The ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Event Weekend - Part Two: Get Bonus GTA$ & RP and More this Friday, July 10th through Sunday, July 12th

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

We're back this weekend with a fresh injection of high-end retail therapy for the well-established high-rollers and the nouveau riche with the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Event Weekend: Part Two. Starting today Friday, July 10th and lasting through Sunday, July 12th, spoil yourself with an assortment of in-game bonuses, including a Double GTA$ Racing Event Playlist, numerous opportunities to earn Double RP, three chances to achieve eternal notoriety and tremendous spoils in sweepstakes and contests, plus a whole lot more...
 

DOUBLE GTA$ IN ALL RACES WITH EXTRA BONUSES

To help keep your newly acquired designer Dual Driving Loafers planted firmly on the gas pedal this weekend, get Double GTA$ in all Races. Also, all Race bonuses - Slipstreams, Overtakes, entering 1st place, maintaining 1st place for a whole lap, running a clean lap, making the fastest lap or establishing your personal best lap - will pay out Double RP throughout the weekend.

We've also assembled a special Event Playlist filled with Rockstar Created and Rockstar Verified Races chosen specifically to test drive the brand new vehicles featured in the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two. The Great Adventurer is perfect for those looking to take the Progen T20 for a spin, and you can certainly flex your muscle in Grass Route and Casino Royale. (On Xbox 360 and PS3 The Life Invader Circuit replaces Casino Royale). To round things out, we finish with the fan-favorite Power Trip, which makes for a perfect opportunity to rev up your Dinka Vindicator. To roll directly into these, just hit the Event button during the GTAV loading screen.

Finally, if you think you got your Progen T20 game locked tight already (or you've been beaten 10 times in a row by the same player, and want to make the next defeat hurt a little less) take advantage of a complimentary $1,000 betting stake in Races this weekend, free to place on whomever you choose.
 

DOUBLE RP DEATHMATCHES, GOLF & TENNIS

Come to grips with the dead-shot Marksman Pistol or try on new Knuckle Duster melee weapons this weekend in Double RP Deathmatches. Since the Knuckle Dusters will already have you working on your forehand game, head over to the courts at the Richman Hotel and serve yourself up some Double RP in Tennis - or hit the lush fairways at the Los Santos Golf Club instead for Double RP while you try to get that elusive hole-in-one on the 6th.
 

EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRTS FOR COMPLETING DAILY OBJECTIVES  

In addition to RP and GTA$ Bonuses for Racing, industrious players will be rewarded this weekend with a different exclusive T-shirt each day when they complete their three Daily Objectives. To find out what these are each day, head into GTA Online and keep an eye out for the notification that pops up on screen. From there, head to your Interaction Menu and select the Daily Objectives option.


Complete Daily Objectives this weekend to unlock the Gold Dis T-shirt (Friday), Le Biatch T-shirt (Saturday) and NS Print T-shirt (Sunday).

Daily Objectives this weekend have been cherry picked so that you can take advantage of everything the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two has to offer (and earn your GTA$25,000 daily completion bonus). Objectives are randomized, but keep an eye out for opportunities to participate in a Sea Race in the new Lampadati Toro, or hit some Stunt Jumps using the KERS speed injection feature on the Dinka Vindicator.
 

GRATIS GOLD RESPRAYS & PEGASUS DELIVERIES

All this weekend, Gold Metal resprays from Los Santos Customs will be absolutely free on everything, including the rough and ready Coil Brawler and the sleek Invetero Coquette BlackFin. Also, all Pegasus orders for luxury vehicle services are on the house. And don't forget about the Legendary Motorsport one-time 25% rebate for qualifying purchases that's happening through next week July 15 (details).
 

#illgottengains ROCKSTAR EDITOR CONTEST 

If you've got some charismatic Crewmates who are eager to show off their luxurious spoils, gather them together to create your next Rockstar Editor short film in our #illgottengains Rockstar Editor contest. We want to see how you have put the hard-earned cash from the GTA Online Heists to good use, whether it's showing off a full runway show from Ponsonbys or simply tearing down the Rockford Hills strip in style, we'll be looking for the best and the brightest from the Rockstar Editor community to celebrate excess and graft in the form of stylish video clips.

Prizes for winning include a custom G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard and a G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse, both laser-engraved with the winner's Social Club ID and the Rockstar Editor logo. The grand prize winner and two runner-ups will also receive a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card for the Rockstar Warehouse.

HOW TO ENTER

Create a video in the Rockstar Editor using GTAV PC and publish it to Rockstar Games Social Club via the in-game menu. From there, head to the My Videos page on Social Club, and tag your video with the word "illgottengains" to enter it into the contest. A few important points:

  • Your video must be between 2 and 5 minutes in length.
  • The video must be published to Rockstar Games Social Club and tagged with the word 'illgottengains' between now and 11:59pm ET on August 3rd to be eligible.
  • Void where prohibited, see the official rules for more information.
  • The video must be made entirely using the Rockstar Editor. We know that many advanced Rockstar Editor video creators like to use additional third party editing software but in order to keep this competition fair for all entrants, we require that you only use the Rockstar Editor in producing the video.


#illgottengains2 GTA$1M SNAPMATIC CONTEST

We know there are also quite a few Snapmatic shutterbugs out there who've put in work stacking their chips from doing Heists. We're giving five photographers the chance to win a cool GTA$1Million to put towards their material desires, simply by snapping stunning and clever photographs of you flaunting Ill-Gotten Gains Update 2 content with your iFruit camera and tagging the photo on Social Club with “illgottengains2”.

So whether you're mugging hard or crushing it in LS downtown traffic with the Coil Brawler, do something truly flashy to catch our eye and you will reap the benefits. See official rules.
 

SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN NOW

Fully accessorize and add to your personal collection of spoils with the Social Club Event Sweepstakes, open for entry right now on the Social Club Events Page. Enter for your chance to win a stylish set of GTAV goods, including the Gold Bar USB, iFruit Phone Case, Epsilon Sterling Pendant, a copy of the Welcome To Los Santos album and GTAV stickers.
 

EVENT WEEKEND LIVE STREAM

Today July 10th 4pm ET at twitch.tv/rockstargames, tune in as we welcome special guests from the GTA community on YouTube and Twitch - Typical Gamer, Hike the Gamer, Ltzonda and more to be announced - racing and knuckle-dusting in style with us playing with all new content from the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two.
 

Previously:
The GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part 2 Is Now Available
GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part One Event Weekend Recap: Snapmatic Winners, Bonus Crate Drop T-Shirt & More

The GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part 2 Is Now Available

Posted 3 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

A love of the finer things is one of the few ways a career criminal can celebrate success – something the high-end retailers of Rockford Hills and beyond know all too well. With an outbreak of Heists hitting the city recently, merchants have rushed to stock their shelves and showrooms with exotic collectables to accommodate Los Santos’ new class of heavily armed and upwardly mobile professionals.
 
Part 2 of The Ill-Gotten Gains Update for GTA Online delivers desirable new vehicles, unforgiving new weapons and clothes to make you stand out in a crowd. For the unconventional, the Coil Brawler is a luxury sports-styled off-roader with raised suspension and a 400 horsepower engine that will muscle its way over any terrain. If top speed is what matters most, the Progen T20 is among the fastest cars to ever arrive in Los Santos, and the Vapid Chino brings some old school sedan brawn to your vehicle collection, while the Dinka Vindicator motorcycle adds agility and speed, featuring a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that stores energy from braking and delivers a burst of speed on activation.


 
For a level of refinement that only dirty money can buy, the Lampadati Toro screams sophistication – a speedboat crafted with the finest timber from protected rainforests, six-inch lacquer finishing and twin v12 engines. Meanwhile, a range of exotic weaponry hits Ammu-Nation with the wood-finished Marksman Pistol, a single-shot weapon with more stopping power than a pump action shotgun or the slightly more personal, solid gold Knuckle Dusters.
 
For those who prefer to wear their status as conspicuous consumers, the iFruit Snap Watch adds a hint of tech savvy to your wrist, or opt for a more classically opulent timepiece with the Medici Radial or Covgari Universe – all available at retailers across Los Santos alongside a massive selection of new apparel and jewelry for men and women.


 
In other news, The Ill-Gotten Gains Update Part 2 brings the release of the new radio station, The Lab on all four console versions of GTAV. Hosted by Dr. No and the Chemical Bro., The Lab features new tracks created by The Alchemist and Oh No and inspired by their work on the original score for GTAV, with guest appearances from Killer Mike, Little Dragon, Earl Sweatshirt, Phantogram, Freddie Gibbs and more.

To help get you into one of their new vehicles, the esteemed salesmen at Legendary Motorsport are offering a one-time 25% REBATE on your next qualifying purchase this week (July 8th – 15th). All you need to do to qualify for this special limited-time offer is have your email address registered and verified with the Rockstar Games Social Club, be a member of the Rockstar Games Mailing List and join a Crew. The cash from the Legendary Motorsport rebate will be deposited in your in-game Maze Bank account by Sunday, July 19th. To fulfill these requirements, login to your Social Club profile. If your profile already meet these three requirements, just visit Legendary Motorsport in-game and purchase your new ride.

And as always, this new Title Update (1.28) additionally includes many other new enhancements, improvements and fixes for known issues. Amongst these items by popular demand will be the ability for creators to make custom Jobs at the Los Santos International Airport and the Fort Zancudo Military Base for the first time. We can’t wait to see what the Creator community cooks up in those previously off-limits areas. We’ve received lots of other fantastic feedback to the official GTA Online feedback inbox from the Creator community about features they’d like to see. One such update that we are currently working on for a next update is a new feature to enable creators to properly stack props, adding proper support for that highly-requested feature powering super fun mega-ramps, loops and parkour courses – please stay tuned for more information on that. Thanks again to the entire Creator community for their amazing, innovative work and very detailed feedback – we encourage all players to please continue sending your wishlists and suggestions to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com as it is of invaluable help in informing positive fixes, tweaks and other updates to the game.
 
Head to Rockstar Downloads for digital versions of the new ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Part 2 artwork seen above now available as desktops, Twitter and Facebook headers, avatars and more. And stay tuned for information about this weekend’s official ILL-GOTTEN GAINS PART 2 Social Club Event Weekend with special bonuses to be announced very soon.

Rockstar Editor Contest Winner: Presenting the Official Music Video for "Leave" by Wavves

Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

After careful deliberation, we're pleased to announce the winners in our contest to create the official music video for "Leave" by Wavves using the Rockstar Editor. Congratulations are in order for Social Club member YeahMAP of Germany, as his video earns the grand prize - a custom G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard and a G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse, both laser-engraved with his Social Club ID and the Rockstar Editor logo. He also receives a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card for the Rockstar Warehouse.

WINNER

Leave - Wavves by YeahMAP
Bringing together the perfect blend of break-neck action movie pastiche and meticulously crafted camera direction, a small band of criminals come together to spring their leader out of Bolingbroke Penitentiary in a daring, broad daylight attempt.
 

RUNNERS-UP
And a salute to our two runners-up - both of which were awarded a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear and $100 gift card for the Warehouse.

Leave by Wavves_Bon Voyage! by Dorian92
Perhaps longing for the open stretches of Blaine County, here a surly Trevor Philips wanders aimlessly through the streets of Los Santos until he happens upon a 24/7 convenience store and decides to stage an impromptu armed robbery. A heavy LSPD response follows and Trevor is forced to fiercely fight his way out of the city.

GTA V - You Can (Not) Leave by Vergessene
Evocative of noir femme fatale action, Vergessene shows off a harshly trained super-soldier's unflinching resolve to take out all those in her path.
 

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Shout to everyone who submitted entries - we were overwhelmed at the ingenuity and collective effort put forth by the GTAV PC Community and look forward to seeing more in future contests (keep an eye out for details on our next one very soon). Here are a couple select honorable mentions to check out.

'LEAVE' by WAVVES Music Video by AmillzSlusho
Here AmillzSlusho spins the unique story of three down-on-their-luck citizens with separate tragic circumstances - all looking to take the "easy way out" of Los Santos. 

Wavves - Leave (GTA 5 Music Video) by shorty2001
Continuously reflecting back on better days, a homeless man struggles to make his way through the unforgiving daily life of a panhandler in Los Santos. After several harsh rejections from an all-star cast of notable characters, he opts to relocate in style.
 

Previously:
Rockstar Editor Contest: Create the Official Music Video for “Leave” by Wavves

Fan Art: Lego Turismo, Fierce Femmes, Michael’s Glory Days & More

Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

The latest round of community fan-artistry features tributes to The Lost and Damned, Max Payne 3, and a Lego rendition of the Grotti Turismo R among the GTAV-inspired homages. As always, follow us on Twitter and Instagram where we feature the latest fan creations, and if you've got something of your own, feel free to share it in the comments below for the community to check out.





Lego Grotti Turismo R by C_12

"The Turismo R is without a doubt my favourite car in the game. I loved it so much, that I decided to build a Lego replica as best I could..." Redditor C_12 used up nearly all the red Lego bricks he had to create this rendition of the Turismo.


Trevor by Julia Scott

​GTA V Fan Art veteran Julia Scott is back with this killer sketch of Trevor hanging in the desert with some feathered friends.


Hasta La Vista
 by Alexia-way

Taking inspiration from NODE's Adversary Mode antics, Alexia-way created this action packed animation that really captures Hasta La Vista.


 


GTA-Fanart
 by Enderson Santos

Brazilian artist Enderson Santos shows that his talents go beyond caricatures of real world people - he can sketch up the trinity with the best of them.

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The Lost MC
by Pashoto

Pashoto's homage to The Lost and Damned is set appropriately outside of the Honkers in Alderney, and would've looked great hanging in the Lost MC's clubhouse.


GTA Style Portraits by GoodwinGoodwin

DeviantARTist GoodwinGoodwin reps some fierce looking females in these GTA-style portraits.


GTA V Online Character-Portrait
 by Grobi-Grafik

Grobi-Grafik's Trevor Femart was such a big hit in our recent round-up that he was commissioned to create this portrait of a community member's GTA Online character.

 


Grand Theft Auto V Online
 by keitoz

Keitoz AKA Rukkochii pays tribute to her current 'addiction' with this bat slinging badass.

 


Glory Days by felloliette

Felloliette portrays a "young and already very unsatisfied with life Michael Townley" long before he became the self-proclaimed "fat washed up jock who can't get his head around the fact his high school football career didn't play out the way that he planned" in GTAV.


Max Payne 3
 by superhermit

Superhermit AKA Kevin Herrera mimics the style of the Max Payne 3 promotional artwork, with his take on the world-weary, philosophizing enforcer.

 

Have you seen or created an exceptional bit of fan art or great Snapmatic photo that you'd like to share? Be sure to drop a link to it in the comments below for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to see via Mouthoff and we’ll check it out. And if you aren't already, make sure you're following us on Twitter, where we regularly share awesome community creations.


Previously:
GTA Cinema, Red Dead Redemption 3D, L.S. Noire & More
Femme Fatales, Celebrity Sightings, The Rockstar Rock & More
Using the Rockstar Editor to Make Stunning Spherical Panoramas and More

Get Double GTA$ and RP in GTA Online Now Through July 4th Weekend

Posted 4 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

No matter where you’re from, you can celebrate American grandiosity and pageantry in Los Santos and Blaine County this week, with Double GTA$ in the GTA Online Event Playlist and Double RP in all Jobs starting today and lasting through the entire July 4th holiday weekend (July 1st - July 6th).

To help laud the occasion, merchants across Los Santos are also restocking all their original Independence Day Special inventory, with a 25% discount on everything, including vehicles like The Liberator monster truck and Sovereign motorcycle, the Firework Rocket Launcher and its ammo, plus an assortment of red-white-and-blue gear including Hats, T-Shirts, Masks and more.

DOUBLE GTA$ IN THE INDEPENDENCE DAY GTA ONLINE EVENT PLAYLIST
Bulk up your bank balance in advance of the upcoming ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two with 2X GTA$ in the Independence Day Online Event Playlist, which features patriotic-themed GTA Online Jobs including Grand Senora Desert (LTS), Guns and Gasoline (Parachuting), Mud, Sweat and Gears (Land Race) and Road Tripping (Team Deathmatch).

DOUBLE RP FOR ALL JOBS
Also, for those aiming to climb the Los Santos criminal hierarchy, all GTA Online Jobs played this weekend will net you double the RP.

ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two Coming to GTA Online Next Week

Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

The second haul of high-end goods currently en route to Los Santos' luxury shops and dealerships. We're pleased to announce that the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two will arrive for all platforms next week, on Wednesday July 8th. This new collection of extravagant attire and potent transportation also includes the debut of the previously PC-exclusive 'The Lab' radio station across all four console platforms.

Stay tuned for more details on next week's update, including particulars for our second Ill-Gotten Gains Social Club Event Weekend kicking off on Friday, July 10th. For now, check out a sample of what’s coming up via our screenshot gallery - and for players who didn’t get last year’s Independence Day Special, look for the return of old favorites at reduced rates, including the Firework Rocket Launcher.


From the San Chianski Mountain Range to the sidewalks of Vinewood Boulevard, the stylish Coil Brawler is equipped to handle any terrain.


Docktease expands its fleet with the classic Lampadati Toro.


New shipments of clothing and accessories are available at high end retailers across Los Santos.


The Invetero Coquette BlackFin offers a new body style on an old favorite.


The extremely powerful and damaging, single-shot Marksman Pistol.


The blazingly fast Progen T20 is built from the ground up for quick getaways and street-tuning.


Knuckledusters from Ammu-Nation offer a personal way to connect with new friends all over Los Santos.


Represent your local custom shop in the Vapid Chino with a Los Santos Customs Plaque.


Luxury meets raw power with the Dinka Vindicator.

 

Previously:
GTA Online ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part One Now Available

Rockstar Editor Fan Vids: Retro Inspirations, a Stunt Show Pilot, an In-Depth Rockstar Editor Tutorial and More

Posted 1 month ago | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

While we continue to review and critique the entries in our debut GTAV Rockstar Editor video contest (look for an official announcement soon), right now we've got a collection of the latest and greatest Editor creations from the community at-large in our round-up of featured fan videos. As always, make sure to follow us on Twitter where we regularly share impressive fan-made vids.


GUNSHIP - The Mountain [Official Music Video] Directed and Edited by 8-BIT BASTARD

This commission by Gunship, for the second video off their forthcoming album, puts the talents of our friends 8-Bit Bastard (creators of the inaugural Rockstar Editor video "Running, Man" and lots more great GTA-inspired YouTube shenanigans) on full display. The synthwave track blends well with the retro-inspired action - which features a gravity-defying chase through a transit tunnel, followed by a fierce showdown in the Los Santos Storm Drain and an explosive standoff with the local PD. 


GTAV: Grove Street 4 Life by MidnightClub

If their channel's name wasn't enough of a clue, MidnightClub's nostalgia for past Rockstar titles has manifested itself in this faithful recreation of the San Andreas intro scenes with GTAV lookalikes taking on the roles of CJ, officers Tenpenny and Pulaski, and the various members of the Grove Street Families. Much like LucchiniSW's previously featured Vice City Intro recreation, the beginning includes a great use of the classic cut out graphics and silhouettes from the opening titles. We also appreciate the little details, like Ryder circling in the background at the end of the scene.


"Max Payne 3" - TV Commercial by TheGoldenHitman

Another throwback video created with help from the Rockstar Editor - this one casts Michael De Santa in a shot-for-shot recreation of the original Max Payne 3 TV commercial, complete with the classic track "Tears" by GTAV soundtrack artists HEALTH. A labor of love, TheGoldenHitman describes the original spot as his "all time favorite trailer". 


City of Dreams II by WARGODCINEMA

Having created the first GTA 5 - City of Dreamz video on the PS4, WARGODCINEMA puts the enhanced capabilities of GTAV on PC and the Rockstar Editor to great use in this stunning sequel. We're glad to see Wargod's continued with the winning combination of a lilting piano soundtrack combined with brilliantly unique shot selection and composition (a staple of all of Wargod's videos). This city montage really stands out from the crowd in capturing the tragic beauty of Los Santos and the unnerving oscillation between peace and brutal mayhem.


The Stunt Lads Show: Pilot by HatFilms

Rewriting the rulebook on what a stunt video can be, the fellas from the Hat Films team have released their pilot episode of The Stunt Lads Show, a series that combines sharp banter and cheeky humor with equally crazy stunting. We’re happy to report that their pilot appears to have been picked up, as it’s been followed since with new episodes like the epic “EXTREME Golfing!” where the lads risk life and limb for internet glory and the chance of a marginally increased production budget.

Also Check Out:
For a more traditional stunt video, check out FishyDizzle's Team-Tage video for a display of stunning biking technicality and finesse from an international array of talent. 


GTAV: Create Awesome Videos in 5 Steps by whanowa

There have been a few attempts at Rockstar Editor video tutorials since launch, but none goes as in-depth as whanowa's "GTAV: Create Awesome Videos in 5 Steps". As well as a holistic overview, each section of this 20 minute epic is packed with helpful tips and tricks, complete with reference clips and demonstrations. If you're an aspiring Rockstar Editor, this video is highly recommended.
 

Also Check Out:

"Serial Killer" by matthewisonfire. This tribute to Motorhead's track "Serial Killer" featuring Lemmy's rasping vocals, is a glimpse in to the dark world of a dark mind.
 

Share videos you've created in the comments below, or post ones from other creators that you find deserving of recognition. For tips and tricks on the GTAV PC Rockstar Editor, make sure to check out our recent series of Rockstar Editor Tips posts as well as the Tutorial page on Social Club.
 

Previously:
Red Dead Tribute, The Hit and Next Level Drifting Skills
Thrilling Remakes, Original Concepts and Beauteous Showcases

Welcome to Los Santos Vinyl Coming June 30th: Enter Now at Social Club for a Chance to Win

Posted on June 26 2015, 10:59am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Social Club, Games

Welcome To Los Santos, the genre-spanning collection of original music that debuted with GTAV on PC and is coming to consoles next month as part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two, will be available on vinyl next week - but you can enter for the chance to win a copy before it releases. Enter by this Tuesday, June 30th at the Rockstar Games Social Club for the chance to win one of five Welcome to Los Santos vinyls at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events.

Featuring a diverse array of artists from across the musical spectrum – including Earl Sweatshirt, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Freddie Gibbs, Popcaan, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe and Samuel T. Herring (from Future Islands) – the music of Welcome to Los Santos first launched compliments of the ‘The Lab’ in-game radio station hosted by Doctor No and the Chemical Bro (aka Oh No and The Alchemist) in GTAV for PC, and will be added to all four console platforms next month as part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. Ends Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

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