GTA Online Creator Throwback Jobs: Red Dead Tribute Special

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

We've already seen some great nostalgic fan-Created GTA Online Jobs made in tribute to classic Rockstar titles and favorite missions from the GTA series. Today, we're heading back to the Old West with ones themed around the tale of John Marston's struggle to escape his past, 2010's Red Dead Redemption. Read on for a brief description of each Job, and if you'd like to add it to your game just click on the title link and select "Add to Game" to bookmark it for your next GTA Online session.

 

 Red Dead Redemption by LordSando (Xbox 360)

As long as you’re willing to overlook the occasional shipping container (think of them as abandoned railway cars), you could easily slip back in time and be convinced you've been transported to the Old West in this Deathmatch set around the dusty confines of the Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness. There's a back-to-basics feel to the restrained placement of Pistols, Sawn-Offs and Molotovs here and the varied elevation of the setting, paired with the generous cover, make for a well-balanced and tactical Deathmatch. Plus the opening standoff, with each team starting out facing each other, nicely approximates Red Dead's last-man-standing style Duels.

 Marston's Ranch by TheMckeever (PS3)

With the haze of New Austin far off in the distance, this rural retreat that’s reminiscent of Beecher's Hope is a great setting for a well-pitched Deathmatch. Pistols are the order of the day but, if you look hard enough, you may very well find a Sawn-Off or a Grenade to mix things up. Unless the Wright Brothers took an undocumented trip cross country, we're not sure if the Duster is completely on-theme... but we'll let that slide.

 Tesoro Azul by JaseTheChase (Xbox 360)

"Do you long for the days when Deadeye was king and the only thing between you and death was the speed of your draw with a Double-Action Revolver?" reads the description for this GTA Online take on Red Dead multiplayer mode "Hold Your Own", which has racked up over 600 plays at the time of this writing. JaseTheChase has used shipping containers and other Props to create a faithful replica of Tesoru Azul, one of the hideout locations in Nuevo Paraiso. The aim here is simple: grab the opposing team's bag and take it back to your base. Weapons are locked to Pistols but you can also find some Molotovs scattered around for fiery fun.

Red Dead Race by Zidane (PS3)

These steeds might not eat straw but this Sanchez Point-to-Point Race across the Grand Senora Desert, compliments of a long time member of the GTAGaming gang (and a Commissioner in the GTAGaming Crew), takes us back to playing Red Dead's Grand Prix. It's all here - weaving through cacti, cutting through brush and speeding along the rail track - albeit with a different kind of horsepower involved.

 RED DEAD by ScarfacexD16 (Xbox 360)

This Team Deathmatch takes place at the old sawmill and surrounding valleys located at the foot of Mount Chiliad and Mount Gordo. It features a good range of cover and elevation for a back-to-basics, Pistols-only shootout. Just beware of taking cover close to the gas tank at the back of the house. There's something a bit more combustible than manure inside...

 Red Dead by ElusiveBlk202 (PS3)

Another Deathmatch commencing with a close proximity Red Dead-style duel, but this time starting ammo is restricted so you really need to make every shot in the chamber count. From there it all goes down in an enclosed space surrounded by train carriages and removed from the modern trappings of civilization. Rocks are your cover and bushes your hiding spots, with a raised area in the center providing some great coming together moments.

 Tall Trees by adeadzombiebones (Xbox 360)

The mountainous and wooded Tall Trees area of West Elizabeth is a popular hunting ground in Red Dead and this GTA Online Job, set in Raton Canyon, substitutes Pistols and Shotgun skirmishes for skinning bearhides. Expect many tense shootouts as players make the most of the ample cover provided by the forest.

 GRAB THE BAG by BigSo786 (PS3)

Grab the Bag is one of Red Dead's best-loved multiplayer modes and this GTA Online version by BigSo786 is a fitting tribute. The central bags, protected at the beginning by potent Actors, and the small playing area make for an intense start as all four teams converge. Once things spread out, varied elevation and a good spread of weapon pickups offer scope to mix up your tactical approach.

 

If you've spotted or created an epic GTA Online Job themed around one of our games, a certain mission or even your favorite movie, be sure to tag it #throwback on Social Club and drop us a link either here in the comments or via Mouthoff, so we can check it out.

Previously:
GTA Online Creator Throwback Jobs Inspired by Classic GTA Missions
GTA Online Creator: Fan-Made Rockstar Throwback Jobs

Rockstar Game Tips: Earning Your Wings at San Andreas Flight School

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

San Andreas Flight School. This is where the best pilots in Los Santos earn their wings under the expert tutelage of J.T. Boyd. If you want to get gold medals on all 10 challenges you're going to need skill, bravery and the ability to ignore death statistics. To help you on your way, we've compiled our tips for success. Good luck, pilot!

Outside Loop
Any pilot worth their salt should be able to complete an outside loop - the challenge here is completing two inside the time limit. Push forward on the left stick at the exact moment you are instructed to, to ensure you beat the timer, and also make certain you fully complete each loop for it to register.

Engine Failure
Don't worry about time here - the key to earning a gold medal is safely landing your ailing Miljet as close to the marker as you can. On approach, use the tail of the plane as a marker and line it up against the near end of the runway. When you're about 1000m away, level out and prepare your landing gear. You should be aiming to touch down just before the halfway point of the runway in order to cruise gently up to the marker and come to rest inside it. Don’t worry if you touch down late or find yourself with too much speed, as you can still apply the brakes if you need to.

Shooting Range
Your priority in this helicopter shooting range is to keep your Buzzard stable. If you're wobbling all over the place then your bullets and rockets are going to do the same. Use the shoulder buttons on your controller and get into position using up/down and rotational movements - using the left stick to move forwards and back too much will make aiming more difficult. Use Machine Gun fire for single, open targets or rows of targets; and Rockets for targets in tight clusters or behind cover. Some players might find it easier to switch to the gun camera using the Select/Back button.

City Landing
Landing a Titan in the middle of the city is hard enough without a full-blown storm and busted engine to deal with. Going through the initial checkpoints, your priority should be to keep the plane as stable as you can and get lined up for the approach. As the Instructor will soon inform you, you're going to be landing on the stretch of beach just past Pleasure Pier. Get as low over the Ferris Whale as you dare and then come down onto the beach, aiming to land just past the wooden barrier (but definitely not before, if you value not being on fire), and taxi onto the target.

Chase Parachute
Plummeting towards the ground without a parachute is either plucky or forgetful. Luckily on this occasion you do have a 'chute - but the bad news is it's not connected to your body. As soon as you leave the plane accelerate downwards to catch up with the Parachute Bag. Don't rush - you're not against the clock (although the rapidly approaching ground does assert its own natural deadline). If you sail past the bag then just slow down and wait for it to catch you up. Once it's strapped to your back line up the target and ensure you end up standing dead-center. Be aware that if you approach with too much speed, you may end up stumbling!

Moving Landing
What’s harder than landing a chopper on the back of a moving truck? How about doing it in 19 seconds? The trick here is to fly straight over to where the bridge starts and get yourself pointed in the right direction, facing down the bridge. Make sure you’re hovering just above the height of the truck, then drop down gracefully as it passes beneath you.

Formation Flight
Keeping straight and listening to instructions is the way to gold in this team formation flight with Western Besras. Use your rudders (L1 and R1 / LB and RB) wherever possible to avoid getting out of shape or overcorrecting. When the checkpoint turns green, you’ll know you’re in formation. For the more difficult moves, like the inside loop, watch the other planes as opposed to the checkpoint and move at the same time as they do. And don't make the rookie error of leaving your landing gear down - it will slow you to the point that you won't be able to keep up.

Ground Level
To get a gold medal here you have to fly low - so low you might feel the spray from the Zancudo on your undercarriage. It's not going to be enough to just go through each checkpoint if you're going for gold - you'll need to pass through the lower half of each checkpoint, and you're aiming for an overall average height of less than 1m. Take a few tries to learn the route and figure out which checkpoints you find particularly tricky, so that you can prepare. If you mess up early on you may want to restart as it can throw off you score for the rest of the mission. Don't be afraid to go sideways to make some of the tighter turns - the Besra is an agile aircraft well-suited to such flagrant flat-hatting - and you'll find it easier if you're factoring in the angle you need to pass each checkpoint at to make the next one easier. And don't worry about speed - lay off the gas and put your landing gear down: it will reduce your speed and offer some protection if you kiss the dirt.

Collect Flags
Gold won't come on reflexes alone here - you're going to need to use your thinking cap and plan out the best route through all of the flags in the quickest time. First off, head for the ones to the west of the city since they're easy to grab in sequence. Then, head to the city and collect the flags around skyscrapers in height order, so that you don't miss any. When you need to negotiate buildings, drop your landing gear since this will lower your speed and increase maneuverability. Speed is not as important as you'd think, so go easy on the afterburner and glide to where you need to be. And finally, don't be afraid to fail - trial and error will help cement the best route in your mind. Check out the map below to see our preferred route, in numerical order:

Follow Leader
The final test - follow J.T. Boyd around a course designed to soil even the most heavily worn G-suits. Focus on each upcoming checkpoint, rather than following his lead, and memorize the color coding of checkpoints: gold = normal; blue = inverted; and green = knife flying. When knife flying, use your rudders to maintain your height and make the most of the increased maneuverability to line up the next checkpoint.


Good luck scoring those gold medals and feel free to let us know in the comments if you have any other flight tips to share.

 

Previous Rockstar Game Tips:
Mastering the Most Challenging GTA Online Contact Missions
Making Smart, Balanced Capture Jobs with the Creator

New GTA Online Flight School Jobs Now Available to Play + Earn Double RP in the New Playlist

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

As of today, we've added 16 additional new jobs to GTA Online. These include new scenarios for all three of the new VS Mission modes (Acquire Targets, Air Force Zero & G-Rating) that recently debuted as part of the San Andreas Flight School Update, plus a pair of new Contact Missions and a selection of new Air Races, Parachute Jumps and more.

Along with these new Jobs, we've also created the New Flight School Jobs Playlist that features a varied assortment of the new Jobs from today's update. This special Playlist will award you Double RP all week long - and for those who may have been unable to unlock the exclusive 'High Flyer' Parachute Pack as part of our recent Event Weekend, we're making that available to all who play through this new Playlist to completion. Read on below for descriptions of these new Jobs and remember boys, no points for second place.

NEW CONTACT MISSIONS

As part of today's update, two new Contact Missions are available to play (once you meet the rank requirement you'll receive a phone call from the associated Contact):
 
Chop Chop (Contact: Trevor, Rank 43, 2-4 Players)
"Our friend Ronald is getting increasingly agitated about Merryweather Security’s presence in the state, and a nervous Ron gets on my t***. Why don't you go to Sandy Shores Airfield, hack into the Merryweather Network, find their outposts and then take their choppers and blow 'em all to hell. Okay? Great!"

Effin' Lazers (Contact: Martin, Rank 44, 2 Players)
"The market’s about to be flooded with inferior product. I... WE... have too much invested in it to let that happen. I need you to get in some Lazer fighter jets and take out the planes holding product before they land. It sounds extreme, but these are desperate times."

NEW RACES, PARACHUTE JUMPS & CAPTURE

 Airstrip (Rank 11, 1-8 Players)
If a recruit shacks it on exercise, they don't need the added humiliation of hitching back to the landing strip. Practice landing where you took off with this flowing descent from 4,300 ft. to McKenzie Airfield. On the way down you can admire the view or ruminate on failure.

 Branching Out (Rank 20, 1-8 Players)
From the sea side to mountain peaks, from hikers to technophobic, cannibalistic cultists, from state parks to secret weed farms, the San Andreas wilderness has it all. Drink it in with this Lap Race for choppers by Mount Chilliad and Raton Canyon.

 Flying Colors (Rank 12, 1-8 Players)
Regulation Air Force exercises happen at high altitude over the ocean, but where’s the fun when you can’t get a feel for how fast you’re flying. Lap Race for planes low over rural Eastern Blaine County. How close to the dirt can you go without taking the head off a fruit picker?

 GTA: Wingmen (Rank 1, 2-8 Players)
It’s a buyer’s market as rival groups attempt to deliver Buckingham military jets to LSIA. They’re vintage collectors’ items and they fly like it, so use Lazers for defense and attack. Each team will only have one Buckingham in play at any time. Start points are Fort Zancudo and the Sandy Shores Airfield.

 High Dive (Rank 1, 1-8 Players)
Dive bomb Downtown in this point to point for jets. You start in the Tongva Hills, climb to high altitude, make a near vertical descent, and try to pull up at the last minute. It’s the highest climb and fall we’ve got on our books. You’ll make an impression or make an impression on the ground.

 In The Loop (Rank 35, 1-8 Players)
Hold onto your lunch or you’ll need windshield wipers on the inside of your cockpit. Point to point for jets through the docks and Downtown. Obstacles to avoid and two loop the loops will keep you on your toes… or your head.

 Under the Bridge (Rank 11, 1-8 Players)
Gravity does most of the hard work when you jump out a chopper from 4,000 ft. We’re going to make it a bit more interesting by staging the drop in the flight path, and making recruits go under a bridge. Best played at night, so you can see the warning lights on obstacles.

 

Previously:
The GTA Online San Andreas Flight School Update Now Available
The San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend

Crew Noticeboard: Seigo Famiglia, CrimeCorp SA, Highway Daemons and Others Now Recruiting

Posted on September 1 2014, 6:05am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively seeking new members to join their ranks where we publish your recruitment pitches in your own words.

This week's edition features a collection of three-piece-suited wiseguys, highway hardened Motorcycle Clubs, rambunctious role-play collectives and some open themed Crews that fall into unique categories all their own, so there's something to accommodate all play styles and preferences. If you are looking for a new set of players to run with, perhaps you'll find a squad that piques your interest. Hit the jump below to check out the latest pitches...

This Week Only: Get 50% off Assistance from Merryweather, Lester and Other Allies in GTA Online

Posted on August 29 2014, 8:20am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

This week, calling for support from notorious friends in high places in GTA Online just got more affordable. So if you find yourself in need of backup, air support, transport or just need to disappear for a while, dial up any of your allies for a little "Roadside Assistance" and get 50% off the normal price.

Rank requirements for these discounted services have also been removed (please note that you will need to have received at least one call from each contact in order to use their service).

Brucie: Stay alpha with Brucie's BullShark Testosterone, which doubles damage inflicted and halves damage received.

Lamar: Call up Lamar and he'll send a mugger after any one of your chosen adversaries who'll lighten their wallet by stealing a portion of their cash.

Lester: One of Los Santos' most connected criminals, Lester can help you avoid the fuzz by persuading them to turn a blind eye for a short period of time or clearing your wanted level. He can also locate transportation (cars, boats, planes and helicopters) or play tricks with the radar - revealing other players or masking your location temporarily. Lester’s normal GTA$1,000 fee for setting bounties on other players has also been slashed to GTA$500.

Pegasus: Retrieve personal vehicles from Pegasus Lifestyle Management and have them delivered to your location.

Merryweather: Access all the paramilitary services that Merryweather Security Consulting has to offer at this reduced rate, including ammo crate drops, helicopter backup, boat/helicopter pickup, airstrikes and even your own private army of vengeful mercenaries.

These services can all be accessed via the Contacts Menu on your GTA Online character's in-game phone. Discounts run until September 7th.

This Week's Rockstar Livestreams: Hot 97 Edition feat GTA Soundtrack Alums & Rockstar Verified Community Session

Posted on August 28 2014, 9:47am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Music, Games



Join us today and tomorrow at the Rockstar Twitch channel for upcoming GTA Online livestreams:



Thursday Aug 28th     2:30pm Eastern*
Hot 97 Edition featuring GTA Soundtrack Alumni Maino and Uncle Murda plus Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and DJ Young Chow
GTA fans will remember both Maino ("Getaway Driver") and Uncle Murda ("Anybody Can Get It") for their super hard original contributions to DJ Green Lantern's Liberty City Invasion radio show in Grand Theft Auto IV. These guys are also no strangers to the livestreams, having let off many rounds a couple years ago playing Max Payne 3 on the Rockstar Rooftop. This week, they'll be in the house live at Hot 97 for a full-fledged GTA Online session and will be joined by hot new Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and DJ Young Chow playing the new Verifieds, Flight School Jobs and hopefully doing the "I Just Caught a Body Dance" after winning a TDM or two.

Friday Aug 29th     11:30am Eastern*
Rockstar Verified Jobs Livestream
This Friday, we'll be hosting a live session of this week's brand new Rockstar Verified GTA Online Jobs. From slick Races like "That's What She Said" and "Hit The Apex" to the gripping Capture "Raid:Claustrophobia" - we will be leading a special lobby of GTA community guests including some invited creators of the Jobs themselves as we see who will emerge victorious at the top of the Playlist.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change.
Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for many more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

10 New Rockstar Verified Jobs: Close-Quarters Confrontation, Pure Racing and Major Props

Posted on August 26 2014, 12:28pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Today, we've added 10 new player-created GTA Online Jobs that have earned a place in the roster of Rockstar Verified selections available for everyone on both platforms to enjoy. This batch includes technical Races designed to please speed junkies, Capture Jobs that take Prop placement to the next level and a pair of Deathmatches with plenty of opportunities for imaginative carnage.

Read on below for descriptions of all these new Verified Jobs and be sure to click on each one's title to add a bookmark for your next play-session via Social Club. Keep your eyes peeled for more Rockstar Verified Jobs coming soon, including the chosen picks from this past weekend's San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend Creator Competition.


Racers dash through the shipping container slalom in Code 13-91.

 Code 13-91 - created by XXChaosiumXX91
For the technical racer that has a penchant for theatrics, this long loop circuit takes place in the heart of Downtown and mixes high speed straights and slalom sections with lots of jumps. Checkpoints become chokepoints as racers weave through well-placed shipping containers and try to muster enough getaway speed to make the next jump - especially when played with a full field of 16 players. This is definitely a Race where it pays to get ahead and stay there, but there are enough hazards and difficult sections to ensure no-one is ever going to get too comfortable.

Urban Jungle - created by Siditrationer123
The single-story houses and yards of South Los Santos are the stage for this close-quarters Team Deathmatch. Rooftops are accessible and allow sneaky players the opportunity to drop down on unsuspecting foes and administer a lethal shotgun blast or melee kill. The map is also bisected by an alley that's been decorated with mixed props to provide cover for players who are brave enough to run end to end. Try exploring vertical space to gain a natural advantage or to sneak around the back of the opposing team.


A pack of cars round the corner in Rebel Rodeo.

Rebel Rodeo - created by MANNAMEDMACHINE
Drawing inspiration from Ken Block’s Gymkhana series, MANNAMEDMACHINE's creation is one of those Races that's more likely to be decided by what you do with the brake pedal than the accelerator. Skill trumps speed as you slalom, 180 and skid your way around Redwood Lights Track and the surrounding areas of the Grand Senora Desert. We recommend trying this with Non-Contact applied, so you can focus on your own car control and not your opponents' (or their lack thereof).

Brand's Snatch - created by Seekrit Chimp
The Rockstar Verified collection already features Races inspired by places like Nurburgring, Monaco and Laguna Seca, and this take on the UK's Brand's Hatch circuit continues the trend for recreating famous real world tracks within the confines of Southern San Andreas. Accordingly, this is a high speed Lap Race that separates those who know when to ease off the gas from the drivers who think that driving fast is only about putting your foot down. The roads are wide, so make sure you stick to the racing line, and the Checkpoints are neatly placed so you can focus purely on those apexes. Go with Super or Sports classes and be sure to accelerate out of the chicanes.


Utilizing air support to retrieve the Capture objects in Hold: Operation Interrupt.

Hold: Operation Interrupt - created by SoWhack
"A joint operation comprised of the FIB and local PD has just resulted in several bags of drugs being seized in Paleto Bay," reads the description for Operation Interrupt, setting the scene for a standoff in the sand between two teams trying to retrieve the Capture Objects and the heavily-armed Actors there to stop them. Once the bags are in your territory, prepare to fight hard to protect them - or make a foray into enemy territory to steal their stash - all while police cars squeal up and down a narrow stretch of highway running through a busy trucking lane.

Hit The Apex - created by ZigMeister666
This expansive Lap Race has it all - carefully placed Checkpoints, helpful Props guiding you in the right direction and spectacular views of the Vinewood Sign, Lake Vinewood and Downtown. "Nothing beats the thrill of throwing a fast car around corners at high speeds," reads the description and the default Carbonizzare is certainly a fine choice for sliding down the Vinewood Hills.


The Rail Yard, Railed Out Deathmatch, created by Periphery's Jake Bowen.

Rail Yard, Railed Out - created by Jakeperiphery
Regular viewers of the Rockstar Games Twitch channel may remember this Job from our July 11th live stream, created by guitarist slash devoted GTA Online player, Jake Bowen from prog-metal band Periphery. Jake has added props sparingly to maintain the exposed, dangerous middle ground of the train yards, while teams spawn at either end. Stay close to your Crew and resist the urge to hammer the sprint button along the trainyards, as a stealthy approach will yield kills on unsuspecting foes crossing the tracks. Those with a steady aim might want to head to the rooftop, grab the Sniper Rifle and pick off anyone attempting to dash between cover spots.

That's What She Said - created by Kalweiser
We've found the foundries and tankers of Elysian Island are a relatively underused setting so far among GTA Online creations, so this Race for Sports Cars feels fresh right from the starting grid. A visual theme of decay runs through the course with broken down train carriages, gas cylinders and other industrial detritus littering the trackside. Look out for smaller jumps in and out of the dockyards, a tricky section to enter and exit the train tracks and the final huge leap from the freeway back to the finishing line. And if you enjoy this, have a look through Kalweiser's 67 other Jobs for some more gems.


Opposing teams vie for the contested bag in Raid: Claustrophobia.

Raid: Claustrophobia - created by DezeWevos
Like the title suggests, this symmetrical arena is a very claustrophobic environment where death is never far away. The near-perfect prop placement also makes this one of the best arena-style Captures we’ve seen so far. If you've got some personal beef that you need to settle, it works very well for 1v1 grudge matches as well. Combat rolls from cover are key to getting the jump on your enemy, and two or three successive kills are necessary to grab a bag and make it back to your base safely. Extra ammo is always close at hand, but health pickups require you to expose yourself on top of the obstacles. Take a breath and try to second-guess your opponent's next move to make sure that you're the cat and not the mouse.

Tittie Twister - created by xHumbleRx
A dual test of your endurance and your vehicle's suspension, this Race clocks in at over four miles and features huge jump opportunities off cliff faces that tend to thin out the leading pack. The Sanchez is a wise choice here, with its mixture of climbing ability and agility, but be careful not to stack it on the landings.

 

Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across both platforms, so whether you're on Xbox 360 or PS3, you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (you can also bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).

Go ahead and post your Job below in the comments (only once, please don't spam) with a punchy explanation of why it's worth checking out. We're always looking for new player-created Jobs to add to the Rockstar Verified program and the best way to get noticed is to have a solid Race or Deathmatch that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be.

 

Previously:
10 New GTA Online Jobs Including the #IMNOTAHIPSTER Selections
Drift Paradise, Hipster Rage and More
3 New Deathmatches and a New Capture plus a Few Familiar Faces

The San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend this Fri-Sun

Posted on August 20 2014, 12:05pm | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

This weekend, August 22nd-24th, it's time for fight AND flight as The San Andreas Flight School Event Weekend takes off in GTA Online. That's three days of big RP & GTA$ bonuses, an exclusive in-game Parachute Pack unlock, valuable discounts from a range of San Andreas local businesses, special competitions, giveaways and much more as you enjoy the all-new stomach-in-throat G-suit pounding Flight School content action that separates the Mavericks from the Whiskey Deltas once and for all.

EXCLUSIVELY UNLOCKABLE THIS WEEKEND: 'HIGH FLYER' PARACHUTE PACK

This weekend only, you can pick up the exclusive 'High Flyer' Parachute Pack seen in the flyer above, for the skydiver who truly enjoys getting lifted. All you have to do is complete the "Flight School Event" Playlist and then head to Ammu-Nation. The High Flyer Parachute Bag will be available free of charge and, once purchased, you can equip it from your Inventory in the Interaction Menu.

GET DOUBLE RP AND DOUBLE GTA$ WHEN PLAYING IN THE FLIGHT SCHOOL EVENT PLAYLIST

As well as the Parachute Pack, you and your wingmen will get double GTA$ and double RP in every Job in the Flight School Event Weekend Playlist, win or lose. To get involved, hit the Event button prompt on the GTAV boot screens, or find the Event Weekend Playlist in the Playlists section of the Pause menus, under Rockstar Created.

DOUBLE GTA$ FOR AIR RACES AND PARACHUTE JUMPS ALL WEEKEND

Time to put those aviation skills that you honed at the San Andreas Flight School to test in the field and earn double GTA$ in all Air Races and Parachute Jumps. That includes a batch of new Rockstar-Created Jobs published this week specifically for the new aircraft in the San Andreas Flight School Update, plus new Parachute Jumps designed to make use of the new reserve 'chute.

DOUBLE RP FOR FLYING UNDER BRIDGES DURING AIR RACES

Nothing tightens the pucker factor like flying low under one of the many bridges in the San Andreas area. All weekend, such flat-hatting while playing Air Races will get you Double RP. Or it will leave you too dead to worry about the consequences.

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS ON SELECT LUXURY PROPERTIES AND ON AVIATION SERVICES FROM LESTER AND MERRYWEATHER SECURITY

Let's face it: you've not earned your wings only to then have to spend your leisure time slumming at sea level with everyone else. So all weekend, get a 25% discount on the high rise Del Perro Heights Apts 7 & 20 and 0120 Murrieta Heights Properties. Each includes a 10 car garage to store all of your exotic rides befitting a true flyboy, including the brand new Invetero Coquette Classic.

Plus, in a rare act of philanthropy, Lester is willing to locate planes and choppers for you all weekend, free of charge. Just give him a call, select 'Locate a Plane' and 'Locate a Helicopter' and ask no questions about ulterior motives.

Prefer your choppers manned and delivered? Get half price Helicopter Pickups all weekend courtesy of Merryweather.

DOUBLE RP FOR KILLS AND BONUS GTA$ IN GANG ATTACKS AT AIRPORTS & HANGARS

Gangs have assembled around San Andreas International Airport Hangar, and the Sandy Shores and Grapeseed Airfields. These special Gang Attacks will yield 2X RP and bonus GTA$ all weekend, so get over there and defend America's right to fatuous air travel.

EVENT CRATE DROPS

Your dogfight victims won't be the only things falling from the sky this weekend: look out for special Crate Drops containing extra GTA$, RP bonuses, Miniguns, RPGs and Sticky Bombs between now and Sunday night.

THE #FLIGHTSCHOOL SNAPMATIC CONTEST

Whether it's capturing one of your friend's aerial exploits or the whole Crew about to board the Buckingham Mil-Jet, we're looking for your most inspiring and amusing pictures featuring the new content in The San Andreas Flight School in the #FLIGHTSCHOOL Snapmatic contest. Our favorite five will each win their authors GTA$1M and a MILEHIGH vanity license plate for their in-game vehicles, plus they'll be featured right here on the Newswire.

To make your shots eligible for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #FLIGHTSCHOOL between now and the end of Sunday. [Update: Due to online downtime issues with PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the weekend, we’ve extended the deadline for this contest to Tuesday night, August 26th.] 

See full rules and eligibility details.

THE #FLIGHTSCHOOL CREATOR COMPETITION

The sky is the limit in the Creator contest, where we're looking for user-created Air Races to test even the saltiest pilots. We'll choose 5 favorite Jobs to be Verified and their creators will receive GTA$1M and an exclusive AVIATOR license plate. Just tag your custom-made Air Race Jobs with #FLIGHTSCHOOL in Social Club between now and Sunday night to be eligible in the competition. [Update: Due to online downtime issues with PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the weekend, we’ve extended the deadline for this contest to Tuesday night, August 26th.]

See full rules and eligibility details.

EVENT WEEKEND OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR LIVE STREAM

At 4pm this Friday August 22nd, the Rockstar Games Official Event Weekend Live Stream will be on the air, playing brand new content from The San Andreas Flight School Update. We'll be joined by very special guests Little & Cubed aka Martyn Littlewood and Dan Nerdcubed who are preparing some custom challenges featuring the new Flight School planes and vehicles and will be challenging our Rockstar Devs to a live 2v2 dogfight around Los Santos & Blaine County airspace. As usual, Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast studio team will be manning the flight deck and we'll be streaming the show across the Social Club Events page, the Rockstar Games Twitch Channel and our YouTube Channel. Make sure to follow us on Twitch and Twitter to get notifications when the stream goes live.

GEAR GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

We'll be giving away 20 deluxe GTAV & Rockstar T-shirt Prize Packs including the Trevor Philips Industries Tee, San Andreas Federal Reserve Tee, Los Santos Lifeguard Tee, Republican Space Rangers Tee, Bugstars Logo Tee, Los Santos Tee,  the GTAV & V Logo Tee, Kifflom Tee, Rockstar Rolling Long-Sleeve Tee, Rockstar Mason Tee, and the Rockstar Flowers Tee. You can enter to win right now through Sunday at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events. See Official Rules
 

As always, make sure you're following us on Twitter, Facebook and Twitch to stay up to date on this and other future Social Club Event Weekend announcements.

Social Club Crews

For Max Payne 3 to Grand Theft Auto V and beyond, Crews are groups of Social Club members who form persistent teams to compete and earn rewards in-game and on the Social Club website. Create a Crew or join one now - here are some Crews we've featured in the Crew Cut here at the Newswire:

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