New Stunt Races and Vehicles Added to GTA Online: Cunning Stunts

Posted 6 days, 18 hours ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games


Try out the new Ocelot Lynx in Zebra, one of six brand-new Stunt Races added today to GTA Online: Cunning Stunts.

The release of Cunning Stunts last week turned GTA Online racing upside-down, and now this week it expands to include six new adrenaline-pumping Races and 3 more stunt-ready vehicles. 

SIX NEW RACES
The Super, Muscle, Sports, Bikes and Off-Road classes can compete, plummet and get airborne through rings of fire in a new collection of Races taking place throughout Los Santos and Blaine County:

Afterburner (Bikes)
There was a time when jumping through a wreath of flame on a poorly engineered chopper was enough to give even the most jaded patriot a semi. Those simple days are gone, but apply the same formula a thousand feet above an urban area in the middle of the night and you stand a decent chance of a sudden rush of blood to the crotch. Spectacular Stunt Race for Bikes.


Go up, over, around and through in Double Loop.

Double Loop (Super)
You can never have too much of a good thing, especially when that thing is a gravity-defying loop-the-loop over Fort Zancudo. Kiss your already fragile grip on the laws of physics goodbye on this intense Stunt Race for Super cars.

Forest (Bikes)
The great woodlands of San Andreas are one of our most bountiful resources, providing an endless supply of endangered timber, plenty of discreet hideaways for doomsday cults, and now some of the most suicidal dirt bike jumps in the country. Stunt Race for Bikes.


See what the view from the top really looks like with the new Western Cliffhanger.

High Flier (Bikes)
Time to ditch the private jet, saddle up, and learn a thing or two about corporate dominance with this Stunt Race for bikes through, around and over almost every skyscraper in central LS.

Trench II (Muscle)
Are you susceptible to paranoia? Feel like the walls are closing in? Often have the sense you're trapped with no escape? Come play this Stunt Race for Muscle cars and give your neuroses something to really latch onto.

Zebra (Sports)
A few massive slingshots and vertical drops around Mount Chiliad will play havoc with a full stomach. Time to skip lunch... and breakfast... and to pack a change of underwear. Point to Point Stunt Race for the Sports class.


The Declasse Drift Tampa, one of the three vehicles added to GTA Online today.

THREE NEW VEHICLES
The livery-clad racing fleet also expands today with the addition of the Ocelot Lynx, Declasse Drift Tampa and Western Cliffhanger, growing the Sports and Motorcycle classes. And for high-stakes racing aficionados, a new Premium Race popping up over the weekend will put your best Sports cars to the test in Zebra (look for the yellow blip at Legion Square).


The new Ocelot Lynx, available from Legendary Motorsport.

BONUS DISCOUNTS: THROUGH JULY 25TH
Expand your collection of stunting attire with the Silver Jumpsuit which comes complete with matching helmet. This unlock is free this week and will appear in the Special Items in your Wardrobe as soon as you log-in. Make sure you log-in before July 25th to redeem!

The 20% discount on all Garages & Properties with Garages continues this week – just what you need to accommodate the 3 new vehicles releasing with this update. If you’re already fully maxed out on room in your garages, don’t forget you can always use your second character (and the shared bank account) to open up to 5 more garages, and 50 more parking spaces.

Where last week’s bonuses were all about performance upgrades, this week it’s all about aesthetics with 20% off Spoilers, Wheels, Tire Smoke, Skirts, Exhausts and Horns. Perfect for making sure your brand new Ocelot Lynx or Declasse Drift Tampa is a show-er and not just a go-er.


Previously:
GTA Online: Cunning Stunts Now Available

Cunning Stunts: Choice GIFs, Videos and More

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

Death-defying drops, audacious overtakes and white-knuckle wall rides are all in a day's work for the stunters of Los Santos. Thanks to Cunning Stunts, racing has well and truly been taken to the next level.

There's been no shortage of awesome clips, GIFs and snaps showcasing the new content. We've rounded just a few great ones for you below, so buckle up and check out what the GTA Online Community has been up to so far as you get ready for more stunt-ready vehicles and wild original Races coming out this week:

After kitting out the new Desert Raid and RE-7B with his signature green Crew color, Jelly puts his new Super car to the test in epic fashion, grabbing the W on the Downtown Loop and East Coast Stunt Races.

Vikkstar123 and The Sidemen explore the dizzying heights of Maze Bank Ascent before trying their luck with the Western Gargoyle on Vinewood Downhill in this hilarious clip. Enjoy as they try to prevent JJ from winning at all costs.

Cool guys don't look at explosions, and Sights Ov Gta is no exception to the rule. Clearly up to no good, Sights flees the scene in style on his shiny new Western Gargoyle.

A smart and smooth overtake leaves two competitors for dust as ScavengerX3 and their Progen Tyrus quite literally live life on the edge.

Amazing Recovery from GrandTheftAutoV

Just when it seemed all hope was lost, Kappamari pulls it back from the brink with an utterly fantastic save on the devious downhill portion of Plummet to put themselves back in contention. 

An unconventional shortcut proves fruitful for self-professed "God of Needles" TezzaMcJ, who avoids the traffic to storm from 6th to 1st in a matter of seconds.

 

A photo posted by Grand Theft Auto V (@gtafiveonline) on

Proud new RE-7B owner gtafiveonline holds on to his Annis after carefully navigating a ring of fire above the streets of LS.

Icadrian's quick reflexes and a timely nudge from a more unfortunate opponent result in the slick avoidance of a collision and a neat side-flip flourish.

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Happy coincidence or well-timed, cunning tactic? Either way, redditor Pho3nixR3mix's cheeky tail-swing puts paid to any dreams of victory their fellow racer may have been clinging on to. 

If you've got any excellent Cunning Stunt clips you'd like to share with us, be sure to hit us up via Mouthouff or share them in the comments below.

Red Hook Crit London No.2 Recap

Posted 1 week, 6 days ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Rockstar

This past Saturday, the second instalment of the Red Hook Crit 2016 Championship Series in London delivered powerhouse performances, intense competition and the most elite field of cyclists in the history of the Crit. Series leader Colin Strickland took his third consecutive RHC win with another commanding display in the men’s field, while Great Britain’s own Olympic gold medalist and three time world champion Dani King won in a dominating first-time RHC appearance.


Brooklyn No.9 winner Colin Strickland. Photo: @tornanti_cc

King earned pole position in the afternoon’s qualifying sessions, followed by 2015 series champion and five time RHC winner Ainara Elbusto qualifying merely a few tenths of a second behind King. Contenders Jo Smith, Ash Duban, and Vittoria Riati were also present to vie for the win.


Spectators watching the women’s feature race. Photo: @tornanti_cc

Elbusto, characteristically, won the first lap prime before King forced the others into action two laps later as she attacked into turn one taking Elbusto and Jasmine Dotti with her. Meanwhile, multiple riders attempted to either chase or bridge but only Ash Duban was able to separate herself from the main group and bridge to the leaders.


Dotti, King, Duban and Elbusto Leading the race with a large gap. Photo: @tornanti_cc

Suddenly, mechanical failure for Elbusto changed the dynamic of the race. With a perennial favorite and King’s main rival now out of commission, King attacked again and quickly distanced herself from Duban and Dotti. King rode aggressively, gaining precious seconds and sweeping away a portion of the field on each lap (in the RHC, riders are forced to drop out if they are lapped). King’s herculean effort ultimately dropped all but the top three riders from the race.


King receiving cheers on her home turf while powering through a turn. Photo: @tornanti_cc

Never before has the Red Hook Criterium seen this level of domination from any rider, male or female. Given King’s Olympic pedigree, many anticipated that she would contend for the podium, but no none thought she’d upend the race so completely, and she rode across the finish line to deafening cheers from the assembled crowd.


Great Britain’s own Dani King brings home a win in London. Photo: @tornanti_cc

WOMEN’S RESULTS
1.  Dani King (Wiggle High5, UK)
2.  Jasmine Dotti (Ridewell Oscar Cycling, IT)
3.  Ash Duban (Affinity Cycles, US)

1st lap (breakfast prime): Ainara Elbusto, ES
Mid-way (dinner prime): Dani King, UK
Fastest Lap Qualifying Time: Dani King, UK (1:19.198)
Rockstar Games Top Antagonist: Ash Duban, US

WOMEN’S SERIES STANDINGS
1.    Ash Duban – 57 Points
2.    Vittoria Reati – 44 Points
3.    Ainara Elbusto – 44 Points
4.    Jo Celso – 40 Points
5.    Kiera McVitty – 40 Points
6.    Francisca Campos – 39 Points
7.    Dani King – 38 Points
8.    Veronika Volok – 33 Points
9.    Johanna Jahnke – 33 Points
10.    Jasmine Dotti – 30 Points

Meanwhile, in the men’s field, 95 athletes from 38 countries, including national road and criterium champions, world tour and professional six-day track racers, lined up to start the Red Hook Criterium London No.2 in the deepest field in the race’s history.


Aldo Ilsec qualified pole position, followed by 2015 series winner Ivan Ravaioli and Augusto Reati. Photo: @tornanti_cc

After Great Britain’s Alec Briggs won the first lap prime, no clear leader emerged as multiple riders shuffled positions forcing rider after rider off of the back of the field. Current American road and criterium national champion Daniel Holloway, and ex-pro tour rider Ignazio Moser each sought to force a lead but were kept in check by eager riders behind.


Alec Briggs checks his gap as he takes the first lap prime. @tornanti_cc

An opportunity to make a decisive move finally materialized after Strickland countered Luis Junquera's mid race prime win. The attack, accompanied by fellow American David Santos proved to be short-lived as the main field was quick to prevent Strickland from riding away by himself for the third race in a row.


Strickland close on Petrache’s rear wheel. @tornanti_cc

Amazingly, despite the pack’s concerted efforts, Strickland counter-attacked with his own move to establish a small gap with Marius Petrache, current national road champion of Romania, joining in his slipstream. However, Strickland soon grew frustrated with Petrache’s pace and set off on his own.


Strickland on his breakaway before taking the win. @tornanti_cc

Other riders, including Stefan Schafer, Ivan Ravaioli and Loic Chetout, gave chase and traded places at the front of the pack, while Strickland’s loyal teammate Aldo Ilesic surfed the front as a deterrent to any larger chase effort. 

After multiple failed attempts to rally the chasing pack around him, a huge effort by Chetout with only four laps to go nearly bridged the way to Strickland alone – while ultimately fruitless, this impressive move earned Chetout the Rockstar Top Antagonist Award and second place, as Strickland powered to his third consecutive win.


Strickland wins his third consecutive RHC. @tornanti_cc

MEN’S RESULTS
1.  Colin Strickland (Allez Allez Specialized, US)
2.  Loic Chetout (Cofidis Credit Solutions, FR)
3.  Aldo Ino Ilesic (Allez Allez Specialized, SL)
4.  Ivan Ravaioli (Team Cinelli Chrome, IT)
5.  Daniele Callegarin (Ridewill Oscar Cycling, IT)
6.  David Santos (Aventon Factory Team, US)
7.  Marius Petrache (Team Cinelli Chrome, RO)
8.  Alvise Zanasca (Bahumer Racing TEAM, it)
9.  Stefan Schafer (Maloja Pushbikers, DE)
10.  Alec Briggs (LaClassica Racing Team by Speedgang, UK)

1st lap (breakfast prime): Alec Briggs, UK
Mid-way (dinner prime): Luis Junquera, ES
Fastest Lap Qualifying Time: Aldo Ino Ilesic, SL (1:11:158)
Rockstar Games Top Antagonist: Loic Chetout, FR

MEN’S SERIES STANDINGS
1.    Colin Strickland – 73 Points
2.    Aldo Ino Ilesic – 54 Points
3.    Ivan Ravaioli – 54 Points
4.    Daniele Callegarin – 46 Points
5.    Alec Briggs – 38 Points
6.    Olivier Leroy – 34 Points
7.    David Santos – 32 Points
8.    Loic Chetout – 30 Points
9.    Augusto Reati – 28 Points
10.    Daniel Holloway – 22 Points 

Congratulations to all of this weekend's fierce competitors, we're looking forward to another spirited race later this summer in Barcelona on August 27th. And for more details about the series, make sure to visit redhookcrit.com or the official Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


Previously:
The Red Hook Crit Championship Series Continues in London on Saturday, July 9th

GTA Online: Cunning Stunts Now Available

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

Buckle up and prepare to experience Southern San Andreas from a whole new perspective.

Today, Cunning Stunts takes GTA Online racing to epic new heights with a series of 16 brand-new, high-octane Stunt Races that feature everything from winding tubular tracks amongst Los Santos’ tallest skyscrapers to technical courses through canyons, over water and across the desert. Stunt Races utilize ramps, loops, wall rides, tubes, raised tracks and dynamic objects for a radically new take on GTA Online racing.

This is unlike anything you’ve seen before: tracks coiling up into the sky, skyscraper jumps, turbo-boosted corkscrews at 20,000 feet... and that’s before you get to the giant bowling pins and the rings of fire.

STUNT RACES

Races run the gamut with unique locations across San Andreas and feature harrowing heights, incredible speeds and a dazzling spectacle of fireworks, lights, sounds and stomach-churning twists and turns. Rockstar-created Stunt Races at launch include:

Canyon Crossing | City Air | Downtown Loop | Duel | East Coast | Maze Bank Ascent | Nightlife | Over and Under | Plummet | Racing Alley | Rally | Splits | Threading the Needle | Trench I | Turbine | Vinewood Downhill

To get instant access to these brand-new Stunt Races packed with like-minded adrenaline junkies, just look out for the pink Stunt Series blips scattered across Los Santos and Blaine County, and enter one to get taken straight into a series of Stunt Races.

PREMIUM RACES

For elite level racers seeking more high-stakes matchups, Cunning Stunts also features new Premium Races where you can compete against seven opponents for winner-take-all glory, placing your bets and putting faith in your skills for a chance at prize payouts bigger than any other race. And while there may not be any GTA$ for second place, all competitors are rewarded with Triple RP for completing a Premium Race. To keep the competition sharp and balanced among the racing elite, Premium Races are locked to a specific vehicle or vehicle class and all competitors are required to own the vehicle or a vehicle within the set class. These races are also only available for a limited time – keep an eye on the Newswire for weekly schedules. From now through Monday, July 18th, enter the yellow Premium Race blip at Legion Square, shell out your entry fee, and take on seven rivals who all reckon they have what it takes in that day's particular scheduled Race:

  • Tuesday, July 12th: Maze Bank Ascent (Sports)
  • Wednesday, July 13th: Duel (Muscle)
  • Thursday, July 14th: Splits (New Vehicle - Brioso)
  • Friday, July 15th: Vinewood Downhill (Motorcycles)
  • Saturday, July 16th: Racing Alley (Sports)
  • Sunday, July 17th: Canyon Crossing (Super)
  • Monday, July 18th: Turbine (Off-road)

NEW VEHICLES, CLOTHING AND MORE

It’s a brave new stunt-filled world out there in GTA Online, and you’re going to need some serious horsepower if you want to keep up. Lucky for you, 13 vehicles new to GTA Online are here to meet your every need: from the avant-garde stylings of the RE-7B to the utter brutality of Vapid’s Trophy Truck, no matter how unhinged your heart’s desires we’ve got you covered.

Super: Annis RE-7B, Emperor ETR1, Progen Tyrus
Sports: Lampadati Tropos Rallye, Obey Omnis 
Compacts: Grotti Brioso R/A
Off Road: Vapid Desert Raid, Vapid Trophy Truck
Motorbikes: Nagasaki BF400, Western Gargoyle
Muscle: Declasse Burger Shot Stallion, Vapid Pisswasser Dominator, Bravado Redwood Gauntlet

And now available in retailers across Los Santos, a cutting edge range of extreme, race-themed fashions. Flaunt your corporate ties with brand-sponsored racing jerseys, deck yourself in head-to-toe racing gear, or go full method in a stuntman suit. You may be little more than a blur, but that’s no reason not to look the part.

There's also 50 new tattoos and lots of new features - including new helmet visor animations and a complete re-tooling of the Player Interaction Menu which includes the ability to choose your default Racing Outfit.

LOTS MORE COMING INCLUDING THE STUNT RACE CREATOR

Over the next three weeks, look for more Stunt Races and vehicles to be added to GTA Online as part of Cunning Stunts, culminating in the release of the Stunt Race Creator on August 2nd, which will give the amazingly talented GTA Online Creator community the opportunity to tap into hundreds of Stunt Props along with new features and improvements to forge the most outrageous stunt tracks of their dreams.

EVENT WEEK BONUSES JULY 12TH – 18TH

Pay homage to Jock Cranley’s glory days as a stuntman by unlocking the exclusive Black Jumpsuit which bears his name. Simply log-in to GTA Online any time this week and your Black Jumpsuit will be automatically added to the Special Items in your character’s Wardrobe. This is the perfect outfit for staring down your enemies on the starting grid of one of the new Stunt Races, or for enjoying the view from your Nagasaki BF400 as you sail through a fiery ring on your way to victory.

With brand new vehicles to purchase and collect, we’re sure you're itching for garage space to store them. This week take advantage of 20% discounts on purchases of any Property that comes with a Garage INCLUDING Garages themselves. This applies to all Apartments, Penthouses and Stilt Houses, so as if the extra parking wasn’t enough reason, you also get a brand new home to lay your helmet. There’s 15% off select car mods this week including Brakes, Suspension and Engine mods. Make sure your ride is fully tuned to max out the air time on those jumps.

We’re looking for 5 cunning Snapmatics featuring the brand new vehicles and races to feature right here on the Rockstar Newswire as well as across Rockstar’s official Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and G+ pages. The 5 successful photographers will all win themselves GTA$1,000,000 to put towards their next photoshoot in-game. Entry open until end of day next Monday July 18th and entries must be tagged with #stunts on Social Club. To check out the entries thus far, head over to the featured tag on the Social Club Snapmatic pages. Official rules

Finally, the Official Cunning Stunts Event Sweepstakes is underway NOW – enter via the simple form on the Social Club Events Page before midnight Mon July 18th for a chance to win an array of awesome GTAV merchandise. Official rules

Previously:
GTA Online: Cunning Stunts Coming July 12th – Watch the New Trailer

Further Adventures in Finance and Felony: Your Guide to Organizational Behavior

Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

In addition to trafficking Special Cargo across Los Santos, new opportunities for graft and thievery in Further Adventures in Finance and Felony come in the form of added VIP Work and Challenges for VIPs and their Bodyguards. While CEOs enjoy all the benefits of being a VIP, including earnings from their employees and Special Cargo initiatives, Bodyguards and Associates receive a lucrative salary for employment and bonuses for participating in Work and Challenges.

VIP WORK

For newly minted CEOs and VIPs, you’ll be able to instigate VIP Work for your Organization - a series of co-operative Jobs that are completed in Freemode. VIP Work is launched via the SecuroServ VIP option in the Interaction Menu. Bodyguards & Associates will be informed that they’re needed via text message or an invite sent to the SecuroServ App. VIP Work offers plenty of chances to make GTA$ and rack up substantial RP, along with opportunities for rival Organizations to ambush you for a slice of the pie. Here are some tips to keep your Organizational goalposts across new VIP Work within reach:


In Headhunter, consider attacking targets from a distance as opposed to alerting them to your presence.

HEADHUNTER:

Objective: Work alongside your Organization to take down multiple well-guarded stationary and mobile targets across the map against a time limit.

To get your hit squad moving like a well-oiled machine, assign targeting roles early on and follow these pointers.

  • All of your prospective targets and their guards have increased health and armor and can easily floor you if you approach on foot. To avoid alerting stationary targets to your presence, consider attacking from a distance and get the drop on them. Leave as soon as the kill is confirmed, as your Wanted level will go up immediately.
  • When chasing a target in a vehicle, track their movements and consider ambushing them head on; pursuing them from behind can result in a hail of incoming bullets.
  • Divide and conquer. With multiple targets on the map, sinking all of your resources into the pursuit of a single one is futile. Have your team pair off to cover more ground on moving targets and send a single competent hitman for stationary targets.
  • To prepare for any outcome, keep aerial and assault vehicles at the ready before starting the timer for this Work assignment.
  • Players can remove their wanted level via Lester or by using the VIP/CEO ability “Bribe Authorities.” Note that attacking law enforcement will still merit a wanted level even while “Bribe Authorities” is active.
  • As a Rival player, you can earn rewards for protecting the targets from the attacking Organization.


Once you have successfully delivered the package in Airfreight, make plans for a hasty exit as the Cargobob will be set to self-destruct to cover up any evidence of your illicit operation.

AIRFREIGHT:

Objective: The Organization must collect a Cargobob and use it to extract a container and deliver it to a designated drop off point.

Assign your best pilot to this task and send the rest along as added muscle. Also a few bits of advice below to help:

  • Every moment your cargo is in transit it may be damaged and lose cash value, so don’t dawdle - make a bee-line for the delivery zone to maximize profit.
  • Scout out the well-guarded area prior to grabbing the cargo and take out not only the guards but also blow up attack vehicles before they can pursue you and put you at a disadvantage.
  • Alternatively, you can kill all guards and have one of your Organization members acquire the attack chopper so you have free air support on your way to the drop zone. 
  • Air support during transport is key, not only will you have a permanent Wanted level of 3 stars during your flight, rival Organizations will also be alerted to your operation and can be rewarded for taking you down.
  • Once you have successfully delivered the package, make plans for a hasty exit as the Cargobob will self-destruct to cover up any evidence of your illicit operation.  
  • Participating players who aren’t in an Organization or are in a Rival Organization will be rewarded with a cut of the container value if the Cargobob carrying it is destroyed.


If your truck catches on fire in Haulage be sure to release it and drive away from the trailer so backing your replacement rig back into the trailer is manageable.

HAULAGE:

Objective: The Organization must collect a large trailer and deliver it to a drop off with the aid of a semi-truck.

While your big rig is a formidable beast on the open highway, capable of barreling through most pursuing enemies, it would still be wise to follow some of the key tips here.

  • It's certainly a good idea to have armored transport on-hand to fend off pursuing enemies when coming to collect your trailer but if you're coming up short on that front keep a sharp eye out for a fully-armed Karin Technical parked somewhere near the trailer.
  • Attackers' cars may pull in front of your truck to slow you down. Be sure to adjust and tilt your camera view forward a bit to get a good grasp on where they are to better outmaneuver them from obstructing your path.
  • If your truck starts to take on too much damage and is in danger of exploding start making plans to re-route to a new replacement truck as they are marked with blue icons all over your map.
  • Furthermore, if your truck catches on fire and is definitely about to explode be sure to release and drive away from the trailer so backing the new truck into the trailer is manageable without the wreckage of the destroyed semi getting in your way.
  • Consider having an Associate or Bodyguard bring a secondary Hauler as backup in case something goes wrong.
  • If rival Organizations or Freemode players deliver the Cargo, they will receive a cut of the max reward.

VIP CHALLENGES

VIP Challenges are found under the 'SecuroServ' option in the Interaction Menu, and are initiated by the VIP to create healthy intra-organizational competition and rewards. While the winner of the Challenge will of course receive their dues, as with VIP Work, each Bodyguard taking part receives a participation award of GTA$ and RP for every minute that they spend participating in the Challenge.

Once the Challenge is set, the VIP will have the option to spectate the competing Bodyguards or participate directly.

CASHING OUT

Objective: All players in the Organization compete to hack the most ATMs within an allotted time limit.

Take the money and run! Grab the fastest mode of transport available and note the following tips for stacking your chips.

  • Watch your back. Put some space between yourself and the other members of your Organization. While hacking you are completely vulnerable to their attacks so keep that in mind before committing to a hacking spot. This will also ensure no-one hacks your ATMs before you do.
  • To that effect, look to disrupt any Organization members you see stopping at ATMs nearby to give yourself a lead on running to the next hack location.
  • Constantly check the map not only to locate the next nearest ATM but to be fully aware of who is near you at all times and consider areas with a higher concentration of ATMs.
  • If you'd like to move about on the map undetected you can call Lester and pay him to take you off Radar, this is particularly useful once you've settled on an ATM.
  • Time is of the essence. You have 60 seconds to complete the ATM hacking sequence before a two star Wanted level is initiated so request the quickest vehicle you have and move swiftly.
  • You will drop cash if you get killed, so stay out of trouble.


In Salvage your stamina and oxygen will run out eventually. Be sure to look for additional rebreather crates to stay underwater longer.

SALVAGE:

Objective: All players in the Organization are equipped with rebreathers and compete to collect the most checkpoints in a set underwater area.

The life aquatic isn't quite as peaceful as it's made out to be. Read the helpful pointers below before diving in.

  • Using knives against your opponents to keep them from checkpoints is fair game. VIPs and CEOs be sure to turn Friendly Fire ON in your VIP Management options to keep things interesting.
  • You don't need to swim all the way out to the checkpoint area from the shoreline. Keep an eye out on your map for the Seashark icons for a faster trip over.
  • While wearing a rebreather allows you to stay underwater for a much longer period of time, your stamina and oxygen will run out eventually. Be sure to look for additional rebreather crates to stay underwater longer.
  • The checkpoints are spread out over a broad area, there's no shame in swimming to a slightly less occupied area of the circle to let your opponents fight it out as you continue to collect capture points unimpeded.
  • When diving for checkpoints in deeper waters be sure to double-check your oxygen and stamina gauge to be sure you can complete a safe trip down to your mark and back up to the surface again. Don't get greedy or you won't make it back.

WEAPONS UPGRADES

Reloading at precisely the right time during a firefight can be the difference between life and death; nobody wants to be caught short with only a few bullets left in the chamber. Fortunately, Ammu-Nation has you covered with a brand new line of Drum and Box Magazine Attachments for 8 of their most potent weapons. These special magazines will increase ammo capacity, giving you more time between reloads and a decided advantage over your lesser-equipped foes.

SPECIAL CARGO TIPS AND TRICKS

Now that your Organization has had a few days to get to grips with Special Cargo missions, here are a few tips to keep your operation running smoothly:

  • Take note of other CEOs and Associates in your session via the SecuroServ Special Cargo Network and plan the timing of your Mission carefully.
  • Make sure that you've hired enough Associates of your own to handle the size of the shipment - delivering three Crates for example is higher risk than just one and therefore will require more bodies as far as protection and actual pickup.
  • To actually pick up a Crate, you can either walk over it or, to save time and vulnerability you may also drive your vehicle directly over it - keep in mind you can only hold one Crate at a time.
  • Be prepared for anything - a well-equipped Pegasus Vehicle like the Buzzard Attack Chopper may come in handy. If you do come across any trouble, utilize your CEO abilities in order to avoid the fuzz and hide your Organization and Crate blips to help secure your Special Cargo. 
  • Rival players cannot attack Warehouses but can ambush Special Cargo transport. 
  • The more Cargo you stockpile in a warehouse, the more profit you stand to make. Selling larger amounts will garner interest from wealthier buyers who pay higher prices but also runs a higher risk.


Previously:
Further Adventures in Finance and Felony: How to Become a Criminal Kingpin

Further Adventures in Finance and Felony: #CEO Snapmatic Challenge Winners

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago | Author: R*N | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

With Further Adventures in Finance and Felony unlocking a plethora of new vehicles, slick attire, Executive Suites and more for GTA Online, as well as upping the ante with new VIP and Executive works, there's been plenty for seasoned and budding photographers to work with in our latest Snapmatic Photo Challenge. Here we proudly present the chosen selections for the #CEO Snapmatic Challenge with our top five picks and some great honorable mentions below.

For those still brimming with creative ideas for your GTA Online Organization, don't miss out on the chance to take part in the #CEO Rockstar Editor Contest, where showing us the hard work your Organization specializes in could bag you some seriously impressive prizes. Check out the full details here.

#CEO SNAPMATIC WINNERS

Thanks to all you creative folks who submitted their entry to the #CEO Snapmatic Photo Challenge and congrats to our five winners, who each scored a GTA$1,000,000 award. 


Views From The Los by slimsy1901

Standing tall, above the world and surveying your domain is where any self-respecting, industrious entrepreneur should be. Taking in a rich sunset landscape as the new luxury Volatus flies alongside, slimsy1901's view from the top sure looks nice.


Don't Miss a Chance!! by Nightrain-G-

Like a scene straight out of a Vinewood blockbuster, Nightrain-G-'s action shot neatly showcases cinematic explosions, highway mayhem and some of the new heavyweight vehicles - there's the Cargobob seizing an opportunity, a MTL Brickade riding passenger and a Savage in hot pursuit.


She Knows What She Wants by maks55amg

They say money talks and it doesn't speak clearer than in this cleverly framed scene from maks55amg. Hard-earned, cold cash makes for soft carpeting, as a pair of killer heels take their steps along the corporate criminal ladder.


ピルボックス・ヒル by K-R-S-W

The Chrome Style Crew pose for a group photo between serious company talks in the boardroom of a swanky Executive Suite. With weapons and Special Cargo decorating the Table Map and the sharp matching suits and shades, there's no denying this Crew means business.


The Office View by Venom81ED

For those hankering after a taste of the good life, Venom81ED's shot of 'The Office View' presents all that an Executive Suite (and lifestyle) has to offer. From the Boardroom Table Map to neat stacks of Special Cargo ready to be shifted and the glorious skyscraper views afforded to those with the time to stop and admire them... 

Other Honorable Mentions...

  • Partnership by maks55amg - For smooth and successful business to be done, smart CEOs know to keep their friends close and their business associates even closer...
  • Escape the Maze by up-daz - Going for a spin in the new Enus Windsor Drop takes an explosive and dramatic turn, as up-daz breaks free of the Maze Bank in a fiery blaze of glory. 
  • Credit? No, No, No by --EVOLUT7ON-- - A busy CEO may have a number of issues to sort out, but cash flow isn't one of them in this entertaining snapshot.
  • Trading Places by DeAliveBeast - DeAliveBeast captures the thrilling moment status is changed and power reversed between Losers and Winners in the Trading Places Adversary Mode.
  • CEO Silhouette by MiroAWhite - Muted shades and colors make MiroAWhite's honorable mention all the more striking, as a CEO surveys the territory available to a diligent mogul beyond the glass window.


SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

Congratulations to the Social Club Executive Merchandise Sweepstakes winners MitcHendrickSShooterMagooDerMort01LarsSchildhauer and Miffman, who each chalked up a bounty fit for a true criminal kingpin, including a GTAV Vinyl Soundtrack, an official GTAV Chrome Zippo, a GTAV Gold Bar USB, iFruit Mouse Pad, Epsilon Paper Weigh and more - enjoy!

Keep an eye out for a new Snapmatic Photo Challenge next week in celebration of the launch of GTA Online: Cunning Stunts, and don't forget that there's still time to make your creative and directorial mark with our #CEO Rockstar Editor contest. Be sure to read the full creative brief and be in with a chance to win prizes worthy of any screen executive!


Previously:
The #CEO Rockstar Editor Contest
GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony Now Available
GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony (Official Trailer)

Red Dead Redemption Now Playable on Xbox One with Backward Compatibility

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago | Author: R* J | Filed Under:

The Xbox 360 version of Red Dead Redemption – the epic story of reformed outlaw John Marston's journey across the American frontier to hunt down the members of his former gang - is now backward compatible on Xbox One. Digital game owners now have instant access to the game on Xbox One, so they can download it from the “Ready to Install” section of their Xbox One and play it at will. Physical game owners can just pop the Xbox 360 game disc into their Xbox One and download the game.

All versions of the game (Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition) are compatible on Xbox One. And for those who did not experience it the first time around, the fright-filled Undead Nightmare story is available for download from the Xbox Games Store. Furthermore, anyone who doesn’t already have Red Dead Redemption as part of their collection can now get it directly from the Games Store on Xbox One.


Previously:
Red Dead Redemption Xbox One Backward Compatibility Coming Friday, July 8th

GTA Online: Cunning Stunts Coming July 12th – Watch the New Trailer

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

Be daring, defy gravity and punch your fears straight in the mouth with Cunning Stunts, a visually surreal and over-the-top evolution to racing in GTA Online, coming Tuesday, July 12th.

Stunt Races happen on a massive scale, towering above the Los Santos skyline or soaring between the treacherous blades of RON Alternates Windmill Farm. Vehicles tear upside-down through loops and tubes, launch off ramps with extra propulsion from speed strips, diverge and merge across multiple pathways, and speed through gigantic rings of fire in death-defying new Races.

The jumps, gaps, terrain, and obstacles in each Race are tailored to match the attributes of specific vehicle classes, including new Super cars, Sports cars and Motorbikes. And of course, racing livery-clad vehicles deserve appropriately tatted and dressed drivers, sporting new motocross gear, racing suits, helmets and a host of other additions. Stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for full details when Cunning Stunts launches next Tuesday.

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