Today Rockstar Games announced that the Freemode Events Update for Grand Theft Auto Online is now available as 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
Become the Beast – players become a stronger, faster (and hairier) version of their character – and flee relentless pursuers all over Los Santos and Blaine County.
King of the Castle
An every man for himself turf war where players will need to ascend and claim the designated ‘castle’ as their territory – and then fend off everyone else as they go all out to dethrone them.
Grab the briefcase and go! Jump into a car, bike, boat, motorcycle, P-996 Lazer or just run for the hills with the coveted contraband in hand. Try and become one of the three players who hold the briefcase the longest to score GTA$ and RP bonuses.
The first player to enter a marked vehicle will become the Moving Target, tasked with safely delivering the vehicle to a designated location. While the marked vehicles will be durable, it’ll take some serious elusive finesse to survive other players’ attempts to destroy you before the drop point.
Compete with all your Freemode competitors in a mad dash across southern San Andreas. Who will be the first to race or fly through all the designated checkpoints for fame, fortune and reputation.
Kill List and Kill List Competitive
Take control of some of heavy artillery and duke it out with the mercenaries from Merryweather Security. Rack up GTA$ and RP for each kill.
Fight for possession of valuable contraband and see if you can make the drop first in this ruthless smuggler’s run.
When players see the enormous dome appear over the Los Santos skyline, they should jump into the closest ride and find their way into it before the timer starts. Then, they should stay within the dome as it begins to move and shrink, smashing and bashing rivals out. Those players who are left out of the dome for more than 7 seconds will explode.
Get strapped with a favorite piece of heavy artillery and let loose over a given time period with no wanted level in sight. Wanton destruction is rewarded with every bullet hole and blast. The player with the largest property damage bill who causes the most destruction will win.
Hold the Wheel
A Sanchez, a Golf Cart or another otherwise humble mode of transport is made into an indestructible marked vehicle. Players should take command of it and avoid all the other jackers and assailants in their session to be the one behind the driver’s seat when time runs out. Players should try and go for it solo to keep the entire GTA$ award for themselves or shrewdly partner up with a gunner to ride with you for protection and split the earnings.
Record the fastest time possible, with a new course to master every week that awards players GTA$ and RP for beating our target time or their own personal best – and a championship worthy haul if players can take down the World Record.
Compete in 19 unique Challenges against Freemode friends and foes. See who can perform the longest jump, who can drive the farthest without crashing, who can fall the longest distance without dying, who can freefall the farthest before pulling their ‘chute – and many other ways to risk your neck to try and be a top 3 finisher for GTA$ and RP rewards.
TWO NEW ADVERSARY MODES
The Freemode Events Update also includes two all-new exciting Adversary Modes:
Cross the Line: Heavily-armed squads face off across a neutral zone – with the goal of having all team members strategically penetrate their opponents territory to claim victory.
Hunting Pack: You’re part of a team tasked to deliver a priority vehicle rigged to explode if it drops below a minimum speed, while your opponents race, ram and batter to take it down.
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.
Today’s 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.
PLUS LIMITED-TIME GTA$ BONUS AND EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT UNLOCK
Players who complete any 5 of these brand new GTA Online Freemode Events between Tuesday, September 15th and Sunday, September 20th to get GTA$50,000 bonus in-game cash plus an exclusive Vapid t-shirt (awarded by Friday, September 25th).
Source: Press Release