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October 28, 2014

Rockstar to reward returning GTA 5 players on next-gen console’s

dodo plane

Rockstar has announced any PS3 or Xbox 360 gamers who currently or previously owned Grand Theft Auto V and pick up the new-gen versions on PS4, Xbox One or PC will be greeted with new activities and rewards. Seems good to me. We have detailed all the good stuff below.

New Events & Rewards : New events will be happening throughout Los Santos and Blaine County. You will be faced with new challenges to unlock special rewards, such as the Imponte Duke O’Death car and the Dodo seaplane.

duke O'Death

Murder Mystery : You will be playing as Michael who takes on the role of a detective in a special mission where you must solve a grisly murder. Complete this successfully and you’ll unlock two noir-style filters for GTA V’s single-player mode. Bugsy Malone style pictures anyone?

New Weapons : New weapons will be available as what’s GTA without them. First of all we have the high-velocity Rail Gun and a Hatchet melee weapon to carve your enemies up.

rail gun

Wildlife Photography Challenge : New species of animals have been found in Los Santos and Blaine County. Playing as Franklin, you’ll take on a job from the Los Santos Tourist Board to document these. If you’re successful, you will unlock the Kraken Sub and you can then use this as you please.

Stock Car Races : Win some races and you’ll earn yourself some custom-made muscle cars covered in company logo’s.

stock car races

Monkey Mosaics : A street artist has been busy tagging the walls of Los Santos wiith monkey-inspired silhouettes. Track them down and take photograph’s to earn new monkey outfits. The outfits will be for all players and if your returning to GTA V you will automatically receive a special Go Go Monkey Blista.

New Vehicles and More : Up for grabs for returning players is the Cheval Marshall monster truck which should be fun and a new Blimp from Xero Gas that is meant to be faster and more maneuverable.

xero blimp

In addition to this content, Rockstar says there will be a “bounty” of new content for all players not just those who are returning, including vehicles and “more surprises.”

Rockstar also say’s that anyone who pre-orders the game will receive a bonus of GTA $1M ($500k for Story Mode and $500k for use in Grand Theft Auto Online.

Rockstar also reminded players that your existing Grand Theft Auto Online characters will carry forward to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC regardless of which platform you originally played on.

That’s not all tho as Rockstar answered a series of fan questions today about the upcoming Xbox One, PS4, and PC versions of GTA V. All the questions and answers are below for you to view.

What about the exclusive in-game content I originally received for purchasing the PS3 or Xbox 360 Special Edition or Collectors Edition last year? Will I be able to access that content on PS4, Xbox One or PC?
Yes, if you purchased the Special Edition or the Collector’s Edition last year, when you upgrade to one of the new systems, you will automatically have those items unlocked and accessible. Those in-game bonuses include the Stunt Plane Trials, Bonus Outfits and Tattoos, and the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer all for Story Mode use; as well as the Custom Classic GTA Parent Characters and the high-end Khamelion electric car for GTA Online. Furthermore, if you missed out on your chance to buy a CE or SE the last time around, we will also make all of that content available for all players on PS4, Xbox One and PC to earn and acquire with in-game cash (original SE and CE owners will not have to spend any in-game cash to obtain them, they will automatically be accessible upon upgrade).

Can you only make the GTA Online character progress transfer once?
If I transfer my GTA Online character to the new systems, will I still be able to play with him/her on my PS3 or Xbox 360?
Yes, you will only be able to transfer your character once. After transferring your character to PS4, Xbox One or PC, you can continue playing with him/her on your PS3 or Xbox 360 but the progress you make while playing is not shared to the character you transferred to your new version.

Will PC players also receive the exclusive upgrade content like the Dodo and Dukes?
Yes indeed! The content detailed above will be available to returning players on all three new platforms.

Will any of these updates being made for the new systems be also made available for the previous generation of consoles?
The vastly enhanced graphics and many other gameplay updates on the new versions of Grand Theft Auto V are really only made possible by virtue of the powerful new hardware of the new consoles and PC. Some of the other updates such as the upgrade content detailed above are being designed exclusively as a reward for returning players so those will not be released on the previous versions; however do stay tuned for more updates to be made available for Grand Theft Auto Online across all platforms and we’ll have more information on that soon.

Will my created Jobs transfer over to the new systems?
Yes, any Jobs you’ve published in GTA Online using the Creator tool will transfer over so that you and others can continue playing them on the new platforms. Please be aware however that Leaderboards, Snapmatics, Playlists and bookmarks are unique to the console generation you made them on so those will not carry over. (GTAV photographers should get ready to take all-new high-res Snapmatics!)

Will 30-person GTA Online sessions include competitive modes such as Races and Deathmatches?
Yes, they will! GTA Online on the new systems will support 30 players not just in Free Roam but in competitive modes as well (unless of course the Job you’re playing has been designed to be set to a specifically lower player max). We look forward to seeing what unique matches the community can create for a vastly increased number of players.

Source – Rockstar Games



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