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Presenting the winners of the #CustomClassics Snapmatic Challenge that was held last week with our five favorite selections (as well as some great honorable mentions) below. Also, check out Lowriders: Custom Classics video highlights, including the official GTA Online Sessions episode of funny moments from our live stream with Carly Aquilino, Nessa, Daym Drops and Lazlow playing Sumo, racing out in fully modded Lowriders and lots more.
#CUSTOMCLASSICS SNAPMATIC WINNERS
Thanks to everyone who submitted their entry to the #CustomClassics Snapmatic Photo Challenge in the hunt for the GTA$1,000,000 award and good old fashioned Snapmatic community cachet. Plenty of Slamvans, Donks, Double Barrel Shotguns, Rolled Quiffs and High Waisted Trousers graced the #CustomClassics section of the Social Club Snapmatic galleries. Congrats to our four first-time-ever winners, as well as one veteran Snapmatic champion...
Herb Ritts would approve. A beautifully shot black and white Slamvan snap with a rustic vibe. Complete with the Benny's Shop Truck Livery and Stack 'em Up Exhaust, S4NT3LL173's new ride is primed and ready to take it low n' slow.
The prolific Basimatic's Blacktop Bomber Slamvan prowls the waters of the LS Storm Drain. Constantly pushing the envelope with creative GTA photography, video and other creative endeavors, be sure to follow Basimatic on Twitter where she shares her amazing work day in and day out. A shoutout also goes to AXELSCHWEISS77 for this other sly shark-themed Slamvan entry worthy of honorable mention.
From jaws to paws, BNadal brings us another clever vehicles-as-wildlife shot, using the Zebralicious Livery to depict an apex predator Faction Custom Donk sizing up its next meal at Procopio Beach.
Rocking some brand new Lowriders: Custom Classics threads and with her Slamvan ready to roll, erin7696's GTA Online character refills her Double Barrel Shotgun before heading out for a night on the town. Awesome detail capturing the shells gripped between her fingers as she loads up here.
Snapmatic photographer withoutoragainst makes intelligent use of in-game gestures and the optical illusion of forced perspective to make their new playthings appear miniature in size.
Other Honorable Mentions...
- The new Finger Kiss Action allows MrLaughingZeus7 to sum up his player's feelings towards their new Slamvan and thread combo.
- Timed perfectly, quaid86 stays out of sight to give the illusion of this Vapid Slamvan parachuting down to safety.
- After a quick trip to Benny's, laurent.do has all the reason he needs to roll out and show off his new rims in this impeccably-framed shot.
- _Banksie_ proudly models the brand new Compact Rifle in concert with a tricked-out Virgo bouncing outside Benny's.
SUMO FUNNY MOMENTS HIGHLIGHTS, CUSTOM CLASSICS SHOWCASES & MORE
Watch this latest official GTA Online Sessions YouTube episode for some raucous moments with Carly Aquilino, Nessa, Daym Drops and Lazlow playing the new Sumo Adversary Mode, some Destroy Last Place Races with new rides from Lowriders: Custom Classics, and a particularly hilarious bonus round of Hasta La Vista.
KYR SP33DY and the Crew get into a Sumo grudge match - with characteristically ridiculous results.
Trott, Smith, and Ross - collectively known as Hat Films - and their friend Sips discuss the finer points of the Panto, Sips' mum's hybrid and take part in the occasional impromptu singalong as they get into hysterics with GTA Online's latest Adversary Mode.
Congratulations to the Custom Classics Sweepstakes Contest winners who have each scored a cache of GTAV prizes including the V Zippo Lighter, the Grotti Polo Shirt, the Welcome to Los Santos Soundtrack CD and more: sambogaming, Corpse_Collector, KhiDemo, HitFoxie and smoothyoungbeezy.
ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Week: Unlock an Exclusive GTA Online T-Shirt, 25% Off ILL-GOTTEN Vehicles and More (March 25 - 31)
After reaping the benefits of a full week of Double GTA$ opportunities in the Lowriders Custom Classics Event Week, take advantage of a huge array of discounts in-game from now through to Thursday March 31st. As well as an exclusive unlock available all week and Double RP Race Playlists, there's up to 50% off clothing and tattoos, and 25% off select vehicles and more from the Ill-Gotten Gains Updates (Part I and Part II), not to mention discounts on select car modifications. Read on for full information.
EXCLUSIVE IN-GAME T-SHIRT
"It's time to fight to the end. Again". Simply log-in to GTA Online any day this week and you will unlock an exclusive t-shirt bearing the name of Richards' Majestic cult classic sci-fi feature The Shoulder Of Orion II.
DOUBLE RP RACE PLAYLISTS ALL WEEK
There's a Playlist of Double RP Races available to play directly from the GTAV launch screens every day this week. We'll be switching the Playlist up with different types of Races throughout the week, so check the schedule below or keep an eye on our Twitter or Instagram for regular updates:
- Friday March 25 - Sunday March 27 - Street Races
- Monday March 28 & Tuesday March 29 - Air Races
- Wednesday March 30 & Thursday March 31 - Sea Races
If you complete the Playlist, and want to replay it to earn more Double RP, there's no need to restart the game; you can find it again easily via the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menus.
25% OFF ILL-GOTTEN VEHICLES AT LEGENDARY MOTORSPORT
Hit the Legendary Motorsport website on your iFruit phone this week for solid discounts on select rides from the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part 2. Through the end of the month, buy the luxurious off-road beast that is the Coil Brawler, the lightning fast Progen T20, the Muscle classic Invetero Coquette BlackFin and the KERS-enabled Dinka Vindicator motorcycle - all at a 25% discount. Modifications for these vehicles and many others will also be available with a quarter of the price taken off the top; just roll on over to Los Santos Customs for the hook-up.
Not just by land, prices are also getting slashed at sea; the fine folks at DockTease are getting into the spirit of things with 25% off the Lampadati Toro, so pick up this luxurious, balls-out speedboat if you haven't already.
DISCOUNTS ON ALL ILL-GOTTEN GAINS TATTOOS AND OUTFITS
Style your wardrobe, and body, at a good price all week long with 50% off all clothing and tattoos from both ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Updates. Swing over to Binco, Suburban or Ponsonbys to get the look you want in outfits including The Baller, The Swank and much, much more. While you're at it, let your body be the canvas without killing your bank account, and get inked with any of the 30 ILL-GOTTEN tats at any parlor for half off too.
HALF OFF ALL KNUCKLE DUSTERS
Leave a lasting impression with any style of Knuckle Duster, from The Pimp to The Rock and everything in between for 50% off retail. Stop off at any Ammu-Nation outlet so you can knock suckers out in style.
This week, Benny's Original Motor Works re-upped its considerable range of services to include a fresh set of slammed and chopped rides as part of GTA Online Lowriders: Custom Classics. Alongside the Vapid Slamvan Custom, Dundreary Virgo Classic and Willard Faction Custom Donk which you can now completely make your own, there's also the brand new Sumo Adversary Mode, two new weapons and a street-ready spring collection of new clothes, haircuts and tats available in GTA Online. To celebrate the launch, the Lowriders: Custom Classics Event Week is now live, with some special week-long deals, plenty of Double GTA$ & RP opportunities, a #customclassics Snapmatic contest with a GTA$1M prize, exclusive Social Club merchandise sweepstakes, and the official Rockstar Broadcast livestream later today featuring all of the new content alongside special guests.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP PLAYLISTS
Every day this week there's a different way for you to earn Double GTA$ & RP across various modes and missions via a featured Playlist, accessible directly from the GTAV launch screens.
- Friday March 18th through Sunday March 20th - Sumo
- Monday March 21st - Land Races
- Tuesday March 22nd - Keep The Pace
- Wednesday March 23rd - Relay
- Thursday March 24th - Offense Defense
If you complete the Playlist, and want to replay it to earn more Double GTA$ & RP, there's no need to restart the game! You can find the Playlist again via the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menus.
Building out your prized collection of Lowriders with the Vapid Slamvan Custom, Dundreary Virgo Classic or Willard Faction Custom Donk may require some storage solutions that don't come flat-packed. Luckily the fine folks at Dynasty 8 Properties are offering 25% off all Properties with a 10-car garage. Simply hit the Internet icon on your iFruit, find the Dynasty 8 advert at the top of the page and choose the space and location best suited for your new additions.
50% OFF ALL RIFLE AND SHOTGUN AMMO
While beautiful hardware to look at, the brand new Compact Rifle and Double Barrel Shotgun won't do you much good when empty. Make sure you visit Ammu-Nation for 50% off Rifle and Shotgun Ammo all this week - you'll need it to unload on anyone that tries to mess with your wheels.
25% OFF ALL MOTORCYCLES
The Compact Rifle and Double Barrel Shotgun are both single-handed weapons, ideal for drive-bys from the handlebars of a Motorcycle. To make the most of this awesome ability, enjoy 25% off ALL Motorbikes in GTA Online from now through the 24th. Visit the in-game websites for Legendary Motorsport and Southern San Andreas Super Autos, and pick up the hog(s) that tickle your fancy.
DISCOUNTED CUSTOM WORK AT BENNY'S
With three new custom vehicles available as part of Benny's spring roll-out, time to make sure you have your Slamvan, Virgo Classic and Custom Donk fully locked and lowered. Spend a week at Benny's to take advantage of 75% discounts on all Bobbleheads, Column Shift Levers and Plaques, and put the coup de grâce on your latest ride.
#CUSTOMCLASSICS SNAPMATIC CONTEST THIS WEEKEND
After you've worked hard on customizing your new ride, be sure to take a Snapmatic of your pride and joy and enter it into the official Lowriders: Custom Classics Snapmatic Contest by tagging it with #customclassics on Social Club. GTA$1,000,000 will be awarded to the five photographers whose beauteous and clever snaps best represent what the lowrider lifestyle is all about, whether it's tricked out wheels or pairing a new High Top haircut with your dapper new streetwear ensemble. Valid entries are those published from this past Tuesday till end-of-day this Sunday March 20th and have the "#customclassics" tag on Social Club. For official rules, visit here.
CUSTOM CLASSICS SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES
You're already living like a "G" in GTA Online, so don't miss the opportunity to embody it 24/7 with our latest Social Club giveaway, chock full of gear that reps everything about the classic Sunday Driver livestyle. Five lucky winners will receive a CD copy of The Alchemist and Oh No's Welcome to Los Santos to roll around your neighborhood listening to, a beautiful chrome GTAV Zippo Lighter, GTAV and Rockstar Keychains, and a GTAV Air Freshener to ensure there's no stank in your low-low. To sweeten the pot, the chosen ones will also get their hands on the Grotti Polo Shirt, a Los Santos T-shirt and some official Rockstar and GTAV Stickers for good measure. Take yourself to the Social Club Events Page now for a shot at this engine-revving package.
THE OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR BROADCAST LIVESTREAM: PLAYING SUMO AND MORE WITH CARLY AQUILINO, NESSA & DAYM DROPS (Today 6pm ET)
Tune in today at 6pm ET to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube for the official Rockstar Broadcast event livestream. We'll be welcoming very special in-studio guest GTA fans: comedian Carly Aquilino, her Girl Code co-star and Hot 97's own Nessa and YouTuber & food critic Daym Drops - joining Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast team to play the new SUMO mode, have some Destroy Last Place Races in the new vehicles, and more. This is sure to be a fast, loose and hilarious-as-hell stream you will definitely want to be in on.
With GTA Online Versus Missions dishing out Double GTA$ and RP this week, we've rounded up some of our all-time favorite gameplay videos, featuring missions like “Top Fun”, “Air Force Zero”, “Truck Off” and more. Acquaint (or re-acquaint) yourself with these combative missions by watching the likes of Lui Calibre, The Sidemen, Smosh Games and the Achievement Hunter gang tackle them – and then bookmark them for play yourself with handy direct links to the specific missions played below each video.
Versus Missions: Top Fun, II, III
In the “Top Fun” series of missions, a team of runners on the ground in cars or dirt bikes have to make it to their destination before a team of fighter jets chasing from above can target them for destruction. A classic from the Achievement Hunter library, this Let's Play is the first of two Top Fun sessions they did (the team enjoyed it so much, they returned a year later for a reboot with a new line-up). Our friends Yogscast Lewis, Simon and Sips also tried their hand at outrunning the Lazers in this great vid also worth a watch.
Versus Missions: Acquire Targets I, II, III
Lui Calibre, Daithi De Nogla, Silent Droidd, Miniladd and BasicallyIDoWrk dogfight over the flags in the VS Mission aerial take on CTF called "Acquire Targets". Its "all for one and one against Lui", whose natural talent at all things GTA Online is on display, even managing to pick up a point while careering engineless into the ground. You can also check out BasicallyIDoWrk's vantage point (and reluctant tribute to Lui's flying skills) in this video.
Versus Mission: Into The Wild
Miniminter and the lads from The Sidemen go "Into The Wild" as helicopter-piloting Hunters trying to take out the Runners before they can make it to Raton Canyon. Simon manages to find some inventive ways to take out the Runners using suicide missions, or simply relying on the fortuitous ineptitude of the competition. See how things played out from Tobi's perspective in his accompanying video.
Versus Mission: Truck Off
Here, The Sidemen try their hand at "Truck Off", aiming to deliver some precious Cargo to the Joshua trees of the Grand Senora Desert amidst hostile conditions. Vikk is left alone to face the music, with predictable consequences.
Versus Missions: Air Force Zero I, II, III, IV, V
Mari, Jovenshire, Lasercorn and the rest of the gang from Smosh Games endeavor to take out Air Force Zero, high in the skies above Los Santos. Probably never a good idea to engage in precarious aerial attack and defend maneuvers when you’re still nursing that Mount bourbon hangover.
Let us know in the comments below if you've got a favorite Versus Mission, or another favorite video (including any of your own!) playing any of the Double GTA$ & RP Versus Missions this week.
Double GTA$ & RP in all GTA Online Versus Missions: March 4 - 10
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GTA Online Creator Jobs on Film is our series here at the Newswire featuring fun, player-created Jobs that have been recently demoed by members of the GTA YouTube community. Watch the videos to see them in action, and then bookmark the links provided to try them out for yourself.
In the latest edition of Jobs on Film: feast your eyes on some extreme wallrides, take a romantic walk on the beach with the Funhaus gang, enjoy a unique Race with your face challenge, and much more. Read on and bookmark these Jobs for the next time you head GTA Online.
Portuguese YouTuber Ryce takes us on a tour of his Rally-inspired Race around the Alamo Sea and up through Raton Canyon, whilst showing off the poise and traction that come with the newly released Karin Sultan RS. Ryse makes this course look easy despite the windy and often hazardous terrain while also showcasing some top notch Rockstar Editor skills.
Renowned Job Creator Gravedanger2 celebrates 1 million plays in this action-packed, Rockstar Editor-made highlight reel. Based on the always popular "X vs Y" Job style, this hilarious video features some truly incredible takedowns and mid-air kills.
The Job: 'Tamoga's-Wallride [Z]' by xTamoga (Xbox One)
The Video: STEERING WITH MY FACE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE!!! GTA 5 Online Best Custom Races (Funny Moments) by Unspoken OUCH!
XTamoga of the Content Creators XB1 Crew lays this stunting Race out across the Port of Los Santos, one of 108 total Races this prolific Creator has put together. Check out Unspoken Ouch!'s attempt not only complete this Race, but to use his face to steer through its twists, jumps, and turns. While Unspoken Ouch! may have not completed this feat, he does include a clip of Mr eYece successfully completing the challenge at the end of his video.
Funhaus take a leisurely stroll down the beach in Axiom..’s BEACH WAR. This Double Barbed Wire Fenced-in TDM has many cover options in the form of Trailers, but as the Funhaus team find out – it’s best to make your way toward the center of the map to grab up one of the Machine Pistols or Heavy Shotguns strewn about. Alternatively, you can make your way toward the southwest platform to snatch the Heavy Sniper or Grenade Launcher to rain mayhem down from on high.
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The Job: John Marston's Revenge by ShelbyGR (PS4)
The Video: The Damned & MTZ Warriors - GTA V Free Aim by Shelby GR
ShelbyGR of the Content Creators PS4 Crew pulls double duty here with a pretty epic video to showcase her gritty Red Dead-inspired Team Deathmatch.
The Job: !#AG-Liberator 4.0# by Pirata_killer (PS4)
The Video: GTA Online: **AMAZING CUSTOM RACES** by Unlikely Gaming
Unlikely Gaming has tons of Jobs featured in this Race compilation video, and Content Creators PS4 Crew member Pirata_killer’s Liberator map is a stand out from the bunch. The Land Act Reservoir serves as the perfect backdrop for the smooth loops and high flying jumps on offer. If you enjoy this Liberator Race, be sure to check out versions 1-3 of the Job as well.
The Job: ADDER Addiction #1 thru #14 by MassRagN (Xbox One)
The Video: Let's Play - GTA V - Adder Addiction by LetsPlay
MassRagN of the Avengers Killers has a fix for all you Adder addicts with this 14 Race Playlist. The Playlist spans cross the entirety of Los Santos and includes custom ramps and some death-defying jumps – check out the AH gang on the LetsPlay take on the entire Playlist in Adders and other Supercars.
The Job: ! Adrenaline $tunts 2 by lukzbrz (Xbox One)
The Video: GTA 5 Custom Race - Adrenaline Stunts (Grand Theft Auto 5 Race Link) by PetayPanMoFo
Stunting is clearly a way of life for lukzbrz of the Content Creators XB1 Crew as he’s crafted 178 high flying stunt Races, so it’s no surprise that PetayPanMoFo and friends chose one of his Races to put their wallriding skills to the test.
If you've watched a video of any awesome GTA Online Jobs recently, or even uploaded one yourself then feel free to drop a Social Club link in the comments so that the entire community can check them out.
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From today through Thursday March 3rd, earn double GTA$ 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)
ADDITIONAL DOUBLE RP BONUSES
When you decide to give your Sticky Bomb tossing arm a respite from blowing up Rhinos, you can also score some double RP for quick rank up in both the recently released Till Death Do Us Part Adversary Mode, as well as in all Freemode Events all week.
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.
Rhino Hunt: New Adversary Mode in GTA Online
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 dirty can 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:
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