on March 20 2016, 11:32amReplyFlag
            Please put it on XBOX 360
            I don't have ps4, xbox one or pc versions
          • BigD_YTon March 9 2016, 2:36pmReplyFlag
            How can we get GTA 5 for free now? Is there any other way to get it in 2016 :)? It would be awesome if we could make a couple of mission for gta 5 and get it for free :)
            • slendermaniaczekon February 26 2016, 5:50amReplyFlag
              give update on ps3 please
              • c-rillo18on December 30 2015, 7:16pmReplyFlag
                Rockstar i have never commented on here, because i never had major problems with the game on my PS4 till recently. I noticed that i can't find lobbies with a lot of people in them. I also noticed that it's extremely hard to start or find a job. Did your new system accidentally put me in the cheater pool? i'm not sure what happened. I thought it was just coincidence, but now i'm pretty sure it's some sort of glitch.

                I also noticed that i don't get any Simeon car delivery notifications in the freemode jobs anymore since the past 3 updates.

                I'm Hoping you can fix these problems that i have been having because i'm just not having as much fun playing this game since these issues have occurred. This is literally one of my all time favorite games too!
                • OaO123on December 2 2015, 7:11amReplyFlag
                  你好 我來自台灣 我的GTA5 權益已受損 前幾天我更新不了 於是我決定查官網 查到說如果不行請使用登入器 我按下載 打開之後 GTA5跳出來 並重新輸入啟動瑪 可以請妳們補償嗎? 證據我有
                  • Evil_Black_Foxon November 11 2015, 5:18pmReplyFlag
                    Since the freemode overhaul none of the old random events have occured for my freinds or myself. Not a single armored truck has appeared, not single request from Lester to distract the cops has been sent, not a single target vehicle to destroy for Gerald has shown up, not a single smugler aircraft to destroy for Trevor has appeared, no crates or special crate have been dropped, not a single Simeone wanted vehicled has appeared, no requests from Lester to kill targets have been sent, and Simeion wanted vehicle lists dissapear after changing sessions. I have tested this on multiple accounts with 2 diffent PS4's. When can we expect a fix for this?
                    • Zirto9999on November 2 2015, 4:35amReplyFlag
                      PS3 Plz
                    • yostindayon November 1 2015, 7:57pmReplyFlag
                      por que rockstar no nos olvides a lo xbox 360 y play statyon 3 por que nos asen esto
                      • royalpajaroon November 1 2015, 11:16amReplyFlag
                        GTA Online, ya disponible para PS4, Xbox One y PC Y PORQUE NO PARA XBOX 360 Y PS3
                        • kingcraft23on October 26 2015, 3:10amReplyFlag
                          Rock star really disappointed with you all ps3 users were let down what was so bad about giving us a update for ps3? Its stupid and so many people are very upset!!! Will the Halloween update be for ps3 also?

                        • BouncyBubbleButton October 23 2015, 3:23pmReplyFlag
                          Will you be Releasing anything for Halloween such as costumes or weapons etc.
                        • DarkSektorion October 19 2015, 6:22pmReplyFlag
                          Is it possible for Rockstar to do what they did with "San Andreas" and add a riot type mode. Considering that console gamers don't have means to play all these awesome mods. But what would be so wrong with just adding a riot mode as a patch or update? In any case I'm sure many gamers who enjoyed the "everyone hates you mode" from San Andreas return to GTA V
                          • chunk299on October 17 2015, 4:09pmReplyFlag
                            It would be cool for fuel usage in cars and bikes with the option to switch off and on depending on player. And please please open the CASINO
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