GRAND THEFT AUTO ONLINE
- About GTA Online
- Open-Word Crime & Chaos
- Sports & Activities
- Reputation & Cash Flow
- The Creator
- Content Updates
ABOUT GTA ONLINE
Grand Theft Auto Online is a dynamic and persistent open world for 16 players that begins by sharing content and mechanics with Grand Theft Auto V, but continues to expand and evolve with content created by Rockstar and other players. Taking the fundamental concepts of open-world freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and making them available to multiple players in an incredibly dynamic online world, we offer players the freedom to explore alone or work cooperatively with friends to complete missions. Residents of Los Santos band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V.
You start by creating and developing a unique character from the ground up and can invest in your potential criminal by customizing his or her appearance, improving their stats, owning customized vehicles, purchase personal property, and taking part in Jobs, Missions and activities that continually open up new opportunities to rise through the criminal ranks.
Grand Theft Auto Online will continually expand and evolve over time with a constant stream of new content, creating the first ever persistent and dynamic GTA game world.
OPEN-WORLD CRIME & CHAOS
Go on your own or round up your friends to explore the open world together – catch a movie, hit the shooting range and much more. Want to test the law? Knock over a convenience store, take down a gang or rob an armored truck for easy cash and Reputation. The wide open world of Los Santos and Blaine County in Grand Theft Auto Online are teeming with opportunities to paint the town red whilst chasing the almighty green – including:
Players can rob convenience stores, gas stations and liquor stores alone or together for cash. Robberies will trigger a wanted level that will be shared among the perpetrators.
As armoured vans go about their daily rounds, players can ambush and rob them for cash. Chase ‘em down with a rocket launcher or C4 explosives or a well-timed crash and blockade to make off with some sweet currency.
Look to the sky, you never know what sort of surprises may be dropping in. Arms, ammo, cash or something rare and unexpected. Crate drops are available once you reach rank 20 and have completed a Job from Trevor.
Simeon Yetarian of Premium Deluxe Motorsport is looking to employ individuals with flexible work hours and the skill sets to ‘find’ and deliver select vehicles for a handsome cash reward. Keep an eye out for his incoming texts.
Can you really put a price on a dish best served cold? In Los Santos, revenge has a price point that you can gleefully assign to an unwitting adversary to make them the target of every hired gun on the map.
If it seems like you’re getting a little too much attention from one particular admirer by means of picking you off repeatedly, you can feel free to make things personal by engaging them in a one-on-one Impromptu Deathmatch in a place of your choosing to settle the score.
Los Santos and Blaine County are ripe with opportunity for the ambitious and criminal minded. Take on Missions and an array of other Jobs as a lone wolf, team up with your Crew or join fellow mercenaries and degenerates to pull off a wide range of robberies and illicit activities together – including:
They say you’re defined by the company you keep. If you surround yourself with savvy criminals who share the view that “good honest pay” is overrated, there’s no limit to what you can accomplish. Rub out enemies, deliver valuable contraband, destroy targets, steal coveted vehicles and more with the help of trusted allies or the nearest person of flexible moral fiber who is ready, willing and able to join forces for fun and profit. Or take part in special co-operative Survival missions, where you and your allies work together to stave off an armed enemy onslaught that gets progressively more brutal – at each wave, new gear will become available to help you stay alive and fight the good fight.
These missions pit one team versus another – and sometimes additionally against a hostile third-party like a gang you’ve both ripped off or a relentless LSPD police force. See which squad emerges victorious in explosive scenarios of combat and pursuit.
Trigger and tailor free-for-all and team Deathmatches either on foot or in vehicles. Choose your preferred settings including number of teams, victory conditions, time of day, and weather.
Players roaming the open world may stumble upon an AI gang hideout – ripe to be trespassed and assaulted. Work with teammates to take them down and reap the spoils.
Heists (Coming Soon):
Coming soon to Grand Theft Auto Online are full-on cooperative Heist missions that will require careful planning, teamwork and sharp execution. You’ll also be able to utilize the Heist Planning Board at your apartment to ensure your caper game plan is airtight.
Everything from classic street competition and off-road tracks to boat racing on the open ocean, or take to the skies in aerial events. Jump into the madness of a GTA Race, or try out a brand new race type, Rally, where driver and co-pilot work together to navigate treacherous courses at high speeds.
Blaze through checkpoint-to-checkpoint against fierce competition in a race to the finish line. Be the first at the checkered flag to claim your glory. While this race is weapons-free, it never hurts to give opponents a well-placed bumper to bumper love tap or strategically timed sideswipe.
Whether by motorcycle, BMX or good old-fashioned mountain bike, race across the open terrain, vast highways and mountainous paths of Los Santos and Blaine County.
Rally Race is a collaborative team race that requires camaraderie, trust and skills. One player drives while the other navigates using a headset or directional buttons to direct the driver. Only the navigator sees the checkpoints and radar, so the driver must rely on savvy judgement to traverse the course and help steer their team to victory.
Air Race over southern San Andreas in epic dogfights piloting a heavy duty, military grade and artillery equipped P-996 Lazer jets – or challenge fellow pilots to an aerial race flying light planes, faster personal jets or helicopters.
Show those sedentary socialites soaking up the sun on Vespucci Beach how a true salty dog gets down – on a light and nimble Seashark, or a mercurial speedboat of your choosing to complete the circuit and demonstrate your nautical know-how.
Attacking other drivers is not only permitted but expected in this highly combative race type. A GTA Race includes all the ingredients of its namesake, high-octane vehicles and weapons of all types, which players can pick up while in or out of a vehicle and use against each other. Go tooth-and-claw till the bitter end to assure your rivals finish tardy and tarnished.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Join your friends / any random stranger for a game of Tennis, a round of Golf or go base jumping and more, all for cash and Reputation.
Hit the Los Santos Golf Club to play a round of nine spirited holes with up to four friends that you can distract and ridicule to your heart’s content.
There are 37 Parachute Jump locations all over southern San Andreas where you can risk life and limb by plummeting towards terra firma at maximum velocity. You can jump from the tops of mountains, buildings or leap out of helicopters.
Even when taking a break from the turbulent streets of Los Santos, you can still show your opponents no “love” via an ace serve and vicious backhand. This local favourite pastime can be played at seven different locations.
Become an expert shot by opening fire on targets that don’t scream, alert the authorities and occasionally fire back for a change. Visit one of two Ammu-Nation locations, on Elgin Avenue in Pillbox Hill, Downtown LS and in Cypress Flats, East LS.
There are 50 Stunt Jumps in GTA Online to test your mastery over vehicular physics and ability to ignore your better judgement.
Arm Wrestling is a very primal and slightly romantic testosterone-driven challenge with very little button memorization needed. Select a radio station to set the mood and then go mano-a-mano against a challenger to see who’s got more brawn and endurance.
Grab a friend for a road trip to the Yellow Jack Inn located on Panorama Drive in the Grand Senora Desert, where you can kick back and toss a few precise projectiles in this time-honored barroom game of accuracy and skill.
Create your character using the Character Creator – a heredity-based system that allows for a multitude of options to create your avatar that will then inhabit the online world of Los Santos & Blaine County – then earn some cash and spend it getting dressed for success. You can also collect and customize cars for your garage and personalize your full weapons cache.
Customize character appearance at the many shops around Los Santos and Blaine County. Buy new clothes, masks or sunglasses. Get a new hairstyle or tattoos. Players can also change outfits in their apartment.
There are a ton of options to customize both cars and motorcycles in GTA Online. Visit Los Santos Customs to trick out your vehicle with custom paintjobs, wheels, window tints, grills and spoilers, along with robust performance upgrades to suspension, engine, brakes and more to fine tune the way your rides feel and handle. Then take your masterpiece out on the streets to race for pride and profit against others Online.
Purchase and equip silencers, scopes, extended magazines, flashlights and more by visiting your local Ammu-Nation store.
REPUTATION & CASH FLOW
Reputation is earned from all your accomplishments in GTA Online – and will help you rank up, providing access to new features, weapons and criminal contacts. Spend cash you’ve gained on cars, clothes, guns, properties and much more.
Cash is king, and industrious residents who hustle to afford the finer things by earning GTA$ doing robberies, hold-ups, winning races and other profitable activities can afford to live the high life with a fly apartment, fine clothes and accessories, weapons and other status symbols.
Everyone needs a place to hang their hat and get away from it all. Once you’ve earned enough coin to settle down with a home of your own, hit up the Dynasty 8 real estate website to find the ideal pad.
After a hard day, it’s nice to kick back and enjoy a few of the serene comforts of home. Be social, have a guest over to discuss and plan your next big move or show off your personal collection of vehicles. Above all, enjoy your space and make use of it.
If you’re feeling lucky or just particularly confident at the start of a Deathmatch or Race or a game of Tennis or Golf, put your money where your mouth is and back up your boasts with a wager for some GTA$.
Spread the Wealth:
Coming into Los Santos for the first time doesn’t always have to be a “rags to riches” story. If you’ve got local friends in high places then the same real world rules of nepotism may apply – you can actually share your cash with a friend.
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 and strategic Capture Jobs. You can also publish your original Deathmatches, Races and Capture Jobs 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:
Grand Theft Auto Online will continuously get new content packs for fans to enjoy. This section will be regularly updated with any new DLC (Downloadable Content) that releases, starting from the oldest at the bottom:
GTAOnline: Be My Valentines Update – February 10th, 2016:
Now available. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Los Santos this year with Grand Theft Auto Online: Be My Valentine available now in-game on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Be My Valentine features an updated Albany Roosevelt model, plus new clothes and accessories – along with the return of everything from the previous Valentine’s Day update.
NEW VEHICLE: ALBANY ROOSEVELT VALOR
Available to purchase from Legendary Motorsport, this updated take on the classic Roosevelt has a range of exciting modifications available to apply at Los Santos Customs. The original Albany Roosevelt also returns for those looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a more vintage style.
Several new clothing items have also been added for both males and females at clothing stores across town – including new Suits, Vests, Dresses, Bustiers, Boxer Shorts, Stockings and more. All the previous Valentine’s Day clothes and masks will also be restocked, and the Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun also returns to the shelves at Ammu-Nation.
TILL DEATH DO US PART
What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine in the couples-based Till Death Do Us Part Adversary Mode.
The GTAOnline Festive Surprise 2015 – December 21st, 2015:
Now available. Celebrate the holiday season in Los Santos now until January 5th with the Festive Surprise 2015 for GTA Online. This year’s holiday treats feature a whole new collection of free seasonally appropriate clothes and accessories for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This includes:
New Santa outfits and a new collection of snug Pajamas
Masks featuring Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Bad Elf, Crazy Gingerbread, Festive Luchador and more
3 Christmas themed Car Horns
Christmas Trees at Legion Square and in all owned Apartments, Stilt Houses and Yachts
Also, all festive attire from years past will be available during the holiday period for all platforms including original Masks and Clothes from both last year’s Festive Surprise and the original 2013 Holiday Gifts. Plus keep an eye out for special gifts on all platforms during the holidays, including the chance for a few snowball fights during the rare phenomenon of Los Santos snowfall in the forecast as well as some special additions to the growing collection of fun Adversary Modes on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Executives and Other Criminals Update – December 15th, 2015:
Now available. The Executives and Other Criminals Update brings new ways to make crime pay in GTA Online for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC – offering players the chance to run their own criminal organizations, hire and fire other players, and face off against rival operations across Freemode. Los Santos living also gets a premium upgrade with the introduction of Stilt Houses for sale in the Vinewood Hills, new Eclipse Penthouse Apartments with customizable interior styles and the debut of the upgradable and fully staffed Super Yachts now for sale on Docktease. The update also comes with new armored vehicles, two new weapons and much more.
Other New Features:
10 Stilt Houses are now for sale around Vinewood Hills, each equipped with a 10-car Garage and a Heist Planning Room
3 Custom Apartments for sale in Eclipse Towers, with 8 customizable themed interiors
10 new cars for sale, including a Turreted Limo and 6 new executive vehicles with armored variations
2 new helicopters – SuperVolito and SuperVolito Carbon
2 new weapons, the Heavy Revolver and Switchblade, each with VIP and Bodyguard variants
Players will now have the ability to purchase a fifth Garage or Apartment
New clothing and accessories, including Robes, Smoking Jackets, Pyjamas and Swimwear
Executives and Other Criminals also brings the new Adversary Mode – Extraction. Teams of Bodyguards must search, locate and safely extract an Executive Target from their downed jet before a rival Hit Squad intercepts and eliminates the target.
The GTAOnline: Lowriders Update – October 20th, 2015:
Now available. With the release of GTA Online: Lowriders for PS4, Xbox One and PC – lovers of cars and customization all across Los Santos and Blaine County will have a suite of brand new options and a new place to go get them. Introducing Benny’s Original Motor Works, a new customs shop in downtown Strawberry that offers a huge range of lowrider customizations that can turn your classic junker into a high-spec, tricked-out king of the streets.
Visit Benny’s website via the shortcut on your in-game phone to choose from a half-dozen select customizable vehicles – then bring them down to the man himself for an upgrade that unlocks new custom lowrider mods. Deck out your engine block with covers and air filters, coat your interiors with velour, leather and patterns, choose custom colors and designs for your dials, or add a new steering wheel and custom shift levers. Give your ride lift with hydraulics – the more powerful the pumps, the higher you can bounce. And boost your stereo’s performance with new speakers and subs in the back. Then, meet up with friends and fellow car enthusiasts to show off your new rides – use the Player Interaction Menu while inside or outside the car to open up the vehicle doors, hood and trunk, switch on the engine to flash your neons and bump your favorite radio station for all to admire. Crew car shows are about to go next level.
GTA Online Freemode Events Update – September 15th, 2015:
Now available. The Freemode Events Update for Grand Theft Auto Online is an automatic download for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This entirely new way to play GTA Online with no loading screens or lobbies features a wide array of madness, including: Hunt the Beast, King of the Castle, Hot Property, Moving Target, Checkpoint Challenge, Kill List and Kill List Competitive, Dead Drop, Penned In, Criminal Damage, Hold the Wheel & Time Trial.
ROCKSTAR EDITOR NOW AVAILABLE FOR PS4 & XBOX ONE
The Freemode Events Update includes the launch of the Rockstar Editor on the PS4 and Xbox One - with several new features that have been added to it for all platforms – including an ambient audio and sound effects library, Snapmatic integration, Director Mode updates, and new fonts.
This update also brings new features to the GTA Online Creator, which includes the ability to properly stack and overlap Props, as well as the ability to save Prop templates that can be reused throughout custom Job creation. Now, clever Creators can make insane mega ramps, super loops, and brilliant parkour courses better than ever.
ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part 2 – July 8th, 2015:
Now available. A love of the finer things is one of the few ways a career criminal can celebrate success – something the high-end retailers of Rockford Hills and beyond know all too well. With an outbreak of Heists hitting the city recently, merchants have rushed to stock their shelves and showrooms with exotic collectables to accommodate Los Santos’ new class of heavily armed and upwardly mobile professionals.
Part 2 of The Ill-Gotten Gains Update for GTA Online delivers desirable new vehicles, unforgiving new weapons and clothes to make you stand out in a crowd. For the unconventional, the Coil Brawler is a luxury sports-styled off-roader with raised suspension and a 400 horsepower engine that will muscle its way over any terrain. If top speed is what matters most, the Progen T20 is among the fastest cars to ever arrive in Los Santos, and the Vapid Chino brings some old school sedan brawn to your vehicle collection, while the Dinka Vindicator motorcycle adds agility and speed, featuring a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that stores energy from braking and delivers a burst of speed on activation.
ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update Part 1- June 10th, 2015:
Now available. You’ve done the crime – and reaped stacks upon stacks of dirty cash much to the chagrin of San Andreas’ reeling financial institutions. So, what to do with your newfound wealth? Sensible low-risk investments and a quiet retirement? Live out the rest of your years comfortably but inconspicuously with an understated and respectable lifestyle?
…We didn’t think so. To the victor go the spoils – and for those whose Online Heists profits are burning a raging hole in their pockets, get ready to properly ball out and become the envy of all your Snapmatic followers by flaunting your hard-earned gull-wing doored supercars, ostentatious designer vehicle wraps, solid gold aircraft and so much more.
GTAOnline Heists – March 10th, 2015:
Now available. Heists, a brand new 4-player cooperative gameplay experience for Grand Theft Auto Online, giving players the chance to team up and pull off a string of intense, multi-part heists, raids and robberies across Los Santos and Blaine County, is now available for free inside Grand Theft Auto Online.
Plan, Prepare, Execute – Online Heists span numerous missions featuring new gameplay, vehicles, weapons, and scenarios to test a team’s full set of skills: from computer hacking to stealth infiltration, precision driving to aerial dogfighting, sniping, skydiving and much more.
4-Player Teams, 4 Ways to Play – Choose your roles and strategize to complete each stage of a Heist, with tight communication and coordination the key to success. Some missions will require the team to work as a single unit, while others will break the team into separate roles to complete key objectives. Replay each Heist to experience a different perspective on the action, and complete Elite Challenges for extra cash.
Additional New Adversary Modes – Brings new kinds of competition to GTA Online while new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities bring chaos to the streets of Los Santos and Blaine County.
Assemble Your Team – Create a Crew or join existing Crews at the Rockstar Games Social Club to earn additional RP rewards as you play.
The Festive Surprise Update – December 18th, 2014:
Now available. Heat up your season’s greetings with brand new items stocked at Ammu-Nation: a new Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines are here just in time to make spirits bright. These items will be permanently available to acquire and keep.Those dreaming of a white Christmas are in luck as the forecast calls for the extremely rare phenomenon of San Andreas snowfall to hit on a few special days this holiday season. Be on the lookout and ready to round up your Crew for a friendly snowball fight, but be forewarned, those icy little suckers can pack a wallop.Add some merriment to your mayhem with a slew of holiday pyjamas, ‘ugly’ Christmas sweaters, new scarves, hats, masks and more are now all available absolutely free to add to your inventory and wear now through Monday January 5th.
The Last Team Standing Update – October 2nd, 2014:
Now available. You’ve only got one life, use it wisely. The Last Team Standing Update introduces powerful weaponry, tactical gear, high-performance vehicles and all-new Creator features to celebrate Grand Theft Auto Online’s most high stakes mode. Today’s update features 10 new Last Team Standing Jobs spread out across Los Santos and Blaine County plus additional gameplay changes to allow for a greater range of game types and enhanced matchmaking.
The SA Flight School Update – August 19th, 2014:
Now available. You think you’ve got what it takes to be awesome? Want to take yourself to the absolute limit – hell, past the limit – and live to high-five on the other side? Get yourself down to The San Andreas Flight School. 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 helo, 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.
The Independence Day Special – July 1st, 2014:
Now available. 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.
The “I’m Not a Hipster” Update – June 17th, 2014:
Now available. Express your incredible individualism and stand out from the herd with The post ironic, artisanal, organic, entirely independent, 100% re-claimed “I’m Not a Hipster” Update now available for Grand Theft Auto Online. This new content update features new retro print tees, skinny jeans, hairstyles, tattoos, animal masks and more, as well as additional enhancements to general gameplay to ensure the world is constantly evolving.
The High Life Update – May 13th, 2014:
Now Available. Expand your foothold in Los Santos with new high-end apartments, the powerful Bullpup Rifle, new wardrobe items, the Dinka Thrust motorcycle and three new lavish cars to choose from, including the Super class Pegassi Zentorno.
The Capture Creator – April 11th, 2014:
Now available. Adding on to the over 4 million player-created Deathmatches and Races, the Creator community can now make their own original customized Capture Jobs with the Capture Creator Update for GTA Online. Strategically place pick-ups, define weaponry, location and lots of other variables to make your own unique Capture Job for others to take on.
The Business Update – March 4th, 2014:
Now Available. Thrill-seekers and weekend warriors can hop in any of three all-new, blazing fast sports cars or take to the skies in the Vestra airplane. Swing by Ammu-Nation to pick up two new weapons – and dress for success with new formal and business casual attire options.
Valentine’s Massacre – February 13th, 2014:
The Valentine’s Day Massacre Special DLC was a limited-timed DLC similar to the Holiday Gifts Update, however if you were to have purchased any item of clothing, either of the 2 weapons or the Roosevelt which were available in the DLC, it would be available to you forever. The DLC Special is now over and is no longer available.
Holiday Gifts Update – December 24th, 2013:
The Holiday Gifts Update was a limited-timed DLC as season greetings for Christmas. It included a new array of Christmas themed clothing and discounts. The DLC has now expired and is no longer available.
The Capture Update – December 17th, 2013:
Now Available. With 20 new Jobs across four unique modes, this GTA twist on classic capture the flag style confrontations brings a whole new level of adversarial action to the world of Los Santos and Blaine County.
Content Creator – December 11th, 2013:
Now Available. 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 and high-octane street races.
Beach Bum Update – November 19th, 2013:
Now Available. Featuring 4 new amazing beach fun vehicles, over 300 new items of incredible down tempo leisure wear and 2 new but not remotely relaxing weapons.
Grand Theft Auto Online Heists is a 4-player Co-Op Content Update coming in Early 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC which features 5 unique Heist missions adding in 20 hours worth of gameplay into GTA Online. Heists will require careful planning, teamwork and sharp execution. Play as the lead role in the Heist(s) or as a crew member. Each Heist will require a number of objectives to be completed prior to taking on the big score. You might need specific clothes, weapons and vehicles, or even have to find the perfect hacker, getaway driver and distraction.
How Heists Work:
Each heist requires 4 players all at rank 12 or above, with one player as the designated heist leader. Leading a heist requires owning a high-end apartment so that you have a room available to set up the planning board. From there you’ll be able to launch missions as the leader, starting with the prep work and building up to the score itself.
Being a heist leader has advantages and disadvantages. On the upside, Lester contacts the leader directly when there’s news of a job and it’s up to the leader to invite players into the crew, assign positions, pick outfits and allocate each player’s cut. On the other hand, the heist leader will need to personally front the set-up costs in order to successfully pull off the heist.
Unlike the leader, other crew members get a cash payout for each prep mission, while the leader won’t receive their cash until the finale is complete. Switching between the roles of crew member and heist leader will give players a totally different experience, and we had to make sure there were real incentives to playing each position so that players would see every aspect of how a heist comes together and not just want to stick to the same role each time.
Some missions have all players working as one unit, some require players to take on specific tasks like hacking or crowd control, while others require players to split into smaller teams to complete separate high value objectives. For example, one team may be stealing a getaway car from some gangsters while another team is attempting to sneak into a police station, all within the same prep mission. We really want to push the co-op aspect and make players feel like they need to communicate effectively and work together to pull off each element.
Each finale is a big set-piece mission with players taking on multiple roles. All through this, players will be gaining access to new vehicles, new weapons, new items and new clothing, as well as visiting some surprising locations and interacting with some familiar characters from the story.
The Planning Room:
With Grand Theft Auto Online Heists, you’ll need a high-end apartment to be the leader of a heist, this is because a planning room is required. The planning room is where Lester and your assistant (seen in the Heists Trailer) will assist you in preparing and setting up the Heist. This includes any outfits, weapons, vehicles and locations you’ll need to know. You can either look at the planning board and start/continue as a Heist Leader or jump straight into a Heist lobby as a member.
More Content With The Heists Update:
Grand Theft Auto Online Heists doesn’t just bring the ability to carry out big scores with 3 of your friends, but also adds in a bunch of new vehicles, weapons outfits and locations, such as the carrier in the screenshot above. You may notice the jet on the right too. Yes, this is the highly awaited Hydra! The Hydra Jet and Hunter Attack Chopper are just two of many new vehicles which have been added into the game and can be purchased in GTAOnline once you have done the Heist mission which the vehicle is used in. As you progress through GTAOnline Heists you’ll start unlocked new vehicles and clothes and weapons such as the flare gun.
GTAOnline Heists only starts off with 5 Heists:
Fleeca Bank Job – A setup Heist (kinda like a Prologue) to Heists to introduce the player to how things will work. A quick, simple but small bank job out in Chumash.
Prison Break Heist – 4 Player Heist which involves breaking a prisoner out of the Bolingbroke Penitentiary.
Humane Lab Raid – Similar to the Monkey Business mission from Story Mode, this 4 Player Heist involved breaking into the Humane Resources Lab to
Series A – Drug Heists for Trevor Phillips. Involves collecting and delivering them to him and Ron.
Pacific Standard Job – Final Heist, aka The Big Score which involves taking on the Pacific Standard Bank in Vinewood.
There’s not many heists available from Day 1, however GTAOnline Heists seem to be something which Rockstar could just keep adding to, and even create paid DLC with. The occasional Heist or 2 every month or so can build the new DLC up to something great.