December brought us the final Social Club Multiplayer Events of 2012, capping off an explosive year of Bullet Time laden Gang Wars in São Paulo, free-for-all wild western Shootouts, and of course Free Roaming mayhem across Liberty City and the American frontier. Here’s to our dedicated and awesome Social Club community for all the great times – and to an exciting 2013 as we continue the Winter calendar and gear up for what’s in store this spring…
Here’s a recap of action along with some highlight-reel screens and fan-captured video from the December sessions.
In December 7th's Red Dead Redemption event, the festivities began with a race at Sidewinder Gulch, where GTAIV_King got an early jump against a field that included our own RedDeadDev4. In a Gang Shootout, dylribe opened things up with a kill on Rollaw whilst scareface1970 got it from the wolves. Meanwhile, in Tesoro Azul, a bit of Grab the Bag went down with the initial team of GTAIV_King, ARTHAS010701 (PSN ID) and spookyjames for the Marshals and RedDeadDev4, dylribe, Qcfrank89 and Rollaw repping Dutch’s Gang. With Dev4 eliminating ARTHAS01071 and Qcfrank89 firing a shot off on GTAIV_King right off the bat, Dutch’s Gang won the initial showdown handily. Dev 4 then stopped Marshal bag carrier spookyjames but ARTHA501071 was able to get revenge 17 yards out with the Springfield rifle. With a bag capture from d7oom_V-I-P (PSN ID), Dutch’s Gang found themselves up 3-0. Rollaw was good for one more grab and Dutch’s Gang pulled off a smooth 4-1 victory.
Over in Coot’s Chapel, Undead Nightmare's High Brains Drifter map was jumping with our monster mash out posse. Dev4 fought the good fight with fellow Social Club zombie hunters, but in the end was killed by the undead and, in a classic case of "I don't know which species is worse", by his own teammate, Rafioso. Et tu, Rafi?
Back to regular Red Dead modes, in the Carrera del Diablo cup, the Grand Prix got off to a heated start as the aptly named KIKURAZZ (XBL GT) picked off an enemy and literally the horse he rode in on, followed by the decapitation of Dev4 by Darkshniff, who earned Top of the Crop. After one race, Qcfrank89 was in first place, followed by Darkshniff and Rafioso. Winning Race 2, Rollaw suddenly found himself at the top heading into Corona’s Paradise.
Heading over to the Gang Shootout in Las Hermanas, Walton’s Gang faced off against Rebeldes. While Walton’s Gang’s zellraiden was the unfortunate victim of friendly fire by yozgatli-burak (PSN ID), the former did get arjun-22 (PSN ID) and Walton’s had momentum on their side, winning the showdown. With the match half over and production from the likes of yozgatli-burak, Walton’s Gang was still ahead but it was anyone’s game. In the second half, EdAlexandar (XBL GT) and CWBfromtheNFT (XBL GT) stepped up their games for the Rebeldes, winning $2000 to $1800.
Hit the jump below for more on all the happenings of the December Social Club events.
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