This Week: Load Up on 2X RP & GTA$ Payouts in Series A Funding (July 27th - August 2nd)

Posted 15 hours, 32 minutes ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Now that you've plundered Humane Labs and sprung Rashkovsky from Bolingbroke, it's time to revisit an old friend and reap double the GTA$ & RP rewards for doing so. Over the next seven days (July 27th - August 2nd), you'll receive 2X GTA$ and RP for each of the Set-Up Missions and the Finale in the Series A Funding GTA Online Heist.

If you're already familiar with helping to get TPI's stake in the lucrative Los Santos narcotics industry off the ground, then now's the perfect time to take on the Elite Challenges in the Heist Finale for which you'll also be doubling up the GTA$ rewards:

  • Complete in under 6:30
  • Kill 75 enemies
  • Nobody gets wasted

For those new to GTA Online (or looking to rank up their second characters to the requisite Rank 12), we're also pumping up the RP bonus on select GTA Online activities. Moreover, these will also help increase your character's Skills - which should come in handy when undertaking Heists. Bonus Double RP activities this week include:

  • Gang Attacks
  • Mission: Out of Harmony
  • Missions: Deliver a Package Bonus
  • Deathmatch: All Kills
  • Deathmatch: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place finishes
  • Deathmatch: 3, 6 and 10 Kills
  • Deathmatch: Power Player, Kill When Close to Death
  • Vehicle Deathmatch: Kill Power Player
  • Survival: Wave Reached
  • Capture: RP Rewards for Collecting Mission Package

And lookout for bonus temporary mark downs on GTA Online gear and vehicles throughout the week, which will be announced via our official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Previously:
2X GTA$ & RP All Week for the Humane Labs Raid
GTA Online Prison Break Heist: Double Score Weekend

William Guzman and Ainara Elbusto Arteaga Power Past the Field to Win the Inaugural Red Hook Crit London

Posted 2 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar


Red Hook Crit London 2015 winners Ainara Elbusto Arteaga and William Guzman on the podium. [Photo: Francesco Rachello & Eloise Mavian]

Thousands of spectators turned out in beautiful London weather to witness cycling speed and thrills as the Red Hook Crit made its UK debut outside of the O2 Arena on London’s Greenwich Peninsula. Congratulations to William Guzman and Ainara Elbusto Arteaga for taking first in the Men’s and Women’s final respectively. The 1.1km circuit was deceptively challenging, requiring both fine-tuned handling skills to negotiate a series of technical corners and raw strength to power away from the field down the wind-swept straightaways.

Onboard video footage from Neil Bezdek of Red Hook Crit London No.1#redhookcrit #rhcl1

Posted by Red Hook Criterium on Sunday, July 12, 2015

In the women’s race, the first lap prime* saw local British rider Jo Smith take command by out sprinting Series Leader and Spanish rider Ainara Elbusto Arteaga to start the evening. A series of attacks on the backstretch kept the pace high and it was an attack through the start-finish by Kacey Manderfield Lloyd that only Arteaga was able to follow. This continued a fierce, competitive rivalry that began in Brooklyn and would continue throughout the inaugural race. Over the course of a few laps, four more riders bridged to Lloyd and Arteaga including Ash Duban, Sammi Runnels, Fleur Faure and Jo Celso. Artega, Runnels, Duban and Lloyd did most of the pulling while Faure and Celso were rarely on the front until the final 6 laps when Faure began her series of attacks that would win her the Rockstar Games Award for Top Antagonist, in recognition of her aggressiveness and determination throughout the race. The race ended with a dramatic surge sprint from Lloyd in the final 100m, forcing Arteaga into a showdown for the finish as she held off Lloyd’s charge by a wheel length to take the race in thrilling fashion.


Manderfield-Lloyd (black and pink jersey) makes a move for the lead but eventual race winner Artega (red jersey) holds out in front. [Photo: Francesco Rachello & Eloise Mavian]

The sun began to set and the crowds of spectators continued to wrap around the circuit before the men’s feature race. With the top ten riders on the grid posting qualifying times all within one second of each other, we knew the race was going to be a fast one.

Brooklyn No. 7 winner Thibaud Lhenry, gained an early advantage but it was local Londoner Alec Briggs and Italian Nicholas Varani who made the race’s first breakaway. Back in the field, however, series veteran Mario Paz Duque and American Zac Felpel were spurred on by the prime bell and Paz Duque powered through to take the first lap prime, his 4th consecutive first lap prime extending back to Barcelona in 2014. That move would cause alarm in the field and American Addison Zawada took to the front to bring the gap down and neutralize the break.


A very happy Addison Zawada holds up his Rockstar Top Antagonist trophy. [Photo: Jack Chevell]

The split between the front and back halves of the field extended in the second half of the race and ultimately a pack of 31 riders made up the front pack going into the final lap. Top favorites including Ivan Ravaoli, Paz Duque, Lhenry, Augusto Reati, and surprise finishers from Brooklyn No. 8 William Guzman and Raul Torres Pagaza were all in the lead pack and any of these athletes were capable of winning the race.

But it was fastest qualifier Guzman, who had been lying in wait for the previous 23 laps, who displayed a phenomenal finishing sprint in the final 300m to take the victory.


William Guzman crosses the finish line after a gutsy sprint to take the first Red Hook Criterium London. [Photo: Jack Chevell]

Despite the challenging course, the race boasted the largest finishing field ever, with 70 riders completing the race – more finishers than any other race in RHC history. There is now a tie in the overall Men’s Series standings between William Guzman and Ivan Ravaoli, at 59 points each. Thibaud Lhenry jumped to 3rd place overall edging out Raul Torres Pagaza, who sits 4th. In the Women’s Series, Ainara Elbusto Arteaga continues to lead with 79 points, followed by Kacey Lloyd and Fleur Faure.

The series continues to Barcelona with part three of the four-part championship taking place on September 5th.


Reece Wood and George Garnier of London’s 5th Floor Racing steady each other on the start line of the first Red Hook Crit London.

Men’s Results
1.     William Guzman (PR)
2.     Mario Paz Duque (CO)
3.     Thibaud Lhenry (FR)
4.     Ivan Ravaioli (IT)
5.     Fabio Scazaratti (IT)
6.     Augusto Reati (IT)
7.     Daniele Callegarin (IT)
8.     Zac Felpel (US)
9.     Roberto Barone (IT)
10.   Raul Torres Pagaza (MX) 

1st Lap (Breakfast prime): Mario Paz Duque (CO)
Halfway (Dinner prime): Nicolas Variani (IT)
Fastest Lap Qualifying Time: William Guzman (PR)
Rockstar Top Antagonist: Addison Zawada (19th place) (US)


The Red Hook Criterium London is underway – a record 70 riders would go on to finish the race. [Photo: Francesco Rachello & Eloise Mavian]

Women’s Results
1.     Ainara Elbusto Arteaga (ES)
2.     Kacey Lloyd (US)
3.     Ash Duban (US)
4.     Sammi Runnels (US)
5.     Fleur Faure (FR)
6.     Jo Celso (US)
7.     Jo Smith (GB)
8.     Gretchen Stumhofer (US)
9.     Keira McVitty (GB)
10.   Stefania Baldi (IT)

1st Lap (Breakfast prime): Jo Smith (GB)
Halfway (Dinner prime): Ainara Elbusto Arteaga (ES)
Fastest Lap Qualifying Time: Ainara Elbusto Arteaga (ES)
Rockstar Top Antagonist: Fleur Faure (FR)

*Prime: A prize offered to the first rider across the start/finish line on a designated lap. RHC offers a first lap and mid-race prize.


Previously:
The Red Hook Crit Heads to London for the First Time, This Saturday July 11th

The GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part 2 Is Now Available

Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

A love of the finer things is one of the few ways a career criminal can celebrate success – something the high-end retailers of Rockford Hills and beyond know all too well. With an outbreak of Heists hitting the city recently, merchants have rushed to stock their shelves and showrooms with exotic collectables to accommodate Los Santos’ new class of heavily armed and upwardly mobile professionals.
 
Part 2 of The Ill-Gotten Gains Update for GTA Online delivers desirable new vehicles, unforgiving new weapons and clothes to make you stand out in a crowd. For the unconventional, the Coil Brawler is a luxury sports-styled off-roader with raised suspension and a 400 horsepower engine that will muscle its way over any terrain. If top speed is what matters most, the Progen T20 is among the fastest cars to ever arrive in Los Santos, and the Vapid Chino brings some old school sedan brawn to your vehicle collection, while the Dinka Vindicator motorcycle adds agility and speed, featuring a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that stores energy from braking and delivers a burst of speed on activation.


 
For a level of refinement that only dirty money can buy, the Lampadati Toro screams sophistication – a speedboat crafted with the finest timber from protected rainforests, six-inch lacquer finishing and twin v12 engines. Meanwhile, a range of exotic weaponry hits Ammu-Nation with the wood-finished Marksman Pistol, a single-shot weapon with more stopping power than a pump action shotgun or the slightly more personal, solid gold Knuckle Dusters.
 
For those who prefer to wear their status as conspicuous consumers, the iFruit Snap Watch adds a hint of tech savvy to your wrist, or opt for a more classically opulent timepiece with the Medici Radial or Covgari Universe – all available at retailers across Los Santos alongside a massive selection of new apparel and jewelry for men and women.


 
In other news, The Ill-Gotten Gains Update Part 2 brings the release of the new radio station, The Lab on all four console versions of GTAV. Hosted by Dr. No and the Chemical Bro., The Lab features new tracks created by The Alchemist and Oh No and inspired by their work on the original score for GTAV, with guest appearances from Killer Mike, Little Dragon, Earl Sweatshirt, Phantogram, Freddie Gibbs and more.

To help get you into one of their new vehicles, the esteemed salesmen at Legendary Motorsport are offering a one-time 25% REBATE on your next qualifying purchase this week (July 8th – 15th). All you need to do to qualify for this special limited-time offer is have your email address registered and verified with the Rockstar Games Social Club, be a member of the Rockstar Games Mailing List and join a Crew. The cash from the Legendary Motorsport rebate will be deposited in your in-game Maze Bank account by Sunday, July 19th. To fulfill these requirements, login to your Social Club profile. If your profile already meet these three requirements, just visit Legendary Motorsport in-game and purchase your new ride.

And as always, this new Title Update (1.28) additionally includes many other new enhancements, improvements and fixes for known issues. Amongst these items by popular demand will be the ability for creators to make custom Jobs at the Los Santos International Airport and the Fort Zancudo Military Base for the first time. We can’t wait to see what the Creator community cooks up in those previously off-limits areas. We’ve received lots of other fantastic feedback to the official GTA Online feedback inbox from the Creator community about features they’d like to see. One such update that we are currently working on for a next update is a new feature to enable creators to properly stack props, adding proper support for that highly-requested feature powering super fun mega-ramps, loops and parkour courses – please stay tuned for more information on that. Thanks again to the entire Creator community for their amazing, innovative work and very detailed feedback – we encourage all players to please continue sending your wishlists and suggestions to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com as it is of invaluable help in informing positive fixes, tweaks and other updates to the game.
 
Head to Rockstar Downloads for digital versions of the new ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part 2 artwork seen above now available as desktops, Twitter and Facebook headers, avatars and more. And stay tuned for information about this weekend’s official ILL-GOTTEN GAINS PART 2 Social Club Event Weekend with special bonuses to be announced very soon.

The Red Hook Crit Heads to London for the First Time, This Saturday July 11th

Posted 3 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The Red Hook Crit - the world’s premier track bike crit featuring professional road racers, track specialists, bike messengers, and urban cyclists competing over multiple laps around a fast, technical circuit - makes its London debut this Saturday, July 11th. Hosted at the iconic Greenwich Peninsula, outside the O2 Arena, athletes will race along the waterfront circuit in the second leg of the four part 2015 Championship Series.

Hard-fought battles in the first race at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal back in April shaped the current standings and London will see the return of top competitors from both the Men’s and Women’s fields. 2014 series champion Arinara Elbusto Arteaga defends her first place position against French professional Fleur Faure, past RHC winners Kacey Manderfield Lloyd and Ash Duban. The men’s race in Brooklyn was transformed by a crash in the lead pack during the final laps, allowing Italian Ivan Ravaioli to seize the lead and fend off the chase pack for first place. Young bloods Luis Junquera and Raul Torres will be in pursuit of the pole position, but the field is packed with seasoned RHC powerhouse athletes setting the stage for a world-class event. 


[Photo Credit: Jason Sellers]

The Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist also comes to London, awarded in both final criteriums to the riders whose tactics, tenacity and strength most affect the race regardless of their final standing.

The race is free for spectators and we invite everyone in the London area to check out one of the coolest bike races in the world. For more information, visit redhookcrit.com or check out the official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For a glimpse of the action, check out the video below:

Experience the thrill of high-speed track bike criterium racing on the streets of London when the Red Hook Criterium comes to London’s Greenwich Peninsula on Saturday, July 11th. Free for spectators and accessible via the Jubilee Line. Races begin at 19:30.#redhookcrit #rhcl1 #greenwichpeninsula

Posted by Red Hook Criterium on Monday, July 6, 2015


Previously:
The 2015 Red Hook Criterium Championship Series Heads to London, Barcelona and Milan
Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No. 8 Recap

Get Double GTA$ and RP in GTA Online Now Through July 4th Weekend

Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

No matter where you’re from, you can celebrate American grandiosity and pageantry in Los Santos and Blaine County this week, with Double GTA$ in the GTA Online Event Playlist and Double RP in all Jobs starting today and lasting through the entire July 4th holiday weekend (July 1st - July 6th).

To help laud the occasion, merchants across Los Santos are also restocking all their original Independence Day Special inventory, with a 25% discount on everything, including vehicles like The Liberator monster truck and Sovereign motorcycle, the Firework Rocket Launcher and its ammo, plus an assortment of red-white-and-blue gear including Hats, T-Shirts, Masks and more.

DOUBLE GTA$ IN THE INDEPENDENCE DAY GTA ONLINE EVENT PLAYLIST
Bulk up your bank balance in advance of the upcoming ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two with 2X GTA$ in the Independence Day Online Event Playlist, which features patriotic-themed GTA Online Jobs including Grand Senora Desert (LTS), Guns and Gasoline (Parachuting), Mud, Sweat and Gears (Land Race) and Road Tripping (Team Deathmatch).

DOUBLE RP FOR ALL JOBS
Also, for those aiming to climb the Los Santos criminal hierarchy, all GTA Online Jobs played this weekend will net you double the RP.

ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two Coming to GTA Online Next Week

Posted 4 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

The second haul of high-end goods currently en route to Los Santos' luxury shops and dealerships. We're pleased to announce that the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two will arrive for all platforms next week, on Wednesday July 8th. This new collection of extravagant attire and potent transportation also includes the debut of the previously PC-exclusive 'The Lab' radio station across all four console platforms.

Stay tuned for more details on next week's update, including particulars for our second Ill-Gotten Gains Social Club Event Weekend kicking off on Friday, July 10th. For now, check out a sample of what’s coming up via our screenshot gallery - and for players who didn’t get last year’s Independence Day Special, look for the return of old favorites at reduced rates, including the Firework Rocket Launcher.


From the San Chianski Mountain Range to the sidewalks of Vinewood Boulevard, the stylish Coil Brawler is equipped to handle any terrain.


Docktease expands its fleet with the classic Lampadati Toro.


New shipments of clothing and accessories are available at high end retailers across Los Santos.


The Invetero Coquette BlackFin offers a new body style on an old favorite.


The extremely powerful and damaging, single-shot Marksman Pistol.


The blazingly fast Progen T20 is built from the ground up for quick getaways and street-tuning.


Knuckledusters from Ammu-Nation offer a personal way to connect with new friends all over Los Santos.


Represent your local custom shop in the Vapid Chino with a Los Santos Customs Plaque.


Luxury meets raw power with the Dinka Vindicator.

 

Previously:
GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part One Now Available

Welcome to Los Santos Vinyl Coming June 30th: Enter Now at Social Club for a Chance to Win

Posted on June 26 2015, 10:59am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Social Club, Games

Welcome To Los Santos, the genre-spanning collection of original music that debuted with GTAV on PC and is coming to consoles next month as part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two, will be available on vinyl next week - but you can enter for the chance to win a copy before it releases. Enter by this Tuesday, June 30th at the Rockstar Games Social Club for the chance to win one of five Welcome to Los Santos vinyls at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events.

Featuring a diverse array of artists from across the musical spectrum – including Earl Sweatshirt, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Freddie Gibbs, Popcaan, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe and Samuel T. Herring (from Future Islands) – the music of Welcome to Los Santos first launched compliments of the ‘The Lab’ in-game radio station hosted by Doctor No and the Chemical Bro (aka Oh No and The Alchemist) in GTAV for PC, and will be added to all four console platforms next month as part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. Ends Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Update: Targeting Cheaters in GTA Online

Posted on June 15 2015, 11:26am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

As part of our ongoing commitment to combat cheating and griefing, we have recently implemented new systems to allow us to more efficiently detect and target any players found running mods and cheat programs within GTA Online. As a reminder, any attempt to tamper with the behavior of GTA Online by installing or executing mods, scripts, or other exploits, modifying the game files or manipulating the game in any way while it is executing will result in disciplinary action including but not limited to time in the cheater pool, bans and potential suspension of your account. Please help maintain the integrity of the GTA Online experience by keeping sessions free of modifications and exploits.

Thank you to members of the GTA Online community who have been doing their part by reporting cheaters to the Banhammer address with helpful information. For details, please see: How to Report Cheaters in Grand Theft Auto Online at the Rockstar Support site.

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