Get ready to create your own insane stunt courses all over Los Santos and Blaine County.
We hope that you’ve been enjoying all of the recent updates to GTA Online, like this spring’s inventory of Lowriders Custom Classics and all of the newest game modes – and get ready for a lot more to come in 2016, including some massive, feature-rich updates to GTA Online in the weeks and months ahead:
- In the stealing and dealing successor to Executives and Other Criminals, embark on further adventures in finance and felony as your Organization enters the lucrative and dangerous world of contraband trafficking. You’ll be working with your team from a selection of big new properties that serve as both headquarters for your Organization and warehouses for your hot merchandise. Manage inventory directly from your HQ, arranging to buy and sell anything from jewels to narcotics to medical supplies from a range of nefarious suppliers. Expect the unexpected as you head out with your team to make each pickup. Keep your stock in mint condition to maintain value and sell at a profit – and watch for raids on your warehouses between shipments!
Plot special cargo movement from your Organization’s headquarters.
- Cunning stunts: for crazy vehicular action comes a major update to the wild world of GTA Online racing and stunting that will introduce a new realm of creative and fun games. Expect a slew of new stunt-ready vehicles and gear - and the inspired Creator scene will be getting a vast new set of props, for an evolution of stunting, racing and trials-style creations, and other gameplay possibilities that will surely defy imagination.
Look for other additional updates to arrive, including more fun new Adversary Modes. There are new locations coming for the recently released In and Out – where a group of Attackers must smash-and-grab their way to steal coveted packages from Defenders who are outnumbered, but far from outgunned. And stay tuned for info on other fun, competitive, team-based modes to come.
A Defender lying in wait for a pair of Attackers in In and Out Mode.
SPECIAL BONUS WEEKS
You may also have noticed some of our recent in-game specials and bonuses, such as the Versus Missions Week and Friends in High Places Week – with opportunities to get coveted vehicles, weapons and other items on sale, and reap bonus RP and GTA$. Be on the lookout for regularly occurring event weeks like this, that will highlight a wide variety of different game content, including both recently released and fan-favorite modes, missions and some classic content that you may have not played in a while. There will be Double RP Playlists, chances for bonus GTA$, big discounts on vehicles, properties and lots more happening regularly; take advantage of these special rewards when you play, to help increase your GTA Online reputation and bank balance in the process, and amass your prized car collection and other spoils of success at a savings.
CONTINUING TO ENHANCE THE GTA ONLINE EXPERIENCE: YOUR FEEDBACK ALWAYS NEEDED
And of course, expect all forthcoming Title Updates to continue improving and enhancing the GTA Online player experience. Thank you especially to the dedicated Creator community (shout out to ManOfFire and StronkTank) for sending us your feedback about a recent change to the Creator tool – a limit to how many props you could place close together was made to fix an issue where that would create a hole in the map. This change, however, prevents players from making some types of complex structures that clever Creators like metoxys have used to make inventive Jobs like “Ampersand”; we’re happy to report that we are working on a fix to allow such prop placement, while still preventing the map hole issue, so Creators please stay tuned for that. As a reminder to all, the best place to direct your feedback, including wish lists for future content and suggestions for fixes and changes, is to send it via email to the GTAOnline@rockstargames.com address, which the game’s development team routinely consults for consideration.
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, tell us all about it at email@example.com – you might see your Crew featured in an upcoming edition of the Crew Cut.
This week, check out Crews who have been actively hosting Car Meets to show off their latest customized Lowriders, a spotlight on prominent arthouse collective Crews, a currently active grassroots tournament and more.
NEW CREW MANAGEMENT FEATURES
First off, we’d like to let all you Crew Leaders, Commissioners and Muscle alike know that there are some new oft-requested updates to the Crew Management page on Social Club, adding the ability to filter Friends and Crew Hierarchies by Online Service (e.g. PSN, XBL or Facebook), and search by Gamertag / PSN ID within them.
We've also made it easier for you to see other Crew Members’ Gamertags / PSN IDs and Active Crews when managing the Crew Hierarchy. It's now much simpler to promote or demote Crew Members, review pending Join Requests and scan for applicants playing on a particular platform. If there are any further improvements you'd like to see made to Crew Management or any other aspect of GTA Online, be sure to hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
CAR MEETS GET SLAMMED
GKstance98 and his PS4-based Crew, Stance Lovers Only, rallied together to show the Slamvan some serious love at a recent car meet. Be sure to keep an eye on Power GK's YouTube channel for upcoming live streams of Stance Lovers Only's car meets.
— Rl.Angel (@srmk3598) March 21, 2016
RL.Angel and the G A N G S T A N C E Crew held one of their recent car meets on a hazy day out at Vespucci Beach; see a glimpse above cozying up close to the interior dash and hydraulics of the Vapid Slamvan via the Rockstar Editor.
Then there's AZcrAZydog from the Xbox One chapter of the reddit-based GTAAdventures Crew, who injected some aerial stunting and a raucous demolition derby into their Lowriders Meet before scaling Mount Chiliad in their Willard Faction Custom Donks.
Never ones to shy from their ongoing obsession with dropped vehicles, TheLowlyGentlemen Crew recently went all out to celebrate the new Custom Classic Vapid Slamvan at an official car meet. Pimping out their rides with every imaginable livery and color variation, and driving models that appear both antique and fully refurbished, TheLowlyGentlemen stay true to their name in this stylish video.
If you and your Crew have some awesome Lowriders Custom Classics car meet footage or Snaps, share ‘em in comments below.
Beyond some of the pre-eminent and long-standing Snapmatic Crews such as Snapography and GTAPhotographers, we wanted to shine a light on some other Crews that have been pushing the creative boundaries of the medium from pure photography into something best described as "Snapmatic Art." Using Snapmatics as a source asset, these Crews take Snapmatics to the next level by applying creative photo editing, experimenting and innovating with in-game Meme Text, creating original images with bullets and even applying their own coloring techniques and illustration skills to existing photos.
Presenting two particularly prolific arthouse collective Crews whose members inspire and innovate day in and day out:
The Magnificent Team
Referring to themselves as an "exclusive Snapmatic movement," The Magnificent Team have attracted the likes of prestigious Snapographers Basimatic, Sariska and FirewoodDog,meme art manipulator xX19scorpius83Xx and bullet art maestro aizakkusan to their ranks. With a booming community on Twitter and Instagram, a special congratulations goes out to TMGT (and their fearless leader empiretimes aka Snaplord_TMT) as they recently celebrated their one-year anniversary. Here’s just a scant bit of some of the talent among their 100+ member roster.
xX19scorpius83Xx makes clever use of filters and layering techniques to create stunning scenes and an amusing hand-drawn self-portrait in the Meme Text editor.
An unconventional marksman, aizakkusan's amazing work with bullets involves carving out everything from familiar faces to pop icons, and even a spot on recreation of their affiliate Crew Visual Moods Central's emblem.
TMGT member Basimatic is an accomplished Snapmatic photographer, Rockstar Editor and much more – here, she camped out and photographed the same vista across several times of day and night to display a stunning color palette along the LS skyline. You’re going to want to follow her on Twitter to keep up with the amazing things she shares every day.
CREATIVE R6 INC
Another artistic collective impressing on a daily basis is mitar0su's CREATIVE R6 INC, housing incredible talents such as ryophotolic, Wolf_Gang776, and ARIBABABAN. From 3D GIFs to stylized, cel-shaded style Snapmatics, RSIX's Crew Members are constantly looking to push the envelope.
Gorgeous and creative car photography is also a specialty; enjoy this stunning play on the color spectrum in this piece by R6 member mitar0su.
REBL ONE YEAR CREW ANNIVERSARY
Another prominent Crew celebrating their one-year is REBL PC. These guys have consistently impressed with fun presentations like their REBL - GTA Yacht Parties and REBL - The Lowriders. In this Crew video, the REBLs have an absolute free-for-all blast, engaging in a massive Karin Rebel demolition derby and shooting fireworks from the top of the Rebel Radio station to celebrate their first anniversary in true REBL style.
CREW TOURNAMENT UNDERWAY: DETESTED FOUR BRACKET
CHEEkSx0x0 of the battle Crew Detested reached out recently to let us know they are hosting a Free Aim (PS4) tournament, and have been working exhaustively to put together elite Crews for the first round such as ineffable arts, CAP PILLAS, Cureless Aim and the Temple Drive Ballas. Tournament rounds will be routinely streamed on the BAETRED | RED7 YouTube channel, along with highlights of best moments. Upcoming Crew brackets are posted in the video description here. Contact PreciousYvette @ kik or yv.xo Baetred @ kik .babez for further details.
Round 1 Results: In the first round, 7DeadlyGlobalHiTaz took a narrow, one-kill lead against The Classic Crew, but DOPE turned it around considerably in the second round to take the match win. Cureless Aim soundly trounced The Damned Brotherhood in the initial round, but faced a disqualification for breaking agreed-upon tournament rules. Finally, the Temple Drive Ballas squared off against Baggy Nation, squashing and shutting down their opponents in both rounds for an uncontestable win.
New ‘Inch By Inch’ Mode & Vapid Minivan Coming April 12th + Double GTA$ & RP Playlists of Adversary Modes All This Week
NEW INCH BY INCH ADVERSARY MODE COMING NEXT WEEK TUES APRIL 12
Prepare to fight tooth and nail for every scrap of progress in Inch By Inch - a new GTA Online Adversary Mode launching this coming Tuesday April 12th, that sees you competing for possession of a Package and clawing your way through a hail of bullets to reach your team's end zone. After each score, the action immediately resets - ensuring a frenetic and desperate battle of wits and skill. The player carrying the package cannot use their weapons, so tenacity and teamwork are required to advance towards the goal line. A burst of speed will help them make some ground, but only a constant barrage of support from their back-up will ensure their hard earned point.
In honor of the upcoming Inch by Inch Adversary Mode release, starting today we are offering double GTA$ & RP on a rotating Playlist of Adversary Modes that lasts all week long, which will include Inch By Inch when it launches on Tuesday. Once you've topped up your Maze bank account from the Playlist, head over to Ammu-Nation to take advantage of discounts on a range of weapons and maybe even pick up a few of the ones you've just unlocked with your Double RP earnings. Read on below for more details.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP PLAYLISTS
All this week, there will be a Double GTA$ & RP Adversary Mode Playlist ready to be fired off live and direct from the GTAV launch screens. The Playlists will be switched up with different Adversary Modes throughout the week, finishing up with a Double GTA$ & RP Playlist filled with the new mode Inch by Inch. Take a note of the schedule below, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for regular Playlist schedule updates all week.
- Friday April 8th through Saturday April 9th - Adversary Modes 1
- Sunday April 10th through Monday April 11th - Adversary Modes 2
- Tuesday April 12th through Thursday April 14th - Inch by Inch 1
Note that if you want to replay any of these Playlists for additional Double GTA$ & RP, you don't need to relaunch the game! You can relaunch them any time via the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menu.
DISCOUNTS AT AMMU-NATION
Get geared up with an Ammu-Nation blow out sale on select weaponry and Armor now through Thursday April 14th, all as part of this week's in-game bonuses. Discounts run all week and are as follows:
- Sniper Rifles – 25%
- Sniper Rifle Attachments – 50%
- Shotguns – 40%
- Shotgun Attachments – 30%
- Body Armor – 50%
VAPID MINIVAN COMING TO BENNY’S APRIL 12TH
On the heels of the Declasse Tornado arriving this week at Benny’s, look for another addition to his inventory this coming Tuesday - the Vapid Minivan for stylish squad transport, as pictured above.
GTA Online Tornado Week
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.
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.
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