Rockstar Editor Fan Vids: An Epic Rescue Mission, BMX Stunting Brilliance & More

Posted 1 day, 19 hours ago | Author: R*E | Filed Under: Games

Now that the Rockstar Editor has made its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One via the Freemode Events Update, console and PC players alike have been getting in on the action and making the most of Director Mode. In this round-up of Rockstar Editor videos and more we have some incredibly slick BMX stunts, a hilarious password protection parody and some seriously impressive short cinematics.

GTA V - Targets - Cinematic Movie by The Two Scotsmen - Hoodoo_Operator

With stunning production values and heart-in-mouth action from start to finish, this wonderfully shot video from The Two Scotsmen tells the tale of an epic rescue mission carried out by an elite marksman.

Also Check Out: Alone by foolofrock

GTA 5 BMX - Street Level Episode 28 (PS4 BMX) by Fishy Dizzle

Evolve Stunting veteran Fishy Dizzle shows us why the Rockstar Editor and his jaw-dropping stunting skills are a match made in Heaven with his latest BMX montage.

Also Check Out: B-M-Xtc 2 by Anonamix

Password Protected (Grand Theft Auto V Machinima Short) by TheLoneFew

This riotous parody of modern-day password requirements from The Lone Few showcases some brilliant editing skills as our would-be protagonists riff off of each other in an effort to beat the clock.

Also Check Out: Beach Day by ProVelvet

Rubbers by choice - Drifting by Eybass Teip

Eybass Teip knocks it out of the park with a drifting montage for the ages. Showcasing some supreme drifting talent, this video will have you itching to jump in your Comet and hit the streets of downtown Los Santos.

Also check out: The Robbery by Earthspaces

True Detective Intro in GTA V by llachlann

This recreation of the "True Detective" intro is spot on in recreating the haunting visuals of the original, combined with T Bone Burnett's iconic score.

Also Check Out: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Intro - GTA V Edition by RoadRageStudios

Max Payne Theme Cover by Squid Physics

The One Man Orchestra Squid Physics pulls out the cello and expands his Rockstar Games theme tune repertoire with a spine-tingling homage to the original theme from the Max Payne series.

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Rockstar Game Tips: Mastering Freemode Events Part One

Posted 4 days, 21 hours ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Games

With the latest GTA Online Update, players now have new featured Freemode Events in which to drive, hunt, chase and shoot their way to victory, offering an unprecedented level of structured chaos in Freemode. From Kill List to Moving Target, there is a plethora of options unique to the GTA Online experience. To help get you started, we have assembled a three part series of tips to give you the most bang for your buck. In part one, we cover Hunt the BeastKing of the CastleHot Property and Moving Target, as well as some general advice on how to best be prepared for all upcoming Events. 


In order to be fully prepared for all Freemode Events, we highly recommend you using these general tips as a credo: 

  • Stock up. You'll need lots of firepower and a variety of vehicles so be sure to load up on ammo, armor and snacks and have a diverse mix of rides in your garage, from motorcycles to fast cars to off-road vehicles - be prepared to dial up your Mechanic at the drop of a dime. Similarly, you should also have a chopper or plane at the ready from Pegasus.
  • Be generous. Team up and share your cash by going to the Inventory section in your Interaction menu, and select Cash. From there, choose which player you'd like to share with as well as a percentage cut. 
  • Periodically, purple help text and UI will pop onto your screen. Be on the lookout for these messages as they will provide helpful information specific to the Freemode Events.
  • Keep your eyes on the prize. Stay focused on the main objective in all Events rather than getting bogged down in fighting other challengers, risking defeat by another player.
  • If you want to avoid auto-targeting your friends during Events, be sure to set your Player Targeting Priority to Strangers.

Team up to take out the Beast and share the winnings afterwards.


Each player that elects to participate in this hunt-or-be-hunted Freemode Event has a chance to become the ominous Beast - a stronger and faster version of themselves. The Beast's goal is to visit Landmarks around Los Santos and Blaine County, collecting cash and RP while being hunted by the other players in the session. The Beast’s blip on the Radar is only visible to others for a short time at the start of the Event and after they visit each Landmark. 

Finding the Beast will prove to be challenging, so once you do you'll want to have it in your sights for as long as possible. To follow the Beast for an extended period of time, use the expanded Radar by hitting Start then Settings and Display (this is also a good tip to follow in general). Keep your ears open and listen closely for any growling sounds - this means the Beast is nearby. As the Hunters, the best strategy is to work together. Arrange for someone to follow the Beast in a chopper to communicate their location to the ground troops, hunt in packs and keep an open line of communication. Just be cautious, as the Beast is a deceptive one; they may be using voice chat to provide Hunters false information and throw them off the scent. Pedestrians will flee from the Beast making it difficult for them to blend in on foot. Hunters surveying the land by air should pay close attention to irregular driving patterns such as fast accelerating vehicles, abrupt lane changes or U-turns. Work in small teams with one person taking the wheel whilst the others navigate and keep an eye out for the Beast.

As for the Beast, in addition to the previously mentioned details, plan your collection route in order to hit the checkpoints as efficiently as possible. You'll have heightened speed and strength abilities so be sure to take advantage of those as well. If you are discovered by your pursuers keep calm, you can withstand the onslaught for a short period of time. Focus on the Hunters that pose the most immediate threat, try not to get cornered and when you have dispatched of the Hunters, flee the scene as quickly as possible. If you find that you're being tailed by a helicopter don't be afraid to stop and destroy it, this will buy you some time as they scramble to find more air support.

Once on the throne, booby trap your Castle with Proximity Mines to protect yourself from sneak attacks.


Once the Castle area appears on your Radar, rush over and find a way to secure it to earn yourself both cash and RP. Stay as the King for as long as possible - for each second you're in the Castle area you earn one point and for each kill you earn five. Until another player is able to forcibly remove you from your Castle and begin a reign of their own, your RP and GTA$ will continue to pile up.

In your attempts to claim the Castle, you'll find gunfire and explosions to be plentiful - best to make use of the cover around you whenever possible. Amidst that chaos, focus your sights on the King as killing other players will only benefit the head of the kingdom. The one civilian you should feel free to go after is the points leader. If they aren't currently the King, taking them out on your way to the Castle area will prevent them from adding to their score. Once you do claim the throne, well-placed proximity mines can be a great defense of the Castle - hopefully helping to extend your reign for a good long while. Merryweather will gladly help out for a small fee so be sure to call in Mercenaries or a Backup Helicopter to dethrone the current King.

When playing as the driver in Moving Target, be sure to wait for a gunner who can help clear the path to your destination.


The safe delivery of a single vehicle is your objective for the round and you may have a friend help with securing the cash and RP bonuses. Moving Target will put your driving or flying skills to the test since all other participants will be rewarded for taking you out. Once the random vehicle appears on your Radar, rush over to its location. If the vehicle requires a gunner, you will receive some much-needed support.

While you're busy focusing on steering your picked up vehicle to a safe delivery, have someone ride shotty to help fend off attackers and then share the cash. As in real life, don't always blindly rely on the GPS - you just might know a shortcut that's faster or safer.


Grab the briefcase and go! Hold onto a Briefcase for as long as you can until the eight minute timer runs out. Jump into a car, bike, boat, motorcycle, P-996 Lazer or just run for the hills. Stay on the move. As long as you are holding onto the Briefcase the other players will know where to find you. At the end of the Event the three players who held on to the Briefcase the longest will score cash and RP bonuses.

Since the competition can easily locate players holding the Briefcase on their HUD, once you obtain one you should stay on the move as much as possible - a fast car such as the Kuruma is ideal. Fortunately, Briefcases can be picked up from inside your vehicle, allowing you to avoid exiting your car and thus being more vulnerable to enemy fire. Also, consider working with a partner to help secure the Briefcase and then share the cash if you win.


Of course, if you come across any solid tips of your own, be sure to drop them in the comments section. Stay tuned for Part Two of our special Freemode Events Game Tips series, in which we'll offer top advice on mastering four more Events.

Watch the Latest Episode of GTA Online Sessions featuring Tyler the Creator, Odd Future & Danny Brown

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

If you missed this past Tuesday’s raucous livestream featuring Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack’s Tyler the Creator and Danny Brown – you can now check out the official GTA Online Sessions episode at the Rockstar YouTube channel. Tyler was flanked by Odd Future’s Taco and Jasper Dolphin and Danny was backed up by his Bruiser Brigade teammates Dopehead and DJ Skywlkr for an insane 3v3 session playing new Adversary Modes from the Freemode Events Update and more.

Tyler and Danny are touring with fellow GTAV soundtrack artists A$AP Rocky and Vince Staples on the Rocky and Tyler Tour currently making stops all across North America through the fall.

"What Happens in the Dark": A Collaborative GTA Artwork Fanzine

Posted 1 week, 5 days ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Rockstar, Games

Last month, we told you about a work-in-progress not-for-profit art zine entitled What Happens in the Dark being crowdsourced from the worldwide GTA fandom scene. Well, it’s been recently completed and released – and it’s even more awesome than expected.

74 pages worth of brilliant GTA fan art curated and compiled impeccably by editor and designer G.E. McKinnon and their Not Lit House online imprint. 

We continue to be amazed and inspired every single day by the creative efforts of the worldwide GTA player community – from the Snapmatic photographers scene to the moviemaking of Rockstar Editors to talented illustrators such as these – and this wonderful compendium of original artwork is truly humbling to see. 

Thank you to all of the artists who participated in this collection and a special thanks to McKinnon and veteran GTA fandom artist Amanda Burke - not only for their own artwork and contributions, but for their very sweet sentiments in the book’s foreword found on page 3.

A very fun read for any GTA fan, you can see the entire zine online at or you can download the PDF via MediaFire or Google Drive. Check out just a few of the excellent pieces found in the zine, below.


by Amanda Burke

by Chococri

"Double Cross" by SOMETHING CRISPY

"T" by Rudy Gapon

"Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted.MP3" by Rudy Gapon

"Ghost of Mount Gordo" by Darien

Untitled by Gattobamboom

Reimagined GTA Poster Collection by Tom van Dijk and More
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Our fan art column here at the Rockstar Newswire rounds up some of the latest and most impressive fan-made creations curated from all across the internet. If you’ve spotted or created something amazing that you think the world needs to see, please share it here in comments for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to check out via

Tyler the Creator and Danny Brown GTA Online Livestream Today Tues Sept 22

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Music, Rockstar, Games

Tune in tomorrow Tuesday September 22nd at 3:30pm Eastern (12:30pm Pacific; 8:30pm British) on the Rockstar Twitch and YouTube channels for an official GTA Online livestream with very special guests from the GTAV soundtrack Tyler the Creator and Danny Brown. Tyler will be joined by Odd Future’s Taco and Jasper Dolphin and Danny will be joined by his Bruiser Brigade crewmates Dopehead and DJ Skywlkr – all happening live from Rockstar NYC while they’re in town for the Rocky and Tyler tour stop at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. Get ready for a full-on Odd Future versus Bruiser Brigade battle playing brand new Adversary Modes from the Freemode Events Update and more.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates, times and guests are very much subject to change. Follow, and to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

Exclusive Unlocks, In-Game Discounts and More in the GTA Online Freemode Events Social Club Weekend this Fri-Sun

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

Prepare for a whole 'nother level of Freemode chaos in GTA Online this weekend. To help you gain an edge in the array of new games and challenges in this week's Freemode Events Update, retailers across Los Santos and Blaine County are slashing prices on a whole host of goods and services, including fast rides, heavy weapons and assistance from the likes of Lester Crest, Merryweather and Pegasus. There's also a new GTAV gear sweepstakes to enter at Social Club and exclusive in-game t-shirts to unlock each day this weekend. Read on for the full breakdown of everything going on in GTA Online this weekend:


In case you missed it as part of our announcement earlier this week, if you complete any five of the brand new GTA Online Freemode Events or Challenges by Sunday, you'll get GTA$50,000 bonus in-game cash plus the exclusive Vapid t-shirt for your in-game character. The GTA$ and t-shirt will be awarded to your GTA Online character by Friday, September 25.


Your vehicle choice during the Freemode Events and Challenges can be the difference between winning or losing, surviving or perishing. Whether you're being shunted out of contention in Penned In, nailing that Longest Jump you scouted out last week, or in a race to bag your place in Kill List Competitive, you'll want a vehicle that will give you the best possible chance of victory. Pull out your iFruit and place an order for some of our recommended vehicles, which have been handily discounted by 50% for this weekend only. Full list below:

Adder Buzzard Insurgent Savage
Annihilator Dubsta Lectro Seashark
Armored Kuruma Entity XF Mallard Vestra
Bati801RR Frogger Marshall Zentorno
Besra Hakuchou Sanchez  


To make sure you're properly prepared to wreak havoc in Freemode Events like Hot Property, King Of The Castle, Hunt The Beast and others, Ammu-Nation is bringing out the heavy artillery this weekend, slashing prices by half on the Heavy Sniper, Micro SMG, Carbine Rifle and Minigun, as well as all ammo. And protect yourself from insidious onslaughts this weekend with half off on Armor, Bulletproof Helmets and Bulletproof Tires.


With the action coming thick and fast, sometimes the best way to get by is with a little help from your friends. You may need to lose a pesky Wanted Level or call for a Helicopter to chauffeur you to the Freemode Event location. You also want to maximize your chances in Hot Property or King Of The Castle by arriving on the scene in a Lazer - or perhaps have your Buzzard Attack Chopper delivered nearby to ensure you've got the best perspective on the runaway Beast. For these possibilities and more, all Pegasus and Merryweather Phone Services are discounted by 50% this weekend, along with Lester's Remove Wanted Level service to guarantee you're never hindered in taking part in the next Freemode Event.


To celebrate the launch of the Rockstar Editor for PS4 and Xbox One, three new t-shirts featuring some of Vinewood's biggest blockbusters will be made available this weekend. To grab them, all you need to do is log on to GTA Online once per day throughout the Event Weekend - every day you log on you'll get a different t-shirt added to your character's inventory:

Friday, September 18th: Vinewood Zombie
Saturday, September 19th: I Married My Dad
Sunday, September 20th: Die Already



Specifically for Xbox 360 & PS3 players this weekend, we're increasing the frequency on all kinds of classic Freemode occurrences, including Armored Trucks, Kill Targets and High Priority Vehicles - with lucrative rewards upon completion of each. Amidst this mayhem, special Event Crate Drops will also be descending from the skies on Xbox 360 & PS3, with exclusive t-shirts that you might have missed out on in previous Events.


To celebrate the world-spanning nature of the GTA Online Freemode Events Update, our Social Club Weekend contest features a collection of GTA merch that's representative of what Los Santos and Blaine County has to offer. It includes a Merryweather T-Shirt, Los Santos Lifeguard T-shirt, GTA V Epsilon Paperweight, GTA V Loneliest Robot Greeting Card, GTA V Lifeinvader Mouse Pad and Rockstar sticker packs as well. To enter for your chance to nab the gear, head over to the Social Club Events Page and hit the Enter Sweepstakes button in the lower right corner.

And for all the prospective new auteurs on PS4 and Xbox One inquiring about the next Rockstar Editor Contest, we're giving you this week to get familiar with the tool before launching the first multi-platform Editor Contest later this month.


For those looking forward to the next official Rockstar livestream – stay tuned as we’ve got an epic one lined up for you next week Tuesday September 22nd at 3:30-4:30pm Eastern with some very special guests from the GTAV soundtrack to be announced very soon... For now, mark your calendar, and follow Rockstar on Twitch and YouTube Gaming.

Also stay tuned for the first Rockstar Editor contest for PS4, Xbox One and PC to be announced sometime next week - giving all the new budding directors on PS4 and Xbox One some time to polish those editorial skills before the gauntlet is thrown down.

GTA Online Freemode Events Update Now Available for PS4, Xbox One & PC

Crew Noticeboard: An Apocalyptic Brotherhood, Music Lovers and More

Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

The Crew Noticeboard is our featured column of Crews actively recruiting new members to join their ranks. We publish Crew recruitment pitches in their own words so that you know exactly what they're all about.

In this edition, we feature pitches from a Crew that gets their inspiration from the music of Los Santos, a post-apocalyptic brotherhood, a devilish MC squad and a dedicated car club.

GTA Online Sessions: Freemode Events Special featuring Lazlow, Swiftor & Hat Films (aka The Stunt Lads)

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Check out a special edition of GTA Online Sessions at the official Rockstar YouTube channel featuring a few of the brand new Freemode Events released today for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

We invited in our old friend Swiftor and the gents from Hat Films (who you may know for their excellent ‘Stunt Lads’ Rockstar Editor video machinima series that we’ve featured here at the Newswire recently) to join Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast Team for a ridiculous session playing a selection of Freemode Events including Penned In, Kill List and Hunt the Beast.

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