If you've found Los Santos to be a dull place lately, good news. Rockstar confirmed today that there is a bunch of GTA V DLC coming this spring, including heists, a new content creator and a DLC pack chock full of sports cars, slick weapons and luxury condos. In short, that big baller lifestyle you've been chasing is on its way and it won't be long until you can grab your crew and go out and take it. The latest GTA V DLC news came via the Rockstar Newswire, where GTA V devs posted a hefty list of new and upcoming content for GTA Online that reads like a wishlist for fans. So if you've been bored to tears in a stale Los Santos or, like me, shelved GTA V a while ago, the time is coming to get out there and get yours. Here's the official word from Rockstar on the upcoming GTA V DLC for online heists:
Coming this spring to Grand Theft Auto Online, team up with your most trusted Crew members or with random other mercenaries in Grand Theft Auto Online to pull off cooperative Heist Missions for glory and profit. We know many in the GTA Online community have been looking forward to this update - stay tuned for much more information to come.
Unfortunately we didn't get a specific date as to when the GTA Online heists will arrive but Rockstar has until June 20 to deliver. Although I'm guessing we'll get the GTA Online heists before the E3 expo begins on June 10. After all, we're still waiting to hear about the story-based GTA V DLC, which a lot of industry types are expecting to be the best-selling DLC of all-time. The continuation of the GTa V story is going to be a big deal and I'd expect rockstar to have some news about on/around E3. GTA Online heists are too big a deal to lump into a larger announcement about story DLC so my hopes are high and my fingers are crossed that we'll get some GTa Online heists by the end of May.
Today's update wasn't all about the heists, though. Rockstar teased some pretty cool add-ons coming to GTA V including a DLC release called "The High Life Update." It will give GTA Online some much needed blinginess, and promises to deliver new vehicles, weapons and real estate. From Rockstar:
The High Life Update will allow you to expand your foothold in Los Santos with new high-end apartment options, the powerful Bullpup Rifle, new wardrobe items, the Dinka Thrust motorcycle and three new lavish cars to choose from, including the Super class Pegassi Zentorno. The High Life Update will also feature the debut of multi-property ownership in GTA Online, which means you'll be able to own two distinct properties (with garages) simultaneously. All this plus the new Mental State player statistic, which is designed to let you see just how passive or psychotically unhinged fellow players in your session really are, and a slew of new Jobs.
Now, loyal readers of idigitaltimes.com might remember that we outed these new vehicles a few weeks ago. In addition to the Zentorno (confirmed above) we reported on the discovery of the Massacro, another sleek sports car, and the return of the Huntley, a Hummer clone featured in previous GTA titles. But the news about multiple properties is very exciting, especially for players who have ballooning bank accounts and nothing to spend it on. And as for the bullpup, well, expect it to look something like this:
The final big announcement on new stuff coming to GTA Online soon is the launch of a Capture Creator. Now instead of just races and deathmatches players will be able to design their own capture missions and can set pickup locations, weaponry and a bunch of other elements to design their own creations. And, just like with the races and deathmatches, Rockstar will be perusing the fan made capture missions to label the best as "Rockstar Certified." Unlike the high Life DLC and the long-awaited GTA Online heists, the capture creator will be going live on GTA Online later this week.
Rockstar also announced a few other tweaks and changes to the GTA Online landscape. here's the rundown of what's coming in the next GTA online update:
The addition of a 'Non-Contact' option for Races. This will allow you to play standard Races with collisions disabled between player vehicles. Other players will appear as semi-transparent and you'll still be able to collide with non-player traffic, structures and other scenery, but this mode - for those who want to play it - will eliminate the "rubbing is racing" mentality that some wish to avoid.
Players will be able to call Lester and have him tell his cop buddies to turn a blind eye to any crime you may or may not be committing for a short period of time.
As a reward for players who leave feedback on Jobs, there will be some bonus RP granted every time a player likes or dislikes content after playing it.
GTA$ payouts will be increased when completing Parachute, Races, Deathmatches and LTS Jobs with less than 4 players.
As part of our ongoing commitment to target cheaters and keep the game as fair as possible, we are closing RP exploits and will be adjusting the RP totals of players who we know for certain to have gained illegitimate RP by cheating. Your RP will only be adjusted if you participated in mods, hacks, DNS redirects, manipulation of cloud files, or other similarly nefarious behavior. If you grinded short legitimate missions or otherwise gained a small amount of RP without modding, your RP should not be affected by this correction.
- We'll be fixing the issue where players who had upgraded personal vehicles prior to Title Update 1.10 were only able to sell them for $10,000.