Posted 6 days, 10 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games
Now that you've plundered Humane Labs and sprung Rashkovsky from Bolingbroke, it's time to revisit an old friend and reap double the GTA$ & RP rewards for doing so. Over the next seven days (July 27th - August 2nd), you'll receive 2X GTA$ and RP for each of the Set-Up Missions and the Finale in the Series A Funding GTA Online Heist.
If you're already familiar with helping to get TPI's stake in the lucrative Los Santos narcotics industry off the ground, then now's the perfect time to take on the Elite Challenges in the Heist Finale for which you'll also be doubling up the GTA$ rewards:
Complete in under 6:30
Kill 75 enemies
Nobody gets wasted
For those new to GTA Online (or looking to rank up their second characters to the requisite Rank 12), we're also pumping up the RP bonus on select GTA Online activities. Moreover, these will also help increase your character's Skills - which should come in handy when undertaking Heists. Bonus Double RP activities this week include:
Mission: Out of Harmony
Missions: Deliver a Package Bonus
Deathmatch: All Kills
Deathmatch: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place finishes
Deathmatch: 3, 6 and 10 Kills
Deathmatch: Power Player, Kill When Close to Death
Vehicle Deathmatch: Kill Power Player
Survival: Wave Reached
Capture: RP Rewards for Collecting Mission Package
And lookout for bonus temporary mark downs on GTA Online gear and vehicles throughout the week, which will be announced via our official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Posted 3 days, 8 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games
This week, check out some truly impressive classic GTA ink, a range of GTAV cosplay and make-up work, and some sweet artistic throwback tributes to Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram where we feature the latest fan creations on the regular and as always, if you have created something of your own that yo ufeel the community needs to see, you can feel free to share it in comments below.
Quite literally kicking it old school. YouTuber paynexkiller shows he’s a man who appreciates the classics with this stunning tribute to GTAIII’s 8-Ball on his shin. Apparently, this WIP is just the beginning as the final piece will be an epic montage faithful to the original character art including Claude Speed and Misty as well.
We’re not sure that Trevor Philips is the type of gentleman anyone should be emulating – however this next pair of cosplayers pull off tributes that might even make the Sandy Shores psychopath himself blush. Above, TheIdeaFix does up one of his buddies as Trevor, looking ready for things to get messy.
“When you dress like your GTA Online character.” Self-professed ‘Artist, GamerChick, Nerd and GTAV Fanatic’ thatoggchick has taken a break from her Trevor Philips fandom to dress up as her own GTA Online character IRL with this side-by-side doppelganger selfie set.
You're going to want to watch MaoMaoz'smaking-of video for this one to appreciate exactly what went into her make-up transformation from a totally normal looking young lady into a downright freaky real-life incarnation of the GTA Online monkey mask avatar as popularized by our homeboy Lui Calibre.
Grobi-Grafik is really going for it lately, and is back in this roundup with yet another fantastic rendition of a GTA Online community member's character looking straight out of the July page of the Ammu-Nation pin-up calendar rocking the Patriot Beer Hat and an AK-47.
Brazilian figurine sculptor Animatche has recreated his brother's GTA Online character as a gift. More of Animatche's wonderful figurines can be found on his tumblr.
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.
As part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part 2, creators were given the ability to make their own GTA Online Jobs within the heavily guarded confines of Los Santos International Airport and the Fort Zancudo Military Base. Check out below a few impressive Jobs created at LSIA and Fort Zancudo so far, from frantic Deathmatches to an expertly designed karting track. Read the descriptions below and be sure to bookmark them on Social Club for the next time you jump into GTA Online. If you're a keen creator who's made a masterpiece at these locales as well, please drop a link to it in the comments section below for the Social Club community to check out. And also tune in this Friday at 5pm ET at twitch.tv/rockstargames for a special creator's livestream where we'll be playing these Jobs with invited creators and more.
Zancudo Team Death Match by Drogom(PS3 & PS4) Drogom, member of the X Assassinos Frios X Crew, put together this cover-heavy Team Deathmatch on the north side of Fort Zancudo. The layout of this match is a fenced in, close quarters playground of mayhem. With your choice of MGs, Advanced Rifles, Assault Shotguns, Heavy Snipers, and a few tactical Grenade Launcher and RPG placements, you won't be short on firepower. This Job provides tons of cover options in the form of walls, burned out vehicles and Sand Block Forts. The elevated areas give you a perfect vantage point to snipe your enemies while the rest of your team goes to work on the ground. You may be tempted to make a run for the two Health and Armor points in the center of the map, but tread carefully – one RPG hit to the Large Gas Tank in the center could blow you sky high, so your best bet is to make sure the Tank is detonated before you venture out.
Zancudo Zancrudoby srethrennate (Xbox 360 & Xbox One) "Race around Fort Zancudo! Don't crash into the locals. They tend to shoot people." Sage advice from srethrennate, Leader of the Reborn Yoloboxers Crew - the locals are definitely ornery in this action-packed GTA Race that feels more like an all-out war. As you wind your way through the military base, you'll be attacked from all angles by soldiers and competitors alike. To save your ride and your hide, be sure your vehicle is outfitted with Bulletproof Tires in preparation for this mad-cap dash.
Tranchées véhiculéesby ProfGenki95 (PC) ProfGenki95 has already created tons of fun Jobs on PC and this Race definitely shows that practice does indeed make perfect. Most of this GTA Race takes place in the tight, narrow, walled-in outskirts of Fort Zancudo, giving players the unique opportunity to wall ride as they make their way through the course (this can be helpful when attempting to dodge the randomly placed Gas Cylinders and Explosive Barrels). There are tons of Boosts and Rockets scattered throughout the route but be mindful of where you're shooting – a blown-up vehicle can quickly cause a pileup in the narrow raceway.
Bifta Kart Track 2by blockgod94 (PS3 & PS4) The leader of the Xylophone Vulture Crew is responsible for this sprint-heavy kart race, set just inside the guard post at Los Santos International Airport. The default setting of 1 lap is all you need as you maneuver your Bifta around the meticulously laid out Large Tire Wall course. With the addition of the Oak and Olive Trees, this is a bonafide throwback to classic amusement parks.
LSIA GPby Echo0712 (Xbox 360 & Xbox One) Echo0712 of the BLAZIN PROSPECTS knows a thing or two about creating a Grand Prix - having created 25 of them so far in GTA Online. LSIA GP is not only well designed, but creative to boot, with Fruit Stands filled with Health Packs to mimic race Pit Stops. You can leave the amount of laps at the default setting of 5, or crank it up for the true GP-feel.
AirPort_Crashby UltraMzag_PL (PC) A Lieutenant of the POSLKA EKIPA Crew, UltraMzag_PL has created a small car crash scene on the outskirts of the airport. There are plenty of wrecked vehicles and walls to take cover behind, but you’ll want to make a dash for a better weapon than the default Combat Pistol. You can choose to go for the few Assault Rifles around the board, but if you can quickly make your way to the east side of the map you'll find a hidden Minigun waiting to be unleashed. This is only the second Job UltraMzag_PL has created, so we're definitely looking forward to seeing what else he may have in store for the GTA Online community.
If you've spotted or created an epic GTA Online Job in Fort Zancudo or Los Santos International Airport, drop a link in the comments for the community to check out. Also, keep an eye out for more updates being made to the GTA Online Creator, including the frequently-requested official support for the ability to properly stack Props and more.
Humane Labs is a secretive research center where, according to Agent 14, nerve agents are being stored under the instruction of the war mongering Don Percival - your crew's job is to get your sticky fingers on them. As is often the case for a mere pawn: "Don't worry about the why; just worry about the how."
Initial Cost to Heist Leader - $54,000
THE SETUP - COLLECT THE KEY CODES
Agent 14 has set up a meeting with a contact just off of Elgin Ave. From there, the contact will hand over the codes and your crew's job is to complete the exchange without any problems. The parking lot where the exchange takes place has three main access points and we recommend covering all three, with your lookout taking up cover by the alleyways to the rear and to the right of the parking lot, while the appointed Buyer and Bodyguard hang around the meeting point in the center to complete the exchange.
Be sure to keep weapons holstered before the contact arrives and be careful not to block the entrance - if anything looks amiss the contact will be spooked and the exchange will be compromised. When the FIB arrives, have your Lookouts keep their positions and hold down the alleyways using the Combat MG or Carbine Rifle as they both have a good combination of firing rate, damage, accuracy, and range. The Buyer and Bodyguard should take control of the main gate and focus on not letting the heat spill out into the parking lot. To make quick work of your foes, we recommend whipping out the RPGs and going to town on the FIB Buffalos and Grangers to maximize damage and remove potential enemy cover options. Seeing as the two members on the ground will be taking fire from all sides, it's best to make your escape after the first wave of FIB has been neutralized and leave your other two members to fend for themselves (remember all players MUST leave the meeting area otherwise the Heist will not progress). Collect the briefcase and make your escape to the Planning Room with your newly acquired key codes in tow.
THE SETUP - INSURGENTS
Take the high ground and flex those sniping muscles.
Next, you will need to acquire armored 4x4s. Head over to the Merryweather testing site at Davis Quartz in Blaine County and snatch up the Insurgents. Once you arrive, you have the option of heading in guns blazing from the safety of your Armored Kuruma (if you were savvy enough to choose it as your starting vehicle) or show off your sniping skills and take the high ground in the quarry in order to take out the guards, as the gentlemen from the GTA Series Videos fan channel show us in their play-through clip.
Have your best drivers get behind the wheels as the Insurgents can easily topple over, this is especially important for the two crew members in the Insurgent Pick-Up as flipping over could mean the death of the teammate manning the Turret and blowing your chances of completing the Criminal Mastermind Challenge. Your best course of action is to send a Homing Missile the way of the chopper at the beginning to take the sting out of its tail. If you don't happen to have a Missile at your disposal, hop into the Insurgent Pick-Up and use the extremely powerful .50 Caliber Turret mounted to the roof to take out the attacking helicopters. Promptly lead with the Insurgent and have the Insurgent Pick-Up bring up the rear in order to take out incoming enemies with the Turret. While the regular Insurgent isn't armed, its armored shell will allow you to carve a path through the police (and any bystanders). If your team is struggling against enemies as you are heading to the drop off point, driving along the train tracks makes it difficult for Merryweather to catch you. Just watch out for that train!
Hit the jump to continue reading our game tips for pulling off the Humane Labs Online Heist...
Posted 1 week, 4 days ago | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games
This round of Rockstar Editor and other fan-created videos features a very catchy serenade to the Pegassi Osiris, a GTAV-inspired epic domino display and not one but two real-life rally recreations. If you like what you see below, make sure to follow us on Twitter where we regularly share impressive fan-made vids and much more.
Video director and Crew Commissioner of the French squad FR SPARA, s4thanas got together with his friends Escuix and syke17 to do a spot-on, frame by frame remake of Hoonigan Racing Division professional rally racer Ken Block's open street circuit through the winding turns and open stretches of San Francisco. Subbing in a fully modded Karin Futo to drift in place of the Ford Fiesta HFHV, the side-by-side comparison shows off a great eye for detail. Feel free to watch the original full-screen in-game version as well.
Dutch domino maestro WebGuy1000 shows off some genuine GTAV love with this incredibly elaborate domino display that not only features Michael, Trevor and Franklin but also the official Rockstar and GTAV logos, as well as a carefully stacked Life Invader display, the iconic WASTED screen and even the Mount Chiliad mural. Incredible.
Some may recall gtuned's excellent Bullshift: Out of the Black Crew promo video featured in a recent edition of the Crew Cut. Here, he collaborates with musician Sesh, with some awesome cinematography heavy on the shadows and contrast to establish an atmospheric and brooding crime-drama noir, offering the cryptic explanation: "Somewhere along the line the young man went crazy".
After seeing Benjamin Reed's semi-truck corkscrew jump, it seemed impossible that anyone could raise the bar on amazing big rig stunt jumps - but in this case it looks like BlackSmoke BIlly may have blown everyone out of the water. Billy does admit "I used a handling mod I made with OpenIV to make the truck go faster" but that's still a mighty impressive trailer catch regardless. Check it out at multiple angles above thanks to the Rockstar Editor's replay feature.
FullyTrollin has shown an aptitude for capturing the simple pleasures of riding through Los Santos in a sleek custom vehicle to a great tune in past efforts like Ghost Loft - Seconds and Panama - Always. In this presentation, he shows off every glorious detail of coasting out at dawn in a P-996 Lazer jet from the Fort Zancudo runway for a sublime daytrip through the LS skyline.
This particular YouTube video may be just one static screenshot all the way through – but it’s the audio that is the star of the show here. Unspoken OUCH has added to his repertoire of GTA Online inspired songs with a glorious piece of New Wave nostalgia that would fit straight onto a playlist on Wave 103. A warning in advance: this synth-heavy ode to the Pegassi Osiris will get stuck in your head quicker than a Pet Shop Boys single. Although sadly lacking a worthy backing video at the moment, Unspoken Ouch has invited all interested video editors out there to submit their own visual interpretations of this catchy tune at will. Good luck!
Share videos you've created in the comments below, or post ones from other creators that you find deserving of recognition. For tips and tricks on the GTAV Rockstar Editor, make sure to check outour recent series of Rockstar Editor Tips posts as well as the Tutorial page on Social Club.
In the immediate aftermath of the release for our second entry in the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS 1-2 punch, Los Santos residents wasted no time hitting the streets for a multitude of bonus incentives plus the chance to earn recognition and material spoils in an assortment of official contests as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Event Weekend - Part 2. Here's a recap of all the shenanigans that went down during our Event Weekend livestream as well as the winning shots from the #illgottengains2 Snapmatic contest. And be sure to keep in mind that you've still got time to perfect your Rockstar Editor entries, as the entry period for that particular contest runs through August 3rd.
THE OFFICIAL EVENT WEEKEND LIVESTREAM FEAT. TYPICAL GAMER, HIKE THE GAMER & XPERTTHIEF
To kick off the Ill-Gotten Gains Event Weekend Part 2 properly, we pitted some of the community’s deadliest streamers against each other (and us), armed with the brand new gear, guns and rides on the Rockstar Broadcast Event livestream. In case you didn't catch the live show, you can check out the full recording from the perspective of either Typical Gamer or HikeTheGamer in the videos below:
YouTubers Typical Gamer and HikeTheGamer give us their perspective of the Ill-Gotten Gains 2 Event stream in the above pair of videos.
If you're looking to replicate the action from the livestream, be sure to bookmark the Jobs we played (linked below) that make the most of the new vehicles and weapons featured in the latest Ill-Gotten Gains Update:
STUNTING (EPIC lake jump) (Xbox 360 / Xbox One): Creator FINezula’s huge ramp should help you across the Alamo Sea, but swimming is also allowed in this tricky GTA race.
Snake Race (PC): Claustrophobes beware as TheDiabolo’s chaotic Motorcycle Race takes you through the narrowest of passages, constructed out of meticulously-placed shipping containers.
Grass Route (All platforms): Put your off-roading skills to the test through the hills of Los Santos County in the brand new Coil Brawler.
Vineyard LTS (All platforms): Keep a low profile in Marlowe Vineyards or pick off your foes from the hilltop in this high-intensity Last Team Standing matchup.
The Great Adventurer (All platforms): This lengthy R* Verified Race from DeadRooster invites you to burn rubber all the way from Los Santos International Airport to the base of Mt. Chiliad in your shiny new Progen T20.
Casino Royale (All platforms): parksguard’s spy-themed race around East Vinewood is the perfect opportunity to take your classy Coquette Blackfin out for a spin.
Power Trip (All platforms): Lead the pack on your Dinka Vindicator in this thrilling point to point Motorcycle Race from the Ron Alternates Wind Farm to the Land Act Dam.
Eight Figure Bonus (All platforms): High speed figure of eight laps through scuzzy Downtown and Industrial East Los Santos. Pick Super class and leave your competitors for dust with your favorite high-end vehicle.
#illgottengains2 SNAPMATIC WINNERS
Photogs from across the community picked up where they left off from the #illgottengains1 update and jumped right into capturing the best of what ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part 2 has to offer. After poring over Social Club for the cream of the crop, we're happy to present the winning selections - each of whom will receive GTA$1M. Also included are some honorable mentions that are worth a shout - congrats to all for a continued creative approach, from beautifully captured weapons to reimagined scenes from classic cinema.
We're in the midst of contacting and verifying the selected recipients of the Social Club Event Sweepstakes Prize Packs, so make sure you're not too enamored with you Ill-Gotten Gains and check your inboxes for an email from us. If you don't respond within the requisite 24 hours, we'll be forced to select new potential winners...
This week GTA Online Heists continue to be more lucrative than ever with 2X RP and GTA$ payouts for the second four-person Heist: the raid on Humane Labs. This Heist will see you and three associates get to pilot some powerful vehicles: the VTOL Hydra, the Insurgent and the Valkyrie. Master these vehicles safe in the knowledge you'll be pocketing twice the payout and RP all week long. The double GTA$ bonus extends to the Elite Challenges for the Humane Labs Raid, so don't forget to Crew up and focus your efforts on completing the finale in 11:00 flat, not damaging your vehicles and making sure everyone gets out alive.
As with last weekend's Prison Break Heist bonuses, we're also ramping up the RP on select GTA Online Activities and Challenges, aiding you in ranking up while practicing the skills necessary to beat GTA Online's trickiest team challenges.
Destroy Vehicle Targets
Complete a Gang Attack
Deliver an Export Vehicle to Simeon
Parachuting: Dead Center, In the Circle and Clip Outer Ring
Deathmatch: Deathmatch: Kill 2 Enemies Within 10 seconds, Kill an Enemy Within First 30 seconds
Vehicle Deathmatch: Kill 2 Enemies Within 10 seconds of Each Other, Kill an Enemy Within First 60 seconds, Get a Killstreak, Get First Kill
Finally, each day this week there'll be an additional incentive to make sure you maximize every day of this limited-time offer. Don't miss out on the opportunity to pick up top notch gear for rock bottom prices, and even more Double GTA$ in Adversary Modes. Keep an eye out on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more details.
The Crew Cut is our special Newswire column highlighting exceptional grassroots community activity, events, accomplishments and other happenings across the thriving Social Club Crews scene. In this edition, check out a massive recent Euro Car Meet held in collaboration between two notable squads, some intense sky battles caught on camera by Crews specializing in aerial domination, as well as a few current grassroots Crew events and more.
STNC x GLRY's EUROPEAN FINEST #CARMEET
Ace photog colognemitch of the car enthusiast Crew, TheLowlyGentlemen teamed up with the Snapmatic maestro Crew known as Tha Gallery for an auspicious Car Meet dubbed the "European FinEst #CarMeet" Event. A lot of the dynamic and sexy snaps and excellent event videos that followed reinforce Gallery leader Killa___Cali's philosophy that "Low" is indeed a lifestyle. Peruse a few exemplary Snaps below and an awesome event highlight reel above, and follow both of these Crews closely to stay apprised of their next gatherings.
AERIAL EXPLOITS OF THE ELITE PC PILOTS CREW
Commissioners and esteemed dogfighters h8mex666 and Liinex both represent the PC Pilots Crew's passion for after-burning through the open skies with video montages like h8mex's Helicopter Montage 1 and Liinex's GTA V PC Dogfights/Stunts shown above. PC Pilots assign special ranks to all recruits and encourage members to contribute clips to upcoming official videos as part of showing the world what PCPI is all about, citing at their pcpilots.blogspot page “We will have for example Top 5 Pilot plays, challenge videos and Crew montages planned.” Sub, follow or join up with these guys to enjoy some sick airborne stunting on the regular or to get involved yourself if you’re an aspiring flyboy or girl.
PC Pilot Crew Lieutenant Amocat1 pretty much tells all other pilots to "pick your poison" in this nighttime shot.
CREW ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT: STUSH LIFE
Passionate Crew Commissioner, Lazarus4life answered the call in our last Crew Cut asking for Crews to share their collective personal stories and experiences - Lazarus reached out to tell us about his stylish Crew known as STUSH LIFE. STLI recently celebrated one year of in-game comradery and friendship, having been founded by mikeaveli000 who had become unhappy with the Crew that he was in and decided to strike out on his own and gather a tight-knit circle of friends who believed that all members should have a shared level of equality, input, and extend a spirit of inclusiveness to newcomers.
From the outset, Stush Life looked to make themselves known across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, posting various shots of all their latest adventures showing off STLI's unique style.
Fast forward one year and we see that a majority of the Crew have since moved from the Xbox 360 and PS3 over to the PS4, have updated their Crew Emblem and colors to black & crimson and are rocking the very latest in fashion and high-end whips.
Over the course of a year, the fledgling Crew has grown quite a bit from 8 core members to a strong unit well over 150 deep – known for their knack for Snapmatic photography and for organizing structured TDM Crew battles, which have helped them earn a ranking amongst the top 100 TDM Crews worldwide on PS4.
Sitting pretty in the Buckingham Luxor Deluxe, POZZLA raises a crisp glass of Blêuter'd to STLI's bright future.
These days, Stush Life is packing Free Mode lobbies, mastering the finer points of Heists and share some of that knowledge during organized Crew meets. To honor their anniversary, Stush Life held a "Stush Spectacular Weekend" celebration on June 14th across both PlayStation platforms to thank each and every one of its members for a great year and to look forward to another one filled with "fun, games, laughs, jokes, big bangs & booms!”
GRASSROOTS CREW BATTLES
HOT_KIMERA's battle-tested Crew, THE H0T CLAN are currently nearing their gaming clan's 7 year anniversary and to celebrate, the group put together this "Teamtage" featuring 12 of their core members showing off what they do best to the sounds of official GTAV soundtrack selection "Hive" by Earl Sweatshirt. Seen as the top echelon and elite smaller collective of the larger CAP PILLAS Crew, HOTZ really bring the fire to their competition in this presentation.
Many established Social Club Crews regularly hold scheduled events which you can sign up to join. The below calendar presents a lineup of just a few upcoming July events on our radar, and if you or your Crew are hosting some fun upcoming activities, make sure to shout it out in the comments section below for other Social Club members to check out.
If your Crew is doing something exceptional that you think the Social Club community needs to know about, feel free to hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us all about it – you might see your Crew featured in an upcoming edition of the Crew Cut.
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