The High Life Event Weekend this Fri-Sun May 16-18

Posted on May 15 2014, 10:50am | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

They say if you've got it - flaunt it. All this weekend Friday May 16th through Sunday May 18th, step out from your luxe Los Santos pad, and take that shiny new Dinka Thrust or Massacro out for a spin to reap special GTA$ and RP bonuses happening all around town as part of the High Life Social Club Event Weekend. In celebration of this week's High Life Update release, stocked with new apartments, high-end vehicles and weaponry and special new game features - we've got a slate of weekend-only opportunities to get bonus RP and increased GTA$ payouts plus chances to score rare gear and GTA$ prizes.

DOUBLE GTA$ PAYOUTS ON HIGH STAKES IMPROMPTU RACES

We've upped the ante especially for those who live in Los Santos' fast lane. Money doesn't grow on trees but it does hang from the helpless saps cruising the LS streets and all weekend, High Stakes Impromptu Races will make plucking it from them all the sweeter. Stakes and payouts to Impromptu Races will be doubled so lining up in your Pegassi Zentorno against a mark carries exhilirating big time risk and reward. You can start an Impromptu Race via the Interaction Menu and remember: you've got to accelerate to accumulate.

BET LIMIT INCREASED FOR ALL JOBS

Put your money where your mouth is. For all high rollers, the Max Bet limit for all Jobs will be raised to GTA$10,000 so you can lay both cash and cajones on the table.

TRIPLE RP IN GOLF AND TENNIS

And because even relaxation should come with an attractive rate of return, all golf and tennis RP bonuses will be tripled all weekend. That means a birdie will see you earn 600 RP while a cheeky hole-in-one on the short Hole 6 will put 3000 RP on your scorecard and turn your opponents greener than the fairway.

EVENT CRATE DROPS

Look for a windfall of valuable commodities dropping from on high with Event Crate Drops falling from the skies in such locations as the Vinewood Sign, the Observatory, Del Perro Pier, La Fuenta Blanca horse stables and the Vinewood Racetrack. The Crates will be stuffed with huge RP bonuses as well as GTA$ stacks, heavy-duty RPGs, miniguns, sticky bombs and more.

#HIGHLIFE SNAPMATIC CONTEST

Snap your flashiest shots showing off exactly how you're living the High Life between now and end of day Sunday and tag them #HIGHLIFE for a chance to win big. We're looking for your most epic, most creative, most amusing or most artfully composed moments over the weekend featuring any of the new apartments, luxury vehicles, toasts/celebrations, haute outfits, or weaponry from The High Life Update. We'll pick five (5) favorites to award GTA$1M as well as the exclusive 'HIGHLIFE' in-game vanity license plate to deck out your shiny new ride.

 
 
EVENT WEEKEND LIVE STREAMS
 
Tune in to a full slate of awesome High Life Weekend live-streams starting with our own official Rockstar Broadcast tomorrow, Friday May 16th from 4-6pm ET with very special guests Rooster Teeth joining us via Skype for two hours of live mayhem, hijinks, and playthroughs of the brand new High Life Update Jobs and gear. We’ve featured the Rooster Teeth gang recently for their incredible GTA Online metagame mayhem like the “Achievement Knievel” bus jump, their rooftop demolition derby Job, and their “Most Dangerous Game” manhunt – and tomorrow, they’ll join live with Rockstar to see what kind of trouble we can get into together wreaking havoc with the new High Life Update content. Something tells us Mental States may get blisteringly red.

We'll be streaming across the Social Club Multiplayer Events page, the Rockstar Games Twitch.tv channel and the Rockstar YouTube channel. Tune in and join us in the Rockstar-hosted chat at Twitch and at Social Club as well.

In addition to the Rockstar Broadcast tomorrow, expect a weekend full of featured High Life guest streams from friends of Rockstar on Twitch and YouTube – Rockstar devs may also be jumping in to join them in their lobbies too, so watch this space for an up to date schedule of streamers, dates and times. The lineup of featured High Life guest streams as of now includes:

Saturday at 1PM ET
Swiftor
at http://www.twitch.tv/swiftor

Saturday at 2PM ET
Jobless Gamers
at http://www.youtube.com/JoblessGamers

Saturday & Sunday at 3:30PM ET
HikeTheGamer
at http://www.youtube.com/HikePlays

Saturday at 4:30PM ET
MrBossFTW
at https://www.youtube.com/MrBossFTW

Saturday at 6PM ET
Dat Saintsfan
at http://www.twitch.tv/saintsfan711

You should also make sure to follow us on Twitter, where we’ll be tweeting and retweeting as featured streams happen all weekend.

 
SOCIAL CLUB EVENT SWEEPSTAKES
 
While Los Santos Country Club is handing out triple RP for golf bonuses this weekend, we'll also be giving away real life golf related goodies in our High Life Social Club Event Sweepstakes. Five (5) lucky winners will each win the limited-edition GTA Five Iron Golf Club as well as official GTAV t-shirts and stickers. Ten (10) runners-up will also score Rockstar Prize Packs of an official t-shirt and stickers. 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.
 

The High Life Update for GTA Online Is Now Available

Posted on May 13 2014, 6:30am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

The High Life Update is here – you can now download the latest update to Grand Theft Auto Online featuring tons of brand new content along with some exciting features added to the game experience.

The High Life Update gives you the chance to live large in Los Santos with the ability to own two properties at any one time, and the addition of five opulent new apartments. Add to your real estate portfolio with hot new listings at Eclipse Towers in Vinewood, Richards Majestic in Rockford Hills, Tinsel Towers in Little Seoul, 4 Integrity Way in Downtown, and Del Perro Heights by the beach. As always, just drive up to the new property location sale and follow the prompts, or head to Dynasty8realestate.com to look for your next purchase.

Now that you can store vehicles across two apartment garages, you’ll be looking to put something new and shiny in them and The High Life Update offers a trio of luxury cars and a blistering new motorbike to add to your collection. The Enus Huntley S (SUV), Dewbauchee Massacro (Sports), Pegassi Zentorno (Super) and Dinka Thrust (Motorcycle) are all now available to purchase from Legendary Motorsport. Remember, these vehicles can also be accessed from any garage in Story Mode, adding a new spin to your mission replays.

And because success breeds jealousy, the powerful Bullpup Rifle is now available in Ammu-Nation to help you protect your assets.

Gear up with the all-new vehicles and weaponry to take on brand new Rockstar-created Jobs in GTA Online, including 8 new Contact missions listed below. These new Jobs are now available to play and stay tuned as there are even more being published soon including Capture, Survival, TDM and Last Team Standing mode Jobs. For Contact missions, once you meet the rank requirement you'll receive a phone call from the associated Contact.

Contact: GTA Today (Simeon: Rank 12) | Artificial Scarcity (Madrazo: Rank 19) | Crime Scenester (Lester: Rank 20) | Hit ‘Em Up (Gerald: Rank 10) | Master Data (Lester: Rank 16) | Handle with Care (Madrazo: Rank 20) | On the List (Madrazo: Rank 18) | Denial of Service (Lester: Rank 14)
Land Race: Stock Market Crash | Loss Leader | Home In The Hills | Thrusting Motion

High Life also introduces many new game features and enhancements including some updates directly based on feedback from you, the GTA Online community (remember to keep your feedback coming to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com where we’re always reviewing your input for consideration).

  • With the new Mental State stat, we are keeping track of your behavior. If you seem to enjoy attacking pedestrians and terrorizing other players, then your blip will start to turn red on other players’ maps. The redder the blip, the more psychotic the player; the whiter the blip, the friendlier they are.
    The actions you take will have varying effects on your Mental State. For example, killing another player will turn your blip red faster than blowing up a car or taking out a random pedestrian. Killing a player with a white blip will push your Mental State into the red faster than killing more psycho players, while taking out full-on psycho players won’t cause your own Mental State stat to increase at all.
    Mental state also factors into matchmaking - you’ll automatically join Freemode sessions containing people more ‘compatible’ with your play style, and if a red-blipped lunatic does enter your session, you at least have fair warning!
     
  • Non-Contact Races are now an option. When you create a Non-Contact race, other racers appear as semi-transparent and collisions with them are disabled (although you'll still be able to collide with non-player traffic, structures and other scenery).
     
  • You now have the option to Friend Spectate – if you and a friend are in separate GTA Online sessions you can now choose to spectate that player through the Friends menu.
     
  • New player toasts and celebrations: Switch out your salute for jazz hands, a face palm, a slow clap and more. There are also paired toasts for celebrating with a friend, like a backslap, or a solid, manly handshake.
     
  • New clothing: It can be hard work finding the perfect ensemble to really make your character stand out, so we’ve done some of the hard work for you and put together some stylish outfits. Hit the town, dressed to the nines with an array of classy new suit sets available with a pret-a-porter jacket, trousers, suit vest and shoes.
     
  • 10 additional vehicles from Story Mode are now available for the first time in GTA Online – these will be marked on the car sales websites as new in the High Life Update so you can find them easily at southernsanandreassuperautos.com and legendarymotorsport.net:
    • Bravado Banshee Topless
    • Inverto Coquette Topless
    • Vapid Dominator Ocelot F620
    • Schyster Fusilade
    • Maibatsu Penumbra
    • Ubermacht Sentinel XS
    • Ubermacht Sentinel (Convertible)
    • Grotti Stinger Topless
    • Coil Voltic Topless

Today’s update 1.13 also includes some improvements and fixes including:

  • Based on feedback from the stunting community, the changes to bike physics in a recent Title Update have been reverted.
  • Fixed an exploit where players were able to shoot in their garages.
  • Fixed an issue where players would occasionally not be able to reclaim a vehicle despite it being insured.
  • Fixed an issue where the water cannon on the Fire Truck did not work correctly.

For the full list of fixes, you can view Title Update notes at the Rockstar Support site.

To download today's free update, fire up your connected PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, start GTAV and download the automatic update (1.13) when prompted (Xbox 360 players will also be required to download an additional compatibility pack upon entering GTA Online).

Also stay tuned here at the Newswire for details on the High Life Weekend Social Club Event starting this Friday, with in-game bonuses, a special Rockstar-hosted live stream, rare gear sweepstakes and more.

#ThanksCargobob Snapmatic Photo Contest Winners

Posted on May 12 2014, 12:52pm | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

We asked Snapmatic shutterbugs and Cargobob pranksters everywhere to commandeer the versatile military helicopter and put it to use to capture the wildest, most creative and most unique Cargobob drop off shots in the official #ThanksCargobob Snapmatic Photo Contest.

Big congratulations go out to each of our five winners who receive a cool GTA$1M plus a Grand Theft Auto V Prize Pack of coveted game gear. Have a look below to enjoy these clever and skillfully dropped winning placements - and definitely keep an eye out for our next Snapmatic photo contest to be announced soon.


"Beer Run" by Jimmy.Desanta
Social Club member Jimmy.Desanta and the Bobby Dazzlas sent the Cargobob out on a Piswasser run for their Crew beach party. That's one seriously practical chopper.


"Pillbox Hill" by PADRINOxX
Not only is this one such an impressively stacked and packed arrangement of buses here, but it's also expertly composed with some lovely filtering to boot. We can't help but wonder now just how high others may endeavor to take this precarious game of sky-high bus Jenga in the future. Metagame alert.


"Del Perro Beach" by dukelito
"You must be this tall to drive on the Leviathan..." GTA veterans may recall the crazy effort it took to get a car on to the tracks of The Screamer in Liberty City. This time, the Cargobob swoops in to the Del Perro Pier to ensure everyone gets a ride.


"GTA Stonehenge" by KnoxNerd
There's one ancient mystery solved. #ThanksCargobob!


"Rockford Hills" by STEAM_P0WERED
Get it? Jacques Cousteau never had days like this.

Honorable Mentions:

 

Previously: 
#LSCarShow Winners 
#EpicPhotobomb Winners
 

10 New GTA Online Rockstar Verified Jobs: "The Watch Tower" Capture, "Criss Cross Dock Race" and More

Posted on May 8 2014, 1:51pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games

With multiple game modes now to choose from, Creators have more tools than ever to make their Job stand out from the crowd. If you haven't already, don't forget to check out our tips articles on making killer Deathmatches and Races, and this week's tips to create smart, balanced Captures. Or if you want to find out firsthand what it takes to get Verified, head into GTA Online now to play this brand new batch of 10 in the Rockstar Verified section of the Pause menus, or follow the links to their Social Club pages to bookmark them for easy access.


Hit that ramp at top velocity in Criss Cross Dock Race.

Criss Cross Dock Race - Created by Wolfman211

Wolfman211 does his bit for Queen, Country and the English Pride Crew with this 8-player Land Race around the docks that picks up directly where previously Verified Job "4-way Madness" left off. With an interconnected network of paths and ramps amongst the shipping containers, Criss Cross Dock Race presents plenty of opportunity for mid-air collisions, head-on crashes and awesome drifts.

Welcome To LS - Created by Assassin2071

Assassin2071, a member of both the Creators Core Club and the GTA Content Creators Crews gets a first Verified nod with this high speed super car race at Los Santos Airport. Wide sweeping turns around the terminal approach roads allow you to keep pedal to the metal for much of the course. That is, until you meet one of the two tricky hairpin turns. Brake hard to get through these cleanly and the checkered flag will be yours for the taking. Watch out also for tight spots between the pillars - the slightest jostle from a competitor can send you to the back of the pack.

 
Stream Racer provides for a rip roaring tour through the countryside.

Stream Racer - Created by Refuso

Creator Refuso has picked out two quiet, bucolic streams in the Vinewood Hills unsullied by the dirty denizens of nearby Los Santos and decided to careen down them in noisy Sanchez dirtbikes. The result is a thrilling white-knuckle ride that requires wrestling your ride like a bucking mule through the overgrown bushes and tricky terrain. Lobby hosts should be sure to leave traffic turned on for an extra challenge on the on-road section that transitions between the streams.

Chickin' Drifting - Created by STOFFER222

2 Mile Lap Divided set the standard for Races that double back across the length of an entire bridge. STOFFER22 has taken that concept in a new direction via careful placement of chicken sheds along the bridge over Lago Zancudo. The layout beckons players to practice their bob and weave all the way along the bridge and back. A smooth satisfying curve can quickly be brought to an end if you spin out. Not to worry if you fall behind, there's plenty of options to exact retribution by cynically smashing into the leaders.

 
Protect the fort by all means in Strong Hold.

Strong Hold - Created by 420RayRay1983

This is a classic two team 'stronghold' map, with a fortified structure in the center and team start points on either side. The team to hold the fort has a defensive advantage but powerful weapons litter the grounds to help attackers flush them out. When not creating kick ass Deatmatches, 420RayRay1983 is the leader of the 92-strong GTA Marinez, who are a team looking to become an army. Enlist now.

Bad - San Andreas - Created by eMonstar420

eMonstar420 of the Ganja Outlaws, who are shortly to be featured on the official Rockstar Games Twitch Channel Crew Battle series, has created a tight and technical Race through the car parks of downtown Los Santos. An elusive and difficult course that will throw you off guard just when you think you've got it nailed. We recommend playing it through with the Albany Roosevelt, released with The Valentine's Day Massacre Update in February. It is the perfect vehicle to throw around the tight corners and into the short straightaways.

 
The cheekily titled Ew, You Stepped In Doody demands you be on top of your sh*t.

Ew, You Stepped In Dooody - Created by IckyDoodyPoopoo

Scatalogically minded Social Club member IckyDoodyPoopoo has put together this well-constructed land race using the on and off ramps of a couple of Freeways in downtown Los Santos. A highly technical course that will test your ability to brake late, drift smoothly and accelerate out of each turn. As you check out your opponents in the rear view mirror, don't forget to watch out for that doody.

The Academic - Created by Fachuro

On Twitter, Fachuro identifies as "a GTA Race creator". With 63 Races created across both platforms, as well as a Rockstar Verified achievement, who can argue? The Academic is a lap Race for Coupes through the faux-Spanish architecture in Rockford Hills. With little room to overtake, be sure to maximize the speed boost from the starting grid, and line up a slipstream on the wide downhill sections to slingshot you around the final corner of the lap. Keep an eye on Fachuro's YouTube page for videos of other great creations

 

 
The Watch Tower is the latest Rockstar Verified Capture creation.

Hold: The Watch Tower - Created by Barisico

The Watch Tower is a game of two halves - first, in four teams of 2, all players must attack the central area where the Capture bags are protected by heavily armed militia in strategic positions. Working with the opposition teams may be the only way to breach the defenses. Then, once the militia have been defeated and all the bags are in play, the game becomes all-out-war. Base defense will be key to prevent your hard-won bags being recaptured by the opposition.

The Los Santos Riots - Created by TIdoubleGGRR

A hugely enjoyable Deathmatch in the residential alleys of Strawberry. Creator (and part-time Twitter philosopher) TIdoubleGGRR has placed emergency vehicles and burnt out buses throughout the landscape. The rallying cry is loud and clear: "Wake up, grab a fistful of steel to raise hell on the streets of South Central Los Santos and take the power back!"

 

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, Deathmatch or Capture that's been thoroughly tested by the community and refined into the most fun and fair experience it can be.

 

Previously:
#Captureweekend Verified Winners
Rockstar Verified: The Roads Less Travelled
Rockstar Verified: Power Users & Collaborative Crews

GTA Online: The High Life Update Coming Next Week Tuesday May 13th

Posted on May 7 2014, 11:12am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games


Take in the view from any of the five new apartments in The High Life Update.

Coming next week on Tuesday May 13th, it's time to expand your foothold in Los Santos with The High Life Update for Grand Theft Auto Online, which features new high-end apartments, multi-property ownership, four new vehicles, the powerful Bullpup Rifle and more. This automatic update to GTA Online adds five new options to the Los Santos real estate market at prime locations like Eclipse Towers, Richards Majestic and others, all featuring the latest new interior design. With multi-property ownership, you'll also now be able to own two distinct properties simultaneously.
 
Customized Zentorno, Massacro, and Huntley S hit the streets.
 
For those looking to take advantage of the expanded garage space that comes with owning an extra property, there's a trio of exquisite new cars plus a hot new motorcycle to add to your collection. The Enus Huntley S (SUV), Dewbauchee Massacro (Sports), Pegassi Zentorno (Super) and Dinka Thrust (Motorcycle) will all be available to purchase in GTA Online from Legendary Motorsport - and accessible from any garage property in Story Mode. The High Life Update also adds 'Non Contact' to the bevy of available Race options, which will allow you to play standard Races with collisions disabled between player's vehicles (other players appear as semi-transparent and you'll still be able to collide with non-player traffic, structures and other scenery).
 
Outfit the new Bullpup Rifle with a scope, suppressor, tints and more.
 
You can also protect your investments with Ammu-Nation's latest arrival, the powerful Bullpup Rifle. And the new Mental State player stat shows you just how passive or psychotically unhinged fellow players in your session really are – so you'll know if you need to have it at the ready when they approach. The High Life Update also includes new wardrobe options, vehicle horns and player toasts/celebrations as well as 15 new Jobs - including 5 new Contact Missions.
 
Making a getaway on the Dinka Thrust.
 
 

Crew Noticeboard: Money Task Force, Evil Crime Syndicate, Kung Fu Krakens and Others Now Recruiting

Posted on May 6 2014, 3:49pm | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

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

Looking to follow in the footsteps of previously mentioned Crews like the Annunaki Lords, who've picked up hundreds of new members since we first mentioned them, this go round’s got super villains with nefarious plans for world domination, heroic martial arts squads to counter them, a La Cosa Nostra collective that hearken back to more traditional times and more...

Rockstar Game Tips: Making Smart, Balanced Capture Jobs with the Creator

Posted on May 5 2014, 9:50am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

Our latest edition of Rockstar Games Tips is designed to help you use the recently-released Capture Mode Creator to produce Capture Jobs that are well-balanced and fun to play, while also being nuanced enough to reward team play and strategy – much like the first four Capture Jobs to join the ranks of Rockstar Verified in last week's update.

First up are some basic steps on getting started for those who've yet to jump in to the Capture Mode Creator, followed by more in-depth tips for each of the four Capture Job types – Contend, GTA, Hold and Raid. You can also check out this handy PDF guide if you need more guidance.

Getting Started

If you're already familiar with GTA Online's Creator (if not then check out these articles on creating Races and Deathmatches), then many of the options for creating Capture Jobs will be familiar. Most likely your first steps will be to give your Job a Title, a Description and a Photo – all of which can be changed at any time. Once you've got all of the options in the Details Menu to your liking, it's time to move on to the Placement Menu, where you'll find all you need to lay down the elements that make your Capture Job unique.

The elements that make up a Capture Job vary depending on the type you choose - however, the basic elements required to publish your Job are:

  • A Title, a Description and Photo which players will see when they check out your Job on Social Club or in GTA Online.
  • Team Start Points. These are the spots where players will start the Job and you will need one for each player according to the Number of Players you set in the Capture Details Menu.
  • One Team Capture Point for each team. You can think of Team Capture Points as that team's 'base' where they will deliver and store Capture Objects.
  • Capture Objects. These are the packages that teams need to deliver to their Capture Point in order to score (vehicles in GTA Capture Jobs).
  • You will also need to complete a full test of your Capture Job, making at least one delivery as each team.

If any of these elements is missing you will see a red exclamation mark next to it in the Creator Menu.

General Advice

  • The number of teams and the number of players on each team will impact the design of your Job. Generally, you're going to want to scale up the area where your Capture Job takes place as the number of players increases (but that doesn't mean you can't experiment with doing quite the opposite).
  • Your Description is very important – even more so than for Races and Deathmatches, where the objectives are clear from the outset. Be precise on what each team needs to do to win and be sure to include any tactical pointers you feel are useful. While you will know the Job inside-out, consider those players coming in fresh and offer clear and concise directions. Also bear in mind that the Job Host will be able to change certain settings, such as whether the winner is decided by Target Score or Time Limit. If you feel your Job is best played under certain conditions, then let people know.
  • Zones can be used to clear a selected area of ambient peds, vehicles or both. Select Placement > Zones in the Creator Menu and then select the two points where you want your Zone to begin and end. Your selected Zone will appear as a box using these two points as opposite corners.
  • In Capture Details > Team Details, you can set a vehicle for players to respawn into. Make sure your Team Respawn Areas can accommodate that vehicle. Speedboats aren't terribly useful on rooftops. Also bear in mind that setting a team's respawn vehicle to any kind of aircraft means they will spawn in flight, rather than on the ground.
  • As when creating Races and Deathmatches, open up the Pause Menu Map to quickly jump to any part of the game world.

Actors

The ability to place Actors is a new addition to the Creator. It allows you to place AI-controlled persons into your Capture Job, choosing from a wide range of appearance types, and with the ability to set parameters for their behavior and their levels of hostility/friendliness towards each team. Placing an Actor is simple – go to Placement > Actors, set the parameters you require and then drop them onto the map.

  • Actors are separated into categories such as 'Cops and Army' and 'Gang Members', and each Actor type has three distinct looks. You can select any of these or simply set it to random to ensure some aesthetic variety.
  • If your Capture Job has police or military Actors, bear in mind that shooting them will earn the player a three star Wanted Level.
  • Actors will turn on each other if certain conditions are met. For example, if Actors set to be hostile to Team 1 cross paths with Actors set to friendly with Team 1, sparks may well fly.
  • When setting the accuracy of Actors, take into account which weapon they are carrying. An accurate Actor carrying a Heavy Sniper is an absolute killing machine!
  • Dropping Actors onto vehicles will automatically place that Actor inside that vehicle. The first Actor placed will enter the driver’s seat, the second will enter the passenger seat and so on. The Actor will drive according to their Patrol Range. If you want to remove all Actors from a given a vehicle, hover your cursor over the vehicle and press Triangle/Y.
  • You can place Capture Objects on Actors, meaning that players will need to kill that Actor in order to retrieve it. You can also do this with Actors that are inside vehicles, so players will need to chase them down to intercept the goods.

Contend

In Contend up to four teams fight over common Capture Objects normally located in no man's land. Once the Object is captured (when one team successfully transports it to their Capture Point) it respawns in the original location. The key to winning in Contend is controlling the middle while also making sure your couriers have enough protection to successfully deliver the Capture Object.

In creating a Contend Capture Job the key elements to consider are each Team's Start Points, their Capture Points, their Respawn areas and the position(s) of the Capture Object(s). As long as these are all balanced, so that each team has a fair shot of grabbing and delivering the Capture Object(s), then you have the foundation of a solid Job.

  • Not all teams have to be going for the same Capture Objects. There are three types available – Security Case, Money Bag and Duffel Bag – and you can set it so that only certain teams can score with each type. This can lead to an additional layer of strategy, so don't be afraid to experiment with it.
  • You can set different Target Scores for each team in the Capture Details Menu, opening up the opportunity for asymmetrical gameplay where one team has a tougher objective than others, but doesn't have to achieve it so many times for a win.
  • Pacifist? Capture Jobs don't have to be won by conflict. It's possible to create a Job where teams are located in different parts of the map, working to grab and deliver their Capture Objects quicker than the other team(s).

GTA

In GTA Capture Jobs, there are Capture Vehicles located around the map that each team must try to steal and return safely to their Capture Points.

Your choice of Capture Vehicles will go some way to defining your Job's identity and how it plays out, so think it through when conceiving your grand vision. If your Capture Vehicle is a Titan, for example, then you're going to want to make sure each team's base is far enough away to make for a tense flight. You're probably going to want to make sure each team has access to aircraft so that the first person in the cockpit doesn't have it too easy up there. You'll also want to think about where the Capture Vehicles are stored. Leaving them out in the open will likely result in a bloodbath, so use Actors, Props and the game world to create different strategic approaches to intercepting them.

  • If you're using large Capture Vehicles in your Job, then make sure your Capture Points are large enough to contain several of them. This makes sure they don't get clogged up later on. You'll also want to make sure the area itself is roomy enough to hold a few of your chosen vehicle.
  • Each team can have its own Capture Vehicle that it needs to deliver. Combine this with the ability to set different Target Scores for each team and you can create interesting scenarios – one team that needs to deliver five Sanchez vs a team that needs to deliver a single Faggio for the win, for example.
  • Actors can be used to protect the Capture Vehicles or either team's Capture Points and you can add to the immersion of your Job by selecting Actors that are in keeping with your theme. For example, if your Job is to steal a Titan from an airfield then it may feel a little surreal if players find it is guarded by Clowns. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is entirely up to you.

Hold

In Hold Capture Jobs, teams try to take Capture Objects from both around the map and from enemy bases, delivering them back to their own base to score. Once a Capture Object is delivered to your Capture Point, it is not 'banked'; it can still be stolen by a member of an opposing team and taken back to their Capture Point.

When creating Hold Capture Jobs, you can place Capture Objects either inside or outside any team's Capture Point - but bear in mind that any placed inside will automatically be counted towards that team's score.

  • Try not to put Respawn Areas over Capture Points - there’s nothing worse than fighting your way into an enemy base, taking out the guards and stealing their Capture Object only to be shot in the back by one of the guards you’d just incapacitated. Give players a short run back to their base after respawning.
  • Note that you can set how many Capture Objects each player is permitted to carry at one time and this will affect the balance and pacing of your Job.

Raid

In Raid, you can only grab Capture Objects from other teams' bases. A key difference when creating Raid Capture Jobs is that all Capture Objects must be placed inside Capture Points.

  • As so much of the action will take place around Capture Points, consider their locations carefully. Factor in such things as levels of cover, access points, elevation and terrain. You want it so that ransacking an opponent's Capture Point is a challenging achievement, but not so difficult that it feels impossible. And, in the interest of balance, make sure that all teams' Capture Points are equally equipped.

Publishing

When you're happy with your creation, it's time to release it to the world. To do so, simply select Publish in the Capture Creator Menu. If the Publish option is greyed out then you still need to finish something off, which will be indicated by a red exclamation mark. Bear in mind that you must complete a valid test before publishing any Job. A test is considered valid if you successfully collect a Capture Object/Vehicle and deliver it as each team.

 

We can't wait to see what enthralling Capture Jobs you continue to create and we hope these tips give you the insight you need to perfect your current project, or the inspiration to start your next. Feel free to share your created Capture Jobs here in the comments but please do so only once.

Get Double GTA$ & Double RP Fri & Sat May 2-3 in GTA Online

Posted on May 2 2014, 3:49am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

Beef up your bank balance and boost your notoriety in Grand Theft Auto Online this weekend to prepare for the new apartments, lavish cars and amenities coming in the High Life Update coming this month. Starting today and ending tomorrow night at midnight Eastern, all Jobs and activities in GTA Online will earn you twice as much GTA$ and RP including:

Races
Deathmatch & Team Deathmatch
Capture
Last Team Standing
Survival
Missions
Parachuting 
Gang Attacks
Hold Ups
Import Export
Losing Wanted Level

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