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GTA Online Heists Will be Joined by Adversary Modes and More

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New game modes are coming to Grand Theft Auto Online! While many GTA Online players are looking forward to March 10 because of the long-awaited arrival of heists, today Rockstar announced even more new activities in store for GTA Online starting March 10.

First, for those of you who enjoy competitive gameplay, you’ll have new options available to you. Called Adversary Modes, they come in three different styles and you’ll unlock them as you perform heists.

Siege Mentality (pictured in the screenshot above) puts a team of as many as four players under siege by a team of as many as six. The team trying to survive will have access to all of their weapons, while the attacking team will only be able to use sawn-off shotguns to balance their higher player count and unlimited lives.

Teams of three will face off in Come Out to Play, where three Runners must try to get home on foot. The three Hunters trying to kill them have bikes/ATVs and unlimited lives, but can only fight with free-aim shotguns while the Runners can use all their weapons.

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Finally, Hasta La Vista sends a team of Truckers to try to run down a team of Cyclists trying to reach the checkpoint alive. With no weapons in this mode, it’s size and power versus speed and maneuverability.

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The three new Adversary Modes should appeal to a lot of players interested in more player-versus-player options, but that’s not all March 10 has in store for GTA Online. Rockstar also intends to introduce Daily Objectives, with three special challenges each day that will reward you with GTA$. You can even earn bonuses by completing objectives multiple days in a row.

Finally, March 10 will bring new Freemode activities, an Email system that lets you communicate with your friends, and new Awards. Check out the official announcement and let us know what you think about these new additions to GTA Online. It looks like March 10 is shaping up to be quite a day.

Top 10 GTA V Wish List

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Gaming wish lists are nothing new. Whether it’s a specific type of game someone longs to see made or changes that would have made a good game even better, fans have discussed their dream video game ideas for years. In today’s gaming market, it’s easy for developers to add new content and features to games like Grand Theft Auto V, so fan wish lists have a better chance than ever of coming true. GTA V and GTA Online have already seen regular patches and updates, but what are some of the top wishes fans still have?

10. More Places Players Can Hold Up

You can hold up some places in GTA V and GTA Online, but many players would like to see the possibilities expanded. Robbing restaurants, raiding liquor stores, and of course, holding up banks are all popular ideas. Small bank hold-ups are high on the list for a lot of players, not only because of the excitement and potential rewards, but also because the game is populated with banks that are just empty.

Why not put that space to good use and give players some fun new options at the same time?

9. New Game Modes

We’ve mentioned in the past that fans like the idea of Rockstar adding new, optional ways to play the game, such as a “realistic mode” that would change the gameplay elements so they more resemble real life. Fan hopes for different GTA V modes cover the whole spectrum, from players who want heftier consequences to those who want a free roam mode with no police.

8. Speaking of horses…

Horse betting? What about horse riding? Rockstar could adapt the mechanic from Red Dead Redemption and let fans find horses on farms. Not only would this open up the potential for a new category of races, but it would also add unique risks and challenges since it would be a lot easier to kill a player’s horse than destroy a car.

Horses aren’t the only new method of transportation fans would like to see. Older cars from previous GTA games, more types of planes and helicopters, and (of course) jetpacks are all vehicles fans would love to see added.

7. New Locations

GTA V may have a sizable world, but many people want even more. These hopes range from new types of GTA Online housing, to additional content on the islands, to entire new regions, like an off-shore military base. For that matter, some fans would just like to be able to explore the current military base and similar places. This ties in with some of the other wish list items, since new modes or options could give players a legitimate way to access and wander the base, prison, etc.

6. Selling Cars to Friends

GTA Online lets you sell your cars. It also lets you interact with other players. As a result, many players want to know why they can’t sell their cars to one another. Rockstar could implement an online vehicle market, where you could list your vehicle for sale. Alternately, maybe you could just sell it to your friend.

Either way, it’s a great idea… although if micro-transactions are introduced, player interest in the idea could plummet.

5. More Types of Activities

Likewise, there’s a lot to do in GTA V, but fans want more. Variety is never a bad thing, and new types of activities are one of the most hoped-for GTA additions: drug dealing, police missions (along the lines of the past games’ Vigilante and Most Wanted missions), and even large-scale quests like hunting mythological creatures.

Then there are mini-games. For some people, mini-games are one of the best part of gaming, and GTA V could use some more options. For example, maybe the player could get into a fight on the street, or enter a demolition derby. Maybe a functional casino could open its doors so players could test their luck on slots, cards, and more. Maybe the gambling mini-games could go a little further, and players could places bets on horse racing. Little activities such as these would be a welcome addition to the normal GTA gameplay.

4. Story DLC

Most content updates are primarily for GTA Online, but fans have been dying for some new single-player content. Story DLC is one of the more popular rumors, but we haven’t heard anything except hints for a long time. Some fans have specific plot ideas in mind, but most just want story DLC in general.

3. New Clothing Options

Compared to new modes, features, and DLC, character customization seems like a minor thing… but new clothing options are one of the most-requested GTA Online additions. Some want specific items, such as leather jackets, accessories, and clothing from the single-player mode. Others just hope for clothing features like the ability to change clothing’s color and pattern. This is one of the simpler requests, and since it’s so popular, perhaps Rockstar will take heed.

2. Zombies

Ah yes, the dreaded z-word. We’ve been talking about this for years. Fans have hoped for zombie cheats, zombie DLC, and zombie mods. While there will always be those who think a zombie mode would destroy the GTA V atmosphere, it remains one of the top GTA V wish list items.

Would it be a special mode? A full-fledged zombie invasion DLC? It doesn’t seem to matter–fans just want to see the undead roaming the streets of Los Santos.

And… the #1 thing players want to see…

1. Heists

It almost feels like heists shouldn’t count. We will get them, after all… eventually. Ever since GTA Online’s cooperative heists were promised for last spring, fans have eagerly awaited the day they would actually arrive. Some don’t believe that day will ever come, but according to Rockstar, GTA Online heists are coming March 10!

At least, we hope.

So there you have it, the Top 10 items of fans’ GTA V wish lists. The #1 request is about to come true, and many of the others should at least be possible with PC mods. Will they ever be officially introduced? Let us know what you think in the comments below, and share your own Top 10 GTA V Wish List with us.

GTA Online Heists Coming March 10 & New Screenshots Revealed

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Today’s announcement from Rockstar brought good news and bad news. At last, the long awaited GTA Online heists, first announced for spring 2014 and eventually delayed until “early 2015,” have a concrete release date. Four-player cooperative heists will come to GTA Online on March 10, only two weeks away.

The bad news, however, is that the PC version of GTA V has been delayed.

To celebrate the upcoming co-op heists, check out these new screenshots:

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How to Transfer GTA Online Characters and Progression to the PC Version

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When GTA V comes out for the PC on March 24, many players will want to upgrade. If you intend to play GTA Online on the PC, you’ll be able to keep your characters and game progression. Characters and progression can be transferred to the PC version from any of the older versions of GTA Online — PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, or Xbox One. You can only transfer data from a system once, but if you’ve transferred data from the PS3/Xbox 360 version to the PS4/Xbox One version, you will still be able to transfer it to the PC.

First, you’ll need to have a Rockstar Games Social Club account. If you already have one, you need to make sure it’s linked to your console account. For the PS3 and PS4 versions of GTA Online, this is your PlayStation Network account. For the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions, it’s your Xbox Live account. If you’ve played GTA Online while logged into the Social Club, your accounts will already be linked.

If you don’t already have a Social Club account, you’ll need to make one, and if you haven’t linked it to your console account, you’ll need to do so.

Once your accounts are linked, start playing GTA V on your PC. Log into your Social Club account. Next, either pause the game or use the Character Select Wheel to start up GTA Online. The first time you access GTA Online, it will prompt you to transfer your progress. If you choose not to, you can do so at any time from the pause menu—but keep in mind that transferring progress from an older version of GTA Online will overwrite any GTA Online PC progress you made, although you’ll keep any money you made.

When you tell it to transfer your GTA Online progress, it will show you the data to be transferred. If you’ve played GTA Online on multiple consoles, you’ll have to pick one. Choose the data you want to import to your PC game, and you’ll be all ready to continue playing GTA Online.

Earn Double GTA$ and RP in Featured Playlists

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Another Double GTA$ and RP Weekend is upon us, and this time it’s to celebrate the introduction of Featured Playlists. Special Rockstar Jobs are included in these special playlists, and you can double your rewards if you play them this weekend. This event lasts from today, January 2, through Monday, January 5.

According to Rockstar, the Featured Playlists cover 4 different types of Jobs: Race (for Sports and Muscle cars because of the new cars from the holiday update), Deathmatch, Capture, and Last Team Standing.

PS3 and Xbox 360 players can enjoy a Featured Playlist that includes Vespucci Shoreline, Hit The Apex, Paleto Bay, and Contend: Townhall Trinity, while the Jobs on the PS4 and Xbox One’s Featured Playlist are First Base, On The GOH, Fridgit Factory LTS, and GTA: Grass is Greener.

Check out the Featured Playlists, enjoy your double GTA$ and RP rewards, and let us know your favorite Jobs from this weekend event.

Sell the Modded Sandking XL for $17k-$19k in GTA Online

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If you’re looking for a way to earn some quick cash in GTA Online, here’s a video that may help. Youtube user The Console Gamer has uploaded instructions on where to find a modded Vapid Sandking XL, which can be sold for approximately $17,000 – $19,000, depending on which one spawns. This vehicle can be found in other GTA Online locations, such as Sandy Shores, but this is among the most reliable. This is currently confirmed to work only in the PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V.

As the video explains, you should try to find it between 9 AM and 5 PM (0900 hours – 1700 hours if you go by time on the phone), and just keep trying if the military vehicle appears in its place. Since you’re allowed to sell a vehicle once each GTA Online day, or about once every 48 minutes of real time, this is a good way to build up a good supply of money.

What are you favorite GTA Online vehicle spawns?

Police Themed DLC for GTA Online

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Many fans would love to see a police-themed DLC added to GTA Online, in part because of the huge success of the LCPD mod for GTA IV (a similar mod for GTA V is also a highly popular idea). This sort of DLC would likely allow players to join an in-game police force.

For example, as suggested by some fans on Reddit recently, the player might first have to be accepted to the force by completing certain training missions. These missions would cover a variety of skills, so there would be driving missions, flying missions, and combat missions. A player accepted into the police force would then be given a squad car.

He or she would get into the car to activate police mode, which would come with restrictions: either it would be impossible to attack players that weren’t engaged in criminal activities, or such actions would come with penalties and eventual expulsion from the police force.

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Players who were performing criminal acts would be marked on the mini-map, and the player would join forces with NPC police to stop them, gaining access to a helicopter if the criminal’s wanted rating hit 3 stars or higher. The only useable weapons in this DLC would be those used by the police and SWAT units—unless the situation required the player to seize the opponents’ weapons in order to fight back.

Another possibility is that a cop NPC would always accompany the player on police missions, as an assistant, or two players could team up to play in co-op.

Whatever features it would include, police DLC would be well-received by a lot of fans. Similar ideas include firefighter DLC and paramedic/ambulance DLC, where the players would respond to emergency events across the city. If you’d like to see this sort of content added to GTA Online, be sure to contact Rockstar with your feedback—maybe it will become official DLC one day.

Rockstar Extends Festive Surprise Gifts Due to Online Issues

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As you might recall, the GTA Online Festive Surprise update included special Christmas gifts. These gifts were intended to appear in players’ inventories yesterday, on December 25. However, online Christmas gaming didn’t work out too well this year, thanks to the connectivity issues that shut down both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

Don’t feel sad about missing out on your GTA Online Christmas gift, however. Rockstar announced today that it is extending the gifts, so you can still get them.

Some players are still having trouble connecting, although the issue seems to be resolved for many. We aren’t sure how long this gift extension is, but we hope Rockstar gives everyone enough time to get online. Don’t forget that special New Years activities are still in store as part of the Festive Update, as well.

Did you have plans to play GTA Online yesterday and found yourself unable to? What did you do instead?

Trailer for Star Wars VII Remade in GTA V

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We were just talking last week about all of the entertaining creations fans have made using GTA V and GTA Online, and now it’s time for another one. Youtube user Powerlight-13 decided to give Star Wars the GTA V treatment, with a re-creation of last month’s teaser trailer for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Check it out.

If you’d like to compare it to the actual trailer, here it is.

What do you think? Worthy attempt, or do you think GTA V is capable of a better Star Wars trailer? On the other hand, perhaps we should be asking a more important question: once GTA V comes out for the PC in January, how long do you think it will be before someone creates a Star Wars mod?

GTA Online Festive Surprise is Now Available

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It’s time to celebrate the holidays GTA-style. As hinted at yesterday, a special holiday update is now available for GTA Online. This “Festive Surprise” update will become available for all four systems soon, so if you don’t see the download yet, just wait a little longer. This DLC came as part of the larger Title Update.

With this new update, you can now own 3 properties and garages, instead of only 2. It also added new settings for first-person mode and fixed several bugs. And of course, it added the holiday content.

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In addition to Christmas trees and snow (and the potential for snowball fights), the Festive Surprise includes lots of new content. Ammu-Nation now sells Homing Missile Launchers and Proximity Mines, over 90 pieces of free new Christmas-themed clothing and masks are available until January 5, and four new vehicles have been permanently added: the Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader, the Slam Van, the Dewbauchee Massacro sports car with new Race livery, and the Dinka Jester sports car with new Race livery.

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There will also be Holiday Special Crate Drops between now and January 5, Firework Launchers and Firework rocket ammo will become available from December 24-January 5, and everyone will receive free items in their inventory as Christmas presents on December 25. And pay special attention during the holidays themselves, because you’ll be able to get free fireworks on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

As with past holiday events, Rockstar is holding another Snapmatic contest. Take a great photo involving the content from this update and upload it with the tag #FestiveSurprise before January 5 for a chance to win 1 million GTA$. Take a look at the rules for more details.

Finally, the Official GTA Online Holiday Party Live Stream will be held tomorrow on Twitch, at 4 PM Eastern Time. If you’re a PS4 or Xbox One player, participate in the Twitch chat for a chance to join the lobbies.

Take a look at the official update notes for all the details, and enjoy your new GTA V holiday content.