The Last Team Standing Update for GTA Online Now Available

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

You’ve only got one life, use it wisely. The Last Team Standing Update introduces powerful weaponry, tactical gear, high-performance vehicles and all-new Creator features to celebrate Grand Theft Auto Online’s most high stakes mode. Today's update features 10 new Last Team Standing Jobs spread out across Los Santos and Blaine County plus additional gameplay changes to allow for a greater range of game types and enhanced matchmaking.


Take enemies down with brutal force when you equip the new Heavy Shotgun.

Visit Ammu-nation to expand your arsenal with a pair of potent new firearms: the Heavy Shotgun delivers serious stopping power in close quarters, and the Marksman Rifle can drop targets from long range with lethal accuracy. Plus, suit up your team with new Outfits, along with new Masks, Tops, Pants, Bulletproof Helmets and more.

Rule the road with two new Motorcycles – the Shitzu Hakuchou sport bike and the LCC Innovation chopper. Or, for those with more sophisticated tastes, show off your elite style in the fiery Lampadati Furore GT.


The Hakuchou and Innovation lead the Furore GT here on the Great Ocean Highway.

This update also presents the launch of the Last Team Standing Creator Mode. You can now design original GTA Online Jobs in this strategic and deadly mode that pits teams against one another with no second chances. This Creator update features a new option for building even more dynamic matches across other modes – with the ability to add Rounds to Captures and Last Team Standing Jobs. Or raise the stakes by adding rounds to Rockstar Created LTS, Captures and Versus Missions. And be sure to take advantage of the new Forced Weapon setting, allowing you to limit weapons for specific options like “Snipers-Only”.

To help you get the most out of your Last Team Standing creations, we've prepared a handy how-to PDF guide that walks you through the process of making your own LTS Jobs (you can also download a Creator how-to PDF guide for Captures here).


All new tactical gear including bullet proof helmets are now available in shops.

Also part of today’s automatic update, we’ve now globally synchronized the Job voting screens, allowing us to merge sessions where players have voted on the same Job. This, combined with the on-call matchmaking introduced in a previous update allows players to find the Jobs they like more easily, and to stay with as many like-minded players as possible. There are lots of additional changes and tweaks to GTA Online, all listed out in detail at the Rockstar Support site. These include the ability to now go on-call for activities like Arm-Wrestling, Darts or Golf or to quick match with your friends for those activities using the option in your phone, as well as an increase in the maximum bet limit from GTA$2,500 to GTA$10,000.

To download today's update, just switch on your online-connected PS3 or Xbox 360 and start GTAV. From there, you'll be prompted to download the automatic update (1.17).

Look for the details of our Last Team Standing Update Event Weekend to hit the Newswire later today, and stay tuned for more info on future updates to GTA Online. Hit the jump below for more details and links to today's 10 new Last Team Standing Jobs.

GTA Online Creator Jobs On Film: Crazy Train Track Races and Explosive Deathmatches Captured by Team Epiphany, HikeTheGamer and Others

Posted on September 26 2014, 3:34pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In addition to creating finely tuned Races, Deathmatches and Capture Jobs (the best of which are often featured in our Rockstar Verified series), the GTA Online Creator also affords players a wealth of options for creating their own unique gameplay experiences within the constructs of GTA Online.

Our latest Jobs on Film round-up features highlights from a calamitous and collision-filled underground tunnel Race compliments of HikeTheGamer, to high speed racing with some karmic justice featuring TmarTn, a pair of Epic Jobs from Team Epiphany and more. Watch their entertaining play through videos below, then bookmark the Jobs themselves using the links provided to play them for yourself or recommend to a friend.

GTA 5 Funny Montage | TRAIN CRASH RACE by HikeTheGamer

 Train Rampage by Stella Venator (PS3)

Bottlenecked into the narrow train tunnels running underneath La Mesa, Hike and friends struggle to make their way through this treacherous circuit and avoid being on time to catch the oncoming locomotive with their Supercar class vehicles.

Part 254 - High Speed Race! by TmarTn2

 456 Seconds by HLOKITTY (Xbox 360)

In this video, TmarTn2 randomly joins a high-speed Custom Race that seems tailor-made for his custom black and orange Zentorno. Tearing across the Los Santos highways, he tries his best to observe the rules of driving etiquette laid out in the Race's description, while fighting off the occasional reckless aggression of certain opponents. Things get a little dicey at times (especially when racers go four-wide on a narrow bridge crossing into Cypress Flats), but karma ultimately wins out in the end.

GTA 5 Epic Jobs | 100 PROPANE TANKS & PIRATE WARS by Team Epiphany

 AK47 100 GASOLINE TANKS by DJkillme (Xbox 360)

 pirates by kixxel82 (Xbox 360)

First up in this pair of Jobs from Team Epiphany's Epic Maps series, the gang battles it out in a highly explosive Custom Deathmatch at a little out of the way Xero station in Pacific Bluffs. The danger comes from all directions as they not only have to struggle with the gunfire that is directed towards them but also shots aimed at the highly combustible RON gasoline tanks at every corner of the parking lot. Then, watch as the guys batten down the hatches and sail out for adventure on the Alamo Sea in a custom Team Deathmatch where each side spawns on opposite ends of the stagnant oasis at the foot of Mount Chiliad with a fleet of Dinka Marquis boats at the ready.

GTA Online Top 3 Creator Maps of The Week Ep. 35 by TheLibertyLunatic

 Scrapyard Battle,  On Rails,  Lighthouse by Dillono (PS3)

 Elysian Bloodshed by AlexSniperBullet (PS3)

The Liberty Lunatic, (also known in certain community circles as Gtam3n) gives us his take on two Deathmatches and a Race created by Social Club member Dillono plus another Deathmatch created by well-known Snapmatic shutterbug AlexSniperBullet. The Lighthouse Deathmatch in particular seems like a real standout, as players surrounding a coastline residence must struggle to fend off a lone gunmen, who holds the advantage firing from the Lighthouse balcony directly offshore.

GTA 5 Funny Moments #120 With The Sidemen by Vikkstar123

 4 WAY MADNESS EXTREEME by bowserlitious (Xbox 360)

In this "Funny Moments" clip, our friend Vikk and his merry madmen collective of KSI, Zerkaa, MM7, BJG, Behzinga and TBJZL (collectively known as The Sidemen), file in to try out a pretty outrageous Race filled to the brim with ridiculous winding loops and narrow ramps. Race Creator bowsserlitious offers up the best piece of advice for keeping this one exciting by suggesting, "If you want mayhem.....well.....here it is. Turn on GTA mode for survival of the fittest!"

"The Drift King" Ultimate Drifting, Tandem and Gymkhana Montage! by G T A WiseGuy

 Drift All Day by TMXTitanium (Xbox 360)

Viewers and serious drifters who checked out and enjoyed Antechs' Vespucci Gymkhana Drift from our last Jobs on Film round should definitely take note of this new course that hooks largely through East Los Santos. Starting just at the Innocence Blvd intersection in El Burro Heights on Orchardville Ave, drivers navigate a wicked reverse "J" down through Cypress Flats and power slide a pair of sharp 90 degree turns back up towards La Mesa. In the video's description, video creator G T A Wiseguy makes it clear that it's more about drifting technique than your finishing time when he throws down the challenge... "Can you get a full clean run in a Banshee?"

As always, for much more, make sure you’re following us on Twitter where we share fun and creative GTA Online videos that feature gameplay of custom Creator Jobs on the regular.
And if you've got a Creator-made Deathmatch, Race or Capture that you think others would enjoy, then be sure to drop a link to it here in the Newswire Comments for the Social Club community to check out or feel free to let us know about it directly at mouthoff@rockstargames.com.


 
Previously:
Creative and Challenging Custom Jobs as Demoed by NerdCubed, Olli43 and More 

GTA & Rockstar Fan Pics: Trevor on Canvas, Damned Brotherhood Portraits, You Only Live Once Photo Journal & More

Posted on September 23 2014, 10:30am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

In the latest fan art roundup, an artist captures Trevor's "Rampage" on canvas, plus some awesome original digital portraits of a GTA Online Crew, a photographer's narrative photo journey along with the story behind it, a Rockstar skinned PS4 and more. 

As always, should you find (or create) any awe-inspiring GTA or Rockstar-related art or photos that you think other fans need to see, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and follow us at instagram.com/rockstargames for all our latest official pics.


"Rampage": an incredible painting by Mike Oncley that was featured at Seattle's PRESS START III: TURBO EDITION, an annual art show focusing on the modern era of video games. Oncley created his rendition of Trevor using a mix of just blue, red and white acrylic paint on canvas (notice the skull detail in Trevor's eye). You can watch Oncley through his entire process in this Timelapse Painting video and if you're in the Seattle area, you can check it out in person now til October 5th at the Ltd. Art Gallery. [Found via xombiedirge.com]



Digital artist and member of the Damned Brotherhood Crew, W_Flemming created these impressive digitally hand-drawn portraits based on other members of her GTA Online Crew including Crew Leader, ajdbns87. Here's a sick moving art vid of all her pieces together. 


Social Club member djnatas is gearing up (quite literally) for the November 18th GTAV release on PS4. He sent us his custom Rockstar and GTA console skin via mouthoff - looks like he's ready to play GTAV in style. 


GTAPhotographers' leader MAKAVELI used the meme editor to turn this rusty old Voodoo found in GTAV into an awesome GTAIII HUD recreation.


Photographer and professional film editor Casey Brooks (known for his work on the recent film, Obvious Child), used Snapmatic photos to create a narrative photo journal from the perspective of a girl living in Los Santos. In a recent interview with the Creators Project, Brooks describes his vision. "I wanted to tell a fictional story of one of these 'extras' [pedestrians in GTA Online] and my character would assume this role. She gives a sense of the world through her personal photos and history. While other online players/characters are engaging in epic standoffs with military, there's a parallel universe with a young woman living a fairly normal American life and dealing with the complexities that come with that. Using her camera phone to create a document of her experiences." Brooks' photos and captions are a mix between personal and arbitrary moments painting a very broad portrait of this young woman's life. 


Tyree, aka deviantARTist SkaggsSTL took his owl mask-donning GTA Online character and added some custom ink and a graphic tee in this custom portrait.


We've seen Max Payne cosplayer @anthonyzero pull off Max's São Paulo look at quite a few conventions (Megacon 2014, Animate Miami, and Tampa Comic Con to name a few), but he went next level in this slick shot. 

@florentmaudet does a great job of recreating scenes from video games using photography and Photoshop and his John Marston here is no exception.
 


Max Payne plays Max Payne 3: "This is my first attempt at cosplay. Apologies if it's not very good." Looks great from where we're sitting, dude. Via eddiehimselfstolemyu on deviantART.


Previously:
A Lamar and Trevor Cross-Stitch Collaboration, Vintage Trio Portraiture, Trick Photography Snapmatics and More 
Fan Art: The GTAV Animated GIF Artwork of Julia Scott, Trevor Gets Patriotic & More
Los Santos Bullet Street Art, Homemade GTA Action Figure Diorama, Franklin's Snapmatic

GTAV Original Artwork: New Michael, Franklin & Trevor Art Plus Much More Now Available for Download

Posted on September 17 2014, 1:16pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

The brand new artwork of Michael, Franklin and Trevor as well as the flirtatious Vinewood Girl art that appeared this past Friday as part of the release date info update and trailer launch for Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC – are all now available as digital downloads in our usual wide variety of formats.

We’ve also updated the archive of available GTAV digital artwork to include a mother lode of previously unreleased illustrations including a few of the oddballs of Los Santos and Blaine County that appeared in the latest trailer like Maude and Dr. Friedlander – plus a wide range of GTA Online artwork from the past few months as well.

Hit up www.rockstargames.com/V/downloads to grab all of the new artwork released as desktops, smartphone and tablet backgrounds, avatars, icons, Twitter and Facebook covers and more.
 

This Week's GTA Online Livestreams on Twitch feat Ltzonda, Joell Ortiz and More

Posted on September 15 2014, 10:32am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Music, Games

Follow Rockstar Games on Twitch and tune in for:


Monday September 15     4PM ET*
GTA Soundtrack Alumni Edition: A Special Album Listening Party with Joell Ortiz and Friends
GTAIV Soundtrack's Joell Ortiz joined us earlier this summer to throw down with Pete Rock in one of the Hot 97 GTA Online sessions and had such a good time playing the game that he's coming back today for a special listening party edition where Joell will be previewing tracks of his brand new album dropping this week, House Slippers along with special guests including renowned producers The Heatmakerz and other artists who appear on the album. We'll be playing through a special Playlist of Jobs that share the same name as tracks on the album as well as some recent Verifieds and Flight School Jobs, to see how one of the fiercest rappers in the game does in a lobby with other special guests. Make sure you're following us closely on Twitter as well as we're planning to give away some limited Joell Ortiz x Rockstar Games prize packs of rare gear.

Friday September 19     4PM ET*
GTA Online Session featuring Ltzonda and Invited Community Members
And join us this week on Friday afternoon, as we load up and play through GTA Online Jobs with GTA fan and Twitch streamer extraordinaire Ltzonda as well as some members of the community. We're planning on playing through some of the player-created and Red Dead inspired Throwback Jobs we featured on the Newswire last week with some of their Creators and some other fun Jobs live.

* 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.

Watch the New GTAV Trailer: “A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip”

Posted on September 12 2014, 8:56am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Check out the brand new trailer, entitled “A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip”, and stay tuned for lots more details in the weeks ahead about GTAV for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.


Previously:
Grand Theft Auto V Release Dates and Exclusive Content Details for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

Grand Theft Auto V Release Dates and Exclusive Content Details for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC

Posted on September 12 2014, 8:03am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Rockstar Games is proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto V will arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18, 2014 with the PC version to follow January 27, 2015.

Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will feature a range of major visual and technical upgrades to make Los Santos and Blaine County more immersive than ever. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements including:
 
-       New weapons, vehicles and activities
-       Additional wildlife
-       Denser traffic
-       New foliage system
-       Enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more
 
Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC will also feature enhanced radio selections with over 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes from returning DJs across the game’s 17 radio stations.

All players who pre-order the game will get $1,000,000 in-game bonus cash to spend across Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA$500K each for your Story Mode and for your GTA Online in-game bank accounts).

A host of new, exclusive content also awaits for players returning from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions including rare versions of classic vehicles to collect from across the Grand Theft Auto series such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane and a faster, more maneuverable Blimp; activities including wildlife photography and new shooting range challenges, new weapons and more.

Enhancements to Grand Theft Auto Online include an increased player count, with online play now for up to 30 players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. All existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released since the launch of Grand Theft Auto Online will also be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC with much more to come.

Existing players will be able to transfer their Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression to their choice of PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC. For more info about gaining access to exclusive content for returning players, please visit rockstargames.com/V/bonuscontent.

Check out the brand new GTAV trailer, entitled "A Picket Fence and a Dog Named Skip" – and enjoy these sixteen new screenshots taken from the PlayStation 4 version of the game.

Snapmatic Winners and More: The GTA Online Flight School Event Recap

Posted on September 9 2014, 1:04pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games


Check out this GTA Online Flight School Event Session video we posted to YouTube earlier today, featuring the "Crosswind" and "GTA: Airheads" Jobs, played here with community members Karpeh, Smoowv, RadicalSpirit and AlexSniperBullet.

Intrepid pilots and Coquette sportifs took to the skies and roadways during the recent San Andreas Flight School Event, soaking up the Event Playlist Double GTA$ and RP and reaping all the other in-game rewards while they lasted. Read on for an Event recap highlighting some of the standout videos posted of the weekend action, plus the official #FLIGHTSCHOOL Snapmatic contest selections, winners of the gear giveaway and more.

As is tradition, the Event officially started with the official Event livestream hosted by Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast team (ICYMI: full stream archive). After warming up in a GTA community lobby playing through some of the new Flight School Jobs alongside Karpeh, Smoowv, RadicalSpirit and AlexSniperBullet – we got on to the main event: Rockstar versus Little & Cubed.


Nerdcubed's official YouTube video from the Rockstar VS Little & Cubed 2v2 Flight School battle.

We’ve been fans of Little & Cubed for quite a while now, loving the inventive and super fun 1v1 challenges that Dan NerdCubed whips up with the Creator tool and challenges his sparring partner Martyn Littlewood to. Considering the classic flight oriented ones they’ve done in the past (“Dump Jump!”, “Capture the Case”), we had a feeling that given the challenge of putting together some 2v2 Jobs with the new aviation toys from the Flight School Update – some serious madness could be afoot. Little & Cubed did not disappoint. In just about two days flat, Dan NerdCubed cooked up some devilishly fun 2v2s to challenge us with. Watch “Crossjoust” and “Game of Thrills II” above – the first in a new ongoing series of GTA Online Sessions videos we’re going to be posting regularly to the Rockstar YouTube channel (make sure you’re subscribed there so that you don’t miss a one) – and below is a list and description of all 8 original Nerdcubed Flight School Jobs so that you can bookmark and play them yourself with 3 of your best frienemies. Please note that as Dan N3 is a PS3 guy, his Jobs are currently only available to play on that platform, however they’re brilliant in their simplicity of construction so industrious Xbox 360 players should be able to easily re-create them using the Creator Tool as well (give a shout in comments if you’ve got a variation on XBL that the community should check out):

  • Crossjoust” – The Los Santos downtown financial district has been closed down to accommodate a 4-way intersection ‘crossjoust’ with opposing ramps, SMGs and Coquette Classics. ‘Backs to the wall. 3… 2… 1… Mayhem.’ Best played with headsets or via Skype so that one player can lead the synchronized jousting countdown.
  • Game of Thrills II” – A modified Capture where one drop wins it all. Take off in P-996s and fly to the military base to try and steal and pilot the coveted Miljet FTW. Players spawn at the mid-way point and can either defend or capture; Dan’s TLDR: ‘Steal plane. Shoot other planes’.
  • CanyonAero” – Jets versus Coquettes in a classic bit of cat and mouse. One team races down Raton Canyon in the Coquette Classic, the other team uses jets to try and blow them up on route. Switch roles at the 5 minute mark to let the hunter become the hunted.
  • Any Landing You Walk From” – Take turns trying to land the Besra down the Sandy Shores Airfield runway between perfectly arranged fuel tanks without blowing them up. Clip the tank and she’s gonna go boom.
  • Big Bridge. Big Plane” – A Race where you must thread the needle of the La Puerta Freeway Bridge to and fro in the massive MilJet – and the first checkpoint’s “a bit of a doozy.
  • To Infinity” – Besras weave around the Los Santos skyscrapers in a super tight Air Race to test your ace piloting skills.
  • Plane Sailing” – Stealing a Besra from the military and delivering it to a nearby drop point… is more difficult than one would think. 
  • Chill Lad” – The Coquette Classic is probably not the ideal vehicle for climbing and descending Mount Chiliad. Find out why – the hard way – in this Land Race.

Wickedly good fun, huge thanks to Dan and Martyn for putting these Jobs together and joining us on the livestream – and to see more footage of us playing these 2v2s with Little & Cubed make sure you sub to Rockstar Games, Official NerdCubed, and InTheLittleWood on YouTube. Below is Martyn's latest video from the 2v2 battle just posted yesterday showing his perspective during “Plane Sailing” – watch parts 1, 2 and 3 showing other Jobs listed above at his channel as well:

And now without further ado – here are the winners of the #FlightSchool Snapmatic contest, which include a trio of stylish shots featuring the new Besra, an historical homage and a salute to explosive special effects.


The profilic AlexSniperBullet brings us this tribute to legendary female aviator Amelia Earhart. Congrats to Alex for his very first winning photo entry after being the bridesmaid in several honorable mentions in past Events.


A stunning sun-drenched shot of the new Besra and both variations of the Invetero Coquette Classic, compliments of returning champion ZazDillinger.


A pilot makes a pit stop at a roadside fruit stand in the clever "Flight School Lunch Break" by Rita_Skybabe.


Cue "epic walking away from massive explosion"... and, action! From fktnk_95


sicaro12 gives the Besra's undercarriage a quick spritz, thanks to some low level flying at Cassidy Creek.

And by popular demand, here’s just a few honorable mentions that caught our eye as well:
• ‘Flight School’ looks as if lulaman300 snapped it directly from the trailer, great composition and use of the Meme Creator tool.
• Flight School Lesson #3 – ‘that big red button is NOT a turbo boost’. By Nemosphene.
• Calling for an impeccably outfitted Flight Suit, positioned vehicles, and two perfectly timed jets overhead are a couple spot-on Flight School artwork recreations by McGoooo420 and SilverFox1.
• Coquette pr0n – two gorgeous shots by chocolate_001 that look Invetero sponsorship-worthy
• “My first lesson in Flight School be like” – by Kralikus
•  Giving new meaning to ‘striking a runway pose’ - damn near a full lobby from Spain’s 3DJU were put to work in this epic LSIA Flight Crew selfie by caskillo. Also watch the making-of on YouTube.

Congratulations are also in order to the 20 winners of the Event Weekend Gear Giveaway who all scored Deluxe Prize Packs with a wardrobe of Rockstar and GTAV official t-shirts including the Republican Space Rangers Tee, Trevor Philips Industries Tee, Epsilon Program KIFFLOM! Tee and more. Winners we've already confirmed include Versus_Graphic, Checo---366, Aro247, visual619, Reclaimer_VII, ActaNonVerbaNLMrLiteraLOL, 32RuGGedTalk2Yuh, BIGFOOTSPENE, jsmith3000, huragok007webby1990, and UnboundSpirit.

Also keep your eyes peeled for the winners of the #FlightSchool Air Race Creator Contest to be announced in an upcoming edition of Rockstar Verified Jobs; we’re actively reviewing and playing entries as we speak. Look forward to that as well as news on forthcoming GTA Online updates in the weeks ahead.
 

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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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