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Double RP, GTA$, and More Aug. 22-24

GTA Online San Andreas Flight School Weekend

If you haven’t already downloaded the newest update, which includes several changes and additions, you’ll want to this weekend. To celebrate the release of the San Andreas Flight School Update, Rockstar is holding a special GTA Online event this weekend, from August 22-24 (Friday-Sunday).

All weekend long, you’ll earn double RP and GTA$ for participating in the event playlist, as well as an exclusive parachute pack you can pick up from Ammu-Nation once you complete it (winning is not a requirement).

Air Races and Parachute Jumps will give you double GTA$, too.

In addition to these main attractions, there are many other perks this weekend:

  • Double RP if you fly under a bridge during an Air Race
  • Double RP for kills and extra GTA$ during Gang Attacks at the Los Santos Airport and Blaine County airfields
  • Locate planes and helicopters for free
  • Helicopter Pickups for only $500
  • 25% off the Del Perro Heights Apts 7 & 20 and 0120 Murrieta Heights Properties, each of which includes a 10-car garage
  • Crate Drops that contain RP, GTA$, Miniguns, RPGs, and Sticky Bombs

Rockstar is holding some special events and contests to coincide with the weekend. First, on Friday at 4 PM ET, the official Rockstar Live Stream will play through content from the San Andreas Flight Update, alongside Little & Cubed (Martyn Littlewood and Dan Nerdcubed).

And if you’d like to win some prizes this weekend, you have three options. Take photos of your adventures with the new content and tag them #FLIGHTSCHOOL for a chance to win 1 million GTA$ and a special license plate for GTA Online, in the #FLIGHTSCHOOL Snapmatic contest. If in-game photography isn’t your thing, create an Air Race and tag it #FLIGHTSCHOOL for a chance to have it become a Verified Job and win $1 million GTA$ and another special license plate, in the #FLIGHTSCHOOL Creator contest.

Finally, enter the Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win a deluxe GTA T-shirt pack.

Interested? Ready to enjoy the San Andreas Flight School this weekend? Check out Rockstar’s official announcement for the full details.

2014 or 2015 for the New Versions of GTA V?


No one wants to wait any longer than they have to for GTA V’s release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but while Rockstar announced at E3 that the new version would be out before the end of the year, some people feel it won’t.

CVG‘s James Jarvis came out of Gamescom concerned about the lack of GTA V news. In his opinion, Rockstar is running out of time to make an announcement. Companies usually provide information in the months ahead of the release date, in order to build up excitement and get fans interested. Jarvis notes that prior to GTA V’s original release for the Xbox 360 and PS3 last year, CVG previewed it “four months before the game’s launch.” You can check out the video below for his complete reasons for being concerned, as well as some interesting comments he has about GTA V’s cut content.

While this may be cause for some worry, we wouldn’t give up on a 2014 release just yet. Rockstar doesn’t have to build
anticipation for this the same way they would for a brand new release, and the year isn’t over. Previous rumors that placed the date in October are starting to feel unlikely, but a November or December launch is still well within reach.

What do you think? In what year will the new versions of GTA V come out?

Update 1.16 Adjusts Payouts, Expands Lester’s Abilities, and More

GTA V miljet

As we reported yesterday in our announcement of the San Andreas Flight School Update, today’s update to GTA V and GTA Online has brought with it new features as well as fixes. Now that it’s out, the full list of changes in Update 1.16 has been revealed.

The Flight School content itself includes 10 flying lessons, four new vehicles (the Buckingham Mil-jet, the Western Besra, the Buckingham Swift helicopter, and the Invetero Coquette Classic, which also comes in a roofless version), reserve parachutes, 6 new parachute canopies, 25 “flags of the world” parachute bags for GTA Online, a Flight Suit Outfit, and a Flight Suit Cap. It has also brought 8 VS Mode jobs, 4 Parachute jobs, 8 Races, and 2 Capture jobs.

Four older jobs have also been reactivated: Stocks and Scares, Chemical Extraction, Rich Men in Richman, and Hack and Dash.

The update introduces new features and tweaks. Among the most notable are the payout changes. When you complete a Contact Mission, you’ll receive the full cash reward even if you’re replaying it. If you play a Contact Mission with friends, you’ll earn an additional 10% for each additional player.

Another change that has met with great approval from fans is the expansion of Lester’s abilities. Previously, “Remove Wanted Level,” “Cop Turn Blind Eye,” and “Off Radar” only affected the player who used them. Now, they apply to everyone in the vehicle.

There are more minor changes, as well as numerous bug and glitch fixes that should really smooth out your GTA Online experience. Take a look at the full patch notes from Rockstar and let us know what you’re the most excited about.

Download the San Andreas Flight School Update Tomorrow

GTA V San Andreas Flight School

No, there’s still no word on heists, but tomorrow marks the release of new DLC for GTA Online. The San Andreas Flight School Update includes new air and land vehicles and special aerial challenges.

Check out the exciting announcement trailer to learn more.

Gameplay will also be tweaked in this update, as explained in Rockstar’s official announcement, with higher payouts for difficult missions and bonuses if you complete missions with other players.

Everyone’s pretty excited about this update. Feel free to share your own thoughts, and come back tomorrow with your impressions of the San Andreas Flight School Update.

Rockstar Wants to Exceed Expectations With Next-Gen GTA V


GTA V has already been extremely successful, and fans are thrilled at the thought of playing it on the Xbox One, PS4, or PC, especially with the graphical improvements seen in the trailer and screenshots. In an interview with MVC, Take-Two’s CEO Strauss Zelnick spoke about the upcoming versions of GTA V:

“In the case of GTA V, nothing but the very best will satisfy Rockstar. They want to blow the consumer away. Whatever the expectation is, they want to exceed it. When you see GTA V on next-gen, I want you to tell me whether it is or isn’t better than your expectation. I can guarantee it will be better.”

Zelnick believes GTA V’s sales numbers will climb even higher, as even with 34 million sales, there are still a lot of people who haven’t played it.

It’s great to see such high praise for the remastered GTA V, not that we expected Take-Two to say anything bad about it. Of course, fan expectations are often unrealistic, and Zelnick’s challenge has sparked claims of even higher expectations than before.

Are you planning to buy GTA V for the Xbox One, PS4, or PC? What are your expectations, and do you think Rockstar can exceed them?

GTA V Crosses 34 Million Copies Shipped


It’s no secret that GTA V has done really well. After its early success, its sales continued, until it was on its way toward 30 million sales in January. By February, it had shipped (though not sold) 32.5 million copies.

Well, now it’s hit another milestone, as Take-Two announced GTA V has shipped over 34 million copies since its release last September. Pretty impressive, especially since it hasn’t been a full year yet.

Despite this, Take-Two reported a $35.4 million GAAP loss for the quarter, with no major releases to bolster its sales. Its other successful games, though doing well, are nowhere close to GTA V’s success. For example, Borderlands 2 has sold 10 million units and NBA 2K14 has sold 7 million.

With the new versions of GTA V set to come out before the end of the year, it should be interesting to see how much its sales increase.

This New Glitch Lets You Walk in the Air


We’ve got another crazy glitch to share with you today. You probably know there’s a cheat code that spawns your character in mid-air to send you into free fall, but Youtube user DomisLive has found a glitch that lets you actually walk through the air (and on water).

This works in both GTA V and GTA Online. Check out the video below to learns the steps necessary for this glitch. All you need is a helicopter, an assault rifle, and a knife.

It’s a pretty cool glitch, especially for how simple it is to activate. Fly the helicopter to a certain pool and perform a few specific actions, and suddenly you’re rising into the air. Some fans think it’s great, but others think the advantages it gives you in GTA Online makes it an unfair, game-breaking glitch. What do you think? Either way, you’d better try it fast, in case Rockstar fixes it in the next update.

Double RP Weekend for GTA Online Starts Tomorrow

GTA Online double rp

Be sure to play GTA Online this weekend, because you’ll receive double RP across the entire game. Jobs, Gang Attacks, Hold Ups, Import/Export, and every other activity you earn RP for will give you twice as much from August 1-3. That means it starts tomorrow, so get ready!

And don’t forget, the content from the Independence Day update will only be available through the end of this weekend. If you haven’t picked it up already, be sure to do so before the end of Sunday.

Check out the official announcement for full details about this weekend.

New Rumors Point Toward Zombie DLC


Most Grand Theft Auto DLC we hear about these days is for GTA Online, but some rumors have started about new single-player content for GTA V. A fan who examined the script found lines that pertain to casino DLC.

According to this rumor, the content will include multiple casinos, 12 assassination missions (with names like “assassin_skydive” and “assassin_cablecar”), 3 mini-games, new IAA missions, and new missions for Trevor. Some of this code may be leftover from cut content, but many fans believe Rockstar intends to revive it as DLC.

The most startling rumor, however, comes from a particular line found in the code: “main_ZMB.”

Are fans correct in their guess that those letters mean zombie DLC content? That would certainly shake up the gameplay a bit. Opinions are divided on whether it would be a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s generally seen a positive reception.

Yet another rumor claims this content will be PS4-exclusive. Of all the rumors, we think that one is the most unlikely, although timed exclusivity is a plausible possibility.

Casinos? Zombies? Platform-exclusive DLC? Share your thoughts on these rumors in the comments below, and we’ll keep you updated as soon as more information comes to light.

This New Mod Lets You Play As Any Character

GTA V Chop

Everyone wishes Chop was a playable character in GTA V, right?

Even if you couldn’t care less about playing as a dog, a new mod lets you change your single-player character into any character you want. Anyone. NPCs, animals, random pedestrians–as long as the model is in the game, you can use it.

Check out the video below to learn how it works.

Pretty cool, right? (Not to mention hilarious, depending on the character being used.) With great mods like this coming out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of GTA V, we can’t wait to see the mods created once the PC version is released.