Rockstar Warehouse Black Friday & Thanksgiving Weekend Sales

Posted 3 days, 23 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar, Games

Starting this Black Friday and throughout Thanksgiving Weekend ending Monday November 30th, hit up to take advantage of huge deals on all games and gear – including sought after Grand Theft Auto V collectibles never before available for purchase.


For four straight days starting this Friday morning November 27th, get 40% off everything at the Rockstar Warehouse storewide. 

Whether you’ve been looking to upgrade to the latest generation release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS4, Xbox One or PC, or to download a classic Rockstar title you’ve never played before, or to get an original Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, or Welcome to Los Santos soundtrack CD for yourself or as a holiday gift for a Rockstar fan friend – you can score all of that and tons more all at 40% off Friday through Monday.

Plus, we’ve added to the Warehouse selection of limited-edition Grand Theft Auto V collectibles a range of highly sought after items available for purchase for the first time. These items include the Merryweather Polo, Tee, Cap and Heat Changing Mug; the Snapmatic Tee; the Loneliest Robot USB Drive and Greeting Card; the Epsilon Program Paperweight; and the iFruit Mouse Pad and iPhone 6 Case in a variety of colors. Up until now, you’ve only been able to score these items in rare Rockstar giveaway prize packs during Social Club Event Weekends, but starting this Friday all GTA fans worldwide can complete their collection (while supplies last!) – and at 40% off from Friday through Monday to boot.


Through this Monday, when you purchase Grand Theft Auto V PC from the Rockstar Warehouse (either the digital download or the physical version), not only will you get the game itself at 40% off, but we’ll also be lining your GTA Online bank account with a GTA$500K deposit to help get you started on the streets of Los Santos. For those looking to really ball out on a budget, we’ve also got a special buy-one-get-one sale happening all weekend long on all denominations of Shark Cards for GTAV PC to help you double down your bottom line.

GTA Online Thanksgiving Specials: Double GTA$ & RP in All Adversary Modes + Black Friday Sale and More

Posted 4 days, 2 hours ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Put down the Pißwasser, get your poultry posterior off the tailgate, and into GTA Online this Thanksgiving weekend for Adversary Mode bonuses and epic discounts. On top of Double GTA$ and RP for ALL Adversary Modes on all platforms, there’s a special Featured Playlist for PS4, Xbox One and PC players featuring all three variations of the Running Back Adversary Mode that just launched yesterday, and more. Read on for all the details.

Reap double the GTA$ & RP in all GTA Online Adversary Modes for four straight days, including everything from OG favorites like Come Out To Play and Siege Mentality, to recent releases like Hunting Pack, Slasher and the aforementioned Running Back. This latest Adversary Mode is perfect for any game day weekend, with teams battling it out in an impromptu 2-minute drill on the Los Santos highway gridiron.

You'll also be able to launch into a special Adversary Mode Playlist all weekend long on PS4, Xbox One & PC, straight from the GTAV launch screens. If you're already in-game, or want to play with just friends or Crewmates, simply go to the Rockstar Playlists section of the pause menu and select the Running Back Playlist option. 

This Black Friday, November 27th, take advantage of a pair of GTA Online sales running across all platforms (including PS3 and Xbox 360). To make sure you have the proper pad for entertaining holiday guests, Dynasty 8 is offering 40% off all Apartments. And to ensure you’ve got one of the sleekest collection of sleds in Southern San Andreas, all Vehicles will be 25% off. So for those looking to expand to a fourth property in GTA Online or complete their collection of Lowriders, make sure to mark this Friday on your calendar.

New Running Back Adversary Mode in GTA Online Today

New Running Back Adversary Mode in GTA Online Today

Posted 5 days, 5 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Today, we've got a brand-new addition to the permanent roster of GTA Online Adversary Modes for PS4, Xbox One and PC. 

In the spirit and tradition of American Football this Thanksgiving week, we present a new mode entitled “Running Back”.

Two teams (a total of 4-8 players) square off from opposing sides of a roadway. The elusive Runner, behind the wheel of a Benefactor Panto, must go the distance and get across the end zone line at the far end of the highway with the help of their offensive teammates in BF Biftas. Meanwhile, their defensive-minded opponents (also in Biftas) must ruthlessly block, crash and pummel their way to try to stop them. 

This new mode is available at three different locations: Raton Canyon Bridge, La Mesa Bridge and Zancudo Tunnel.

By the way, tune in to see us playing Running Back and other recently released Adversary Modes later today on Twitch or YouTube at 5pm Eastern with special guests.

Rockstar Game Tips: Adversary Modes Offense Defense, Cross the Line and Hunting Pack

Posted 1 week, 1 day ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games

Along with all the customization and cruising going on over at Benny's Original Motorworks, GTA Online: Lowriders also features Adversary Modes including Offense Defense where two teams trying to reach a finish line must protect their team's runner from enemy assault whilst also crashing and bashing the opposing team's runner to prevent them from reaching that destination first. In this latest edition of official Rockstar Game Tips, we offer up ways to master Offense Defense along with two other recently released Adversary Modes from the Freemode Events Update. 

These tips will especially come in handy tomorrow as Offense Defense will get you Double GTA$ and Double RP as the current GTA Online Lowriders Week concludes. Be sure to stay tuned to the Newswire for part two of this Adversary Modes Game Tips series for pro tips on other new Adversary Modes such as Keep the Pace, Relay and Slasher – and to find out about other future bonus periods to get double payouts on Adversary Modes.

Offense Defense supports 2-4 teams, each color coded so that you know who's a friendly Protector and who's coming for your neck.

Offense Defense

In this checkpoint Adversary Mode, teams of two are divided into Runners and Blockers. While the goal of the Runners is to get to the end of the route first, the Blockers (in faster, more powerful vehicles) must block the opposing Runners from finishing while also protecting their teammate from enemy assault.

For this mode, communication is vital. You and your teammate should be constantly in contact with each other - if you're the Runner and in a jam with the enemy, give a shout to your Blocker. Speaking of Blockers, they cannot see checkpoints so if you’re the Runner, you can lead them a little astray and then quickly double back, leaving them trying to setup ambushes for routes you're not even taking. As the Runner, instead of just following the yellow route, consider taking shortcuts to head ‘em off at the pass and stay a step ahead of your opponent. Just use caution as veering off the path at times might take you through some rough terrain that is tough to get out of. If you're having difficulty getting past your attacker, there are a few maneuvers you can try. If you're in one of the new Lowrider vehicles, a well-timed hydraulics leap might get you out of a jam. Alternatively, by respawning your vehicle and thus returning you to the location of the last checkpoint hit, you'll be provided another opportunity to pick up speed and race past the blocker. Another strategy to consider as Runner is hanging back in second place until the last minute as often all the focus is on the leader. The Blockers will take care of them, leaving you to cruise past to victory at the right moment.

If you find yourself in the role of Blocker, don't leave your Runner behind - they're the only member of your team that's able to cross the finish line. If you're having difficulty catching up to the first place Runner, manually respawn and you'll automatically respawn in their vicinity. Since as the Blocker, you won't be restricted to the same path given to the Runners, with a bit of map awareness you can cut across to the players ahead of your teammate and block them.

In Hunting Pack, you and your team must keep that speed up all the way to the drop point before the relentless attackers can slow you to a quick boil.

Hunting Pack

In Hunting Pack, a heavy vehicle has been rigged with explosives that will detonate if it doesn't maintain a certain speed. One team is tasked with bringing that truck or bus to an combustive halt, while the other must defend it and ensure it reaches its destination intact. The booby-trapped vehicle is slow but very sturdy, so the attackers will need more than one person at a time to try to nudge it off course. For this reason, communication is crucial to coordinate attacks all at once and brute force the target off the road or into an obstacle. Time your attacks when the Runner is turning a corner, or driving close to immovable objects on the side of the road. Once the Runner has come to a halt, surround 'em and apply your hand brake to ensure they can't get on the move again.

The Runner should avoid going uphill or off-road at all costs as there are often rocks and other debris that will slow you down. If at any point you are brought to a halt by the Attackers, reversing will give you a small chance to get clear of your pursuers and gain enough speed to get back on track. Although the GPS will show you a route to your destination, it's sometimes not the best path to take; try find a route with wide, long roads to give yourself some room should the Attackers start to encroach. Defenders should act as a buffer to fend off the attackers, stay close and in formation around the Runner, and be able to force the Attackers off the road should they get too close. If playing as the Runner, you should also keep your peripheral vision sharp for telephone poles and other immovable objects, as well as embankments that you can sideswipe would-be Attackers into (as Jasper Dolphin of Odd Future memorably did against Danny Brown's team as seen here). Should the Runner be brought to a halt, the Defenders can also help their Runner out with a friendly nudge to help get their speed back up. Be careful though - a nudge from the wrong direction can send your Runner veering into a nearby tree or oncoming traffic!

In Cross the Line, reckless individual running and gunning is a surefire route to failure. Advance as a choreographed unit with constant communication moving from cover to cover to the end zone.

Cross the Line

In Cross the Line, the objective is to have your entire team cross over no man's land and get into enemy territory alive. Of course, at the same time you must prevent the other team from crossing your own team's line first. If you die, you'll spawn all the way back behind your own line and have to start the process again so teamwork, tactics and communication are key; going lone wolf and making a mad dash for the line will only end badly as you'll be stuck in enemy territory with no support. Work as a team to ensure you all cross the line as one. If one of your comrades falls behind, you must provide cover fire until you're able to regroup. Crucially, play defensively and stay alive to give them time to join you behind enemy lines. 

The playing field is littered with cover, so make good use of it and plan your approach. One option is to move slowly from cover to cover and make sure the coast is clear before moving up. You can also use a flanking method, either splitting your team to create a crossfire, or all going hell for leather down one side of the map. The second option is risky as you could be leaving your own end zone defenseless, so make sure to move fast as a group and gang up on any enemies encountered. In Cross the Line, you're given a single SMG as well as a Grenade. Use the Grenade you're given to draw your opponents from their cover. As you make ground towards the line, make sure not to fire or sprint unnecessarily as this will display your current location to your enemy on the radar. Finally, if the time runs out before one team gets across the line the game will go into Sudden Death, using one of the two rulesets (which are chosen in the pre-game lobby):

  • First Over Line: You only need one player across the line to win, so make a dash for the line when you see an opening in the enemy's defense.
  • Kill All Enemies: Each player only has one life in this LTS sudden death mode so take it easy - don't rush for the line, and stay in cover as much as possible.

If you have any of your own personal pro-tips not covered here, please feel free to share them with the Social Club community in the comments below and stay tuned for Part 2 of this Adversary Modes Game Tips series coming to the Newswire soon.


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Rockstar Editor Video Showcase: Action Drama in Vinewood, Legendary Warrener Restoration, Music Videos & More

Posted 1 week, 2 days ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

Even with budding directors currently hard at work on their entries for the Little Dragon Rockstar Editor Contest, there's so many other recently released high quality fan-made videos from the amazingly talented GTAV community that utilize the Rockstar Editor's suite of tools. In this round-up, we feature an impressive one-take action sequence, Snapmatics worked creatively into a video presentation, some inspired music video recreations and more.

Ash (GTA V PC Movie) by Evan Royalty

Leading off today's column is this epic, 20 minute machinima short film. Described as "a day in the life of your friendly neighborhood hitgirl", a contract killer by the name of Ash seeks out revenge on questionable clients who double-cross her after pulling off a successful job. If you enjoy this, be sure to check out the series where Evan honed his Rockstar Editor skills, True Crime: Los Santos.

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【SHSL Tengaku】CRaZY | PS4 GTA 5 Futo Drift Cinematic by hellapro420

VINEWOOD - A Short Film (Made w/ R-Editor) by Leth MB

In a truly cinematic sequence that rolls out as one mesmerizing continuous shot - properly indicative of its Vinewood setting - we see a dramatic final stand-off play out between a career criminal on his last legs and the resolute members of the LSPD. Armed to the teeth, facing overwhelming odds and in the midst of a torrential downpour, this makes for dramatic watching.

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Failure by JFiveT

RebornLegend I GTA5 Editor PS4 by ProVelvet 67

Lowly Gentlemen and Snapmatic aficionado ProVelvet present a true motoring journey in this ode to the Vulcar Warrener. ProVelvet rescues the down, out and dilapidated set of wheels from a weed-infested grave in a Los Santos salvage yard, before restoring it to new heights and zipping off into the sunset, complete with a new Oil Cooler mod from Los Santos Customs and his Crew's trademark "STNCWRKS" custom license plate.

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GTA 5 Cinematic - The Chase by OfficialDoNGaming

GTA V - Photographer Adventure I by (EG) iAlexBullet

Speaking of notable Snapmatic enthusiasts, Snapmatic Art Crew member and diligent shutterbug, AlexSniperBullet takes us on this pictorial adventure through Los Santos and Blaine County. Snapping up a number of picture perfect moments in real-time using a savvy combination of his iFruit camera and the Rockstar Editor, Alex pulls off a fun and unique presentation.

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The Casco's | GTA 5 Rockstar Editor by Tom Matthews

United States of Whatever in GTA V by icanteven

Video director icanteven spent a solid month recreating this impressive music video for a song first made famous on MTV's The Sifl and Olly Show. Using an in-game green screen he was able to pull off some image compositing to hit the electric, eclectic vibe of both the tune and the video. Check out his project stills and a side-by-side video comparison to get a full appreciation for the in-depth work that went into this.

Also Check Out:
The Hair-Gel Bandit [GTA 5 Machinima] by Mike WB

The Police - Roxanne by gerard1784

Gerard1784 takes inspiration from a classic 80's hit in this dramatization of a downtrodden working girl in Los Santos. The narrative depicts her highs and lows as she decides to go against the grain and turn to a life of crime. 

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Vice City Remastered (GTA V) by Clintonics


Share videos you've created in the comments below, or post ones from other creators that you find deserving of recognition. For tips and tricks on the GTAV Rockstar Editor, make sure to check out our recent series of Rockstar Editor Tips posts as well as the Tutorial page on Social Club. For even more fantastic fan videos be sure to follow us on Twitter where we're always sharing more spectacular fan creations.

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Crew Noticeboard: Russault Motorsports, Project Annihilation, 32 Kings Jet Crew & More

Posted 1 week, 4 days ago | 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.

This edition of the Crew Noticeboard features pitches from a Crew of racing enthusiasts with an impressive Creator portfolio, a group of jet fighting mavericks looking to expand into BMX stunting and a tight Mafia family on the lookout for new blood.

Lowriders Week in GTA Online: Discounts at Benny’s, Exclusive Hat Giveaways and More (Nov 16-22)

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Games

It’s time to hit the streets low and slow -- this week in GTA Online, enjoy seven days of rewards to help you collect the ultimate set of lowriders in Los Santos. Throughout the week, enjoy discounted prices on classic rides added in GTA Online: Lowriders, as well as deep discounts on Lowrider mods and accessories at Benny’s Original Motor Works.

Also lined up this week are opportunities to earn double GTA$ and RP bonuses in Lowriders-themed Event Playlists, hat giveaways, discounts at Ammu-Nation, and much more!

This week, the expert craftsmen at Benny’s Original Motor Works are slashing prices to make sure you’re looking good on the streets of Los Santos. Take 25%-off the sticker price of a new Lowrider on each of the days listed below, plus an additional 25% discount on the Upgrade charge for that same vehicle. The daily discounts look like this:

  • Monday: 25% off Declasse Voodoo (Base Price & Upgrade)
  • Tuesday: 25% off Albany Primo (Base Price & Upgrade)
  • Wednesday: 25% off Albany Buccaneer (Base Price & Upgrade)
  • Thursday: 25% off Declasse Moonbeam (Base Price & Upgrade)
  • Friday: 25% off Vapid Chino (Base Price & Upgrade)
  • Saturday: 25% off Willard Faction (Base Price & Upgrade)

To help add some personal flavor, all week Benny’s is dropping the price of dashboard Bobbleheads by 75%. And if you want to keep your new sled safe, Ammu-Nation is offering a 25% discount on select items.

Each day this week will feature a unique Event Playlist designed to put your Lowrider through the paces. Completing the playlist will get you twice the amount of GTA$ and RP as normal, so get to racing and take that money to the bank (or to Benny’s). On Saturday, if you see Lamar hanging around the shop, help him take out the Vagos and Ballas to earn double GTA$ and RP in the new Contact Missions. And on Sunday, all four of the new Adversary Modes added with GTA Online: Lowriders (Relay, Keep the Pace, Offence Defense, and Slasher) will offer up double GTA$ & RP.

Each day this week, a new hat will be awarded to anyone who logs in to play GTA Online. These hats are unique and will only be available on the corresponding day listed below, so make sure to jump on to collect them all.

  • Monday: The ‘Strawberry’ Hat
  • Tuesday: The ‘Magnetics Block’ Hat
  • Wednesday: The ‘SA’ Hat
  • Thursday: The ‘Boars’ Hat
  • Friday: The ‘Davis’ Hat
  • Saturday: The ‘Westside’ Hat
  • Sunday: The ‘Eastside’ Hat

Following Lui Calibre's victory in the first live streamed Lowriders bounce-off a few weeks ago, we're returning to the Rockstar Games Broadcast Studio for another low 'n' slow showdown - this time with special guests to be announced. Join us on Twitch, YouTube and on Social Club at 5pm ET on Friday Nov 20th for the slickest car meet in town.


GTA Online: Lowriders Now Available
Benny's Original Motorworks: Grand Re-opening
Watch the GTA Online: Lowriders Trailer

Friday the 13th Weekend: Bonus RP & GTA$, Exclusive T-Shirt Unlocks + Last Chance to Get GTA Online Halloween Surprise Cars & Masks

Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

This Friday the 13th weekend is your last chance to snatch up (and keep!) all of the GTA Online Halloween Surprise vehicles, masks and more - and we've got a special Event Weekend live now featuring a Double GTA$ & Double RP Event Playlist, exclusive in-game Vinewood horror movie t-shirts to collect each day, Double RP in all Land Races all weekend and more.

Even though it's the final days to grab the Lurcher and Fränken Stange vehicles - along with all of the new Halloween Masks & Facepaints - once acquired, these items will stay in your inventory for you to haunt Los Santos residents with any time you'd like.

The new "Slasher" Adversary Mode will also remain available to play beyond in GTA Online even after the Halloween Surprise period ends this Monday - and this Friday the 13th Event Weekend, you can get Double GTA$ and Double RP when playing it in the official Event Playlist. The Playlist features two of the most frightening Slasher Jobs along with other especially scary Adversary Modes like the murderous home invasion mode "Siege Mentality" and the pulse-pounding “Hunting Pack”. Launch straight into deadly adversarial action directly from the GTAV launch screens. And if you're already in-game and want to go back for more - simply go to the Event Playlist in the Rockstar Playlists section of the pause menu.

Vinewood horror aficionados rejoice - log on to GTA Online each day this weekend to unlock three exclusive t-shirts:

  • Friday the 13th: The Simian
  • Saturday the 14th: Vampires On The Beach
  • Sunday the 15th: Splatter and Shot

If you've picked up a Lurcher Hearse or a Fränken Stange and want to terrorize foes, take advantage of Double RP in Land Races all weekend long.

Today at 5pm Eastern, tune in to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube as very special guests Team EpiphanyLtzonda and more will be joining the Rockstar Broadcast team to play through the Friday the 13th Event Weekend Playlist and paint the town red in the Lurcher Hearse, Fränken Stange and more. We'll also be busting out the Rockstar Broadcast t-shirt cannon at the very end of the stream for your chance to score rare in-game tees as well.

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