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Latest News (via iGrandTheftAuto.com)
Arriving on April 14th, GTA V for PC is fully optimized to support all the latest and greatest hardware with an abundance of PC-specific enhancements.
Look for the official GTA V PC trailer next week and if you plan on getting the digital download version, make sure to pre-order by next week Tuesday March 31st to get $1.5 million in in-game bonus money to spend (GTA$500K for Story Mode and GTA$1M for GTA Online use).
Here's a few of the new screenshots:
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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.
Play Now - Heists are now available for free in Grand Theft Auto Online for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One (PC players will also get Heists as part of their GTA Online experience when GTAV launches for PC on April 14th). To get it, just start up GTAV from your online-connected console and follow the update prompts on screen. For a complete list of all of today's updates, check out the official notes at the Rockstar Support site.
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FOLLOW THE LEADER
First things first: every Heist needs a leader and the Heist Leader is going to need to be at least rank 12 and own a high-end apartment with a planning board in order to co-ordinate the crime. Not only do Heist Leaders cough up all of the setup costs up-front, they have complete control over team roles and the cut of the final take each Crew Member gets. Additionally, Heist progress is only saved for the Heist Leader - so when choosing a leader it makes sense to link up with someone you can trust.
It should go without saying that good teamwork starts with communication - and headsets are important to successfully pulling off Heists. Whether it's telling a lookout where they need to be, a passenger locating vehicles using the Trackify app and giving directions to the driver, or two infiltrators operating a pair of security panels in perfect sync.
At different stages of each Heist, Crew members will be assigned different roles. These could be slightly different responsibilities within a single scenario - for example, two lookouts and a bodyguard while a buyer completes a less-then-legal exchange of information - or larger deviations, like two players patrolling in an attack chopper above while the other two infiltrate a facility below. It's important for all players to know their strengths and, in turn, for the Heist Leader to assign accordingly. If you see yourself as an ace pilot, then put in some time at the Flight School and increase that flying stat to prove it.
Professionals don't expect the customer to provide the tools for the job. While there might be some more specialized equipment that may be provided (or that you'll need to acquire) along the way, for the most part you'll be using your own custom vehicles and firearms to get by. So it's a good time to take stock and make sure your garage and your arsenal are prepared for all possibilities. Silencers on guns and RPGs in general are especially useful for certain Heists while four-door vehicles with added armor can come in handy if you like to keep your friends close. With GTA Online Heists you'll be able to unlock a range of new vehicles and gear including an extensive selection of new outfits perfect for whatever each Heist throws at you.
For the financially ambitious there are a few ways to increase the income from Heists in a major way. First off, each Heist has its own Elite Challenge which, upon completion, will yield a substantial cash bonus. These can be completed multiple times, but be warned: they're no cakewalk.
On top of that, there are Special Heist Completion bonuses that can only be achieved once per person, but will add some serious zeros to your bank balance. They are as follows:
- First Time - Completing each Heist Finale for the first time, will net you a bonus cash reward
- All In Order Challenge - Complete all Heists in order, including Setups, to receive a $1,000,000 cash bonus
- Loyalty Challenge - Complete all Heists, including Setups, with the same team of players to receive an additional $1,000,000 bonus
- Criminal Mastermind Challenge - Complete all Heists, in order, with the same group of players, without losing any lives, to receive a massive $10,000,000 bonus
The one-off bonus challenges are linked to in game awards. You can monitor your award progress via the Stats > Awards tab in the Pause Menu. Crew up at the GTA 5 forums!
Now back to our regularly scheduled news post...
Rockstar has announced that new radio station for Grand Theft Auto V will become available with the PC version (April 14th). The station features GTA V original score artists The Alchemist and Oh No with many guests. The station will also be a standalone music album titled "The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos" which will releases on April 21st from Mass Appeal Records. As of this typing they haven't stated if the station is coming to consoles (or if old-gen will even get it). Their wording seems to shy away from the subject.
Welcome to Los Santos features fresh tracks inspired by GTA V's original score, composed by The Alchemist and Oh No in partnership with Woody Jackson and Tangerine Dream to create a uniquely ambitious album. The Alchemist and Oh No weave together a musical journey that covers every corner of the fictional world of Grand Theft Auto V and features guests from across the musical spectrum - including Earl Sweatshirt, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Freddie Gibbs, Popcaan, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe and Samuel T. Herring (from Future Islands).
The music from Welcome to Los Santos will debut in GTA V for PC with a new The Alchemist and Oh No-hosted radio station 'The Lab' being added to the Los Santos radio dial. Stay tuned for more updates on GTAV music in the future. The album tracks will also be made available in the Rockstar Editor for PC as soundtracks for your original custom videos. The full standalone album, set for release on April 21st, will be available for digital download and at retail in both CD and vinyl releases from Mass Appeal Records.
Read the Vanity Fair article here, and listen to the first single off the album, titled "Play it Cool" by Gangrene (The Alchemist and Oh No) featuring Samuel T. Herring (from Future Islands) and Earl Sweatshirt.
Again, Rockstar hasn't stated if this new station is coming to consoles yet. Stay tuned for much more info in the weeks ahead and join the fun at the GTA 5 forums!
Some quick quotes from articles posted are below. IGN and Games Radar also have videos providing some tips they found out during their previews. There are plenty of new screenshots to gawk at too.
Cooperation is essential, tag-teaming Merryweather soldiers on foot or in vehicles while escaping with a machine gun-packing jeep, or putting down covering fire to open an escape for fellow crew members boxed in by authorities in a hand-off gone wrong.
Communication is important, even vital come one standout moment in a half day's worth of them: working as a coordinated sniper team during a nighttime infiltration of the Lab. If any guard or lab assistant is alerted, it's mission over. Cue timed simultaneous takedowns of patrols and witnesses.
UPDATE: Additional non-English previews are available from Meristation, Gameswelt, and Power Unlimited.
Looks like heists might just be worth the wait. Join the chat at the GTA 5 forums!
NEW ADVERSARY MODES
These brand new player vs. player modes bring a range of intense new competitive challenges to GTA Online. Adversary Modes will unlock as players progress through Heists.
Come Out To Play
A team of three Runners just trying to make it home, and a team of Hunters are out for blood. Runners are well-armed but limited to movement by foot, while the opposition wield free-aim shotguns and ride motorbikes or ATVs. Hunters must stay on their bikes and have access to unlimited lives, while the Runners have just one life but all their weapons available to pick off the Hunters at will.
Up to four players stand their ground, outnumbered but not outgunned as they fight to survive against up to 6 determined attackers in a location defense mode, GTA style. Attackers have unlimited lives but fight only with sawn-off shotguns. Defenders have full use of all their weapons.
Hasta La Vista
The chase is on as Truckers in big rig cabs hunt down a team of Cyclists. The Cyclists' goal is simple: reach the final checkpoint without getting crushed under the wheels of the pursuing trucks. Without traditional weapons the Truckers must rely solely on their vehicles to crush the Cyclists. Meanwhile, the Cyclists must harness the maneuverability and acceleration of their bikes to evade the trucks, while keeping an eye over their shoulder. If one of the Cyclists reaches the checkpoint, the Cyclists win. If all Cyclists are terminated, the Truckers prevail.
The Los Santos daily hustle just got a little more lucrative. Whether you tend towards Jobs or free-form activities, Daily Objectives will give you a rotating series of challenges to take on for GTA$ rewards. With three new objectives per day, players can stack up challenges over consecutive days to earn bonuses of up to $500,000.
New Freemode Activities
You and your fellow players also have new opportunities for cash and RP rewards with new activities added to the world in Freemode. Be on the lookout for calls from Lester, who may need help to distract the cops in a specific area while Lester's accomplices finish their criminal business. Lamar may call looking for help destroying a vehicle or two, while Trevor and Ron need occasional help picking their business rival's planes out of the sky. Along with GTA$ and RP bonuses, there are all-new Awards available for completing these challenges with style.
There's also a new in-game Email notification system that will allow you to contact and message any of your GTA Online friends, no matter what session they're in - as well as a host of new Awards that yield new items including exclusive t-shirts and car modifications.
Everything detailed here will be added to GTA Online for consoles in tandem with Heists on March 10th and on day one for PC when it launches on April 14. Look for more info very soon and join us at the GTA 5 forums!
Here are a few of the new screens. Take a look at them all in the screenshot gallery.
Keep an eye out for more GTAV info in the weeks ahead including a new trailer and a look at the PC version's powerful new Rockstar Editor for making your own original custom videos. Enjoy and join us at the GTA 5 forums!
Rockstar are excited to announce that the launch of Heists for GTA Online is scheduled for March 10th. They know it's been a wait, and appreciate your patience. Heists will bring a brand new 4-player cooperative gameplay experience to GTA Online, giving players the chance to team up to pull off a string of intense, multi-part raids and robberies across Los Santos and Blaine County. Over the next couple of weeks, they will have more information about the launch of Heists and about other new features that we will release with it.
GTAV for PC
GTAV for PC will be arriving on April 14th at retail and as a digital download. Rockstar sends their apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of the game, but a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC. As a gesture of thanks for your understanding, Rockstar will grant anyone who has pre-ordered the game an additional $200,000 in-game cash for use in GTA Online.
As always, they ask for the GTA PC community's understanding and assistance in helping to report any concerns during the early days of launch when those inevitable initial teething issues arise on the new platform. If you do experience issues please visit Rockstar Games Support and send feedback to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com - they'll be closely monitoring the situation and addressing any hitches as quickly as they can.
The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is Rockstar's most graphically and technically advanced version yet, fully optimized to support a broad range of current hardware and features a host of PC-specific enhancements including greater levels of detail, deep configuration options and ultra-high-definition support - as well as the powerful new Rockstar Editor for recording, staging and editing original custom videos.
Rockstar thanks GTA players worldwide for their patience in awaiting these big game updates and they are excited to bring both Heists and GTAV for PC to you very soon. Stay tuned for lots more information in the weeks ahead and for now, check out 11 new screenshots showing action from Heists in the screenshot gallery here.
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They went on to say that GTA Online for PC will launch with the game (including heists) and support up to 30 players. Rockstar has also given us 6 new screenshots at 4k resolution (3840x2160):
Additional details about the PC version include that the game will run at 1080p and 60fps with up to 4K resolution and support for up to triple monitor configurations, as well as NVidia 3D Vision for up to triple monitor setups. The game also includes the new Rockstar Editor which gives players a full suite of editing tools to create and publish gameplay clips direct to both Social Club and YouTube.
PC SpecsThe following PC specs were listed by Rockstar:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
And some additional specifications/info:
Other requirements: Installation and online play requires log-in to Rockstar Games Social Club (13+) network; internet connection required for activation, online play, and periodic entitlement verification; software installations required including Rockstar Games Social Club platform, DirectX, Chromium, and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 sp1 Redistributable Package, and authentication software that recognizes certain hardware attributes for entitlement, digital rights management, system, and other support purposes. Single use serial code registration via internet required; registration is limited to one Rockstar Games Social Club Account (13+) per serial code; only one log-in allowed per Social Club account at any time; serial code(s) are non-transferable once used; Social Club accounts are non-transferrable.
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