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

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | 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

Crew Cut: Film Crews Remake Fave Action Sequences, Plus Live Battle Recaps feat TRFK, KOPS, Freddie Gibbs & Hip Hop Gamer

Posted 1 week, 5 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

The latest edition of the Cut features a Crew who nailed a challenge to re-enact one of their favorite action movie sequences in GTA Online, a recap of the latest Crew vs. Crew Battle challenges that featured renowned stunters, accomplished Snapmatic photogs, Freddie Gibbs of the GTAV soundtrack and Hip Hop Gamer of Hot 97 - plus some exceptional Crew snaps and video creations as well.

GOIN' VINEWOOD

In the most recent fan pictorial here at the Newswire, we featured some inspired pop culture recreations, including this scene from Pulp Fiction, courtesy of a member of the GTAAdventures (GTAA) Crew. Folks from the GTAA and the Brass Ballas (BRSS) Crew have now officially taken it to the next level by faithfully re-creating the intense opening scene from Skyfall with GTA Online gameplay. There's awesome attention to detail on display here - nailing the sniper scope shot and creating an impressive rendition of the modern 007's look. To see more of what GTAA are up to, you can check out their Crew page or their subreddit. Also from the world of Social Club Crews on reddit, the GTAVadventures (RDIT) Crew put together this four-minute-plus stacked highlight vid of stunts, jumps and a little bit of the lighter side of Los Santos.

LIVE BATTLES: TRFK VS. KOPS

Last Friday, two renowned Crews, the Traffickers (TRFK) and Le Kops (KOPS), did battle live on our Twitch channel in an action-packed Crew vs. Crew Battle which you can see a one-hour excerpt from above (see more clips at our Twitch archive). In between the 10 hand-picked Jobs that were played through, we had the opportunity to speak with TRFK Leader Anonamix, who broke down some of their excellent Snapmatic photos (including this award-winning Valentine's shot), and KOPS Leader and stunting connoisseur kwebbelkop. Despite great hustle from Le Kops (and member FeymHD missing second on the overall leaderboard by just one point), the battle was mostly one way traffic as TRFK took the win 945 - 822.

We've got lots more Crew vs. Crew battles lined up for the weeks ahead, including potential ones with the Killer Smoking Aces (XKSA)Killers On A Rampage (KOAR)The Legion GTA (TLGN)LS Mafia Family (LSMF) and Ganja Outlaws (WEED) Crews. Think your outfit has what it takes to face off in front of a Rockstar audience? Hit us up at CrewChallenges@rockstargames.com and be sure to include a link to your Crew page, your preferred platform and some details on why you think your Crew should bring it to a live stream audience.


FREDDIE GIBBS' ESGN CREW VS HIP HOP GAMER's OF HOT 97'S HHG SHOTS FIRED


Clockwise from Top Left: Freddie Gibbs deep in focus during a Deathmatch, HipHopGamer looks pleased with his performance in a Capture Job, Freddie taking on a car.

In town for a show highlighting Piñata, his new album with Madlib, GTAV soundtrack's Freddie Gibbs dropped by Rockstar NYC with some other members of his ESGN (ESGN) Crew to take on Hot 97's HipHopGamer and some of his mates in the HHGShotsFired (HHGS) Crew. Facing off in some recently Verified GTA Online Jobs and more, the afternoon was chock full of spirited battle and smack talk. Despite a valiant effort from Freddie and his Crew (including a special assist cameo from producer and GTA soundtrack alumnus Statik Selektah), ESGN fell short of HHGS' strong showing and the latter claimed victory. As HHG said himself during the bout, his reputation and namesake was on the line. If you missed the live stream, you can check out an archive of the match in its entirety.

Stay tuned as we’re lining up more GTAV soundtrack artists and other notable GTA players to come do battle with their Crews live throughout the spring and summer, and later today we'll be live-streaming a standoff between the Australia Illuminati and Shine Thugz Crews - keep an eye on our Twitter feed or follow our TwitchTV channel to be notified when the broadcast begins.

THE MAILBAG

Sandy Shores
One of the Street Seals (DCSS) Crew's dramatic Snapmatic shots.

The Street Seals (DCSS) Crew Mouthed Off recently to let us know about their squad and latest escapades. Describing their Crew as "not your normal MC," DCSS has a 21 person cap and will move out any meandering Muscle in favor of new members who pledge to be loyal. In order to even get in, you have to be unanimously (!) voted in by all members. Their Snapmatic gallery features some damn cool shots - their re-creation of the legendary Abbey Road album cover is superb. Also check out their most recent video, set to the familiar pulse pounding sounds of HEALTH's "TEARS" from the Max Payne 3 Soundtrack.

Del Perro Beach
Côte d’Azur: The Domestic Battery (XDBX) Crew line 'em up in Crew blue for this group shot.
 
JustHatched, Leader of the Domestic Battery (XDBX) Crew, hit us up to boast about the work of his relatively new squad on the scene. Just two months old, the XDBX are already    80    deep and have an official forum and a schedule of weekly events including meetups where they play each other's created Jobs and compete in contests for bragging rights (like the upcoming Crew Member of the Month designation).Anchor
 
Ron Paul Warned Us (RPWU) Crew Leader hairybones1997 reached out to let us know RPWS are all about upholding a gold standard when it comes to GTA Online behavior, encouraging proper etiquette both in and out of free roam. In addition to maintaining their own website, RPWS are also holding monthly events live on Twitch including a scheduled "Deathmatch-a-thon" session that went down this past Saturday night.

CREWS ON FILM

The best Crew videos invariably feature a healthy mix of hardcore action and true camaraderie - and lately, the GTA Genocide (GAGE) Crew have been killing it with their hip-hop fueled vids. Their frantic debut production seen above features intentionally sped-up gameplay to hectic effect, tons of stunting and gun fire plus a menacing looking shot of members in their Crew colors brandishing RPGs - all set to the gritty sounds of Vinny Paz. You can catch more of their Crew antics in their Day of Genocide and Crew Video #2 clips.
 
Meanwhile, CAP PILLAS (BANG) Crew Leader HOT_KIMERA is at it again... This time around, we see the group waging an epic battle against rivals the FVCK A NAME GANG (FANG) Crew. Though the feisty and fearless Leader claims they BANG'd FANG up, see the results for yourself in this fast-paced highlight clip:


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Grand Theft Auto Online Spring Updates

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


Running out of space to store all your vehicles or just looking for another place to chill? You’ll soon be able to own multiple properties in GTA Online as part of the forthcoming High Life Update.

Get ready for lots of exciting Grand Theft Auto Online updates to be added throughout the spring and beyond. Here's a brief rundown of some of the new content, features, and enhancements that you can expect to see barreling down the La Puerta Freeway in the months to come.
 
SPRING GAME UPDATES
 
Capture Creator: Coming next week, the Creator community will be able to make their own original customized Capture Jobs and add to the over 3.5 million (and counting) player-created Deathmatches and Races currently available on Social Club. Strategically place pick-ups, define weaponry, set location, and tweak tons 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.
 
The High Life Update: The High Life Update will allow you to expand your foothold in Los Santos with new high-end apartment options, the powerful Bullpup Rifle, new wardrobe items, the Dinka Thrust motorcycle and three new lavish cars to choose from, including the Super class Pegassi Zentorno. The High Life Update will also feature the debut of multi-property ownership in GTA Online, which means you'll be able to own two distinct properties (with garages) simultaneously. All this plus the new Mental State player statistic, which is designed to let you see just how passive or psychotically unhinged fellow players in your session really are, and a slew of new Jobs.
 
Heists: Coming this spring to Grand Theft Auto Online, team up with your most trusted Crew members or with random other mercenaries in Grand Theft Auto Online to pull off cooperative Heist Missions for glory and profit. We know many in the GTA Online community have been looking forward to this update — stay tuned for much more information to come.
                                                      
And later this year, look for even more additions to both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, including more holiday-themed updates, some very exciting Story Mode DLC and much more.
 
The new Dewbauchee Massacro and Pegassi Zentorno racing down West Eclipse Blvd.
 
CONTINUING REFINEMENTS BASED ON YOUR FEEDBACK
 
Ever since the launch of GTA Online, we've been continuously monitoring how the community is playing the game as well as all player feedback sent to us at our GTAOnline@rockstargames.com address to see what you’re liking, disliking, and what should be addressed in upcoming GTA Online Title Updates.
 
A recent update addressed an issue that we saw with the way motorcycles and bikes handled while in the air. As it turned out, many members of the GTA stunting community were disappointed to discover that this fix made pulling off certain popular bike tricks and stunts virtually impossible, so we're going to be restoring the original in-air motorcycle/bike physics in an upcoming Title Update. In general, we are open to keeping unintended ‘glitches’ in the game if players enjoy them and they aren’t causing any negative impact to gameplay or fairness in any way.
 

Renowned GTA stuntman Kwebbelkop upon hearing about our plans to roll back the handling update.
 
There are many other ongoing improvements to expect as we continue to dedicate attention towards refining and ensuring the most fair and fun experience possible for everyone. In upcoming Title Updates and via dynamic tuning, you can expect: 
 
  • The addition of a 'Non-Contact' option for Races. This will allow you to play standard Races with collisions disabled between player vehicles. Other players will appear as semi-transparent and you'll still be able to collide with non-player traffic, structures and other scenery, but this mode - for those who want to play it - will eliminate the "rubbing is racing" mentality that some wish to avoid.
  • Players will be able to call Lester and have him tell his cop buddies to turn a blind eye to any crime you may or may not be committing for a short period of time.
  • As a reward for players who leave feedback on Jobs, there will be some bonus RP granted every time a player likes or dislikes content after playing it. 
  • GTA$ payouts will be increased when completing Parachute, Races, Deathmatches and LTS Jobs with less than 4 players. 
  • As part of our ongoing commitment to target cheaters and keep the game as fair as possible, we are closing RP exploits and will be adjusting the RP totals of players who we know for certain to have gained illegitimate RP by cheating. Your RP will only be adjusted if you participated in mods, hacks, DNS redirects, manipulation of cloud files, or other similarly nefarious behavior. If you grinded short legitimate missions or otherwise gained a small amount of RP without modding, your RP should not be affected by this correction.
  • We’ll be fixing the issue where players who had upgraded personal vehicles prior to Title Update 1.10 were only able to sell them for $10,000.

These are just a few of the ongoing tweaks and enhancements in the works — and as mentioned above, we are interested in hearing what YOU want to see, so please hit us up and let us know what you'd like to see added to the world of Grand Theft Auto Online.

 
The Bullpup Rifle, coming soon to Ammu-Nation.

(Updated) Grand Theft Auto Online: Maintenance Period

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

Update Jan 16 – We’re happy to report this maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience.

Grand Theft Auto Online will be down for maintenance beginning tonight at 9PM Eastern Time through tomorrow, Thursday January 16th. We expect to be back up within 24 hours. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Crew Noticeboard: The Bomb Squad NNA, Live It Wild, Vice City Crime Mob and Others Now Recruiting

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column here at the Newswire where Crews looking for new members get their recruitment pitches published in their own words, for all to see.

We've found that quite a few Crews featured in previous Noticeboards (Psycho Anarchy, the four wolves and Highired Killas - to name a few) have seen substantial growth since being featured, so without further ado - here's the latest round-up including a colorful mix of Vice City nostalgists, bomb-bastic Squads, Crews with Cult-ish followings and more...

Hit the jump to read the latest Crew Noticeboard

Snapmatic and Sweeps Winners, Stream Highlights and More from the Business Weekend Social Club Event

Posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Social Club


A special mini-trailer of the new Business Update sports cars, guns, gear and Vestra plane that we shared on Instagram to kick off the Event Weekend. Make sure you're following us on IG to see exclusive pics and clips like this as they happen.
 

The white collar criminals of Los Santos were out in full force for some corporate warfare and to take advantage of limited-time perks during The Business Weekend Social Club Online Event. Dressed for success in The Business Update's brand new attire and wielding high-powered assets like the new Heavy Pistol and the sleek Special Carbine, jetsetters took to the skies with the super-fast Buckingham Vestra for bonus GTA$ rewards in Air Races. By land, they cut some sharp corners for Bonus RP rewards with the aid of the new Albany Alpha, Dinka Jester and Grotti Turismo R and made a point to acquire the special Bonus Event Crate Drops that were falling five times more often in the LS Financial District with free weaponry, RP boosts and more. Beyond those practical benefits of earning bonus cash and commodities, read on for highlights of the Event Weekend's featured live streams, and winners of both the #BUSINESS Snapmatic Contest and the Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes.


THE ROCKSTAR BROADCAST LIVE STREAM

We kicked off a weekend full of Business Event live streams with our own Rockstar broadcast on YouTube, Twitch and at the Social Club Events page. If you missed it when it aired live, you can watch an archive presentation right here:



Just a few highlights during the over 2-hour show:

(00:21:07) "Business Trip" Race - A Land Race from the outskirts of the city directly into the busiest part of the LS grid. Check out the low-profile lift ability of the Turismo R as it literally launches the competition off the road. Props to STONERxSTEVE of the Misfits 138 Motorcycle Club Crew who came in first place.

(00:41:35) "Burn Your Bridges II" Air Race [00:41:35] - Navigating the treacherous turns and segues of this new Air Race with a surprisingly explosive finish none of us saw coming. We also impart a few of our own time-tested tips and strategies for expert piloting of the Vestra. Congrats to Joacim96 from theGTABase who soared into 1st place.

(00:49:49) "Dirt Track Derby" - We put N8thok's Verified Job through its paces in a short but sweet GTA Race mode. Turns out the strategically placed ramps around the track aren’t always designed to be your friend. Kudos to MrGTAVInformer for pulling out the win.

(01:06:40) Work It! The Business Weekend Fashion Show - Our friend, Twitch caster and in-studio guest Swiftor, hosted a special live fashion show showing off the new Business Update clothing in grand fashion. Fashion show contestants walked the Creator-made runway to get live critiqued by Rockstar and Swiftor - fashion victims got shot on sight whereas the chic-est contestants lived to sashay another day.

(01:29:55) "Townhall Trinity" - A cool new Capture mode Job near Townhall that put our Rockstar Dev 3 to the test, trying to prevail against some sneaky Capture point lurkers and using high positions for the advantage to take the win.   

(01:55:30) Deadly Hide & Seek at the Kortz Center Hedge Maze - Swifor and friends return for a little metagame of murderous hide-and-seek around the Kortz Center hedge maze. Rocking the new masks from the Business Update for full slasher flick effect. Watch out for some unlucky players who get snuck up on and find themselves on the wrong side of a melee attack.

(02:07:44) "Jet Setting" - Rockstar Dev 3 mans the Vestra through this challenging new Air Race - taking out competitors and twist-flipping an aggressive opponent. There’s an awesome 3-way photo finish at the end where 13nikita ekes out the W.  

(02:13:20) "Wiwang Park" - Rockstar Dev 2 gets a chance to shine, punching the Albany Alpha through a night time Race in Downtown Los Santos. Shout out to Traffickers Crew Leader Niko Anonamix who joined in on this one and also to iLewisGTA of the wandering Los Santos Free Roamers for getting the victory with signature toast aplomb.
 

You can also check out a few videos posted by some Social Club community stalwarts from their own perspectives while playing with us on the Rockstar Broadcast stream including MrGTAVInformer playing new Land Races “The City Commute” and Air Race “Burn Your Bridges II”;  German Scientist playing the new Air Race “Jet-setting” with a fleet of Vestras; and iLewisGTA playing “Burn Your Bridges II”, and winning the new Race “Wiwang Park.”

 

FEATURED WEEKEND GUEST STREAMS

HikeTheGamer on his YouTube channel HikePlays getting into some risky Business with his massive Crew family.

Garrett Sutton aka RedRobinz from JoblessGamers got his live play on hosting some free roam hijinks and taking on official new Jobs such as "Business Trip" and "The City Commute". 


A big shout to the special guest casters from the community who did their own Business Event Weekend live streams. In addition to some awesome streams hosted by HikeTheGamer and Garrett Sutton above…

DomIsLive of the Devastation Crew got into GTA Online Jobs with fans

Mattophobia and SuperM737 from The Procrastinators Crew went live for some free roam fun, Gang Attacks and a new Air Race, "First Class

Twitch caster Spamfish was hollering "It's Business Time!" all weekend, going online for some epic 5+ hour sessions

And Dat SaintsFan got together with Garrett from JoblessGamers to do a special edition of their Squadcast series discussing why they consider The Business Update to be their favorite update to GTA Online thus far.
 

#BUSINESS SNAPMATIC COMPETITION WINNERS

Over the Business Event Weekend, we challenged all Snapmatic shutter-bugs out there to tag their best shots with the hashtag #BUSINESS to show off their most creative, awesome and beautifully composed moments featuring any of the new cars, guns, aircraft, gear or Jobs from The Business Update. Our five favorites below have been awarded GTA$1M in in-game prize money, as well as the exclusive 'BUSINESS' in-game vanity license plate so that they can always roll around Los Santos like a boss.

DuPz0r and the classy fellas from the iGrandTheftAuto Crew sported the new Business Update attire outfits to pay homage to Ron Burgundy and company, looking ready for a good old fashioned reporter rumble outside of the Daily Globe news offices (minus the trident, of course).

pixelpuss1 and the ladies of Pussi Riot once again dress to impress with this amazing gender-bending in-game droogs cos-play, menacingly strolling through the tunnel with bats in tow looking for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

"Spaced Out Vintage Style" by TinklyMage is a perfectly timed and impeccably composed action shot of a couple of unlucky Businessmen who seem to have taken a wrong turn somewhere in their brand new red Grotti Turismo R. Hope they packed an extra 'chute for that kind of hang-time or it'll be a nasty trip to Sandy Shores Medical Center.

A très chic bit of fashion photography by Rolli Master showing off the latest haute couture from the Business Update collection. The model is wearing a smart looking Houndstooth Pencil skirt set off nicely with this season’s hottest accessory, a nail-polish pink customized Special Carbine.

GTAPhotographers Lieutenant, loudgarden used the meme creator feature and one of the new Metal Warrior masks included in the Business Update to pay homage to the legendary (and GTA soundtrack alumnus) MF Doom.

SNAPMATIC HONORABLE MENTIONS

It certainly wasn't easy to narrow our final selections down this go round but we'd like to honorably mention a few other standout Snapmatics including the cheeky Trump-tastic "You're Fired" by Ayreon01 (who made our honorable mention honor roll last time as well -  keep at it!);  a carefully crafted bullet-time message by Workinonit.; and a coolly-compositioned snap entitled "Serious Business" by Bleubite.


LOS SANTOS BETTER BUSINESS SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

Congratulations to the lucky five Grand Prize Winners of the Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes: -EDDS-, IncognitoOnyxLV, CaptainRedstone, supercoolguy1137 and AARON_D20 all won the super rare Trevor Philips Industries tee and Merryweather Security camouflage cap plus a GTAV sticker pack. We're still in the midst of confirming some of the runners-up to win GTAV tees and stickers so be sure to check the inboxes of whatever email you have linked to your Social Club account (and also be sure you have your most actively used email linked to your account too so you don't miss these notifications).


MARKET CLOSING

Remember, all the Business content will continue to remain available to obtain in-game indefinitely and can be kept for good upon in-game purchase.

Stay tuned as we’ll have more news soon about the next update for GTA Online, as well as news about more in-game rewards and bonuses, Event Weekends, Snapmatic competitions and Crew versus Crew battles.
 

Crew Cut: Crew Business and Killer Squads Large and Small

Posted 4 weeks ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

Check out how Crews are putting the new Business Update vehicles and attire to good use, plus more squads hitting the 1,000 member mark as well as ones that intentionally prefer to stay lean and mean - plus some standout Crew videos, Instagram pics and more.
 

BUSINESS IN THE FRONT


Team building at the Maze Bank Tower fountains. Clockwise from top left: xVxDarkjedixVx shows off the dread, white and blue of xVx-The Agency-xVx (AGNT)Destinsenvy and some of the RIOT Clique with their display; it's a white party for ShaolinBeast and the M0NSTARS (STAR) CrewSirShoup's Glock Shooting Sport (GSSF) Crew demonstrates the knuckle and air thrusting toasts, as well as their suits 'n' rides.

Los Santos has seen a rise in sharp dressed Crews displaying their more sophisticated tastes, with players taking full advantage of all the elegant attire options in The Business Update. Looking fresh, lots of Crews took to Snapmatic to show off. As you can see above, quite a few had the same idea to take advantage of the fountains in front of the Maze Bank Tower to display their customized new rides along with their other spoils - while this selfie by MARCUS_STROM of the Th3ClownZ (TH3C) Crew shows members of his gang stepping things up with signature top hats. Anonamix and the always entertaining Traffickers (TRFK) Crew put in work as well showing off the new Business gear in the 8th installment of their crazy Grand Theft Thursdays video series entitled "Business As Usual".

The Australia Illuminati (ORDO) Crew, who were featured along with sister Crew the Illuminati MCC (IMCC) in our last Crew Cut, sent us the below footage of the new Grotti Turismo R racing against the some of the best the Supercar class has to offer. These Crews have been busy auteurs as of late, also releasing an epic Demolition Derby (which prominently features the Roosevelt from the recent Valentine's Day Massacre Special) as well as their weekly "Show and Shine" events, which showcase the Crews' hottest rides. Meanwhile, if you're curious how intimidating some of the new 30 masks look in the heat of battle, this action-packed Free Aim Deathmatch between the JAMESTOWN RANCHOGANG (JTRG) Crew and the United Blue Nation (XUBN) Crew should do the trick.

 

GRAND CREWS CAPPIN’ OUT

    

    

Recently we highlighted Crews that moved almost instantly and effortlessly into the 1,000 Member Club thanks to fan association with their YouTube channels or long time presence in the Social Club community. The trend of capped-out Crews continues as many more have clawed their way to capacity, promoting themselves via the Noticeboard and out there on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and elsewhere.

Despite being named after a Chief Keef song, 3hunna Sosa Squad (SOSA) headed up by RushKush may be in immediate need of a name change now that a “3hunna” member count is no longer applicable. Long running Italian GTA fan site / YouTube channel GTASeriesVideos (GSVS), known for their clever ‘Lifeinvader Look Back’ series and other great videos, and the boys in blue from the original FIBS Most Wanted (MSTW) Crew led by Nimble92 have gained considerable size since we last reported on them. Sporting four additional support Crews for both the Xbox 360 and PS3, as well a central HQ. FIBS membership base has now grown to over 3 K not unlike the byPureGaming (BPGC) Crew who now have not one… but nearly six fully stocked thousand member divisions! It also appears Los Santos will have no shortage of heroes or villains with the Batman Squadron (BTMN) topped out and the Decepticons LS (DCEP) having beefed up all three of their divisions to full capacity.

Hit the jump below for some lean and mean Crews, a squad repping with their own real-world hoodies and blazing vids from the irrepressible Ganja Outlaws.

 

GTA Online Rockstar Verified Jobs Update: 10 New Additions by Power Users & Collaborative Crews

Posted on March 14 2014, 10:08am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

When we find a really great GTA Online user-created Job that we feel deserves recognition as one of the Rockstar Verified selections, we often dig through that Creator's other offerings to see if there is something else waiting to be unearthed. This latest round of Rockstar Verified picks features a pair of power users who have each received two commendations, along with a couple of Crewmates that have mastered the art of Race Creation. Read on for details and links to these and the rest of the new additions to the Rockstar Verified collection.

Please note that due to restraints on the total number of Rockstar Verified Jobs that can be made available at any one time in the game, we've also retired the first set of Races and Deathmatches originally verified back in December from showing up automatically in Freemode (but you can always still access them from the Social Club Jobs page and choose to add them to your game). Going forward, as we continue to bestow Rockstar Verified status on more Jobs, we will be cycling out some of the earlier ones along with those updates. Without further ado, here are the latest ten including a wealth of highly-recommended Races and a pair of exceptional Deathmatches.

 
 
Leader of tight-knit The Only Ones Gang, Poklaan already has 19 different Creations under the belt. We selected these two that are a fine showcase of Creator skills. "Around the Mirror" is a clean and quick Race for up to 16 players around the scenic area of Mirror Park. The long straights make it a great choice for the new blazing fast rides like the Grotti Turismo R and the Dinka Jester from The Business Update. Poklaan's second Rockstar Verified Race entitled "Windy Hills" takes inspiration from the popular Rockstar Created Race "Power Trip". It's a 16 player motorbike Race through the rotary blades of the RON Alternates Wind Farm in Blaine County. This lap Race features long straights combined with several perilous cliff-side hairpin bends that require expert control and perfect timing.
 
 
 
In "Transformer Station", teams battle for control of the entire Los Santos power supply in the far northeast of the city. Pizza690 has a talent for Deathmatch creation and here has perfected the spread of props to provide cover where there aren’t transformers to hide behind. With just two armor pick-ups and a handful of firearms, your choice of starting weapons will be key to victory here. Meanwhile across the city, the gravestones of the titular "Hill Valley Cemetery" provide cover for teams looking to wake the dead, or add to their numbers. Here the plethora of health packs, weapons and vehicles available (Romero Hearse included), complement the availability of plenty of natural cover.
 
 
 
As announced on his Twitter account and Social Club profile, bongongta69 is now "R* Verified baby". This course turns the Sandy Shores airfield into a challenging track with tight turns, great views and bumpy off road sections that could easily throw you off course. Be sure to slow down for the tire wall chicane or risk being thrown head first into a patch of prickly pear. You can check out a video by bongongta69 previewing his Race here.
 
Another great track built specifically for dirt bikes featuring on and off-road sections. "Farm Fresh" was picked out for R* Verification due to the diverse terrain explored in a map that navigates tight, difficult sections in and around Martin Madrazo’s ranch at La Fuente Blanca, up to the Redwood Lights race track and back down to an on-road section in the Vinewood Hills. Creator Ma1evo1entCheese has honed the art of a good clean Race as a member of the Red Rum Racing Crew, a highly organized collective with their own forum for Crew meets and intra-Crew challenges.
 
 
 
One of Red Rum Racing's Commissioners also earns a Verification nod this round with the aptly named "Coupe D'état". As we mentioned in our recent article outlining tips for the Race Creator, vehicle selection should always be carefully considered according to the layout and terrain of your course. LuapYllier has followed this advice perfectly, selecting an underused vehicle class that is perfect for the tricky turns and hill sections. Keep an eye out for crossovers where you can collide with opponents as well as a shortcut across the abandoned railway line.
 
"Power Hour" is an exciting high speed Race in an area rarely used: the Palmer-Taylor Power Station on the east coast of San Andreas. With each lap featuring a double loop, there's plenty of potential for some electrifying collisions - Race leaders may find themselves quickly targeted by those bitter at having fallen behind.
 
 
 
Refuel - Created by Demon Low-Rider
Demon Low-Rider advises "total concentration" in this endurance Race from Grapeseed, round the Alamo Sea, through Sandy Shores and down the Senora Freeway into the city before finishing up at Mirror Park. With sections on asphalt and dirt, as well as tight turns and long straights, this diverse track will challenge all of your driving ability - particularly if you have the full complement of 15 opponents battling to throw you off course. A win on this course should serve as affirmation of your skill as a pro GTA Online racer.
 
Confrontations in the city can often result in madcap dashes across town to the local health care provider for "repairs". This short point-to-point (1.33 mi) lets you practice for that very situation as you race from Burton to Los Santos County General. Be sure to keep traffic turned on for the authentic emergency experience.


As ever, 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.
 
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.

 

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