Adversary Modes, Daily Objectives and More New Updates Also Coming to GTA Online March 10th

Posted 14 hours, 23 minutes ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

Next week, Heists will deliver a brand new gameplay experience to GTA Online, offering players the chance to team up to take down big scores. Alongside this massive new addition comes a range of new features and enhancements to make the entire GTA Online experience bigger and deeper.  Adversary Modes bring three new kinds of competition to GTA Online while new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities bring new life to the hectic streets of Los Santos and Blaine County.  Here's a rundown of just some of the new features and additions launching next week alongside Heists that will continue to expand and augment the world of Grand Theft Auto Online.

NEW ADVERSARY MODES

These brand new player vs. player modes bring a range of intense new competitive challenges to GTA Online. Adversary Modes will unlock as players progress through Heists.

Come Out To Play
A team of three Runners just trying to make it home, and a team of Hunters are out for blood. Runners are well-armed but limited to movement by foot, while the opposition wield free-aim shotguns and ride motorbikes or ATVs. Hunters must stay on their bikes and have access to unlimited lives, while the Runners have just one life but all their weapons available to pick off the Hunters at will. 

Siege Mentality
Up to four players stand their ground, outnumbered but not outgunned as they fight to survive against up to 6 determined attackers in a location defense mode, GTA style. Attackers have unlimited lives but fight only with sawn-off shotguns. Defenders have full use of all their weapons. 

Hasta La Vista
The chase is on as Truckers in big rig cabs hunt down a team of Cyclists. The Cyclists' goal is simple: reach the final checkpoint without getting crushed under the wheels of the pursuing trucks. Without traditional weapons the Truckers must rely solely on their vehicles to crush the Cyclists. Meanwhile, the Cyclists must harness the maneuverability and acceleration of their bikes to evade the trucks, while keeping an eye over their shoulder. If one of the Cyclists reaches the checkpoint, the Cyclists win. If all Cyclists are terminated, the Truckers prevail.

Daily Objectives
The Los Santos daily hustle just got a little more lucrative. Whether you tend towards Jobs or free-form activities, Daily Objectives will give you a rotating series of challenges to take on for GTA$ rewards. With three new objectives per day, players can stack up challenges over consecutive days to earn bonuses of up to $500,000.

New Freemode Activities
You and your fellow players also have new opportunities for cash and RP rewards with new activities added to the world in Freemode. Be on the lookout for calls from Lester, who may need help to distract the cops in a specific area while Lester’s accomplices finish their criminal business. Lamar may call looking for help destroying a vehicle or two, while Trevor and Ron need occasional help picking their business rival’s planes out of the sky. Along with GTA$ and RP bonuses, there are all-new Awards available for completing these challenges with style.

There's also a new in-game Email notification system that will allow you to contact and message any of your GTA Online friends, no matter what session they’re in - as well as a host of new Awards that yield new items including exclusive t-shirts and car modifications.

Everything detailed here will be added to GTA Online for consoles in tandem with Heists on March 10th and on day one for PC when it launches on April 14. Stay tuned to the Newswire for more news, including our suggestions on how you can ready your crew to take down scores when Heists launch next week.


Previously:
Online Heists Coming March 10

New Grand Theft Auto V PC Screens

Posted 4 days, 20 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

 

Here's a brand new collection of screens showcasing some of the detail and refinements that PC players can expect in Grand Theft Auto VPre-order by March 31st to get a bonus $300,000 of in-game cash for GTA Online (that’s on top of the $1,200,000 of in-game cash that all pre-orders – either physical copy or digital download – will receive).

And keep an eye out for more GTAV info in the weeks ahead, including a new trailer and a look at the PC version's powerful new Rockstar Editor for making your own original custom videos.

Fan Art & Snaps: GTAV in Stained Glass, Amazing Rockstar Line Drawing & Stunning Snapmatics

Posted 5 days, 13 hours ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

This week, check out impressive fan-made artistic creations including a Behance art project that casts the characters of GTAV in stained-glass, some sweet illustrated Valentine’s Day cards that were posted this month from the lovelorn Trevor and Franklin – along with a gallery of the latest and greatest Snapmatics with some of the finest in-game photography seen to date.


Striking at a glance, and amazing upon closer inspection – the Rockstar logo as one continuous line drawing by Chaz Schmidt. Watch his making-of video to see how it all came together.


The tabernacle of Saints Michael, Franklin and Trevor – alongside Sister Beach Weather. A divine piece by Mexican artist Jose Detangs. He’s also posted each pane in detail.


Hit the jump below for illustrated Valentine’s Day cards from Trevor and Franklin, a Snapmatic gallery and more.

GTAV Updates: Online Heists Coming March 10, GTAV for PC Coming April 14

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

We have release date updates to share, along with a collection of new Heists screenshots.

Online Heists
We are excited to announce that the launch of Heists for GTA Online is scheduled for March 10th. We know it’s been a wait, and appreciate your patience. Heists will bring a brand new 4-player cooperative gameplay experience to GTA Online, giving players the chance to team up to pull off a string of intense, multi-part raids and robberies across Los Santos and Blaine County. Over the next couple of weeks, we will have more information about the launch of Heists and about other new features that we will release with it.

GTAV for PC
GTAV for PC will be arriving on April 14th at retail and as a digital download. Our apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of the game, but a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC. As a gesture of thanks for your understanding, we will grant anyone who has pre-ordered the game an additional $200,000 in-game cash for use in GTA Online.

As always, we ask for the GTA PC community’s understanding and assistance in helping to report any concerns during the early days of launch when those inevitable initial teething issues arise on the new platform. If you do experience issues please visit Rockstar Games Support and send feedback to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com – we’ll be closely monitoring the situation and addressing any hitches as quickly as we can. 

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is our most graphically and technically advanced version yet, fully optimized to support a broad range of current hardware (system specifications) and features a host of PC-specific enhancements including greater levels of detail, deep configuration options and ultra-high-definition support – as well as the powerful new Rockstar Editor for recording, staging and editing original custom videos.

We thank GTA players worldwide for their patience in awaiting these big game updates and we are excited to bring both Heists and GTAV for PC to you very soon. Please stay tuned for lots more information in the weeks ahead and for now, check out some new screens showing action from Heists.


Previously:
GTAV PC: New Release Date, First Screens and System Specs
GTA Online Heists: New Trailer and Info

GTA Fan Vids: Bird Stunting, Things You Don’t See in Superhero Movies & More

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

This week, check out some inspired new productions from the creative 8-Bit Bastard troupe as well as Commandoflauge's new machinima superhero parody filmed in Los Santos - plus the latest jaw-dropping feats from the stunting scene.
 


GTA 5 Bird Stunt Montage | Animal Stuntage Spoof by 8-BIT BASTARD
It’s stupid pet tricks – Los Santos Style. A new group of stunting naturals have swooped in to show all would-be ace pilots how it's done. Whether it's flying through a narrow parking garage or simply eyeing up the bread crumbs falling off of your Bleeder Burger, these birds are worth watching.

Also Check Out:
GTA 5 Bird Time Lapse | As The Crow Flies | 60fps by 8-BIT BASTARD


GTA 5 - Stunt Montage - "A Stunters Path" by Hazardous
Hazardous has wowed before with dynamic stunt montages, collaborative all-star videos featuring fellow daredevil and friend Kwebbelkop, and the more lighthearted Shit GTA 5 People Say! series. Now he's back with a vengeance, sporting a fresh arsenal of sick tricks (now featuring first-person vantages) to celebrate hitting 200K Subscribers on his YouTube channel. There are many impressive tricks in this presentation but Hazard's full backflip into a spot-on sticky bomb helicopter takedown near the two minute mark simply has to be seen to be believed.

Also Check Out:
GTA V - 1st Person View Proximity Flying WINGSUIT - Sky children - SKYZ by banjabi
 


Things You Don't See in: Superhero Movies - Part 1 & Part 2 by Commandoflauge
The Commandoflauge squad offers up some seriously silly super-hero inspired outtakes. This hilarious original machinima series follows the trials and misadventures of a shadowy, vigilante known as "Pigman", exposing the less glamorous sides of superhero work such as answering awkward costume material billing inquiries from Maze Bank’s fraud prevention department and the realities of executing those dramatic in-the-nick-of-time rescues.
 


GTA 5 THE CAR (1977) Movie Trailer by gigerbrick
This is certainly one of the weirder selections of the movie trailer recreations we’ve featured here at the Newswire – but just as impeccably produced. Horror film connoisseur gigerbrick brings us this shot-for-shot recreation of the trailer for eerie late 70’s cult flick “The Car” - where an unmanned black sedan terrorizes a small Southwestern town in a seemingly unstoppable rampage.

Also Check Out:
GTA 5 Devils Rejects (Movie Trailer) by gigerbrick


Of course, if you've got an excellent GTA or Rockstar themed clip of your own that you think the world needs to see, send it our way to have a look at mouthoff@rockstargames.com, and we may feature it in a future round-up here at the Newswire.

Previously:
Jaw-Dropping BMX Stunts from ErasableNinja, Santa Monica VS Del Perro POV and More

Crew Noticeboard: The Unusual Females, LS Hell Hounds, Heavy Metal Invasion and Others Now Recruiting

Posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

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

The latest edition features some new blood, as well as familiar faces branching out elsewhere in the GTA Online Crew community. Representing a few contrasting styles, you should certainly find a solid Crew here to get in where you fit in. Check out the recruitment pitches below to see what works for you.

Player-Created GTA Online Throwback Jobs: Inspired by Missions from Vice City & More

Posted 3 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games

Last year, we shared a batch of fine GTA Online Jobs fans had created in tribute to classic Grand Theft Auto missions from back in the days. Using the hashtag #throwback when publishing them to Social Club, nostalgic players continue to make excellent gameplay experiences that pay homage to the exploits of Tommy Vercetti, CJ and more in Race, Deathmatch and Capture form. Below, check out just a few great ones we've found that are worth giving a go.

Click on the name of the Job to see it at Social Club and bookmark it to your game, and let the Social Club community know in the comments section if you've made any of your own #Throwback Jobs that you're especially proud of.

The Fastest Boat by GhostFire79 (Xbox One & Xbox 360)
The description to this Capture kicks off the nostalgia: "Remember Vice City in the old days? Playing on the PS2 and having a blast!" What unfolds is a tribute to the mission "The Fastest Boat" from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, where Tommy Vercetti has to steal a speedboat for Ricardo Diaz. The result here is an entertaining Capture which provides a nice mix of combat over land, air and sea - as players try to retrieve the titular boat and return it to their Capture Point.


Bikers enter stage right in Love Fist Fury

Love Fist Fury by giantnugget (Xbox One & Xbox 360)
"Love Fist is in town for one night only!" according to giantnugget's description, and Los Santos residents are going to extreme measures to be the first to the ticket booth. This is a challenging, intricate Bike Race around Vinewood Bowl, with staircase climbing sections and turns tighter than Jezz Torrent's leather trousers.

Dam and Blast by PyRo235 (PS4 & PS3)
In PyRo235's own words, this take on Dam and Blast is "Classic GTA: San Andreas but with a different spin". Here, it's the Land Act Dam in place of the Sherman Dam, and an encounter between The Lost MC and The Ballas setting the scene for an entertaining Team Deathmatch. The narrow battlefield might make for a straight-up, eyeball-to-eyeball skirmish on first inspection, but smart weapon placement opens up opportunities for the more strategic soldier. Look out for the HVY Dozer as a creative way to provide some mobile cover; just pray the other team hasn't discovered the Sticky Bomb stash by that point...


The Land Act Dam can't stop the river of bullets in Dam and Blast

High Stakes, Low Rider by reform1 (PS4 & PS3)
The race "High Stakes, Low Rider" from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a popular inspiration for GTA Online tributes, and this effort by reform1 is a challenging Race with just enough intricacy and overtaking opportunities to ensure a tight pack right up to the finish line on Del Perro Pier.

Bad Cop Drop by Infernus_XS (PS4 & PS3)
A crooked cop decoy is what goes down in "Bad Cop Drop", the Lost and Damned mission this Deathmatch is based on. Here, re-contextualized as a drug deal inside an LCPD parking lot. "Real smart," as Infernus_XS notes in the description. The multi-layered setup here adds great variety and there is ample heavy firepower scattered around to ensure loud noises. Those with a penchant for a dramatic entrance might want to look out for the parachute on the roof, just below the helipad.

Hit The Pipe by tREVENGE124 (PS4 & PS3)
tREVENGE124 sets the scene nicely for this Capture based on a mission from The Lost and Damned: "Whenever a small shipment of guns or crack come to San Andreas, The Lost are all over it. A Cuban 800 carrying drugs arrived at McKenzie Fields, but The Lost seized it. They transported it in 2 Gang Burritos to their trailer park. Get the vans back to McKenzie Fields where the Cuban 800 is awaiting. Be careful, they have half of Alderney with them." This Job is a well-balanced Capture, with heavily-guarded Gang Burritos and a long drive back to the Capture Point, providing much opportunity for on-road skirmishes.


Aim for the tires to stop the shipment of drugs in Hit The Pipe

Witness Protection GTA V by 19JDTB98 (Xbox One & Xbox 360)
Based on the multiplayer mode of the same name from The Lost and Damned, this Capture Job pits the LSPD against The Lost in a bid to seize control of a prison van. The locations of the Capture Points effectively reinforce the theme and restricting players to sawn-offs means you'll need real teamwork (and not just a hail of bullets) to take the van and successfully escort it to your base.

Arab Money by dfeazy (Xbox One & Xbox 360)
Though not explicitly mentioned, we're betting the "son of an Arab oil emperor" mentioned in dfeazy's description is none other than Yusuf Amir who you may remember from The Ballad of Gay Tony, given his fondness for the Busta Rhymes song “Arab Money” and the mention of his "Dangerous friends over in Liberty City". This Capture sees the LS Golf Club - quite literally - smothered with money in the form of briefcases, along with some lethal guards trying to keep control of it. First players must try to grab the cash from the fairway and return it to their respective Capture Points but, when the guards are downed, it quickly turns into a to-and-fro battle as teams attempt to steal Capture Objects from their opponents' bases while protecting their own.

 

If you've spotted or created an epic GTA Online Job themed around one of our games, a certain mission or even your favorite movie, be sure to tag it #throwback on Social Club and drop us a link either here in the comments or via Mouthoff, so we can check it out.


Previously:
San Andreas Anniversary Throwbacks
Red Dead Tribute Special

GTAV Soundtrack Artist Spotlight: An Interview with The Chain Gang of 1974

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


In our latest GTA Online Sessions YouTube episode, we chat and play with GTAV soundtrack's The Chain Gang of 1974 ("Sleepwalking").

We recently hung out with Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack's The Chain Gang of 1974 aka Kamtin Mohager - the act responsible for one of GTAV's most signature tunes, "Sleepwalking" as heard in the game's official trailer and original TV spot. Playing some GTA Online live together on the Rockstar Twitch channel, we chatted with him about Chain Gang and what he's been up to since "Sleepwalking" first exploded across the airwaves of Radio Mirror Park. Check out the GTA Online Sessions YouTube episode above for some great highlights and read on for choice excerpts from the interview.
 

On coming up with the name of his band...
"I started the band at the very end of 2006 and at the time I was listening to a lot of The Raveonettes - and they had a record called Chain Gang of Love. So I took that and took the birth year of another artist of mine that I love, Ryan Adams, and got "The Chain Gang of 1974". I did realize it's a bit long so I'm trying to retire the 'The' from the band name."

On Daydream Forever coming out on vinyl...
"We are working on it - I wish it was just a very easy thing. It's cool because I am a big vinyl nerd and vinyl is definitely back. But that also means production takes a very long time. I did get the rights for it and it's going to be coming into production very soon... its definitely going to happen this year."

And on its release on cassette...
"There is a kind of whole cassette thing going on right now and I just think it's a fun way to release music and continue to allow things to be exciting for the fans and listeners so we're just going to do a limited release of cassettes [in February]."

On what exactly "Sleepwalking" is about...
"Being emo and heartbroken, man [laughs].... No, I like writing music about that kind of stuff, its fun. I'm influenced by a lot of those kinds of bands and I think it's very universal and people can relate to it. But yeah, just about an ex-girlfriend, that's about it but... made it work. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have had a song in GTAV so there we go, round of applause to her."

On the writing process...
"The last two records I did [2011's Wayward Fire and 2014's Daydream Forever] I worked on with one of my good buddies, Isom Innis [of Foster the People]... him and I work in a certain way that's very quick. We basically moved to Malibu and I think I went into the studio with a couple of ideas, but we just brought all our own gear, lived in the house for a month up in the hills and we came back with an 11 song record."

On new project Teenage Wrist...
"We want to do this thing in a very organic manner so basically we put the first single out ["Teenage Wrist"] and we were very excited how things kind of developed with it. People took notice, just randomly Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance found it and was talking about it and it was just a really cool thing to have that happen. I collaborated on the project with my good friend Marshall [Gallagher, of Swing Hero], who I went to high school with in Colorado and our drummer Anthony as well. We're having fun with it, its cool to not be in an electronic band, just be in a kind of grungy rock band for a little bit. We're getting ready to put the second single out... and then we'll be announcing the album details pretty soon."

Big thanks to Kam for stopping by and also to the community for asking some really great questions in the Twitch chat. You can catch the stream in its entirety here and to keep up with Kam, check out Chain Gang's Facebook page and give a listen to Teenage Wrist's first single, "Afterglow," below:

Previously:
GTAV Soundtrack: Listen to Original New Songs Added from Flying Lotus, Jamie Lidell, Freddie Gibbs and More
The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Limited Edition Soundtrack CD and Vinyl Box Sets Coming this December

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