Rockstar Game Tips: GTA Online Adversary Modes

Posted 1 week, 5 days ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games

Alongside the release of Heists, players were given the opportunity to unlock new Adversary Modes in GTA Online to play. Adversary Modes offer a series of new challenges, both for teams working together to hunt in packs, and for aces and pairs to prove they can survive when the numbers are against them. In case you haven't quite come to grips with these modes yet, or if you're looking to master your technique, we've collected a few tips to share so that you can dominate the opposition. If you're not yet familiar with how they work, you can read up on them a bit via our preview of each mode.

Hasta La Vista

Hasta La Vista challenges two Truckers in big rig cabs to mow down two slower (but more maneuverable) Cyclists, before they reach a designated checkpoint. It's crucial that the Truckers remember that only one of the Cyclists need to reach the checkpoint in order for the Cyclists to win. With this in mind, Truckers are encouraged to work together to take out the Cyclist in front before focusing on the one in the rear. By doubling up you're increasing the size of your battering ram, making it harder for Cyclists to cut a last minute swerve to get out of your way. Even if the Truckers aren't able to turn the Cyclists into road pizza, they can also win if the timer runs out before a Cyclist reaches the finish line. Sometimes keeping a Cyclist occupied is as good a tactic as killing them to ensure victory.

Hasta La Vista offers the perfect battle between the contrasting attributes of speed and maneuverability. It's imperative that the Cyclists use the advantages of their nimbler vehicles to the fullest - manipulating the enhanced acceleration and braking of the bicycles to dodge and avoid the heavy blows of the big rigs. Also, if you're on two wheels, don't forget about clicking the right analog stick of your controller to look behind you and anticipate incoming attacks. Finally, be sure to use the specific features of each map to protect yourself from incoming damage by swerving in front of the natural barriers on each route. In the Los Santos storm drain in Hasta La Vista I, the pillars supporting each bridge will help to cover you; on the routes through Blaine County you may need to use the trees and fences to assist your getaway. 

Siege Mentality

In Siege Mentality, a small group of Defenders must defend their solitary lives from waves of Attackers for a given amount of time. The Attackers will always start Siege Mentality further away from where they will respawn after being killed. This buys the Defenders a few extra seconds at the start of the Mode to anticipate routes of attack and set themselves in positions where they can create chokepoints in those areas. With two players, this opening position is critical to defense and coordination is key to covering all possible angles. In those opening moments, it can be prudent to set up booby traps with Proximity Mines and Sticky Bombs at any points that you can't easily cover. In the case of the Sticky Bombs, hold off on hitting the trigger button until the last moment: this will ensure the maximum number of Attackers are within range of your ring of fire. Throughout the battle, make sure to speak over headsets when you spot an Attacker so that your fellow Defenders can help if you need backup. One final tip for the Defenders: sometimes an Attacker may attempt to keep you pre-occupied causing you to let your guard down for other potential Attackers. If an Attacker is too far out of reach, move on to looking for others to defend against.

In Siege Mentality, Attackers will often vastly outnumber the Defenders. They must capitalize on this advantage by making sure that they keep the pace high and attacks relentless. Camping out and waiting for a moment to strike will only allow Defenders to reposition and reload; you have to be prepared to die in your quest to get close enough to blast them away. At the start of the Job, it may be worth coordinating positions so that Defenders are surrounded. This will make it harder for them to use cover and keep their backs to the wall. Don't make it easy on them by attacking from the same point.

Come Out To Play

Come Out To Play is a game mode that combines elements of both Hasta La Vista and Siege Mentality, and thus players can draw on experiences in those two game modes to ensure victory. Like the Cyclists in Hasta la Vista, Runners have more options for maneuverability around the map. In particular they are able to scale walls and traverse rooftops in ways that the Hunters (locked to their vehicles) cannot. Escaping over a wall or up a stairway can put you out of range of the Hunters’ sawn-off shotguns and buy you time to turn and pick them off with one of your more advanced weapons. Just as the Defenders in Siege Mentality are advised to cover each other, Runners should work together to cover attacks coming from all sides. In particular, be sure to move across open ground as one unit. Face opposite directions to ensure that there are no surprises. Co-ordination via headset will be crucial for this. Once you're on the finishing straight, you may be required to cross a significant stretch of open ground. At this point your advantage of being on foot is limited. However, only one Runner has to reach the final flare, so their partner can stay behind and camp out to protect their teammate making a dash for the finish.

For the Hunters, dividing and conquering is the key to victory. Runners will look to stick together for safety - if you can split them up and focus your attacks on one Runner, you are better able to distract and surround them. To help coordinate this, remember that Runners can't see you on the HUD until you're within hearing range. By contrast, you'll be able to see their position at all times. Knowledge is power, so use this to move to either side of them and attack at the same time. Choose when to attack carefully; Runners are most vulnerable when they expose themselves crossing open ground - so anticipate their movement and pick your spots. Knocking players over is a crude but effective tactic: as they sprawl on the ground from the first hit, have a second player take advantage of their recovery time to get up close and line-up a finishing blow. Finally, Hunters shouldn’t forget that they can turn off their headlights with the right D-Pad button in order to sneak up on the Runners in the dark more easily.
 

Keep an eye for an announcements about forthcoming Twitch live streams featuring these Adversary Modes. We'll also be tweeting out opportunities to join those streams so please do follow us on the Rockstar Games Twitter feed to find out how to play in our stream lobby. And we know that many of you have been asking for tips on the Heists themselves, but since they are a unique challenge in GTA Online we don't want to spoil any elements for those who may not have played them yet. However, if you have some tips to share or stories about a tactic you've discovered while playing please feel free to share in the comments below.


Previously:
Adversary Modes, Daily Objectives and More New Updates

New Rockstar Verified Jobs: First LTS Creator Selections, a Zombie-Clown Shotgun Shootout and More

Posted on February 3 2015, 12:20pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Today, we've got ten exemplary additions to the pool of Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs, including the first batch of creations utilizing the Last Team Standing mode. There are also five additional new Verified Jobs, including a fun and frightful Capture that's among the best we've seen to date. Each of these has a maximum of 16 players, so they are all available now to play across all platforms.

Congrats to all our featured creators, and a special acknowledgement is in order for those picks in our #LTS Creator Competition, the masterminds behind those Jobs will each receive a GTA$1,000,000 infusion and the exclusive BODYBAG in-game license plate.

We're also adding select Jobs from this latest round of Verifieds to Friday's new Featured Playlist, and will be showcasing them on our Twitch stream later this week at 4PM on Friday, February 6th.


The sun shines down on San Andreas Shootout LTS.

#LTS CREATOR COMPETITION SELECTIONS

Stealth Required! LTS - created by sgt-vaguepouch
An epic and exhilarating arena-style LTS in the woods around Raton Canyon. Teams face off across a gully and must either use the natural contours and cover to get close enough to draw first blood, or find themselves long-range weaponry and fight from afar. As with all Last Team Standing Jobs, your blip on the enemies HUD is always visible, so use your teammates to provide a distraction while you grab the central RPG and try to sneak behind enemy lines. Although limited visibility through the trees makes long-range sniping a challenge, you can find good positions to take out the entrenched opposition. As sgt-vaguepouch explains "Stay out of sight or approach carefully. Take your time to take the opposition out one by one."

San Andreas Shootout LTS - created by wafflemann
An excellent example of an LTS that presents different challenges for each team, much like the Rockstar Created Skyscraper. In this case, the "robbers" start on top of the parking garage, hunkered down with Molotovs, RPGs, Heavy Snipers and Advanced Rifles. Meanwhile the "coppers" approach from the GOH in FIB cars, the Police Riot armored truck, or the Buckingham Swift. Coordination and timing on the ground is key in order to outsmart the team with the height advantage – try to surround them and lure them out from their hiding place, but don’t get caught in the crosshairs!


Teammates shoot across the gulch in Stealth Required LTS.

Lumberjack LTS - created by MRPTHUGLIFE
MRPTHUGLIFE, leader of Free Aim Crew GTA United World, elected to use props sparingly over a wide area in this vehicle-focused Job. Each team begins with four Buzzards and four Rhino tanks at their disposal, but more treats are tucked into the hillside above the coastal road just south of Paleto Bay. The Buzzards can be used in two ways: protect the Rhinos as the ground assault team move in on their opponents; or take to the high ground and land next to the RPGs and Heavy Sniper. From there, bed in and wait for the right moment to strike. 

Close Quarters LTS - created by Matt-Conman
An excellent arena-style LTS that forces you to move fast and think faster in order to outwit your opponent. Stick with the default setting of 4 Rounds since each Round is short and brutal. Teamwork is key to cover all of the angles. Once everyone is posted up, move between cover spots to attack from both sides or overload the enemies with 2-on-1 situations at close quarters. The default weapon is the Combat MG, a rapid and powerful machine gun with the range to pick off heads peeping out from behind wrecked buses. Props to Matt-Conman for the balance on this Job, giving both sides different elements to play with, but equal opportunity to take the win.

Bowl Brawl LTS - created by coleco-vision
Already having been played an impressive 2.5k times, this one is a balanced and fun map with a high replay factor. Set in the Vinewood Bowl (a space we think has been surprisingly underused for Deathmatches and LTS Jobs), both sides spawn near SMGs, and must either make a break for the RPGs up in the nosebleeds, or put themselves center stage to collect the Minigun. Tip: stick to the side walls to minimize the chance of getting caught in the crossfire, and also to maximize the cover available to you.

 

ADDITIONAL VERIFIED SELECTIONS

 Contend: Zombie Town - created by count_poopula
Here, Blaine County's quiet moonlit farming village of Grapeseed is transformed into a zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic circus of death. On your way into town, abandoned military vehicles and artfully-placed pickup trucks provide smart visual cues evocative of classic zombie horror movies. Coulrophobes beware - in the center of town is a clown-infested circus where a Sawn-Off Shotgun will blow away the first wave of knife-wielding night terrors, but once you're surrounded there's no escape. Teamwork is crucial to battle your way through to the Capture bag, and protect you from the shots fired by the Team coming in the other direction. Make for a quick exit, but be sure to leave some of your Team behind, so that they are primed and ready for when the Capture bag respawns.


Be sure to watch your back in Contend: Zombie Town.

 Rodeo Loop - created by mozo15
An exciting, high-speed Super class Race around Portola Drive and the Vangelico Jewel Store. This crisscrossing track promises high speed collisions in any 16-player session, and allows anyone slipping behind the leaders to still make a nuisance of themselves. Neatly placed roadside props indicate a detail-orientated Creator in mozo15, although cynically placed tire stacks will punish any wildcards who don't respect the course layout. Be careful of the road's natural contours around the subway, as these could also spin out anyone falling foul of the "less haste, more speed" truism. A track for the mature racer.

 Border War - created by TRIPLE_extremo14
A moody and atmospheric battle amidst the undulating terrain of the Grand Senora Desert that's best played at night and with the rain pounding down to heighten the tension. Be careful in the ‘no man's land’ between limited clumps of cover: stay close to your team and communicate as you dash between cover to make sure you have all points accounted for. Powerful weapons & explosives litter the battleground and can easily be used to blast away stragglers. Note that the Buzzard placed near each team's spawn point does not respawn, so use it wisely. Also, there are RPGs on the battlefield but they're not Homing Missile Launchers, so be sure to set Weapons to Forced and Pickups - to ensure the Buzzards can't be picked off too easily. 


Sedans race past the eponymous nightclub in Bahama West Mama Mia!

 Bahama West Mama Mia! - created by bobchilli
A very short, very technical Race around the Bahama Mamas West nightclub in Del Perro. Tight turns, narrow alleyways and a 16 player limit make this race chaotic, difficult and a great challenge. The default vehicle class of Sedans is an inspired choice for swinging round the corners while not letting players pick up too much speed and lose control going through the alleyways. Stick with the default non-contact setting and aim for a clean Race to max out your chances of earning a W - you might even be able to lap a few stragglers over the course of 3 laps. Bobchilli is a Race Creator veteran, with 53 excellent races to his name - congrats on your first Verified, Bob! 

 The Slipstream GP - created by MossyTossy
Set in the heart of Downtown LS, The Slipstream GP has the look and feel of a real Formula 1 track. This high speed Race contains hairpin bends, tricky chicanes and quick changes in elevation that demand full concentration. Long straights will allow racers to really open up the throttle, but the Race will ultimately be won by skillful drivers who know when to tap the brake in order to hold the racing line. Stick to the default Jester vehicle for maximum enjoyment, and opt for the Race liveries to fit in with this professional looking course.

 

Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across all platforms, so you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (and you can always bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).

Go ahead and post your Job below in the comments (only once, please don't spam) with a punchy explanation of why it's worth checking out. We're always looking for new player-created Jobs to add to the Rockstar Verified program and the best way to get noticed is to have a solid Race, Deathmatch, Capture or LTS that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be.

 

Previously:
Cloud Piercing Air Races
Close-Quarters Confrontation, Pure Racing and Major Props

Double GTA$ & Double RP Featured Playlists in GTA Online this Weekend

Posted on January 2 2015, 7:33am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Featured Playlists are a new feature recently added to GTA Online allowing players on all consoles to launch directly into a Rockstar Created Featured Playlist of GTA Online action with just one button press. We'll be regularly rotating this Playlist to give you a varied lineup of fun Jobs to get your teeth into. Just look for the Featured Playlist button on the GTAV launch screens, or if you're on PS4 you can also launch directly from the PS4 home menu using the Live Tiles feature.

And as an extra bonus this weekend (Friday, Jan 2nd through Monday, Jan 5th), we'll be running Featured Playlists with Double GTA$ and Double RP rewards to help you move up in the world. Each Playlist will contain a Race, Deathmatch, Capture and a Last Team Standing Job to give you a four-course menu of GTA Online game modes. Additionally, we've carefully curated these Playlists so that the Races are for Sports or Muscle car classes to help you take advantage of the four new vehicles released with the GTA Online Festive Surprise: Slam Van, Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader, and the Massacro and Jester Race liveries. Players on Xbox One and PS4 will have access to four up-to-30 player Jobs in each Playlist. Read on for info about the Jobs in the special Double GTA$ & Double RP Featured Playlists.


Teaming up to halt an invading truck in Frigit Factory LTS.


Hit the jump to read the lineup of Double GTA$ Featured Playlist Jobs.

Double GTA$ & Double RP for All Deathmatches this Halloween Weekend

Posted on October 31 2014, 2:05pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Fresh off the heels of last weekend's San Andreas Anniversary celebration in GTA Online, we've got three more days of in-game bonuses and more to take advantage of this Halloween weekend starting today Friday, October 31st.

In ghoulish fashion, all Deathmatches will reward players with Double RP and Double GTA$ all weekend long – including Rockstar Created, Rockstar Verified and all player-created Deathmatch Jobs. The inhabitants of Los Santos will also be out causing mischief in Freemode and gathering treats along the way from Crate Drops including Firework Launchers, exclusive T-shirts and more. We've also got the #TrickOrTreat Snapmatic contest in effect so go all out on your weekend costumes with half price discounts on Masks and select Hats, as well as 50% off orange tints and smoke trails to aid you in capturing the Halloween spirit. Read on for full details.

DOUBLE GTA$ & DOUBLE RP FOR ALL DEATHMATCHES

Frightful GTA Online encounters are guaranteed with Double RP and Double GTA$ in all Deathmatches, all weekend long. Aim for the pumpkin to max out the headshot RP bonus, or seek out a dark corner of the map to plot your ghoulish intentions. 

TREATS INSIDE EVERY SPECIAL CRATE DROP

Keep watching the skies! This weekend only, rare vintage GTA T-shirts will be available in Special Crate Drops, with a different shirt available to collect each day of the weekend:

  • Friday - Flash FM
  • Saturday - Bobo
  • Sunday - Fever 105 FM

There'll also be Firework Launchers, Miniguns and an abundant cache of RP, GTA$ and ammo. We've upped the frequency of the Special Crate Drops in every Freemode session - keep an eye on your Feed ticker to find out when they're coming down and look for the Smugglers plane on the map so that you can track the landing spot of the Crate itself, but be warned: You are not alone.

HALF PRICE DISCOUNTS ON HALLOWEEN THEMED GOODIES

To get you into further frightful festivities, you'll also need a costume worthy of playing the part. Vespucci Beach Mask Shop offers an array of accessories and freaky faces to complete your outlandish outfit. This weekend, you'll be able to purchase all masks and hats at half-price and we've also discounted orange weapon tints, orange parachute smoke and orange tire smoke. Finally, in case anyone tries to steal your ride, grab a half-price ignition bomb for a special Halloween trick.

75% DISCOUNT OFF THE RADAR

All Hallows Eve can play tricks on the mind - fool your enemies into doubting their senses with 75% off Lester's Off the Radar service. Go ghost, and use it to get the jump on any goblins looking to ruin your day.

HALLOWEEN SNAPMATIC CONTEST - #TRICKORTREAT

Once you're fully decked out in your most creative outfit, hit the sidewalks and alleyways to put on a full-on freakshow. Capture your best Halloween-themed shot with Snapmatic, tag it with #TrickOrTreat on Social Club and you could have your pic featured at the Rockstar Newswire, not to mention a treat of GTA$1M. Official Rules here.

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL LIVESTREAM

Tune in as we'll be playing through a selection of player-created horror themed Jobs and more during a special Halloween Edition Livestream this Friday October 31st at 4pm ET / 8pm GMT. We'll be joined by special guests from the community as we stalk, slash and body one another in Deathmatches, check out each other’s best Halloween costumes and more. We’ll be inviting a few guest players to join the lobby via both Twitter and during the stream via Twitch chat – so make sure you’re Following us in both places to get the word.

San Andreas Anniversary Weekend in GTA Online: Bonus RP + Featured Playlist Unlocks Throwback SA Radio Tees and More

Posted on October 23 2014, 10:55am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

"So you back on the block, huh?"

It's been 10 years since Carl Johnson and the Families introduced Grove Street to the collective consciousness in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and to celebrate, we're honoring the legacy of San Andreas in GTA Online this weekend with an assortment of in-game bonuses, including chances to snag yourself some original San Andreas gear both in-game and IRL.

DOUBLE GTA$ AND RP FOR PLAYING THE SAN ANDREAS THROWBACK JOBS PLAYLIST

This weekend only, playing the "San Andreas Throwback Jobs" Featured Playlist will grant you Double RP and Double GTA$, regardless of whether you win or lose. To take advantage, simply launch GTAV and hit the "Featured Playlist" button on the launch screens, or access it via the "Playlists" section of the GTA Online Start Menu.

EXCLUSIVE SAN ANDREAS RADIO STATION T-SHIRTS

Look to the skies all weekend for Crate Drops containing exclusive retro t-shirts of four classic radio stations from a time when FM was king. These tees will be up for grabs in Freemode sessions, along with an accompanying trove of weaponry and GTA$ in each Crate.

  •    Bounce FM
  •    K-DST
  •    K-JAH
  •    K-Rose

And for those who'd like to recapture that 90's west coast radio vibe, check out our compilations of these and other San Andreas radio stations (as well as other titles in the Grand Theft Auto legacy) available via Spotify and iTunes.

IN-GAME DISCOUNTS: GREEN CLOTHING, BANDANAS, BMX BIKES AND VEHICLE SUSPENSION MODS

Complete the GSF look while you're hanging with your Crew thanks to 50% discounts on all green clothing items as well as 50% off BMX bikes, bandanas and other accessories. Also get 25% off lowered suspension vehicle mods, so you can roll around Strawberry like a true Sunday Driver.

#GTASANANDREAS SNAPMATIC CONTEST

Whether it's repping outside the Cluckin' Bell in Davis or catching some air off Mount Chiliad, capture your San Andreas homages in a Snapmatic shot this weekend and you could win a retro prize pack courtesy of Rockstar Games. There are five packs up for grabs, each containing a San Andreas themed Basketball, Bandana, special 10th Anniversary tees, Playing Cards & Poker Chips, the Kubrick Box Set, and stickers. To enter, simply tag your best shots #GTASanAndreas on Social Club. Official Rules here.

THROWBACK JOBS LIVE STREAM

We'll also be playing through the aforementioned San Andreas Throwback Jobs Featured Playlist with the Social Club members who created them and other friends from Twitch and YouTube on Friday, October 24th - starting at 4pm ET. The session will be streamed live on our Twitch channel, so head over there now if you're not already a follower and click that Follow button to be notified whenever we go live and never miss a moment.

 

Previously:
GTA Online Creator Throwback Jobs: San Andreas Anniversary Special

The Last Team Standing Event Weekend in GTA Online: Exclusive Free Unlocks, Bonus RP & More

Posted on October 2 2014, 5:43pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Put it all on the line this weekend, tomorrow Friday October 3rd thru Sunday October 5th, in the GTA Online Last Team Standing Event Weekend. Limited time only GTA$ and RP bonuses, exclusive weekend-only unlocks to collect, special contests, an epic all-star Last Team Standing live stream and much more await those with both the staying power and the stopping power to rule the 10 new Jobs from The Last Team Standing Update and the many, many more currently being created by the Social Club community with the new Last Team Standing Creator Mode.

FREE UNLOCKABLE "PLEASE STOP ME" MASK & AMMO REWARDS FOR COMPLETING THE EVENT PLAYLIST

In honor of Carcer City’s most infamous survivor, if you complete the LTS Event Weekend Playlist (containing 5 brand new 16-player LTS Jobs from the LTS Creator Update), you are automatically awarded the maniacal Smileys’ “Please Stop Me” Manhunt throwback mask to strike fear into the hearts of your enemies. Not only that, but every time you complete the Event Playlist, you'll be rewarded with an arsenal of ammunition and incendiaries in order to make sure you and your Crew are well equipped to take it to the enemy. Contents include:

  • 3 Sticky Bombs
  • 3 Grenades
  • 3 Molotovs
  • 100 Sniper bullets
  • 200 Shotgun shells
  • 500 Rifle rounds
  • 1 Body Armor

To access the Playlist, look for the "Event" option on the GTAV loading screens, or find The Last Team Standing Event Playlist in the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online Start Menu.

FREE LTS TEAM BETTING STAKES MEAN BIG GTA$ PAYOUTS FOR WINNERS

With the Last Team Standing Update, we've raised the betting cap on all Jobs to $10,000 and, this weekend only, we're fronting up to $7,000 in betting stakes for every player in every Last Team Standing Job -  including those in the Event Weekend Playlist. The size of the free stake is based on the number of rounds in that particular Job (rounds are a new feature we've added to LTS - read up on them here) and the bet is automatically placed on your own Team, so make sure you bring your best back-up to ensure maximum GTA$ winnings. If you win, you could reap big bucks; if you lose, then you lose nothing but your own pride.

GET DOUBLE RP WHEN PLAYING LAST TEAM STANDING - INCLUDING NEW LTS CREATOR JOBS

Whether you’re playing one of the 10 new Rockstar Created Last Team Standing Jobs, or one of the original fan-favorite ones like “Cypress Flats LTS” or “Beacon Theater LTS” – or one of the tons of player-created LTS Jobs being published as we speak by virtue of the new Last Team Standing Creator Mode – you will rack up Double RP all weekend long. This includes the entirety of the Event Weekend Playlist giving you all the more reason to Crew up and buck 'em down.

EXTRA BONUS RP WHILE PLAYING WITH CREWMATES

On top of Double RP for all LTS Jobs all weekend, RP bonuses while playing LTS Jobs with Crew members will be increased to 20%. Since this stacks with this weekend's Double RP bonus while playing LTS, this means you could earn up to 140% over standard RP if you play with your Crewmates. That's some serious strength in numbers, so head over to your Crews' profile pages to sound the call and find out who from your ranks will be Online and when.

HALF-PRICE DISCOUNTS ON CREW CLOTHING, TATTOOS AND VEHICLE MODS

To unite your team in Last Team Standing Jobs (and to avoid any friendly fire), make sure your Crewmates are properly kitted out in matching team outfits. Organization is key to winning team-based game modes, and a well presented line-up will instantly let the opposition know that you ain't nothing to mess with. Show your allegiance with a 50% discount on Crew Clothing sporting your color and Emblems. To cement your brotherhood or sisterhood, Los Santos Customs are discounting paint and tire smoke in your Crew Colors by 50%, as well as Emblems for the hood and side panel of your car. And to make sure that your whip is truly ready for battle, why not pick up Armor and Bulletproof Tires while you're there, also discounted at 50%. Finally, for a real display of lifelong-commitment to your clan, get matching tattoos for 50% off and show that solidarity on your skin.

BONUS SPECIAL CRATE DROPS FEATURING THE EXCLUSIVE FIST TEE

In between your LTS weekend wars, regroup in Freemode and look out for Special Crate Drops falling from the sky. There will be one dropping in each session you play all weekend and will be filled to the brim not only with GTA$ stacks, RP, heavy-duty RPGs, miniguns, and sticky bombs - but this weekend only, you'll also collect a limited-edition Fist t-shirt (as seen in the screenshot below) for to properly represent your fighting prowess.

#LTS CREATOR COMPETITION

With LTS mode support newly added to the GTA Online Creator tool, there's another opportunity for you to display your talents and create a Last Team Standing Job worthy of getting Verified and winning the LTS Creator Competition. To participate, get Online and find the Creator in the GTA Online Start Menu. From there, you'll have the opportunity to create your own Last Team Standing Job in your desired area of the map. Once you've perfected and published it, head to your Jobs on Social Club and tag your best with #LTS. We will play and pick 5 favorites to Verify and aware their Creators with GTA$1M and an exclusive BODYBAG in-game license plate. (Also stay tuned for the selections from our last Creator Competition who will be revealed in the weeks ahead here at the Newswire). See rules and eligibility.

#LTS SNAPMATIC CONTEST

There's a bounty of picture-perfect new content available with this week's Last Team Standing Update to GTA Online. Get it papping this weekend by tagging your best work on Social Club with #LTS and you could be in with a chance of winning GTA$1M and the BODYBAG license plate for your in-game vehicle. We're looking for the five most fun, exciting , beauteous or amusing Snapmatic photos featuring the new content, whether it be the two new GTAIV throwback bikes, the LCC Innovation or Shitzu Hakuchou; one of the 20 new flag-themed parachute bags; or simply your Crew terrorizing the back alleys of Los Santos in Manhunt "Please Stop Me" masks. To ensure you get a record of it before the moment passes, double tap Up on the D-pad to do a Snapmatic quick launch. Or, if you prefer, you can now disable this feature via the Options section of the Pause Menu. See rules and eligibility.

EVENT GEAR GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

After a long day dropping bodies in Last Team Standing, you'll want to curl up and camouflage yourself somewhere no-one will think to disturb you. Head to the Social Club Events Page NOW to enter to win one of 10 official GTAV Bodybag Sleeping Bags for your next camping trip up Blaine County's Mt. Josiah. Winners will also receive a GTAV logo tee, and a selection of Rockstar stickers. See Official Rules.

THE OFFICIAL LAST TEAM STANDING EVENT ROCKSTAR LIVE STREAM: THE SIDEMEN VERSUS MAE AND THE BOYS

Tomorrow, Friday October 3rd at 4pm ET, get ready for a truly epic Last Team Standing face-off. We’re teaming up with the good people at MLG.tv to host a live LTS battle for supremacy between two all-star YouTube collectives. On one side, we’re proud to welcome back The Sidemen to the Rockstar Broadcast show. Playing live from their UK compound representing The Sidemen, we’ll have our friends Vikk aka Vikkstar123, J.J. aka KSIOlajidebt, Josh aka ZerkaaPlays and Simon aka MiniMinter7. And against them will be Team Mae and the Boys: Led by the inimitable MissesMae and flanked by Event Livestream guest veteran Lui Calibre, plus Daithi De Nogla, and Mini Ladd. The battle will be co-hosted by Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast studio team alongside MLG's Chris Puckett - a man who knows a thing or two about hardcore competitive play. Join us tomorrow as we simulcast live from the Major League Gaming studios across four corners of the internet: the Rockstar Twitch channel, the Rockstar YouTube channel, the Social Club Events page as well as at MLG.tv/RockstarGames. Head to Twitch or YouTube now and subscribe, or follow us on Twitter to get live updates about the stream, the Event Weekend and all Rockstar Games news.

 

As always, make sure you're following us on Twitter, Facebook and Twitch to stay up to date on this and all other future Social Club Event Weekend announcements.
 

10 New GTA Online Rockstar Verified Jobs: Drift Paradise, Hipster Rage and More

Posted on June 25 2014, 12:56pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The newest round of Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs features a mixture of Land Races, Deathmatches and Captures that have caught our eye recently. Ten new Jobs have been given our stamp of approval, including Races perfect for drifting (and some of the retro rides included in The "I'm Not a Hipster" Update), a Deathmatch on a wasted bridge and a Capture Job featuring a gang of angry hipsters stashing contraband in 24/7 stores.

Read on for all the details on these new Verified Jobs and click each Job title to add it to your game's bookmarked Jobs. And keep an eye out for more Rockstar Verified Jobs in the very near future, including the chosen selections from our #ImNotAHipster Event Weekend Creator Competition.


Taking in the view in Holy Drift Mountain

Holy Drift Mountain - created by Heavy Magic
This Lap Race for Sports cars takes us along a picturesque route from downtown Vinewood, through Vinewood Hills and back again. Ambient traffic is disabled by default so that you can really carve up the winding, high speed corners in search of perfect lines - just don't get too distracted by the stunning view on the way down. Before getting Verified, Holy Drift Mountain had been played nearly 6,000 times and its popularity is entirely justified.

Far Out LOOP - created by Pakelikea
This technical road Race twists around the vineyards of Grapeseed and has Supercars as its default class. Several tight turns and hazards such as farm equipment and drainage ditches create plenty of opportunities to tangle with the opposition, and a looping section maximizes the chances for collisions as the pack spreads out. A great spectacle, don't be surprised to see this one in our live streamed Crew Battles soon.


Sky high combat in Maze Bank Fight

The Maze Bank Fight - created by N7 - Devestator
A Contend Capture of epic proportions, this Job sees two teams battle it out in Buzzards over a single Capture Object on top of the Maze Bank Tower. As if that weren't a tall order in itself, RPG wielding goons on the helipad won’t make it any easier. Once players have collected the package, they can either get back in their helicopter and fly back to their base, or parachute off and race back at ground level.

Hipster Happy Hour - created by Foghat1977
A shining example of quality over quantity, Hipster Happy Hour is only the second Job Foghat1977 has published, but this exciting Sports Race through Downtown and Vinewood shows considerable talent. Bearing some similarity to the popular Rockstar Created Race “Downtown Underground”, it works well with Traffic off and features excellent Prop placement to form a couple of unexpected corners.


Fighting over a loose bag in Hold: Shopping Spree

Hold: Shopping Spree - created by Skilledscout
Skilledscout, the leader of the Sir In A Suit Crew, gets down to business with this sprawling Hold Capture set around the beachfront villas of Chumash. The coastal town is really brought to life by dangerous Actors occupying shops and protecting the Capture Objects at all costs. Once you've managed to elude them, the escape path to each Capture Point is a breezy dash along the Great Ocean Highway. Just hope an opponent isn't waiting for you when you get there.

Marios Race - created by Fifides
Set in downtown Los Santos this short Lap Race sends Sports cars weaving through highway and street-level traffic, and features a solid mix of sharp turns and wide straights for overtaking. It's also well suited to Compacts. A savvy racer might want to hang back in second place going into the final straight and use slipstream to power over the small ramp just before the finish line.


A wasted bridge is the setting for an intimate shootout in Quarantine

Quarantine - created by Raymond Calitri
"The bridge is dead. Fight to survive." reads the description for this Deathmatch set on a section of the Elysian Fields Freeway that comes from a regular on GTAForums’ content subforum. Fitting the ‘quarantine’ theme quite nicely, weapons and ammo are limited and the road is littered with wrecked vehicles so tactical play and ammo scavenging are crucial.

Obstacle What? - created by GSXR01570
GSXR's motto is "Work Hard, Play Hard, Game Harder" and it's clearly paying off judging by this challenging obstacle Motorbike Race. You start out in downtown Los Santos, and race to the edge of the Grand Senora Desert and back. Along the way you’ll have to deal with high speed chicanes, obstacle jumps and up to 15 other players vying for position.

Rattlesnake Run - created by a_smitty56
Nonchalant Dominance Crew member a_smitty56's Supercar Race takes place on the road section around the El Burro Heights oil field. We used part of this route in Rockstar Created Race “Dock Ring” but it's a surprisingly underused location among the Creator community. Lots of twists, turns and wooden fences that you can push other players through make for a competitive Race where aggression is a virtue.


Taking to the surf to score some kills in Sonuva Beach

Sonuva Beach - created by Handcuff Charlie
Handcuff_charlie's first Verified Job Pier Pressure II has already seen plenty of play time in our Rockstar live-streams. Sonuva Beach is another creation showcased on GTAForums - a tight little Deathmatch that’s been marked out entirely with user-placed Props on the Palomino Highlands Beach. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into Prop placement to give this DM a central ‘focus’, choke points and alternate routes. Weapons are restricted to shotguns but grenade and Molotov pickups are placed around the map to spice things up and provide tactical variety.

 

Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across both platforms, so whether you're on Xbox 360 or PS3, you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (you can also bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).
 
Go ahead and post your Job below in the comments (only once, please don't spam) with a punchy explanation of why it's worth checking out. We're always looking for new player-created Jobs to add to the Rockstar Verified program and the best way to get noticed is to have a solid Race or Deathmatch that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be.

Previously:
3 New Deathmatches and a New Capture plus a Few Familiar Faces
The Watch Tower, Criss Cross Dock Race and More

GTA Online Rockstar Verified Jobs: 3 New Deathmatches and a New Capture plus a Few Familiar Faces

Posted on May 30 2014, 1:04pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Along with several Crews standing out as hives of Creator activity, we're also seeing a few individuals making their mark with the GTA Online Creator, earning their second Rockstar Verified Job honors this week. This latest batch also includes some tight, technical Deathmatches plus six new Races covering everything from high-concept to high jumps. Head over to each Job's Social Club page now and add them to your game to play them for yourselves, and keep an eye out for demonstrations of these Jobs on upcoming Rockstar live streams.


Super cars take flight n Jumps-R-Us

 Jumps 'R' Us - Created by Evan3737
With Jobs titled Jump It Like It's Hot, Jump The Mountain and Jump-A-Thon in his back catalogue, Evan3737 knows how to make a jumping Race! Jumps 'R' Us diverges from the usual pattern of standard Highway jump Races though. In Jumps 'R' Us, a series of ramps launch racers between different road levels in Vinewood Hills, all the while taking in glorious views of downtown Los Santos as they go. A key feature is ramps placed at the end of long downhill sections, allowing players to build up the necessary speed to get some serious airtime.

 Zancudo Outskirts - Created by kidkolumbo
A “small and thoughtful Deathmatch designed around 4 v 4 play” and one of the most balanced user-created Deathmatches we’ve played, we stumbled across kidkolumbo's Creation via a promotional post on the GTA Content subreddit (a great place to discover fun community creations). As kidkolumbo explains "this map was created to take advantage of what type of shooter GTA is: a third person shooter. Props are littered smartly across the map, to shorten sightlines and provide safe havens for players working their way around." Players must always remain cautious of getting flanked and consider their team’s position and movement carefully. Weapon pickups entice players out of cover and into the line of fire, with the most valuable weapons in the least well covered areas. Teamwork and communication is crucial.


4x4s tour Vinewood Hills in Baja Hangtime

 Baja Hangtime - Created by deejayb1874
A fun Race for off-road vehicles around the Vinewood Hills, this is a fairly long Race that features on and off-road sections, a tricky hairpin and one huge jump down a hill side that will have you going back for more. We especially enjoyed skidding our way around this one in the Bifta, but the faster car classes will allow you to get some truly spectacular air from the ramp half way around the lap. When not hanging out with the notorious Red Rum Racing Crewdeejayb1874 is a Commissioner of D1rty12 - a GTA Forums Crew who have been playing together since 2008. Any Social Club member looking for inspiration for their own Crew website should also to check out http://d12gaming.com.

 Sultans of Swing - Created by NittyDon
Yet another member of the Red Rum Racing Crew has their Job Verified: NittyDon has Created a Race for Sultans only along the dirt tracks in the Vinewood Hills. Easing off the accelerator at the crucial moment will allow you to navigate the tight twisting turns with a satisfying racing line, so be sure to choose this as a Non-Contact Race for a pure driving contest. Keep eyes peeled for a few sharp drops and inconveniently placed trees on the downhill sections.


A bag carrier is intercepted on the way down Mt. Chiliad in Contend: Highest Treasure

 Contend: Highest Treasure - Created by RikkiVercetti
Having invited RikkiVercetti to play his first Verified JobGTA: That's My Rhino with us in the High Life Event Weekend live stream, Rikki has come up with the goods again. This Capture, similar to Contend: Adventure Time! sees two teams race to the top of Mt. Chiliad in Froggers or Vestras to take on the armed militia guarding the bounty at the top. Prime that SMG as you abandon your aircraft and glide onto the roof of the shed. On the way back down, look out for any chancers hanging out by your base looking to snap the parachute strings (and necks) of incoming bag carriers.

 The Valedictorian - Created by Fachuro
Fachuro racks up his second Rockstar Verified Job with The Valedictorian. In keeping with The Academic and others, this is a high concept Race utilizing a woefully underused Sedan vehicle class. Wide sweeping turns combine with tight chicanes making car choice more important than ever. The Super Diamond takes the cake on speed and acceleration, but it's lack of traction and braking means it won't do you much good on the sharp turns. Stick with the Schafter, and prepare for a high re-playability factor: you'll want to practice until you can nail each corner perfectly.


Close quarters carnage beneath the pier in Pier Pressure II 

 Pier Pressure II - Created by handcuff_charlie
Handcuff_charlie is a prolific Job creator with 90 published Jobs right now and an active profile in GTAForums’ content subforum. In Pier Pressure II, two teams face-off amongst the forest of wooden pillars beneath the Del Perro Pier. Opponents running at speed between pillars will be difficult to pick off with the handgun, so wait for them to get close before blowing them away with a shotgun. Alternatively, join the scramble for the single RPG at the top of the map and take aim at the gas cylinders for minimum effort but maximum results. Wrecked buses complete the scene of dereliction - use grenades to lure out anyone camping inside. It’s one of the few 4 team Deathmatches to pass our way and works brilliantly with 8 players, but supports up to 16.

 Underground Shootout - Created by The_Jackal_4563
Having played through many Jobs created in this underground tunnel that didn't quite cut it, The_Jackal_4563's is the first we've found that really makes the area feel right. This is an intense, close-quarters Deathmatch with three different levels that demands tactical play. Sightlines are short so keep an eye on the minimap and use combat rolls to get around corners, close enough for a quick clean melee kill. The_Jackal_4563 has littered the map with mid-power, close range weapons that are perfect for dispensing any opponents who are getting up in your grill.


Watching the sunset over Blaine County from The Gordo Run

 The Gordo Run - Created by matty256
A Race for "extreme off-roaders" over a dangerous and unforgiving trail in the northeast corner of Blaine County. A seemingly purpose-built bike path takes you up and over the peak of Mount Gordo, past the weather station and back around the side of the mountain. Stick to just two laps for this long Race, and make sure that you don't make the same mistakes the second time around. Reminiscent of Stream Racer from the last batch of Verified Jobs, skilled Sanchez riders need only apply - there are challenging turns, blind bends and death defying drops protected by only flimsy fences. Survive by the skin of your tires.

 Los Santos GP Inner Loop - Created by Broughy1322
A "tight, technical, and tricky prospect" - this Grand Prix-style Race for Super cars takes you through downtown Los Santos and lower Rockford Hills. The Entity XF is a good choice for this (when is it not?) given the excellent traction and braking combined with punchy acceleration for the short straight-aways. Tricky sections through the hospital and under the Daily Globe building change up the feel of the Race as players are forced to reduce their speed. The Race really stands out due to very carefully considered prop placement to mark the route - from low tire walls to flashing arrows and a few well-placed shipping containers to cut off any shortcuts.  Attention to detail from Broughy1322 should come as no surprise, given the in-depth review of each of the new High Life Update vehicles on his YouTube channel.

Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across both platforms, so whether you're on Xbox 360 or PS3, you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (you can also bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).
 
Go ahead and post your Job below in the comments (only once, please don't spam) with a punchy explanation of why it's worth checking out. We're always looking for new player-created Jobs to add to the Rockstar Verified program and the best way to get noticed is to have a solid Race or Deathmatch that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be.

Previously:
The Watch Tower, Criss Cross Dock Race and more
GTA Online #CaptureWeekend Creator Selections
GTA Online Rockstar Verified Jobs Update: The Roads Less Traveled

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