Get Double RP in GTA Online This Weekend: August 1st - 3rd

Posted 1 day, 17 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Beginning tomorrow, August 1st and running all weekend long through midnight eastern on Sunday August 3rd, get 2X RP in GTA Online. All Jobs and other RP-gaining activities like Gang Attacks, Hold Ups, and Import/Export to name a few, will earn you double RP.

This will also be your last chance to pick up the limited-time Independence Day Special content, like the Liberator monster truck, Sovereign motorcycle, Musket and assorted patriotic apparel - so make sure to grab these items by Sunday.

Less than One Week Remains to Get the Independence Day Special GTA Online Content

Posted 4 days, 15 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games


A few choice Snapmatic photos from the Independence Day Special, compliments of community members MILKFED, Sabotage_OG_187, TallMarcos14, ChaosofDestiny and Deltakeks.

There is less than one week left to get the limited-time content made available as part of the GTA Online Independence Day Special. So if you have yet to acquire vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the Liberator monster truck, weapons like the Musket and Firework Rocket Launcher, or any of the patriotic tees and masks in-game then now's the time. The seven new properties, the ability to ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster, and the 17 new Jobs will all remain open permanently.

For those who've asked, the Firework Rocket Launcher along with its ammo will be available again during future holidays and other special events when fireworks are traditionally let off. At the beginning of any holiday or special event where fireworks are available, players who purchased the Firework Rocket Launcher previously will receive one free full refill of ammo per qualifying event in order to make sure you can properly celebrate.

And stay tuned for future GTA Online updates to be announced here at the Newswire, including some bonus double RP later this week to help send off the Independence Day Special in proper patriotic style.

GTA Online Verified Jobs Livestream Hosted by Swiftor, with Typical Gamer and XpertThief

Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Update: Big thanks to Swiftor, Typical Gamer and XpertThief for joining us today. If you missed the livestream, you can catch the archive of it above. To get a notification whenever we livestream on Twitch, go to twitch.tv/rockstargames and hit the follow button or follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates.

Today at around 4pm eastern, we'll be broadcasting a special Rockstar Verified Edition livestream hosted by Swiftor and featuring special guest players Typical Gamer and XpertThief. We'll be playing the new GTA Online Verified Jobs from this week's update. You'll be able to watch along here at the Newswire, or at twitch.tv/rockstargames.

Grand Theft Auto V Coming this Fall to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

Posted on June 9 2014, 11:10pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Today we're proud to announce that the critically-acclaimed and record-breaking Grand Theft Auto V is coming this fall to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Grand Theft Auto V will take full advantage of the power of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with across-the-board graphical and technical improvements to deliver a stunning new level of detail. Increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic, and enhanced resolutions all work together to bring new life to the cities, towns, deserts and oceans of Rockstar North’s epic reimagining of Southern California. 

Switch between the interconnected lives of Michael, Trevor and Franklin as they embark on a series of heists across Los Santos and Blaine County in the biggest, deepest and richest open world experience yet, with game world enhancements that include new wildlife, upgraded weather and damage effects, and an array of new details to discover.

The new generation upgrades also extend to Grand Theft Auto Online, an ever-evolving Grand Theft Auto universe. Rise through the criminal ranks by banding together to complete Jobs for cash, purchase properties, vehicles and character upgrades, compete in traditional competitive modes, or create your own content to play and share with the Grand Theft Auto community.

All new content and gameplay created since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online, including an extensive array of new Jobs, an arsenal of new weapons, scores of new vehicles, new properties and player customizations will also be available for the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One and PC with much more to come. In addition, the current community of players will have the ability to transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC.
  
Grand Theft Auto V for PC will also feature a video editor designed for advanced movie-making.

Check out the new video that debuted tonight during Sony's E3 press conference above, and visit rockstargames.com/V/order to pre-order.

Tech Update: Gamespy Server Closure Transition is Underway

Posted on April 29 2014, 5:07pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club, Support

We want to give everyone a quick update on the actions we’re taking in light of GameSpy and GLU Mobile’s decision to shut down their backend servers this coming May 31. While Grand Theft Auto V is unaffected, our teams are currently working to patch specific older titles to keep the transition as smooth as possible and minimize the impact to online-enabled play and your in-game experience. The majority of changes will be in the form of Rockstar Games Social Club services, including stat tracking and leaderboards.
 
For a full list of the changes, please head to the Rockstar Support page.

GTA Online Capture Creator Update Now Available - Plus #CaptureWeekend Award Details

Posted on April 11 2014, 10:40am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Adding on to the over 4 million player-created Deathmatches and Races, the Creator community can now make their own original customized Capture Jobs with the Capture Creator Update for GTA Online. Strategically place pick-ups, define weaponry, location and lots of other variables to make your own unique Capture Job for others to take on. We will also be reviewing your homemade Capture creations to stamp standout experiences as Rockstar Verified.
 
As a little bonus for early birds in the community who are planning to make the first Capture creation masterpieces this weekend, we're going to give 4 creators the opportunity to score a cool $GTA1,000,000 and the exclusive in-game CAPTURE license plate in the #CaptureWeekend Awards. The four official selections will also join the hallowed ranks of Rockstar Verified Jobs and be invited to join us on a future Rockstar Games live broadcast on Twitch to play through and talk about their creations.
 
To help you get started, we've created a handy PDF guide that will walk you through the process of creating your own Capture Jobs. 

We're also extending the 2X GTA$ and RP period that was originally scheduled to end today through next week - so playing any Capture Jobs, including those made with the Creator tools will earn you twice as much GTA$ and RP until the end of the day on Sunday, April 20th.

To submit your published Capture Job for consideration, head to the GTA Online section of Social Club and find your created Jobs. In the details area of the Job you think is worthy, click the Edit Tags button at the bottom, add #CaptureWeekend to the edit box and click Save. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM Eastern on Sunday. See full terms and conditions here.
 

Rockstar Game Tips: Dominating Capture Jobs

Posted on April 9 2014, 1:41pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

With double GTA$ and RP currently active for all Capture Jobs plus this Friday's upcoming release of the Capture Creator update, our latest edition of Rockstar Game Tips focuses on this teamwork-based GTA Online mode. Crews live and die on their powers of communication in this tug-of-warfare and your wits need to be just as sharp as your trigger finger, so here are some of our best pointers and strategies to help you and your Crew assert control.

General Advice

  • Teamwork is crucial to success in Capture Jobs so it should go without saying that headsets are a must for all players. If you can't communicate then you're not going to be on the same page.
  • Similarly, working together as a team or Crew is the only way to guarantee success. Capture Jobs are no place for lone wolves. If you're a Crew Leader then consider assigning roles according to each Job. For example, you'll want your best driver collecting the buses in "All Abhorred", your best pilot escorting them from the sky, your top gunman guarding your base (or infiltrating your opponent's when you're down) and so forth.
  • When the stakes are evenly stacked, sometimes all it takes is a phonecall to an influential friend to tip the scales. Be sure to use Lester to reveal the radar blips of your enemies, or to hide your own, especially at key strategic times like when trying to deliver a package or vehicle.
  • Be sure to use weapons with suppresors attached to stay off the enemies' radars. To the same end, travel on foot when possible (driving will automatically make you show up on radars) and resist the urge to hammer the sprint button when close to an enemy base.
  • Learn each location and consider unorthodox routes to objectives. If there's one obvious route to a bag or a base, chances are the enemy will be taking it too and may have it locked down.

Raid

  • Looking after your own base is just as important as attacking the opposition's. Consider using vehicles to blockade entrances to your base to slow down would-be infiltrators.
  • Have one person hang back to defend your bag at all costs. It's also a good idea for them to call Lester and reveal the other team's blips on their radar.
  • Your bag is going to be harder to steal if it is next to a primed Sticky Bomb. Or prefer a cheaper option? Consider using the Jerry Can to douse the area in gasoline and turn up the heat on any intruders.
  • In "Baggage Handlers", it can be tempting to rush to the helicopters in the center of the map, but the fire engines located around the edges may be a better option. They offer decent protection and speed for attacking the opposing base and are a less obvious choice than the choppers.

Hold

  • Right at the beginning of the Job, sieze control of the neutral bags before thinking about attacking the other teams' bases.
  • Explosives can clear out an opponent's base in preparation for a co-ordinated attack - bombard them with grenades or rockets, or drop a call to Merryweather and call in an Airstrike.

GTA

  • When escorting vehicles back to your base, have one of your team call in a helicopter for air support, and at least one other member on a fast vehicle to scout the roads ahead. They should engage any waiting attackers and be prepared to jump into the target vehicle should the driver get taken out.
  • In "Field of Screams", while the Fieldmaster might not be the quickest, it can handle any terrain so stay off the roads and take a less predictable route back to your base. Also, if possible leave some of your team members near the center of the map to fight over the next Fieldmaster when it spawns upon successful delivery.
  • At the start of "My Maibatsu", the spot where the Sanchez bikes are located can be a bloodbath - so sieze control early on. If you jump straight onto a bike you're likely to get taken out so it's worth holding down the area until things get more spread out and you can negotiate a safe route back to your base.
  • Safely escorting buses in "All Abhorred" can be difficult, especially if your opponents are more intent on destroying than intercepting. Focus on one bus at a time, with teammates escorting it home from the air and from both in front and behind, preferably on fast bikes. You may also want a player in a chopper trying to disrupt the opposition's efforts.

Contend

  • Run the middle - exerting control over the point where the bag spawns is important. When you have the bag, resist any urge to scatter. Deploy as many people as are required to successfully return it to your base, but also try and maintain control of that spawn point for the next grab.
  • At the start of "Townhall Trinity", split into pairs and use the motorbikes provided. The person riding pillion should grab the bags while the driver gets in position for the getaway. The key is to keep moving, stay with your partner and use alleyways as opposed to the open roads.
  • Land, Sea or Air is the question in "Salty Snatch" as you fight over duffle bags located at the end of the pier on Chumash Beach. However you decide to negotiate this bottleneck, co-ordinate with your team so that they have your back. The key access points to the bag are the ladder from the ocean to the left of the pier; the main entrance to the pier from the street; and from the sky by parachute. Controlling the pier is the key to victory so have a gunman watching each of these spots, and a spotter in a helicopter relaying the movements of the opposing team, and you'll be home and hosed in no time.


These are just a few of the Capture strategies you might employ and we'd love to hear any more tips you may have in the comments.

GTA Online Capture Creator Coming this Friday - Get Double GTA$ & RP on Capture Jobs Now

Posted on April 8 2014, 12:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

This Friday, April 11th, we'll be adding the ability to construct your own Capture Jobs with the GTA Online Creator tool. This update will let you create Jobs across any of the four Capture Job variants (Contend, GTA, Hold and Raid) and publish them for all to play, rate and share via the Rockstar Games Social Club.

In honor of this forthcoming update, and to help you hone your skills for the wave of new player-made Capture creations to come - from now until Friday, playing any of the official Capture Jobs in GTA Online will earn you twice as much GTA$ and RP. If you haven't yet played Capture Mode in GTA Online, it's a GTA twist on classic capture the flag style confrontations that brings a whole new level of adversarial action to the world of Los Santos and Blaine County. Strategy plays a huge role as you run decoys, set traps and place obstacles to ensure your enemies don’t get close to your goods.

Below are a few of the Capture Jobs we recommend you check out, and stay tuned for some tips straight from us on how to dominate at Capture Mode later this week.

Contend: Salty Snatch
Dog walkers and surfing talent agents look out - two import operations at either end of Chumash Beach are fighting over a shipment that's landed on the pier. Any product they can get to their spot in the sand is theirs to keep.

GTA: All Abhorred
Not just for parolees and perverts anymore, a fleet of buses at the Dashound Bus Center in Downtown LS becomes a target for two teams of hoods. They compete to get buses back to their bases on either side of the city, while trying to stop the other team from doing the same.

GTA: Field of Screams
A tractor shortage in Grapeseed leads to farmyard chaos. It's harvest time, and two rival gangs compete to bring a Fieldmaster tractor back to their bases. Farming is a deadly serious business in Blaine County.

Hold: Freight Fight
Two importers fight over rights to a shipment at the Terminal. Scrappy close quarters battle as they try to get as much product to their side of the containers as they can, and protect it when it gets there.

Raid: High Road
Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness: playground for uptight hikers, creepy bird watchers, trail mix enthusiasts and drug runners. Fight a rival crew for the rights to the tunnel shortcut to the Alamo Sea, and put them out of business by taking their product and banking it on your side of the tunnel.

Raid: Wargames
Like any military operation, when things kick off at Fort Zancudo Air Base, they escalate pretty quickly. Teams hoarding their black market profits raid each other's bases at either end of the facility. If they get the goods back, they're banked. Nothing's off limits to be used here, including the fighter jets.

NEW TITLE UPDATE 1.12
Today, there is also a new Title Update available that includes many of the fixes we announced in last week's spring updates story, including bonus RP every time you like or dislike content after playing it, the ability to call Lester and have him instruct the cops to turn a blind eye to criminal activity for a short period of time, as well as increased payouts for completing Parachute, Races, Deathmatches and LTS Jobs with less than four players. To get the new update, just go online with your PS3 or Xbox 360 and GTAV - you'll be prompted to download an automatic update. For the full list of fixes and changes, check out this article at the Rockstar Support page.

 

Previously:
Grand Theft Auto Online Spring Updates

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