Get ready for a lineup of special GTA Online livestreams at the official Rockstar Twitch and YouTube Gaming channels this and next week featuring guests from the GTAV soundtrack and much more:
Friday Oct 9 5pm ET*
Freemode Events and Adversary Modes with GTA community guests
Visiting NYC all the way from the Netherlands, ubiquitous GTA fan and Rockstar livestream veteran Gtamen (aka The Liberty Lunatic) will be co-hosting this session alongside other special guest players including Typical Gamer, Hike, Casey from GTAGaming, Juan from GTA-Growth and more. Alongside the Rockstar Broadcast Team of Bangers, British Voice, Jersey Voice, Klang, Tex and Wolfman, we'll be playing the new Freemode Events and Adversary Modes and a best-of selection from Gtamen's weekly Top 5 Creator Maps live on stream.
Sunday Oct 11 2:30pm ET*
GTAV Soundtrack Edition featuring NEON INDIAN
Responsible for signature GTAV Soundtrack tune "Change of Coast" (heard on Radio Mirror Park and on The Music of Grand Theft Auto V OST), Neon Indian's new LP VEGA INTL. Night School is coming out next week October 16. We're excited to welcome Alan and the band for their first appearance on the Rockstar livestream while in town for a tour stop at Webster Hall - they'll be previewing tracks off the new album and getting into some GTA Online Adversary Modes and more. We're also planning on doing some autographed GTAV soundtrack CD giveaways on Twitter immediately following the stream so make sure you're tuned in on Sunday.
Friday Oct 16 5pm ET*
GTA Online Creator Jobs Inspired by THE WARRIORS & GTA LIBERTY CITY STORIES (10 Year Anniversary Throwback Jobs Stream)
It's been ten years since the release of GTA Liberty City Stories and our videogame adaptation of The Warriors - and to celebrate, we'll be hosting a special GTA Online Throwback Jobs stream featuring creations directly inspired by those titles. If you've made a Job of any sort in honor of either The Warriors or Liberty City Stories, make sure to have them tagged as either #Warriors #TheWarriors #LibertyCityStories #GTALibertyCityStories #GTALCS or #LCS as we're actively playing through your homages and picking great ones to play live with community guests.
Mark your calendars for these broadcasts and stay tuned for more to be announced.
* Please note that with all livestreams, dates and times are very much subject to change. Follow twitch.tv/rockstargames, youtube.com/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin.
In the second part of our Rockstar Game Tips for the new GTA Online Freemode Events, we're looking at the ways to navigate Kill List and Competitive Kill List, Penned In, Dead Drop and Checkpoints on your road to successful mayhem. If you missed the first part of our Freemode Events Game Tips, check out Part One for more pro tips that will help you score big in the Freemode Events.
First things first - prepare yourself for the potential impending chaos of the Freemode Events. To emerge a survivor and victor in these games, we recommend taking on board the following general tips:
- Stock up on all the essentials. Make sure you're armed to the teeth with plenty of firepower and ammo to back it up, decent Armor to protect you and Snacks at the ready. A good range of vehicles at your disposal will also be hugely beneficial, so make sure you've got a reliable mix - from motorcycles to sturdy off-road wheels - and be ready to call your Mechanic should you need to. Getting airborne may come in handy too, so have a chopper or a plane primed at Pegasus.
- Be generous with those bills by teaming up with others to help you take on those tricky challenges. You can team up and share your cash by going to the Inventory section in your Interaction menu, and selecting Cash. From there, choose which player you'd like to share with as well as a percentage cut.
- Keep an eye out for the purple help text and UI, which will pop onto your screen every so often. These hints will give you some helpful information specific to the Freemode Events.
- Don't get distracted from your main objective. Staying focused on the prize in all the Events helps you avoid getting caught up in fights with other challengers, which puts you at risk of being defeated by another player.
- If you want to avoid auto-targeting your friends during Events, be sure to set your Player Targeting Priority to 'Strangers.'
KILL LIST AND COMPETITIVE KILL LIST
Make sure all the guns are manned to maximize your stopping power.
In this Event, you'll be taking control of some heavy hitting machinery to duke it out with persistent mercenaries from Merryweather Security. Once you enter the vehicle, the countdown timer will start and you'll begin to rack up cash and RP for each kill. The Competitive version of this Event allows you and up to three other players to eliminate the Merryweather soldiers. The player with the most kills after 8 minutes will also grab an additional cash and RP bonus.
The Merryweather Security heavies will be laying down some furious fire so be quick and stay on the move to avoid hits from the mercenaries. Make the most of the industrial vehicles and use the maximum amount of players for each vehicle to deal the most damage. With this boost in numbers per vehicle, work as a team to outmaneuver and take down Merryweather but avoid wasting time or ammunition on the opposing team as you're unable to damage them. Your focus should be on taking out the Merryweather troops and getting as many kills as you can to build up cash and RP. If you're hitting the skies with a chopper, players seated in the back should make the most of their heavy weapons and rain down damage from above. Keeping an eye on the radar will help you get the jump on the Merryweather gunships, lay down some heavy fire as they approach to destroy them before they get into their attacking range. Also watch out for Merryweather mercenaries stationed on the ground as they will often be armed with RPGs and will make good use of cover to avoid your fire.
Sticking close to the center of the dome and staying away from competitors is key to success in Penned In.
As soon as you see that Penned In is about to begin, jump into the nearest ride and find your way into the ring before the timer starts. The goal is to stay within the dome as it begins to move and shrink, attempting to knock other participants out, while doing your best to stay in the area. Your weapons are disabled for this round, so you must rely on expert driving skills to hold your ground and earn the cash and RP rewards.
As soon as you get notified of this Event, you'll need to think quick: an extra few seconds finding the right vehicle could mean you miss out on competing entirely. Bikes have greater maneuverability than cars but players should be wary of being easily knocked off by more heavy-weight contenders. However, while heavier, bigger vehicles are useful for pushing other cars out of the pen, you may find it harder to keep up the pace as the dome speeds up and shrinks in size. For those tempted by a plane or helicopter, don't forget that the dome has a height restriction - in our experience, steer well clear. Once you've chosen your vehicle, race as quickly as you can to get to the purple dome - the combo of a Merryweather pickup and a Mechanic delivery at the destination might be your best move.
Once the Event begins, remember that location is key, so try and keep to the middle of the pen and stay out of trouble. Competition will only get fiercer as the dome gets faster and smaller and there's less space to occupy. Keep an eye out for direction changes in the dome which could shift your momentum.
Work as a team, provide covering fire and protect those making a dash for the bag.
Dead Drop begins as soon as one person picks up the package that appears on your Radar. From there, each player battles to be the one holding the package when it reaches the destination marked on your map. There are cash and RP bonuses for taking out the holder, while the final carrier will pick up an extra cache as well as bragging rights for a smuggler’s run pulled off successfully.
There is significant strength in numbers in this Event, as long as you trust your partner to keep you safe and share the cash. Simultaneously driving and shooting is no easy skill, so sharing these tasks between two will turn you into a formidable force. Once you have the package, make a break towards a void of players - it can get tricky when you're totally surrounded. Avoid tight areas and corners where you could get boxed in with little room to escape. If you're the one doing the chasing then plan ahead and work out the best routes to counterattack and block the player with the parcel so that you can snap up your chance of victory.
Choosing the correct vehicle for the job will help immensely when collecting checkpoints.
When your Radar lights up with a plentiful number of Checkpoint icons, your objective will be to take to the land, sea or air to collect as many as you can in the allotted time. Before the Event begins, all of the players who want to join in will be directed to an area in Los Santos or Blaine County. Once there, they will then scatter in a mad dash to rack up the most Checkpoints with the aim to win cash and RP bonuses at the top of the leaderboard.
This is another Event where choice of vehicle is crucial in deciding whether you can make the top spot or not. Planes are faster but choppers can reach Checkpoints nestled in narrower, smaller places that planes may struggle with. For land Checkpoints dotted across rougher, heavy-duty terrain, consider using an off-road vehicle or a motorbike to speed up collection in tighter spots. Take the time to plan a route on your map, and steer clear of any congested areas - you don't want to waste precious time reaching a tricky Checkpoint only to have it snatched away from you as you approach. If you're in a Crew session, this is a great opportunity to test your teamwork skills: if ALL the checkpoints are collected, then everyone involved gets an extra GTA$5,000 and 1000 RP each. Numbers always welcomed by any pocket!
If you've already got excellent Freemode Events tips of your own, be sure to drop them in the comments section. We'll be back with Part Three of our special Freemode Events Game Tips series soon, so stay tuned for more coming your way.
The final race of the 2015 Red Hook Criterium Championship Series presented by Rockstar Games is this Saturday in Bovisa, Milan. Following races in Brooklyn, London and Barcelona, the final leg sets up to be one of the most thrilling conclusions yet. 325 athletes from over 27 countries will descend upon Milan to compete in the city’s 6th annual Red Hook Crit finale.
A view of the crowds at the start of the Men’s race at last year’s Milano No. 5 (Photo: Mauro Tittoto)
Women’s series leader Ainara Elbusto has a commanding 115 point lead. Second to her is Kacey Lloyd (92 points) who – sporting the Rockstar Games jersey – outsprinted Elbusto in the final stretch of the Barcelona race to win in dramatic fashion. Barcelona’s Top Antagonist Winner Fleur Faure (67 points) sits in third place followed closely by last year’s Milan winner Ash Duban (62 points). We’re looking forward to seeing newcomer Gretchen Stumhofer (45 points), who placed eighth in her Red Hook Crit debut at London, then third last month at Barcelona.
Kacey Lloyd’s final sprint against Ainara Elbusto at Barcelona No. 3, followed closely by Gretchen Stumhofer. Photo: @strict / @eloisemavian
In the men’s series, led by Italy’s own Ivan Ravaioli (97 points), the top 5 are all still mathematically viable to win the overall championship series. While Puerto Rico’s William Guzman (76 points) sits second place with powerhouse performances in all three races so far this year, we saw a heated battle develop between Ravaioli and Mario Paz Duque (66 points) in Barcelona – and look forward to seeing how the competition will unfold in Milan. Not to be counted out are Italian dark horses Fabio Scarazzati (67 points) and longtime RHC competitor Augusto Reati (66 points).
Mario Paz Duque and Ivan Ravaioli battle in London and Barcelona (Photos: @strict / @eloisemavian)
While the men’s field grows more competitive with the likes of French pro Loic Chetout making his first RHC appearance, and the return of David Santos - perhaps one of the most notable changes is the absence of Eduard Grosu, who has back-to-back wins in Milan the past two years.
Spectators bang barrier panels and ring cowbells to cheer athletes approaching the start/finish straightaway at Milan No. 5 (Photo: @strict / @eloisemavian)
For anyone in or nearby Milan, the race is free for all spectators and will surely be a day of world-class racing. The qualifications will begin around 12:30 with the final races beginning around 20:00. Best of luck to all of the athletes and for more information visit the official Red Hook Crit website and follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Red Hook Crit Barcelona No. 3 Recap
William Guzman and Ainara Elbusto Power Past the Field to Win the Inaugural Red Hook Crit London
Congrats to Eduard Grosu and Ash Duban, Winners of the Red Hook Crit Milano Race
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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 Beast, King of the Castle, Hot 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.
HUNT THE BEAST
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.
KING OF THE CASTLE
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
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.
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 http://issuu.com/notlithouse/docs/gta_zine 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.
"T" by Rudy Gapon
"Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted.MP3" by Rudy Gapon
"Ghost of Mount Gordo" by Darien
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 email@example.com.
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 twitch.tv/rockstargames, http://gaming.youtube.com/rockstargames and twitter.com/rockstargames to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.
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