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First Impressions of The Doomsday Heist: “That Significant, Story-Driven Expansion We Were Waiting For”

Now available to play, The Doomsday Heist offers up exciting new Heist missions, a ton of new vehicles and gear, and a three-act story inside the biggest GTA Online update yet. Check out a sample of the first impressions: IGN are calling The Doomsday Heist "that significant, story-driven expansion we were waiting for…” “It has an epic and eccentric new storyline, featuring new characters, locations, vehicles – there’s even a whole new radio station.” “We played the first act of three to completion, which took roughly four hours. So to finish The Doomsday Heist in its entirety we could be looking around 12 hours – a runtime that gives most single-player games a run for their money. The Doomsday Heist may well prove to be the most significant expansion to GTA Online.” IGN were also quick to pick up how The Doomsday Heist uses the detail of Los Santos and Blaine County to deliver a wide array of epic new missions inside an the over-the-top story:  “…it’s arguably the most realistic representation of the real world you can find in a video game. GTA moves quickly beyond reality; it uses that fidelity as a launch-pad for something always much wilder and more eccentric. One of the very best moments comes when you find yourself in a Deluxo…it’s just one of those amazing, absurd moments that GTA excels at creating."  GamesRadar called The Doomsday Heist, "the culmination of everything you loved about the original heists in GTA: Online…The Doomsday Heist has a much greater sense of scale compared to previous heists too, as it incorporates several other aspects and systems from GTA: Online’s rich history to make this feel like a celebration of the community’s four year legacy."   Germany's Gameswelt labeled The Doomsday Heist “a stroke of Rockstar-typical genius" that ‘”dwarfs all other Heist content in terms of scale” "The Doomsday Heist is the pinnacle of everything we have seen and experienced in the online mode as well as in the Grand Theft Auto V single player game, and delivers new vehicles, activities, locations and the most crazy situations. All of this at the superb price of 0€, as with all previous GTA Online updates it comes out completely free of charge," said IGN Spain.   Italy's Everyeye proclaimed, "The Doomsday Heist is the epitome of truly colossal post-launch support, proof that Grand Theft Auto Online still has enormous potential, and at the same time confirms that Rockstar has managed to leave an indelible mark on the open-world multiplayer genre… ‘The Doomsday Heist is full of moments… of pure exaltation, of sincere videogame euphoria, created in a game environment that manages to still be surprising four years after its launch.’ Also, last night Frank Ocean revealed the existence of the surprise new radio station blonded Los Santos 97.8FM, arriving as part of today's release of The Doomsday Heist. Check out some features at Pitchfork, SPIN, The Fader, and Noisey that celebrate the debut of this new station - available to listen to in both GTA Online and GTAV Story Mode. Stay tuned to the Newswire for even more exciting updates coming to GTA Online.

#Doomsday Event Week

To celebrate today's release of The Doomsday Heist in GTA Online, we're giving players the opportunity to score big in more ways than one. Try your luck in the Doomsday Social Club Sweepstakes for a chance to walk away with a stockpile of GTAV gear, put your Snapmatic skills to the test in the #DOOMSDAY Snapmatic Contest and take advantage of in-game bonuses with double GTA$ on Bodyguard/Associates salaries and a wide-ranging Ammu-Nation sale running through December 18th. THE #DOOMSDAY SNAPMATIC CONTEST Whether you're exploring the ocean depths in the Stromberg or raining fire from above strapped to a fully-armed Thruster, we're challenging the GTA Online community to share their greatest Doomsday moments on Social Club in the #DOOMSDAY Snapmatic Contest. The five winning Snapmatic photographers will be awarded a cool GTA$1,000,000 for their in-game handiwork using either the iFruit camera or framing up the perfect shot with the Rockstar Editor. Valid submissions will need to be tagged with #DOOMSDAY on Social Club and submitted by Monday December 18th to be eligible. Please see the Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. AMMU-NATION SALE AND DOUBLE GTA$ SALARY FOR BODYGUARDS & ASSOCIATES Pulling off The Doomsday Heist requires a disciplined and motivated crew of morally flexible individuals. Keep team morale high with Double GTA$ Salary for Bodyguards & Associates in Freemode, now through December 18th. To keep you fully locked and loaded for all your heisting needs, take 25% off the following items at Ammu-Nation: SMGs Pistols Shotguns Sniper Rifles Machine Guns Body Armor Explosives and Throwables Luxury Finishes DOOMSDAY SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES The Doomsday Social Club Sweepstakes is offering up an impressive haul for five lucky winners, including the Camo Merryweather Security Hat, Black Merryweather Tee, Merryweather Polo, GTAV Hoodie, Black Rockstar Camo Tee, Merryweather Heat Changing Mug, GTAV Gold Bar USB, GTAV Power Magnet and GTAV Chrome Zippo. Enter at any time between now and Monday, December 18th at the Social Club Events Page. PREMIUM RACE & TIME TRIAL SCHEDULE Compete for serious GTA$ & RP with this week's Premium Stunt Race and Time Trial: Premium Stunt Race - "East Coast" (Locked to Super) Time Trial - "Up Chiliad" Launch Premium Races through the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or via the yellow corona at Legion Square. The top three finishers will earn GTA$ and you'll get Triple RP regardless of where you place. To take a shot at the Time Trial, set a waypoint to the marker on your in-game map and enter via the purple corona. Beat par time and you'll be duly rewarded with GTA$ & RP payouts. Now through December 18th. Previously:GTA Online: The Doomsday Heist Out NowP-996 Lazer and New Creator Tools Now Available in GTA Online, Plus Two Weeks of Double GTA$/RP Bonuses and Discounts

GTA Online: The Doomsday Heist Out Now

When the stakes are this high, who else can you trust to save the day but the craziest criminals ever to grace the Los Santos underworld? The risks are colossal, the enemies all but unstoppable… but the rewards are mouth-watering and a massive adrenaline spike is absolutely guaranteed. Assemble your crew for the biggest Online adventure yet, across 3 sprawling acts - The Doomsday Heist is now available to play in GTA Online. The Doomsday Scenario Billionaire entrepreneur Avon Hertz and his pet neural network Cliffford have stumbled upon evidence that nefarious outside forces are working on a plan so diabolical it could end life as we know it. Somehow, Lester Crest is tasked with assembling a team deadly enough - and crazy enough - to do what it takes to bring them down. That’s where you come in. It’s going to take some luck, some firepower and some serious teamwork to take this threat head-on, assisted by Avon’s access to the latest in lethal blue-sky tactical hardware. The Weird Turn Pro It’s time to assemble your Organization or Motorcycle Club and prepare for a new kind of war. First, one member of your crew needs to own one of the previously undisclosed IAA facilities hidden under Southern San Andreas, giving you access to the new advanced planning room where you will map out the steps to launch and complete each mission. This time, operations will run a little differently: crews of 2-4 players will now be able to work together to complete every mission. Bigger, Deadlier and More Complex than Ever Each of the three massive Heist acts that comprise the story of The Doomsday Heist involves negotiating multiple ruthless Freemode prep missions, tactical setup operations, and experimental weapons and vehicles - each ending with an over-the-top finale that brings a payoff big enough to comfortably share with your fellow crew members. Some missions may involve competition for resources with other crews in Freemode, and MC Presidents can even enlist additional club members, boosting your squad to up to 8 players to help secure your objective in these missions. A New Set of Tools If you’ve been drafted to prevent the end of the world, you better have access to the finest technology available. MKII upgrades are now available via the Mobile Operations Center or Avenger’s Weapon Workshop for the Pump Shotgun, Special Carbine, Marksman Rifle, Heavy Revolver, Bullpup Rifle and SNS Pistol. The Doomsday Heist also brings access to the ultimate in offensive weaponry: from the futuristic fury of the Khanjali tank, to the long-awaited madness of the Mammoth Thruster personal jetpack, you’ll have everything you need to bring down a small army. Speaking of small armies, purchase of the Facility includes the optional ability to have your own Strike Team on call, or an Orbital Cannon capable of immolating any patch of ground that incurs your wrath. Slow to arm and reload but devastating when deployed tactically – at the moment a gang of rivals is clustered on the same area of the map, for instance – the Orbital Cannon is less a weapon of last resort and more the ultimate revenge, served ice cold. The Avenger So you’re an aspiring criminal and you and your crew have been tasked with staving off an existential threat, but you need just the right vehicle. How about a vertical take-off, turreted, flying fortress/experimental weapons lab in the sky/death-spitting collateral damage producer that practically flies itself? The Avenger is all these things and more. Store it in your Facility, get it fitted out with a Vehicle Mod Shop, a Weapon Workshop, and a suite of ferocious weapon upgrades, and you’ll soon be wreaking a whole new level of havoc without ever having to land. Return of The Mastermind Challenge and More The Doomsday Heist offers a new set of brutal challenges, all with some serious financial payback for any teams hardcore enough to complete them. All three finale missions have Elite Challenge objectives for those in search of a seriously high bar, and for the perfectionists, the Criminal Mastermind challenges are back across all three acts of the heist for teams of 2, 3 or 4 players along with a brand new suite of Achievements and Trophies. New Vehicles, Weapon Customizations and More And we’ve barely scratched the surface – discover a fleet of new vehicles, from beastly weaponized vehicles to mercurial sports cars and more: Thruster (Warstock) Deluxo (Warstock) Stromberg (Warstock) RCV (Warstock) Chernobog (Warstock) Barrage (Warstock) Akula (Warstock) Khanjali (Warstock) Volatol (Warstock) Comet Safari (Legendary Motorsport) Ocelot Pariah (Legendary Motorsport) Coil Raiden (Legendary Motorsport) Ubermacht SC1 (Legendary Motorsport) Vapid Riata (Southern San Andreas Super Autos) Declasse Yosemite (Southern San Andreas Super Autos) The Doomsday Heist also features a trove of new clothing and personal customization options, as well as a surprise on the radio just in time for your fight to save the world. It’s all available to play now, free inside the world of GTA Online - with much more still to come.

L.A. Noire Custom Console Giveaway Series (Part 2 of 4): Win the PS4 Pro

  Part 2 in our 4-week series of custom console giveaways in honor of the recently released new versions of L.A. Noire for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and the upcoming release of L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files on the HTC Vive, is your chance to win a fully customized PS4 Pro encased in a striking, retro L.A. Noire design.  Through Thursday, December 14th at the Social Club Events page, enter the L.A. Noire Custom PS4 Pro Social Club Sweepstakes for a chance to own this unique PS4 Pro console and journey with Detective Cole Phelps through the criminal underbelly of the City of Angels. L.A. Noire for PlayStation 4 delivers the complete original game and all additional downloadable content with a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity, from enhanced lighting and clouds to new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures and more. Playing natively in 1080p for the PlayStation 4 and stunning 4K for PlayStation 4 Pro, experience the grit and grime of 1940's Los Angeles like never before. And keep an eye out here on the Newswire over the next couple of weeks for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind L.A. Noire Nintendo Switch, as well as a gaming PC & HTC Vive. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details.   Previously:The L.A. Noire Custom Consoles Giveaway SeriesL.A. Noire Now Available for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One

GTA Online: The Doomsday Heist Coming December 12 – Watch the Trailer

    A billionaire tech mogul, an idealistic intelligence agent, a socially awkward conspiracy theorist and a neurotic supercomputer have been forced into an unlikely alliance to save San Andreas from total annihilation. As apocalyptic threats mount from enemies unknown, you and your criminal crew are enlisted to un-tangle mysteries and eradicate threats spanning from the bustling streets of downtown Los Santos to the ocean floor and all the way to the inner depths of Mount Chiliad in an epic new online adventure. The Doomsday Heist is coming to Grand Theft Auto Online on December 12th.

Rockstar Logo Black Out and White Out Tees Now Available

Now in stock at the Rockstar Warehouse, the final two tees featured in our Social Club t-shirt giveaway, the Rockstar Logo Black Out Tee and Rockstar Logo White Out Tee. These monochromatic additions to the Rockstar Apparel Collection at the Warehouse will also be available for your Grand Theft Auto Online character later this month. Meanwhile, a series of desktop wallpapers, social backgrounds and avatars directly inspired by them can be found at the Rockstar Downloads page.

The L.A. Noire Custom Consoles Giveaway Series: Enter Now to Win the Xbox One X

In celebration of the recently released new versions of L.A. Noire for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the upcoming release of L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for the HTC Vive on December 15th (now available to pre-order), we’re giving away a series of unique, custom-made, exclusive L.A. Noire themed consoles to four lucky winners. The sweepstakes series begins with your chance to score the brand new Xbox One X, and over the coming weeks we'll also be giving away a custom-designed PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch and gaming PC (complete with HTC Vive), so keep an eye out here on the Newswire for the chance to win yourself a one-of-a-kind system. L.A. Noire for Xbox One delivers the complete original game and all additional downloadable content with a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity, from enhanced lighting and clouds to new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures and more. Playing natively in 1080p for the Xbox One and stunning 4K for Xbox One X, experience the grit and grime of 1940's Los Angeles like never before. Through Thursday, December 7th, enter the L.A. Noire Custom Xbox One X Social Club Sweepstakes at the Social Club Events page for the chance to win this exclusive Xbox One X console and start your investigation in to the dark, criminal underworld of L.A. Noire. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details.   Previously:L.A. Noire Now Available for Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox OneL.A. Noire Official Nintendo Switch TrailerWatch the L.A. Noire 4K Trailer

P-996 Lazer and New Creator Tools Now Available in GTA Online, Plus Two Weeks of Double GTA$/RP Bonuses and Discounts

It feels like just yesterday: boosting a hypercar and hitting the freeway north, taking the dirt ramp with enough speed to somersault 200ft over the rear fence of Fort Zancudo while dodging small arms fire to commandeer a Lazer… and often getting a 120mm shell inserted firmly up your intake for your troubles. If you've been looking for a more legitimate way to acquire the P-996 Lazer and store it along with the rest of your Hangar's squadron, or have it delivered via Pegasus Lifestyle Management, this legendary fighter jet is now available compliments of Warstock Cache & Carry. TRANSFORM RACE CREATOR & NEW PROPS NOW AVAILABLE Prepare for a whole new barrage of community generated concoctions to tackle as we've added a heap of new props and checkpoints to the Race Creator tool along with the ability to make your very own Transform Races. Keep an eye out on Social Club for brand new Jobs from the clever and talented GTA Online Creator community, making use of giant inflatable gates, colossal new Air Tubes and newly available vehicles for the Transform Race Creator like the Pegassi Oppressor. TWO WEEKS OF DOUBLE GTA$ & RP BONUSES (NOVEMBER 28TH - DECEMBER 11TH) If you hit the Black Friday sales hard last week, we've got some good news for your wallet. Starting today and running through December 11th, there's Double GTA$ & RP on a huge spread of activities in GTA Online: Transform Races - Assert your dominance across land, sea and sky with extended double payouts on all Rockstar-created Transform Races. Special Vehicle Work - From Escape Escort to Arms Embargo, Securoserv is coming through in the clutch with double rewards for all Special Vehicle missions launched from your Office laptop. Biker Contract Missions - Head over to your MC's Clubhouse and earn some extra green by taking on any of the morally-dubious tasks pinned to the meeting room wall. The less questions asked, the better. Motor Wars - Parachuting into a warzone packed with Weaponized Tampas & Half-Tracks isn't for the faint of heart, but fortune favors the bold. Stockpile - Bask in the tears of your enemies as you shoot and loot your way to success in a frantic aerial capture for up to 4 teams. Every Bullet Counts - Set your spray n' pray tactics to the side for this one. Conserve rounds and take out the opposition one by one to emerge victorious, keeping an eye out for extra ammo pickups along the way. Inch By Inch - Grab the package and rack up points for your team by reaching the opponent's end zone. Did we also mention there are guns and grenades? Because there are also guns and grenades. Running Back - The elusive Runner must go the distance and get across the end zone line with the help of their Offensive teammates while their Defensive-minded opponents must ruthlessly block, crash and pummel their way to try to stop them. Bodyguard and Associate Salaries - Climb the corporate ladder at twice the speed with Double GTA$ Salaries for those belonging to Organizations. In addition, Gunrunning Research and Manufacturing is 25% faster through December 11th as well, so you'll be able to push more product across Southern San Andreas and grab more bang for your buck while you do. CURRENT DISCOUNTS Whether you do your business from your bike saddle or the boardroom, there's plenty of discounts happening in GTA Online. Through December 11th, get 25% off the following: DYNASTY 8 EXECUTIVE Executive Offices Executive Garages (including style upgrades) MAZE BANK FORECLOSURES Bunkers Hangars Biker Clubhouses WARSTOCK CACHE & CARRY Mobile Operations Center Cabs APC (Buy It Now & Trade Price) Weaponized Tampa (Buy It Now & Trade Price) HVY Nightshark Half-Track (Buy It Now & Trade Price) Dune FAV (Buy It Now & Trade Price) Karin Technical (Buy It Now & Trade Price) Anti-Aircraft Trailer (Buy It Now & Trade Price) Buzzard Attack Chopper PREMIUM RACE & TIME TRIAL SCHEDULE Get on the fast track with upcoming Premium Races and Time Trials: November 28 – December 4 Premium Stunt Race - "Trench II" (Locked to Muscle) Time Trial - Fort Zancudo December 5 – December 11 Premium Stunt Race - "Pier Race" (Locked to Super) Time Trial – Storm Drain Launch Premium Races through the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or via the yellow corona at Legion Square. The top three finishers will earn GTA$ and you'll get Triple RP regardless of where you place. To take a shot at the Time Trial, set a waypoint to the marker on your in-game map and enter via the purple corona. Beat par time and you'll be duly rewarded with GTA$ & RP. Previously:Coil Cyclone Now Available Plus This Week's GTA Online BonusesGTA Online: P-45 Nokota Fighter Plane Plus New Dogfight Mode, Discounts and More

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