GTA heist

You’ve got questions. I get that. When, how and why for starters when it comes to GTA Online. Well I’ve got the answers for you right below. Also, ignore the fact that I’ve been kicking your digital corpse in the ribs for half an hour now.

When

7AM Eastern Standard Time. Locally, that means that from around 13:00PM today, you should be able to get your online fix. Also expect a Scottish person to yell to the GTA staff from the server rooms that he “just doesn’t have the power captain!”.

As for narrative, GTA Online will take place several months before the ballad of Michael, Trevor and Franklin.

Customisation

From the start, players will be able to kit their online avatars out using the Character Creator. That set of tools will allow you to customise the following:

  • Gender
  • Parentage
  • Genetics
  • Lifestyle factors which determine your appearance
  • Sleep and party habits
  • Honest work vs Illegal grafting

Players will be able to preview their creations prior to setting out, in case they wind up with an avatar that resembles Justin Bieber instead of the Stone Cold Steve Austin look that you were aiming for.

Cash

Like everything in life, the main aim of GTA Online is to make money. To do that, players will be able to rob shops, knock over armoured vehicles and take part in several other heists. Get away with the crime of the week, and you’ll have plenty of cash to spend on guns, clothes, tattoos and property.

You don’t have to spend real money in the game, but the option is there and unlocks will be based on your Reputation Points. Jobs, heists and other random chaos will help players earn that extra scratch.

Updates

Expect plenty of constant updates. Rockstar has admitted that there may be a few teething problems, so a few balance patches and fixes to make the game more balanced will be a part of the growing pains.

But it’s not all patches. Expect the following content to also make an appearance as GTA Online grows:

  • Content Creator – Craft your own content such as death-matches and other violent entertainment
  • Heists – Co-op missions that are high risk and high reward
  • Capture the flag – CTF, but with a content creator twist if you prefer
  • Beach Bum pack – New vehicles, items and most importantly, guns

 GTA V has been a pretty damn good single-player experience so far. Time to see if GTA Online adds to that experience.

Last Updated: October 1, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

37 Comments

  1. OMG!! ENOUGH WITH THE GTA V NEWS!!1 …Just kidding, I love every little detail you guys drip-feed me. It will just have to sustain me until my copy arrives tomorrow. Hopefully… 🙁 Anyway, I’m looking forward to hearing some feedback from anyone that managed to get in! So don’t be shy, yo.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 1, 2013 at 11:12

      Helter Skelter, I remember that from a book somehow.

      Reply

  2. JJNutter

    October 1, 2013 at 10:49

    2 hours!? 2 Freaking hours!?…what sudden sickness can I get here at work….?

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    • Weanerdog

      October 1, 2013 at 11:18

      Try Syphilis, could probably get that from someone at your office 🙂

      Reply

      • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

        October 1, 2013 at 11:19

        Where do you think he works? O.O

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  3. Umar Jaeger

    October 1, 2013 at 10:56

    Unemployment rate just went up

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  4. Umar Jaeger

    October 1, 2013 at 10:58

    I swear this is so true…..again….Damn you Zoe!

    Reply

    • Sargon

      October 1, 2013 at 11:08

      What is your cps???

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      • Umar Jaeger

        October 1, 2013 at 11:11

        Only 9 mil lol still expanding, now I’m playing this god forsaken game again

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        • Sargon

          October 1, 2013 at 11:13

          Forever expanding. <3

          Mine is currently at 1,118,708,891.4. I just can't close the browser… might miss that golden cookie..

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          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 11:16

            hahaha, I leave mine open too, and every now and then check up on my babies…my precious….babies….I think I need therapy

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            October 1, 2013 at 11:17

            You’ll find a great Cookie Psychologist on Sesame Street. His words are Wisdom. Coooookie.

          • Umar Jaeger

            October 1, 2013 at 11:19

            LOL C is for cookie and cookie is for me!……….I don’t think he will be able to help me lol

          • Brady miaau

            October 1, 2013 at 12:28

            Me too. Well, over now. 3 days of looking every twenty minutes!

          • Brady miaau

            October 1, 2013 at 15:24

            I just ignored them, too much effort. Just buy big, i.e. portals and up. Patience is rewarded!

      • Brady miaau

        October 1, 2013 at 12:15

        I got bored quite quickly, just left it in the background

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        • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

          October 1, 2013 at 14:30

          So much COOKIES!

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  5. Rincethis

    October 1, 2013 at 11:09

    Darryl! Kotaku says it’s now live, at 11am!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 1, 2013 at 11:10

      Your serious?

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      • Rincethis

        October 1, 2013 at 11:12

        Don’t wantto cross post but that’s what Kotaku are saying “Kotaku ?@Kotaku

        4m

        Grand Theft Auto Online is now live: http://bit.ly/19jHELi

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 1, 2013 at 11:14

          At least its a quick update!

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          • Rincethis

            October 1, 2013 at 11:16

            59mb! And Darryn is already doing it! NOOOOOO!

  6. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 1, 2013 at 11:11

    Screw work, I just got a touch of chronic game-induced bunkalitis.

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    • Rincethis

      October 1, 2013 at 11:12

      Man, I told you we shouldn’t have shared that thing the other day 0-O I seem to be coming down with it too…

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 1, 2013 at 11:14

        Quick… to the car!!

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 1, 2013 at 11:15

          *cough* Im sick boss! hahah

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 1, 2013 at 11:13

      If only I could leave! If only! still gotta wait till 5 then from there go shopping with the mrs then go home, then play if I am lucky at 7! if not 8 or 9 ;(

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  7. Yep you are wrong! Shush

    October 1, 2013 at 11:14

    It’s ALIVE!!!

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  8. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 1, 2013 at 11:15

    Hahah their servers are going to go up in flames today…. But I just want to create my char today… 😛

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    • Rincethis

      October 1, 2013 at 11:17

      You KNOW it. I fear they may kill the internet. Work = Internet. Internet = Dead, Work= Cannot do = Go home… AM right?

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 1, 2013 at 11:31

        I pray that we actually get to play tonight!

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  9. TiMsTeR1033

    October 1, 2013 at 11:37

    Just a thought, out of those billion copies sold say 90% goes online tonight… How many servers do you think Rockstar would need?

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    • Sageville

      October 1, 2013 at 11:42

      I tried to do the calculations but I keep getting Error 37

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    • Rock789

      October 1, 2013 at 14:15

      Well they did $1billion in sales (first 3 days, so it’s definitely more now. But let’s work with that). GTA V costs, basically, $60 new. I’m afraid that’s 16.6 million users right there… Eina! Could get kinda crowded tonight. If Blizzard, the MMORPG kings of the last decade (they’ll lose that soon) can get it wrong with Diablow II, then me thinks I better stick to single player GTA for now. 😉 🙂

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  10. Meh

    October 1, 2013 at 12:20

    When Skyrim was released Lazygamer had this awesome thing where everyone could comment on the game and share their favourite experiences etc. Can that not get done for GTA V? That helped me decide whether Skyrim was worth it and also revealed so many things of the game I would never discover by myself. PLEASE?!?

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  11. ALKi1234

    October 1, 2013 at 12:53

    OK. so when i’m trying to download the patch my console crash.yeah
    EDIT: 3rd times the charm i guess

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  12. Mathias

    October 1, 2013 at 18:54

    Everything you need to know: It’s not working

    Reply

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