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. In this edition we have a group of 4x4 mountain scalers, a throwback to Grove Street, a Mafia role-play Crew and more.
Exclusive Unlocks, In-Game Discounts and More in the GTA Online Freemode Events Social Club Weekend this Fri-Sun
Prepare for a whole 'nother level of Freemode chaos in GTA Online this weekend. To help you gain an edge in the array of new games and challenges in this week's Freemode Events Update, retailers across Los Santos and Blaine County are slashing prices on a whole host of goods and services, including fast rides, heavy weapons and assistance from the likes of Lester Crest, Merryweather and Pegasus. There's also a new GTAV gear sweepstakes to enter at Social Club and exclusive in-game t-shirts to unlock each day this weekend. Read on for the full breakdown of everything going on in GTA Online this weekend:
GTA$50K + EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT FOR PLAYING 5 FREEMODE EVENTS
In case you missed it as part of our announcement earlier this week, if you complete any five of the brand new GTA Online Freemode Events or Challenges by Sunday, you'll get GTA$50,000 bonus in-game cash plus the exclusive Vapid t-shirt for your in-game character. The GTA$ and t-shirt will be awarded to your GTA Online character by Friday, September 25.
50% VEHICLE DISCOUNTS
Your vehicle choice during the Freemode Events and Challenges can be the difference between winning or losing, surviving or perishing. Whether you're being shunted out of contention in Penned In, nailing that Longest Jump you scouted out last week, or in a race to bag your place in Kill List Competitive, you'll want a vehicle that will give you the best possible chance of victory. Pull out your iFruit and place an order for some of our recommended vehicles, which have been handily discounted by 50% for this weekend only. Full list below:
|Armored Kuruma||Entity XF||Mallard||Vestra|
50% DISCOUNTS ON WEAPONS, AMMO & ITEMS
To make sure you're properly prepared to wreak havoc in Freemode Events like Hot Property, King Of The Castle, Hunt The Beast and others, Ammu-Nation is bringing out the heavy artillery this weekend, slashing prices by half on the Heavy Sniper, Micro SMG, Carbine Rifle and Minigun, as well as all ammo. And protect yourself from insidious onslaughts this weekend with half off on Armor, Bulletproof Helmets and Bulletproof Tires.
50% PHONE SERVICES DISCOUNTS
With the action coming thick and fast, sometimes the best way to get by is with a little help from your friends. You may need to lose a pesky Wanted Level or call for a Helicopter to chauffeur you to the Freemode Event location. You also want to maximize your chances in Hot Property or King Of The Castle by arriving on the scene in a Lazer - or perhaps have your Buzzard Attack Chopper delivered nearby to ensure you've got the best perspective on the runaway Beast. For these possibilities and more, all Pegasus and Merryweather Phone Services are discounted by 50% this weekend, along with Lester's Remove Wanted Level service to guarantee you're never hindered in taking part in the next Freemode Event.
EXCLUSIVE DAILY T-SHIRTS
To celebrate the launch of the Rockstar Editor for PS4 and Xbox One, three new t-shirts featuring some of Vinewood's biggest blockbusters will be made available this weekend. To grab them, all you need to do is log on to GTA Online once per day throughout the Event Weekend - every day you log on you'll get a different t-shirt added to your character's inventory:
Friday, September 18th: Vinewood Zombie
Saturday, September 19th: I Married My Dad
Sunday, September 20th: Die Already
HIGH FREQUENCY CRATE DROPS, ARMORED TRUCKS, KILL TARGETS AND PRIORITY VEHICLES IN XBOX 360 AND PS3 THIS WEEKEND
Specifically for Xbox 360 & PS3 players this weekend, we're increasing the frequency on all kinds of classic Freemode occurrences, including Armored Trucks, Kill Targets and High Priority Vehicles - with lucrative rewards upon completion of each. Amidst this mayhem, special Event Crate Drops will also be descending from the skies on Xbox 360 & PS3, with exclusive t-shirts that you might have missed out on in previous Events.
ENTER THE FREEMODE EVENT SWEEPSTAKES
To celebrate the world-spanning nature of the GTA Online Freemode Events Update, our Social Club Weekend contest features a collection of GTA merch that's representative of what Los Santos and Blaine County has to offer. It includes a Merryweather T-Shirt, Los Santos Lifeguard T-shirt, GTA V Epsilon Paperweight, GTA V Loneliest Robot Greeting Card, GTA V Lifeinvader Mouse Pad and Rockstar sticker packs as well. To enter for your chance to nab the gear, head over to the Social Club Events Page and hit the Enter Sweepstakes button in the lower right corner.
And for all the prospective new auteurs on PS4 and Xbox One inquiring about the next Rockstar Editor Contest, we're giving you this week to get familiar with the tool before launching the first multi-platform Editor Contest later this month.
GTA ONLINE LIVESTREAM FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS FROM THE GTAV SOUNDTRACK THIS TUESDAY SEPT 22nd 3:30-4:30PM ET
For those looking forward to the next official Rockstar livestream – stay tuned as we’ve got an epic one lined up for you next week Tuesday September 22nd at 3:30-4:30pm Eastern with some very special guests from the GTAV soundtrack to be announced very soon... For now, mark your calendar, and follow Rockstar on Twitch and YouTube Gaming.
Also stay tuned for the first Rockstar Editor contest for PS4, Xbox One and PC to be announced sometime next week - giving all the new budding directors on PS4 and Xbox One some time to polish those editorial skills before the gauntlet is thrown down.
GTA Online Freemode Events Update Now Available for PS4, Xbox One & PC
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.
In this edition, we feature pitches from a Crew that gets their inspiration from the music of Los Santos, a post-apocalyptic brotherhood, a devilish MC squad and a dedicated car club.
Fans continue to amaze us with their incredible videos utilizing the power of the Rockstar Editor and Director Mode, and we can't wait until the Rockstar Editor is made available for prospective PS4 and Xbox One directors later this month. In our latest collection of fan-created videos, we have a grim tale of revenge, some compromising Los Santos security camera footage and a moving video dedicated to a lost loved one.
An ode to the creator's grandfather (inspired by the opening credits sequence in Watchmen), this stunning and poignant clip tells the story of one man's life set to the backdrop of some of the 20th Century's defining historical moments.
A voyeuristic look through the lenses of security cameras scattered throughout Los Santos and Blaine County, this video from Abstract Mode gives us a peek into some of the stranger antics of Southern San Andreas citizens.
Reminiscent of a revenge thriller, The Debt tells the story of a man seeking retribution for the brutal murder of a loved one. The Game Mechanics' debut Rockstar Editor video is a gritty and violent look at a world where "All debts get repaid, in full".
A showcase of exceptional aerial skills by the latter half of the dynamic stunt duo Venus & NightMare, proving you don't always need a pair of wings to fly through the tightest spots.
Inspired by the classic Vice City radio commercial, Vessapaperi brings this one-of-a-kind police drama to life with an impressive video cut to the original audio.
This recreation of the intro to '80s classic Magnum P.I. features Trevor Philips as the mustachioed private investigator and his Canis Bodhi in place of the iconic 308 GTS. To fully appreciate the attention to detail, check out the side-by-side comparison.
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- Straight Outta Compton by AnimalRobot: Another well-done recreation, this time capturing the look and feel of the 80's West Coast classic "re-imagined inside the world of Grand Theft Auto".
- Orange Is the New Black GTA 5 Intro by 8-BIT BASTARD - The close-up mugshot intro from Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" has been faithfully emulated by the team at 8-BIT BASTARD. Utilizing the game's Director Mode, this video features around 30 different actors portraying the inhabitants of Litchfield Penitentiary.
- Grand Theft Auto 5 - Gone in 60 Seconds - Jump Scene by DomesticMango - This ode to Nicholas Cage's ridiculous bridge traffic jump in "Gone in 60 Seconds" showcases intelligent use of angles, filters and depth-of-field to make for one excellent movie recreation.
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.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH: ELITAS TRAVEL LABOR DAY SALE
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.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH: LEGENDARY MOTORSPORT LABOR DAY SALE
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.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH: DOCKTEASE LABOR DAY SALE
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.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH: WARSTOCK CACHE & CARRY LABOR DAY SALE
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 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 email@example.com and tell us all about it – you might see your Crew featured in an upcoming edition of the Crew Cut.
A DAILY OPERATION
It takes commitment and often serious teamwork to complete the GTA Online Daily Objectives, particularly if you're gunning for the weekly or monthly stacking bonuses. For a whole Crew to be as committed to completing them as Schleppo is, that's quite impressive. The 10 members of this squad have completed 810 Daily Objectives between them. Even without the stacking bonuses, completing 810 Daily Objectives is worth around GTA$7M - or if one person had completed them on consecutive days, a massive GTA$14.5M.
Shout out to the Crews rounding out the Top 5. Albachoross are an all-Japanese PS4 Crew who have just recently celebrated their 6 month anniversary on Social Club. The XenoAssassins, led by MissTwisted GTA, are "all about gaming - LIKE A BOSS!" on Xbox 360. The Cokney Rhymin Limeys will have been flying their whimsical flag for 2 whole years now, having originally been formed just in time for the original launch of GTAV on PS3 and Xbox 360. Finally, Bro Of Alta Street take their name from one of the central roadways in Downtown Los Santos, where we can presume they hang out when not completing their average of more than 52 Daily Challenges each.
OFF-ROAD ALL STARS: ROAR RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
For more info on future Off-Road All-Stars events be sure to check out their official rally site at: http://www.roar-rally.co.uk/.
Since appearing in the Crew Noticeboard back in May, the Xbox One-based Off-Road All-Stars, led by charismatic Crew Leader and YouTuber IvI-Ph03nix-IvI, have gone from strength to strength, putting together a comprehensive website and even distributing their own elaborate and high-quality e-zine. Recently, Ph03nix collaborated with Commissioners Stevedogg51 and Yello Cactus to bring this Crew's vision for an official Racing Championship to fruition. The Rally Championship has its own separate website with information on how to sign-up, previous results and the forthcoming schedule. Here's how it works:
The championship consists of four major rally rounds known as The McKenzie Rally, The Chiliad Mountain Rally, The Redwood Classic and The Palmer Taylor Trophy. The lowest cumulative time across all four rounds determines the winner. Designed with multiple dates for players to post their time and no limit on the number of competitors taking part, players who sign up are asked to pick one custom ride from a specific vehicle class and use that same selection throughout the championship round. Each round's selected track is posted a week in advance to allow all competitors time to practice. Check out this promo video for a quick summary.
On the designated Race Night, all entrants join the Race and go for three laps, which break down as follows:
- First lap: a warm-up lap tackled as a group to learn the course. All Racers must pull off the track before hitting the last check point.
- Second lap: Racers take turns to set their time over the course of the second lap. This is recorded on the rally leaderboard.
- Final lap: completed in group formation for a show of unity.
The primary reason behind the inclusion of having only one hot lap is to add to the pressure of each Racer to perform to their utmost best in front of their peers. To make the rally truly interactive, the rounds are broadcast on Twitch in cinematic mode with live commentary from none other than Ph03nix herself.
Above we see McKenzie Rally winner AUDISPORTQUATTRO taking the ROAR podium with an impressive finishing time of 5:27.571, placing a full 13 seconds in front of 2nd.
All throughout July and August, racers took part in the McKenzie Rally with AUDISPORTQUATTRO taking 1st place. Moving towards September, Racers are now practicing and preparing for the Chiliad Mountain Rally - a trek that takes drivers through unforgiving cliff-side tracks along Raton Canyon straight out to the Alamo Sea and North Chumash. On this course, ROAR organizers warn:
"One mistake could cost you the stage, round or even the Championship. Undulating and uneven tracks make every corner a challenge. Too fast and you'll flip off the cliffs and lose time, too slow and your rivals will eclipse your time. So then, what are your tactics going to be?"
The Off-Road All Stars also recently launched PC and PS4 chapters for their Crew. There's still plenty of room on the roster if you want to get involved. The original Xbox One Crew is now maxed out, but if you ask Pho3nix nicely she may set-up an overflow Crew so that you can join them. However, the Group A section of the ROAR Rally Championship is open to all Crews so definitely hit up Stevedogg51 and Yello Cactus if you think you have what it takes to compete alongside some solid racers.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Hillbilly_Agenda Crew Leader KnoxNerd reached out recently to let us know that his IRL quest to hand-deliver custom plates to his fellow Crew members continues. This time, his travels took him out to the Northwestern climate of Oregon, more specifically the small town of Vernonia, where he and fellow Crew member Gnarlinshreds attended the Vernonia Friendship Jamboree & Logging Show - which seems appropriate given the Crew's focus on outdoor life and comradery.
[Left] Hillbilly_Agenda’s KnoxNerd handing off the "BSHREDS" custom plate to Gnarlinshreds (PSN B3NNY_SHR3DS). [Right] We can see by the numbers, that Knox is always willing to go the extra mile for his Crew mates.
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Truth seekers rejoice, the time is nigh to partake in player-created GTA Online Jobs inspired by the Epsilon Program. Don't be an antithesis, bookmark these Epsilon Program-themed Jobs on Social Club to experience them for yourself. Kifflom!
You and your team find yourselves battling it out in and around The Epsilon Program headquarters in the second Job created by the Leader of the Benvenuti Family on PC. You're up against not only the rival unit, but also droves of cultists protecting the apocalypse funds they've bilked over the years. There are tons of Health and Armor pickups within the gates and a respawn will land you on a motorcycle that will allow you to easily maneuver your way back into the Epsilon Building.
Gunshots ring out at the Epsilon Headquarters in Cult Of Cash.
This Team Deathmatch fittingly takes place at the location of the first Epsilon Tract. Set to night with forced Molotovs as your starting weapon, put the flame to your enemies as you gather the Baseball Bats, Crowbars and Nightsticks that have been scattered around to finish off your charred foes.
Altruist Camp Offensive by Griefballer99 (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
"The cultists must defend themselves against the Cult Stoppers. The cultists have a wide range of weapons but no transport, and the Cult Stoppers are armed with Military vehicles but only a Combat MG."
As Leader of The Shrekist Church, a Crew whose followers dedicate their lives to the Ogrelord Shrek, Griefballer99 may know a thing or two about cults. In this LTS, the Cult Stoppers have shifted their focus from the Epsilon Program to target the Altruists. Mentioned in the Job's description, one team will have a variety of transport options while the other will have heavy artillery. If you’ve spawned at the Paleto Forest Sawmill, your best bet is to grab up the Insurgent-Pickup fitted with its powerful .50 caliber machine gun. If your home base is the Altruist Camp, have a teammate head up to the guard tower where there is a strategically placed RPG to take out the opposing team vehicles.
Going With The Downflow by DannBoeing (PC)
"Let go. Let the flow wash over you. Let it wash away all your troubles. Breathe. Leave the city behind you. Let Kraff take the wheel. Envelope yourself in his warm embrace. Enter the 10th Paradigm. Listen to the words of the wind and the trees. Only the descendants of Kraff can hear them. Let the flow be your guide. Hydroplane yourself to enlightenment. A new plane of existence. Be one with Kraff. Kifflom Brother! And may infinite peace and wisdom be yours!"
The Leader of the Don’t Judge Me Monkey Crew has created 26 Races so far on PC. This particular Epsilon-inspired one spans Tongva Hills, Tongva Valley and Banham Canyon. To make for a more challenging Race, use the default laps and weather settings so you can "hydroplane yourself to enlightenment".
Supercars hydroplane round a tight turn in Going With The Downflow.
This Deathmatch in the heart of The Epsilon Program Headquarters has Spawn Points spread out evenly throughout the map, so while you won’t know where you’ll end up you can rest assured that you’ll land not too far from a much needed Armor or ammo refill. Head for higher ground and make use of the Sniper Rifles strategically placed around the roof, or nab some Sticky Bombs and attach them where your enemies least expect it.
San Chianksi Race by chocolate83 (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
"Venez arpenter ces vertigineuses montagnes reputés selon Fabien Larouche et Cris Formage pour y dégager un karma très bienveillant. Il est indéniable de dire que vous y trouverez la paix éternelle.....littéralement." (Translation: “Stride across these breathtakingly high mountains, famous for emitting a benevolent karma, according to Fabien Larouche and Cris Formage. There is no doubt that you will find... eternal peace there.“)
LE Clan Pasta’s own chocolate83 has created this challenging Bike Race starting at the San Chianski Mountain Range, winding through Mount Gordo and finishing in the industrial community of Grapeseed. Don’t go too fast as you make your way on the spines of the mountain ranges, one wrong move and you will find yourself face first in a mound of dirt. Since a majority of this race is off-road, hop on a custom Sanchez for your best shot at "eternal peace".
And make sure to tune in this Friday, August 28th at 5pm ET (that’s 10pm BST and 2pm Pacific) to watch The Rockstar Broadcast Team playing these Jobs live with invited creators and other special guests – at youtube.com/rockstargames and twitch.tv/rockstargames. Make sure to subscribe and follow Rockstar in both places to get automatically notified when the livestream begins.
Have you constructed a uniquely-themed Job? Drop us a link either here in the Newswire comments section or via Mouthoff so we can check it out and possibly share it with the GTA Online community.
GTA Online Player Created Playlists: Z-Games Rallycross, Killing Time at Lake Vinewood and More
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Super cars defy gravity downtown in California Car Surfing.
Much like a classical composer creating an opus through a series of musical movements, the ability of a GTA Online Creator to weave several Jobs into a Playlist that can more fully express an idea, tell a story or deliver maximum hilarity, is a bit of an art form.
We've been scouring the Social Club to find those who are using Playlists in ways that a single Job could not hope to emulate. Below we've highlighted a trio of exemplary Playlists to check out (one for Xbox 360 & Xbox One, one for PC and one for PS3 & PS4). And just like with individual Jobs, you can bookmark these Playlists on Social Club so that the next time you jump into GTA Online, they’ll be waiting.
Z-Games Rallycross Tournament by Kelchan (Xbox 360 & Xbox One)
"A 4-track list of technical tracks in and around the Maze Bank Arena, chock full of fast and slow sections, sharp corners, kicker jumps, a big jump, corkscrews, cross-sections, narrow passages, and speedy straightaways."
If you’re looking to flex your drifting muscles, this Z-Games themed Playlist created by the Commissioner of the Children of the Nite Crew, is just the ticket. The Races become increasingly difficult as you make your way to the Z-Games Rallycross Finals. If you're committed to the challenge of (high plains) drifting, you can take a stab at Kelchan's San Andreas Rallycross as well.
A brilliantly conceived and wonderfully executed series of Jobs that illustrates the lengths privileged Vinewood Hills teenagers will go to relieve themselves of their intense existential ennui. With a series of Job descriptions as good as any we've seen, Coach_Wargo, the commissioner of the Red Rum Racing Crew deserves the plaudits for this unique Playlist. If you enjoy this, be sure to check out Coach_Wargo’s other themed Playlists on Social Club.
PC Master Race by ZerkaaHD (PC)
Rockstar livestream alumnus and prominent GTA Online Youtuber, ZerkaaHD (of The Sidemen) has curated this particular Playlist featuring Jobs made by xzulas, Commissioner of the GTA ELITE STUNT CREW, and alex94kumar, Commissioner of THE NFWA. From the expertly created AIR TUNNEL RACE to the topsy-turvy CALIFORNIA CAR SURFING, there is something for every skill level to enjoy. Watch The Ultimate Sidemen make their way through the entire Playlist in the above Funny Moments compilation.
Have you constructed an uniquely-themed Playlist? Drop us a link either here in the Newswire comments section or via Mouthoff so we can check it out and possibly share it with the GTA Online community.
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