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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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"Stay above a minimum speed while racing around courses littered with jumps and obstacles. If you slow down too much, you’ll explode."
— Description
"Race where players maintain speeds above a set minimum, with the minimum increasing every lap. Drop below for long enough, they explode."
Rockstar Social Club Description

Keep the Pace is an Adversary Mode introduced to Grand Theft Auto Online with the GTA Online: Lowriders update. It is unlocked at Rank 5.


"In "Keep the Pace" the clue is in the title: stay above a minimum speed while navigating, jumps, obstacles and opponents or meet combustible elimination."
Rockstar Newswire Description

Keep the Pace is similar to a normal lap race, however there is a minimum speed that players must stay above. If the player drops below the minimum speed for too long, then that player's vehicle will explode. There are also ambient events going on around the course, such as planes taking off, timed explosions, and ramps.

The race itself is four laps, and with each lap completed the minimum speed increases.

The winner is the last player standing, or, if more than one player survives all four laps, the first one to complete the four laps.


Since the minimum speed in this mode increases with every lap, players will need to adjust their tactics with each completed circuit. For instance, if planning on racing dirty and spinning or shunting fellow racers, aim to do so in the first lap which will be more forgiving if the plans backfire. Later on in the race, use jumps to gain advantage when shunting others: a small nudge just before their car leaves terra firma will be magnified greatly while in mid-air.

More honorable racers shouldn't be afraid to ease off the accelerator in order to put space between them and other racers; don't forget that rounds can end long before the finish line, so play it safe rather than focusing on first place. Tactics on turns will also need to be revised from traditional thinking: while regular racing rewards sharp turns corner cutting, taking wider turns along the racing line will prevent crashes and oversteers from which players may not have time to recover.

Use slipstreaming judiciously; while it can help pull the speed up when flagging, it may also push the player over the edge just before a tricky turn, with the lowrider's traction unable to cope with the velocity.


There are five Keep the Pace missions in GTA Online, each one at a different location. They are as follows:

Image Description Map
KeepThePace-GTAO-SS1 Keep the Pace I is located on Los Santos International Airport landing strip. KeepThePace-GTAO-Map1
KeepThePace-GTAO-SS2 Keep the Pace II is located in Terminal. KeepThePace-GTAO-Map2
KeepThePace-GTAO-SS3 Keep the Pace III is located on Fort Zancudo landing strip. KeepThePace-GTAO-Map3
KeepThePace-GTAO-SS4 Keep the Pace IV is located on Vinewood Racetrack. KeepThePace-GTAO-Map4
KeepThePace-GTAO-SS5 Keep the Pace V is located on Sandy Shores Airfield landing strip and the surrounding area. KeepThePace-GTAO-Map5

External Links


  1. Rockstar Game Tips: Adversary Modes incl. Every Bullet Counts, Running Back, Slasher, Relay & Keep the Pace. Rockstar Newswire (December 14, 2015).


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