The Executives & Other Criminals Event Weekend in GTA Online: Dec 16th – 20th

Posted on December 17 2015, 3:09pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Diversify the revenue streams of your VIP organization in GTA Online this weekend with huge GTA$ bonuses and much more in the Executives and Other Criminals Event Weekend. Whether you're an up and coming VIP or a newly enlisted Bodyguard in Los Santos looking to make a fast buck, you'll need every dime you can beg, borrow or (preferably) steal in order to work your way to the top of the SecuroServ food chain (and to stay there). This weekend in GTA Online we're giving you the opportunity to build up a nest egg to purchase your first Yacht, Conker Avenue Stilt House or even your own SecuroServ VIP organization. The Executives and Other Criminals Event Weekend contains multiple ways to earn Double GTA$ as well as RP boosts and significant discounts on the tools you need to live the life of a true mogul or make a name for yourself in security detail. Read on for more information.

Like any business, legitimate or otherwise, expansion requires investment and a focus on the bottom line. Your biggest profit margins this weekend can be found playing Double GTA$ & Double RP Adversary Modes. As is standard, a simple one button launch from the GTAV start screen puts you directly into a Playlist featuring the brand new Adversary Mode Extraction. The perfect arena in which to hone your SecuroServ skills, Extraction sends in a team of Bodyguards to work with their team member, the Target - stranded after a plane crash - to rendezvous in the extraction zone and get them to the evac point. They're up against the opposing Hit Squad who have caught wind of the operation and are on a mission to take out the Target.

With GTA Online: Executives and Other Criminals, the ultimate symbol of wretched excess - your own luxury Yacht - is now available to purchase. To get your sea legs ready for a life on the open water, we're doubling the GTA$ bonuses on all Sea Races all weekend. Those extra dollars will come in handy when customizing your new Yacht, whether you go for the standard Orion, or go all in on the ultra-deluxe Aquarius which comes complete with a Hot Tub and a new SuperVolito Carbon helicopter.

Cut your overhead this weekend with a hefty 50% off discount on a range of gear intended to protect you, your VIP and your vehicles. There are 50% off discounts on Body Armor, Bulletproof Tires and Vehicle Armor, so you can take to the streets with confidence and shrug off any inconvenient bullet sprays. The tire and armor bonuses extend to the 10 new non-armored land vehicles that were released this week, including the Imponte Nightshade, Declasse Mamba, Bravado Verlierer and the Benefactor Turreted Limo.

If you're worried about keeping your new Yacht in pristine condition, don't miss the 50% off discount on RPG Rockets to get the upper hand in Piracy Prevention, Executive Search or any of the other VIP and Bodyguard Freemode games. For those needing new arms and extra ammo, look out for the 50% off discount on Sniper Rifles (perfect for taking out any VIPs without having to engage their Bodyguards); grab the 50% discount off Pistol ammo for your brand new Heavy Revolver and for those wanting a signature look to their weaponry, there's a 50% discount on gun engravings.

Finally, to ensure you can always get yourself to your new Yacht this weekend (or prepare to board someone else’s), we’ll also be featuring 25% off all Docktease Services for whatever your aquatic needs may be.

Since it's impossible to fully enjoy an extravagant purchase without sharing a photo of it on social media, make the most of the Snapmatics you're taking by entering our #Executives Snapmatic Contest. Five Snapmatic photographers who publish the greatest Executives & Other Criminals Snapmatics will win GTA$1,000,000 towards their next Yacht or Stilt House. Eligible photos must be published before end-of-day Sunday Dec 20, and must feature content from Executives & Other Criminals, whether it's a new vehicle, weapon or fun times aboard your majestic sea-faring monolith. Don't forget to tag your photo with "executives" on Social Club. Full rules can be found here.

You'll want to match your in game trappings of the executive lifestyle with some real world finery, so head over to the Social Club Events Page now and enter for the chance to grab a sack full of presents, perfect for gifting to loved ones or hoarding for yourself this upcoming holiday season. The ideal stocking stuffer is the GTAV engraved chrome Zippo lighter, perfect for commemorating the purchase of your new Stilt House with a fine cigar. SecuroServ VIP organizations come complete with a variety of outfits for your Bodyguards to wear, so get in the spirit of this organized crime with the Grotti Polo shirt and the classic GTAV black hoodie. There’s also the GTAV kitchen magnet, Epsilon paperweight and magnetic kitchen timer to make your IRL Penthouse Apartment feel like home, and of course you'll need to be on guard around your yacht, particularly if someone has too much champagne before getting in the Hot Tub. Look the part with the Los Santos Lifeguard t-shirt.

This Friday Dec 18th at 5pm ET, tune in to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube as the Rockstar Broadcast team plays through every single map of the brand new Adversary Mode Extraction, as well as the new VIP and Bodyguard gameplay in Freemode with special guests including Ltzonda, Deanabean, Manny FweshTheLiveLemonMattophobia, plus Knox and Jester from the storied Hillbilly Agenda Crew and more. We'll be checking out the latest vehicles including the armored versions of the Gallivanter Baller, Enus Cognoscenti and Benefactor Schafter and will also be firing the Rockstar Broadcast t-shirt cannon at the very end of the stream for your chance to score rare in-game tees.

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  • R* Xon January 8 2016, 1:05pmFlag
    Glad everyone enjoyed the Executives & Other Criminals Event Weekend!

    For those asking about how to limit other players’ access to your Yacht, please see:

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

    For anyone experiencing any sort of technical issue, a reminder that the places to get help are via or Thanks!

    As always, if you have any GTA Online suggestions, you can send us an email with your ideas over to, where our developers continuously monitor your feedback for future Title Updates.
  • porkypigs111on January 18 2016, 9:16amReplyFlag
    Ever since Rockstar excluded the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from the last GTA 5 Freemode DLC, shocked last-gen console gamers were left wondering whether the omission was a one-off incident or whether Rockstar has given up on last-gen for good. Unfortunately, evidence is pointing towards the latter.

    During an interview with IGN, Rockstar North Director of Design Imran Sarwar discussed how the team became devoted to producing content for GTA Online. More importantly, Sarwar went into the obstacles the developers now face with the last-gen consoles.

    "The primary technical reason is the memory capacity for the older systems," says Sarwar. "We are constantly adding new items to the game with each update and we began approaching the memory limits after the first year of GTA Online content. We found ourselves almost at capacity after the launch of Heists but with some creative programming we managed to squeeze additional updates into those older systems which allowed us to make it as far as the two Ill Gotten Gains updates, but we can’t make any more meaningful updates without putting the stability of the entire online game at risk."

    So there you have it: GTA 5 DLC updates completely sap the limited memory performance of the 256MB RAM in the PS3 and 512MB RAM in the Xbox 360. In comparison, both the current-gen PS4 and Xbox One feature significantly more robust 8GB RAM.

    However, memory is only a part of a bigger picture. Se7ensins forum member LondonTown2004 decided to conduct tests to better understand the limitations of last-gen consoles. The test compares computing performance of the PlayStation 3 running patch 1.01, released Oct. 2013, and patch 1.28, released July 2015.

    In Patch 1.01, the PS3 ran GTA 5 a consistent FPS (frames per second) of 26.0 to 28.0. Game loading times were anywhere from 1 minute 2 seconds to 1 minute 10 seconds. Server Authentication Time took 15 seconds. When the PS3 was logged running GTA 5 with the 1.28 patch, FPS had dramatically fallen to 23.0 to 24.0. Game loading times slowed to 1 minute 53 seconds to 2 minute 12 seconds, approximately twice as long. Server Authentication Time now takes 56 seconds.

    "The real barrier that Rockstar Games have hit with development on the older consoles is actually more down to computing performance than in-game framrates etc. and despite in-game performance also being at risk in some aspects, Rockstar's primary concern is back-end security and the parts of the game that are dependent mechanics to run the online service smoothly (P2P connections, GS-server-communications and processing of scripts/textures/general assets)," explains LondonTown2004. "The consoles are now twice as likely to freeze or function-issues than patch 1.09 in January 2014.
    • MidniteMannieon January 17 2016, 10:40amReplyFlag
      Rockstar could you please let us have access to our car windows, let us have the control to roll our windows up and down. And please Rockstar add a laughing action an action that let's our characters laugh. And please open the casino i just can't wait for the casino to finally open. i bet a lot of people can't wait for the casino update. Also Rockstar it would be nice to have a biker update, biker clothes, some biker helmits, some nice biker vests, wallet chains, a few more choppers. please Rockstar make it happen :)
      • SRRKING228on January 13 2016, 12:10amReplyFlag
        update the yacht to xbox 360 as well ? :/
        • PacificOne974on January 10 2016, 11:46amReplyFlag
          Rockstar Add an update to the xbox 360 just people too, the coolest game on the xbox 360 and you like goats don't , please add . we're humans too !!
          • valencia-4596on January 8 2016, 11:18pmReplyFlag
            rockstar because they get something for PS3 vehicles which are weapons masks clothes and other things the update weighs valentines Christmas or weighed for the older generation
          • twotonedawgon January 3 2016, 7:06pmReplyFlag
            Are you going to be putting the new vehicles on single player?
            • Stayreon January 3 2016, 3:27amReplyFlag
              In any upcoming update you should add some joggers and chinos with the cuffed end at the ankle and some more high tops for males to wear with them? I would love to have that!!
              • i5brianon January 3 2016, 1:16amReplyFlag
                Still grinding and no yacht, feels like Work:(
                • Black_Wolf614on January 2 2016, 2:32pmReplyFlag
                  Hi everyone! Happy new year all! I've started a great crew which is active with good players, if you want to be apart of this crew which is growing quick join:- elite criminal group. I'm on the ps4
                  • I_CARBON0FACE_Ion January 1 2016, 6:21pmReplyFlag
                    Para quem é PT na ps4 entrem neste comando:
                    RollPlay, meets, guerras de comando, cenas militares,...
                    • Stumpy75on January 1 2016, 6:08pmReplyFlag
                      Rockstar when we move our to another location and it put us back in the same location we just come from we should our $25.000 back it is a rip having to pay $25.000 just to move around the map we don't have to pay to move around in car so why do we have to pay to move yacht.
                      • GeoSwason January 4 2016, 11:08amReplyFlag
                        @Stumpy75 So, you mean to tell me that not only does a fully upgraded cost 9Mill+ yet, on top of that, we have to pay 25K just to move the yatch? Why pay to move from one location to the next? I haven't bought the yacht and now I'm not to thrill about the idea.
                      • DoberMan1313on January 20 2016, 2:58pmReplyFlag
                        @Stumpy75 Agreed!!
                        I always like by the beach and so do others and I get sent to the one next to it and I still get charged for them taking me to the wrong location...
                    • joker4280on January 1 2016, 12:15amReplyFlag
                      Come on rockstar give the xbox 360 a updatr its a new year come on u guys would be making so much money
                      • PunkRockKing101on December 31 2015, 11:28pmReplyFlag
                        is it for xbox 360 if so i havent got it
                      • Anonymous17271on December 31 2015, 4:51pmReplyFlag
                        I am an xbox one user and i agree with the gamers for updates on all consoles i bought shark cards for when i used to use ps3 and then they made it to were it didnt get updates i bought $8,000,000 and didnt get to use it shame rockstar you guys are like the grinch ima laugh when no one plays gta anymore
                        • OGLuciaton December 31 2015, 11:18pmReplyFlag
                          @Anonymous17271 I had to change my psn id and rockstar won't switch my online character data over with out a blood sample. Don't give them any more money. You're account isn't secure. They won't switch your data over. It's been almost a month since I changed my psn and they're taking they sweet time. Do heists with friends -and you'll be buying whatever you want
                        • WardenOfTheSouthon January 6 2016, 5:35pmReplyFlag
                          @Anonymous17271 Your fault for buying shark card for an old console. R* sated pretty early in that no more updates would eventually happen.
                        • WardenOfTheSouthon January 6 2016, 5:36pmReplyFlag
                          @OGLuciat Why did you have to change your psn id?
                        • OGLuciaton January 6 2016, 5:43pmReplyFlag
                          @WardenOfTheSouth Someone reported Gamertag as offensive, I was banned for a day until it was changed
                        • WardenOfTheSouthon January 6 2016, 6:02pmReplyFlag
                          @OGLuciat That sucks lol
                      • GriffinOpson December 31 2015, 11:19amReplyFlag
                        when your body guards get paid does it come out of the vip's pocket or does it just come from a random spot ?
                      • Vitocaponelyeson December 31 2015, 9:51amReplyFlag
                        New Update here available On PS3 and Xbox 360 !!
                      • Jesse.Eurestion December 31 2015, 2:52amReplyFlag
                        Not Cool! When I got to my Yatch the players in my session wouldn't leave me a lone! Like not cool! We should have some "PRIVACY" in the game!!! They would keep on killing me and killing me ! I bet know one likes it when people kill them? It get frustrating .
                      • Stumpy75on December 30 2015, 10:02pmReplyFlag
                        Rockstar what's the point of yacht access when it doesn't work everyone can get on our yacht we should be able to sit in our hot tub without people thrusting in our faces.please sort it out Rockstar.
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