GTA Online: New Updates Coming Soon

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games


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.

...AND MORE

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.

TIME TRIALS WEEK (May 6 - 12): Double GTA$ & RP in Daily Freemode Time Trials + 50% off Some of GTA Online's Fastest Vehicles and More

Posted 3 weeks ago | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

All this week, we've got a daily rotation of Freemode Time Trials all offering Double GTA$ and RP rewards to daring racers able to beat the par time to complete them. To make sure you're equipped for the challenge, Legendary Motorsport and Los Santos Customs are offering huge discounts on blazing fast vehicles and engine mods. All of this (along with a Double RP Racing Playlist and select phones services totally gratis) are live today through to next week, Thursday May 12th; read on for full info.

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP ON DAILY TIME TRIALS IN FREEMODE   

Double GTA$ and RP is on offer for completion rewards in GTA Online Freemode Time Trials this week. You have 24 hours to complete each Time Trial (and it could take a few attempts), so get started early by steering into the purple coronas - also designated as a purple stopwatch icon on the Map - and rake in the cash and rep. Don't worry if you've already completed these particular Time Trials when they were previously live in-game; you'll still get the full completion reward (and then some!). Follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook for schedule reminders throughout the week or check out the run down below: 

  • Friday May 6th: Vinewood Bowl
  • Saturday May 7th: Down Chiliad
  • Sunday May 8th: Mount Gordo
  • Monday May 9th: Great Ocean Highway
  • Tuesday May 10th: Sawmill
  • Wednesday May 11th: Maze Bank Arena
  • Thursday May 12th: End to End

ZENTORNO, T20 AND OSIRIS - 50% OFF

There's no mistaking that Time Trials are some of the toughest solo challenges in GTA Online; every millisecond counts when dashing for that par time, so do yourself a favor and take advantage of 50% off some of the fastest, slickest wheels in Southern San Andreas. The T20, the Zentorno and the Pegassi Osiris are all discounted, giving you every opportunity to beat the clock.

HAKUCHOU AND AKUMA - 50% OFF

If your preferences lie with the two-wheeled racing variety, or if the terrain between you and the finish line doesn't lend itself well to fully slammed Super cars, then here's your opportunity to add the Hakuchou and Akuma to your vehicle collection at a sweet 50% off.

SELECT VEHICLE MODS - 30%

Prep your wheels of choice to get them road-worthy for the Trials ahead with 30% off Engine mods, Brakes and Suspension - each of which will boost the stats of your ride. For good measure, Los Santos Customs are also discounting Stock and Chrome Rims - no performance boost there, but you'll look damn good.

FREE SERVICES

Lester's nifty services - Cops Turn Blind Eye and Remove Wanted Level - and the handy Mechanic Service for property owners are completely free to use this week. Call them in to help make road navigation that little bit easier, while maneuvering your way to the start or finish of each Time Trial. 

DOUBLE RP PLAYLIST

There's also Double RP to be gained in this week's Playlist on Land Races, with Bike-focused Touch Base (racing from the Galileo Observatory to Fort Zancudo), Sports-geared On the GOH (taking on the Great Ocean Highway) and Off-roading in Turn the Tide (from the Great Ocean Highway to Paleto Cove). Simply hit the prompt button in the GTAV launch screens to jump straight into the racing action, or if you're in-game already, you can find the Playlist in the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menus.

In case you've never done Time Trials in Freemode before, here's a little taster of what they're all about from our friends at GTA Series Videos:



Previously:
In And Out Week (April 29 - May 5): Double GTA$ & RP Playlists, Discounts - and New Adversary Mode IN AND OUT Coming this Tuesday

Play the New In and Out GTA Online Adversary Mode

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

In and Out, a brand new GTA Online Adversary Mode, is now available to play on PS4, Xbox One and PC. This mode sees a lean squad of heavily armed Defenders protecting 8 priceless Packages until the timer runs out. Attackers must make expeditions into enemy territory to nab the bags and then return them safely to home territory - if they die on the way then the bag remains where they fall. Since Defenders can't pick up bags, even an unsuccessful carry will help the Attackers get that little bit closer to bringing home the prize.

To celebrate the launch, for the next three days you can earn Double GTA$ & RP while experiencing the three different In and Out maps in the featured Playlist. Along with the Double GTA$ & RP Playlist, there are discounts on the Combat MG, Grenades, SMG ammo & Assault Rifle mods - all part of In and Out Week. To cap it off, this Friday May 6th we'll be hosting the official In and Out Event Live Stream featuring an all-star cast including Daym Drops, Ed Bassmaster, Boogie2988, xxEvilWafflezxx, Swiftor, LtZonda and more…


Previously:
In And Out Week (April 29 - May 5): Double GTA$ & RP Playlists, Discounts - and New Adversary Mode IN AND OUT Coming this Tuesday

In And Out Week (April 29 - May 5): Double GTA$ & RP Playlists, Discounts - and New Adversary Mode IN AND OUT Coming this Tuesday

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

Brand new Adversary Mode In and Out launches this Tuesday May 3rd – an intense new take on Capture-style team gameplay, where Attackers must try to steal all 8 packages of contraband out from under the watchful eye of well-armed Defenders. 

Welcome in this new mode with a week-long Double GTA$ & RP Adversary Modes Playlist (which will feature all three In and Out maps from Tuesday through to Thursday May 5th) and special Ammu-Nation discounts.

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP ADVERSARY MODE PLAYLISTS

All week long, jump into GTA Online and take advantage of a Double GTA$ & RP Adversary Mode Playlist, with rotating modes including favorites like Hunting Pack, Hasta La Vista and more. Hit the prompt button in the GTAV launch screens to dive straight in. Make sure you're following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for Playlist reminders:

  • Friday April 29th & Saturday April 30th - Adversary Mode Playlist 1
    feat. Hunting Pack, Relay & Offense Defense
  • Sunday May 1st & Monday May 2nd - Adversary Mode Playlist 2
    feat. Hasta La Vista, Every Bullet Counts & Keep the Pace
  • Tuesday May 3rd through Thursday May 5th - In and Out Playlist
    feat. all 3 maps of In and Out

AMMU-NATION SALE

Ammu-Nation is helping you get your target practice in with cut-rate savings on various guns, explosives, mods and ammo in-store. Take a ride to any location and stock up on the following reduced items:

  • Grenades - 20%
  • Sticky Bombs - 20%
  • Assault Rifle Mods - 25%
  • Combat MG - 25%
  • SMG Ammo - 50%  
     

Rockstar Editor Powered Videos: "The Hunt", "GTA vs Predator", "Siren" & More

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

Rockstar Editor cinematic epics don't come more visually thrilling than in our latest fan-created video round-up; from the exploits of rogues and spies, to an episodic Mafioso family saga and a heady journey down Mount Chiliad via a GoPro-style view. Get ready for some excellently crafted narratives and visuals that tick all the filmmaking boxes.


'Siren' by ash0191

Giving some of moviedom's most infamous criminal duos a run for their money, ash0191's Siren and BloodLust180's Wolf weave a tale of crime, passion and betrayal. With an atmospheric soundtrack backing up some truly tense and explosive moments, the titular and enigmatic Siren shows off her skills and nerves, as the duo leave havoc in their wake. The cliff-hanger ending will have you champing at the bit for a sequel. This video combines footage from Xbox One and PC, enhanced with some creative usage of Story Mode mods and other clever techniques (kudos to Ash for meticulously recreating BloodLust180's character to a T in her second character slot and making use of elsewhat's Scene Creator PC mod to make both actors appear side by side in Director Mode).

Also check out: M.I.A by BloodLust180 (where Ash returns the favor, playing a supporting role in BloodLust's taut short action film)


GTA vs Predator! (Rockstar Editor Cinematic) by Duggy

Duggy's cinematic epics continue to impress as Michael, Trevor and Franklin encounter an other-worldy force on a hunting trip. Using jdw7440's Predator mod and nnuu's Green Screen mod as a base, Duggy creates one of the most intense mashups seen to date.


'The Hunt' by OriFilmsGTA

Taking over 3 weeks to create, OriFilmsGTA's short film is a chilling thriller that is well worth the watch for those seeking "tension, anxiety and a little fear". What begins as an innocent hunting trip on a sunny day for the film's protagonist descends into a menacing, frightening nightmare, when he accidentally witnesses a murder. Soon, the tables are turned and the hunter becomes the hunted. The twist at the end, with nature lending a helping hand, is a profound touch.  


Mercoledi (Wednesday) by Wrinkly Blink Games

The family drama heightens in Wrinkly Blink Games' latest episode of a 7-part series and loving homage to classic Mafioso-themed films. Making use of the Albany Roosevelt, Be My Valentine's outfits, oh-so-familiar musical strings and a sepia lighting filter, the life of a "made man" gets a proper nostalgic treatment. Mercoledi is the 3rd episode in the installment so far, but be sure to catch up with previous chapters Lunedi (Monday) and Martedi (Tuesday) before the next episode.


GoPro Be A Hero by EK2

Going on a different tone and track is EK2's visually impressive short - seen from a 'GoPro' style view - of some "extreme downhill biking on Mount Chiliad". The upbeat soundtrack mixes perfectly with the stunning scenery around Mount Chiliad during sunrise, not to mention some seriously head-spinning views and cool bike tricks to boot. 

BONUS VIDEO:


Grand Theft Auto Theme Cover (Joyride by Da Shootaz) by SquidPhysics

While this is obviously not a Rockstar Editor powered video, it's another amazing live-action clip from the talented SquidPhysics that we just had to share. Covering Da Shootaz' Joyride - the theme song from the very first Grand Theft Auto back in 1997 - SquidPhysics hits all the right notes, even pitch-shifting his voice to rap the verses. You can check out an ever-growing playlist of The One Man Orchestra's GTA Soundtrack covers here.
 

If you've been creating some serious Rockstar Editor visuals and would like to share it with the community, drop a link in the comments below or email us directly to give it a watch at mouthoff@rockstargames.com.
 

Previously
Cosmic Soliloquies, Squid Physics Cover, Bounty Hunter Action Sequence & More
Action Drama in Vinewood, Legendary Warrener Restoration, Music Videos & More

High Life Week: Two New Inch By Inch Maps Plus Double GTA$ Playlists & Discounts (April 22 - 28)

Posted on April 22 2016, 12:33pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

EARN DOUBLE GTA$ & RP PLAYING TWO NEW INCH BY INCH MAPS

The relentless intensity of Inch By Inch climbs another two notches today, with brand new maps available to play right now in GTA Online. You’ll be fighting tooth and nail amongst the muck and hay bales at the Grapeseed Cow Farm in Inch By Inch III, or setting up security checkpoints for low-flying bag carriers entering your end zone’s airspace at LSIA in Inch By Inch IV. Both of the new maps feature in the Double GTA$ & RP Playlist available to launch directly from GTAV boot screens all weekend until midnight on Sunday April 24th.

The Double GTA$ & RP Inch By Inch Playlist is just one of many bonuses and discounts live in GTA Online from today through to Thursday April 28th as part of High Life Week in GTA Online. All week long, take advantage of Double RP Bonuses and substantial discounts for Properties, Yachts, clothing, Weapons and more.

20% OFF ALL YACHTS & 25% OFF YACHT CUSTOMIZATION

Get your ship together this week with huge discounts from Docktease on Yachts and Yacht customization options. This is your week to save big, whether you wish to expand your fleet with the mighty Aquarius, or purchase the more modest Orion and finally join the upper crust of Los Santos high society cruising the glittering seas around Southern San Andreas. The luxury of these towering status symbols feels just as good as they look, and opens up opportunities to play the Piracy Prevention VIP Work, or simply take in the ocean blue from the hot tub.

25% OFF STILT HOUSES & PENTHOUSES

It’s a buyer's market this week for the Los Santos real estate industry, with the most exclusive cribs available at 25% off for a limited time only. All Stilt Houses and Penthouses released with Executives & Other Criminals are discounted, as well as every single Garage property in Los Santos County and Blaine County. Whether you’re looking for a little pied-à-terre in the city, or a home away from home in the Rockford Hills, you deserve to rest your head in luxury.

50% OFF SELECT CLOTHING

Freshen up those threads and find some accessories befitting the life of a Portola Drive high-roller with 50% off select clothing in GTA Online. This includes all of the beautifully made Suits, Jackets, Pants and Shoes from the High Life Update and a range of accessories like chains and cuffs; in fact everything you need to dress for success. Head on over to Ponsonbys, Binco or Suburban, and let the world know you mean business.

50% OFF THE BULLPUP RIFLE

Whether you’ve splashed cash on a new property, outfit or sea-faring vessel, such finery is sure to attract greedy and jealous eyes who may look to get their piece of the pie. Protect yourself (and your fabulously dressed loved ones) with 50% off the Bullpup Rifle from your friends at Ammu-Nation. This shooter from The High Life Update is light as a feather but still packs a punch, distributing lead at a feverish pace - pick one up this week at an excellent price.

DOUBLE RP OPPORTUNITIES ALL WEEK

In addition to the Double GTA$ & RP Playlist available today through Sunday, you'll also be able to play a rotating Double RP Playlist later in the week. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for reminders of the full schedule, as listed below:

  • Friday April 22nd through Sunday April 24h - Inch By Inch
  • Monday April 25th through Tuesday April 26th - Races
  • Wednesday April 27th through Thursday April 28th - Team Deathmatches

Not only that, but you can also earn Double RP playing any of the VIP Work or VIP Challenges with your organization, as well as the slew of Contact Missions that were released as part of the High Life Update.

Previously:
Sabre Week (April 15 - 21): Property Discount, RP Bonuses AND The New Declasse Sabre Turbo Custom Available Tuesday

Crew Cut: Custom Classics Car Meets, Arthouse Collectives & More

Posted on April 21 2016, 10:45am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

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 mouthoff@rockstargames.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 gtaonline@rockstargames.com 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.

GANGSTANCE crew meet.#Snapmatic #GTAOnline #RockstarGames #GTAV #Editor #GANGSTANCE #GTAV @RockstarGames pic.twitter.com/RHitmpHvFY

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.


ARTHOUSE CREWS

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 ryophotolicWolf_Gang776, and ARIBABABAN. From 3D GIFs to stylized, cel-shaded style Snapmatics, RSIX's Crew Members are constantly looking to push the envelope.

 

You can find more eye-catching work like this on ryophotolic's official Twitter account, and additional artwork and snaps at #creativeR6inc.

Yu-nosuke aka TeamGoliath_RP applied some eye-catching filters on this shot showing off the new Compact Rifle that makes for the look of a fully sketched color pencil drawing.

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. 

 

Previously:
A Look Back At 2015's Top Performers
Crews Living the Low Life, a Real Life Skydiving Crew & More
Top Daily Objective Crews & The Off-Road All Stars

Declasse Sabre Turbo Now Available to Customize at Benny's

Posted on April 19 2016, 10:35am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Pick up the Declasse Sabre Turbo now from the Benny's Original Motor Works website in GTA Online, and give this vintage muscle car a Custom Upgrade with a host of exclusive mods, including V8 engine blocks, interiors, liveries and more. Then take it for a spin and partake in Double RP Racing Playlists running through this Thursday as part of the celebratory Sabre Week.

Check out a few shining examples of the Sabre Turbo Custom in all its glory, compliments of the GTA Online community:

 

Previously:
Sabre Week (April 15 - 21): Property Discounts, RP Bonuses & More

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