GTA Online: New Updates Coming Soon

Posted on May 9 2016, 3:19pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games


Get ready to create your own insane stunt courses all over Los Santos and Blaine County.

We hope that you’ve been enjoying all of the recent updates to GTA Online, like this spring’s inventory of Lowriders Custom Classics and all of the newest game modes – and get ready for a lot more to come in 2016, including some massive, feature-rich updates to GTA Online in the weeks and months ahead:

  • In the stealing and dealing successor to Executives and Other Criminals, embark on further adventures in finance and felony as your Organization enters the lucrative and dangerous world of contraband trafficking. You’ll be working with your team from a selection of big new properties that serve as both headquarters for your Organization and warehouses for your hot merchandise. Manage inventory directly from your HQ, arranging to buy and sell anything from jewels to narcotics to medical supplies from a range of nefarious suppliers. Expect the unexpected as you head out with your team to make each pickup. Keep your stock in mint condition to maintain value and sell at a profit – and watch for raids on your warehouses between shipments!


Plot special cargo movement from your Organization’s headquarters.

  • Cunning stunts: for crazy vehicular action comes a major update to the wild world of GTA Online racing and stunting that will introduce a new realm of creative and fun games. Expect a slew of new stunt-ready vehicles and gear - and the inspired Creator scene will be getting a vast new set of props, for an evolution of stunting, racing and trials-style creations, and other gameplay possibilities that will surely defy imagination.

...AND MORE

Look for other additional updates to arrive, including more fun new Adversary Modes. There are new locations coming for the recently released In and Out – where a group of Attackers must smash-and-grab their way to steal coveted packages from Defenders who are outnumbered, but far from outgunned. And stay tuned for info on other fun, competitive, team-based modes to come.


A Defender lying in wait for a pair of Attackers in In and Out Mode.

SPECIAL BONUS WEEKS

You may also have noticed some of our recent in-game specials and bonuses, such as the Versus Missions Week and Friends in High Places Week – with opportunities to get coveted vehicles, weapons and other items on sale, and reap bonus RP and GTA$. Be on the lookout for regularly occurring event weeks like this, that will highlight a wide variety of different game content, including both recently released and fan-favorite modes, missions and some classic content that you may have not played in a while. There will be Double RP Playlists, chances for bonus GTA$, big discounts on vehicles, properties and lots more happening regularly; take advantage of these special rewards when you play, to help increase your GTA Online reputation and bank balance in the process, and amass your prized car collection and other spoils of success at a savings.

CONTINUING TO ENHANCE THE GTA ONLINE EXPERIENCE: YOUR FEEDBACK ALWAYS NEEDED

And of course, expect all forthcoming Title Updates to continue improving and enhancing the GTA Online player experience. Thank you especially to the dedicated Creator community (shout out to ManOfFire and StronkTank) for sending us your feedback about a recent change to the Creator tool – a limit to how many props you could place close together was made to fix an issue where that would create a hole in the map. This change, however, prevents players from making some types of complex structures that clever Creators like metoxys have used to make inventive Jobs like “Ampersand”; we’re happy to report that we are working on a fix to allow such prop placement, while still preventing the map hole issue, so Creators please stay tuned for that. As a reminder to all, the best place to direct your feedback, including wish lists for future content and suggestions for fixes and changes, is to send it via email to the GTAOnline@rockstargames.com address, which the game’s development team routinely consults for consideration.

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

Posted on May 6 2016, 12:36pm | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

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

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP ON DAILY TIME TRIALS IN FREEMODE   

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

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

ZENTORNO, T20 AND OSIRIS - 50% OFF

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

HAKUCHOU AND AKUMA - 50% OFF

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

SELECT VEHICLE MODS - 30%

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

FREE SERVICES

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

DOUBLE RP PLAYLIST

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

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



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

Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No.9 Recap

Posted on May 3 2016, 6:40pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

The Red Hook Criterium 2016 Championship Series kicked off in thrilling fashion on Saturday in Brooklyn, with Texan Colin Strickland capturing his first victory in Brooklyn after taking Milan last year and 2015 Championship Series winner (and perennial favorite) Ainara Elbusto of Spain taking the women's race - her second straight win at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. 


A daytime view of turns 1 – 7 including the double hairpin before qualifying. Photo: JW Zhang

With this year’s race attracting 375 cyclists and 400 runners representing 48 countries, the afternoon’s qualifying sessions were accompanied by fans eager to enjoy the beautiful weather, food trucks and early race action. Cyclists familiarized themselves with the new course design as they attempted their fastest lap, with American Addison Zawada (State Bicycle Co.) earning men’s pole position with the fastest time at 1:25:74; and Ashley Faye (Team Cinelli Chrome) of The Netherlands taking women’s pole position at 1:37:57.


Men’s qualifying group 1. Photo: @tornanti_cc

The late afternoon brought about the men’s Last Chance Race – where qualifiers who set the 86th to 150th fastest qualifying times compete for 10 spots on the starting grid, followed by the women’s and men’s 5k races.


Last Chance Race hopefuls line up to compete for a spot on the starting grid. Photo: @tornanti _cc

The Red Hook Crit 5k continues to draw elite running talent, with blistering times posted by the winners. Congratulations to men’s top finishers Abebe Sihine Mekuria, Jack Davies and Kumsa Adugna Megersa, and Zeineba Hasso Hayato, Jennie Cohen and Allison Goldstein from the women’s field. The Strava team competition was won by the New York Athletic Club on the men’s side and North Brooklyn Runners for the women’s. Each team got their top five runners across the finish line before any other team.


Ethiopia’s Zeineba Hasso Hayato (West Side Runners) finishing at 14:45.925 followed by American Jack Davies (New York Athletic Club) at 14:52.703. Photo: @tornanti _cc


The traditional neutral lap led by repeat RHC winner Kacey Lloyd and race director David Trimble Photo: @toranti_cc

The crowds continued to grow after sunset in anticipation of the women’s criterium, featuring its largest field of athletes to date. With the race underway, perennial favorite and 2015 Championship Series winner Ainara Elbusto (Conor WRC) handily claimed the first lap Breakfast Prime, setting a furious pace for the lead pack of thirty riders. 

Early attacks from Katherine Sherwin (Affinity Cycles) and Vittoria Reati (LaClassica Racing p/b SpeedGang) trimmed the lead group while Elbusto patiently sat in second position, maintaining control at the front of the pack and allowing her to take the midway Dinner Prime.


Rockstar Top Antagonist winner Kiera McVitty rounding turn 10 Photo: @tornanti _cc

British Rider Kiera McVitty continued driving the pace with several attacks, earning her the Rockstar Games Top Antagonist Award. Past winner and RHC veteran Ash Duban (Affinity Cycles), along with Kim Lucie (State Bicycle Co) and McVitty made moves to string out the field in the final laps of the race. With just over a lap to go, a crash in the final turn took out a handful of riders, with Elbusto, Duban, Reati, McVitty and Irene Usabiaga (Poloandbike) among others escaping to battle through one final lap. Elbusto took the win through a strong final sprint, with Duban finishing in second narrowly edging out Reati, Usabiaga and McVitty. 


Ainara Elbusto continues her RHC dominance Photo: @tornanti _cc

Every Red Hook Criterium is unique and Saturday was no exception. As the men’s race began, the lead moto – an essential race vehicle that rides ahead of the peloton to sweep for lapped riders and provide a visual and audible alert to riders, spectators, course marshals and medical teams of the approach of the lead pack – stalled only moments after the race start. A dramatic pileup occurred, forcing a race restart.


Addison Zawada leading the men’s race start Photo: @tornanti _cc

With the race underway, Mario Paz Duque (IRD Carerra) leapt ahead from tenth on the starting grid to first across the finish line to take his seventh the first lap Breakfast Prime. Soon after, Aldo Ilesic (Allez-Allez Specialized) took the lead – a key strategy that allowed for teammate Colin Strickland break off the front in lap five and establish a four second lead while Ilesic controlled the pursuing pack.


Paz Duque taking the lead on his way to win the Breakfast Prime @tornanti _cc

The chase group of 25 riders led by Daniel Holloway (Intelligentsia GR) were met by Ilesic’s defensive play to keep his teammate in first wheel. By the time Strickland came around on the next lap, the gap had grown to 10 seconds with the chase group stringing out behind him. By the mid-point of the race, Strickland had created a monstrous 20-second lead gap.


Lone wolf Colin Strickland from Texas pushes his massive lead on the field @tornanti _cc

Ilsec continued to thwart attempts from Alec Briggs (LaClassica Racing Team by SpeedGang), Marius Petrache (Team Cinelli Chrome), and Tristan Uhl (Aventon Team Factory). With Strickland handily winning – thanking the crowd in his final lap – 2015 Series Champion Ivan Ravaioli (Team Cinelli Chrome) outsprinted Ilsec in the final moments for second place, followed by Ilsec in third.


Strickland enjoys the fruits of his dominant performance – a new specialized bike and the Rockstar Top Antagonist Award @tornanti _cc

Congratulations are in order for all who participated in the day’s events, and we are looking forward to the next edition of the championship series in London on July 9th. For more details about the Red Hook Crit Championship Series and upcoming events, visit redhookcrit.com.

Play the New In and Out GTA Online Adversary Mode

Posted on May 3 2016, 1:01pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

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

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


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

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

Posted on April 29 2016, 10:13am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

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

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

DOUBLE GTA$ & RP ADVERSARY MODE PLAYLISTS

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

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

AMMU-NATION SALE

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

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

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

Posted on April 28 2016, 11:32am | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

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


'Siren' by ash0191

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

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


GTA vs Predator! (Rockstar Editor Cinematic) by Duggy

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


'The Hunt' by OriFilmsGTA

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


Mercoledi (Wednesday) by Wrinkly Blink Games

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


GoPro Be A Hero by EK2

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

BONUS VIDEO:


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

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

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

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

Rockstar Games Presents the Red Hook Criterium Brooklyn No.9

Posted on April 26 2016, 10:32am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

We are looking forward to kicking off the 2016 season of world-class racing with the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No.9, this Saturday at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

375 cyclists and 350 runners hailing from 48 countries are descending on Red Hook to participate in the annual 5k running race and feature bike races. We’re excited to see the familiar faces of elite veterans, as well as imposing newcomers, registered in the men’s and women’s start lists.  

There are also exciting new changes to the racing format; this year’s start line introduces the “YVO Grid”, an arrow-shaped starting grid where the fastest qualifier takes lone wolf pole position as the tip of the spear, while the remaining 94 racers are spread no more than 5 riders per row. The circuit itself has been shortened to 1.13km per lap, giving spectators an improved field of view, with a new double hairpin added in turns 2 and 3. 

We’re also proud to bring back the Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist for both the men’s and women’s races, rewarding the athlete who without consideration for their final position most affects the outcome of the race through a combination of tactics, aggressiveness and strength. 

For an in-depth look at the race details, athletes and more, check out the Official Strava Race Guide and for all things Red Hook Crit, visit redhookcrit.com or check them out on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


Previously:
The 2016 Red Hook Criterium Championship Cycling Series

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

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

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

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

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

20% OFF ALL YACHTS & 25% OFF YACHT CUSTOMIZATION

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

25% OFF STILT HOUSES & PENTHOUSES

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

50% OFF SELECT CLOTHING

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

50% OFF THE BULLPUP RIFLE

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

DOUBLE RP OPPORTUNITIES ALL WEEK

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

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

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

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

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