From today through Thursday March 3rd, earn double GTA$ and RP when you square off in the new Rhino Hunt Adversary Mode that launched earlier today. You can jump straight into the explosive action of Rhino Hunt in the current Event Playlist, accessible at the push of a button from the GTAV launch screen, or hop straight into any Rhino Hunt skirmishes outside the official Event Playlist to get 2 times the GTA$ and RP.
DISCOUNTS ON WEAPONRY & SERVICES ALL WEEK
To keep you suitably armed for dealing with the local wildlife outside the Rhino Hunt reserve, Ammu-Nation, Warstock Cache & Carry and Merryweather Services have dropped their prices on select items and services right now all the way through Thursday March 3rd. Set your rifle sights on the discounts as listed below:
Warstock Cache & Carry – 25% off
Merryweather Services – 25% off
All Automatic Rifle ammo – 50% off
Select Weapon Attachments – 50% off
All Tactical Gear from Heists – 50% off (includes Utility Vests, Rebreathers, Night Vision Goggles and Earpieces)
And tune in at 5PM today for our weekly livestream on Twitch and YouTube, where the Broadcast Team will be joined by special guests KevinLaSean (fka XpertThief), Swiftor and more to play all variants of the new Rhino Hunt Adversary Mode live.
The lavish apparel, revamped Roosevelt and iconic Gusenberg Sweeper - all featured in GTA Online: Be My Valentine - lent themselves to some seriously stunning entries to the #BeMyValentine Snapmatic Contest. We're proud to present the winning collection of photos below, from L.A. Noire inspired recreations to stylish matching vehicle and outfit compositions. Congratulations to the chosen entries, who are each awarded GTA$1,000,000.
It's an ill-fated night for a lost soul in this gripping L.A. Noire-inspired scene. Channeling the dramatic atmosphere of both the aforementioned game and the hedonistic tone of the era, Duffi_21's L.S. Noire crime scene spins a tale of murder, intrigue and suspense. With the characters sporting the new Mustard Pinstripe Suit, Dusk Check Suit, Black Column Dress and the returning Roosevelt fitting right in to the scene, this Snapmatic's ambience is spot-on.
Along with fellow members of The Magnificent Team, --EVOLUT7ON-- shows that getting your hands dirtycan still be done with style and flair. Modelling complementary Pinstripe Suits, Black Suit and Check Fedoras, the team prove that you can never look too dapper while dispatching your foes. (This awesome shot also by --EVOLUT7ON-- made our shortlist. It features the The Magnificent Team suited and booted and in the line of fire as they roll out their particular brand of street justice.)
In the calm before an approaching storm, the infamous duo are captured in this smooth black and white shot. ZazDillinger's seemingly minimal Snapmatic is all about the unspoken details, from the matching Gusenberg Sweepers at the ready, to the lingering gazes of the pair; right down to the Roosevelt's personalized number plate nearly hidden in the shadows - BONN1E.
Fueling the flames in the week of amore is gaurdian473's red hot Roosevelt, playing central role in this sizzling shot. The Roosevelt Valor is exhibited beautifully here, looking as formidable and enigmatic and as the mysterious figure approaching it.
Basimatic and friends kick up the leaves of the Paleto Forest as they go for a joyride fully decked out in Be My Valentine finery. Basimatic has used a Dutch tilt in this shot to emphasize the recklessness and destruction in the shot.
. by -Demize- - This serene, snow-white figure, fittingly attired in the Angelic Outfit stands proudly next to her matching Albany Roosevelt Valor.
Bye Bye Valentino by Sengel - It's a heart burning farewell to the labors of love as Sengal's Roosevelt goes up in flames in the Paleto Forest.
Downtown Vinewood by SilverFox_2 - SilverFox_2's classy dame is only matched by her equally classy ride in this cool, historically suggestive snapshot of old-time Downtown Vinewood.
A thank you again to all who took part in the Valentine's Social Club Event Weekend. The winners of the prize packs are as follows:
Lovers, paramours and devotees, it’s time to celebrate the Be My Valentine Event in GTA Online. Beginning today and extending through Thursday February 18th, take advantage of Double GTA$ and RP opportunities, hearty discounts and much more. Don't forget that in addition to the brand new Albany Roosevelt Valor and items from GTA Online: Be My Valentine, all of the content from the previous Valentine's Day update - including the original Roosevelt and the Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun - are available for all platforms (and on PS4, Xbox One and PC for the first time).
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP IN TILL DEATH DO US PART We all know the price of pleasing your true love on this day of romance can sometimes be costly. Prepare accordingly with Double GTA$ and RP in the brand new Adversary Mode Till Death Do Us Part. Work for each other, because if one goes - you both go. You'll either be skipping away down Lover's Lane, or laying like lovers slain.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP VALENTINE'S DAY EVENT WEEK PLAYLIST An effective, guaranteed way to see that Double GTA$ and RP roll in is by joining the Till Death Do Us Part Playlist, accessible via the single button press on the GTAV launch screens. This week you will not only earn Double GTA$ & RP while playing, but you'll also unlock a Firework Launcher and Fireworks if you complete the entire Playlist - ensuring date night ends with a bang.
DOUBLE RP OPPORTUNITIES Valentine's is no time to be alone, and this week's Double RP bonuses will give you every opportunity to get up close and personal with a new flame. Whether you're riding together in a vehicle or staring into each other's eyes as you Arm Wrestle, you'll be ranking up twice as fast.
50% OFF ALL SMG AMMO While it may be presumptuous to go into a romantic evening with certain expectations, you should always be prepared. All week long head on over to Ammu-Nation for 50% off all SMG Ammo to ensure you have proper protection and your Gusenberg Sweeper always has one in the chamber.
FREE ADMISSION TO THE MOVIES AND SELECT RIDES Looking for someplace dark and intimate to canoodle with your beloved? Tivoli Cinema, the Ten Cent and Oriental Theaters are honoring free admissions during this time period, allowing you to watch mood-setting classics such as Capolavoro to your heart's content. Public displays of affection more your thing? Head on out to Del Perro Pier where the Ferris Whale and Leviathan roller coaster will heighten thrills and excitement for the same exact deal.
EXCLUSIVE UNLOCKABLE T-SHIRTS Get dolled up, fresh and looking your best for your big Valentine's date with a pair of exclusive tees available only this Saturday & Sunday on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Log in anytime tomorrow Saturday February 13 to receive the "Nelson in Naples" t-shirt, and on Sunday February 14 to experience the full gamut of love and heartache with "An American Divorce" t-shirt.
#BEMYVALENTINE SNAPMATIC CONTEST THIS WEEKEND Pull out that iFruit and document your love for the official #BEMYVALENTINE Snapmatic Contest. The five Snapmatic photogs whom best capture the essence of the new Be My Valentine content, from the sexy lines of the Valor to the plethora of new clothing, will each reach receive a cool GTA$1,000,000. Valid entries must be received before end-of-day Sunday February 14th and have the "#bemyvalentine" tag on Social Club. Visit here for official rules.
VALENTINE'S SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES Want for the same passion in real world as you'll inevitably get in GTA Online this week? Try and get lucky in our Social Club gear giveaway where lots of goodies are up for grabs. Set the mood just right with a package that screams "be mine": the Epsilon Candle scented with orange blossom, the Epsilon Pendant to put around the neck of your sweetheart and lay claim, the Loneliest Robot Greeting Card for you to express every intimate thought, a copy of the official Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack to let your partner know you mean business and an assortment of Rockstar and GTAV stickers to sweeten the deal. Head on over now to the Social Club Events Page for your lucky chance.
THE OFFICIAL VALENTINE'S LIVESTREAM TODAY AT 5pm ET COUPLES BATTLE: TILL DEATH DO US PART Tune in today at 5pm ET to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube to see some hot 2v2v2 action. Watch as real life YouTuber & Twitch streamer couples Fangs & GI Doobie, Ltzonda & Louise Julie and Jelly & Sanna as well as our own dynamic duo hosts Lazlow and Klang see which Valentine’s team is victorious in a Playlist of 2v2 modes including all the variants of the brand new Till Death Do Us Part.
Snipe your enemies or suffer the explosive consequences in "Snipers vs Boats".
Snipers vs. Speed Boats by HitoGamer(PC) "It's about damn time somebody makes one of those on water. This is the first Last Team Standing Job of its kind - completely built on water. TIP - press x to duck when sailing in a boat to make it harder for the snipers to shoot you."
HitoGamer of the Hitokiri Clan shares this aquatic take on the popular Snipers vs. Stunters motif. This LTS has one team perched upon a gated platform with only their Heavy Snipers to protect them while the boat team assembles on the north end of the Land Act Reservoir. If you’re on the boat team, fill up on Sticky Bombs before heading out on to the lake. As you glide over your foes, you’ll have the option of barreling into them or dropping an explosive (or perhaps both if you’re quick enough).
Watch Jelly, Kweb and Slogoman take on The Sidemen in a session of HitoGamer's "Snipers vs Boats".
Hunting Season by Singh1409(PS4) "Its hunting season and the snipers need to shoot everyone on the platforms. The runners need to run for their lives and hope they survive. Good luck."
Singh1409 has created a fiendishly difficult Last Team Standing sniper challenge. This death-run is pretty unforgiving and one misstep could mean defeat for the running team. It may look as though the snipers have the easier task, but well timed sprints will take you far in this LTS. If you’re on the sniper team, having each team member focus on a different opposing player will give you the best chance of making quick work of your enemies.
HEADSH0T_ADDICTIoNby muddafawker(PS3) "Go on a headshot binge with a Heavy Sniper, be sure to be a quick-draw sniper because reaction time is everything when you're perched out in the open 50ft high. Armed with only a Heavy Sniper and your reflexes, use every advantage provided by the windmills to pierce a skull. Timing is crucial when dealing with windmills as the blades ricochet your shots. This is a challenge for skilled snipers to prove they're the dead-eye they claim, or for beginners to prove they can handle the big boy guns."
The Leader of the KYD Accepted Here Crew has knocked it out of the park with this inventive Deathmatch set atop the windmills at Ron Alternates Wind Farm. This sniper challenge is fun for every skill level from novice to expert, and as muddafawker mentions, quick-draw is important here. Don’t waste time celebrating when you make a kill – a single wasted second could cost you your life.
Holes of Glory by mkRixxx(Xbox One) Junk Energy Drink Leader, mkRixxx, setup this close quarters, sniper-themed LTS on the northern part of Elysian Island. Test your reaction time and patience, as you duck, cover, and snipe your way to victory. For a little taste of what to expect, check out our Twitch Highlight featuring the band Young Guns playing this Job on the Rockstar Games Live Stream.
Sniper Tragedy I: Atk/Defby thunderboltblast(Xbox 360) "This is a strategy game between two sniper teams known as Alter and Preserve. Team Alter gets maximum attacking power with extra weapons and cars, but consequently are put in a defensive strategy. Team Preserve gets an incredible amount of defensive power and an advantage over Alter, but in consequence they can run out of ammo quickly, and lack everything but their fort, basic traps, and ammo."
The Leader of The Gods of Purity Crew, has split the teams up into offensive and defensive sides in this Del Perro LTS. If you are on the “Alter” team (offense) you will have tons of firepower and vehicles, but you'll be vulnerable on the ground. The “Preserve” team (defense) gets the best vantage point to shoot from but has very limited ammo with which to do so.
Have you constructed your own sniper-themed Job or challenge - or another type of uniquely-themed Job? Make sure to share it in the Newswire comments section for others to enjoy or send it to Rockstar via Mouthoff so we can check it out and possibly share it with the GTA Online community here in the future. Also, be sure to tune into the Rockstar Games Livestream, on both Twitch and YouTube Gaming, this Friday February 5th at 5pm ET where we will be playing the Jobs featured in this post with invited Creators themselves and other special guests.
Strap up and get ready to dive in to an adrenaline-fueled GTA Online Event Weekend, bursting at the seams with bonuses and rewards. Starting today and going through to midnight on Sunday, seize your opportunity to reap double GTA$ and RP in all Adversary Modes including the brand new Drop Zone; take your Custom Sultan RS or Banshee 900R for a spin with double GTA$ in all Races, get savings on skydiving gear and plenty more…
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP IN ALL ADVERSARY MODES With double GTA$ & RP in all Adversary Modes, your terminal velocity awaits in the furious free fall of Drop Zone. Up to four Teams of paratroopers will be fighting hard for a chance at territorial control, knowing that victory in the smoke-filled arenas of Drop Zone will result in rank and bank balance blowing up on the double.
EVENT PLAYLIST So that you can get in to the action immediately, simply hit the Event Button on the GTAV launch screens all weekend. You’ll be placed directly in to the Event Playlist alongside other eager competitors and if you complete all three Jobs in the Playlist win or lose, you’ll earn a bountiful reward of Sticky Bombs, SMG Ammo and Grenades to add to your arsenal.
DOUBLE GTA$ IN ALL RACES For all you keen car collectors and speed junkies, there’s some fresh wheels to spin on the streets of Los Santos. The new Karin Sultan and Bravado Banshee are now available from Benny’s Original Motor Works website and upgradeable into wide-body race versions at the Benny's location in Strawberry. Add to this a generous helping of double GTA$ on all Races and look forward to a potent weekend of competitive motorsports.
50% DISCOUNTS ON PARATROOPER GEAR So you’re not left hanging without the essential skills for Drop Zone, there’s a 50% discount on all Paratrooper gear this weekend. Stock up on Parachutes and Parachute Smoke to perfect your landing approaches in Freemode. Parachute Bags and Bulletproof Helmets are also available at half off all weekend.
25% OF ALL GARAGE PROPERTIES Make room for the new Sultan RS and Banshee 900R – or any additional vehicles you’ve been eyeing up for your automotive collection – with a cool 25% off all Garage Properties. If you’ve been scouting new neighborhoods with extra room for those prized rides, then now’s the time.
THE OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR GAMES LIVESTREAM And tune in today Friday 29th at 5pm ET to the official Rockstar Games Twitch and YouTube channels, as the Rockstar Broadcast team are joined by special guests TheGamingLemon, Slogoman and Spamfish to play the new Drop Zone Adversary Mode, race the new Sultan RS and Banshee 900R across Southern San Andreas, and more. Keep an eye on Twitter for a chance to get involved and join the livestream game lobby – and Follow or Subscribe on YouTube and Twitch now for notifications whenever we go live.
Rockstar Games and Little Dragon are pleased to present the winning official music video for “Wanderer” by Little Dragon (from the Welcome to Los Santos LP) created entirely using the Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Editor. Congratulations to iDirect, who can claim not only the prestige of being selected as the creator of Little Dragon's official music video, but also an exclusive grand prize package featuring the rare and personalized GTAV Varsity Jacket, the Rockstar Editor-branded director's chair and a choice of a customized gold Xbox One or PS4 controller or a G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse.
The challenge was to create an original music video for “Wanderer” purely 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.
The members of Little Dragon had this to say about the contest winners: “First of all, it was hard choosing a winner out of all the great videos. You were all great!! Congrats to the very talented iDirect who made such a nice, classic story with the smart sharp lady outplaying everyone else - including us!”
WANDERER - LITTLE DRAGON MUSIC VIDEO by iDirect iDirect bad gal gone good takes us on a trip through the dangerous life of an informant caught in the act. iDirect? Certainly does. This cinematic music video has some fantastic sequences as it spins the tale of a car thief with exceptional guile playing the police and a chop shop ring against each other.
A shout out to the creators of these impressive runner-up videos – both of whom will be receiving a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and an additional $100 Rockstar Warehouse gift credit.
WANDERER [V2] by laurent.do A really well-made clip with some amazing shots and editing about a Bonnie and Clyde type criminal couple who rip off a crime syndicate together but ultimately are undone themselves by betrayal and revenge. laurent.do paints a vivid picture of the fiery consequences of crossing a femme fatale in this action-packed entry.
And finally, thank you to all the editors worldwide who submitted entries – there was an astounding level of passion and effort put into these videos and we look forward to seeing more from the community at large. On that note, here are a couple of additional honorable mentions also worth checking out. Stay tuned for the next Rockstar Editor contest to be announced soon.
LITTLE DRAGON - WANDERER (FINAL CUT) by Modojo Modojo’s editing skills are a force to be reckoned with in this tale of a rogue IAA agent tasked with infiltrating the Vagos and Ballas to bring down a gang leader – only to discover she’s been set up for a fall herself and must navigate a crafty way out.
The Festive season has come and gone, with the final snows in GTA Online marking the end of another year of carnage on the blood-soaked streets of Los Santos and Blaine County. To help commemorate some of the great Crew-fueled activity of 2015, we're taking this opportunity to highlight top performing Crews in select categories for the latest edition of the Crew Cut.
Acknowledgement is also in order for the countless legions of Social Club Crews out there also doing great stuff in less quantifiable areas of creativity and competition - and look for continued features on these types of squads throughout 2016. But for now, feast on some cold, hard data we've collected about some equally cold, hard Crews.
ADVERSARY MODES: MOST WINS & KILLS 2015 brought the debut of Adversary Modes to GTA Online. Whether you're making Every Bullet Count, or teaming up with fellow Slashers to bring down the Beasts, communication is key when it comes to dominating the various Adversary Modes in GTA Online. Of course, the ability to rack up the kills doesn't hurt, particularly in Come Out To Play and Siege Mentality.
To account for variations in membership, we've averaged the figures in the table above by the headcount of each Crew.
TEAM DEATHMATCH: WINS & KILLS (PER MEMBER) Team Deathmatches are all about body count, so it's no surprise to see one Crew holding down the top spot in both matches won and kills made. Merkalot, previously featured in the Cut for a video showcasing their incredible marksmanship, and only 24 members deep, racked up an average of over 80,000 kills per member on their way to winning 948 Team Deathmatches in 2015.
RACES: WINS (PER MEMBER) When it comes to racing the streets of Los Santos, the incredible performance by S CLASS PRO RACERS puts them head and shoulders above the competition with 2,496 wins - more than double the tally of their nearest competitor, Dominators 1. Notable YouTube collective Evolve Stunting (recently featured in this article about the GTA Online stunting scene from The Guardian) clock in at 5th, proving that they have more than just flashy stunts in their repertoire.
SNAPMATIC: MOST LIKES And while many come together specifically in the spirit of competition, there's also a long standing and thriving community on GTA Online with a specific eye for beauty and detail. We're continuously impressed by the ever-growing collection of fantastic and imaginative photos from the Snapmatic community and the thoughtful Crews that have formed around this pastime. Snapmatic stalwarts GTAPhotographers and Snapmatic Art would surely be disappointed at anything less than podium finishes on this list - congrats to both on living up to the name. Many other well-known Snapmatic Crews make up the rest of the list. Make sure to follow us on Twitter as we regularly highlight some of the best offerings from Crews such as Brothers of X, Efin Secsy Club and Loz Brutaloz and many more.
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.
Presenting the winning Snapmatics from both the Executives & Other Criminals and the Festive Surprise 2015 photo contest challenges. Pampered moments on luxury Yachts, VIPs and Bodyguards acting the part, stunning shots of the new Declasse Mamba Sports Classic - and of course inspired holiday season snaps of bad Santas, Gingerbread Men and moments of wintry magic were all on photogenic display. Congratulations to all the winning photographers who take home GTA$1M in prize money for each snap.
Japanese player, Ming_666F brings some distinctly Eastern flavor to this #Executives shot. With the golden dragons of the Oriental Theatre setting the scene, Ming_666F showcases some opulent threads from Executives & Other Criminals. The well-accessorized, golden Heavy Revolver and the stylish Syndicate Leader VIP suit and complementary Bodyguard outfit complete the look.
Beautifully and artfully composed, Joelbor's majestic shot captures the serenity of the moment as a diver takes a dip off the Yacht bow. With the hazy setting of Del Perro Pier and a vast golden sky in the background, this snap is postcard perfect.
And now for a Yacht shot of the more action-packed variety. Sariska showcases the flipside of Yacht ownership, as two pirates approach on a Speedophile as part of the Piracy Prevention VIP and Bodyguard mode. Sariska's opted for a Dutch tilt to lend extra energy to this action shot, with the flag and moon on the right side balancing the composition perfectly.
Showing off the Declasse Mamba, _-Chy-_'s artistic use of a dreamy Portola Drive backdrop - complete with palm fronds and the high-rise skyline - and soft, smoky complimentary lighting emphasizes the classic curves of the car beautifully.
This one looks truly art gallery ready. StrohhutDLuffy and associate are caught frozen in time as they bail out, mid-air from the new Declasse Mamba. Masterful use of focus, filter, composition and color.
This Snapmatic depicting the wonderment of a girl seeing snow for the first time is just sweet. _-Chy-_ has never won a Snapmatic contest before but today has made lightning strike twice, with another winning shot. _-Chy-_ revealed a bit of the BTS artistry behind this seemingly simple snap: “Director Mode, Editor, and a lot of patience with catching the snowflake in the right position while matching the exact timing of the player action expression.”
EddieLTU's clever “Got Milk?” of Gingerbread Man trying to avoid being served up as Santa’s Christmas Night milk and cookies treat is undeniably cute. There were so many other fun Festive Surprise 2015 mask Snaps as well that it was very hard to choose just 5, so a special shout out to some honorable mentions along those lines such as missNxkolette for her “Are You Ready to Be Served?” unwitting Christmas turkey dinner guest and monkdogg69 for his gangster “Straight Outta the Oven!” Gingerbread Man among many others.
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