Checkpoints allows players to compete in collecting checkpoints located around a quarter of the San Andreas State, both on land and out at sea.
120 checkpoints will appear on the radar, spread out across one quarter of the State of San Andreas. The objective is simple: collect the most amount of checkpoints in the 6 minute time limit.
Players will be rewarded cash per checkpoint collecting, varying between $750 and $1,500 each, checkpoints are the same checkpoint icons used in Air Checkpoints. They will only be located on ground or out at sea.
Just like many other Freemode Events, mostly the Freemode Challenges, the top three players with the highest scores will be listed in the gold/silver/bronze interface which appears in the Freemode Challenges, along with their score, the amount of checkpoints left and the time remaining.
The winner of first place will win an additional $4,500 on top of their earnings for the total checkpoints collected. Second place wins $4,000, and third place wins [amount].
In Checkpoints, players cannot use air vehicles to collect checkpoints. The player cannot checkpoints if they are in Passive Mode
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Behind the Vespucci Beach lifeguard tower, at the very southern point of the beach.
As most of the checkpoint locations are relatively spread out and in enclosed spaces, using a fast motorcycle may provide better agility.
Most of the checkpoints are located on land, and those that are located in water are generally within a small distance from the shoreline. It's generally best to avoid wasting time reaching the shoreline checkpoints, although if needs be, the player can simply swim to reach these, or alternatively risk drowning their vehicle - some vehicles, such as the Guardian and Half-track can tolerate a very deep amount of water, making them more suitable to reach these quickly. These two vehicles are also suitable for off-road usage, and the Guardian has relatively good road performance.
Checkpoints can often take several seconds to register as collected, even despite the checkpoint corona itself disappearing immediately.
Both Checkpoints and Air Checkpoints are known as "Checkpoint Collection" (CPC) in the game files.