In And Out Week (April 29 - May 5): Double GTA$ & RP Playlists, Discounts - and New Adversary Mode IN AND OUT Coming this Tuesday

Posted 15 hours, 2 minutes ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

Brand new Adversary Mode In and Out launches this Tuesday May 3rd – an intense new take on Capture style team gameplay, where Attackers must try to steal all 8 packages of contraband out from under the watchful eye of well-armed Defenders. 

Welcome in this new mode with a week-long Double GTA$ & RP Adversary Modes Playlist (which will feature all three In and Out maps from Tuesday through to Thursday May 5th) and special Ammu-Nation discounts.

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP ADVERSARY MODE PLAYLISTS

All week long, jump into GTA Online and take advantage of a Double GTA$ & RP Adversary Mode Playlist, with rotating modes including favorites like Hunting Pack, Hasta La Vista and more. Hit the prompt button in the GTAV launch screens to dive straight in. Make sure you're following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for Playlist reminders:

  • Friday April 29th & Saturday April 30th - Adversary Mode Playlist 1
    feat. Hunting Pack, Relay & Offense Defense
  • Sunday May 1st & Monday May 2nd - Adversary Mode Playlist 2
    feat. Hasta La Vista, Every Bullet Counts & Keep the Pace
  • Tuesday May 3rd through Thursday May 5th - In and Out Playlist
    feat. all 3 maps of In and Out

AMMU-NATION SALE

Ammu-Nation is helping you get your target practice in with cut-rate savings on various guns, explosives, mods and ammo in-store. Take a ride to any location and stock up on the following reduced items:

  • Grenades - 20%
  • Sticky Bombs - 20%
  • Assault Rifle Mods - 25%
  • Combat MG - 25%
  • SMG Ammo - 50%  
     

High Life Week: Two New Inch By Inch Maps Plus Double GTA$ Playlists & Discounts (April 22 - 28)

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

EARN DOUBLE GTA$ & RP PLAYING TWO NEW INCH BY INCH MAPS

The relentless intensity of Inch By Inch climbs another two notches today, with brand new maps available to play right now in GTA Online. You’ll be fighting tooth and nail amongst the muck and hay bales at the Grapeseed Cow Farm in Inch By Inch III, or setting up security checkpoints for low-flying bag carriers entering your end zone’s airspace at LSIA in Inch By Inch IV. Both of the new maps feature in the Double GTA$ & RP Playlist available to launch directly from GTAV boot screens all weekend until midnight on Sunday April 24th.

The Double GTA$ & RP Inch By Inch Playlist is just one of many bonuses and discounts live in GTA Online from today through to Thursday April 28th as part of High Life Week in GTA Online. All week long, take advantage of Double RP Bonuses and substantial discounts for Properties, Yachts, clothing, Weapons and more.

20% OFF ALL YACHTS & 25% OFF YACHT CUSTOMIZATION

Get your ship together this week with huge discounts from Docktease on Yachts and Yacht customization options. This is your week to save big, whether you wish to expand your fleet with the mighty Aquarius, or purchase the more modest Orion and finally join the upper crust of Los Santos high society cruising the glittering seas around Southern San Andreas. The luxury of these towering status symbols feels just as good as they look, and opens up opportunities to play the Piracy Prevention VIP Work, or simply take in the ocean blue from the hot tub.

25% OFF STILT HOUSES & PENTHOUSES

It’s a buyer's market this week for the Los Santos real estate industry, with the most exclusive cribs available at 25% off for a limited time only. All Stilt Houses and Penthouses released with Executives & Other Criminals are discounted, as well as every single Garage property in Los Santos County and Blaine County. Whether you’re looking for a little pied-à-terre in the city, or a home away from home in the Rockford Hills, you deserve to rest your head in luxury.

50% OFF SELECT CLOTHING

Freshen up those threads and find some accessories befitting the life of a Portola Drive high-roller with 50% off select clothing in GTA Online. This includes all of the beautifully made Suits, Jackets, Pants and Shoes from the High Life Update and a range of accessories like chains and cuffs; in fact everything you need to dress for success. Head on over to Ponsonbys, Binco or Suburban, and let the world know you mean business.

50% OFF THE BULLPUP RIFLE

Whether you’ve splashed cash on a new property, outfit or sea-faring vessel, such finery is sure to attract greedy and jealous eyes who may look to get their piece of the pie. Protect yourself (and your fabulously dressed loved ones) with 50% off the Bullpup Rifle from your friends at Ammu-Nation. This shooter from The High Life Update is light as a feather but still packs a punch, distributing lead at a feverish pace - pick one up this week at an excellent price.

DOUBLE RP OPPORTUNITIES ALL WEEK

In addition to the Double GTA$ & RP Playlist available today through Sunday, you'll also be able to play a rotating Double RP Playlist later in the week. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for reminders of the full schedule, as listed below:

  • Friday April 22nd through Sunday April 24h - Inch By Inch
  • Monday April 25th through Tuesday April 26th - Races
  • Wednesday April 27th through Thursday April 28th - Team Deathmatches

Not only that, but you can also earn Double RP playing any of the VIP Work or VIP Challenges with your organization, as well as the slew of Contact Missions that were released as part of the High Life Update.

Previously:
Sabre Week (April 15 - 21): Property Discount, RP Bonuses AND The New Declasse Sabre Turbo Custom Available Tuesday

GTA Online Tornado Week: Lowrider Bonuses, New SUMO Maps - and the Tornado Custom Arriving Tuesday

Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games



THE TORNADO CUSTOM ARRIVES AT BENNY'S NEXT WEEK TUES APRIL 5

Benny's Original Motor Works' spring inventory adds a bona fide classic next week - the Declasse Tornado Custom, coming this Tuesday April 5th. Unlock the full potential of this beauty with a glorious range of upgrades at Benny's, including expressive and eclectic Livery choices, an abundance of roof design options and many more.

NEW SUMO MAPS AVAILABLE TODAY

For those who love the new SUMO mode recently released with Lowriders Custom Classics, we’ve got two treacherous new maps that have just been added today. Watch out for the cracks as you smash, bash and barge in high atop the SS Bulker at the docks in Sumo V - and take to the roof of Sightings Bar & Restaurant at the airport for the ultimate dance of destruction in Sumo VI.


Sumo VI is a battle royale atop the Sightings restaurant at Los Santos International Airport


TORNADO WEEK IN GTA ONLINE TODAY THROUGH THURS APRIL 7

Celebrate today's arrival of the new Sumo maps and the upcoming release of the Tornado Custom with Tornado Week, today through Thursday April 7th. Log into GTA Online all week long for special Double RP opportunities in curated Playlists, as well as in all Sumo Adversary Modes plus Contact Missions from GTA Online: Lowriders, great deals on custom body mods and 10-car garage properties and lots of discounted items from the first Lowriders update. No April Fooling here - take advantage starting today!

  • Get Double RP in all Sumo Adversary Modes (including the new maps released today), Contact Missions from GTA Online: Lowriders and select Race Playlists. You can also launch GTA Online directly into the Playlist when prompted while booting GTAV, to easily play and gain the Double RP bonus. Upon completion of the day's Playlist, feel free to play it as much as your heart desires by way of the Rockstar Playlists section in the GTA Online pause menu. Here is the full Playlist schedule:
    • Friday April 1 - Sunday April 3 - Sumo Adversary Modes (including the new maps)
    • Monday April 4 - Tuesday April 5 - Street Races 
    • Wednesday April 6 - Thursday April 7 -  Street Races (different set of Jobs)
       
  • 25% off select modifications at Benny's Original Motor Works and all Los Santos Customs. With the impending release of the new Tornado Custom come Tuesday, these discounts will be particularly handy. Mod out and take the streets by storm with your upgraded ride (although note that base modifications for already upgraded Lowriders are not discounted). When you're done cruising and you're looking for a place to store your prized new Tornado, pay a visit to the Dynasty 8 website at some point this week and enjoy 15% off all 10-car garage properties. It's a great time to buy!
     
  • 30% off your purchase of the Machete, the Machine Pistol and any item of Lowriders clothing.
     

THE OFFICIAL TORNADO WEEK LIVESTREAMS

We'll be kicking off and closing out Tornado Week with two blockbuster live streams at the Rockstar Twitch and YouTube channels.

  • Today Friday April 1     5pm ET
    Playing new SUMO maps and other April's tomfoolery with Twitch all-stars:
    Ellohime, EatMyDictionTangentGaming and BikeMan of Team New Game Plus
  • Thursday April 7     5pm ET
    We are excited to welcome huge GTA and Rockstar fan LOGIC, alongside FaZe Clan's Rain, Adapt and Blaziken plus Rhymestyle and AfroSenju. Logic is in town performing at Terminal 5 as part of The Incredible World Tour and is stopping by Rockstar NYC for this special live stream. One elite MC and a gang of elite professional shooters will be riding out with Rockstar in the new Tornado Custom, and letting Faze air us out in some Compact Rifle and Machine Pistol TDMs and more.


Previously:
GTA Online: Lowriders Custom Classics Now Available

ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Week: Unlock an Exclusive GTA Online T-Shirt, 25% Off ILL-GOTTEN Vehicles and More (March 25 - 31)

Posted on March 25 2016, 10:47am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

After reaping the benefits of a full week of Double GTA$ opportunities in the Lowriders Custom Classics Event Week, take advantage of a huge array of discounts in-game from now through to Thursday March 31st. As well as an exclusive unlock available all week and Double RP Race Playlists, there's up to 50% off clothing and tattoos, and 25% off select vehicles and more from the Ill-Gotten Gains Updates (Part I and Part II), not to mention discounts on select car modifications. Read on for full information.

EXCLUSIVE IN-GAME T-SHIRT

"It's time to fight to the end. Again". Simply log-in to GTA Online any day this week and you will unlock an exclusive t-shirt bearing the name of Richards' Majestic cult classic sci-fi feature The Shoulder Of Orion II. 

DOUBLE RP RACE PLAYLISTS ALL WEEK

There's a Playlist of Double RP Races available to play directly from the GTAV launch screens every day this week. We'll be switching the Playlist up with different types of Races throughout the week, so check the schedule below or keep an eye on our Twitter or Instagram for regular updates:

  • Friday March 25 - Sunday March 27 - Street Races
  • Monday March 28 & Tuesday March 29 - Air Races
  • Wednesday March 30 & Thursday March 31 - Sea Races

If you complete the Playlist, and want to replay it to earn more Double RP, there's no need to restart the game; you can find it again easily via the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menus.

25% OFF ILL-GOTTEN VEHICLES AT LEGENDARY MOTORSPORT

Hit the Legendary Motorsport website on your iFruit phone this week for solid discounts on select rides from the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part 2. Through the end of the month, buy the luxurious off-road beast that is the Coil Brawler, the lightning fast Progen T20, the Muscle classic Invetero Coquette BlackFin and the KERS-enabled Dinka Vindicator motorcycle - all at a 25% discount. Modifications for these vehicles and many others will also be available with a quarter of the price taken off the top; just roll on over to Los Santos Customs for the hook-up.

Not just by land, prices are also getting slashed at sea; the fine folks at DockTease are getting into the spirit of things with 25% off the Lampadati Toro, so pick up this luxurious, balls-out speedboat if you haven't already. 

DISCOUNTS ON ALL ILL-GOTTEN GAINS TATTOOS AND OUTFITS

Style your wardrobe, and body, at a good price all week long with 50% off all clothing and tattoos from both ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Updates. Swing over to Binco, Suburban or Ponsonbys to get the look you want in outfits including The Baller, The Swank and much, much more. While you're at it, let your body be the canvas without killing your bank account, and get inked with any of the 30 ILL-GOTTEN tats at any parlor for half off too.

HALF OFF ALL KNUCKLE DUSTERS

Leave a lasting impression with any style of Knuckle Duster, from The Pimp to The Rock and everything in between for 50% off retail. Stop off at any Ammu-Nation outlet so you can knock suckers out in style.
 

Previously
The GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part One Now Available
The GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two Now Available
Lowriders Custom Classics Event Week

Lowriders Custom Classics Event Week: Special Discounts plus Double GTA$ on SUMO and More

Posted on March 18 2016, 11:06am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

This week, Benny's Original Motor Works re-upped its considerable range of services to include a fresh set of slammed and chopped rides as part of GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics. Alongside the Vapid Slamvan CustomDundreary Virgo Classic and Willard Faction Custom Donk which you can now completely make your own, there's also the brand new Sumo Adversary Mode, two new weapons and a street-ready spring collection of new clothes, haircuts and tats available in GTA Online. To celebrate the launch, the Lowriders: Custom Classics Event Week is now live, with some special week-long deals, plenty of Double GTA$ & RP opportunities, a #customclassics Snapmatic contest with a GTA$1M prize, exclusive Social Club merchandise sweepstakes, and the official Rockstar Broadcast livestream later today featuring all of the new content alongside special guests.

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP PLAYLISTS

Every day this week there's a different way for you to earn Double GTA$ & RP across various modes and missions via a featured Playlist, accessible directly from the GTAV launch screens.

  • Friday March 18th through Sunday March 20th - Sumo
  • Monday March 21st -  Land Races 
  • Tuesday March 22nd - Keep The Pace
  • Wednesday March 23rd - Relay
  • Thursday March 24th - Offense Defense

If you complete the Playlist, and want to replay it to earn more Double GTA$ & RP, there's no need to restart the game! You can find the Playlist again via the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menus.

DISCOUNTED GARAGES

Building out your prized collection of Lowriders with the Vapid Slamvan Custom, Dundreary Virgo Classic or Willard Faction Custom Donk may require some storage solutions that don't come flat-packed. Luckily the fine folks at Dynasty 8 Properties are offering 25% off all Properties with a 10-car garage. Simply hit the Internet icon on your iFruit, find the Dynasty 8 advert at the top of the page and choose the space and location best suited for your new additions.

50% OFF ALL RIFLE AND SHOTGUN AMMO

While beautiful hardware to look at, the brand new Compact Rifle and Double Barrel Shotgun won't do you much good when empty. Make sure you visit Ammu-Nation for 50% off Rifle and Shotgun Ammo all this week - you'll need it to unload on anyone that tries to mess with your wheels.

25% OFF ALL MOTORCYCLES

The Compact Rifle and Double Barrel Shotgun are both single-handed weapons, ideal for drive-bys from the handlebars of a Motorcycle. To make the most of this awesome ability, enjoy 25% off ALL Motorbikes in GTA Online from now through the 24th. Visit the in-game websites for Legendary Motorsport and Southern San Andreas Super Autos, and pick up the hog(s) that tickle your fancy.

DISCOUNTED CUSTOM WORK AT BENNY'S

With three new custom vehicles available as part of Benny's spring roll-out, time to make sure you have your Slamvan, Virgo Classic and Custom Donk fully locked and lowered. Spend a week at Benny's to take advantage of 75% discounts on all Bobbleheads, Column Shift Levers and Plaques, and put the coup de grâce on your latest ride.

 #CUSTOMCLASSICS SNAPMATIC CONTEST THIS WEEKEND

After you've worked hard on customizing your new ride, be sure to take a Snapmatic of your pride and joy and enter it into the official Lowriders: Custom Classics Snapmatic Contest by tagging it with #customclassics on Social Club. GTA$1,000,000 will be awarded to the five photographers whose beauteous and clever snaps best represent what the lowrider lifestyle is all about, whether it's tricked out wheels or pairing a new High Top haircut with your dapper new streetwear ensemble. Valid entries are those published from this past Tuesday till end-of-day this Sunday March 20th and have the "#customclassics" tag on Social Club. For official rules, visit here.

CUSTOM CLASSICS SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES

You're already living like a "G" in GTA Online, so don't miss the opportunity to embody it 24/7 with our latest Social Club giveaway, chock full of gear that reps everything about the classic Sunday Driver livestyle. Five lucky winners will receive a CD copy of The Alchemist and Oh No's Welcome to Los Santos to roll around your neighborhood listening to, a beautiful chrome GTAV Zippo Lighter, GTAV and Rockstar Keychains, and a GTAV Air Freshener to ensure there's no stank in your low-low. To sweeten the pot, the chosen ones will also get their hands on the Grotti Polo Shirt, a Los Santos T-shirt and some official Rockstar and GTAV Stickers for good measure. Take yourself to the Social Club Events Page now for a shot at this engine-revving package.

THE OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR BROADCAST LIVESTREAM: PLAYING SUMO AND MORE WITH CARLY AQUILINO, NESSA & DAYM DROPS (Today 6pm ET)

Tune in today at 6pm ET to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube for the official Rockstar Broadcast event livestream. We'll be welcoming very special in-studio guest GTA fans: comedian Carly Aquilino, her Girl Code co-star and Hot 97's own Nessa and YouTuber & food critic Daym Drops - joining Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast team to play the new SUMO mode, have some Destroy Last Place Races in the new vehicles, and more. This is sure to be a fast, loose and hilarious-as-hell stream you will definitely want to be in on. 


Previously:
GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics Now Available

The GTA Online Be My Valentine Event: Feb 12th - 18th

Posted on February 12 2016, 11:24am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Lovers, paramours and devotees, it’s time to celebrate the Be My Valentine Event in GTA Online. Beginning today and extending through Thursday February 18th, take advantage of Double GTA$ and RP opportunities, hearty discounts and much more. Don't forget that in addition to the brand new Albany Roosevelt Valor and items from GTA Online: Be My Valentine, all of the content from the previous Valentine's Day update - including the original Roosevelt and the Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun - are available for all platforms (and on PS4, Xbox One and PC for the first time).

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP IN TILL DEATH DO US PART
We all know the price of pleasing your true love on this day of romance can sometimes be costly. Prepare accordingly with Double GTA$ and RP in the brand new Adversary Mode Till Death Do Us Part. Work for each other, because if one goes - you both go. You'll either be skipping away down Lover's Lane, or laying like lovers slain.

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP VALENTINE'S DAY EVENT WEEK PLAYLIST
An effective, guaranteed way to see that Double GTA$ and RP roll in is by joining the Till Death Do Us Part Playlist, accessible via the single button press on the GTAV launch screens. This week you will not only earn Double GTA$ & RP while playing, but you'll also unlock a Firework Launcher and Fireworks if you complete the entire Playlist - ensuring date night ends with a bang.

DOUBLE RP OPPORTUNITIES
Valentine's is no time to be alone, and this week's Double RP bonuses will give you every opportunity to get up close and personal with a new flame. Whether you're riding together in a vehicle or staring into each other's eyes as you Arm Wrestle, you'll be ranking up twice as fast.

50% OFF ALL SMG AMMO
While it may be presumptuous to go into a romantic evening with certain expectations, you should always be prepared. All week long head on over to Ammu-Nation for 50% off all SMG Ammo to ensure you have proper protection and your Gusenberg Sweeper always has one in the chamber.

FREE ADMISSION TO THE MOVIES AND SELECT RIDES
Looking for someplace dark and intimate to canoodle with your beloved? Tivoli Cinema, the Ten Cent and Oriental Theaters are honoring free admissions during this time period, allowing you to watch mood-setting classics such as Capolavoro to your heart's content. Public displays of affection more your thing? Head on out to Del Perro Pier where the Ferris Whale and Leviathan roller coaster will heighten thrills and excitement for the same exact deal.

EXCLUSIVE UNLOCKABLE T-SHIRTS
Get dolled up, fresh and looking your best for your big Valentine's date with a pair of exclusive tees available only this Saturday & Sunday on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Log in anytime tomorrow Saturday February 13 to receive the "Nelson in Naples" t-shirt, and on Sunday February 14 to experience the full gamut of love and heartache with "An American Divorce" t-shirt.

#BEMYVALENTINE SNAPMATIC CONTEST THIS WEEKEND
Pull out that iFruit and document your love for the official #BEMYVALENTINE Snapmatic Contest. The five Snapmatic photogs whom best capture the essence of the new Be My Valentine content, from the sexy lines of the Valor to the plethora of new clothing, will each reach receive a cool GTA$1,000,000. Valid entries must be received before end-of-day Sunday February 14th and have the "#bemyvalentine" tag on Social Club. Visit here for official rules.

VALENTINE'S SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES
Want for the same passion in real world as you'll inevitably get in GTA Online this week? Try and get lucky in our Social Club gear giveaway where lots of goodies are up for grabs. Set the mood just right with a package that screams "be mine": the Epsilon Candle scented with orange blossom, the Epsilon Pendant to put around the neck of your sweetheart and lay claim, the Loneliest Robot Greeting Card for you to express every intimate thought, a copy of the official Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack to let your partner know you mean business and an assortment of Rockstar and GTAV stickers to sweeten the deal. Head on over now to the Social Club Events Page for your lucky chance.

THE OFFICIAL VALENTINE'S LIVESTREAM TODAY AT 5pm ET
COUPLES BATTLE: TILL DEATH DO US PART

Tune in today at 5pm ET to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube to see some hot 2v2v2 action. Watch as real life YouTuber & Twitch streamer couples Fangs & GI Doobie, Ltzonda & Louise Julie and Jelly & Sanna as well as our own dynamic duo hosts Lazlow and Klang see which Valentine’s team is victorious in a Playlist of 2v2 modes including all the variants of the brand new Till Death Do Us Part.


Previously:
Till Death Do Us Part: New Adversary Mode in GTA Online
Grand Theft Auto Online: Be My Valentine

Crew Noticeboard: The Black Wasps, Academi Security LLC, Brothers of X and More

Posted on February 9 2016, 10:13am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: 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.

This edition of the Crew Noticeboard features pitches from a motorcycle Crew looking for some new prospects, a group of guns for hire ready to lay down their lives to protect your newly formed Organization and a car meet Crew with a penchant for showing off their latest rides.
 

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

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