The Lowriders Event Weekend

Posted on October 22 2015, 1:44pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Buckle up for the GTA Online: Lowriders Event Weekend this Friday October 23rd through Sunday October 25th. To celebrate this week's launch of GTA Online: Lowriders, there will be exclusive new clothing available, as well as the opportunity to grab a 25% rebate on new properties to store your slammed versions of the Voodoo, and the brand new Faction and Moonbeam vehicles. There's also an Event Playlist featuring a few of the new Adversary Modes, with a huge ammo reward for completing it, so that you can have the new Machine Pistol locked, loaded and ready for whatever comes your way. Read on for all the details.
It's no good having the flyest ride on the block if you don't have the threads to match. So get lids as seen in the flyer above branded with the Magnetics, Low Santos, and of course the place where all the magic happens: Benny's Original Motor Works. These caps are only available this weekend, so be sure to log in to GTA Online all three days to collect them all. As soon as you enter GTA Online on Friday, Saturday and Sunday each cap will automatically appear in your wardrobe. If you're looking for one cap in particular, here's how it all breaks down:

Friday: Magnetics
Saturday: Low Santos
Sunday: Benny's Original Motor Works

With GTA Online: Lowriders, players are now able to own up to 4 different properties, meaning the most hardcore car collectors now have room for up to 40 different vehicles. The aggressive salesmen at Dynasty 8 are offering a one-time 25% rebate on a single qualifying purchase this week. 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 a member of at least one Social Club Crew. The cash from the Dynasty 8 rebate will hit your in-game Maze Bank account by Friday, October 30. To fulfill these requirements, login to your Social Club profile. If your profile already meets these three requirements, just visit the Dynasty 8 website in game and purchase your new pad.

We're making it as easy as possible to play some of the new Adversary Modes: Offense Defense and Relay. When you launch GTAV this weekend, you'll notice an Event option on the boot up screens. Simply hit the button and you'll be placed directly into the Event Playlist alongside other GTA Online players primed for instant action. Complete the Playlist and you'll earn a huge ammo cache reward as well as all the cash and RP you usually get for making it to the end.

With such a wide assortment of paint jobs and modifications to get creative with in GTA Online: Lowriders, there's lot for snap-happy shutterbugs to capture and catalogue. We're looking forward to seeing how dedicated Snapmatic Crews and talented novices alike frame up their proud new rides. Don't forget to tag your Snapmatic with "Lowriders" on Social Club for a chance to be one of the 5 winners of GTA$1M and have your picture featured here at the Rockstar Newswire.

There's also action for Xbox 360 and PS3 players to get into this weekend, with Double GTA$ and Double RP on all Races. We'll also be upping the frequency of Event Crate Drops - falling over Los Santos and containing bumper packs of weapons, RP and GTA$. Also, up until the end of the day on Sunday October 25, PS3 and Xbox 360 players get a one-time 25% rebate on any vehicle from Warstock Cache & Carry. To qualify, just have your email address verified with the Social Club, be on the Rockstar Mailing List and a member of any Social Club Crew. Qualified players will receive the rebate on their purchase deposited into their in-game Maze Bank account by Friday, October 30.

The Lowriders Event Weekend Sweepstakes is open now at the Social Club Events page. Trick out your own ride with a bumper pack of Rockstar Games and GTAV gear including the GTAV Air Freshener, the Rockstar Games and GTAV keychains, a GTAV engraved chrome Zippo and a copy of the Welcome to Los Santos CD for you to cruise to. Five lucky winners will also receive 2 Rockstar t-shirts and a sticker pack. For a chance to win, Social Club members can head over there now and enter via our quick-and-easy entry form.

To kick off the Lowriders Event Weekend tomorrow Friday afternoon, the Rockstar Games Live Stream will be getting started at 5pm ET with a blockbuster broadcast of Lowrider car shows, Lamar Contact Missions and new Adversary Mode fun. The Rockstar Broadcast team will be joined by special guests via Skype live from SoCal: Lui Calibre, SilentDroidd & Daithi De Nogla. Keep an eye on for more updates, or subscribe/follow us at and to get instant notifications whenever we go live.

GTA Online: Lowriders Now Available
Exclusive Unlocks, In-Game Discounts and More in the GTA Online Freemode Events Social Club Weekend

GTA Online: Lowriders Now Available

Posted on October 20 2015, 7:40am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

GTA Online: Lowriders is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC as an automatic update. This latest addition to GTA Online features Benny's Original Motor Works, the hottest vehicle customization garage in Los Santos. Located in Strawberry, just south of the Olympic Freeway, Benny's specializes in custom Lowrider modifications for select vehicles including two brand new rides – the Declasse Moonbeam van, which allows for two-handed weapons to be fired from the back doors, and the Willard Faction, as well as four classics already in-game.

Another satisfied customer exiting Benny’s Original Motor Works.

Any of these six select vehicles can be customized to the hilt inside and out, with Hydraulics, Engines, Steering Wheels, Rims, Tires, Gear Shift Levers, Horns, Bobbleheads, rear window Plaques, Vanity Plates & Plate Holders, Soundsystem Mods, custom Paint Jobs and much more. For just a taste of what Benny's has to offer, check out yesterday's video

Enlist your friends and Crewmates to help Lamar take on the Ballas and Vagos.

Meanwhile, Lamar is hatching a scheme to become the ruler of Los Santos’ Lowrider scene, and needs some loyal subjects to help put him on the throne. To do so, you’ll be taking on the biggest gangs in the city through a mix of subterfuge, skill and pure firepower. Keep an ear out for Lamar’s phone calls and tackle eight new Contact Missions charting his quest for power.

Fresh arrivals at Ammu-Nation include the rapid fire Machine Pistol and the devastating Machete. While you're there, why not pick up newly available luxury weapon finishes for a selection of existing weapons including the Special Carbine and Assault SMG.  You’ll also notice that Ammu-Nation has reorganized to make room for all the new weaponry.


  • Keep the Pace – Stay above a minimum speed while racing around courses littered with jumps and obstacles. If you slow down too much, you’ll explode.
  • Offense Defense – Teams of two split into Runners and Protectors. Runners aim to be the first to get to the end of a route. Protectors, in faster and more powerful vehicles, must block and run opposing Runners off the road, while protecting their Runner from the other teams.
  • Relay – A team Race in which players take turns, each completing a lap before tagging a teammate. Non-active drivers wait in the pen to be tagged, while active drivers complete a lap for their team.

Expand your property portfolio up to a maximum of four Apartments or Garages. There's never been a better time to purchase that extra space to store all these new custom Lowriders – and from now through this Sunday October 25th, Dynasty 8 is offering a one-time 25% REBATE on your next qualified purchase of a property with a 10-car garage. Qualifying is easy – just have your email address verified with the Social Club, be on the Rockstar Mailing List and be a member of any Social Club Crew. To fulfill the requirements, login to your Social Club profile – and if you're already qualified, just purchase any property with a 10-car garage. 

It’s all in the details – customize your rides from bumper to bumper and everything in between. 

The Scene Creator is a brand new feature added to the Rockstar Editor's Director Mode, enabling you to create custom settings for capturing your Rockstar Editor clips. Select from over 200 available props (including explosives) and position them to create the perfect backdrop. You can also save up to four scenes so you can reuse them whenever you like.


  • New clothing, hair, tattoos and accessories: Dozens of new options to match your new Lowriders.
  • Personal Vehicle Remote: You can now use the Player Interaction Menu to remotely open your trunk, doors or hood to show off your new rides.  You can also turn on the engine, lights and the radio all while standing outside admiring your vehicle.
  • Freemode Weapon pickups: 200 separate weapon pickups are now scattered across Los Santos and Blaine County. Keep an eye out for them as you roam through Freemode.
  • Changes to Performance Mod Unlocks: Performance mods are now more accessible and unlock by rank, as well as via Race wins. 
  • Destroy Last Place: A new option has been added to Races, upping the stakes for those in the back of the pack. The host can set it to be effective each lap, every 15 seconds, every 30 seconds or every 60 seconds – and the player in last will be blown up at the corresponding interval.
  • Extra Weapons in the Creator: All previously released weapons that are not restricted by time-limited events will now be available for use in the Creator tool.
  • Quick Ammo Restock Option: Quickly refill your ammo directly from the Player Interaction Menu.  Quickly add rounds to any weapon, or max out your ammo for that weapon type.
  • Pearlescent Crew Color: New paint options for Crew members in the Mod Shop.
  • New Player Actions: Three new player actions will be available via the Player Interaction Menu: Chicken, Chin Brush and No Way.
  • Updated PC Mouse Control Options: An option has been added to the Settings Menu to allow players to swap between Roll/Pitch and Yaw/Pitch mouse flying control types.

If there's something you'd like to see added to GTA Online in a future update, make sure to email us directly at to let us know, and stay tuned to the Newswire for news on future updates.

Watch the GTA Online: Lowriders Trailer
GTA Online: Lowriders Coming October 20th

Benny's Original Motor Works: Grand Re-Opening Tomorrow

Posted on October 19 2015, 9:59am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Located conveniently in Strawberry, just south of the Olympic Freeway, Benny's is a full service garage specializing in Lowrider culture and customization. Visit for their grand re-opening, tomorrow October 20.

Watch the GTA Online: Lowriders Trailer

Posted on October 16 2015, 9:59am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Check out the brand new trailer for GTA Online: Lowriders - arriving this coming Tuesday, October 20 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Catch a glimpse of some of the newly customizable vehicles included in this recently-announced addition to GTA Online, as well as a look at Lamar's grand plans to take on the gangs of Los Santos and conquer the city’s thriving Lowrider scene.

You can also download the artwork from today's trailer as desktops, smartphone and tablet backgrounds, avatars and more at

GTA Online: Lowriders Coming Next Week October 20th

GTA Online: Lowriders Coming Next Week October 20th

Posted on October 15 2015, 11:29am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

With next week’s release of GTA Online: Lowriders for PS4, Xbox One and PC – lovers of cars and customization all across Los Santos and Blaine County will have a suite of brand new options and a new place to go get them. Introducing Benny’s Original Motor Works, a new customs shop in downtown Strawberry that offers a huge range of lowrider customizations that can turn your classic junker into a high-spec, tricked-out king of the streets.

Visit Benny’s website via the shortcut on your in-game phone to choose from a half-dozen select customizable vehicles – then bring them down to the man himself for an upgrade that unlocks new custom lowrider mods. Deck out your engine block with covers and air filters, coat your interiors with velour, leather and patterns, choose custom colors and designs for your dials, or add a new steering wheel and custom shift levers. Give your ride lift with hydraulics - the more powerful the pumps, the higher you can bounce. And boost your stereo’s performance with new speakers and subs in the back. 

Then, meet up with friends and fellow car enthusiasts to show off your new rides – use the Player Interaction Menu while inside or outside the car to open up the vehicle doors, hood and trunk, switch on the engine to flash your neons and bump your favorite radio station for all to admire. Crew car shows are about to go next level.

And keep an eye out for calls and texts from Lamar – he’s making moves of his own through a series of new missions and he’s going to need your help. You’ll want to hit up your trusted allies, wheelmen, and sharpshooters for backup too, as things are going to get hectic.

Get stocked with the fully automatic Machine Pistol or Machete from Ammu-Nation. The upwardly mobile can also expand their garage space and fleet of vehicles with the addition of the oft-requested fourth purchasable property. There’s also tons of new clothing, hair and accessory options as well as 3 new Adversary Modes and more.

GTA Online: Lowriders arrives for PS4, Xbox One and PC as an automatic update on Tuesday, October 20th. See more screens from next week’s update below.

Benny’s garage in the Strawberry neighborhood of South Los Santos is the place to go for Lowrider customization.

Taking on enemies in the stylish Albany Primo Custom.

Give your Lowrider hydraulics and make it bounce all across Los Santos.

Trick out everything from paint jobs to stereos and plaques.

Red Hook Crit Milano No. 6 Recap

Posted on October 13 2015, 10:48am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The winners celebrate on the podium. Photo: @strict / @eloisemavian.

The Red Hook Criterium 2015 Championship Series drew to a close with the fourth and final race in Milan, Italy on Saturday. 325 athletes from more than 27 countries came to qualify for the final races. Congratulations to Ainara Elbusto for taking first place in the women’s race and Colin Strickland for being the first American to take 1st place on the men’s podium since 2013’s race at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

With her win, Elbusto also locked up her second straight championship, while Italy’s own Ivan Ravaioli captured the 2015 men’s championship. 

Qualification sessions ran throughout the afternoon. The fastest lap times determined where athletes were placed on the final 95 starting grid spots. Photo: @strict / @eloisemavian.

Hit the jump for the full recap of all the day's action. 

Rockstar Game Tips: Mastering Freemode Events Part Three

Posted on October 12 2015, 1:38pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games

In the final edition of our Freemode Events Game Tips, we take a look at more pro-tips to help you dominate Hold the Wheel, Criminal Damage and the 19 Freemode Challenges. Be sure to check out our previous installments of Freemode Events Game Tips to gather knowledge for these brand new games and challenges.


Before heading in to the maelstrom of Freemode carnage, make sure you're ready to go and primed for whatever will be thrown at you with these general all-purpose tips:

  • Stock up on weapons and ammo at Ammu-Nation, equip some strong Armor and grab some Snacks to top up your health when it gets low.
  • Fully stock your garage with a good range of cars and motorbikes so you're ready to take on any required terrain. Also, purchase a swift plane and a chopper to dominate some of the aerial challenges or traverse the map quickly.
  • Not all Events have to be a solo affair. Some Events allow you team up to seize the day. When the job is done, you can share your winnings by going to the Inventory section in your Interaction menu, and selecting Cash. From there, choose the player you'd like to share with as well as a percentage cut. 
  • When in Freemode, keep an eye out for the purple text and UI in the top left hand corner; it will provide useful tips about the current Event.
  • Stay true to your objective; maintaining focus on the main objective in all the Events helps you avoid getting caught up in combat with other players, which will only slow you down.
  • If you want to avoid auto-targeting your friends during Events, be sure to set your Player Targeting Priority to Strangers.


Heading off-road is a good way to lose your pursuers.

To succeed at this Freemode Event and earn a tidy pile of cash and RP, you must quickly locate a specific vehicle that shows up on your Radar. You will then be tasked with holding onto it until the timer runs out. All players in the vehicle at that point will split the rewards, so feel free to team up to keep hold of your prize.

As soon as this Event begins, make your way quickly to the vehicle's location indicated on your Radar and secure the surrounding area before stealing the vehicle. If you're trying to gain possession of the vehicle, avoid the use of explosives as the vehicle cannot be destroyed. A more efficient method is to try and ram it off the road and dispatch the passengers within. The players within the vehicle can duck to provide some cover against the attackers. They should also consider heading off-road, as this will ensure that the attackers are unable to set up roadblocks and may also help to lose any other pursuers. Remember, it's the players who are in the vehicle when the time is up who will be victorious, not those who have been in the longest.


Creating a pile-up on the freeway will quickly add zeroes to your final total.

It's time to rack up some apocalyptic property damage to earn yourself a generous cash and RP bonus. Keep in mind that the more expensive the stuff you wreck, the higher the score, so head on over to The Vinewood Hills, Richman, and Rockford Hills and do Trevor Philips proud by going on your wildest rampage.

Before the Event starts, make your way to the nearest Ammu-nation and stock up on explosive weapons and ammo - and remember - the bigger, the better. After you're fully locked and loaded, head to some of the more affluent spots in the city and park up on a busy road, covering and blocking both lanes of traffic. Once the Event begins, equip your RPG or Homing Launcher and destroy all of the unsuspecting cars that have stopped at your roadblock. Focusing your fire on vehicles such as high-end super cars, emergency vehicles and buses will net you a bigger, meatier score. Killing opponents will also give you an added bonus, as you'll earn the total value of all the designer clothes they are wearing.


Search far and wide for the perfect spot in the Longest Jump Challenge.

Freemode Events also include a series of challenges, geared to proving yourself the best in key abilities. These include achieving the Longest Jump, Most Headshots, most Near Misses and Longest Fall Survived amongst many more. These 19 new Challenges will give you plenty of opportunities to use the Action Replay feature in the Rockstar Editor to relive your crowning moment. The top 3 finishers in each Challenge receive cash and RP for displaying their talent, so time your winning flourishes well.

These Freemode Events Challenges will test you in a multitude of ways and will require you to think about the best way to tackle them. Here are some handy tips you might find useful:

  • Make sure that your GTA Online character is in top physical shape by increasing their stats. This will help you gain an edge over your opponents.
  • Learn the best areas in Los Santos and Blaine County for each Challenge. Once you've found a good spot, call Lester and use the Off The Radar option to keep your winning location a secret.
  • For Challenges that require you to fly close to the ground, use the altimeter on the radar to gauge how close you are to ground level.
  • Ensure your garages are fully stocked with bicycles, motorbikes and turbo-charged super cars to make sure you always have the right tools for the job.
  • Call Pegasus to deliver your helicopters and planes nearby as they may be vital for certain Challenges.


If you've come across anymore pro-tips of your own, share them with the community by dropping them in the comments section below.


Rockstar Game Tips: Mastering Freemode Events Part Two (Kill List, Penned In, Dead Drop and Checkpoints)
​Rockstar Game Tips: Mastering Freemode Events Part One (Hunt the Beast, King of the Castle, Hot Property and Moving Target)

Crew Noticeboard: San Andreas 4x4, Grove Street Family, The Gambino Familia & More

Posted on October 9 2015, 10:22am | Author: R* J | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

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. In this edition we have a group of 4x4 mountain scalers, a throwback to Grove Street, a Mafia role-play Crew and more.

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