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

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | 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.

GTAV Soundtrack Spotlight: An Interview with The Alchemist, Oh No and Wavves

Posted on May 21 2015, 1:29pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Games


In the latest episode of GTA Online Sessions on YouTube, we're joined by Welcome to Los Santos soundtrack artists Alchemist, Oh No and Wavves. 

Fresh from the release of the new GTAV soundtrack album, The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, producers Al and Oh No themselves joined us to play some GTA Online together and talk about the record, alongside collaborators Wavves who are responsible for the single "Leave" (which you currently have the chance to create the official music video for in our Rockstar Editor Contest). We chatted about everything from their roles as Dr. Oh and the Chemical Bro on the new GTAV radio station The Lab to their experiences working with the wide range of artists on the LP. Check out highlights in our latest GTA Online Sessions YouTube episode above and read on for some choice excerpts below...

On "California", featuring E-40, Dam-Funk and Ariel Pink... 
Alchemist: 
I mean I know Dam-Funk, I hadn’t met Ariel Pink, but you know E-40 is a legend to all of us. West Coast legend. This was actually the first time we were able to hook up... Oh laced the track up crazy from pieces of the score and he chopped up Dam-Funk. The ending might be my favorite part of the f****** album. Like when it breaks down with the piano solo it's just crazy. Man I love this record.

On which Welcome to Los Santos collaborator most blew their minds...
Oh No: 
I would say Sam of Future Islands. His s*** is hard, his s*** is crazy. Future Islands is crazy.
Alchemist: Yeah that was a wild one and when we hooked up with them we found out that he actually raps as well. So it was crazy because we had a lot of the same influences but you know our finished products are so different - but we still respect each other so I think that was cool. It's crazy because we didn't even approach him because of that, we just liked their music. His range is crazy... some people’s voices you feel... Like a cigarette. I don’t even know if he smokes but it feels that way. He's the man.

On their in-game radio show host characters Dr. Oh and the Chemical Bro and what the new radio station The Lab is all about...
Alchemist: It’s about scientific theories... and weed. And everything in between. It's great fun. You gotta check it out, we’re getting deep on there. A lot of the characters from the album were able to call in. I encourage you to tune into the station and figure out who's who. We definitely had everybody play some characters and had fun. It was a dope experience...

On working with Curren$y (featured on the song "Fetti" with Freddie Gibbs)...
Alchemist: He’s a smoky guy. I like going to his shows because you can see people like passed out from too much weed. Just hanging out, having a little rest… It was the weirdest thing, first time I went to his show he’s killing it but there’s a couple of guys just dead on couches, just crashed you know? [Some people] go to his shows and just smoke like, "we’re gonna get high and see Curren$y!" …and it doesn’t work out that way.

On how Wavves' in-game radio station, Vinewood Boulevard Radio, came to be...
Nate: I've been friends with a lot of the guys from Rockstar for a pretty long time - they used to come see Wavves play when we’d stroll through New York and it just kind of came about organically. They asked me to do a song for the new game and it turned into the radio station.

On the status of the new Wavves record...
Nate: 
The new Wavves record is coming out I think in August on Warner Brothers and Ghost Ramp. I don’t know the exact date but it's done

And when can we hear it?
Nate: Real soon. We’ll probably show maybe three songs before it comes out.

On what's next for Gangrene (Al & Oh No's collaborative group)...
Alchemist:
 I hear there’s a new album coming. I don’t know, you'll have to ask the doctor. He’s in the laboratory right now. How’s the mixes coming?
Oh No: Mixes are coming out crazy. They’re real, real crazy.
Alchemist: We have a new album coming out real soon. We don’t have a solid date but we’ll be on tour this summer with Action Bronson so we’re finishing the album right now. We’ve got the first single, we’ve got the video, so I’d say July.
 

Thanks again to Al, Oh No and Wavves for joining us. Make sure to follow Rockstar on Twitch to catch more sessions with GTAV soundtrack artists live in the future.
 

Previously:
Rockstar Editor Contest: Create the Official Music Video for "Leave" by Wavves
The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos Out Now
GTAV Soundtrack Artist Spotlight: An Interview with The Chain Gang of 1974

Crew Cut: The Top Street Racers on PC, Crew Joyriding with the Rockstar Editor & More

Posted on May 12 2015, 12:15pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In this latest edition of the Crew Cut, we take a look at the top performing racing Crews in these first few weeks of PC release, as well as the activities of some quite unique squads such as the Heist-themed Lufthansa Collective, plus Crews utilizing the Rockstar Editor to showcase their adventures and more.
 

TOP PC RACING CREWS


Members of 2ch PCA, currently the #1 PC racing Crew, at one of their regular car meetups.

Since last month's release of Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online for PC, elite Crews have been off to the Races, hopping in their customized rides and racking up wins to prove who are the most feared street racers of the latest generation to invade Los Santos.

We can report that as of press time, the top racing Crew on PC is Japan's 2ch PCA led by H_I_R_O with an astounding 7,091 wins amongst their 854 members. 2CPC are also proper car enthusiasts - frequently posting car meetups on their Steam page and they're also collectively responsible for hundreds of Creator Races including the recently published “SHUA” on PC by member HyyyAngYi which has already racked up over 300 plays in just about one week’s time.

Ranked second, and not by far, are Axe X Executioner with 6,199 wins. Created by RaymondWai and with a leadership of Lieutenants who all hail from Hong Kong, AXER also have numerous Creator Races under their belt (check out the popular PC Job "100" by Lymark).

Rounding out the top 3 worldwide racing Crews is Taiwanese Fraternity with 5,769 wins. Led by Phoenix_Kuo, TWFC maintain a Crew social page on popular Taiwanese gaming site gamer.com.tw and also are responsible for some very popular custom Races. Lieutenant Joker68ui most notably has crafted a Land Race called “刷勝場” with an amazing 4.2K plays in just a few days since being published.

Might we see an all-Asia battle for supremacy between these proud Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan based racing Crews? Time – and the global leaderboards – will tell.
 

THE HEIST-THEMED LUFTHANSA COLLECTIVE


Gangsters take selfies too. Lufthansa Collective Representative seb_85 incriminates himself with some Crewmates in the background.

Any fan of Goodfellas worth their salt remembers its dramatic depiction of the well-connected crew behind the infamous Lufthansa heist. Social Club's MrRuggiero recently wrote in to boast about his Lufthansa Collective (ZIPS), a roleplaying mafia Crew named after the biggest cash heist in American history.

Founded this past January, ZIPS seem to have been casing Los Santos just in time to pull off those five big scores you may have heard about. And – like budding Scorseses – they’ve been quick to document their Heist exploits cinematically as you can check out in the video below. Catch up with these friends of ours at their Crew page or at lufthansacollective.clanwebsite.com – just don’t forget your shine box.


 

THE ELITE SHRED BMX TEAM

Founded just shy of one year ago, the elite SHRED BMX TEAM has garnered renown as one of the most elite BMX collectives in the stunting scene. “The top BMX riders, racers and creators on PS and PC” as their official Motto states, is backed up with proof-in-the-pudding team-tages of amazing footage as seen in the video above, and Crew Leader sbmxplex has stacked SBMX to the brim and forged alliances with some of the most talented BMXers and Crews out there even boasting such legends as Freestyle BMX’s Crew Leader erasableninja and Evolve Stunting’s BMX stunting pioneer FishyDizzle. And if you’re looking for some great Creator Races, tailored and tuned specifically to be played with bikes, you’ll do well to browse the SHRED team’s collection knowing that Crew members are always making and perfecting some awesome ones together.


THE ARTFUL HEISTERS: CRAZY BLAMMERS

The Crazy Blammers (SNAP) were founded on the eve of GTA Online’s launch, September 30th 2013 and the tight-knit 18-man Crew are still going strong especially as a well-oiled machine taking down Heists together.

Crew Leader, UK-based artist Matthew Hogben aka HoggyHogben, celebrated SNAP’s criminal exploits with the fun bit of Heist Crew art seen above showing everything from their mission briefings to their fiery getaways and sky-piercing aerial maneuvers. As Hoggy states at deviantART, “The Heists on GTA Online are just amazing so I had to do some fan art for it with me and my Crew, the Crazy Blammers. Feel free to join my Crew at: http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/crazy_blammers.”


FROM DEL PERRO TO SANTA MONICA WITH THE VICE CITY CRIME MOB IRL

It's always amazing to see Crews who not only bond on the streets, beaches and countrysides of southern San Andreas – but who wind up forming true friendships in real life. There are some highly-respected Crews out there known for being just as tight IRL as in GTA Online such as Hillbilly Agenda and Merryweather IMF - and now add to that list the thriving Vice City Crime Mob (VCCM). We recently gave them a recruitment nod at the Crew Noticeboard especially in light of their well-organized Heists sessions, and seeing this post and photoset at the vicegamers.com Crew website from Rep nikkievercetti will really get you in the feels:

“About a year ago I joined VCCM on PS3 (as Sabrotage) and I instantly felt very welcome and at home in this Crew. I loved playing the game and felt lucky to find myself in a community full of mature and fun players. At the time I didn't know that the game or the Crew would have such an impact on my life.

After joining I met a bunch of great people including @King Duncan [aka King_Duncan_VII] who at the time was KiddKash. Over the last year he has become my very best friend in the world. It's no secret that we're often partners in crime in the game but we also became super close in ‘real life’. I was extremely fortunate to get the opportunity to fly across the country (From Maine to California, literally across the whole country haha) to meet him last week. We hung out in the real world Los Santos of LA and had a blast.

The whole thing made me think about how insanely lucky I was to happen upon this Crew in a promotional subreddit and to become a part of this group. We may have different play styles or preferences, I may not always make it to events, but this Crew has given me several amazing and lasting friendships and provided a very necessary escape for me from real world drama and tragedy. GTA is just a video game but this crew is a family in its own way and I just wanted to make a mushy post to let you all know how grateful I am that I found it, all of you, and my best friend. Thanks for being an awesome Crew. :]”
 

THE FULL LEATHER JACKETS JOYRIDE WITH THE ROCKSTAR EDITOR

Longtime Social Club member berduu and members of his Full Leather Jackets captured some of that Crew magic in "Joyridin'" - a Rockstar-Editor-powered video (one of many recent fine creations from the prolific berduu aka Berdu on YouTube) documenting a beautiful day spent BMXing with FLJC, enjoying the San Andreas sunshine and the simple pleasures of stopping to smell the flowers (or pound the Piswasser as it were). As berduu puts it, "Ain't nothing like riding with your boys."


Previously:
The New Wave of Motorcycle Clubs, Crew Battle Report and More
Tournament Time, Crews in Real Life and More
The Flight Crew Special

Rockstar Game Tips: Tailoring Your Settings and Controls in GTAV PC

Posted on May 1 2015, 11:47am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

Now that Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online have arrived on PC, players have been getting acquainted with the game's unique new features such as the Rockstar Editor video tool, experiencing Los Santos in glorious 4K at 60FPS, and diving into the game's deep menu of settings and customization options. To help you fine-tune, we've compiled a brief list below of just a few helpful tips to help you tailor Grand Theft Auto V's controls and settings to your desired PC gaming taste.

KEYBOARD CONTROLS

Finding some of the default controls aren't to your liking? The majority of the in-game controls are fully rebindable - meaning you can remap a command to whichever button best works for you. The one exception is menu navigation - most are bound to the cursor keys and WASD (forwards, left, backwards and right, respectively), Mouse 1/Enter to select and Mouse 2/Backspace/Esc to quit. 

You can also use the Esc button to Quit/Go Back in other menus and interfaces, such as on your iFruit phone. If no menu appears on screen then pressing Esc will pause the game, whereas the Right mouse button goes back in most menus. If you don't want to bind your extra mouse buttons, you can also try switching the mouse input mode to DirectInput.

The mouse wheel works in most menus for scrolling the selection up and down - you can also use this feature to scroll the entire menu up and down. To open the cheat code box, press the ~ key (key next to 1, or ¬ on non-US keyboards). Here, you can enter various cheat codes, including vehicle spawning, invincibility and others. It should be noted, however, that some non-US keyboards may require the shift key to be pressed too.

To confirm a GPS route in the interaction menu, click the left mouse when hovering over the left half of the GPS menu entry. The menu cursor will change to a pointing finger to show this is possible.

GAMEPADS

For those who prefer controllers over keyboards, you can use any XInput controller (for example, an Xbox 360 pad) to play - and some DirectInput controllers such as PS4 are supported as well. Most other DirectInput gamepads can be set to work with the game by using the 'Gamepad Calibration' feature in the gamepad menu.

VEHICLES

Here's what you need to know for customizing driving as well as flying controls in-game:

Flying controls use the numeric pad keys by default. If you don't have a numpad, you may use your mouse to fly or rebind the controls. If you find controlling vehicles with a mouse difficult, try adjusting the mouse sensitivity and auto-center settings. Also, note that your driving and flying ability is affected by your in-game character’s skill level.

By default, the game uses keyboard controls for driving and flying. To steer with the mouse instead, you can hold down the mouse override control (Default: left mouse). If you’d like to use mouse control without holding down a button, change the driving/flying/submarine control option from ‘Camera’ to ‘Vehicle'. At that point, holding the left mouse button will move the camera around instead of steering.

To stop the camera from auto-centering when driving vehicles in first person, set the ‘First Person Vehicle Auto-Center’ option to ‘Off’. If you prefer a bumper camera to the internal camera when driving in this mode, set the ‘First Person Vehicle Hood’ camera option to ‘Off’.

SHOPPING

When stocking your arsenal, you can use the mouse in Ammu-Nation to select items directly from the shelves. Simply click the mouse over the weapon you want to purchase or upgrade, hold the left mouse to inspect - moving your mouse will rotate the weapon. To get a good look around, move the mouse to the edge of your screen. The mouse can be used to move the camera in the other shops and wardrobes as well as some other menus - just hold the left button when the hand-shaped pointer appears, then move the mouse.

MOBILE PHONE

To make calls, find/accept missions and Jobs, browse the web and more, you can operate your in-game iFruit phone almost entirely with the mouse buttons and wheel. By default, the middle mouse will open your phone, while the scroll wheel will move the highlight around. Left mouse accepts the current item, while right mouse cancels / goes back. These controls may be remapped as well.

WEAPONS

The mouse wheel behaves differently in the weapon wheel depending whether that button is held down or not. If it's not pressed then the mouse wheel scrolls through the current set of weapons, but if it is, the mouse wheel cycles through the available weapons in the highlighted slot. To instantly select a weapon, press the weapon selection keys (Default: 0-9). The first press selects the first weapon in the slot, further presses cycle through the weapons in that slot. Especially useful in first person view, you can zoom or switch to iron sights while aiming by scrolling the scroll wheel.

CHARACTER SWITCH

Switching between characters can be done directly using the character switch shortcut keys (Default F5 - F8). To switch in Freemode, hold a shortcut switch key to open the character wheel with the relevant character selected and release. In missions where switching is supported, just tap the appropriate shortcut key to instantly switch to that character.

GTA ONLINE

Here are some general controls tips pertaining to GTA Online:

  • To point in the same direction you're looking, press the 'point at' key (Default: B).
  • Perform your character’s Quickplay action by pressing the ‘special ability’ key (Default: Caps Lock). You can set up the Quickplay action in the Interaction Menu (Default: M).
  • Text chat is available to chat to your team (Default: T) or everyone in the session (default: Y).
  • Voice chat options can be configured from the Voice Chat section of the Settings menu. The default key for ‘push to talk’ is ‘N’.
  • Weapons and ammo can be dropped by using the F9 and F10 keys - no need to open the weapon wheel on PC.

ROCKSTAR EDITOR

Many of you have already been channeling your inner auteur and utilizing the new Rockstar Editor to create movie-making magic. To activate/deactivate the various recording modes without opening the character switch menu, press the Rockstar Editor shortcut keys (Default F1, F2, F3).

Stay tuned for more tips coming soon on film-making techniques using the Rockstar Editor tool.
Feel free to give a shout here in comments below on any particular aspects you may need tips with and very likely a fellow player and Editor in the Social Club community may be able to help advise or even help collaborate in your production.


Previous Rockstar Game Tips:
GTA Online Adversary Modes
Scaling Up to 30 Players and Crafting Tense LTS Encounters in the Creator
Playing with Perspective in GTAV

Crew Noticeboard: PC Crews Rally For New Members

Posted on April 30 2015, 12:12pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

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

In this edition of the Crew Noticeboard we've pulled some pitches from Crews recruiting specifically for the PC platform. Whether you're new to PC and looking for your first Crew, or you recently transferred your character and have left your console brethren in another Crew, read on to find a new squad to hang out with in Los Santos. And even if you are on PS3, PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360, a couple of these featured Crews have allegiances or divisions on those consoles as well.

Self Radio: Creating Your Own Custom Radio Station in GTAV PC

Posted on April 15 2015, 4:48pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Games


YouTuber MrBossFTW breaks down how to get started on your very own Self Radio station. 

Just one of the many cool new features in Grand Theft Auto V for PC is Self Radio, which will allow you to cruise around Los Santos to the sounds of your very own customized radio station. With just a few simple adjustments to the in-game audio settings, you'll have the ability to add outside music files. 

While many people have varying PC configurations, the folder you'll need to post the audio files in most likely lives here: C:\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\User Music

In addition to the helpful tutorial above from MrBossFTW, you can also check out this vid from Ross' frequent streaming partner Dat_Saintsfan, and you'll be rocking out to your own custom station in no time.

By the way, if you’re interested in taking a trip down memory lane and furnishing your Self Radio playlist with tracks from classic GTA radio stations - check out this article for our list of official iTunes playlists from games like Vice City, San Andreas and many more.

 
Previously:
Grand Theft Auto V Is Now Available for PC
Official Grand Theft Auto Radio Playlists on Spotify and iTunes

The GTA Online Community Does Heists: First Week Team Photos, Amazing Action GIFs & More

Posted on March 17 2015, 10:37am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

From incriminating co-op team selfies to brilliant stunts taking advantage of the Hydra jet’s unique hover to insane action sequence GIFv’s truly on the level of a Vinewood major motion picture – the GTA Online community has been sharing some awesome stuff since the launch of Heists last week. Read on for a few favorites we’ve seen and share your own in comments below.

BUT FIRST, LEMME... 

GTA YouTuber Champ Chong from Australia was one of many who took to Twitter, Instagram and of course Snapmatic to pose for a co-op team selfie before getting down to business. His squad #TheGang got decked out in Heist gear including the new Princess Robot Bubblegum, stealth and zombie masks.

Looking to gather your own fearsome foursome? In addition to teaming up with Crews here in Social Club comments, there’s some great homegrown Heists team recruitment sites that have sprung up over the past week or so. Developer Cakes has created a custom classifieds section for players to search Heist recruiters by platform, role and setup mission. Also check out the new dedicated GTA subreddit Heist Teams to quickly find likeminded players to join up with.

ACTION GIFS

The GTA Reddit community has been sharing some truly amazing action highlights from their Heists endeavors. We've picked out a few faves below; for lots more, head over to the Grand Theft Auto V subreddit and get involved. 


By redditor llamajuice “This happened during a Heist last night. This new helicopter sure can take a pounding... "Our helicopter got nailed by another heli. The two people in the side gunner seats both fell out and then got chased by the other enemy helicopters. We had to parachute while avoiding the gunfire, and eventually regroup with our teammates."


By redditor gunslingerx64: “Prison Bus Heist action! Most fun I’ve had online!” 

THE HYDRA HAS LANDED

GTA fans have been pining for the VTOL Hydra jet for quite a while now, and wasted no time putting it to its paces once unlocked by completing the EMP Setup mission during the Humane Labs Raid Heist.

Ace pilots from the GTA stunting scene are capitalizing on the Hydra’s unique and versatile hover abilities to pull off some jaw dropping stuff. Check out renowned stunter RedKeyMon’s amazing surface-to-air human jet pack in the video above as well as some slide and glide mastery by oAngrybird Moments who performs an awesome 360 degree power slide through the cranes at the shipping docks. SuperGOVERNATOR posted a short clip of an impressively executed mid-air wingtip to wingtip transfer above the city streets of Los Santos. Wispy ™ has put together an 8-minute compilation of his choice moments using the Hydra this past week, while the ubiquitous Malicious Intentt Crew were amongst the first to profess their Hydra love - with a little help from Marvin Gaye. Definitely check out the 2:32 mark of this video which showcases an awesome mid-air Hydra hijack executed with aplomb by InfamousTim. Finally, Newswire Fan Vids vets Venus & NightMare have been soaring across the big skies of Blaine County all week in their new toy. Here's their Hydra stunting montage below, featuring this sick tunnel maneuver and more. 

The Hydra is not the only new vehicle to capture the imagination of the GTA Online community. The Lampadati Casco and Armored Kuruma have their own fair share of admirers as seen below:


redditor Bong55555's parlays the new in-game pointing gesture to emphasize feelings for the new Lampadati Casco:"The Lampadati Casco not only looks superb and handles great, but he has the baddest engine sound of all! New favorite car!" Also check out lorzatrol of the GTAPhotographers' glorious Snapmatic ode to the Casco.

 
 
BOOCAKE4U put together this photo journal to document just how tough the Armored Kuruma (which unlocks after completing the first Heist) is. BOOCAKE4U’s full timeline of destruction Clockwise from top left: The Armored Kuruma unscathed; after about 15 train hits; "another 20 or so train molestations"; still driving after a "brief firefight," a backwards drive on the freeway (ramming cars whenever possible) and a trip to the car wash.  Also inspired by the enduring hardiness of the Armored Kuruma, Ziedus puts it through the ringer in this vid.

Meanwhile, here’s the Kuruma in better days, captured looking pristine by BMX stunter extraordinaire Fishy Dizzle...

INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE

Just a few #Heists inspired shots by the always creative Snapmatic community. Share your own down below…


GTAPhotographer Crew member xx19scorpius83xx gives us the first person experience as he aims his Hydra directly towards the Vinewood sign.


proracer puts the enemy on blast from the side of a Valkyrie.


Avid racer LambentBunny observes the Hydra as a night bird in the sky. 


kaiware00 incriminates some teammates striking a pose with the new flare guns and masks.

And a snap from one of the thriving GTA Online IG community channels, @gtacarmeets_ps celebrating the completion of their first (of many!) successful Heist with a couple of Pisswassers at the local pub.

THE ART OF THE HEIST

Artist Julius Granada posted this very impressive GTA Online Heists inspired original painting last week on the eve of its release – beautiful chaos.

Incidentally, the GTA Online Heists official artwork is also now available for download in the full range of desktop and mobile backgrounds, as well as available for avatar use.

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