Posted on 11 Dec 2013 (35 Views)
The free Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta update for Grand Theft Auto Online is now available for PS3 and Xbox 360. Just download the latest automatic title update to gain access to some of the same tools Rockstar's own game design and development teams use to craft custom skirmishes and races in any of the following modes:
- Team Deathmatch
- GTA Race
- Rally Race
To get started, access the Creator option from the Online tab of the pause menu. From here, you can start creating your own custom Deathmatches & Races or load and edit a previous creation. From there, you can check out a brief tutorial before you fully dive in.
You can create free-for-all or team variant modes; find your Deathmatch location anywhere in Los Santos or Blaine county, then drop the Trigger Location, where players will meet up to play your Deathmatch. Control the pace of your custom match with gameplay options Team Start Points and Spawn Points. With the operational foundation laid, dig into a full suite of Weapons and Vehicle customization; all weapon and vehicle classes are at your disposal to place around your Deathmatch. You can also drop Props like containers and ramps, to create hot spots for gunfights, more cover, or maybe you just want a few Sanchez dirt bikes to go airborne in the middle of a gunfight.
Get started with a working knowledge of race creation by playing through the tutorial and building a land race. Once you've successfully published your first Land Race, both Sea and Air Races will be available for creation. In the Race Creator you can set the basics; Race Type (Race, GTA Race, Rally Race) and Route Type (Laps or Point to Point), number of players, starting grid size, vehicle class and more. Once you’ve set the basics, the full map becomes your racing paradise – take your land, air and sea races anywhere you want them to go. Add stunt jumps with custom cameras, create obstacles, and take your opponents on your dream (their hell) ride through Los Santos and Blaine County.
Once you've finished, you'll be prompted to test your Deathmatch or Race against computer controlled characters – completing a valid test before you publish your creation ensures your race is working perfectly, and will prevent you from publishing (or playing someone else’s) broken match. Published creations appear inside your GTA Online session and on the Social Club website (a linked Social Club account is required to use the Creator). Rockstar Games will also be periodically reviewing the best community-created content to recognize and distinguish them as Rockstar Verified
Along with the Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta, the latest automatic title update has a host of new fixes and updates for Grand Theft Auto V's Story Mode and GTA Online, including the flexibility to create weapon-locked deathmatches, giving players the ability to run inside their apartments and higher cash payouts when increasing the difficulty on Missions. For full details on the fixes and improvements in this latest title update, visit the Rockstar Support page
for all the details.
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Posted on 09 Dec 2013 (325 Views)
Yes, heists are coming BUT it won't be until 2014 BUT on the good side the content creator tools for races and deathmatches will be coming this week! Rockstar Games has announced details for this stuff and single player DLC coming in 2014 too! More details below...
Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta
This week, Rockstar will give you the first chance to build your own content in GTA Online (and play content others have made) with the release of the Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta
. With access to some of the same tools as our own game design and development team, you can craft your own custom blood-soaked gunfights, high-octane street races, screaming jet dogfights and more. You’ll also be able to publish your original Deathmatches and Races via the Rockstar Games Social Club
for the whole community to discover, download, play, rate and share. Players can create and customize Jobs for the following modes:
- Team Deathmatch
- GTA Race
- Rally Race
Rockstar is planning on regularly reviewing some of the best community-created content to recognize and distinguish them as Rockstar Verified Jobs
, shared out to the entire GTA Online community. The Deathmatch and Race Creators will come to you via a free update, and you’ll need to have a Social Club account that is linked to your Xbox Live Gamertag or PlayStation Network ID to use them. The Creators are in Beta so wants help from the fans to iron out any flaws and bugs via the official GTA Online email address
. Expect the Creators Beta to become available as soon as tomorrow, December 10th
Also in December, Rockstar will introduce possibly their favorite competitive team mode: Capture. A proper GTA twist on classic capture the flag, Capture mode brings territory infiltration and a new form of team-versus-team treachery into GTA Online. Up to four squads battle to steal contraband, trucks, buses or whatever from opponents' bases using high-speed vehicles, explosive weaponry and cunning teamwork. Craft, cooperation and team tactics are key. The free Capture update
will bring a host of new jobs to GTA Online, accessible via the open world and also directly through your phone. Capture is broken down into four variations - ‘Raid’, ‘Contend’, ‘Hold’ and ‘GTA’ – full details on each of these next week.
Also expect big things in both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V next year including:
GTA Online Heists
Rockstar knows many of you in the GTA Online community are super excited for the debut of co-operative Heists. Heists are currently in development and they are working very hard to get them as polished and as fun as they can be. Stay tuned for much more detail in the New Year.
GTAV Story Mode Updates
For those ready to jump back into the story of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has big plans for substantial additions in 2014 continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor's action, mayhem and unexpected adventures in Southern San Andreas.
There is much more still to be announced! Stay tuned and join us at the GTA V forums
Posted on 05 Dec 2013 (341 Views)
Time to add a few items to your Christmas list - or just beg for them. Rockstar Games has added more items to the GTA V Collection at the Rockstar Warehouse
. Get your hands on a Chop plush, a collar & leash set, snatch a Republican Space Rangers t-shirt, or more...
Chop Plush Collectible & Bullet Whistle Set
This soft plush version of GTAV's popular Rottweiler Chop includes a removable, high-quality leather collar and a secret stash pocket conveniently located in his undercarriage, along with a bonus bullet whistle that has the Grand Theft Auto V logo etched on its side.
Chop Leash and Collar Set
Perfect for medium sized and large dogs, the premium leather Grand Theft Auto V Leash and Collar set includes a high-grade leather collar with Grand Theft Auto V lettering on both sides and a metal chain leash with premium leather handle, metal bolt snap fastener, and a small Rockstar Games logo on its end.
Grand Theft Auto V Hoodie
Made with premium soft heavyweight fabric and built for cold weather, this black 80% cotton 20% polyester pullover hoodie features the familiar “V” emblem front and center, along with a small embroidered Rockstar logo on the left cuff.
Grand Theft Auto V Beach Towel
This soft black 100% cotton beach towel is over 5' long (1.6m) and nearly 3' wide (0.8m), and features the Grand Theft Auto V logo in its center and a Rockstar Logo in its lower right-hand corner.
Republican Space Rangers Tee
This soft white 100% cotton tee features everybody's favorite intergalactic militarized trio, with a large “Republican Space Rangers” logo on its front and a small Rockstar logo right below the neckline on the back.
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Posted on 04 Dec 2013 (398 Views)
This Saturday Spike TV will be airing their VGX
awards and in attendance will be music artists performing some of their songs from Grand Theft Auto V's soundtrack
. They include A$AP Rocky, The Chain Gang of 1974, Jay Rock and Tyler the Creator, along with special guests. Also performing selections from the game's official score will be composers Woody Jackson, The Alchemist and Oh No.
In addition to showing off the music selection, Grand Theft Auto V and Rockstar North are nominated for a few awards:
There's still time to vote in each category to sway the awards council's opinion. So go vote! VGX will be streamed globally beginning at 6:00 PM Eastern Time US on VGXLive.com
and other streaming platforms. For a full list of places to watch, visit the official site
. Join the chat at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 02 Dec 2013 (715 Views)
Rockstar has released wallpapers for both Simeon and Tracey titled as "Fame or Shameless".
"Despite an alarming lack of discernible talent, Tracey De Santa does her best to put on a brave face as she auditions cheerfully for the variety show Fame or Shame. By the same token, ignoring any complaints on his highly questionable lending practices and aggressive vehicle repossession policies, Simeon Yetarian stands defiantly in front of his Premium Deluxe Motorsport dealership."
Get them in various sizes at Rockstar downloads here
or click above for the largest version. Join us at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 (1763 Views)
Rockstar Games is celebrating the American holiday this weekend - not really Thanksgiving but more Black Friday. Catch deals in both Grand Theft Auto Online as well as in real life at the Rockstar Warehouse
. More details below...
Grand Theft Auto Online Deals
After you've recovered from gatherings with dysfunctional family members, participating in unplanned scuffles in department stores over drastically discounted kitchen appliances and engaging in wanton acts of mass poultry consumption, sneak back to Los Santos where a host of GTA Online items will be discounted this holiday weekend.
Targeting your elusive bounty for the holiday table shouldn't cost an arm and a leg.
Black Friday Sale
- 50% Off "Hunting" Rifles: Assault Rifle, Carbine Rifle, Advanced Rifle, Heavy Sniper, Sniper Rifle
- 50% Off All Rifle Attachments
- 50% Off All Rifle Ammo
Color-coded Discounts are the new black this season.
- 50% Off Select Black Colored Clothing & Accessories, including: jewelry, ties, shirts, vests, jeans, pants, board shorts, dresses, skirts, chinos, shoes, flip-flops, cargo pants, t-shirts, tracksuits, tank tops, hoodies, polo shirts, skate shoes, oxfords, boots, masks, ear defenders, hats, beanies, bandanas, helmets, glasses and much more.
- 50% Off Select Black Colored Vehicle Modifications: window tinting, black tire smoke, black license plates
These Grand Theft Auto Online deals start tomorrow, Thursday, Novermber 28th and all throughout the holiday weekend until the end of day on December 1st.
Rockstar Games Warehouse
When you're done fighting through the mayhem at Rockford Plaza or indulging in GTA Online's Thanksgiving-themed discounts at Ammu-Nation and Los Santos Customs, hit up the Rockstar Warehouse
for their annual Black Friday Sale.
Rockstar is offering a special 20% off discount
on all collectibles and apparel. This includes all the latest Grand Theft Auto V gear like the Zippo Lighter and Bugstars Logo Tee, plus everything from classic titles like Red Dead Redemption and their entire inventory of Rockstar Games branded shirts & apparel.
This offer starts on Friday morning at 12:01am Eastern Time US and ends at 11:59 PM Monday night.
Awesome deals! See you online and join us at the Grand Theft Auto 5 forums
Posted on 26 Nov 2013 (4192 Views)
Say what?! Rockstar Games has announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be coming to mobile devices in December. The whole game has been upgraded and enhanced for the re-launch.
Encompassing Los Santos, San Fierro, Las Venturas and everything in between, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been upgraded for its mobile release. Newly remastered graphics including dynamic and detailed shadows, greater draw distance, an enriched color palette, plus enhanced character and car models make this the best-looking version of San Andreas yet.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas also features brand new touch controls including contextual control options to display buttons only when you need them and three different control schemes for driving and maneuvering, as well as a reworked checkpoint system for easier progression. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for mobile also comes equipped with full controller support, including Made for iOS controller capability on iOS7. It will be available for select iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle and Windows Mobile devices.
Stay tuned for more details soon and join us at the GTA 5 forums
Posted on 22 Nov 2013 (2647 Views)
With most of Grand Theft Auto Online's issues resolved and the first DLC released
, Rockstar Games is finally hosting a Social Club event all weekend long. Look for live videos streams, extra bonuses in-game, and of course prizes! More details below...
All weekend long, plunge into a special Social Club Event Playlist
of brand new Jobs from the freshly landed Beach Bum Pack, a hand-picked selection of ten of Rockstar's favorite new Jobs. Drop some sea shells, go for a fuel-injected run on the beach, and take in some of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in the Los Santos Bay area in modes including Sea Race, Parachute, Team Deathmatch and more. The best performers in the Social Club Event Playlist on each platform will score themselves a special vanity license plate reward
for bragging rights and to commemorate their achievement.
In Free Roam, look out for an influx of special Event Crate Drops
dropping frequently all weekend containing more than double the usual amount of RP
plus high-powered weapons, bonus cash and clothing. They'll be unlocked for every player to help you pack more than just sunscreen on the blazing sands.
This inaugural GTA Online Social Club Event also features exclusive sweepstakes giveaways of beach-ready GTAV collectibles
, a very special live stream broadcast on Friday and more. Rockstar will be on the lookout for your sun-kissed Snapmatic pics all weekend so be sure to tag them #VespucciBeachParty
so that they can find them easily.
Here’s a full rundown of all the action to expect...
Special Event Playlist
Available this weekend only is a special Social Club Event Playlist of new Jobs curated to test your mastery of land, air and sea:
- View of Vespucci (Parachute)
Show some Vespucci beach bums the true meaning of 'spaced out' with this steep parachute descent from 2980ft. See how many checkpoints you can hit before opening your 'chute.
- Up the Creek (Bike Race)
Dirt bike point to point going along Cassidy Creek and ending at the Alamo Sea. Shred from gravel and pavement to the beachfront and try to trump the rest for fame and fortune.
- Water Rings (Sea Race)
A challenging and scenic boat race weaving around the islands North of Paleto Bay. Tip: Look out for a ramp to help you get one over on your competitors.
- Vespucci Beachfront (Team Deathmatch)
Stop the gentrification of Vespucci Beach dead in its tracks with this Team Deathmatch around and on top of the businesses along the beachfront.
- Grass Route II (Race)
In this sequel to the original popular Grass Route Race, go off-road in an epic heat starting on the North bank of the Zancudo River through the treacherous wetlands with a triumphant finish on the beach in North Chumash.
- Sundae Driving (Bike Race)
Sure to be a new fan-favorite motorbike race, menace Vespucci Beach on your two-wheel rocket, taking breakneck corners as you try and best the competition.
- Procopio Beach (Team Deathmatch)
Home to an infamous truck stop, Procopio Beach has long been known as a place where people come to blow off steam, and this Team Deathmatch along the shoreline at the foot of Mt. Gordo is no exception.
- Gone Coastal (Sea Race)
Hug the coastline, pull off some breakneck turns and leap over treacherous rocks and islets in this rough race that starts in the LS River and takes you through the Palomino Highlands on the East Coast.
- Turn the Tide (Race)
In this off road Race along the coast, up to sixteen speed demons leg it out across Procopio Beach and the North coast down through Paleto State Beach to Paleto Cove.
- The Cove (Parachute)
Enjoy the stunning vistas as you rapidly descend towards Paleto Cove by Mount Chiliad... but not so much that you forget to open your chute. Prepare for a long free fall from 7500ft, weaving and diving between checkpoints and the drop zone.
Three Ways to Join:
In-Game Vanity License Plate Awards
- Look out for the button prompt in the initial GTAV loading screen (visible to Social Club members only)
- Follow instructions on the loading screen when transitioning into GTA Online from Story Mode (also only visible to Social Club members)
- Select Online > Playlists > Rockstar Playlists > Vespucci Beach Party on the GTA Online Start Menu
Rockstar has reserved 20 special and unique vanity license plates to award top performers in the Event Playlist Leaderboard for each Job across both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. By the end of day Monday November 25th, they’ll award the following plates to the 20 people who achieve the below (plates will be added to your collection in your iFruit app):
- VESPUCCI (360), AMPED UP (PS3)
View of Vespucci - player with the max score who made the quickest descent
- SURFS UP (360), UP CREEK (PS3)
Up the Creek – player with the best overall time
- SEAMAN (360), POINTBRK (PS3)
Water Rings – player with the best single lap time
- HANGFIVE (360), HANGTEN (PS3)
Vespucci Beachfront – player with the most kills
- SUP BRO (360), SUP BRA (PS3)
Grass Route II – player with the best overall time
- SUNDAED (360), CRUISING (PS3)
Sundae Driving – player with the best single lap time
- WIPEOUT (360), SURFSUP (PS3)
Procopio Beach – player with the best KDR
- BIGSURF (360),GOCOASTL (PS3)
Gone Coastal – player with the best overall time
- SURFINLS (360), TURNTIDE (PS3)
Turn the Tide – player with the best overall time
- THECOVE (360), LSSURFER (PS3)
The Cove – player with the max score who made the quickest descent
Note that in the case of two players getting precisely the same stat, Rockstar Games will decide on a tie-breaker stat at their discretion.
Sweepstakes Grand Prize
Five lucky Social Club member will score a Grand Prize of surf-ready Grand Theft Auto V gear including the rare GTAV Logo Beach Towel and Los Santos Lifeguard Tee as seen below. Ten Social Club members will also score Grand Theft Auto V Prize Packs consisting of official GTAV tees, stickers and more. Enter to win all weekend from Friday November 22nd through Sunday November 24th at http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/events
. Official Rules here
Live Stream GTA Online Event Broadcast
Tune in on Friday, November 22nd, from 2 to 4 PM Eastern Time US at socialclub.rockstargames.com/events
or at twitch.tv/rockstargames
for a special first live GTA Online Event broadcast show hosted by Rockstar. They’ll also be hosting a live chat at both of those pages where you can ask questions, or tell them what you and your Crew are up to in Online and they just might drop in on you to spectate with their live Event cameras
. Members of Rockstar Games will also be online during the broadcast playing on both Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network as PlayRockstar, PlayRockstar1 and PlayRockstar2, so feel free to look for them and send a friend request on Friday.
See you there and Crew up at the Grand Theft Auto V forums
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 (1831 Views)
Rockstar Games has added new items to their warehouse
's Grand Theft Auto V collection
. Grab a Bugstars T-shirt, Zippo Lighter, or choose a range of posters.
Bugstars Logo Tee
Put the FU in fumigate with this burgundy 100% cotton tee that features the logo for Los Santos' most notorious and most dubious pest control outfit on both the front and back.
Grand Theft Auto V Zippo Lighter
This classically styled refillable genuine Zippo Lighter features a high-polished chrome finish with a laser etched "V" logo on its front and a small Rockstar logo on the back.
Grand Theft Auto V Poster Collection
Take Los Santos wall-to-wall with these six new 22”x28” posters featuring original artwork from Grand Theft Auto V. Choose from original character artwork featuring Michael, Franklin, and Trevor - each available individually or as a set of three, or the popular "Beach Weather" and "Stop and Frisk" ladies. There's also a special two-sided poster featuring Michael and Franklin's Preparation for the Vangelico Heist on one side and the Official Cover Art on the reverse.
Check it all out at the Rockstar Warehouse
and join us at the GTA V forums
Posted on 19 Nov 2013 (2501 Views)
Today the Beach Bum Update
is live for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The Beach Bum content comes via a free update to GTA Online and Grand Theft Auto V's Story Mode as part of the latest automatic Title Update (1.06), so just fire up your console to download it. Alongside additional game tuning (see details below), the Beach Bum update includes:
NEW VEHICLES, WEAPONS & MORE
Take on new Beach Bum Races with the BF Bifta dune buggy, the rugged Canis Kalahari off-road truck or the Bravado Paradise beach camper van. For aquatic-based endeavors, the classic Speeder speedboat is also now available. All four vehicles can also be accessed in Story Mode and are available at no in-game cost. To access them in GTA Online, just visit the southernsanandreassuperautos.com in-game website (or docktease.com for the Speeder).
Also available in both Story Mode and Online (and at no additional in-game cost) are the new SNS Pistol & Broken Bottle - a pair of close range weapons perfect for any beach blanket brouhaha. This update also features a wide array of new apparel - everything from casual canvas hats to tank tops, t-shirts, board shorts and bikinis in a wide range of styles and colors plus new hairstyle and tattoo customization options.
30 NEW GTAO JOBS COMING TO THE WORLD OF LOS SANTOS & BLAINE COUNTY
In conjunction with today's Beach Bum update, Rockstar is also adding 30 new Jobs to GTA Online today. This includes new beach-themed Races, Deathmatches, Parachutes, Last Team Standings and Gang Attacks, plus the beachfront "Survival on Del Perro Pier" and more!
TITLE UPDATE 1.06
Along with the new Beach Bum update content, automatic Title Update 1.06 also includes a host of fixes and adjustments for Grand Theft Auto Online, which are listed here:
- Fixed an issue where the game would delete your personal Vehicle if you have another player in it when you add a Tracker and Insurance.
- Fixed an issue where players could become stuck on the aerial view when entering GTA Online with cloud servers down and having just launched a mini-game.
- Fixed an issue where the mission 'Damaged Goods' would start even though it had previously been completed.
- Fixed an issue where under rare circumstances players couldn't claim back their personal vehicle in GTA Online.
- Fixed an issue where under rare circumstances players were able to get the Declasse Sheriff SUV into Los Santos Customs and respray it causing the menus to malfunction.
- Fixed an issue where in rare circumstances players would lose all personal vehicles after being idle kicked and unable to rejoin an online session.
- Fixed an issue where players could occasionally get stuck after killing a pedestrian with a golf ball.
- Corrected an exploit where players would retain their personal vehicle after selling it at Los Santos Customs mod shop by transitioning back and forth between Story Mode and Online.
- Corrected an exploit where players could keep repeatedly selling a Bati 801 to Los Santos Customs.
- Corrected an exploit where players were able to duplicate vehicles by accepting a Mission while leaving a high-end garage.
- Corrected an exploit where a player could start a Team Deathmatch with all players on the same team.
- Players are no longer able to delete their GTA Online character while the Rockstar cloud servers are unavailable.
Players experiencing any remaining technical issues (or specific issues relating to this new Title Update) are encouraged to visit the Rockstar Support
website and get in touch with a member of the support team for proper assistance. You can also hit them up at @RockstarSupport
DYNAMIC TUNING TO GTA ONLINE
In tandem with today's Title Update, Rockstar also completed a new round of dynamic tuning on the game. This includes changes to the Bad Sport system and continued balancing of rewards for all different types Jobs. Notable adjustments are listed below:
- The Bad Sport penalty for destroying personal vehicles has been reduced significantly.
- Players will no longer receive a Bad Sport penalty when they are in a non-moving tank and other players crash a vehicle into them.
- The GTA$ and RP rewards for Races, Deathmatches and Parachuting are now based on the average time they take to complete.
- Players now receive GTA$ and RP rewards when failing a cooperative Job or being a member of the losing team during a Versus Mission, depending on how long the Job / Mission lasts.
- Players now receive a bonus GTA$ multiplier for Missions when played at the higher difficulty levels (Normal = 1.25, Hard = 1.5).
- In Team Deathmatch, all players on a team now receive the same GTA$ and RP rewards, with the winning team getting roughly 4-5x what the losing team receives.
- Removed some instances of debris in specific Races, including the cardboard from the 'Down the Drain' Race.
- Deliveries from Pegasus have been reduced from $1,000 to $200.
- The cost of removing a wanted level by calling Lester has now been scaled based on the amount of stars you have - at a cost of $200 per star.
- Restricted cars and vehicles that have been added to player garages through exploits have been removed. This includes tanks, helicopters and police vehicles.
- The following vehicles have been added to the southernsanandreassuperautos.com website in-game: BF Dune Buggy, Canis Bodhi, Karin Rebel, Maibatsu Sanchez 2, Vapid Sadler, Vapid Sandking SWB.
- To eliminate any remaining vehicle loss issues, an additional automatic cloud save will occur when purchasing a vehicle or vehicle modification.
Rockstar Games still wants feedback about gameplay in GTA Online. Hit them up at firstname.lastname@example.org
to give your ideas.
SOCIAL CLUB WEBSITE UPDATES
Finally, Rockstar Games has updated the Social Club Website with additional features and stats including weapon & usage stats
, Garage page showing your current vehicles and their mods
, and an updated Vehicles page showing handling stats for all vehicles
Enjoy and join us at the GTA 5 forums