The 2015 Red Hook Criterium Championship Series Heads to London, Barcelona and Milan

Posted 17 hours, 59 minutes ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

For the first time ever, the Red Hook Crit comes to the spectacular waterfront circuit at the iconic Greenwich Peninsula for the inaugural London race on July 11th. The second leg of this year's global Championship Series, the top finishers from last month's thrilling race at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will now fight it out with other hopeful competitors across Europe - starting with the July race in London, before stops in Barcelona on September 5th and Milan on October 10th.


Course design draws inspiration from Formula 1 and is fine-tuned for a fast and exciting bike race.

One of the most visually spectacular, spectator friendly and exciting cycling races around, The Red Hook Crit's racing format, course designs, and international venues are inspired by Formula 1 motorsport and produce intense competition and passionate athletes who compete ferociously in both individual races and throughout the overall championship series.


The Brooklyn No. 8 Podium Ceremony. Rockstar Award for Top Antagonist winner Chaz Christiansen doing his best Lady Liberty impression with trophy in hand on the left. Photo Cred: State Bicycle.

The Red Hook Crit first expanded into a year-long international racing series in 2013 with races in Red Hook, the Brooklyn Navy Yards, Barcelona and Milan – each venue selected as prime locations to replicate the aesthetics and culture of the original Red Hook race. The addition of London this year makes the Red Hook Crit the only track bike racing series with stops in New York City and London, and firmly establishes it as a truly international racing series.


The course in Parc del Forum Barcelona overlooks the Balearic Sea and is dotted with large architectural landmarks, similar to Red Hook’s view of the Hudson River and iconic Statue of Liberty. Photo Cred: Jack Chevell

The Championship Series is a continual points series where the top 25 finishers accumulate points over the course of four races. Points count towards both individual and team series standings, and additional points are awarded for winning primes; the first-lap prime is awarded to the first to cross the finish after the first lap, and the mid-race prime is the first to cross the finish at the halfway point of the race. 


Mid-Race Prime winner Thiabaud Lhenry leads First Lap Prime winner Mario Paz Duque at Brooklyn No. 8. Photo Cred: Jason Sellers

The first race of the 2015 Championship Series in Red Hook, Brooklyn on April 25th, saw a fast, talented and immensely competitive field battle through an incredibly exciting start to the series.

For the women’s criterium, Kacey Manderfield Lloyd, who famously won the inaugural Red Hook Crit in 2008, surprised the field by qualifying in pole position with a time of 1:42 (26.97 mph average speed). Ainara Elbusto Arteaga, last year’s RHC Women’s Series winner, raced very aggressively from the gun, taking the first and mid-race primes. At the end of the night, with an average speed of 23.98 mph, the race came down to a field sprint and Lloyd placed third behind Fleur Faure, with Arteaga taking the win and positioning herself as this year’s rider to beat in the women’s field. The top 5 women at Brooklyn are all known names to the RHC, but we think there might be a few more European competitors who manage to surprise the women in London and beyond.


Kacey Manderfiled Lloyd and Ash Duban chasing down Ainara Elbusto Arteaga. Photo Cred: Jason Sellers

For the men’s race, reigning champion Thibaud Lhenry lined up in pole position, though it was his Team Cinelli Chrome teammate Stefan Vis who qualified fastest with a 1:27.821 (31.26 mph average speed). Vis was unable to start due to a crash in qualifying. From the gun, Mario Paz Duque and Thibaud Lhenry battled at the front, earning the first-lap prime and mid-race prime respectively. With three laps to go, the race was transformed when Nicholas Varani crashed in turn 10 while sitting third wheel, taking out the lead group including two of his teammates and many pre-race favorites.  With this reshuffling of the field, it was Ivan Ravaioli who made his appearance at the front and he never let the pressure off. In the finishing sprint, challengers Raul Torres Pagaza and Luis Junquera began to reel in Ravaioli. Ravaioli held them off by a wheel claiming his first Red Hook Crit title in front of thousands of screaming fans, setting an average speed of 27.19 mph over the 30 kilometer course. 


An infrared finish line photo showing Ivan Ravaioli in first, followed by Luis Junquera, Raul Torres and William Guzman.

Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No. 8 also saw the emergence of many new names in the ferociously competitive field, with many surprisingly young riders finishing in the top 10. Will these young guns still hold their own through the rest of the series? Will they out-pedal many of the seasoned veterans and pre-race favorites who crashed? 


Ivan Ravaioli speeds through the race changing pile-up in the final corner with three laps to go.

As excitement mounts for the next stop in London, it is far too early to discount both seasoned favorites and up-and-comers who are all in-the-hunt for series points and glory. Be sure to follow the Red Hook Crit on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news and updates.

Individual Standings: Men's | Women's
Team Standings: Men's | Women's


Previously:
Red Hook Crit Brooklyn No. 8 Recap

Rockstar Editor Tips: Camera Effects & Soundtrack

Posted 1 day, 14 hours ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

In our second selection of Rockstar Editor focused tips, we're honing in on how to use some of the Camera Effects and Soundtrack settings to your advantage. If you missed our initial write-up on Capturing Footage from last Friday, be sure to check that out, along with our Rockstar Editor tutorial guide on Social Club


Experiment with different camera effects, but be sure to make the camera effect fit the action.

CAMERA EFFECTS 
There are a wide array of camera effects that can really make your scene unique. We've highlighted just a few here, but take the time to play around with different effects to see what works for you. Once you've found the perfect combination, try to keep some consistency throughout your film - constantly shifting between different filters and styles will only disorientate the viewer, and might make your film seem unpolished.

Blends are an excellent cinematic tool, and only possible in the Rockstar Editor. There are a couple of options for Blends which you should be clear on: “Easing - Off” will move the camera the same speed through every frame of the blend, which you might want in a fast action scene with fast cuts to make the movements more sudden and jerky. On the other hand, "Easing - On" will increase and decrease camera speed as the camera moves in and out of the blend for more fluid movement. You also have a choice between Linear and Smooth Blend. A Linear Blend will move the camera directly between the Blend Markers so you know exactly where the camera will be and what will be in the frame when it reaches a Marker. A Smooth Blend will make the camera travel in a curve to go to the approximate positions of each Marker on your Blend, but there will be no sudden change of direction when it hits intermediate Markers.
 
If you find that during a Blend your subject matter goes out of frame, you can add in an extra Marker at the point where the subject is out of frame and use that to reposition the camera slightly (while editing in Free Cam). You can see a good example of how to do this in Olli43's tutorial video. For even more precision editing, try putting the scene in slow motion to nail down the perfect timestamp for your Marker.

Get to grips with the Depth of Field tools available; these allow you to draw the viewer’s eye by focusing on specific areas and blurring out others. Resist the temptation to overuse it though as it won’t have the same impact when used sparingly.

SOUNDTRACK
Score intensity changes can sound really epic, and when paired with the action in your film make the whole piece feel more cinematic. Note that Music intensity settings only work for scored instrumental tracks, but if you're editing to a track like "Leave" by "Wavves" (for the current Rockstar Editor contest), you may wish to raise and lower the volume to add extra weight to the scenes in your video. Have an action scene with explosions and gunfire? Crank up the SFX for that scene and drop down the music and dialogue. Silence can also be useful in places to catch the viewer's attention. Check out Spike Jonze' video for The Beastie Boys' "Don't Play No Game that I Can't Win" to see how music levels and sound effects really change the action.

For entrants to the contest, don’t forget to use the Skip To Beat function to make sure your editing keeps up with the beat. Timing a particular cut to match up with a change in music can have a dramatic effect on the punch of that edit.


Previously:
Rockstar Editor Tips: Capturing Footage

Crew Noticeboard: The Off-Road All-Stars, Cycle Cycos, Vinewood Locos and Others Now Recruiting

Posted 3 days, 19 hours ago | Author: R* Q | 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 showcases pitches from motorcycle clubs, off-road mountain scalers and gas mask-toting madmen – as well as Crews actively drafting players to tackle Online Heists, Daily Objectives and to shoot Vinewood blockbusters together with using the Rockstar Editor. So whether you're new to the world of GTA Online and looking for like-minded individuals or a seasoned player looking for some new partners in crime, you're sure to find a bunch to fit the bill here or by browsing previous editions of the Noticeboard

 

Rockstar Editor Tips: Capturing Footage

Posted 6 days, 12 hours ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Presenting the first in our series of tips devoted specifically to the Rockstar Editor, which is currently available exclusively with the PC version of GTAV and coming to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game in a forthcoming update. Today's feature focuses on advice for capturing footage, with info directly from the developers of the Editor, as well as effective examples from YouTube creators and Social Club members. And if you're searching for additional tips on some of the basics before attempting to craft a clip worthy of garnering top prize in the Rockstar Editor video contest currently running, you can always check out our tutorial pages on Social Club


Use filters to give your movie a unique style. Proper use of the available filters can change the whole look and feel giving your masterpiece a more polished look.

For a truly unique video, plan out your action before starting to record, just as any film director would. It’s very easy to record a Grenade Launcher rampage in Los Santos, and then add some slow-motion before you upload it – but a well-thought out sequence can set you apart from the crowd. And if something spontaneous happens, don’t forget you can always use the Action Replay feature to record it retroactively.

If you are shooting for a specific scene, make sure to take several takes of each scene (including one or two in First Person for extra editing options). The chances of the shot being ruined by a passing pedestrian or sound effect are far less if you have multiple takes! Of course, sometimes the ambient world can work to your advantage: when shooting, try to think of the random citizens of Los Santos as unpredictable extras in your scene, each one with flawless acting abilities. Their individual characteristics and reactions can contribute immensely to setting the scene and atmosphere. bugbutts' 'Being Trevor' focuses almost exclusively on the reaction of a bystander to great comedic effect.

In fact, the city and surrounding areas have so much life that you may not even need to be the star in your own movie. You could try a documentary, cinéma-vérité approach to capturing the essence of Los Santos. Get to know Southern San Andreas; it’s a big world out there.

While the camera must stay close to your game character for technical reasons, you can "cheat" this slightly by using stunt doubles. For instance, in 'Running, Man' by 8-Bit Bastardthis shot of Trevor running along the mountain ridge in front of the sunset is actually not the notorious Mr. Philips, but in fact a stunt double created in GTA Online. Clever editing makes the shot seamlessly fit into the narrative of the clip. You can transfer captured Editor footage between players, so collaborate with friends on large projects if that will save time, or allow you to circumvent camera limitations.


You can assemble a colorful array of characters using the Rockstar Editor's Director Mode. Each one comes complete with actions and short lines of dialogue.

In Director Mode, Settings such as Explosive Melee and Slidey Cars are fun to play around with for sure, but go easy on them unless it really adds something to your scene. 'Super Clown' by Boris The Blade is a great example of how the Super Jump Setting can be used to distort reality just enough to enhance the themes of fear and dread in a scene. Also, carefully consider the ideal Time of Day and Weather as this can add heaps of atmosphere to your project.


These are just a few tips for capturing footage, of course feel free to share any tricks of your own with the community in the comments below. Also, keep an eye out in the days ahead for some strategies on soundtrack and camera effects, and best of luck to all those attempting to achieve cinematic glory in the inaugural GTAV Rockstar Editor contest.

 

GTAV Soundtrack Spotlight: An Interview with The Alchemist, Oh No and Wavves

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


In the latest episode of GTA Online Sessions on YouTube, we're joined by Welcome to Los Santos soundtrack artists Alchemist, Oh No and Wavves. 

Fresh from the release of the new GTAV soundtrack album, The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, producers Al and Oh No themselves joined us to play some GTA Online together and talk about the record, alongside collaborators Wavves who are responsible for the single "Leave" (which you currently have the chance to create the official music video for in our Rockstar Editor Contest). We chatted about everything from their roles as Dr. Oh and the Chemical Bro on the new GTAV radio station The Lab to their experiences working with the wide range of artists on the LP. Check out highlights in our latest GTA Online Sessions YouTube episode above and read on for some choice excerpts below...

On "California", featuring E-40, Dam-Funk and Ariel Pink... 
Alchemist: 
I mean I know Dam-Funk, I hadn’t met Ariel Pink, but you know E-40 is a legend to all of us. West Coast legend. This was actually the first time we were able to hook up... Oh laced the track up crazy from pieces of the score and he chopped up Dam-Funk. The ending might be my favorite part of the f****** album. Like when it breaks down with the piano solo it's just crazy. Man I love this record.

On which Welcome to Los Santos collaborator most blew their minds...
Oh No: 
I would say Sam of Future Islands. His s*** is hard, his s*** is crazy. Future Islands is crazy.
Alchemist: Yeah that was a wild one and when we hooked up with them we found out that he actually raps as well. So it was crazy because we had a lot of the same influences but you know our finished products are so different - but we still respect each other so I think that was cool. It's crazy because we didn't even approach him because of that, we just liked their music. His range is crazy... some people’s voices you feel... Like a cigarette. I don’t even know if he smokes but it feels that way. He's the man.

On their in-game radio show host characters Dr. Oh and the Chemical Bro and what the new radio station The Lab is all about...
Alchemist: It’s about scientific theories... and weed. And everything in between. It's great fun. You gotta check it out, we’re getting deep on there. A lot of the characters from the album were able to call in. I encourage you to tune into the station and figure out who's who. We definitely had everybody play some characters and had fun. It was a dope experience...

On working with Curren$y (featured on the song "Fetti" with Freddie Gibbs)...
Alchemist: He’s a smoky guy. I like going to his shows because you can see people like passed out from too much weed. Just hanging out, having a little rest… It was the weirdest thing, first time I went to his show he’s killing it but there’s a couple of guys just dead on couches, just crashed you know? [Some people] go to his shows and just smoke like, "we’re gonna get high and see Curren$y!" …and it doesn’t work out that way.

On how Wavves' in-game radio station, Vinewood Boulevard Radio, came to be...
Nate: I've been friends with a lot of the guys from Rockstar for a pretty long time - they used to come see Wavves play when we’d stroll through New York and it just kind of came about organically. They asked me to do a song for the new game and it turned into the radio station.

On the status of the new Wavves record...
Nate: 
The new Wavves record is coming out I think in August on Warner Brothers and Ghost Ramp. I don’t know the exact date but it's done

And when can we hear it?
Nate: Real soon. We’ll probably show maybe three songs before it comes out.

On what's next for Gangrene (Al & Oh No's collaborative group)...
Alchemist:
 I hear there’s a new album coming. I don’t know, you'll have to ask the doctor. He’s in the laboratory right now. How’s the mixes coming?
Oh No: Mixes are coming out crazy. They’re real, real crazy.
Alchemist: We have a new album coming out real soon. We don’t have a solid date but we’ll be on tour this summer with Action Bronson so we’re finishing the album right now. We’ve got the first single, we’ve got the video, so I’d say July.
 

Thanks again to Al, Oh No and Wavves for joining us. Make sure to follow Rockstar on Twitch to catch more sessions with GTAV soundtrack artists live in the future.
 

Previously:
Rockstar Editor Contest: Create the Official Music Video for "Leave" by Wavves
The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos Out Now
GTAV Soundtrack Artist Spotlight: An Interview with The Chain Gang of 1974

Fan Art: Femme Fatales, Celebrity Sightings, The Rockstar Rock & More

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

This week’s gallery of outstanding fan art features some stunning original character illustrations as well as the work of a veritable GTA Online character creator surgeon who is able to replicate famous faces that will have you doing double-takes. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram where we share great fan creations regularly, and if you've got something of your own that you'd like to share, feel free to drop it in comments below for the entire Social Club community to check out.

L.A. based illustrator Dan Howard shared this original illustration of his badass GTA Online character taking no mess on the mean highways of Blaine County. Check out Dan’s painting in high res at his tumblr and follow him on Twitch to catch him working his magic live.

IrinaCarrey of the Russian Girls Crew drew this dramatic portrait for and of her homegirl and Crew-mate Sophie (kokonitos) - dressed to kill en route to the Oriental Theater in Vinewood.


                                                                                GTA V by Grobi-Grafik

This 'Trevor-Femart' by German artist Grobi-Grafik is a smoking reincarnation of the Sandy Shores psychopath complete with tats, torch and plenty attitude.


                                                                     Princess Robot Bubblegum by FBende

deviantARTist Felipe L. Bende might be watching a bit too much CNT as he was inspired to create this original homage to hentai heroine Princess Robot Bubblegum.             


                                                                                GTA V by rhysapgwyn

South African artist Rhys ap Gwyn commemorated finishing GTAV Story Mode with this piece encapsulating his experience on tumblr: “To celebrate me finally completing the game as well as the PC edition… here is some GTAV action… This actually started out being very different, with Trevor being the only character as part of a triathlon… Then I wanted all three, then it transformed again and again into this… I kind of liked the chaos and then citizens going about their days, even if that’s not quite how it is in the game. Then, one day, one fateful day, I saw a screenshot of a car hitting a helicopter… For those PC gamers about to play, I thought it was an astonishing experience, and you’ve got them sumptuous textures, which basically means you’re in for a treat.”



                                                                     Jack Kelso Study by Smorescake


diigii aka Smorescake has a striking, vintage style in this haunting watercolor series featuring L.A. Noire's Jack Kelso.


                                                                                Fan-Rock by EierWippe


EierWippe was good enough to share this one with the Social Club community in the comments section to our last Fan Art gallery. A handmade Rockstar logo stone carving - quite the impressive and unique custom trophy.






And finally, CharmlessRogue has also carved out a unique specialty – becoming renowned as a “celebrity character creator” virtuoso using the GTA Online character creator’s 2nd character slot to craft some uncanny likenesses. Above are just a few of the spot-on Madame Tussauds level renderings like Godfather-era Al Pacino, the unmistakable Danny Trejo and all four A-Team members – check out Charmless’ Snapmatic feed to keep up with the latest and greatest creations including an amazing Charlize Theron as more.

 

Have you seen or created an exceptional bit of fan art or great Snapmatic photo that you'd like to share? Be sure to drop a link to it in the comments below for the Social Club community to enjoy or send it our way to see via Mouthoff and we’ll check it out. And if you aren't already, make sure you're following us on Twitter, where we regularly share awesome community creations.
 

Previously:
Using the Rockstar Editor to Make Stunning Spherical Panoramas and More
Maze Bank Logo Sculpture, Tommy Vercetti as a Plushie & More
"A Hard Day's Heist", Homemade Los Santos Blueprint Map Skateboard Decks & More

Rockstar Editor Fan Vids: Thrilling Remakes, Original Concepts and Beauteous Showcases

Posted 1 week, 4 days ago | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Games

Fans continue to discover new and interesting ways to utilize the exclusive features of the Rockstar Editor and Director Mode to make their GTAV short films pack a punch. In this latest round-up of published videos, we've spotlighted recreations of iconic scenes, some plausible commercials for Los Santos County Tourism and an original cinematic concept all its own. Check these out and more below.


House of Cards created by El Serpe

The classic opening titles of Netflix’s House Of Cards is impressively recreated in this 4K resolution time-lapse video from El Serpe. From the slow zoom in to the Faswan statue on Portola Drive; the rise and fall of shadows across the Maze Bank, to the wide pan of the Galileo Observatory, El Serpe has mirrored the style and techniques of the original, while choosing specific locations around Los Santos to showcase the city in all of its brooding mystery. (For an interview with the composer of the House Of Cards theme, about how it was constructed, we recommend this episode of the Song Exploder podcast).


Reservoir Dogs created by GTA Series Videos

GTA Series Videos make another appearance on our list with a seriously beastly take on Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. Faithfully mimicking the famous slow-mo Diner exit of the original film, this Rockstar Editor Machinima features a canine cast of doggone cool as they walk the walk to George Baker’s iconic “Little Green Bag”. 


Feel Good In Los Santos created by California1995

In this picturesque visual ode to the landscape of GTAV, California1995 offers a different perspective on the traditional Los Santos lifestyle of anarchy and bloodshed. Capturing swooping views of sandy beaches, wildlife and mountains, glorious sunsets and relaxed urban living in moments of calm and tranquility, it’s almost the tourism promo that Los Santos never had. 


Nature Beauty created by OKOK PL

Also taking the scenic route is OKOK PL’s exploration of the natural beauty in GTAV. From land to sea, city to coast, OKOK PL casts a studied eye on the wide variety of landscape and wildlife in GTAV. Lingering, wide shots and an orchestral score add extra punch on this cinematic journey around the breath-taking scenery and geography of San Andreas.


The Devil You Know created by BreadCat Productions

In their channel's very first upload, BreadCat Productions showcase an original trailer concept that draws heavily from traditional action-thriller cinema. Using a dramatic soundtrack and taglines typical of the genre, “The Devil You Know” introduces a dark, suspenseful story of brutal fisticuffs and good ol’ fashioned revenge - without a doubt a Los Santos blockbuster.


James Bond Edition created by DomesticMango

No prizes for guessing the inspiration behind DomesticMango's latest Rockstar Editor effort. With editing skills to match his driving ability, DomesticMango pulls all kinds of cinematic tricks out the bag in this fast, frenzied police chase. We particularly enjoyed the Tarantino-esque shots from inside chasing police cars, long pans that match the speed of the Dewbauchee JB 700 and the camera move through the open window of the police van. The direction is on point too: stay with the video for a dramatic final sequence that matches perfectly to the iconic soundtrack.

 

ALSO CHECK OUT:

GTA5 BMX - 'Learning Curve' - Part 1 by ash0191: Showing off some impressive BMX stunts, Ash0191's Editor video combines wall climbs and grinds with perfectly timed video capture, angles and sequences. Not to mention an excellent bike tour of GTAV streets, rooftops and stairwells. 

iksperəmentəl: A GTA 5 Film by Lady Miss 80s: Wanting to experiment with filming GTAV characters against a green screen and adding in real life and animated images, snaps and video clips behind them led Lady Miss 80s to the creation of this visually eclectic, electric and original creation.

Kinetica - A Unique GTA Experience by Visual Intel: Also testing the visual experimental waters, this video was inspired by Michael Shainblum's 'Mirror City'. The result is a stunning kaleidoscopic look at the cities of San Andreas as lights pulse and blur in the neon jungle.  

Prison Break by StefanS02: With all the right ingredients, StefanS02 adds in the flavors that make for a filmic prison breakout. Slow-mo shootouts, fast foot chases and explosive fire for survival in and out of the arena.

 

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 PC Video Editor, make sure to check out the Tutorial page on Social Club.
 

Previously:
GTAV PC Fan Videos: More Prime Cuts from the Rockstar Editor
Rockstar Video Editor: The First Days

 

New Rockstar Verified Jobs: A 40-Story Deathmatch, Woodland Chaos, Body Snatching and More

Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Today, we have 10 brand new Rockstar Verified Jobs created by the Social Club community, stamped with the Rockstar seal of approval, and now live in-game for everyone to play across all five platforms - PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Among them are some of the most unique and creatively themed Deathmatches, Captures, Last Team Standings and Races in the Verified collection to date. We've also Verified three bonus Races for PC, PS4 and Xbox One that were designed with support for larger lobbies and making use of the additional props placement that those systems make possible. Check out all the Jobs below and head over to Social Club to bookmark them, or find them in the Rockstar Verifieds section of the GTA Online in-game Pause menus.

10 New Verified Jobs available on all platforms


Chaos erupts in Forest Mayhem

 Forest Mayhem - Created by Titlito
Perhaps taking inspiration from his homeland's natural terrain, Switzerland's Titlito has created a chaotic and fast-paced Deathmatch for up to 10 players in a hilly section of dense forest just south of Paleto Bay. Tightly packed trees and boulders can make visibility tricky, particularly when players go off-piste around the side of the arena-style barriers. A narrow gulch separates the sides, which can make for some interesting opening exchanges, as each team tries to dominate the sides and make headway over the two bridges. Watch out when taking cover behind explosive containers - the centrally placed Grenade Launcher could prove your undoing.

 GTA: Stealing a Dead Person - Created by joeACdude43
"Martin Madrazo has ordered you to crash the funeral of recently deceased Forelli crime family member Johnny Pacino and steal his body so he can hold it for ransom." Two Teams go up against the grieving members of the Forelli gang to gain control of the Romero hearse carrying Johnny Pacino's last remains. The graveyard will become the centerpiece location as players shootout against NPCs to get behind the wheel of the hearse. It's a long way back to each Capture Point, and with each team driving Jackals for support, you can expect the body to change hands several times before it reaches its final destination. Tip: Two-handed weapons such as Assault Rifles can't be used while driving, so hustle to pick up one of the Micro SMGs for maximum versatility.

 RoC Santos - Created by D.A.R.K.N.E.S.S.
Mastery of the settings in the Race Creator can really change the look and feel of your Created Job. D.A.R.K.N.E.S.S., leader of the Reapers 0f Carnage Crew, has created a Race for Supercars set in the dead of night, with Traffic turned off. The effect is one of a classic streetcar race - Midnight Club style. Well-placed checkpoints make the route easy to follow, but intelligent prop placement make it challenging to master. There are classic hallmarks of street races, including a hairpin bend on the freeway and an awesome fast-paced jump to see you past the checkered flag. If you're way out in front and feeling confident, feel free to troll those in your wake with a flip through the finish line.


A forty-story fight breaks out in Triphasic

Triphasic - Created by DimiBarcelona
Catalonian YouTuber DimiMoon puts his own spin on a skyscraper-based Deathmatch: The three wings of the Arcadius building Downtown have been linked up with ‘bridges’ made from Shipping Containers. DimiMoon has clearly put a lot of effort into tweaking prop placement to get things aligned and stacked just right. There's a smart risk-vs.-reward balance at play as well – the most powerful weapon pickups are available to players brave enough to risk death and run across the top of the containers on top of the Arcadius business building. Oh - and watch out for Sticky Bombs.

 Contend: Gas 'N' Go - Created by Wraith-Of-Vern
Wraith-Of-Vern
has set up a Capture very similar in location to previously Verified Job "Contend: Zombie Town", but this has a radical departure in style. Key to victory will be stocking up on weapons while at your Team's Capture Point to prepare for the vicious battle for Bags at this rural gas station. This is very much a classic Contend-style Capture that requires each player to navigate asphalt and off-road terrain in intelligently-chosen vehicles. The gas station provides a strong focal point for the action to take place, with a few NPCs dotted around to keep things interesting.

 The Great Adventurer - Created by DeadRooster
DeadRooster
of the illustrious GTA Adventures Crew delivers a fantastic high speed point-to-point for Supercars that takes in the scenery of Downtown Los Santos, the LS Freeway, Vinewood Hills, Grand Senora Desert and the Alamo Sea; all in a Race that can be completed by ace drivers in a little under 3 minutes, 30 seconds. We're glad to say that all of DeadRooster's creativity isn't totally spent on the Race itself, saving some for a Description as good as any that we've seen: "You've always claimed to be an outdoors person and that one day you're gonna climb Mt. Chiliad. Today your adventure finally begins. So here you are at Los Santos International Airport, in a super car paid for by your rich Liberty City mob boss father, heading to the base of the mountain the only way you know how; driving like an ass with no regard for the environment and those around you. Super car Race for up to 16 players from LSIA to the first dirt road north of the Alamo Sea."

 Life Invader Circuit - Created by The_Twilicane
The_Twilicane
 describes this one best: "Tight turns, narrow and wide roads, a smooth hairpin, and fast adrenaline pumping sections are sure to please those who are more serious about racing." This is a fairly simple Super car Race around Rockford Hills, Little Seoul and Vespucci. Props are placed well adding to the professional feel of the track without interfering with the route.


Cars go flying in Ramps! Ramps! Ramps!

 Ramps! Ramps! Ramps! - Created by GTA_Fan_82
This is a short track, set entirely on the bridge over Lago Zancudo. Players jump over small ramps as they criss-cross their way to the end of the bridge, before turning around and repeating the process in the opposite direction. There are sure to be lots of collisions and near-misses as the pack thins out and cars are flying into each other from different directions. Don't forget to flick down on the left analog stick in midair to maintain a level position for your car. Also, work hard to master the hairpins at either end, where there is prime opportunity for vindictive stragglers to knock you out of position.

Shotgun City - Created by Unique Ash
Shotgun City is a Last Team Standing that takes place in a dark alleyway beneath the Del Perro Pier. The alley is filled with Props at regular intervals, making for a very claustrophobic map which requires combined skills of stealth and timing. The Props provide plenty of cover allowing each team to advance forwards fairly safely - just as well since you’ve got to get very close to your enemy to kill them with the default Shotguns. Just one clean shot will do it - you may soon find yourself in a tense war of attrition where any false move will immediately be punished.

 Project Z Grand Prix - Created by Zenzi23
Zenzi23
 is another dedicated racer, belonging to four different pre-eminent racing Crews including Verified Race Creator hotbed Red Rum Racing. Project Z is a Grand Prix style circuit requiring multiple skillsets to manage intricate technical sections, challenging high speed corners and hidden chicanes. Pick a car to match your skills whether you're a rally-style drifter, technical wizard on the racing line or you just prefer to throw caution to the wind and accelerate away from any trouble.

 

3 Bonus Races designed for PC, PS4 and Xbox One
 

 Casino Royale - Created by parksguard
Parksguard's penchant for racing is proven by his membership of two of the top racing Crews around: Nonchalant Dominance PS4 and Sweat Buckets. Combine this with the fact that 11 different versions of his newly Verified race Casino Royale have been published and it's no surprise that this memorable and exciting track is full of brilliant prop placement - clearly the work of a true perfectionist out to turn Mirror Park into a real racetrack.

 Cheetah Grand Prix - Created by gun1t123
Committed GTA racing luminary gun1t123 has put together a high speed Race for Super cars in the Downtown and Rockford Hills areas of Los Santos. We've seen many Races in these areas before but gun1t1233 (aka Shaggy) carved a unique route with props forming additional tight bends and chicanes. This is a Race that works brilliantly with a full lobby so gather your Crew together for a session and make sure to crank the number of Laps for the full experience. For a preview before you get involved, you can see a playthrough recorded by Shaggy himself.

 B.I.T.C.H. - Created by LadyMiss80s
As the description says, this Race has it all - Beach. Industrial. Track. City. Highway. Class act LadyMiss80s has created a lengthy Motorcycle Race across a number of different locations in LS. It's a difficult route, one which take several laps to truly master. Watch out in particular for high speed jumps into the Los Santos Storm Drain as well as a tight 270-degree turn / staircase combo. Long narrow sections along the train tracks are ideal for popping a wheelie in your Hakuchou and ripping past 29 other players all jostling for position.


Please note that in addition to occasionally changing Job names due to taste, copyright or other reasons - we also from time to time will make other small edits to players' Jobs before making them Rockstar Verified. This includes, but is not limited to modifying spawn points, improving checkpoints or increasing/decreasing the amount of weapon picks ups for a particular Job. Once Jobs are Rockstar Verified, they become available for play across multiple platforms, so you'll have all these newly Verified creations available in your next Freemode session (and you can always bookmark them at the Social Club for easy access in your next session).

Also – tune in tomorrow Friday May 15 at 5pm ET for a special Rockstar Games Twitch live stream where we'll be playing through all of the above Jobs with members of the Rockstar community including invited Creators themselves. Keep an eye on our Twitter, or join us in the Twitch chat for an opportunity to get involved in the lobby as a player.
 

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Cloud Piercing Air Races
Close-Quarters Confrontation, Pure Racing and Major Props

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