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This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
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"Heavily-armed squads face off across a neutral zone – with the goal of having all team members strategically penetrate their opponents territory to claim victory."
Rockstar Newswire description.

Cross the Line[1] is an Adversary Mode featured in Grand Theft Auto Online added as part of the Freemode Events Update. It is unlocked at Rank 12.


"In Cross the Line, the objective is to have your entire team cross over no man's land and get into enemy territory alive. Of course, at the same time you must prevent the other team from crossing your own team's line first"
— Description

The players are divided into two teams, each spawning behind their own line, whenever they die. The goal for both teams is to cross their opponent's line - the first team to have all of their members cross the opponent's line within the time limit is declared the winner. To deal with opponents, both areas are separated by a neutral sector that has several obstacles used for cover.

There are two lines on the field, a blue line and a red line. The red team must cross the blue line to win and vice-versa. Crossing the line is simply having the player's character stand on the opposite side of the line to where they spawned.

In the HUD there is a list of players' names from both teams, and how far away from the target line that player is. Players can always see the position of his teammates on the radar, while the enemies are only visible when they shoot or run near the player.

Finally, if the time runs out before one team gets across the line, the game will go into Sudden Death[2], using one of the two rulesets (which are chosen in the pre-game lobby):

  • First Over Line: The team only needs one player across the line to win.
  • Kill All Enemies: This sudden death mode acts as a Last Team Standing, with each player only having one life.


Teamwork, tactics and communication are key; going lone wolf and making a mad dash for the line will only end badly, probably resulting the player getting stuck in enemy territory with no support. Work as a team to ensure all players cross the line as one; if one of the comrades falls behind, players must provide cover fire until they are able to regroup. Crucially, play defensively and stay alive to give them time to join behind enemy lines.

The playing field is littered with cover, so make good use of it and plan the approach. One option is to move slowly from cover to cover and make sure the coast is clear before moving up. The player can also use a flanking method, either splitting the team to create a crossfire, or all going down one side of the map. The second option is risky, as players could be leaving their own end zone defenseless, so make sure to move fast as a group and gang up on any enemies encountered. In Cross the Line, players are given a single SMG as well as a Grenade; use the Grenade to draw the opponents from their cover. As the players make ground towards the line, make sure not to fire or sprint unnecessarily as this will display the current location to enemies on the radar.


There are seven Cross the Line missions in GTA Online, each one at a different location. They are as follows:

Image Description Map
CrossTheLine-GTAO-SSS1 Cross the Line I takes place in the Donkey Punch Family Farm, at the foot of Mount Chiliad. The distance between lines is 45 meters. CrossTheLine-GTAO-Map1
CrossTheLine-GTAO-SS2 Cross the Line II takes place at the southwestern part of the Los Santos International Airport. The distance between lines is 45 meters. CrossTheLine-GTAO-Map2
CrossTheLine-GTAO-SS3 Cross the Line III takes place in Cypress Flats Railyard. The distance between lines is 86 meters. CrossTheLine-GTAO-Map3
CrossTheLine-GTAO-SS4 Cross the Line IV takes place on the Fort Zancudo landing strip. The distance between lines is 114 meters. CrossTheLine-GTAO-Map4
CrossTheLine-GTAO-SS5 Cross the Line V takes place in Del Perro Pier. The distance between lines is 45 meters. CrossTheLine-GTAO-Map5
CrossTheLine-GTAO-SS6 Cross the Line VI takes place in Thomson Scrapyard. The distance between lines is 45 meters. CrossTheLine-GTAO-Map6
CrossTheLine-GTAO-SS7 Cross the Line VII takes place in Grapeseed Cow Farm. The distance between lines is 27 meters. CrossTheLine-GTAO-Map7


External Links


  1. "Cross the Line" announced on Rockstar Newswire. Rockstar Newswire (September 15, 2015).
  2. Rockstar Game Tips: Adversary Modes Offense Defense, Cross the Line and Hunting Pack. Rockstar Newswire (November 21, 2015).


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