Posted on 20 Aug 2014 (942 Views)
Time to take the training wheels off your jet fighter and take control of the skies this weekend, August 22nd-24th, for the SA Flight School Event. As usual there are special playlists, bonus rewards, and contests to win. More details below...
EXCLUSIVELY UNLOCKABLE THIS WEEKEND: 'HIGH FLYER' PARACHUTE PACK
This weekend only, you can pick up the exclusive 'High Flyer' Parachute Pack seen in the flyer above, for the skydiver who truly enjoys getting lifted. All you have to do is complete the "San Andreas Flight School Event" Playlist and then head to Ammu-Nation. The High Life Parachute Bag will be available free of charge and, once purchased, you can equip it from your Inventory in the Interaction Menu.
GET DOUBLE RP AND DOUBLE GTA$ WHEN PLAYING IN THE SAN ANDREAS FLIGHT SCHOOL EVENT PLAYLIST
As well as the Parachute Pack, you and your wingmen will get double GTA$ and double RP in every Job in the Event Weekend Playlist, win or lose. To get involved, hit the Event button prompt on the GTAV boot screens, or find the Event Weekend Playlist in the Playlists section of the Pause menus, under Rockstar Created.
DOUBLE GTA$ FOR AIR RACES AND PARACHUTE JUMPS ALL WEEKEND
Time to put those aviation skills that you honed at the San Andreas Flight School to test in the field and earn double GTA$ in all Air Races and Parachute Jumps. That includes a batch of new Rockstar-Created Jobs published this week specifically for the new aircraft in the San Andreas Flight School Update, plus new Parachute Jumps designed to make use of the new reserve 'chute.
DOUBLE RP FOR FLYING UNDER BRIDGES DURING AIR RACES
Nothing tightens the pucker factor like flying low under one of the many bridges in the San Andreas area. All weekend, such flat-hatting while playing Air Races will get you Double RP. Or it will leave you too dead to worry about the consequences.
EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS ON SELECT LUXURY PROPERTIES AND ON AVIATION SERVICES FROM LESTER AND MERRYWEATHER SECURITY
Let's face it: you've not earned your wings only to then have to spend your leisure time slumming at sea level with everyone else. So all weekend, get a 25% discount on the high rise Del Perro Heights Apts 7 & 20 and 0120 Murrieta Heights Properties. Each includes a 10 car garage to store all of your exotic rides befitting a true flyboy, including the brand new Invetero Coquette Classic.
Plus, in a rare act of philanthropy, Lester is willing to locate planes and choppers for you all weekend, free of charge. Just give him a call, select 'Locate a Plane' and 'Locate a Helicopter' and ask no questions about ulterior motives.
Prefer your choppers manned and delivered? Get half price Helicopter Pickups all weekend courtesy of Merryweather.
DOUBLE RP FOR KILLS AND BONUS GTA$ IN GANG ATTACKS AT AIRPORTS & HANGARS
Gangs have assembled around San Andreas International Airport Hangar, and the Sandy Shores and Grapeseed Airfields. These special Gang Attacks will yield 2X RP and bonus GTA$ all weekend, so get over there and defend America's right to fatuous air travel.
EVENT CRATE DROPS
Your dogfight victims won't be the only things falling from the sky this weekend: look out for special Crate Drops containing extra GTA$, RP bonuses, Miniguns, RPGs and Sticky Bombs between now and Sunday night.
THE #FLIGHTSCHOOL SNAPMATIC CONTEST
Whether it's capturing one of your friend's aerial exploits or the whole Crew about to board the Buckingham Mil-Jet, Rockstar is looking for your most inspiring and amusing pictures featuring the new content in The San Andreas Flight School in the #FLIGHTSCHOOL Snapmatic contest. Their favorite five will each win their authors GTA$1M and a MILEHIGH vanity license plate for their in-game vehicles, plus they'll be featured right here on the Newswire.
To make your shots eligible for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #FLIGHTSCHOOL between now and the end of Sunday.
See full rules and eligibility details
THE #FLIGHTSCHOOL CREATOR COMPETITION
The sky is the limit in the Creator contest, where Rockstar is looking for user-created Air Races to test even the saltiest pilots. They'll choose 5 favorite Jobs to be Verified and their creators will receive GTA$1M and an exclusive AVIATOR license plate. Just tag your custom-made Air Race Jobs with #FLIGHTSCHOOL in Social Club between now and Sunday night to be eligible in the competition.
See full rules and eligibility details
EVENT WEEKEND OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR LIVE STREAM
At 4pm this Friday August 22nd, the Rockstar Games Official Event Weekend Live Stream will be on the air, playing brand new content from The San Andreas Flight School Update. They'll be joined by very special guests Little & Cubed aka Martyn Littlewood and Dan Nerdcubed who are preparing some custom challenges featuring the new Flight School planes and vehicles and will be challenging the Rockstar Devs to a live 2v2 dogfight around Los Santos & Blaine County airspace. As usual, Lazlow and the Rockstar Broadcast studio team will be manning the flight deck and they'll be streaming the show across the Social Club Events page
, the Rockstar Games Twitch Channel
and YouTube Channel
GEAR GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES
Rockstar will be giving away 20 deluxe GTAV & Rockstar T-shirt Prize Packs including the Trevor Philips Industries Tee, San Andreas Federal Reserve Tee, Los Santos Lifeguard Tee, Republican Space Rangers Tee, Bugstars Logo Tee, Los Santos Tee, the GTAV & V Logo Tee, Kifflom Tee, Rockstar Rolling Long-Sleeve Tee, Rockstar Mason Tee, and the Rockstar Flowers Tee. You can enter to win right now through Sunday right here
. See Official Rules
Have fun and find your wingman at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 (422 Views)
As promised late yesterday, the San Andreas Flight School Update for GTA Online is now available via automatic update 1.16 for both PS3 and Xbox 360. So get yourself down to The San Andreas Flight School right now. Grab the stick of the fast and nimble Western Besra training jet
and push it to the edge of the envelope. Master absolute air superiority in 10 new solo missions that will make you comfortable in any pilot’s danger zone, including combat maneuvering, low-flying challenges, formation flying, and more!
Once it’s ‘mission accomplished’ and you’re out of your heroic new Flight Suit, spend your shore leave buzzing the skies in the luxury Swift helicopter
, or cram your entire squad into the new 16-seater Buckingham Mil-Jet
for team transport in style. Hit the silk with a collection of new Chutes and Parachute Bags, and if things get a little out of control, rely on the Reserve Parachute
to give you a second chance at that soft landing – or use it to get creative with your precision dives. Later, hit the streets in the shapely Invetero Coquette Classic
, available in either hard-top or topless roadster variants for whatever your sea-level speed fix.
And round up your wingmen for new Races, Captures, Parachute Jumps and more, including the three all-new VS Mission modes. Acquire Targets is a kill-the-carrier style mode where opponents fight in P996 Lazers to control one flag; maintain control for as long as you can to rack up points. In G-Rating, compete against other cadets as you fly to pick up 15 flags in both weapons hot and cold environments. Or try out Air Force Zero, where the defending team must protect an aircraft against an attacking team as it flies to the safe LZ.
In addition to everything listed above, today's update also includes a number of other adjustments and fixes for GTA Online. Most notably, all Contact Mission GTA$ and RP awards have been rebalanced so that more difficult missions will earn you greater rewards, GTA$ payouts on replays are no longer reduced and all rewards are now time scaled. For a look at all the changes in this update, please check out the full listing at Rockstar Support here
Stay tuned for more details on continuing updates to GTA Online and look out for specifics later this week on the upcoming Event Weekend to commemorate the launch of the San Andreas Flight School Update. See you on the tarmac and get into the danger zone at the GTA V forums
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 (439 Views)
Another (sort of) surprise update to GTA Online. Tomorrow the San Andreas Flight School Update releases. Look for flight-themed extras and a few other things outlined in the video below.
This new update will feature a collection of new air and land vehicles, aerial solo challenges, and much more. Tomorrow's update will also introduce a host of gameplay changes to GTA Online - these include increased payouts for harder to complete missions and GTA$ bonuses for playing missions with others.
Stay tuned for more details tomorrow and see you in school! Plus join the fun at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 31 Jul 2014 (1979 Views)
Not much else to say. Double RP this weekend in GTA Online and last chance to take advantage of the Independence Day Special items.
Beginning tomorrow, August 1st, and running all weekend long through midnight Eastern Time US on Sunday August 3rd, get 2X RP in GTA Online. All Jobs and other RP-gaining activities like Gang Attacks, Hold Ups, and Import/Export to name a few, will earn you double RP.
This will also be your last chance to pick up the limited-time Independence Day Special content, like the Liberator monster truck, Sovereign motorcycle, Musket, and assorted patriotic apparel - so make sure to grab these items by Sunday night! Have fun and join us at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 28 Jul 2014 (1246 Views)
The Independence Day Special
is finally coming to an end this week. Rockstar still has not given an exact date but they are saying "less than a week left". Considering Thursday is the last day of July we think that's a safe bet for the last day.
So if you have yet to acquire vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the Liberator monster truck, weapons like the Musket and Firework Rocket Launcher, or any of the patriotic tees and masks in-game then now's the time. The seven new properties, the ability to ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster, and the 17 new Jobs will all remain open permanently.
For those who've asked, the Firework Rocket Launcher along with its ammo will be available again during future holidays and other special events when fireworks are traditionally let off. At the beginning of any holiday or special event where fireworks are available, players who purchased the Firework Rocket Launcher previously will receive one free full refill
of ammo per qualifying event in order to make sure you can properly celebrate.
Also look for another round of Double RP
later this week to help send off the Independence Day Special in proper patriotic style. And since I have your attention, the iGTA Crew
is hosting our weekly event tonight
. Sign up at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 26 Jul 2014 (1788 Views)
This weekend GameStop is including a free 2-sided poster with pre-orders of Grand Theft Auto V for PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One.
Click for larger size
The poster features the cover art on one side and an official artwork of the three protagonists on the other side.
Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online are coming to PC and new-gen consoles this Fall 2014. An official release date has not been set yet but keep up with the latest and greatest at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 02 Jul 2014 (3263 Views)
As promised, here's the details for this weekend's 4-day Independence Day celebration in GTA Online starting tomorrow. San Andreas will be celebrating the birthplace of freedom with big RP & GTA$ bonuses, patriotic discounts at Ammu-Nation, giveaways and lots more!
GET DOUBLE GTA$ AND DOUBLE RP WHEN PLAYING IN THE INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL EVENT PLAYLIST
The "Independence Day Special Event" Playlist is a special selection of some of the brand new Rockstar-created Jobs published this week including specific Races for new vehicles like the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck. This weekend only (starting tomorrow), this Playlist will score you Double GTA$ and Double RP
. To access the Playlist, just go to Online > Playlists > Rockstar Created
in the GTA Online Start Menu and select "Independence Day Event" from the options listed. Alternatively, hit the Event button in the GTAV loading screens to launch straight into the Playlist.
75% OFF AIRSTRIKES
Merryweather Security is also getting in on the celebrations with a 75% discount on Airstrikes all weekend
. So if some left-leaning Belgian beer drinker asks for sparkling water at your Blaine County BBQ, you can call in cut-rate backup from friends in very high places. To call in an Airstrike, call Merryweather from your in-game phone, select 'Airstrike' and then drop a flare at your target position.
25% OFF HEAVY AMMO (FOR RPGs, GRENADE LAUNCHERS AND MINIGUNS) - COURTESY OF AMMU-NATION
The good folks at Ammu-Nation believe that all Americans should have access to military-grade weapons without a 'defense budget' price tag. All weekend, they're offering 25% off ammo
for RPGs, Grenade Launchers and Miniguns, because packing enough personal firepower to wipe out a small nation is a right, not a privilege.
FREE PEGASUS DELIVERIES FOR EZ ACCESS TO THE LIBERATOR MONSTER TRUCK
Pegasus Lifestyle Management salutes your independence by giving you the freedom to call in any oversized vehicle at absolutely no charge. Take advantage of the weekend-long offer to get to grips with the brand new Liberator monster truck, and spend 4th of July Weekend crushing cars into the ground like you'd crush beer cans against your own head.
#INDEPENDENCEDAY SNAPMATIC CONTEST
However you're commemorating the Fourth of July this weekend, Rocktar wants to see those Snapmatic pics showing your love for Old Glory. Whether you're rolling over foreign compact cars in the Liberator monster truck or setting off some fireworks in the yard of your new Paleto Bay abode, share your most creative, amusing or beauteous patriotic snaps for a chance to win GTA$1M and an AMERICA vanity license plate for your in-game vehicle.
To make your shots eligible for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #INDEPENDENCEDAY
between now and the end of Sunday.
See full rules and eligibility details
THE ROCKSTAR BROADCAST "INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL" LIVE STREAM: AMERICA VERSUS GREAT BRITAIN - THE REMATCH
Join Rockstar at 2pm Eastern Time US tomorrow, July 3rd, for the revolutionary Rockstar Games Official Event Weekend Live Stream
, showcasing a grudge match nearly 240 years in the making: it's America VS Great Britain - The Rematch
. The US team will be represented by special guest Lui Calibre playing alongside Rockstar NYC devs while the UK team will be represented by the GTA V O'Clock Crew playing live from London - all hosted and commentated by Lazlow and the rest of the Rockstar Broadcast studio team. They'll be battling through a Crew Head to Head playlist featuring all new Jobs from The Independence Day Special. As always, they'll be streaming the show across the Social Club Events page
, the Rockstar Games Twitch
Channel and their YouTube Channel page
. Join the chat and show your support, whether Yank or Redcoat.
INDEPENDENCE DAY GEAR GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES
Rockstar will also be giving away five (5) exclusive prize packs of suitably patriotic and rare GTA gear in the Independence Day Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes. Each pack will include a GTAIV Aluminum Bat, Patriot Beer cup, GTAIV foam finger, Statue of Happiness figurine, plus a GTAV Los Santos Lifeguard tee and a Vice City beach ball. Ten (10) runners-up will each get GTAV tee and stickers. You can enter to win right now through Sunday here
. See Official Rules
Enjoy and good luck! Find some friends to play with in the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 01 Jul 2014 (2897 Views)
Kind of expected but still a bit of a surprise. The Independence Day Special starts today
featuring new USA-themed clothing, vehicles, and more! Check out all the goods and get ready to scream 'merica!
over and over again!
From Paleto Bay to the Port of Los Santos and everywhere in between, it’s time to celebrate the birthplace of freedom with The Independence Day Special (in association with Ammu-Nation) for Grand Theft Auto Online.
Demonstrate your exceptionalism and own the road from sea to shining sea with two new star spangled rides, the Sovereign motorcycle and the super-sized Liberator monster truck
. And protect your rights the same way our Founding Fathers did with the latest addition to Ammu-Nation's antiques collection, the high-powered Musket
... or channel your inner Jack Howitzer with the spectacular Firework Rocket Launcher
Seven new properties have also been added to the Dynasty 8 rolls, including locations in Paleto Bay and Vinewood Hills that provide plenty of yard space to scorch the grass with your very own Fireworks show. Use up to 12 varieties with different fuse lengths
to create a spectacle that would make even the most battle-hardened Republican Space Ranger shed a tear. If you prefer rickety amusements operated by minimum wage teenage workers over incendiary lawn displays, then venture down to Pleasure Pier where you can now ride the Ferris Whale and the Leviathan Roller Coaster
This limited-time update also features an overabundance of patriotic flare: show off nationalistic pride with a "Made in the U.S.A." t-shirt, a backwoods mullet or let the eagle soar with an animal mask featuring this great nation's most fearsome and majestic creatures.
This special seasonal content will be available to redeem in-game until Mid-July (specific expiration date soon). The automatic update for the Independence Day Special also includes additional game tuning updates and other adjustments, including the new On Call Matchmaking function. This new option allows players to accept a Job invite and continue playing in Freemode until that Job fills up, reducing time spent idle while waiting for a Job to start. For the complete list of all the fixes and tuning updates, visit the Rockstar Support site
Look for details about the upcoming celebratory 4-day Independence Day Weekend Event tomorrow. Enjoy and join the chat in the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 18 Jun 2014 (2467 Views)
With another content update for GTAV/GTAO comes yet another weekend event for Grand Theft Auto Online. Check out live streams with chat this Friday, take part in a snapmatic contest and get bonuses Friday through Sunday including exclusive shirts for Social Club members. Many more
EXCLUSIVELY UNLOCKABLE THIS WEEKEND: REDEEM DAILY 'VINTAGE' TEES FOR YOUR CHARACTER
Social Club members, collect three exclusive vintage t-shirt as seen in the flyer above that will only be available to redeem for one day each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. As long as you play at some point during each of those three days, you'll then get to keep the tees in your inventory for good.
- Friday June 20th - The classic Bitch’N Dog Food tee - your favorite pet food brand since your halcyon days back in Liberty City.
- Saturday June 21st - Show your friends that you're willing to pay more for music that sounds worse, with the Vinyl Countdown tee.
- Sunday June 22nd - Pick up the Homies Sharp tee - perfect attire for those lazy and hazy daze with your Crew.
Each t-shirt will be available in your inventory as a wardrobe option after you enter GTA Online on the specified day, as well as in clothes stores on those days. Make sure to play each day this weekend for your only chance to redeem and keep them all.
GET DOUBLE GTA$ WHEN PLAYING IN THE "I'M NOT A HIPSTER" EVENT PLAYLIST
Whether you're part of a tightly organized Crew or one that couldn't organize a debate on postmodernism in a microbrewery, the I'm Not a Hipster Event Playlist makes it easy to dive into some of the new Jobs included in the "I'm Not a Hipster" Update - and you'll get Double GTA$ this weekend only to boot. To access the Playlist just go to Online > Playlists > Rockstar Created
in the GTA Online Start Menu and select "I'm Not a Hipster Event"
from the options listed.
GET TRIPLE RP FOR ENEMY KILLS AND QUADRUPLE GTA$ INSIDE GANG ATTACK CRATES WHEN PLAYING THE THREE NEW GANG ATTACKS THIS WEEKEND
Gentrification has its critics and recently the Mirror Park, Chumash and East Vinewood areas have been teeming with unsavory characters who have taken umbrage against anyone wearing too-tight jeans. Three new Gang Attacks are now available to play in these areas and exclusively during the event weekend, they will yield 3X RP for each enemy kill as well as a 4X GTA$ bonus inside Gang Attack Crates upon completion. Consider it just rewards for protecting your right to individualism.
DOUBLE RP FOR KILL STREAKS AND HEADSHOTS IN DEATHMATCHES
You know that it's all about form and function, so attack with panache - aim for your enemy's funny haircut in Deathmatches to get Double RP bonuses for Kill Streaks and Headshots.
BET LIMIT INCREASED FOR ALL JOBS TO GTA$10K
Risk showing everyone that you're actually trying and put your money where your mustache is by laying a bet on yourself or another player. The Max Bet limit for all Jobs will be raised to GTA$10,000.
EVENT CRATE DROPS
Look out for Event Crate Drops, each one a smorgasbord of huge RP bonuses as well as GTA$ stacks, heavy-duty RPGs, miniguns, sticky bombs and more, falling from the skies in the city's most painfully hip locations such as Mirror Park.
THE #IMNOTAHIPSTER SNAPMATIC CONTEST
Submit your most creative, most amusing and/or most artfully composed shots of the new content in The "I'm Not a Hipster" Update for the opportunity to win GTA$1M and a HIPSTER vanity license plate for your in-game vehicle. Rockstar is looking for your best costs-a-fortune-to-look-broke outfits; effortlessly artful poses with your disaffected Crewmates next to your fleet of Glendales, Blades and other brand new vehicles; and anything else that proves you are definitely, absolutely (not) a hipster.
To make your shots eligilble for entry, simply log in to Social Club and tag them #IMNOTAHIPSTER
between now and the end of Sunday.
See full rules and eligibility details
THE #IMNOTAHIPSTER CREATOR COMPETITION
If GTA Online's Creator tool is your preferred creative outlet, Rockstar will be on the lookout for standout Jobs (Races, Deathmatches, or Captures) that feature the new vehicles and weapons in The "I'm Not a Hipster" Update to also reward with GTA$1M and the HIPSTER vanity plate. Just tag them #IMNOTAHIPSTER
in Social Club between now and Sunday night to be eligible in the competition.
See full rules and eligibility details
EVENT WEEKEND LIVE STREAM
Check out the official "I'm Not A Hipster" Event Weekend live broadcast happening this Friday June 20th from 4-6pm. The stream will feature two hours filled to the brim with playthroughs of new Jobs, special challenges and more as Rockstar plays live with select members of the GTA Online community and with special guests to be announced.
They'll be streaming across the Social Club Multiplayer Events page
, the official Rockstar Games Twitch.tv channel
and the Rockstar YouTube channel
. Be sure to join us in the Rockstar-hosted chats at Twitch and at Social Club as well - we often check in directly with viewers there over the course of the stream.
"I'M NOT A HIPSTER" GEAR GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES
Rockstar will be giving away five (5) exclusive GTAV Prize Packs featuring the Los Santos Trucker Hat, Republican Space Rangers & Trevor Philips Industries Tees and the GTAV Zippo Lighter. Ten (10) runners-up will also score Rockstar Prize Packs of an official t-shirt and stickers. You can enter to win right now through Sunday here
. See Official Rules
Phew! Have fun and join the fun at the Grand Theft AUto V forums
Posted on 17 Jun 2014 (1848 Views)
Announcing things ahead of time is such a corporate strategy. Rockstar has surprised GTA fans with a brand new content pack for Grand Theft Auto V titled the "I'm Not a Hipster" Update
. Contrary to the title, most of the new items - including clothing, tattoos, weapons and vehicles
- are hipster related. Let's take a look...
Choose from seven new vehicles
including classic nostalgia rides like the Glendale, Warrener, Blade and Rhapsody – affordable cars that seem casual on the surface, but have hidden potential to be unleashed with a few modifications. The environmentally conscious set can check out the Panto microcar, while those looking to roll with their Crew in more ostentatious style can add the massive 3-axel, 6-seater Dubsta (unlocks at Rank 100) to their fleet.
A tuned up Rhapsody and Warrener hit the streets.
Even Ammu-Nation is getting in on the latest non-ironic trends with the Vintage Pistol and Antique Cavalry Dagger
now in stock. Make sure to try all these out in the slew of new Jobs, as part of your long arduous journey to become one of Los Santos' effortlessly cool.
Along with today's update, gear up for 12 new Jobs across an assortment of game modes, including Races that provide showcase opportunities for these new retro rides, a Deathmatch in Puerta Del Sol, two new Captures and more! There are also three new Gang Attacks in Chumash, East Vinewood and Mirror Park.
The brand new Dubsta unlocks at Rank 100 and can accommodate up to 6 players, perfect for rolling out in force with Crew members.
There are also tons of tweaks and updates made to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of this update. It also includes a host of other adjustments, game tuning and exploit fixes. For the complete list, please visit the Rockstar Support article here
Enjoy and look out for more content info soon (hopefully including heists...) as well as an event weekend this weekend! Join us at the GTA 5 forums