Put down the Pißwasser, get your poultry posterior off the tailgate, and into GTA Online this Thanksgiving weekend for Adversary Mode bonuses and epic discounts. On top of Double GTA$ and RP for ALL Adversary Modes on all platforms, there’s a special Featured Playlist for PS4, Xbox One and PC players featuring all three variations of the Running Back Adversary Mode that just launched yesterday, and more. Read on for all the details.
DOUBLE GTA$ & DOUBLE RP ADVERSARY MODES - THURS 26TH - SUN 29TH Reap double the GTA$ & RP in all GTA Online Adversary Modes for four straight days, including everything from OG favorites like Come Out To Play and Siege Mentality, to recent releases like Hunting Pack, Slasher and the aforementioned Running Back. This latest Adversary Mode is perfect for any game day weekend, with teams battling it out in an impromptu 2-minute drill on the Los Santos highway gridiron.
You'll also be able to launch into a special Adversary Mode Playlist all weekend long on PS4, Xbox One & PC, straight from the GTAV launch screens. If you're already in-game, or want to play with just friends or Crewmates, simply go to the Rockstar Playlists section of the pause menu and select the Running Back Playlist option.
FRIDAY ONLY: 40% OFF ALL APARTMENTS & 25% OFF ALL VEHICLES This Black Friday, November 27th, take advantage of a pair of GTA Online sales running across all platforms (including PS3 and Xbox 360). To make sure you have the proper pad for entertaining holiday guests, Dynasty 8 is offering 40% off all Apartments. And to ensure you’ve got one of the sleekest collection of sleds in Southern San Andreas, all Vehicles will be 25% off. So for those looking to expand to a fourth property in GTA Online or complete their collection of Lowriders, make sure to mark this Friday on your calendar.
The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively recruiting new members to join their ranks. We publish Crew recruitment pitches in their own words so that you know exactly what they're all about.
This edition of the Crew Noticeboard features pitches from a Crew of racing enthusiasts with an impressive Creator portfolio, a group of jet fighting mavericks looking to expand into BMX stunting and a tight Mafia family on the lookout for new blood.
This Friday the 13th weekend is your last chance to snatch up (and keep!) all of the GTA Online Halloween Surprise vehicles, masks and more - and we've got a special Event Weekend live now featuring a Double GTA$ & Double RP Event Playlist, exclusive in-game Vinewood horror movie t-shirts to collect each day, Double RP in all Land Races all weekend and more.
Even though it's the final days to grab the Lurcher and Fränken Stange vehicles - along with all of the new Halloween Masks & Facepaints - once acquired, these items will stay in your inventory for you to haunt Los Santos residents with any time you'd like.
FRIDAY THE 13TH WEEKEND DOUBLE GTA$ & DOUBLE RP EVENT PLAYLIST The new "Slasher" Adversary Mode will also remain available to play beyond in GTA Online even after the Halloween Surprise period ends this Monday - and this Friday the 13th Event Weekend, you can get Double GTA$ and Double RP when playing it in the official Event Playlist. The Playlist features two of the most frightening Slasher Jobs along with other especially scary Adversary Modes like the murderous home invasion mode "Siege Mentality" and the pulse-pounding “Hunting Pack”. Launch straight into deadly adversarial action directly from the GTAV launch screens. And if you're already in-game and want to go back for more - simply go to the Event Playlist in the Rockstar Playlists section of the pause menu.
EXCLUSIVE COLLECTIBLE VINEWOOD HORROR MOVIE T-SHIRTS EACH DAY Vinewood horror aficionados rejoice - log on to GTA Online each day this weekend to unlock three exclusive t-shirts:
Friday the 13th: The Simian
Saturday the 14th: Vampires On The Beach
Sunday the 15th: Splatter and Shot
DOUBLE RP IN ALL LAND RACES ALL WEEKEND If you've picked up a Lurcher Hearse or a Fränken Stange and want to terrorize foes, take advantage of Double RP in Land Races all weekend long.
TODAY 5pm ET: THE OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR FRIDAY THE 13TH LIVE STREAM WITH GUESTS TEAM EPIPHANY, LTZONDA & MORE Today at 5pm Eastern, tune in to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube as very special guests Team Epiphany, Ltzonda and more will be joining the Rockstar Broadcast team to play through the Friday the 13th Event Weekend Playlist and paint the town red in the Lurcher Hearse, Fränken Stange and more. We'll also be busting out the Rockstar Broadcast t-shirt cannon at the very end of the stream for your chance to score rare in-game tees as well.
The Crew Cut highlights exceptional grassroots community activity, events, accomplishments and other happenings across the thriving Social Club Crew scene. If your Crew is doing something special that you think the Social Club community needs to know about, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us all about it – you might see your Crew featured in an upcoming edition of the Crew Cut.
CREWS LIVING THE LOW LIFE
Now that Benny's Original Motor Works has officially opened its doors, Los Santos citizens have been flocking to customize their new rides for the car shows and bounce-offs being organized all over Southern San Andreas.
Exhibiting a true show of force, the REBL PC Crew put together this Rockstar Editor video to showcase their new whips as well as their skills with the Machete and Machine Pistol.
Oozing style and color, these videos by the Ivaneh and Six Star Street Racers Crews beautifully show off their newly acquired rides by bouncing high, popping hoods and leaning low to the side.
Cruising the streets of Los Santos in their new Lowriders, Anonamix and his Crew the Traffickers keep it low n' slow.
And you just know the Lowly Gentlemen were amongst the Crews positively chomping at the bit to take these new rides to an all-star car meet.
LOS DEMONIOS – THE SAGA CONTINUES
With the Rockstar Editor now added to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of GTAV as part of the recent Freemode Events Update, there's been an influx of console-based directors releasing high-quality Crew recruitment videos and other Crew productions taking advantage of the Editor's robust suite of tools. Ever since appearing on the Crew Noticeboard last September, Los Demonios MC have exhibited a flair for the dramatic in their mission to put a fresh spin on traditional Motorcycle Clubs. Their latest recruitment video effort really dials up the production value and is truly amongst the best recruitment videos we've seen yet, as Leader EPMUSICMAN attests: "We have so many talented members in our group, and especially with the addition of the R* Editor to the XB1 platform, our GTA experience has been brought to a whole new level of creativity!"
SKY CHILDREN IRL SKYDIVER CREW
The Sky Children join Vice City Crime Mob, Hillbilly Agenda and Merryweather IMF as one of a handful of Crews who have notably let their passion for in-game Crew comradery translate into real life friendships. However, it's not every Crew member who can convince their Crewmates to put down their game controllers and step out of a plane door in real life at 12,000 feet with nothing but a piece of silk and some positive thinking between them and solid ground. SKYZ have done just that.
Social Club member Mechluvin managed to compile this footage video entitled "A Journey" - chronicling the in-game and real-life skydiving adventures of his fellow Crew mates making the legit transition from the rarefied air above Los Santos and Blaine County to the open skies above Florida, France, New Zealand and Australia as a unified Crew of daring free fallers.
To see more cool sky diving feats by the Sky Children Crew be sure to subscribe to the Sky Children Collective on YouTube.
Pushing the limits of skydiving on GTA Online since August 2014, this over 400-member Crew houses over 50 real life skydivers and counting. In their video, we see some of the top brass of the Crew Hierarchy openly defying gravity all over the globe, with Commissioners redeyejediOgre, DirkDigglerRules, ShReD_Nz, MrNimbus69 (an actual tandem instructor with over 1500 jumps), Foo-Hurru and (recently certified) Crew Leader EpicLeftz all taking part in Accelerated Free Fall jumps.
A special congratulations to Crew Leader EpicLeftz who recently gained the qualification to jump without a licensed tandem skydiving partner. In regards to his recent graduation jump, EpicLeftz said:
"So my moment has finally come where I am able to say I am a certified skydiver! This journey has brought me through some of the most mentally challenging situations I've ever been in and I have made myself proud because July 10th marked the day my life began."
Describing themselves as a collective of "Basejumpers, skydivers, pilots, photographers, creative minds and free spirits", the Sky Children play on all platforms and have a roster that includes such esteemed players as "Queen of the Skies" Ash0191 and backwards skydive stunt originator weezlb who you can see soaring through the containers on the lower right of the quad above.
Snapmatic photographers all over southern S.A. competed to see who could most artfully capture the freshly tailored rides from GTA Online: Lowriders and who could come up with the most photogenically frightening scenarios featuring the new content from the Halloween Surprise. We’ve dived into Social Club to find Snaps worthy as the winners of the official #LOWRIDERS and #HALLOWEEN Snapmatic Contests and recipients of GTA$1,000,000. Check out these glorious shots taken by some first time ever winners and some returning photography champions as well, plus some fantastic honorable mentions to follow.
ChaosZake gives fair warning to anyone who may want to go head to head with the Vagos in this clever trick photo at a dutch angle. If they can lift a Custom Vapid Chino with a mere finger, you probably don't want to mess.
The #Halloween Snapmatic contest was rife with inspired homages to classic horror flicks – but for this one, PhenaxMusic dug wayyy deep with a brilliant re-creation of the iconic final scene from one of the earliest horror movies ever, 1922’s Nosferatu by F.W. Murnau. Eschewing the Count Orlok-esque White Vampyr mask in game, PhenaxMusic makes use of the new Classic Lucifer mask in honor of the Halloween Surprise.
Perhaps the most genuinely spooky shot we’d seen posted all weekend. Imagine making your way through the darkness of the Abandoned Mineshafts in Great Chaparral with nothing but a flashlight in hand, when this face appears in the distance…
laurent.do gets the perfect angle to catch their Mummy Bobble head singing into the Old School Mic Column Shifter Lever in "ONE FOR THE MUMMY".
If you missed either of the last two official Rockstar event livestreams with guests like Lui Calibre, Wildcat, Daithi De Nogla, SilentDroidd and Swiftor, after the jump you can check out archives posted by Daithi and Wildcat of the whole stream captured from their perspective.
For those of you who want the chance to nab one of those Rockstar livestream chat exclusive in-game tees, not to worry – just turn up at any of our upcoming streams as we’ll be blasting the t-shirt cannon at the very end of them for lucky viewers so there’s always an opportunity to get one if you’re in the crowd at these live events.
Can you count, suckers? This fall season marks 10 years since the release of The Warriors on PlayStation 2 and Xbox. All you boppers who want to pay tribute to the Warriors' mad dash for Coney, we've been digging through Social Club for GTA Online Jobs inspired by the game and collected a gang of Team Deathmatches, Last Team Standings and Captures for all you street people with an ear for the action. If you can dig it, bookmark these jobs on Social Club and try not to get wrecked
The Warriors 2014 by CBudda-Money(PS3) "Present Day Coney Island. You are the new day Warriors. Do you have what it takes to survive this showdown?"
Leader of the ColdHeartSaintsMafia, CBudda-Money, sets this TDM in "present day Coney Island" at Lake Vinewood Estates. With artillery ranging from AP Pistols and Sticky Bombs to Miniguns and Heavy Sniper rifles, there is something for everyone on this map. Spawn points are spread throughout the board so keep your eyes peeled and make sure to properly cover your Team lest you meet a sticky(bomb) end.
This four-team Capture created by the Leader of the Elite Gamers Club is set throughout the city of Los Santos. All Teams must gather and deliver their packages to their home base on Del Perro Pier. Proceed with caution, however, as this match allows for you to gather multiple packages before heading to your home base – if you are killed before making it to the pier, your enemy can gather up spoils and deliver them for the win.
Find the lone RPG and make your way for the bridge to annihilate the opposing Team in "The Warriors Bus Scene"
The Warriors Bus Scene by CRIMECOMMANDO(PC & Xbox 360) "In this recreation of a famous scene from The Warriors, the Turnbull ACs try to steal The Warriors' spray paint and deliver back to their hangout. The Warriors try to stop them but a battered Prison Bus stands in their way."
Commissioner of the I Kill For Green Crew, CRIMECOMMANDO, lays this Capture on the straightaway of Little Bighorn Ave to mimic driving the Turnbull AC’s bus back and forth in the The Warriors videogame's mission ‘Desperate Dudes.’ Grab up the few Pistols scattered about the map and make your way to the other Team’s base to steal the spray paint. If you're more of a camper than fighter, there's an RPG hidden on the map near the bridge (which makes for a great vantage point to blow up the opposing Team’s Bus).
Appropriately set in the LSIA Parking Station in Los Santos International Airport, this TDM created by a Lieutenant of the Meads Familia Crew makes you feel like you are fighting it out in the NYC subways. Each team starts on a separate platform before meeting each other in the narrow corridor between. Sticky Bombs are your friend on this map as the corridor is prime real-estate for a strategically placed explosive.
The Warriors by TheANDALUZ(Xbox 360 & Xbox One) "Homenaje a la pelicula y juego The warriors" Translation: Tribute to the film and game of ‘The Warriors’
This Warriors tribute TDM created by the Leader of the DistrisctAndaluz Crew allows for some serious melee combat. Make a mad dash for the Knives - the best Damage/Speed combo to make quick work of your enemies as you duke it out near Vespucci Beach.
Square off and join the melee mayhem in FeHaden's "The Warriors, Gang Brawl"
The Warriors, Gang Brawl by FeHaden(PC) "Its sometime in the future and the gangs run the streets now. Fight for the pier and take what is yours! CAN YOU DIG IT?!!"
VALcrew member FeHaden has created only one job on PC, but it's a killer gang brawl TDM set at Del Perro Pier to mimic the iconic Coney Island home of The Warriors. Fill this one up to the 20 player limit and watch the melee mayhem unfold as you defeat your foes with Knives, Crowbars, Baseball Bats, Golf Clubs and Nightsticks.
THE WARRIORS LS CHAPTER by oktellmemyname(PS3 & PS4) Leader of The Society We Trust Crew, oktellmemyname, has clearly put some thought into this Warriors-inspired Team Deathmatch. Del Perro Pier's plethora of cover options require teams to strategically plan their attack - runners 'n' gunners may be picked off pretty quick. Head for higher ground in order to more easily attack those taking cover, but be warned that once you've been spotted, there's nowhere to hide.
The Warriors: ending by crayzesteve(Xbox 360 & Xbox One) "After a long trek to the Bronx, you and your crew are glad to be home...only to be hunted by an unwelcoming outfit. Settle the score and put the night behind you. Large scale hand to hand LTS, strut to the fight like gentlemen and back up your pals. Only dirty Luthers pick up the gun. Hardcore Swans pick up the knife."
Crayzesteve has recreated The Warriors videogame's final mission ‘Come Out To Play’ as an LTS on the beach east of Del Perro Pier. As Steve says in the description - if you’re a true Warrior like Swan, you’ll go for the Knives – if you’re a ‘dirty Luther’ head for the Pistol at the center of the map.
In a similar vein to FeHaden's awesome The Warriors, Gang Brawl TDM above, this LTS by Tetrahedron999 finds itself on the familiar boardwalk of Del Perro Pier. You and your team must scramble to one of the scarce spread out weapons. Teams spawning closer to the north side of the pier have a slight advantage as they are closer to the Micro SMG, so players spawning to the south should focus on taking cover and making their way to the Assault Rifles, AP Pistols and Armor located on the west side of the Pier.
And to help you get in the nostalgic The Warriors x GTA Online mashup mood, make sure to check out this awesome Warriors tribute video done by our friends over at GTA Series Videos a few months back. This homage to the cult classic took a whopping three weeks to record and edit more than ten hours of raw footage. It also featured a number of dedicated Crews, twelve maps, ten characters and involved more than 40 players including familiar faces from the GTA community scene PrE233, Gtamen, Yan2295 and many more.
If you've spotted or created any epic GTA Online Jobs with a classic Rockstar game theme, drop the link either here in Newswire comments for others to enjoy or send it to us via Mouthoff so we can check it out too. Stay tuned for a next edition of Throwback Jobs featuring GTA Liberty City Stories themed creations - a game that is also celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall season. Stay tuned as well for upcoming livestreams on Twitch and YouTube Gaming where we will be playing these Throwback Jobs with special guests.
Kicking off today and going through this Sunday, November 1st, you'll have the opportunity to sink those costume teeth and claws into a juicy Halloween weekend lined with sweet GTA Online rewards, featuring the official Event Playlist with the brand new Slasher Adversary Mode. To make sure you're seasonally attired for the long, dark nights ahead, don't miss out on the exclusive in-game tees available this weekend only, and get your snap-trigger fingers ready to capture the most atmospheric and awesome Halloween-themed pics in our #Halloween Snapmatic Contest, plus enter our Halloween Sweepstakes Giveaway. Read on for more details, if you dare...
EVENT PLAYLIST Slasher is the brand new Adversary Mode which pits a shotgun wielding menace against a pack of foes hiding in the gloom waiting to strike with melee weapons. So that you can launch straight into the action, the Event Playlist features three different variants of this game mode and is accessible directly from the GTAV launch screens at the press of a button. If you're already in-game and want to go back for more - simply go to the Event Playlist in the Rockstar Playlists section of the pause menu.
EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRTS For accompanying attire on your Los Santos trick-or-treat escapades, log on to GTA Online each day this weekend to unlock exclusive t-shirts featuring a few of Vinewood's greatest slasher flicks:
Knife After Dark – Friday, October 30th Psycho Swingers – Saturday, October 31st Zombie Liberals From The Midwest - Sunday, November 1st
#HALLOWEEN SNAPMATIC CONTEST Social Club members will no doubt be taking the opportunity to grab some Snapmatics of the awesome new vehicles and masks from the Halloween Surprise while they are still available in GTA Online. We're upping the ante to give you a little extra incentive to get your pictures published to Social Club and shared with the world. Whether it's ghoulish masks lit from an odd angle by the new flashlight, or perhaps you've found the perfect spot to capture the new Lurcher Hearse or Fränken Stange... To enter, simply publish your Snapmatic to Social Club by Sunday night and make sure that you've tagged it with #Halloween on Social Club. Then, keep an eye on the Rockstar Newswire as we'll be announcing the winners sometime next week along with the winners of last weekend's #Lowriders photo contest as well.
HALLOWEEN EVENT SWEEPSTAKES If you want to get ahead of the game with an outfit idea for Halloween 2016, we're giving away 5 very special Social Club Event Weekend Sweepstakes Prize Packs, each containing three different costume ideas: the Bugstar boiler suit, the Merryweather t-shirt and the Los Santos Lifeguard t-shirt. If you prefer to keep your Halloween weekend a little more sedate, perhaps with a séance in the woods, we've got your covered with the GTAV Body Bag Sleeping Bag, as well as a Epsilon Program candle to help light your way. We're also throwing in a few Rockstar and GTAV stickers for good measure. If you want to have a chance of winning one of these five prize packs, head over to the Social Club Events Page now and enter using our supremely simple entry form. Best of luck!
TODAY 5pm: THE OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR HALLOWEEN LIVE STREAMWITH WILDCAT, LUI CALIBRE & SWIFTOR Today at 5pm Eastern, tune in for very special guests WILDCAT, Lui Calibre and Swiftor on Twitch and YouTube joining the Rockstar Broadcast team to play a few rounds of Slasher, get to grips with the new vehicles and show off their favorite Masks from the Halloween Surprise. Expect a few hair raising Races, and some extra bodies filling up the Los Santos graveyard in our Flashlight melee battle.
And for the first time ever, the Rockstar Broadcast Stream GTA Online T-shirt Cannon will be in full effect, firing out exclusive in-game t-shirts to lucky viewers throughout the stream. There are 8 different Halloween t-shirts locked and loaded, and these are available nowhere else. You can only collect one by tuning into to watch and finding out how to win them during the stream.
The Meathook For Mommy, Vinewood Zombie, Hot Serial Killer Stepmom and Cannibal Clown t-shirts will be available to Twitch raffle winners during our official live stream.
In the first Rockstar Editor contest open to all three platforms, PC players will now be up against the talented hordes of creators on PS4 and Xbox One. With increased competition and an incredible pack of prizes for the winner, everyone will need to be on top of their game to have their video chosen as the official music video for Little Dragon's "Wanderer" off the Welcome to Los Santos soundtrack.
As well as being open to three platforms, this is also the first Editor contest in which players can take advantage of the new Rockstar Editor features released in the Freemode Events Update - including Sound Effects, Ambient Tracks, refined Clip Management and more.
THE CREATIVE BRIEF
Little Dragon have commissioned the Social Club community to create their official music video for "Wanderer". Little Dragon themselves along with Rockstar Games will be reviewing the finalists and deciding who wins. Here's a bit of direction on what they are looking for:
Entrants are challenged to create a music video using the Rockstar Editor telling the story of a rogue - a very clever double-agent or double-crosser who plays two sides of a criminal enterprise to her or his own advantage.
You may have heard the track on the Alchemist & Oh No Present: Welcome To Los Santos album and the new in-game radio station The Lab, you'll want to know it inside out to ensure your visual accompaniment is pitch perfect. To get you thinking about your own interpretation, here's the track for you to listen to:
As well as the prestige of having your opus selected as the track's official music video, the grand prize winner will receive an incredible pack of prizes including a gold game controller (with real 24K gold paint) customized with your personal Social Club ID. The winner can choose between an Xbox One or PS4 controller, or a G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse featuring 11 programmable buttons, customizable weight and five selectable DPI settings, from headshot-precise 200 DPI targeting to lightning-fast 12,000 DPI maneuvers. Not only that but the winning director will also be able to craft their next masterpiece from the comfort of a Rockstar Editor branded director's chair, also featuring your personal Social Club ID - a throne fully befitting a champion. Finally, the rare and coveted GTAV Varsity Jacket will also be sent your way - featuring a special custom patch touting your status as a Rockstar Editor letterman for the world to see.
Two runners-up will each receive a $100 Rockstar Warehouse gift card and a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and will also be featured here at the Rockstar Newswire.
HOW TO ENTER
Entering the competition is easy. Simply create a video in the Rockstar Editor on PC, PS4 or Xbox One and publish it to Rockstar Games Social Club via the in-game menu. Make sure to tag your video with the word "wanderer" to enter it into the contest. You can do this in-game, or via the My Videos page on Social Club. A few important points:
The video must feature the song "Wanderer" by Little Dragon as its soundtrack, and only that song.
Your video must be between 4 and 5 minutes in length.
The video must be published to Rockstar Games Social Club and tagged with the word 'wanderer' between now and 11.59pm ET on November 23rd to be eligible.
The video must be made entirely using the Rockstar Editor. We know that many advanced Rockstar Editor video creators like to use additional third party editing software but in order to keep this competition fair for all entrants, we require that you only use the Rockstar Editor in producing the video.
Little Dragon and Rockstar Games will pick the winning clip taking into consideration adherence or interpretation of The Creative Brief mentioned above, entertainment and artistic value, editing quality and overall creativity. Watch the Social Club contest page to see how other Social Club members think your clip stacks up against the competition and stay tuned for the winners announcement later this fall.
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