Grand Theft Auto Online developer/publisher Rockstar has announced a glut of new information on future updates planned for this Spring and beyond.
First out the gate is a Capture Creator, which will arrive next week. The Capture Creator will allow players to create their own Capture Jobs and make them available for download by players. Players will be able to strategically place pick-ups, define weaponry, set location, and tweak other variables to make their own unique Capture Job unique.
The High Life Update will add in a whole load of new luxury apartments for players to buy; a new weapon – the Bullpup Rifle; new clothing; the Dinka Thrust motorcycle; and three new cars. In addition, the update will allow players to own multiple properties for the first time. There’s also going to be a slew of new jobs added. Lastly, the High Life update will introduce a new player statistic. The new Mental State stat will allow players to see how passive or psychotic other players in their game are.
Moving slightly further forward, Heists are to be added to the game, allowing players to team up and pull off daring robberies.
Further to these updates, a number of tweaks and balance changes have been announced by Rockstar, based on ongoing feedback and community engagement. While there’s no word on when these updates can be expected, Rockstar has said that the changes are likely to be rolled out alongside their other updates.
Detailed in the press release are the following changes:
- 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.
These are just a few of the ongoing tweaks and enhancements in the works — and as mentioned above, community members are encouraged to reach out and let us know what they’d like to see added to the world of Grand Theft Auto Online.
We reviewed the single-player element of Grand Theft Auto 5 shortly after its release last year, scoring it 9/10. In addition, we also recently looked at the state of Grand Theft Auto Online, and what’s changed since it was originally made available.