Rockstar Game Tips: Adversary Modes incl. Every Bullet Counts, Running Back, Slasher, Relay & Keep the Pace

Posted on December 14 2015, 1:43pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

In this edition of the Rockstar Game Tips series, we show you some of the best tips to dominate your foes in the new Every Bullet Counts and  Running Back Adversary modes, how to get the upper hand in Slasher, and tactics for mastering Relay and Keep the Pace from GTA Online: Lowriders.


Keep your back to the wall when reloading the Marksman Pistol in Every Bullet Counts.

Every Bullet Counts

As the title makes clear, in Every Bullet Counts there's no room to be wasteful. When you only have one life, one Melee Weapon and a Marksman Pistol with just two bullets, every decision and every shot must be precise and calculated. Take your time with this one, play it slowly and methodically - the hours you've put into stalking during Slasher will come in handy!

Remember that standing still for too long will give your position away on the HUD, so this is not the time for a full on stake out. However, if you're smart you can use this feature of Every Bullet Counts to your advantage: try staying still just long enough to lure your enemies in, moving at the last minute to ghost yourself off the radar and turn the tables. Another key feature of the HUD is the height indicator, this will let you know if blipped players are above or below your position. Don't forget that out of sight equals out of mind, so stay out of trouble for the first few minutes and let the others do the dirty work killing each other off or hacking away at each other's Health. By the time you get involved, your full arsenal and full Health will give you the best chance of closing the Round out as the winner. You could even listen out for the number of gunshots going off to perfectly calculate your advantage. If there's more than one other player left when you do eventually go steaming in, don't forget that your Melee Weapon will save your precious bullets for the final showdown.

If you do find yourself out of ammo early on, there are pickups dotted around the maps (and you can always loot the bodies of the fallen). Just use caution - the enemy can use that as a trap and while you're busy trying to load up on ammo, they'll be unloading theirs right into you.  If you can't find any and must resort to your Melee Weapon, stick to confined areas to give yourself the best chance of survival.


When on Defense, it's a good idea to keep one Defender back to act as a Safety should the Runner break through to the second-level.

Running Back

It's time to get out the playbook for one of the more recent additions to the GTA Online Adversary Mode canon: "Running Back". This fast-paced mash-up of Hunting Pack, Cross The Line and Offense Defense, feature a Panto-driving Runner. Aided by a team of Attackers, they must try to dodge their way through a determined line of Defenders and get to the end zone on the other side of the throughway. 

When on Defense, it's a good idea to keep one Defender back to act as a Safety should the Runner break through to the second-level. Those forming the initial line of attack should work as a unit to cover as many gaps as possible. You could even have all Defenders stay on the goal line, prevent-style. This doesn't give you much room for error, but will give you the most amount of time to coordinate your defense. A good tactic is to try to pin the Runner to the wall and apply the handbrake to ensure they can't move. If you're on Raton Canyon Bridge or La Mesa Bridge, you could even try to force the Runner off the side, out of the field of play, which results in an immediate win for your side. Focusing on the Runner is imperative, try to ignore the offensive Blockers by pressing the focus button (Circle on PS4, B on Xbox One, R on PC) to hone in on your target.

The Offensive team need to coordinate together to protect their Runner and create opportunities for them to break through the defensive line. To do so, get your Blockers out in front of the Runner, similar to how a screen pass is setup in football. Make sure you go one to-one against the Defenders - doubling up will leave an extra Defender alone to attack the Runner. With the Runner hanging back slightly, they can wait for a spot to open up. While doing so, the Runner should remain in the center of the field of play - hugging the walls will narrow your chances of escape and increase the likelihood of being pinned. If, as the Runner you do find yourself blocked, don't be afraid to backtrack and find a new line through the defense. Try to mix up your offensive play and surprise your opponents with a new strategy each round, purposefully creating blocking lines to leave a clear path for the Runner. 

And if you're looking for that authentic in-helmet experience, you can always switch to force the camera lock to First Person Mode.


Once three minutes are up and the Hunted become armed, their best chance of winning is to work together to take out the Slasher.

Slasher

This hyper-sensory game mode requires concentration, marksmanship and a rigid control of your own fear. Where you lack vision, you'll have to use touch, sound and instincts to ensure survival. Those who are yet to play the mode should know that the Slasher begins each round armed with a Shotgun and has three minutes to dispense with the Flashlight-wielding Hunted as they hide in the gloom and darkness. After three minutes, the game turns on its head as the Hunted also receive Shotguns and the Slasher becomes the prey.

As one of the Hunted, embrace the darkness. Rather than overusing the Flashlight and giving your position away, instead try using your Radar to navigate around the map. If you're using a game controllers, you will feel them vibrate with increased intensity and frequency as the Slasher gets closer to your position, so use this to determine whether they are coming towards you or moving away. If you’re going to move from your hiding spot, do so before the vibrations become near-constant or you run the risk of getting caught like a deer in headlights while switching positions. Just remember, all the pressure lies on the Slasher since you and your team all unlock guns eventually - you can always lie in wait rather than run around and risk getting shot. During your unarmed period, it’s recommended that you and your teammates spread out across the map – staying in groups is a high risk strategy, but if you don’t mind serving yourself up on a silver bullet platter, baiting the Slasher can catch them by surprise, and provide the opportune moment for everyone to work together to knock their lights out. Once the three minutes is up and you and your mates become armed, you'll certainly want to stay as close together as possible since two bullets are always better than one. Try using another member of the Hunted as bait – when the Slasher goes after them, you can pop out with a Shotgun blast, effectively turning the Slasher into the Slashee.

When you’re the Slasher, the clock is ticking so do whatever you have to do to eliminate your prey in that three minute window. By design, the Hunted can hear everyone including the Slasher, but not the other way around. As the Slasher, try tricking your opponents by telling them to meet you at a certain location, only to ambush them upon their arrival. This tactic is most likely suited for when you play with strangers – your friends are much more likely to call your bluff!  Alternatively, you can make sounds to distract them – which could possibly work with a lobby full of friends as well. This audio trickery is a roll of the dice as they might not buy it at all – but it’s worth a shot. To really startle your opponents, switch from the Shotgun to Machete for a quieter approach - the Hunted are expecting a bullet to the head, not a knife in the back.


In Relay, keep an eye on your rear-view to anticipate your teammate entering the pen.

Relay

Much like the track event of the same name, Relay sees you and a teammate tag each other in and out of a Race, lap by lap.

Assuming racing skills are equal between the teams, the changeovers will make all the difference in Relay. Once you've completed your lap and entered the pen, reverse your car to the very back of the pen, and swivel your camera around to view the final straight of the lap. From there, simply put pedal to the metal as soon as you see your teammate is approaching the end of their lap. With practice, you'll be able to leave the pen at the exact moment your teammate arrives and you'll be at full speed when you do so. Communication is imperative here - giving your teammate ample warning as you approach the end of your lap will allow them to be better prepared for the switch over. If in doubt, play it safe - if you exit the pen too early you'll have to return before you can start your lap. Just one of these penalties could be the difference between winning and losing. Finally, while waiting in between laps, switching to spectate your teammate can help you learn the course, share tips and understand where the checkpoints around the route are.


Use Slipstream in Keep the Pace to keep you up to speed and avoid getting shunted out.

Keep the Pace

In "Keep the Pace" the clue is in the title: stay above a minimum speed while navigating, jumps, obstacles and opponents or meet combustible elimination.

Since the minimum speed in this mode increases with every lap, you will need to adjust your tactics with each completed circuit. For instance, if you plan on racing dirty and spinning or shunting fellow racers, aim to do so in the first lap which will be more forgiving if your plans backfire. Later on in the race, use jumps to your advantage when shunting others: a small nudge just before their car leaves terra firma will be magnified greatly while in mid-air. More honorable racers shouldn't be afraid to ease off the accelerator in order to put space between them and other racers; don't forget that rounds can end long before the finish line, so play it safe rather than focusing on first place. Your tactics on turns will also need to be revised from traditional thinking: while regular racing rewards sharp turns corner cutting, taking wider turns along the racing line will prevent crashes and oversteers from which you may not have time to recover. Use Slipstreaming judiciously in Keep the Pace; while it can help pull your speed up when you're flagging, it may also push you over the edge just before a tricky turn, with your lowrider's traction unable to cope with your velocity.

Have any of your own personal tips that you've found to be successful? Please feel free to do everyone a solid and share them with fellow members of the Social Club community in the comments section below.


Previously:
Rockstar Game Tips: Adversary Modes Offense Defense, Cross the Line and Hunting Pack

Rockstar Game Tips: Mastering Freemode Events Part One

Posted on September 29 2015, 2:04pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

With the latest GTA Online Update, players now have new featured Freemode Events in which to drive, hunt, chase and shoot their way to victory, offering an unprecedented level of structured chaos in Freemode. From Kill List to Moving Target, there is a plethora of options unique to the GTA Online experience. To help get you started, we have assembled a three part series of tips to give you the most bang for your buck. In part one, we cover Hunt the BeastKing of the CastleHot Property and Moving Target, as well as some general advice on how to best be prepared for all upcoming Events. 

GETTING STARTED

In order to be fully prepared for all Freemode Events, we highly recommend you using these general tips as a credo: 

  • Stock up. You'll need lots of firepower and a variety of vehicles so be sure to load up on ammo, armor and snacks and have a diverse mix of rides in your garage, from motorcycles to fast cars to off-road vehicles - be prepared to dial up your Mechanic at the drop of a dime. Similarly, you should also have a chopper or plane at the ready from Pegasus.
  • Be generous. Team up and share your cash by going to the Inventory section in your Interaction menu, and select Cash. From there, choose which player you'd like to share with as well as a percentage cut. 
  • Periodically, purple help text and UI will pop onto your screen. Be on the lookout for these messages as they will provide helpful information specific to the Freemode Events.
  • Keep your eyes on the prize. Stay focused on the main objective in all Events rather than getting bogged down in fighting other challengers, risking defeat by another player.
  • If you want to avoid auto-targeting your friends during Events, be sure to set your Player Targeting Priority to Strangers.


Team up to take out the Beast and share the winnings afterwards.

HUNT THE BEAST

Objective
Each player that elects to participate in this hunt-or-be-hunted Freemode Event has a chance to become the ominous Beast - a stronger and faster version of themselves. The Beast's goal is to visit Landmarks around Los Santos and Blaine County, collecting cash and RP while being hunted by the other players in the session. The Beast’s blip on the Radar is only visible to others for a short time at the start of the Event and after they visit each Landmark. 

Tips
Finding the Beast will prove to be challenging, so once you do you'll want to have it in your sights for as long as possible. To follow the Beast for an extended period of time, use the expanded Radar by hitting Start then Settings and Display (this is also a good tip to follow in general). Keep your ears open and listen closely for any growling sounds - this means the Beast is nearby. As the Hunters, the best strategy is to work together. Arrange for someone to follow the Beast in a chopper to communicate their location to the ground troops, hunt in packs and keep an open line of communication. Just be cautious, as the Beast is a deceptive one; they may be using voice chat to provide Hunters false information and throw them off the scent. Pedestrians will flee from the Beast making it difficult for them to blend in on foot. Hunters surveying the land by air should pay close attention to irregular driving patterns such as fast accelerating vehicles, abrupt lane changes or U-turns. Work in small teams with one person taking the wheel whilst the others navigate and keep an eye out for the Beast.

As for the Beast, in addition to the previously mentioned details, plan your collection route in order to hit the checkpoints as efficiently as possible. You'll have heightened speed and strength abilities so be sure to take advantage of those as well. If you are discovered by your pursuers keep calm, you can withstand the onslaught for a short period of time. Focus on the Hunters that pose the most immediate threat, try not to get cornered and when you have dispatched of the Hunters, flee the scene as quickly as possible. If you find that you're being tailed by a helicopter don't be afraid to stop and destroy it, this will buy you some time as they scramble to find more air support.


Once on the throne, booby trap your Castle with Proximity Mines to protect yourself from sneak attacks.

KING OF THE CASTLE

Objective
Once the Castle area appears on your Radar, rush over and find a way to secure it to earn yourself both cash and RP. Stay as the King for as long as possible - for each second you're in the Castle area you earn one point and for each kill you earn five. Until another player is able to forcibly remove you from your Castle and begin a reign of their own, your RP and GTA$ will continue to pile up.

Tips
In your attempts to claim the Castle, you'll find gunfire and explosions to be plentiful - best to make use of the cover around you whenever possible. Amidst that chaos, focus your sights on the King as killing other players will only benefit the head of the kingdom. The one civilian you should feel free to go after is the points leader. If they aren't currently the King, taking them out on your way to the Castle area will prevent them from adding to their score. Once you do claim the throne, well-placed proximity mines can be a great defense of the Castle - hopefully helping to extend your reign for a good long while. Merryweather will gladly help out for a small fee so be sure to call in Mercenaries or a Backup Helicopter to dethrone the current King.


When playing as the driver in Moving Target, be sure to wait for a gunner who can help clear the path to your destination.

MOVING TARGET

Objective
The safe delivery of a single vehicle is your objective for the round and you may have a friend help with securing the cash and RP bonuses. Moving Target will put your driving or flying skills to the test since all other participants will be rewarded for taking you out. Once the random vehicle appears on your Radar, rush over to its location. If the vehicle requires a gunner, you will receive some much-needed support.

Tips
While you're busy focusing on steering your picked up vehicle to a safe delivery, have someone ride shotty to help fend off attackers and then share the cash. As in real life, don't always blindly rely on the GPS - you just might know a shortcut that's faster or safer.

HOT PROPERTY

Objective
Grab the briefcase and go! Hold onto a Briefcase for as long as you can until the eight minute timer runs out. Jump into a car, bike, boat, motorcycle, P-996 Lazer or just run for the hills. Stay on the move. As long as you are holding onto the Briefcase the other players will know where to find you. At the end of the Event the three players who held on to the Briefcase the longest will score cash and RP bonuses.

Tips
Since the competition can easily locate players holding the Briefcase on their HUD, once you obtain one you should stay on the move as much as possible - a fast car such as the Kuruma is ideal. Fortunately, Briefcases can be picked up from inside your vehicle, allowing you to avoid exiting your car and thus being more vulnerable to enemy fire. Also, consider working with a partner to help secure the Briefcase and then share the cash if you win.

 

Of course, if you come across any solid tips of your own, be sure to drop them in the comments section. Stay tuned for Part Two of our special Freemode Events Game Tips series, in which we'll offer top advice on mastering four more Events.

Crew Noticeboard: An Apocalyptic Brotherhood, Music Lovers and More

Posted on September 17 2015, 2:06pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively recruiting new members to join their ranks. We publish Crew recruitment pitches in their own words so that you know exactly what they're all about.

In this edition, we feature pitches from a Crew that gets their inspiration from the music of Los Santos, a post-apocalyptic brotherhood, a devilish MC squad and a dedicated car club.

Check It Out: The Warriors Reunion in Coney Island this Sunday September 13th

Posted on September 11 2015, 11:29am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Rockstar, Games

Attention all you boppers. The Warriors are back in the city and headed to CI, the big Coney. This coming Sunday September 13th, many of the film's original cast members will be reuniting at the Surf Pavilion for The Warriors Coney Island Festival in what they're dubbing the "Last Subway Ride Reunion Tour". 

Hosted by singer John Joseph of the Cro-Mags (you may have heard their work on Liberty City Hardcore), the day will feature everything from meet-and-greets with the original cast (including many of The Warriors themselves as well as actors who portrayed memorable members of rival gangs like the Orphans and Baseball Furies), live music from bands including Sick of It All (another LCHC alumni), a costume contest and a film screening right there on the gang's turf. Doors open at 10 A.M. and tickets are available for purchase here. If you’re as big a fan of this cult classic as we are and you’re in the NYC area, it sounds like one not to miss.

This fall also marks the 10th Anniversary of our own 2005 videogame adaptation of The Warriors - so for those of you who can't make that long journey to BK, feel free to get nostalgic by sharing your best Warrior-themed GTA Online Jobs for others to play. We’ll be looking to feature them next month in a special edition Throwback Jobs post alongside homages to 2005’s Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories as well.


Previously:
35th Anniversary of The Warriors: Check Out the GTA Online Fan-Made Warriors Inspired Playlist

Announcing the Winner of the #illgottengains Rockstar Editor Contest

Posted on August 19 2015, 1:17pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

After poring through entries with all sorts of creative interpretations on the directive to "show off your luxury spoils," congratulations go out to Social Club member pimpedupbadass for the winning entry, the aptly-titled "WHAT ILL-GOTTEN-GAINS IS ALL ABOUT." By earning top prize, he'll be receiving a custom G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard and a G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse, both laser-engraved with his Social Club ID and the Rockstar Editor logo - plus a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card to the Rockstar Warehouse.

WINNER

WHAT ILL-GOTTEN-GAINS IS ALL ABOUT by pimpedupbadass
Beginning with a seemingly hard-luck lady who does time at Bolingbroke after getting pinched for grand theft auto, pimpedupbadass takes her out of the joint and straight into the vault of the Fleeca Bank. From there, she and her Heist teammates hit the jackpot and proceed to enjoy the fruits of their labor - from a Ponsonbys shopping spree to joyriding across Southern San Andreas in the breathtaking Progen T20.

RUNNERS-UP

The two esteemed runners-up will both receive a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card to the Rockstar Warehouse.

GOTTEN PAYBACK by .Angros
After a betrayal by his partner that left him with empty pockets and near death, the protagonist of GOTTEN PAYBACK vows to get revenge. It takes nearly eight years and lots of ammo, but watch his wish come true in this beautifully executed runner-up.

Welcome to Los Santos by BloodLust180
Set to the tune of The Alchemist and Oh No's banging track of the same name, Welcome to Los Santos serves as a perfect introduction to the city, and all the spoils of its nouveau riche. Highlighted by beautiful edits and action shots that show off everything from the serene backdrop of Vespucci Beach to the seedier parts of town, BloodLust180 has painted quite the picture of that LS life.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

And here are a few eye-catching honorable mentions that we'd be remiss not to acknowledge.

Go Brawl Out! by mathewisonfire
With a license plate that reads "DEATH," mathewisonfire takes the Coil Brawler to the absolute max in what amounts to the ultimate commercial for this Ill-Gotten Gains Update Part 2 off-road vehicle. Venturing over rivers, mountain tops, beach dwellers and everything in between, not to mention pulling off stellar jumps and skid outs, this vid proves the Brawler is for "nearly anywhere, anytime."

Devil's Playground by Mrluckdragon
Three minutes and nine seconds of pure adrenaline and attitude... Testing out vehicles from both Ill-Gotten updates and knocking out victims with his Knuckledusters perfectly in sync to the music, this entry really packs a punch.

Fast Life by shorty2001
Lightning quick edits, high speed rides and parachute jumps off the Maze Bank Tower are just a few examples of just how maxed out and high octane this vid is - all edited perfectly to the lyrics of Vybz Kartel's song of the same name off the Welcome to Los Santos soundtrack.

 

Congrats again to all our winners and thanks to all our talented entrants. The upcoming launch of the Rockstar Editor for PS4 and Xbox One as the next update to Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online means the next Rockstar Editor Contest will be the first one with entries across all three platforms - so the creative competition will be fiercer than ever. Stay tuned for info about that contest and forthcoming update.

Previously:
The ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Event Weekend - Part Two
Rockstar Editor Contest Winner: Presenting the Official Music Video for "Leave" by Wavves

Snapmatic Winners and More from the GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part Two Event Weekend

Posted on July 21 2015, 11:59am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In the immediate aftermath of the release for our second entry in the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS 1-2 punch, Los Santos residents wasted no time hitting the streets for a multitude of bonus incentives plus the chance to earn recognition and material spoils in an assortment of official contests as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Event Weekend - Part 2. Here's a recap of all the shenanigans that went down during our Event Weekend livestream as well as the winning shots from the #illgottengains2 Snapmatic contest. And be sure to keep in mind that you've still got time to perfect your Rockstar Editor entries, as the entry period for that particular contest runs through August 3rd.

THE OFFICIAL EVENT WEEKEND LIVESTREAM FEAT. TYPICAL GAMER, HIKE THE GAMER & XPERTTHIEF

To kick off the Ill-Gotten Gains Event Weekend Part 2 properly, we pitted some of the community’s deadliest streamers against each other (and us), armed with the brand new gear, guns and rides on the Rockstar Broadcast Event livestream. In case you didn't catch the live show, you can check out the full recording from the perspective of either Typical Gamer or HikeTheGamer in the videos below:




YouTubers Typical Gamer and HikeTheGamer give us their perspective of the Ill-Gotten Gains 2 Event stream in the above pair of videos.

If you're looking to replicate the action from the livestream, be sure to bookmark the Jobs we played (linked below) that make the most of the new vehicles and weapons featured in the latest Ill-Gotten Gains Update:

  • STUNTING (EPIC lake jump) (Xbox 360 / Xbox One): Creator FINezula’s huge ramp should help you across the Alamo Sea, but swimming is also allowed in this tricky GTA race.
  • Snake Race (PC): Claustrophobes beware as TheDiabolo’s chaotic Motorcycle Race takes you through the narrowest of passages, constructed out of meticulously-placed shipping containers.
  • Grass Route (All platforms): Put your off-roading skills to the test through the hills of Los Santos County in the brand new Coil Brawler.
  • Vineyard LTS (All platforms): Keep a low profile in Marlowe Vineyards or pick off your foes from the hilltop in this high-intensity Last Team Standing matchup.
  • The Great Adventurer (All platforms): This lengthy R* Verified Race from DeadRooster invites you to burn rubber all the way from Los Santos International Airport to the base of Mt. Chiliad in your shiny new Progen T20.
  • Casino Royale (All platforms): parksguard’s spy-themed race around East Vinewood is the perfect opportunity to take your classy Coquette Blackfin out for a spin.
  • Power Trip (All platforms): Lead the pack on your Dinka Vindicator in this thrilling point to point Motorcycle Race from the Ron Alternates Wind Farm to the Land Act Dam.
  • Eight Figure Bonus (All platforms): High speed figure of eight laps through scuzzy Downtown and Industrial East Los Santos. Pick Super class and leave your competitors for dust with your favorite high-end vehicle.

 

#illgottengains2 SNAPMATIC WINNERS

Photogs from across the community picked up where they left off from the #illgottengains1 update and jumped right into capturing the best of what ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part 2 has to offer. After poring over Social Club for the cream of the crop, we're happy to present the winning selections - each of whom will receive GTA$1M. Also included are some honorable mentions that are worth a shout - congrats to all for a continued creative approach, from beautifully captured weapons to reimagined scenes from classic cinema.


Here's looking at you Duffi_21 for this magnificent recreation of the famous last scene in Casablanca.


Vinewoodonfire is just that, with this shot of fellow Snapmatic Art member (and #illgotten1 winner) quaid86 showing a real flare for stunting on the new Dinka Vindicator.


repdek and Charlie_Goat model for their Genuine Elites Crew Leader HairyHole in this powerful take on love and hate.


Surrounded by a pack of P-996 Lazers, the Progen T20 is top gun in SilverFox2's "T20 Formation."


It's a fight to the death in the aforementioned quaid86's "Pistols at Dawn." 

Honorable Mentions...

ItzMoGu stepped out of the Vapid Chino to capture hanzen2402's road rage from inside the Invetero Coquette BlackFin in "TheLowlyGentlemen."

Sariska gets super meta in this shot of ChaosZake reenacting the new Butterflies T-shirt.

FirewoodDog gets a hot shot of the sun behind the Progen T20.

Luis_Lil_M jumps ship off the new Lampadati Toro and right into the sun-soaked sea.

Inspired by the iconic line from Jaws, zebfar took to the Toro for "You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat."


SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

We're in the midst of contacting and verifying the selected recipients of the Social Club Event Sweepstakes Prize Packs, so make sure you're not too enamored with you Ill-Gotten Gains and check your inboxes for an email from us. If you don't respond within the requisite 24 hours, we'll be forced to select new potential winners...
 

Previously:
The ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Event Weekend - Part Two: Get Bonus GTA$ & RP and More this Friday, July 10th through Sunday, July 12th
GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two Now Available
GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part One Event Weekend Recap: Snapmatic Winners, Bonus Crate Drop T-Shirt & More

GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part One Event Weekend Recap: Snapmatic Winners, Bonus Crate Drop T-Shirt & More

Posted on June 22 2015, 11:31am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Gilded guns, unabashedly gaudy fashions, gull-winged sports cars taking flight, and hedonistic Los Santos citizens celebrating their ILL-GOTTEN GAINS and greedily sopping up special opportunities to reap bonus GTA$, RP and more - it was all part of last week's GTA Online Event Weekend. Read on for the official winners of the Event Weekend's #illgottengains1 Snapmatic contest, highlights from our action-packed Event stream with the Funhaus boys and surprise guest Lui Calibre, and more. Make sure to stay tuned for info on the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part Two coming soon!

GTA ONLINE SESSIONS: ILL-GOTTEN GAINS PART ONE FEATURING FUNHAUS + LUI CALIBRE + LAZLOW

To kick off the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part 1 Event Weekend we were joined on the official Rockstar Broadcast Event livestream by Adam Kovic, Bruce Greene, James Willems, Lawrence Sonntag and Sean “Spoole” Poole – collectively known as FUNHAUS. Rockstar Broadcast veteran Lui Calibre happened to be visiting the FUNHAUS offices that day and joined in the festivities as a special surprise guest to put Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast Team to the test. Check out the vid above to see some choice highlights.

Bookmark and give these featured Ill-Gotten Gains themed Jobs and challenges a try for yourself:

  • All About the D (PC): Can you squeeze the Buckingham Swift Deluxe heli through the “D” in the landmark VINEWOOD sign?
  • Tomb of Osiris (PC): Jump behind the wheel of the Pegassi Osiris and test your ramp jump launch accuracy skills in this treacherous challenge inspired by Race Impossible? (Xbox 360 & Xbox One) by GRChoke.
  • Grenade Tennis 2 by john90wood (PS4): This favorite country club pastime gets an explosive makeover. Show your competition no love on the court by volleying grenades and Molotovs over a divider towards them.
  • Holes of Glory by mkRixxx (Xbox One): A perfect chance to check out the Luxury Engravings on your sniper rifle in First Person while looking down the scope to target enemies through narrow gaps.
  • Luxe Derby (PC): Inspired by MaxTorque87's Sky Derby Muscle Cars, this remake gives everyone a chance to swap pastel paint on a sky platform and instantly depreciate the value of each others' Albany Virgo,  Benefactor Stirling GT and Enus Windsor.
  • Ill Gotten Destruction (PC) "It's a big ring of death and you don't want to hit the stuff in the middle!" - Spoole. Inspired by Destruction Derby XXX (Xbox One & Xbox 360) by joeyfbaby3.
  • Rich Man’s Playthings by -Piggs- (PC): A First Person Team Deathmatch taking place on the swank lawns and opulent grottos of the Richman Mansion. Luxury Engravings recommended attire.

COLLECTIBLE DESIGNER T-SHIRTS: BONUS ENEMA T-SHIRT AVAILABLE IN CRATE DROPS NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME

If you missed out on collecting the weekend-exclusive quartet of designer tees, not to worry – we’ve got an additional bonus tee available starting today bearing the name of one of Portola Drive's luxury retailers (pictured above). The Enema 0 t-shirt will be available in all Crate Drops for a limited time only - so jump in your Osiris or Swift Deluxe to race there first.

You may also notice another new addition in the GTA Online menus while you’re heading into the game - we've made it easy to launch a Playlist full of the popular Adversary Modes - with the new Featured Playlist option on GTAV’s launch screens. There will be an updated collection of fan-favorite Adversary Modes every week, so you’ll have plenty of chances to put our Adversary Mode Game Tips into practice.

#illgottengains1 SNAPMATIC WINNERS

Photographers were quick off the mark in taking imaginative Snaps inspired by and featuring content from the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part One. Having scoured Social Club for the best, we're pleased to present our favorite selections here, each of whom receives GTA$1M. We've also included a few honorable mentions - great work to all for doing such a bang up job showing off all their spoils, including rides, weapon skins and everything in between.


Wings have been earned with this sweet bullet art / car pr0n from bee1108.fellow of the always prolific GTAPhotographers.


Snapmatic Art's quaid86 may have been around the world on the new Luxor Deluxe but by the looks of that eponymous "Red Carpet" of blood, he's the one doing the player hating. Extra style points for rocking the fresh leather fur.


Hell bent in leather. missnxkolette knows it's all in the details as she perfectly captures her pistol's Yusuf Amir Luxury Finish - getting the light to shine on her ".50" piece just right. 


We recently recognized zebfar's talent for cinematic adaptations and now we are proud to welcome zeb to the illustrious hall of Snapmatic contest winners for this brilliant entry, "Gulls." Using the magic of the Creator, zebfar captured this flock of seagulls Stirlings in repose atop Mount Gordo.


There's something to be said for good accessorizing. In "I'LLGOTTENKITTY," chaoszake coordinates the leopard pants with the Cheetah-skinned Windsor.

Honorable Mentions...

EVENT SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

We're right in the midst of contacting and verifying winners of the Social Club Event Sweepstakes gear giveaway - don't forget to check your inbox for an email from Rockstar. We've had one response so far, and still have four more prizes to award. If you don't respond within 24 hours, we'll be forced to select new potential winners, so keep an eye out... or you'll potentially miss out.

Stay tuned for details on ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part 2 and its corresponding Event Weekend in the near future.


Previously:
The ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Event Weekend: Part One - June 12th-14th
GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part One Now Available

See GTAV Soundtrack Artists Live: The 2015 Summer Concert Guide

Posted on May 29 2015, 12:42pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Games

Summer concert season is now upon us, with tons of musical acts touring and performing worldwide either on their own or as part of the big international festivals – including many of your favorite artists featured across the Los Santos radio dial in Grand Theft Auto V.

As is tradition this time of year, we’ve compiled for you a very comprehensive guide broken down by in-game radio station (including the newest station, GTAV PC's The Lab – which is also coming to all four consoles in a future GTAV title update) to help you find your favorites and have the chance to catch them live. We'll be updating this post with more dates as they're announced and of course, feel free to drop other GTA-related shows you might come across (or attend!) in the comments section.

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