Watch the Latest Episode of GTA Online Sessions featuring Tyler the Creator, Odd Future & Danny Brown

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

If you missed this past Tuesday’s raucous livestream featuring Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack’s Tyler the Creator and Danny Brown – you can now check out the official GTA Online Sessions episode at the Rockstar YouTube channel. Tyler was flanked by Odd Future’s Taco and Jasper Dolphin and Danny was backed up by his Bruiser Brigade teammates Dopehead and DJ Skywlkr for an insane 3v3 session playing new Adversary Modes from the Freemode Events Update and more.

Tyler and Danny are touring with fellow GTAV soundtrack artists A$AP Rocky and Vince Staples on the Rocky and Tyler Tour currently making stops all across North America through the fall.

GTA Online Sessions: Freemode Events Special featuring Lazlow, Swiftor & Hat Films (aka The Stunt Lads)

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Check out a special edition of GTA Online Sessions at the official Rockstar YouTube channel featuring a few of the brand new Freemode Events released today for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

We invited in our old friend Swiftor and the gents from Hat Films (who you may know for their excellent ‘Stunt Lads’ Rockstar Editor video machinima series that we’ve featured here at the Newswire recently) to join Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast Team for a ridiculous session playing a selection of Freemode Events including Penned In, Kill List and Hunt the Beast.

GTA Online Freemode Events Update Now Available for PS4, Xbox One & PC

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

The Freemode Events Update for Grand Theft Auto Online is now available as an automatic download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This entirely new way to play GTA Online with no loading screens or lobbies features a wide array of madness, including:

Hunt the Beast
Become the Beast – a stronger, faster (and hairier) version of your character - and flee relentless pursuers all over Los Santos and Blaine County.

King of the Castle
An every man for himself turf war where you’ll need to ascend and claim the designated ‘castle’ as your territory – and then fend off everyone else as they go all out to dethrone you.

Hot Property
Grab the briefcase and go! Jump into a car, bike, boat, motorcycle, P-996 Lazer or just run for the hills with the coveted contraband in hand. Be one of the three players who hold the briefcase the longest to score GTA$ and RP bonuses.

Moving Target
The first player to enter a marked vehicle will become the Moving Target, tasked with safely delivering the vehicle to a designated location. While the marked vehicles will be durable, it’ll take some serious elusive finesse to survive other players’ attempts to destroy you before the drop point.

Checkpoint Challenge
Compete with all your Freemode competitors in a mad dash across southern San Andreas. Who will be the first to race or fly through all the designated checkpoints for fame, fortune and reputation?

Kill List and Kill List Competitive
Take control of some of heavy artillery and duke it out with the mercenaries from Merryweather Security. Rack up GTA$ and RP for each kill.

Dead Drop
Fight for possession of valuable contraband and see if you can make the drop first in this ruthless smuggler’s run.

Penned In
When you see the enormous dome appear over the Los Santos skyline, jump into the closest ride and find your way into it before the timer starts. Then, stay within the dome as it begins to move and shrink, smashing and bashing rivals out. Those who are left out of the dome for more than 7 seconds will explode. See if you can be the sole survivor at the very end.

Criminal Damage
Whet your appetite for destruction with an all-you-can-eat buffet. Get strapped with a favorite piece of heavy artillery and let loose over a given time period with no wanted level in sight. Wanton destruction is rewarded with every bullet hole and blast. The player with the largest property damage bill who causes the most destruction will win.

Hold the Wheel
A Sanchez, a Golf Cart or another otherwise humble mode of transport is made into an indestructible marked vehicle. Take command of it and avoid all the other jackers and assailants in your session to be the one in the driver’s seat when time runs out. Try and go for it solo to keep the entire GTA$ award for yourself, or shrewdly partner up with a gunner to ride with you for protection and split the earnings.

Time Trial
Record the fastest time possible, with a new course to master every week that awards you GTA$ and RP for beating our target time or your own personal best - and a championship worthy haul if you can take down the World Record.

Freemode Challenges
Compete in 19 unique Challenges against your Freemode friends and foes. See who can perform the longest jump, who can drive the farthest without crashing, who can fall the longest distance without dying, who can freefall the farthest before pulling their ‘chute – and many other ways to risk your neck to try and be a top 3 finisher for GTA$ and RP rewards.


The Freemode Events Update also includes two all-new exciting Adversary Modes:

Cross the Line: Heavily-armed squads face off across a neutral zone – with the goal of having all team members strategically penetrate their opponents territory to claim victory.

Hunting Pack: You’re part of a team tasked to deliver a priority vehicle rigged to explode if it drops below a minimum speed, while your opponents race, ram and batter to take it down.

The Freemode Events Update includes the launch of the Rockstar Editor on the PS4 and Xbox One - with several new features that have been added to it for all platforms - including an ambient audio and sound effects library, Snapmatic integration, Director Mode updates, and new fonts.

Today's update also brings new features to the GTA Online Creator, which includes the ability to properly stack and overlap Props, as well as the ability to save Prop templates that can be reused throughout custom Job creation. Now, clever Creators can make insane mega ramps, super loops, and brilliant parkour courses better than ever.

Complete any 5 of these brand new GTA Online Freemode Events between Tuesday, September 15th and Sunday, September 20th to get GTA$50,000 bonus in-game cash plus an exclusive Vapid t-shirt (awarded by Friday, September 25th). And look for more details on more GTA Online bonuses to be announced in the upcoming Freemode Events Social Club Weekend later this week here at the Newswire.

The GTA Online Freemode Events Update: Watch the New Trailer

The GTA Online Freemode Events Update Coming Next Week September 15th: Watch the New Trailer

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

Freemode Events in Grand Theft Auto Online are a new advancement in open world gameplay, giving players access to a range of seamlessly integrated games and challenges in GTA Online’s Freemode. Taking full advantage of the latest generation of consoles and PC hardware, there are no menus, lobbies, or load times – just an open Freemode session filled with Friends, Crewmates, rivals, and randoms where spontaneous and chaotic new games and challenges will appear.

One of these events can kick off at any given moment while in Freemode, and you can customize your session to decide exactly which ones will happen – so you can play as much or as little of this new content as you like. With countless variations on each Freemode Event, there are tons of unique new experiences, each offering new opportunities for reaping GTA$ and RP in GTA Online. 

Feeling locked and stocked? Look out for King of the Castle – an every man for himself turf war where you’ll need to ascend and claim the designated ‘castle’ as your territory – and then fend off everyone else as they go all out to dethrone you. Form fragile alliances and work together in modes like Hunt the Beast, where one volunteer is temporarily transformed into a faster, stronger, beastly character who must escape relentless pursuers. Freemode Events also take the shape of insane stunt challenges, such as popping the longest wheelie, catching the most air in a land vehicle, or performing the most near misses in a vehicle without crashing.
Also included with next week's update are two brand new Adversary Modes. First, Hunting Pack: you’re part of a team tasked to deliver a priority vehicle rigged to explode if it drops below a minimum speed, while your opponents race, ram and batter to take it down. Or try Cross the Line, where heavily-armed squads face off across a neutral zone – with the goal of having all team members strategically penetrate their opponents territory to claim victory. The Freemode Events Update also brings the Rockstar Editor to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with new features (also being added for current PC users as well) such as an ambient audio and sound effects library, Snapmatic integration, Director Mode updates and more.

Red Hook Crit Barcelona No. 3 Recap

Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The top 5 women take their place on the podium while race winner Kacey Lloyd raises up the custom Cinelli prize bike. [Photo: @strict / @eloisemavian]

This past Saturday’s Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No. 3 saw some of the championship series’ most thrilling racing yet. Congratulations to all of the athletes who participated and to winners Ivan Ravaioli, whose hard-fought performance maintains his series lead, and Kacey Lloyd who has battled series leader Ainara Elbusto all season and pulled out a victory on Saturday. 

The women's feature race included 45 competitors competing over 20 laps. Series leader Elbusto scored the fastest qualifying lap of the day at 1:43.21 and led the race taking the first and midway prime. The lead pack included Elbusto, Lloyd, and sisters Lucia and Alicia Gonzalez of Spain. 

In the Women's qualification race, 45 riders battled to post their best lap times to determine starting positions for the feature race. [Photo: @strict / @eloisemavian]

With 12 laps remaining, RHC veteran Fleur Faure attacked the Gonzalez sisters coming out of turn 10 but crashed into the barriers bringing the race to a halt. The medical staff examined Faure, who after getting to her feet told the staff she had to keep racing. The crowds began to roar, banging barrier panels and supporting Faure's tenacity while she rode to the start/finish to reset the race. Her unrelenting competitiveness and ferocious performance earned Faure the Rockstar Games Award for Top Antagonist. Elbusto controlled the final laps with Vittoria Reati and Lloyd behind. In the final lap, Lloyd attacked out of the hairpin in the second dramatic sprint to the finish between Lloyd and Elbusto we've seen this series. Lloyd maintained her lead ahead of Elbusto to win by half a wheel. 

It's a photo finish as Kacey Lloyd bests championship leader Ainara Elbusto by half a wheel to win the Red Hook Crit Barcelona 2015. [Photo: @strict / @eloisemavian]

The men's race started with series leader Ivan Ravaioli taking the first lap prime away from four-time consecutive prime winner Mario Paz Duque of Columbia. With seven laps remaining, Paz Duque and Ravaioli opened up a massive 20 second lead over the field with Paz Duque leading the way, but then with just two laps remaining a race neutralizing crash brought out the red flags, halting the race. A furious Paz Duque waved his arms as he passed through the start finish line and ignited the crowd. As the race was reset, Paz Duque's fans were chanting his name, jumping up and down, and bringing the crowd to properly rowdy excitement. 

The moment Mario Paz Duque (left) and Ivan Ravaioli (right) start their epic breakaway, this is how the race would finish with Ravaioli taking first place. [Photo: @strict / @eloisemavian]

In the final two laps, the leaders were granted their 20-second gap, followed by the chase pack in a delayed start. 
Ravaioli attacked Paz Duque with half a lap remaining and sprinted out of turn 10 to take the final victory. Paz Duque naturally took the Rockstar Games Top Antagonist award for his performance. 

The final round of the Red Hook Criterium Championship Series 2015 heads to Milan on October 10. Keep an eye on the Red Hook Crit Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more news and updates as the series finale approaches.

Race Director David Trimble gives his customary briefing before men's qualification in the glorious Barcelona sunshine. [Photo: @strict / @eloisemavian]

Women's Race Results
1. Kacey Lloyd, US
2. Ainara Elbusto, ES
3. Gretchen Stumhofer, US
4. Alicia Gonzalez, ES
5. Ashley Faye, NL
6. Keira Mcvitty, UK
7. Marion Dziwnik, DE
8. Carla Nafria, ES
9. Kym Perfetto, US
10. Johanna Jahnke, DE

1st lap (breakfast prime): Ainara Elbusto, ES 
Mid-way (dinner prime): Ainara Elbusto, ES
Fastest Lap Qualifying Time: Ainara Elbusto, ES (01:43.21)
Rockstar Games Top Antagonist: Fleur Faure, FR

Alfred Bobe Jr. returns from qualification.  Having posted a time only good enough for 50th on the grid he would make up an astonishing 36 places in the feature race and finish 14th. [Photo: @strict / @eloisemavian]

Men's Race Results
1. Ivan Ravaioli, IT
2. Mario Paz Duque, CO
3. Fabio Scarazzati, IT
4. Augusto Reati, IT
5. Tim Ceresa, FR
6. Zac Felpel, US
7. Daniele Callegarin, IT
8. Andrea Vassallo, IT
9. William Randy Guzman, PR
10. Paolo Bravini, IT

1st lap (breakfast prime): Ivan Ravaioli, IT
Mid-way (dinner prime): Daniele Callegarin, IT
Fastest Lap Qualifying Time: Ivan Ravaioli, IT (01:32.29)
Rockstar Games Top Antagonist: Mario Paz Duque, CO

The Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No. 3 this Saturday, September 5th

Fan Art: Reimagined GTA Poster Collection by Tom van Dijk and More

Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Our fan art column here at the Rockstar Newswire rounds up some of the latest and most impressive fan-made creations curated from all across the internet. If you’ve spotted or created something amazing that you think the world needs to see, please share it here in comments for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to check out via

The Grand Theft Auto Collection by Tom van Dijk

Dutch artist Tom van Dijk's detailed and moody poster series reimagines official posters for Vice City, GTAV and other Grand Theft Auto games with dramatic Vinewood flair. Check out the entire collection in hi-res over at Tom's Behance gallery, which also includes a Red Dead Redemption bonus poster.

City Life (top) & Car+Lines (bottom) by 4dimensional

DeviantARTist 4dimensional specializes in beautifully composed and photo-realistic HD street scenes and nature photography using the Rockstar Editor for image capture. The above entries are just two from her amazing gallery. Check out a bit of BTS into her production process as well to see how she manipulates the Rockstar Editor and adds filters and saturation to stunning effect.

GTA Online Characters by E09ETM

In this sweet homage to classic Grand Theft Auto box art, Chinese artist E09ETM aka Meachall has drawn her personal player avatar along with those of her GTA Online friends’ as they race, fly, and profile all over the mean streets of Los Santos.


Jill goes shopping by mattolsonart

Smoking gun, duffle bag stuffed with crisp bills and a prêt-à-porter gas mask... just in case. DevantARTist mattolsonart's GTA Online character, Jill, certainly looks dressed for success in this original Heist-inspired piece.

Masks Off On Heists by W_Flemming

Last year, we featured Damned Brotherhood member W_Flemming's impressive portraiture of her Crew. Now in part 4 of her series of hand-drawn digital Crew caricatures, W_Flemming sets the scene for DAMN's big Heist: 'The Heists are always an adventure, but for those who have not experienced them yet - here is a story. Police, vault doors cracked open and the ruling power of Mr. Dollar are present as usual... what the Grand Theft Auto series are about after all.' Be sure to check out WF's motion graphics version video as well to see the portraits in action against a camp 70's style caper soundtrack.

GTA V Heist
by SonOfVeeLasKo

It's a paper bag wearing Heist team sketch... drawn on a paper bag.
Illustrated by SonOfVeeLasKo and inspired by the characters Alfredo, EddieSick and HolyFuuu from Chilean YouTuber Jaidefinichon's Heist series videos.

Rockstar Keychain by THC-Holland

THC-Holland aka Jonathan Weghorst sent us these shots of a custom made 3D printed Rockstar keychain made for him as a gift by his brother.


 John by Tom Ventre

São Paulo based artist Tom Ventre captures John Marston doing what he does best - taking aim at a few unruly desperados.

Red Dead Redemption coverup on Stephen today! #reddeadredemption

A photo posted by Lewis Weatherley (@lewis_tattoo) on

Tattoo artist Lewis Weatherly aka @lewis_tattoo on Instagram shared this detailed Red Dead Redemption piece he created featuring John Marston in his Elegant Suit and quick on the draw.


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Labor Day Weekend Sales Plus Bonus GTA$ & RP in GTA Online: September 4th – 7th

Posted 1 month ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Never ones to miss out on the chance to commandeer a holiday as an excuse for promotional discounts, the Los Santos Chamber Of Commerce is celebrating Labor Day in Southern San Andreas with a docket of new deals in GTA Online this weekend, along with bonuses on select recreational activities.

For all weekend jet setters, the online leader in executive aviation sales is offering a 25% discount on all aircraft and sponsoring 2X RP & GTA$ payouts on all Air Races and Parachuting Jobs for aerial thrill-seekers.

On Saturday, the purveyors of high-performance vehicles are slashing prices across virtually their entire inventory by 25%, and also staking 2X RP & GTA$ payouts for all Land Races.

Whether it's a leisurely sail off the coast of Chumash you're after or a speedboat to draw stares from Vespucci Beach, the boat of your dreams is 25% off this Sunday at Docktease. And if competitive watersports are more your thing, take advantage of 2X RP & GTA$ payouts for all Sea Races.

Cap off the long weekend with some urban warfare compliments of Warstock Cache & Carry. All day Monday, get 25% off their entire stock and earn 2X RP & GTA$ payouts in all Deathmatches.

The Red Hook Criterium Barcelona No. 3 this Saturday, September 5th

Posted on September 1 2015, 10:24am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The Red Hook Criterium Championship Series continues on to Barcelona for the third consecutive year this Saturday, September 5th, as 300 athletes from over 30 different countries will convene at a beautiful water-front circuit in Parc Del Fòrum to compete in the ongoing race series. With all top ten competitors in both the men’s and women’s fields returning, there’s likely to be an intense battle for the final podium in the third race of the four part series that began in Brooklyn this past April and continued on to London in July.

The women’s series is led by pro cyclist Ainara Elbusto Arteaga (79 points) who has been an absolute force, placing on the podium in the past 4 events. Kacey Lloyd (57 points) – sporting the Rockstar Games racing suit – is in the hunt with two podium finishes over the 2015 series, closely followed by France’s pro rider Fleur Faure (52 points). The women’s field is growing in Barcelona, including representation by Olympic Chilean mountain biker Francisca Campos

The men’s field is tied between two ferocious riders. Red Hook Crit newcomer William Guzman (59 points) raised eyebrows in Brooklyn with a 4th place finish in his RHC premier, then dazzled crowds at London with a dramatic sprint in the final 300m for first place. He shares first place with Brooklyn winner Ivan Ravaioli (59 points), followed by perennial favorite Thibaud Lhenry (50 points). We are excited to see road cyclist David Santos and US Criterium pro Rahsaan Bahati try their luck in their first appearances at the Red Hook Crit.

For friends of Rockstar in Barcelona or nearby, entrance is free to enjoy a full day of cycling and an evening of high-intensity racing. For more information visit or check out the official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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