From optical illusions to daring dogfights, the call to capture your adventures in aviation was met with truly stunning results. Thanks goes out to everyone who submitted their #SMUGGLERS Snapmatic Event entries - we're proud to present the chosen five, featuring 4 first-time-ever winners as well as one returning champion, plus outstanding honorable mentions.
#SMUGGLERS SNAPMATIC WINNERS
Congratulations to the five winning Snapmatic photographers, each earning a GTA$1,000,000 award for their Smuggler's themed endeavors.
"Cloudy With A Chance Of Conflict" by UrBaconMeCrazy
UrBaconMeCrazy's vintage-style snap sees a P-45 Nokota nimbly cutting through the dark skies above Los Santos, tearing away from an explosive battle during a Smuggler's Run Source Mission. The Nokota will be available to acquire and customize in your Hangars in the weeks ahead - stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for upcoming details.
"Ghost" by laurent.do
The Vapid Retinue pauses in a moment of calm as the looming shadow of the Mammoth Tula casts a spectral presence in laurent.do's sharp and neatly framed snap.
"In The Middle Of The Heat" by Pvt.McKain
With not one but two bogeys on his six, Pvt.McKain's Molotok looks to evade enemy fire and an explosive backlash in the heat of a blazing battle.
"Survival" by Basimatic
With the usual flawless composition and framing that we've come to expect from the talented Basimatic, this winning shot takes warfare out of the skies and into the wild. Blending in to their background with camo gear and sporting thermal Quad Lens Combat Helmets, two smugglers fight for survival in the Paleto Forest.
"Vespucci Beach" by FallenDutch
The prolific and creative FallenDutch is well known for an ability to challenge the form with innovative Snaps. Taking the scenic route during a Source Mission, FallenDutch cleverly inverts perspective at the helm of a Howard NX-25 at Del Perro Pier. Look forward to adding the Howard to your personal aerial armada in the coming weeks.
"ULTRALIGHT" by Happy-heart: Cruising through the clouds, Happy-heart's Ultralight casts a picture-perfect silhouette against the San Andreas sky.
"WWII" by SCHWIZ3R: Taken during a heated Source Mission, a P-45 Nokota engages the enemy over Mount Josiah.
"Sky High" by Natalie-Aussie: Natalie's expertly-piloted Mogul patrols a celestial sky in Blaine County.
"Pacific Ocean" by LefGosah: The amphibious Tula takes a cooling dip in the Pacific Ocean for a quiet moment of R&R.
"Starling" by --EVOLUT7ON--: Colorfully juxtaposed against a purple-hued sky, a speeding Starling swoops over Banham Canyon.
SMUGGLERS SOCIAL CLUB SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS BEING CONTACTED NOW
If you entered the Smugglers Social Club Prize Pack Sweepstakes, make sure you're checking your email (and also make sure your Social Club-linked email account is up to date and current) as we're contacting and confirming winners via email now. Peep your inbox to see if you've won an epic collection of GTAV gear, including the Black Merryweather Security Hat, Grey Merryweather Tee, Los Santos/San Andreas Tee, GTAV Gold Bar USB, Xero Inflatable Blimp, STD Contractors Tee, GTAV Pogo Keyring and stylish GTAV Chrome Zippo. Stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for more opportunities to win GTAV gear and collectibles.
Previously:#Smugglers Social Club Event: T-Shirt Unlocks, Contests and MoreGTA Online: Smuggler's Run Now Available
Strike fear into those who cross your path in GTA Online this Halloween with the LCC Sanctus Motorcycle, and restore balance to the universe in the new Lost Vs Damned Adversary Mode, plus enjoy plenty of other thrilling bonuses and treats.
NEW VEHICLE: LCC SANCTUS MOTORCYCLE
True to the spirit of Halloween, ride on wheels designed to terrorize your foes. Distinctive and deadly, the glowing red eyes of the Sanctus are certain to conjure up all that is evil and unholy.
NEW LOST VS DAMNED ADVERSARY MODE
The new Lost Vs Damned mode plays out the oft-told story of the righteous versus the vulgar, this time pitting Angels against Devils in the ultimate battle of the soul. Each match will flip between day and night for 60 seconds at a clip, with advantages including regenerated Armor and Health and improved weapon options depending on the time – day for the Angels and night for the Devils. Points are awarded for kills during the time your team is powerful, so seizing these opportunities are truly the difference between life and death.
To help you dive straight in to the depths of this new Adversary Mode, there's Double GTA$ and RP available in Lost Vs Damned today through Monday, November 7th. Fight the good (and the bad) fight while pocketing some hard-earned rewards and rep.
UNLOCKABLE IN-GAME T-SHIRTS
If you're on the lookout for new thematically-appropriate attire, the Twilight Knife and Butchery and Other Hobbies T-Shirts have got you covered. Simply log in to GTA Online through Monday, November 7th to unlock your free horror flick tees.
And if you add the Sanctus to your collection now through Monday, November 7th, you'll also unlock the Cheerleader Massacre 3 T-Shirt - a perfect, bloodied accessory to any Halloween wardrobe.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP IN SLASHER, BEAST VS SLASHER & COME OUT TO PLAY MODES
On Halloween, jump into a special Double GTA$ & RP Playlist featuring classic horror modes Slasher, Beast vs Slasher and Come Out to Play. Available on Monday, October 31st only, hit the prompt button on the GTAV launch screen to take part in the mischief and the mayhem.
On top of sinking your teeth into the fresh additions above, don't miss out on the opportunity to indulge in familiar favorites as the Lurcher Hearse and Fränken Stange return alongside a variety of spooky Masks, Facepaints, Bobbleheads and Horns – all ready to be added to your collection now through November 15th.
And, be sure to indulge in ongoing bonuses in honor of GTA Online’s three year anniversary, with a 30% off sale on select vehicles, weapons and more, as well as Premium Stunt Races through Monday, November, 7th. Click here for the full rundown of anniversary specials and bonuses.
THE OFFICIAL ROCKSTAR GAMES HALLOWEEN WEEKEND LIVE STREAM: TODAY AT 4PM ET
Tune in to the official Rockstar Games channels on Twitch and YouTube today at 4PM ET for the official Rockstar Broadcast Halloween weekend live stream. Special guests will be joining the Rockstar Broadcast team to enjoy all the grisly fun on GTA Online.
Previously:GTA Online Halloween Specials, Anniversary Bonuses, New Vehicles & More
Get all the tools you'll need to take control of your Los Santos business empire this weekend with a collection of colossal discounts and bonuses in GTA Online. Between now and Monday, October 3rd, take advantage of some pretty sweet deals, including half off Warehouses, Executive Offices and all Lester, Pegasus and Merryweather Services. Also lounge in style with new Yellow Swirl Pajamas and matching Smoking Jacket, available just by logging on. There's also discounts on Warehouse Workbench Vehicle Upgrades, select Super cars and much, much more...
HALF OFF WAREHOUSES, EXECUTIVE OFFICES PLUS 25% OFF OFFICE DÉCOR & CUSTOMIZATION & SPECIAL CARGO CRATES
Corporate startup costs can be a burden, so get a leg up this weekend with:
50% off Executive Offices - visit Dynasty 8 Executive Realty today
50% off any Warehouse - secure storage for your illicit dealings
25% off all Office Décor Customization to tailor your new HQ to your specifications
25% off Special Cargo Crates - start buying up product for your stash houses
25% off Warehouse Workbench Vehicle Upgrades - applies to the Brickade, Cuban 800, and the Tug
UNLOCKABLE YELLOW SWIRL PAJAMAS & SMOKING JACKET
Hop into GTA Online at any point between now and Monday and unlock the Yellow Swirl Pajamas and Smoking Jacket (simply log in and then head to any clothing store to collect them free). Perfect for a sophisticated evening of relaxation after a hard day's work, you'll definitely want this dapper lounge wear in your wardrobe.
25 - 50% OFF SELECT VEHICLES & AIRCRAFT
This weekend, take advantage of a range of discounts on everything from executive air travel to deals on two-wheeled beasts in preparation for the upcoming release of GTA Online: Bikers.
50% off the Benefactor Turreted Limo from Warstock Cache & Carry
25% off all Buckingham Swift and Luxor models at Elitás Travel
25% off the Annis RE-7B, Emperor ETR1 and Progen Tyrus at Legendary Motorsport
25% off ALL Motorcycles
50% OFF LESTER, MERRYWEATHER & PEGASUS SERVICES
If you're in need of a special vehicle delivery, or you have to lean on Mr. Crest and/or the fine folks at Merryweather to get yourself out of a jam, you'll get half off the usual fees this weekend.
50% off special vehicle delivery from Pegasus
50% off Lester services
50% off Merryweather services
DOUBLE RP OPPORTUNITIES
Grow your rep this weekend with Double RP in all VIP/CEO Work and Challenges, in Online Heists, and whenever you're in VIP/CEO Proximity.
PREMIUM STUNT RACE: "AFTERBURNER"
This weekend's Premium Stunt Race is a hot one. Beginning today, participate in the Bikes-locked "Afterburner" for Triple RP and a chance at hefty GTA$ payouts. To enter, head over to the yellow Premium Race Blip in Legion Square or join via the Quick Job App.
Previously:GTA Online: Further Adventures in Finance and Felony Now Available
Drop into GTA Online this week and take advantage of new bonuses and discounts, including Double GTA$ & RP in all Parachute Jobs and the Drop Zone Adversary Mode. Also this week, Warstock Cache & Carry is annihilating prices with half off its entire inventory of military and utility vehicles. Merryweather is even getting in on the action with half off their full range of services. Plus there's 25% off the Armored Kuruma and a bevy of discounts at all Ammu-Nation locations. Read on for all the particulars, including this week's new Premium Stunt Race.
DOUBLE GTA$ AND RP IN ALL PARACHUTE JUMPS AND DROP ZONE MODE
Whether you're maneuvering through checkpoints in traditional Parachuting Jumps or holding your ground in Drop Zone, free fall your way straight to the bank with Double GTA$ & RP in all variations of these two modes this week. If you want to jump straight into the action, there's a custom Double GTA$ & RP Playlist featuring both modes, which includes:
Parachuting: A Ridge Too Far | Drop Zone I | Parachuting: High Overheads | Drop Zone IV
To partake, just follow the prompt that appears on the GTAV launch screen, or enter by selecting it directly from the Rockstar Playlists in the pause menu. Or make your own Playlist by bookmarking Jobs at Social Club and then creating a Playlist in-game via the Online tab in the pause menu.
HALF OFF EVERYTHING AT WARSTOCK CACHE & CARRY
The proprietors of Warstock Cache & Carry are offering up the whole lot for 50% less all week long. If you're looking to roll in one of their many Off Road vehicles, fly the not so friendly skies in an armed Helicopter or seek and destroy in a Rhino Tank with some bank left to spare, be sure to visit the Warstock site this week.
HALF OFF ALL MERRYWEATHER SERVICES
Stuck in a jam? Get by with a little help from the paramilitary experts at Merryweather Security, who are offering 50% off all services through Thursday. Ammo Drops, Boat and Helicopter Pickups, calls to Mercenaries and more are all on markdown.
25% OFF THE ARMORED KURUMA
Hang tough in the Karin Armored Kuruma, now 25% off at Southern San Andreas Super Autos. Fast and durable, the Kuruma is perfect for quick getaways and surviving vehicular combat that would send lesser cars to the scrapyard.
AMMU-NATION SALE: 25% OFF ASSAULT RIFLES, THROWABLES, BODY ARMOR & AMMO
This week, Ammu-Nation will keep you ready for anything with a nice break on an assortment of gear. Stay protected with Body Armor, or light 'em up with any Assault Rifle and keep your weapons locked-and-loaded with Ammo - all for 25% off. Also included as part of this week's preparedness discount are all Throwables, everything from Sticky Bombs to Grenades, so you can keep your distance and still remain a viable threat.
PREMIUM STUNT RACE: THREADING THE NEEDLE
Challenge yourself in the tight and technical "Threading the Needle", this week's Premium Stunt Race in GTA Online. Locked to Motorcycles, this Race is just over 3 miles of track and will require intense focus so crack open a Sprunk and saddle up. GTA$ payouts await the top three finishers, along with Triple RP for all who enter. Head on over to the yellow Premium Race Blip in Legion Square all this week or enter via the Quick Job App to get your engines revving.
Previously:GTA Online Bonuses this Week: 50% Off All Yachts, Properties and Offices + A Double GTA$ and RP PlaylistGTA Online Sunday Drivers Week: Double GTA$ & RP Racing Playlist, 50% Off Upgrades at Benny's & More
With the dog days of August now firmly in the rear-view and certain distinctly American sporting traditions kicking off in earnest, get into a special Double GTA$ & RP GTA Online Playlist featuring three gridiron-themed Adversary Modes. Also this week in GTA Online, Docktease and Dynasty 8 are going that extra yard to get you into the luxury box lifestyle with some especially hard-hitting discounts. And for those that like to add a little extra action to their competitive racing, there's a new Premium Race featuring the popular "Downtown Loop". Read on for all this week's details.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP PLAYLIST: FEATURING RUNNING BACK, INCH BY INCH AND CROSS THE LINE
Kicking off today and running through Thursday, September 15th, earn Double GTA$ & RP in the latest Playlist featuring a trio of Adversary Modes that will have you fighting for field position in some of Los Santos’ most vaunted venues:
Running Back II
Cross the Line IV
Inch by Inch III
To jump right into the action, just hit the Adversary Mode prompt on the GTAV launch screen or enter by selecting Adversary Modes 9 from the Rockstar Playlists in the pause menu.
HALF OFF ALL YACHTS - PLUS DISCOUNTS ON CUSTOMIZATIONS
Throughout this week, Docktease is offering 50% off all Galaxy Super Yachts and all model upgrades. Before navigating your new beaut in the deep blue sea, stack her up with all the amenities as Yacht Customizations are also at a 25% discount – this includes chrome fittings, color combinations, lighting and more.
HALF OFF ALL OFFICES & PROPERTIES - PLUS DISCOUNTS ON INTERIOR DESIGN
It's a buyer's market, with tremendous savings this week compliments of Dynasty 8. This includes 50% off all Property purchases as well as 25% off High End Apartment Interiors. Meanwhile Dynasty 8 Executive is also offering steep discounts on commercial property, with 50% off all Offices and 25% discounts on all Office Interiors and Mods.
HALF OFF CARGOBOBS & VALKYRIES
You can never be too prepared – so now is as good a time as any to pick up a Cargobob or Buckingham Valkyrie – as both are half off at Warstock Cache & Carry. In the case of the Valkyrie, the Humane Labs Heist completion requirement has also temporarily been waived.
25% OFF THE BANSHEE 900R UPGRADE
The folks at Benny's Original Motor Works are also getting in on the action this week, offering 25% off the Bravado Banshee 900R Upgrade. Bring your standard model down to their Strawberry location and roll out with a customized, high-speed beast fit for competition.
PREMIUM STUNT RACE: "DOWNTOWN LOOP" IN THE BANSHEE 900R
This week's Premium Stunt Race features the popular "Downtown Loop", and is set to the Banshee 900R. True to its name with a series of loops, corkscrews and jumps set in downtown Los Santos, this Premium Stunt Race features payouts for the top 3 finishers and Triple RP for all participants. To hop right into the high-stakes action, enter via the Quick Job App or visit the yellow Premium Race blip at Legion Square.
Previously:GTA Online Sunday Drivers WeekGTA Online Freemode Week
Roll the Los Santos streets during Sunday Drivers week in GTA Online, an opportunity for all you riding low to earn Double GTA$ & RP in a special Muscle car racing Playlist now through Thursday, September 8th. In order to look fresh and remain competitive, cruise down to Strawberry where there are all kinds of discounts happening at Benny's Original Motor Works, starting with 50% off all upgrades. Additionally, there's a brand new Premium Stunt Race this week, and you can unlock the Bahama Mama's Tee just by logging in to GTA Online - read on for a complete breakdown of details.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP MIXED RACING PLAYLIST
Beginning today, jump into a custom Playlist featuring a trio of Races locked to the Muscle class, and earn Double GTA$ and RP:
Ring of Fire
Stock Market Crash
Up the Back Alley
50% OFF UPGRADES & MORE DISCOUNTS AT BENNY'S
Give yourself the edge you need in that Double GTA$ and RP Playlist and stack your Muscle with half off all Benny’s Upgrades this week. Also, look out for generously slashed prices on everything from Hydraulics to Wheels:
Benny's Upgrades - 50% Off
Hydraulics - 50% Off
Liveries - 25% Off
Neon Kits - 25% Off
Interior mods - 25% Off
Plateholders - 25% Off
Vanity Plates - 25% Off
Engine Bays - 25% Off
Air Filters - 25% Off
Bumpers - 25% Off
Fenders - 25% Off
Chassis - 25% Off
Roofs - 25% Off
Trunks - 25% Off
Wheels - 25% Off
UNLOCKABLE BAHAMA MAMA'S TEE SHIRT
Bounce around town as a human billboard with the Bahama Mamas Tee, unlockable all week long. Just by logging in, you'll get the party started right with this shirt.
PREMIUM STUNT RACE: "TRENCH II"
This week's featured Premium Stunt Race is Trench II. Set to Muscle, ride the highs and lows of this Grand Senora Desert-based track all week and earn Triple RP just for giving it a whirl. Better yet, the top three podium finishers earn GTA$100,000, GTA$30,000 and GTA$20,000 respectively. Use the Quick Job App on your in-game phone or enter the yellow Premium Race blip at Legion Square and get racing.
Previously:GTA Online Freemode Week: Double GTA$ & RP on Freemode Events and More (Aug 26 - Sept 1)Double GTA$ & RP Rockstar Stunt Races, 3 New Entourage Mode Maps, Unlockable Jumpsuit, Discounts & More (Aug 19-25)
This week in GTA Online, Freemode is the place to be for opportunities to expand your Maze Bank balance and increase your reputation. The chaotic impromptu games and challenges known as Freemode Events will be awarding Double GTA$ and RP now through Thursday, September 1st. There are also new discounts on select vehicles and vehicle mods, as well as on weapons and high end weapon finishes including gilded metal, luxury finishes and more. Plus a new Premium Race for players looking for another way to boost their bankroll.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP IN FREEMODE EVENTS
Starting today, participating in GTA Online Freemode Events will earn you Double GTA$ and RP (with the exception of Time Trials). So get ready to dive into action-packed activities and challenges from the Freemode Events Update, including everything from the wanton destruction of Criminal Damage to the smuggling of Dead Drop and everything in between.
DISCOUNTS ON SELECT VEHICLES & VEHICLE MODS
With many of the Freemode Events requiring a quick and sturdy set of wheels, don't miss out on this week’s vehicle discounts. If you're looking for a ride that will take you through the Checkpoint Challenge, why not pick up the high speed Vapid FMJ, available at a 25% discount. And with 50% off the Karin Sultan RS upgrade from Benny’s, you can zip around in this swift and durable vehicle that’s great for competing in Hot Property. Also, make sure to give your new purchases the protection they deserve with 50% off Ignition and Car Bombs during this bonus period, perfect for catching an unsuspecting enemy trying to make a getaway with your prize possession. After your cars have undoubtedly taken a licking, freshen them up with 25% off all resprays.SELECT WEAPONS & AMMO ON SALE AT AMMU-NATION
The folks at Ammu-Nation understand that you’ll need firepower if you're going to compete in trigger-happy events like King of the Castle, so they’ve lined up some healthy discounts to help give you the edge you need. Protect your neck with 50% off Body Armor and Pistols, and with SMGs and Assault Rifles at 25% off, you can hit your foes hard and not your bank account. Finally, there's no rule that says you can't assail in style, so enjoy 50% off all Luxury Weapon Finishes from the Ill-Gotten Gains and Executives and Other Criminals updates.
PREMIUM STUNT RACE: "RALLY"
For big earnings on the track, get some runs in on Rally, this week's Premium Stunt Race which like all Premium Races, pays top finishers GTA$100,000 for first, GTA$30,000 for second and GTA$20,000 for third. Set to Sports vehicles only, all competitors in this Grand Senora-based Point to Point will be awarded Triple RP. To join in this high stakes activity, simply enter the yellow Premium Race blip at Legion Square or use the Quick Job App on your iFruit.
Previously:Double GTA$ & RP Rockstar Stunt Races, 3 New Entourage Mode Maps, Unlockable Jumpsuit, Discounts & More (Aug 19 -25)Executive Protection Bonuses - Double GTA$ Modes, Half Off Exec Offices & More (Aug 12-18)
Get ready to tighten up your protection detail this week with three brand new maps for the Entourage Mode in GTA Online. Alongside Entourage IV, V and VI maps, enjoy riding the bountiful coattails of Double GTA$ and RP bonuses, as well as an abundance of discounts to keep your security detachment armed and dangerous. Read on for all this week's details.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP IN NEW ENTOURAGE MAPS PLAYLIST & ALL ENTOURAGE MAPS
Not only is there a trio of new Entourage maps for you to master, but you can do so while building both your bank balance and reputation. Today through Thursday, August 25th, there's Double GTA$ and RP on the Entourage Playlist, featuring new maps set in El Burro Heights, Paleto Bay and Pillbox Hill, all easily accessible straight from the GTAV boot screen. And if that's not enough to whet your appetite, then capitalize on Double GTA$ and RP across all Entourage maps for the entire week.
Play three new Entourage maps just released today – IV in El Burro Heights, V in Paleto Bay and VI in Pillbox Hill.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP ON ROCKSTAR-CREATED STUNT RACES
Double GTA$ and RP windfalls don't stop at Entourage, they extend to all Rockstar-Created Stunt Races as well. If you're looking to add a bit of madcap mileage to the week's mix, take on some Cunning Stunts while raking in some well-earned extra GTA$ and rep.
UNLOCKABLE RED STUNTMAN JUMPSUIT
Whatever tricks you've got lined up your sleeves for the week, make sure they're executed in style. Add the Red Stunt Jumpsuit to your must-have Stunt wardrobe by logging into GTA Online between now and Thursday, August 25th to ensure you look every inch the part.
HUGE DISCOUNTS ON SELECT VEHICLES & AMMO
With deals to do and tracks to win, don't miss the week's discounts to help you get the edge on any competition around. If you're in the market for some fresh wheels, there's a cool 25% off the Grotti X80 Proto, Dewbauchee Seven-70, Progen Tyrus and Vapid Desert Raid. For those wanting some accompanying armor on their drive, check out the HVY Insurgents at 50% off (with the Heist completion prerequisite temporarily waived). Stock up and make the most from 50% off Sniper Rifles, Miniguns, Launchers, and Ammo to ensure you’re prepared for any eventuality.
PREMIUM STUNT RACE: “PLUMMET”
Put your discounted X80 or Tyrus to good use in this week's Premium Stunt Race: Plummet, for Supercars only. As a reminder, there are cash prizes for podium finishers of all Premium Races: First place gets GTA$100,000, second gets GTA$30,000 and third past the checkered flag gets GTA$20,000. Even if you don't finish in the money, all racers are guaranteed Triple RP. To join a Premium Race, enter the yellow Premium Race blip at Legion Square or use the Quick Job App on your in-game phone and put down GTA$20k as an ante to take on seven other hopefuls.
Previously:Executive Protection Bonuses - Double GTA$ Modes, Half Off Exec Offices & More (Aug 12 -18)GTA Online Stunt Race Creator and Entourage Mode Now Available