Special and collector’s editions usually offer pretty swag that makes people want them, like the awesome bobble head I got in the Borderlands 2 collector’s edition. GTA V gives you in game swag as well, which they have now revealed.
According to the Rockstar blog, these additional features include extra weapons. These are the .50 Caliber Pistol, Bullpup Shotgun and a melee weapon, the Hammer. But wait, there’s more! Special and Collector’s edition owners will also get bonus outfits, tattoos and discounts:
When visiting any shops around Los Santos and Blaine County, Michael, Franklin and Trevor will receive a special 20% discount along with access to special items either in their personal wardrobes or from stores. Each character will receive 1 outfit each, one additional article of clothing (shirt, hoodie and jacket) each and a tattoo.
Let’s not forget the Special Ability Boost. Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have their own unique special ability that is activated one they’ve filled a bar. Michael is a marksman, Franklin is a driver and Trevor is able to go berserk. With the boost for those with a Special or Collector’s edition, the bar will generate 25% faster.
Both Special and Collector’s editions also open up the Stunt Plane Trials:
Take in Los Santos and Blaine County at breakneck speeds in the Grand Theft Auto V Stunt Plane Trials. In five thrilling and unique challenges, you’ll zip through mountains, deserts, oceans, and cities as you navigate through a maze of checkpoints, each placed to push your Stunt Plane to the limit. Completing each Trial will improve the piloting skill of your character.
Then there are the features that are only available for those who get a Collector’s edition. GTA Online gives a new approach to character creation:
GTA Online introduces a new spin on traditional character creation with the hereditary-based creation system. Select your character’s appearance by choosing your parent’s heritage, then use the gene dominance meter to dial-in which parent your appearance favors more. Additionally, you’ll customize your character’s daily activities – everything from family time to illegal work and sports to couch potato hours all have an impact on your character’s appearance and skill set (and you can always rank up your skill stats more via gameplay).
With the Collector’s edition, players get Niko Bellic as well as Claude and Misty from GTA III to use as parent options in character creation.
Finally, Collectors get speciality vehicles and garage. Yup, it comes with an exclusive garage that comes stocked with the CarbonRS sports bike and the Hotknife, and open frame 1930s style hotrod. In GTA Online, Collector’s edition owners also get the Khamelion, a high-end electric car. So pretty!
Have you pre-ordered your Special or Collector’s edition? I suppose we’ll all know when we see you rolling in GTA Online in your Karma Khamelion!
Last Updated: August 27, 2013