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Similar to its [[GTA IV|predecessor]], ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' will feature a multiplayer mode, dubbed '''Grand Theft Auto Online'''. Grand Theft Auto Online will be released on October 1, 2013, 14 days after the actual game.
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Grand Theft Auto Online will be a standalone multiplayer game in itself and is included on the disc of ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
 
   
==Description==
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The ties between Max Payne 3’s multiplayer and GTA 5 are interesting, as few games have offered crossover in this fashion. Rockstar’s crews – large clans that can band together and win rewards by cooperating online – can be imported between Max Payne 3 and GTA 5, giving us a taste of what to expect from Rockstar’s return to San Andreas.
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<p style="margin-bottom:0cm;"><span style="font-style:normal">Bewsher sheds light on the crew system, “Well, there are going to be two types of Crews private crews that you and your friends can create and customise to your liking, and Rockstar-created crews that are open to everyone."</span> <span style="font-style:normal">"Private crews hold up to 250 members and public crews are unlimited, so thousands of people can join the same crew and start reaping the benefits.”</span></p>
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Similar to its [[Grand Theft Auto IV|predecessor]], ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' features a multiplayer mode, dubbed '''''Grand Theft Auto Online'''''. Grand Theft Auto Online was released on October 1, 2013, 14 days after the actual [[GTA V| game]]. Although it is playable only with a ''Grand Theft Auto V'' disc, ''Grand Theft Auto Online'' is considered a stand-alone title by [[Rockstar Games]] and is treated as such by the developer. It will be available in the fall release on PS4, Xbox One & PC. It is unknown if it will be released after the release for GTA V on next gen consoles like it was for PS3 & Xbox 360. 
   
<p style="margin-bottom:0cm;">“ <span style="font-style:normal">There are also a range of in-game rewards and mechanics that impact crew cooperation”, Bewsher continues, “such as HUD identifiers, customisable emblems on in-game equipment for opponents to see, dedicated crew assist-style awards and the Crew feud mechanic to name a few. This last one creates automatic feuds between different crews, to see which is the meanest.”</span></p>
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==Description==
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'''Grand Theft Auto Online''', more commonly known as '''GTA Online''', consists of 16 player (30 player on next-gen consoles) open world sessions based in the same map as [[GTA V]]. Players may travel around and interact with the map at will and can take part in many gameplay activities, including assaults on local gangs, robbing armored trucks, and challenging other players to [[Impromptu Races]]. Several of these open world activities are unique to the multiplayer mode of the game, while others are shared with GTA V. Players can also purchase property, vehicles, clothing, aircraft, masks and weapons for their character.
   
<p style="margin-bottom:0cm;"><span style="font-style:normal">The concept is intriguing, lending social interaction and genuine cooperation to the arena shooter format where similar games would have you running and gunning as a lone wolf. Once again, Max Payne 3 demands teamwork. </span> <span style="font-style:normal">Reconfirming cross compatibility, Bewsher adds, “You may have read recently that we also announced that crews created in Max Payne 3, and any feuds you have going with other crews will be fully transferable into Grand Theft Auto 5 and beyond.”</span></p>
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Aside from the free roam aspect, GTA Online also includes several localized, more traditional multiplayer game modes known as [[Jobs in GTA Online|Jobs]] that are played in separate sessions independent from the larger open world; players partaking in these jobs will not be visible to and cannot interact with players occupying the open world, even if they inhabit the same location at the same time. These jobs include deathmatches, races, sports activities and horde-like survival games. Lastly, players can also undertake co-operative missions for various crime boss characters, most of whom also make appearances in GTA V's story. The number of players involved and the size of the area available to them in these game modes varies depending on the activity and mode itself.
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As players progress and increase the rank of their character, more items and jobs will be unlocked for them to purchase and play. Also included in GTA Online is the [[Content Creator]], a development tool that allows players to create and publish their own races, deathmatches, and other competitive gamemodes.
   
 
==Game Modes==
 
==Game Modes==
 
*[[Free Mode]]
 
*[[Free Mode]]
*[[Passive Mode]]
 
 
*[[Deathmatch]]
 
*[[Deathmatch]]
*[[Race]]
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*[[Races in Grand Theft Auto Online|Race]]
*[[Heists]]
 
 
*[[Rally]]
 
*[[Rally]]
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*[[Capture]]
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*[[Survival]]
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*[[Hold]]
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*[[Contend]]
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*[[Raid]]
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*[[Parachuting]]
   
 
==Gameplay==
 
==Gameplay==
The gameplay options in GTA Online are limitless. It is believed that the player begins multiplayer by being dropped off from a plane, as there is an [[Achievements in GTA V|achievement]] that has a picture of a plane and says "Complete the Introduction". The achievement is also called "Off the Plane".
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===Introduction and Tutorial===
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When players first select to play GTA Online they are taken through a character creation stage where they can modify their character's appearance and basic characteristics. The game then begins with the player's newly created character arriving at [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] aboard a commercial flight. Upon leaving the airport, the player is met by [[Lamar Davis]], who drives the player into the city.
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Lamar serves as a guide through the initial tutorial portion of the game, introducing the player to the basic gameplay mechanics of the Online world. After completing a street race and taking part in a brief mission - disrupting a drug deal - Lamar introduces the player character to [[Gerald]], the first of GTA Online's mission-giving bosses. At this point, players are granted access to the entire [[San Andreas (HD Universe)|San Andreas]] map, and are immediately tasked by Lamar with purchasing some new clothing, and then holding up a convenience store. With these tasks completed, the player is contacted by [[Simeon Yetarian]], who guides the player through the process of stealing a car and turning it into a personal vehicle (by fitting it with a tracker and purchasing insurance at a [[Los Santos Customs]] mod shop, both of which are free on this occasion). Following the completion of these mandatory activities, the player is introduced to one more job, an LTS, after which the tutorial is complete and players are free to explore the Online map as they wish.
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===General===
 
===General===
Unlike in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|GTA IV's Multiplayer]], pretty much everything in single player [[GTA V]] will be available in multiplayer. This means you could go to [[Cluckin' Bell]] in multiplayer with friends and buy a piece of chicken, whereas in [[GTA IV]], the store would have been empty.
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Completing virtually any activity in GTA Online rewards players with both [[Money|money]], used for in-game purchases, and [[Reputation|Reputation Points]] (RP). As players gain RP and increase their [[Rank|rank]], new items such as weapons, hair styles, clothes and vehicle mods will be unlocked for purchase, while new missions and jobs, such as [[Parachuting]], will become available to play. Many high rank missions offer far greater monetary and RP rewards than low rank missions. At higher ranks additional gameplay abilities will also become available through contacts on the player's [[Mobile Phone|mobile phone]], such as asking [[Lester Crest]] to remove a wanted level, set a [[Bounties|bountie]] on other players or calling [[Merryweather]] to conduct an airstrike.
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Jobs in GTA Online can either be accessed from the open world, in the form of a highlighted marker that the player simply walks into to activate the corresponding job, or selected through a list in the pause menu. Players can either host the jobs themselves, in many cases allowing them to modify the parameters for the session, or simply elect to join a job already in progress. The player may also receive invites from friends and other players via their phone. During almost any game mode, players can bet on themselves or other players in order to gain bigger payouts at the end of the job.
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Although several activities from GTA V are available Online, such as purchasing clothing and sports, there are numerous differences in the gameplay mechanics involved. For instance, [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|police]] will never attempt to arrest the player Online, instead shooting to kill even at one star wanted levels. The severity of wanted levels changes depending on the players' actions, with an automatic three star wanted level for killing a police officer, or a four star wanted level for trespassing at [[Fort Zancudo]], where [[Rhino|tanks]] and [[P-996 Lazer|fighter jets]] will be scrambled.
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Many of the characters featured in GTA V re-appear in Online in the form of mission-giving bosses, with the notable exception of [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] and [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]] (although [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] ''does'' appear in such a role). Several other boss characters are unique to Online, such as [[Gerald]]. Chronologically, GTA Online is set before the events of the single player game; for example, [[Martin Madrazo]] is often found at his [[Martin Madrazo's mansion|house]] in [[Vinewood Hills]], which is destroyed early in GTA V by Michael, while Trevor is still based solely in [[Sandy Shores]]. Conversely, the player character in GTA Online is briefly mentioned by Lester at the start of the mission [[Casing the Jewel Store]] in GTA V, although he dismisses them as "too unpredictable".
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If a player is seen to be creating a [[Mental State|negative effect]] on the Online world they can acrue Bad Sport points. When enough of these are awarded the player will be moved into a separate pool of players all of which have been deemed Bad Sports. The player will also be given a dunce hat and will be unable to play with other non-bad sport players for a certain time. Players can be given these points by destroying other players personal vehicles as well as quiting or being kicked out of jobs.
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===Character===
 
===Character===
In GTA Online, the players character can be customized much more than it could in [[Multiplayer in GTA IV|GTA IV's multiplayer]]. Now, the player can buy their clothes from clothing stores around [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] using the money they earn from killing other players and from completing missions such as [[Heists]]. They can also buy [[tattoos]], [[Haircut]]s and piercings. Also, if the player has the Collectors Edition of the game, they can choose to be additional characters which were featured in [[Characters in GTA IV|GTA IV]]. The only characters known to be featured in the edition are [[Niko Bellic]] and his [[Niko Bellic's Son|son]], who's name is not currently known.<ref>[http://www.oxm.co.uk/61115/gta-5-collectors-edition-lets-you-play-as-the-son-of-gta-4s-niko-bellic/]</ref>You will also be able to play as [[Claude]] and [[Misty]] from [[GTA III]] to use as parent genes. Players can also customize their character using genes. What happens is you put in your parents heritage, then choose who's genes are most dominant. Additionally, you'll customize your characters daily activities - everything from family time to illegal activities, then from sports to being a couch potato. All this will have an impact on your characters appearence and skills.
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In GTA Online, players create their own customized [[GTA Online Protagonist|characters]] through the use of a character creation tool. Unlike many other games where players can create their own character, physical appearance is not user-defined, but derived from the pre-set parent and grandparent characters that players choose. With the Collectors Edition of the game, several bonus characters from other Rockstar titles make 'cameo' appearances as possible parents in the character creation tool — [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] protagonist [[Niko Bellic]] can be selected as a parent, along with [[Claude]] and [[Misty]] from [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]. Furthermore, if the player has a [[Rockstar Social Club]] account, [[John Marston]], the protagonist from Rockstar-made Red Dead Redemption, becomes a potential father option.
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Once confirmed, the player's appearance cannot be modified, although characters can be further customized in-game by purchasing clothing, [[Tattoos|tattoos]], [[Haircut|haircuts]] and masks from shops around [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]]; such items can be continually changed or removed as many times as the player desires. As well as appearance, players can also select their character's typical daily activities, which will affect his/her initial skills. Players can currently create two characters (three other character slots are locked and cannot be accessed at this time) if they so choose, and any money stored in a bank account will be shared across all characters (although money in the character's pocket and RP do not carry over). 
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When speaking into a microphone, the players character's mouth will move. However, they are generally regarded as mute by non-playable characters. For instance, Trevor often refers to the player as, "My favourite mute." Based on a quote from [[Brucie Kibbutz]], it is implied that if the player calls someone then exits the call, he/she doesn't say anything, but rather simply breathes heavily into the phone.
   
 
===Money & Life===
 
===Money & Life===
Like in single player, the main aim is to get as much money as possible. The number of things money can be spent on are endless, as Rockstar continues updating the game all the time. The player can buy things such as apartments, garages and helipads, character customization options, such as tattoos, haircuts and clothes, and much, much more.
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''See also: [[Safehouses in GTA Online]]''
   
When a player purchases an apartment, they can invite other players to come and visit them. When another player comes to visit, they will use a door bell, which will be heard by the player who owns the apartment. The player can then choose whether or not to let them in. The player can also use CCTV on their TV to check who is actually outside.
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Money along with RP is the core basis for the GTA Online economy. Players can purchase almost any item in game including apartments, garages, clothes, cars, aircraft and more. With regular updates to Online these options will continue to change and evolve over time. Money is also required to launch jobs.
   
As well as CCTV on the television, the player can also watch TV shows and interview. An extraordinary new feature is the ability for the player to watch other players being chased and attacked by police, via the camera attached to [[Police Maverick]]s. Whilst the helicopters are chasing a player, their camera will be filming the whole thing. The player then tunes into the chase on their television and enjoys.
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Money is earned through most activities in the game: Performing missions, convenience store robberies, selling cars, surviving/killing bounties, and more - with Heists soon to be added. Rockstar also offers players to options to purchase in game cash via their store using real life money.
   
Players can then also have garages and helipads. These are to store their vehicles and aircraft that they have found, bought, or earned. Once the player has some vehicles, they can use them to compete in races, or just to show off. Customized vehicles can also be stored in the garages and helipads.
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Using their cash players can purchase garages and apartments that allows players to store purchased vehicles. These cars known as personal vehicles can then be used in [[Free Mode]], race modes and in missions. Although the player is able to steal cars and turn them into personal vehicles, high end vehicles must be purchased through [[Legendary Motorsport]] website.
   
===Missions & Events===
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Properties come in four classes - Garages, ranging from $25k-$100k+, Low-end apartments, ranging from $80k-$120k, Mid-range apartments, varying from $125,000-$150,000, and High-end apartments, ranging from $205k-$400k. High-end apartments include a 10-car garage, the most expensive apartment is the Eclipse Towers Apartment 31 at $400,000, although it is worth noting that all $205k+ apartments have the same interior, and it is the view and location that add the most value. Rockstar has since added $400,000-$500,000 apartments, all of which have a redesigned interior.
Leslie Benzies, Rockstar Games' director, says there will be around 700 missions in GTA Online and that Rockstar will be constantly renewing about 500 of these to keep GTA Online fresh, long after gamers have worked their way through GTA V. He also said that these missions can be encountered in many ways, including stumbling on them on the map, calling or receiving a phone call from an NPC, or choosing one of the menu.
 
   
Races can be entered as game modes. The player can compete using vehicles from their own garages and helipads/airfields. They can also create their own race tracks, using the [[Content Creator]].
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===Crews===
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The game implements the Rockstar Social Club's [[Crews|crew system]] with two types of crews. Private crews are mainly aimed at a group of friends or associates to play online together and can hold as many as 1,000 people. Public crews are much larger and can have unlimited members. The use of crews and teamwork is heavily encouraged by Rockstar, as the player receives more money in races depending on how many players are in the game, also, the player receives a 10% bonus to RP for playing with friends and 20% for playing with crew members. On top of this, many missions (particularly from [[Lester Crest|Lester]] and [[Martin Madrazo|Martin]]) involve the use of teamwork to succeed. The crew system in GTA Online also encourages customization and personalization, with the addition of crew emblems that can be placed on vehicles and crew colors.
   
Like in single player, the player can perform heists, with friends. Heists will be a bit bigger than they are in single player, one that is known of containing around 20 steps. The one that is known of is where the player must steal a [[Titan]] being guarded by a group known as the [[Merryweather]].
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===Jobs===
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{{Main|Jobs in GTA Online}}
   
The players then steal the plane, take off, and escape. Like in single player, players have stats such as Driving, flying and shooting, which can be used by players to pick other players to use in heists.
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There are approximately 500 jobs in GTA Online and that is updated along with title updates such as the [[Beach Bum]] or [[The Business Update]] packs. Jobs can be encountered in many ways, including stumbling on them on the map, calling or receiving a phone call from an NPC, or choosing one of the menu. Races can be entered with modded personal vehicles. They can also create their own race tracks and deathmatches using the [[Content Creator]].
   
After missions where you've a good old blood bath, you can wash the blood off yourself in the shower in your apartment.
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Missions are received from various characters most of which are present in [[GTA V]]. [[Trevor Philips]] is the only of the three central characters to appear in Online however [[Lester]], [[Martin Madrazo]],[[ Lamar Davis]] and [[Ron]] also make appearances.
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In mission lobbies you can scroll through a list of players in the current lobby, or invite friends to join. While scrolling, a menu shows up showcasing the highlighted players Driving, Shooting, Flying, Sneaking, and Stamina skills.
   
 
===Vehicles===
 
===Vehicles===
Many new things can be done with vehicles in GTA Online. The only things known so far are that cars can be locked to prevent them being stolen, and the player can also buy car insurance just in case their car is stolen, destroyed, or lost.
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Many new things can be done with vehicles in GTA Online. As stated before, cars can be locked to prevent them being stolen, and the player can also buy car insurance just in case their car is stolen during free roam, destroyed, or lost. Once a player has insurance, the car can get destroyed an infinite number of times without ever needing to renew the insurance. 
   
 
===Social Club===
 
===Social Club===
[[File:GTA_Online-Crew_Hierarchy.jpg|thumb|372px]]Like in Max Payne 3, players can form Crews using the Rockstar Games Social Club. Players can be in up to 4 Crews at one time. Crews can perform [[Heists]] and other activities together. When players form Crews in GTA Online, there will be an all new Hierarchy system to tell others who ranks where.
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[[File:GTA_Online-Crew_Hierarchy.jpg|thumb|250px]]Like in Max Payne 3, players can form Crews using the Rockstar Games Social Club. As a reward for signing up to the Social Club, you can go to the [[Ammu-Nation]], go to buy a weapon, go to the right side of the wall and a free [[Sawn-off Shotgun|Sawed-off Shotgun]] will be available to acquire, also if you access [[Legendary Motorsport]] you can buy the [[Elegy RH8]] from the website for free. Players can be in up to 5 crews at one time and perform Heists and other activities together. When players form Crews in GTA Online they can be identified via the crew colour, which would cover half of the outside of their white marker, there is a new Hierarchy system to set ranks amongst players. 
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==Downloadable Content (DLC)==
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*''[[Beach Bum Content Update]]'' — Content update containing two new weapons (the [[Broken Bottle]] and the [[SNS Pistol]]), three new cars (the [[BF]] [[Bifta]], the [[Canis]] [[Kalahari]] and the [[Bravado]] [[Paradise]]) and a boat (the [[Pegassi]] [[Speeder (boat)|Speeder]]), as well as additional beach-themed clothing, tattoos, hairstyles and jobs. The weapons and vehicles are also available in GTA V's story mode. The update was released on November 19th, 2013.
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*''[[Content Creator]]'' — Content update introducing a job editor, allowing players to create their own deathmatches and races. The update was released on December 10th, 2013.
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*''[[Holiday Gifts]]'' — Time-limited content with a Christmas theme, including Christmas-themed clothing. Snowfall was also present across San Andreas on Christmas Day. All content from this update was removed when the update period expired.
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*''[[Valentine's Day Massacre Special]]'' — Time-limited content with a classic gangster theme, including a new weapon (the [[Gusenberg Sweeper]]) and a new car (the [[Albany]] [[Roosevelt]]), as well as additional gangster-themed clothing, hairstyles and actions. The weapon and vehicle were also available in GTA V's story mode. Content became unavailable when the update period expired, but is still available to those who purchased it before this. The update was released on February 13th, 2014.
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*''[[The Business Update]]'' — Content update containing two new weapons (the [[Heavy Pistol]] and the [[Special Carbine]]), three new cars (the [[Albany]] [[Alpha]], the [[Dinka]] [[Jester]] and the [[Grotti]] [[Turismo R]]) and a new plane (the [[Buckingham]] [[Vestra]]), as well as additional formal clothing, hairstyles and tattoos. The weapons and vehicles are also available in GTA V's story mode. The update was released on March 4th, 2014.
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*''[[Capture]]'' — Content update introducing GTA's take on the classic Capture the Flag mode.
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*''[[The High Life Update]] ''— Content update containing a new weapon (the [[Bullpup Rifle]]), three new cars (the [[Enus]] [[Huntley S]], the [[Dewbauchee]] [[Massacro]] and the [[Pegassi]] [[Zentorno]]) and a new motorcycle (the [[Dinka]] [[Thrust]]), as well as additional high-end clothing, apartments, jobs and contact missions. Players will also have the ability to own two properties simultaneously. The weapons and vehicles are also available in GTA V's story mode. The update was released on May 13th, 2014.
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*''[[I'm Not a Hipster Update]]'' — Content update containing two new weapons (the [[Vintage Pistol]] and the [[Antique Cavalry Dagger]]), seven new cars (the [[Lampadati]] [[Pigalle]], the [[Vapid]] [[Blade (car)|Blade]], the [[Declasse]] [[Rhapsody]], the [[Vulcar]] [[Warrener]], the [[Benefactor]] [[Glendale]], the [[Benefactor]] [[Panto]] and the [[Benefactor]] [[Dubsta 6x6]]), 12 new jobs and a host of other adjustments, game tuning and exploit fixes. The update was released on June 17th, 2014.
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*''[[Independence Day Special]]'' — Time-limited content with a July 4th theme, including two new weapons (the [[Musket]] and the [[Firework Launcher]]), a new vehicle (the [[Vapid]] [[The Liberator|Liberator]]) and a new motorcycle (the [[Western Motorcycle Company|Western]] [[Sovereign]]), as well as additional USA-themed clothing, hairstyle, face-paint and rural safehouses. The weapons and vehicles are also available in GTA V's story mode. Content became unavailable when the update period expired, but is still available to those who purchased it before this. The update was released on July 1st, 2014.
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*''[[The San Andreas Flight School Update]]'' — Content update containing a new car (the [[Invetero]] [[Coquette Classic]]), a new helicopter (the [[Buckingham]] [[Swift]]) and two new planes (the [[Western Company]] [[Besra]] and the Buckingham [[Miljet]]). The update also introduces the [[Flight School]] to GTA Online and adds new patriotic parachutes based on the flags of various countries. The ability to buy a second, reserve parachute has been added. Payouts from contact missions were reduced. The update was released on August 19th, 2014.
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*''[[The Last Team Standing Update]]'' — Content update containing two new weapons (the [[Marksman Rifle]] and the [[Heavy Shotgun]]), one new car (the [[Lampadati]] [[Furore GT]]) and two new motorcycles (the [[Shitzu]] [[Hakuchou]] and the [[Liberty City Cycles]] [[Innovation]]), as well as new clothing and jobs. [[Last Team Standing]] mode was also added to the Content Creator. The update was released on October 2nd, 2014.
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==Reception==
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''Grand Theft Auto Online'' received mixed-to-positive critical reception. The game currently holds 77/100 on Metacritic, based on seven reviews<ref>http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/grand-theft-auto-online/critic-reviews</ref>, and 76-78/100 on GameRankings based on four reviews as well. <ref>http://www.gamerankings.com/xbox360/733724-grand-theft-auto-online/index.html</ref> Most critics so far have praised the game for its potential, but criticized its technical problems and limited early content.
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GRYOnline.pl awarded ''Online'' with a positive 7.5/10, declaring that "the fun is tremendous", but saying that the game's potential is "not fully realized".<ref>http://www.gry-online.pl/S020.asp?ID=9297</ref> GameSpot's Carolyn Petit gave ''Online'' a 7/10, praising the freedom, but criticizing the game's technical problems, concluding "the unpredictable human element is both an asset and a liability, and the technical problems that have plagued it are far too significant to be ignored. But when it clicks, as it often does, there's nothing quite like GTA Online".<ref>http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/grand-theft-auto-online-review/1900-6415473/</ref> Destructoid's Chris Carter also gave the game a 7/10, calling it "one most fun online games [he has] ever played", while criticizing the game's messy launch and glitches. Carter concluded that "one day GTA Online will reach its true potential with a massive map creation tool and more playable content than pretty much every genre outside of MMOs -- of this [he has] no doubt, given how deep Rockstar's coffers are. But for now, it's best to tread lightly until all of the kinks are worked out."<ref>http://www.destructoid.com/review-grand-theft-auto-online-262832.phtml</ref>
   
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Multiplayer will hold 16 people on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.<!--{{Fact}} begin-->{{fix
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*Despite only being available with retail copies of Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online is considered a separate game by Rockstar.
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*In the intro when the player is on the plane arriving in Los Santos, other players' characters can be seen in the plane as well.
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*Although GTA Online takes place before the events of [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]], some Internet pages mention events that happen during the story, and the [[Fame or Shame]] finale can be seen on TV. The ''[[Meltdown (film)|Meltdown]]'' film can be also be viewed in some theaters as well. This is a developer oversight.
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*Bonus rewards are given, such as free weapons, double RP and achievements, if you are linked to [http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/ Rockstar's Social Club].
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*High-end cars that have a retail value over $100,000 can be stolen and driven in-game but cannot be made into Personal Vehicles, nor can they be sold or modified at [[Los Santos Customs]]. If players wish to own and modify such a car, they must first purchase it legitimately from the various websites in the game.
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*Since [[The High Life Update]], players are able to own up to two properties.
*Crews from ''Max Payne 3'' will carry over to [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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*If the player remains idle for fifteen minutes they will be kicked from the online session. An on-screen message after two minutes of inactivity will warn players of this.  The timer will beep for the final 10 seconds before you are kicked.
*Grand Theft Auto V will have multiplayer features linked to Rockstar's Social Club.
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*When in [[Passive Mode]]:
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**You can still be run over by players, and players can kill you if you are in a car, because you can run them over even if you're in Passive Mode.
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**You cannot pick a fight with the cops. If the cops somehow chase you in Passive Mode, you cannot take a weapon to kill them and escape.
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**You cannot take out any weapon, nor participate in a fist fight.
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***As of patch 1.10, however, the player who kills another player in Passive Mode will now have to pay their "hospital fee." This fee is usually only a small charge such as $50. Hospital fees also exist in singleplayer although the fee is 100x larger.
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***Paying other players' hospital fees is similar to how the player has to pay larger fees if another protagonist or family member is killed in singleplayer.
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*After the player robs a store in GTA Online, the store is closed for a fair amount of time. This takes effect on all players in the session. The store doors will lock as soon as the last player exits the store.
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**Also, when the player sees someone else running out of the store right after they robbed it, the player can kill the player and take the bag. This, however, gets the police on their tail. The police will not go after the other robber, because they don't have the money that actually belongs to the store.
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Grand Theft Auto Online
Artwork-GTA Online
DevelopersRockstar North
PublishersRockstar Games
Release dates

PS3
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PC
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PS4
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Xbox One
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PlatformPlayStation 3
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PlayStation 4
EngineRAGE
ProtagonistsGTA Online Protagonist
LocationLos Santos

Blaine County

Setting2013
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Quotation Grand Theft Auto Online Main Theme (Neon Indian - Change of Coasts) QuotationReverse

Similar to its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto V features a multiplayer mode, dubbed Grand Theft Auto Online. Grand Theft Auto Online was released on October 1, 2013, 14 days after the actual game. Although it is playable only with a Grand Theft Auto V disc, Grand Theft Auto Online is considered a stand-alone title by Rockstar Games and is treated as such by the developer. It will be available in the fall release on PS4, Xbox One & PC. It is unknown if it will be released after the release for GTA V on next gen consoles like it was for PS3 & Xbox 360. 

DescriptionEdit

Grand Theft Auto Online, more commonly known as GTA Online, consists of 16 player (30 player on next-gen consoles) open world sessions based in the same map as GTA V. Players may travel around and interact with the map at will and can take part in many gameplay activities, including assaults on local gangs, robbing armored trucks, and challenging other players to Impromptu Races. Several of these open world activities are unique to the multiplayer mode of the game, while others are shared with GTA V. Players can also purchase property, vehicles, clothing, aircraft, masks and weapons for their character.

Aside from the free roam aspect, GTA Online also includes several localized, more traditional multiplayer game modes known as Jobs that are played in separate sessions independent from the larger open world; players partaking in these jobs will not be visible to and cannot interact with players occupying the open world, even if they inhabit the same location at the same time. These jobs include deathmatches, races, sports activities and horde-like survival games. Lastly, players can also undertake co-operative missions for various crime boss characters, most of whom also make appearances in GTA V's story. The number of players involved and the size of the area available to them in these game modes varies depending on the activity and mode itself.

As players progress and increase the rank of their character, more items and jobs will be unlocked for them to purchase and play. Also included in GTA Online is the Content Creator, a development tool that allows players to create and publish their own races, deathmatches, and other competitive gamemodes.

Game ModesEdit

GameplayEdit

Introduction and TutorialEdit

When players first select to play GTA Online they are taken through a character creation stage where they can modify their character's appearance and basic characteristics. The game then begins with the player's newly created character arriving at Los Santos International Airport aboard a commercial flight. Upon leaving the airport, the player is met by Lamar Davis, who drives the player into the city.

Lamar serves as a guide through the initial tutorial portion of the game, introducing the player to the basic gameplay mechanics of the Online world. After completing a street race and taking part in a brief mission - disrupting a drug deal - Lamar introduces the player character to Gerald, the first of GTA Online's mission-giving bosses. At this point, players are granted access to the entire San Andreas map, and are immediately tasked by Lamar with purchasing some new clothing, and then holding up a convenience store. With these tasks completed, the player is contacted by Simeon Yetarian, who guides the player through the process of stealing a car and turning it into a personal vehicle (by fitting it with a tracker and purchasing insurance at a Los Santos Customs mod shop, both of which are free on this occasion). Following the completion of these mandatory activities, the player is introduced to one more job, an LTS, after which the tutorial is complete and players are free to explore the Online map as they wish.

GeneralEdit

Completing virtually any activity in GTA Online rewards players with both money, used for in-game purchases, and Reputation Points (RP). As players gain RP and increase their rank, new items such as weapons, hair styles, clothes and vehicle mods will be unlocked for purchase, while new missions and jobs, such as Parachuting, will become available to play. Many high rank missions offer far greater monetary and RP rewards than low rank missions. At higher ranks additional gameplay abilities will also become available through contacts on the player's mobile phone, such as asking Lester Crest to remove a wanted level, set a bountie on other players or calling Merryweather to conduct an airstrike.

Jobs in GTA Online can either be accessed from the open world, in the form of a highlighted marker that the player simply walks into to activate the corresponding job, or selected through a list in the pause menu. Players can either host the jobs themselves, in many cases allowing them to modify the parameters for the session, or simply elect to join a job already in progress. The player may also receive invites from friends and other players via their phone. During almost any game mode, players can bet on themselves or other players in order to gain bigger payouts at the end of the job.

Although several activities from GTA V are available Online, such as purchasing clothing and sports, there are numerous differences in the gameplay mechanics involved. For instance, police will never attempt to arrest the player Online, instead shooting to kill even at one star wanted levels. The severity of wanted levels changes depending on the players' actions, with an automatic three star wanted level for killing a police officer, or a four star wanted level for trespassing at Fort Zancudo, where tanks and fighter jets will be scrambled.

Many of the characters featured in GTA V re-appear in Online in the form of mission-giving bosses, with the notable exception of Michael and Franklin (although Trevor does appear in such a role). Several other boss characters are unique to Online, such as Gerald. Chronologically, GTA Online is set before the events of the single player game; for example, Martin Madrazo is often found at his house in Vinewood Hills, which is destroyed early in GTA V by Michael, while Trevor is still based solely in Sandy Shores. Conversely, the player character in GTA Online is briefly mentioned by Lester at the start of the mission Casing the Jewel Store in GTA V, although he dismisses them as "too unpredictable".

If a player is seen to be creating a negative effect on the Online world they can acrue Bad Sport points. When enough of these are awarded the player will be moved into a separate pool of players all of which have been deemed Bad Sports. The player will also be given a dunce hat and will be unable to play with other non-bad sport players for a certain time. Players can be given these points by destroying other players personal vehicles as well as quiting or being kicked out of jobs.

CharacterEdit

In GTA Online, players create their own customized characters through the use of a character creation tool. Unlike many other games where players can create their own character, physical appearance is not user-defined, but derived from the pre-set parent and grandparent characters that players choose. With the Collectors Edition of the game, several bonus characters from other Rockstar titles make 'cameo' appearances as possible parents in the character creation tool — GTA IV protagonist Niko Bellic can be selected as a parent, along with Claude and Misty from GTA III. Furthermore, if the player has a Rockstar Social Club account, John Marston, the protagonist from Rockstar-made Red Dead Redemption, becomes a potential father option.

Once confirmed, the player's appearance cannot be modified, although characters can be further customized in-game by purchasing clothing, tattoos, haircuts and masks from shops around Los Santos; such items can be continually changed or removed as many times as the player desires. As well as appearance, players can also select their character's typical daily activities, which will affect his/her initial skills. Players can currently create two characters (three other character slots are locked and cannot be accessed at this time) if they so choose, and any money stored in a bank account will be shared across all characters (although money in the character's pocket and RP do not carry over). 

When speaking into a microphone, the players character's mouth will move. However, they are generally regarded as mute by non-playable characters. For instance, Trevor often refers to the player as, "My favourite mute." Based on a quote from Brucie Kibbutz, it is implied that if the player calls someone then exits the call, he/she doesn't say anything, but rather simply breathes heavily into the phone.

Money & LifeEdit

See also: Safehouses in GTA Online

Money along with RP is the core basis for the GTA Online economy. Players can purchase almost any item in game including apartments, garages, clothes, cars, aircraft and more. With regular updates to Online these options will continue to change and evolve over time. Money is also required to launch jobs.

Money is earned through most activities in the game: Performing missions, convenience store robberies, selling cars, surviving/killing bounties, and more - with Heists soon to be added. Rockstar also offers players to options to purchase in game cash via their store using real life money.

Using their cash players can purchase garages and apartments that allows players to store purchased vehicles. These cars known as personal vehicles can then be used in Free Mode, race modes and in missions. Although the player is able to steal cars and turn them into personal vehicles, high end vehicles must be purchased through Legendary Motorsport website.

Properties come in four classes - Garages, ranging from $25k-$100k+, Low-end apartments, ranging from $80k-$120k, Mid-range apartments, varying from $125,000-$150,000, and High-end apartments, ranging from $205k-$400k. High-end apartments include a 10-car garage, the most expensive apartment is the Eclipse Towers Apartment 31 at $400,000, although it is worth noting that all $205k+ apartments have the same interior, and it is the view and location that add the most value. Rockstar has since added $400,000-$500,000 apartments, all of which have a redesigned interior.

CrewsEdit

The game implements the Rockstar Social Club's crew system with two types of crews. Private crews are mainly aimed at a group of friends or associates to play online together and can hold as many as 1,000 people. Public crews are much larger and can have unlimited members. The use of crews and teamwork is heavily encouraged by Rockstar, as the player receives more money in races depending on how many players are in the game, also, the player receives a 10% bonus to RP for playing with friends and 20% for playing with crew members. On top of this, many missions (particularly from Lester and Martin) involve the use of teamwork to succeed. The crew system in GTA Online also encourages customization and personalization, with the addition of crew emblems that can be placed on vehicles and crew colors.

JobsEdit

Main article: Jobs in GTA Online

There are approximately 500 jobs in GTA Online and that is updated along with title updates such as the Beach Bum or The Business Update packs. Jobs can be encountered in many ways, including stumbling on them on the map, calling or receiving a phone call from an NPC, or choosing one of the menu. Races can be entered with modded personal vehicles. They can also create their own race tracks and deathmatches using the Content Creator.

Missions are received from various characters most of which are present in GTA V. Trevor Philips is the only of the three central characters to appear in Online however Lester, Martin Madrazo, Lamar Davis and Ron also make appearances.

In mission lobbies you can scroll through a list of players in the current lobby, or invite friends to join. While scrolling, a menu shows up showcasing the highlighted players Driving, Shooting, Flying, Sneaking, and Stamina skills.

VehiclesEdit

Many new things can be done with vehicles in GTA Online. As stated before, cars can be locked to prevent them being stolen, and the player can also buy car insurance just in case their car is stolen during free roam, destroyed, or lost. Once a player has insurance, the car can get destroyed an infinite number of times without ever needing to renew the insurance. 

Social ClubEdit

GTA Online-Crew Hierarchy
Like in Max Payne 3, players can form Crews using the Rockstar Games Social Club. As a reward for signing up to the Social Club, you can go to the Ammu-Nation, go to buy a weapon, go to the right side of the wall and a free Sawed-off Shotgun will be available to acquire, also if you access Legendary Motorsport you can buy the Elegy RH8 from the website for free. Players can be in up to 5 crews at one time and perform Heists and other activities together. When players form Crews in GTA Online they can be identified via the crew colour, which would cover half of the outside of their white marker, there is a new Hierarchy system to set ranks amongst players. 

Downloadable Content (DLC)Edit

ReceptionEdit

Grand Theft Auto Online received mixed-to-positive critical reception. The game currently holds 77/100 on Metacritic, based on seven reviews[1], and 76-78/100 on GameRankings based on four reviews as well. [2] Most critics so far have praised the game for its potential, but criticized its technical problems and limited early content.

GRYOnline.pl awarded Online with a positive 7.5/10, declaring that "the fun is tremendous", but saying that the game's potential is "not fully realized".[3] GameSpot's Carolyn Petit gave Online a 7/10, praising the freedom, but criticizing the game's technical problems, concluding "the unpredictable human element is both an asset and a liability, and the technical problems that have plagued it are far too significant to be ignored. But when it clicks, as it often does, there's nothing quite like GTA Online".[4] Destructoid's Chris Carter also gave the game a 7/10, calling it "one most fun online games [he has] ever played", while criticizing the game's messy launch and glitches. Carter concluded that "one day GTA Online will reach its true potential with a massive map creation tool and more playable content than pretty much every genre outside of MMOs -- of this [he has] no doubt, given how deep Rockstar's coffers are. But for now, it's best to tread lightly until all of the kinks are worked out."[5]

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Despite only being available with retail copies of Grand Theft Auto V, GTA Online is considered a separate game by Rockstar.
  • In the intro when the player is on the plane arriving in Los Santos, other players' characters can be seen in the plane as well.
  • Although GTA Online takes place before the events of GTA V, some Internet pages mention events that happen during the story, and the Fame or Shame finale can be seen on TV. The Meltdown film can be also be viewed in some theaters as well. This is a developer oversight.
  • Bonus rewards are given, such as free weapons, double RP and achievements, if you are linked to Rockstar's Social Club.
  • High-end cars that have a retail value over $100,000 can be stolen and driven in-game but cannot be made into Personal Vehicles, nor can they be sold or modified at Los Santos Customs. If players wish to own and modify such a car, they must first purchase it legitimately from the various websites in the game.
  • Since The High Life Update, players are able to own up to two properties.
  • If the player remains idle for fifteen minutes they will be kicked from the online session. An on-screen message after two minutes of inactivity will warn players of this.  The timer will beep for the final 10 seconds before you are kicked.
  • When in Passive Mode:
    • You can still be run over by players, and players can kill you if you are in a car, because you can run them over even if you're in Passive Mode.
    • You cannot pick a fight with the cops. If the cops somehow chase you in Passive Mode, you cannot take a weapon to kill them and escape.
    • You cannot take out any weapon, nor participate in a fist fight.
      • As of patch 1.10, however, the player who kills another player in Passive Mode will now have to pay their "hospital fee." This fee is usually only a small charge such as $50. Hospital fees also exist in singleplayer although the fee is 100x larger.
      • Paying other players' hospital fees is similar to how the player has to pay larger fees if another protagonist or family member is killed in singleplayer.
  • After the player robs a store in GTA Online, the store is closed for a fair amount of time. This takes effect on all players in the session. The store doors will lock as soon as the last player exits the store.
    • Also, when the player sees someone else running out of the store right after they robbed it, the player can kill the player and take the bag. This, however, gets the police on their tail. The police will not go after the other robber, because they don't have the money that actually belongs to the store.
  • Animals do not appear in GTA Online, with the exception of fish and birds.

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