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GTA Online unlocks will be tied to Reputation Points

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GTA Online

It’s a new month, and what better way to get into the summer spirit than to stay indoors and play some GTA V? GTA Online launches later today. Here’s how you’ll be able to unlock content with not just cash, but with reputation points.

While players will have the option spending real cash in the game, GTA will still have other ways to make some virtual money and buy all those materialistic goodies that you need to fulfill your life. And don’t worry about it unbalancing the game either.

In a Rockstar Newswire post, the publisher shed some more lights on Reputation Points. “The option of purchasable GTA$ should not disrupt the playing field – and there are a few mechanics in place to help ensure that. All players still have to rank up with Reputation Points (RP) in order to get access to purchase high-end items,” Rockstar wrote.

No one can begin GTA Online and simply spend a lot of money out of the gate to get a leg up. You will have to earn your stripes and play to unlock access to the aspirational clothes, guns and other items.

Please also remember that in GTA Online, hustling to afford the finer things by earning GTA$ doing robberies, stick-ups, winning races and other profitable activities is a fun gameplay experience rather than ever being a ‘grind’.

So how does it all work? When it kicks off later today after a title update, remember to select to go into GTA Online from your start menu. From there, players can customise their characters, set up a history to generate their stats and then proceed to unleash hell in Los Santos.

A content creation toolset is also expected sometime later this year. And a big thanks to everyone who has joined the Lazygamer Massive crew already. We’ll see you chaps online tonight.

Last Updated: October 1, 2013

130 Comments

  1. honestly I am contemplating leaving work early today

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 1, 2013 at 08:55

      The worst for me is I gotta get groceries first on way home! So starting only at like 7!

      Reply

      • Tarisma

        October 1, 2013 at 09:10

        devastating. just order in. and get them to deliver

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      • Warren Lombard

        October 1, 2013 at 09:47

        Hahaha! Same here brother!

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 1, 2013 at 09:53

          You playing online?

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          • Warren Lombard

            October 1, 2013 at 09:59

            Yep, I really want to see how it is. I think should give Mass Effect multi player a break for a while 😛

    • ALKi1234

      October 1, 2013 at 08:56

      i’m contemplating taking my PS3 to work.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 1, 2013 at 08:57

        What kinda job you have then lol

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        • Hammersteyn

          October 1, 2013 at 08:58

          Municipality?

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 08:59

            That would explain it!

    • Gavin Mannion

      October 1, 2013 at 08:59

      I honestly don’t expect to be able to login tonnight… this is their first big online attempt and I can’t see them getting it right on day one

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      • Rincethis

        October 1, 2013 at 09:00

        I’m trying to log into rockstargames right now and can’t seem to…

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 1, 2013 at 09:00

        Won’t stop tens of thousands of people trying though.

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        • Rincethis

          October 1, 2013 at 09:01

          Agreed. I am one of them 🙂

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:02

            I will be too! See you online man! well hoping..

          • Rincethis

            October 1, 2013 at 09:03

            Yeah! Have added you to the Southern Massives, gonna take out the LG team 😉

          • Gavin Mannion

            October 1, 2013 at 09:07

            lol not likely… rather join the dark side.. we have cookies

          • Rincethis

            October 1, 2013 at 09:09

            I have Chinese children I am prepared to use. They also have the latest Xbox 360-MII Red Guard machines, developed by Huawei… I have joined your team too! But only seem to be designated as muscle, which we know I have, but I have MORE to offer! EDIT: Finally able to access rockstarsocial and note my promotion. Deserved? YES.

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 09:14

            Too bad it’s not cross platform. 47 Crew members already and we haven’t even started playing, combined we could rule Los Santos

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 09:02

            GET BACK TO WORK YOU!

          • Rincethis

            October 1, 2013 at 09:06

            Not until I fly a F-16 into Darryl while he is playing tennis!

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 09:10

            Or drive over him with the golf cart while golfing

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:12

            I never even tried golf yet, been far too busy doing other things. lol

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 09:13

            It’s fun, and if you lose you can whack the other guy with your 9 iron.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:13

            sweet! You in a crew?

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 09:15

            I clicked the link in the article and joined the Lazygamers crew

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:16

            The problem is The crew is mixed, I dunno how its all gonna work… xbox and ps doubt will work together for crews.

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 09:17

            Thinking the same. Can’t expect the Lagz staff to play both consoles so some of us will miss out.

          • Ben

            October 4, 2013 at 04:43

            that’s impossible. you can’t kill people when they’re in an activity or job because it doesn’t take place in the actual free roam. you go to a seperate “world” to do a job where the only thing you can do in that “world” is the job itself.

      • Tarisma

        October 1, 2013 at 09:09

        thats probably the only reason why I’m not leaving at 3

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      • Rincethis

        October 1, 2013 at 09:12

        Is it true you need to have completed the game before you can join? I think OVG said that, but he speaks out his butt and I heard it’s literally a separate game to the main story…

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 1, 2013 at 09:13

          I doubt that man…

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          • Tarisma

            October 1, 2013 at 09:16

            if it is true, serious power play session for me tonight.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:16

            Nah… Don’t will ruin the game for you!

  2. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 1, 2013 at 08:43

    I’m putting out a contract:

    FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAHS to the man who gives Darryl a beatdown

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 1, 2013 at 08:51

      Some people would do it for free

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 1, 2013 at 08:55

      I’ll do you proud!

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 1, 2013 at 08:59

      Five hundred dollahs?
      No thanks…

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  3. DOA

    October 1, 2013 at 08:46

    ill be playing BF4 today ( no word on this LG? ) but also hope to see ya all in GTA V some time soon 🙂 enjoy!

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  4. SaintsRowNigri

    October 1, 2013 at 08:47

    GTA is awesome. Now, can someone tell me if there are any decent action figure vendors in SA that delivers?

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    • Lara's John

      October 1, 2013 at 08:52

      Only if you’re into Barbie

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      • SaintsRowNigri

        October 1, 2013 at 08:55

        Yeah… Not what I had in mind…

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 1, 2013 at 08:56

          Sure in a month or two some stuff will start emerging.

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  5. Yep you are wrong! Shush

    October 1, 2013 at 08:51

    13H00 today. Or will we be pushed to tomorrow like the wonderful world of Oz?

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  6. Hammersteyn

    October 1, 2013 at 08:55

    Joined the crew! Now what?

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 1, 2013 at 08:55

      Beatdown on Darryl!

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 1, 2013 at 08:56

        I will Trevor him so hard.

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        • Mossel

          October 1, 2013 at 09:03

          O_O

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        • Rincethis

          October 1, 2013 at 09:03

          I, don’t know… What to… 0-O

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 1, 2013 at 10:02

            How do you think I feel?

          • Rincethis

            October 1, 2013 at 10:15

            Soiled?

      • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

        October 1, 2013 at 09:22

        Demotions to anyone who comes at me. Bro.

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        • Hammersteyn

          October 1, 2013 at 09:27

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 1, 2013 at 09:28

            LULZ

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 1, 2013 at 09:29

            I know I should feel bad, but that chick deserved it (one being knocked over by a dude)

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 09:32

            I lolled at Brenda.

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 1, 2013 at 09:29

          You admit to being Darryl?

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 1, 2013 at 08:57

      Now, you wait a week for them to sort out server issues. Then go and play

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      • Hammersteyn

        October 1, 2013 at 08:57

        Classic!

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  7. Mossel

    October 1, 2013 at 08:56

    Am I the only one around here getting sick of GTA V news?

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 1, 2013 at 08:56

      Meh, we play witcher 2 😛

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      • Mossel

        October 1, 2013 at 08:58

        Likabaus! Almost done with that now!

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        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 1, 2013 at 09:01

          I just started chapter 3 last night (had myself a couple of Planetside 2 evenings)

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          • Lara's John

            October 1, 2013 at 09:21

            Thanks to Telkom I have no landline for the next week. So no internet.

          • Rincethis

            October 1, 2013 at 09:34

            Nooooo!

          • Lara's John

            October 1, 2013 at 10:05

            And I’m also in the nice position to have bought the new humble bundle, with which I can do nothing.

          • Rincethis

            October 1, 2013 at 10:24

            NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 9000+

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 1, 2013 at 08:57

      Its a great game man! We can’t help but be excited!

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      • Mossel

        October 1, 2013 at 08:59

        Yeah if I was able to play the game I would also probably be excited!

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 1, 2013 at 08:59

          You only got pc?

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          • Mossel

            October 1, 2013 at 09:02

            lol you make it sound so demeaning! Your sentence should read: You have glorious pc?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:11

            Ill never say that…

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 1, 2013 at 09:31

            That, is why you fail, so hard

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:35

            So if I said “good day admiral how is your glorious pc today? ” you would be happy then?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 1, 2013 at 10:01

            No, because PC is meant to be in caps.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 1, 2013 at 10:43

            XD

        • Hammersteyn

          October 1, 2013 at 08:59

          Now I get the picture. Give it time, PC will have the best version.

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          • Mossel

            October 1, 2013 at 09:00

            PC is bestest!

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 09:01

            I thought COD was 😛

          • Mossel

            October 1, 2013 at 09:02

            COD+PC=bestestestest!

    • Umar Jaeger

      October 1, 2013 at 08:57

      Nope you’re not alone on that one buddy….

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 1, 2013 at 08:57

      The online thing is new news unfortunately. Plus anyone is welcome to join the LG crew it seems. Which means we all can pull heists with Darryn,Geoff or Gavin even.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 1, 2013 at 08:58

        Which will be sweet!

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      • Mossel

        October 1, 2013 at 09:00

        True, but all the other…damn. Theres like 2-3 articles per day.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      October 1, 2013 at 10:02

      Honestly me too… but it’s a massive title with a huge demand for news so as responsible journalists we have to report on it.. I mean this article already has over 100 comments in like an hour.. people love GTA

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      • Mossel

        October 1, 2013 at 13:15

        Im also just jealous. Cant play due to the whole master race thing.

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  8. CaptainNemo42

    October 1, 2013 at 08:59

    You have a Lazygamer Crew? Quesion, does this influence which platform you play on?

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    • Gavin Mannion

      October 1, 2013 at 10:01

      Nope… crews are cross platform. Come join us

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      • CaptainNemo42

        October 1, 2013 at 10:18

        Already did.

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  9. Rincethis

    October 1, 2013 at 09:00

    I am tempted to walk out the office, and never return! Remember, join the Southern Massives!

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    • Hammersteyn

      October 1, 2013 at 09:01

      44 already. But I take that it’s Xbox and PS players combined?

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      • Rincethis

        October 1, 2013 at 09:03

        Yeah, got 6 in my crew so far. Where are you?!

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        • Hammersteyn

          October 1, 2013 at 09:03

          I followed the link below and clicked join
          http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/lazygamers

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          • Rincethis

            October 1, 2013 at 09:04

            This is probably a Rick link! I don’t trust you!

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 09:05

            LOL, it’s copied from the article.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:14

            We all xbox in our crew hey?

          • Hammersteyn

            October 1, 2013 at 09:16

            Not me :’-(

  10. Martin du preez

    October 1, 2013 at 09:02

    MY BODY IS ONLINE READY! (Never thought I’d say that)

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 1, 2013 at 09:03

      you playing too man?

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      • Martin du preez

        October 1, 2013 at 09:04

        Yeah man,on the sexbox. You?

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 1, 2013 at 09:06

          sexbox aswell.

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          • Martin du preez

            October 1, 2013 at 09:08

            Add me for a good time! D4RKL1NGza

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:12

            Join Rinces crew man!

          • Martin du preez

            October 1, 2013 at 09:35

            Already did!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:35

            sweet!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 09:20

            sounds soo wrong lol

    • Hammersteyn

      October 1, 2013 at 09:04

      Time to stop the torrents

      Reply

    • Umar Jaeger

      October 1, 2013 at 09:07

      ME too man! you got your webcam ready?….That is what you meant right?

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      • Martin du preez

        October 1, 2013 at 09:08

        Unfortunately I sold my NSA spycam (Kinect) to @lazygamers:disqus

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        • Umar Jaeger

          October 1, 2013 at 09:11

          Poor Gav….R.I.P

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        • Gavin Mannion

          October 1, 2013 at 10:01

          and when I eventually got it 6 months late my dog chewed uit before I plugged it in 😛

          I did however McGuyver it back together

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 10:05

            Guessing was a small dog! lol

          • Brady miaau

            October 1, 2013 at 12:57

            You mean you made a spring loaded, motion detecting, explosive device out of it?

  11. Tarisma

    October 1, 2013 at 09:15

    Can anyone clear this up for me, since some of us will be on the xbox and some on PS3, how does it work I know we cant play cross platform but can the crew be cross platform?

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    • Gavin Mannion

      October 1, 2013 at 10:00

      I think when you gain experience it goes to your crew as well whcih apparently helps… something.. no I can’t clarify this obviously

      Reply

  12. oomjan

    October 1, 2013 at 09:52

    Can’t wait to go home and play this

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  13. UnholyMunk

    October 1, 2013 at 10:07

    I joined the crew 😀 Hopefully we will be able to get online tonight, but I’m fearing another “Error 37” situation :/

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  14. Brady miaau

    October 1, 2013 at 10:09

    Why I bought GTA V and not Saints Row IV

    When a game with big hype is released and gets good scores AND then the media buzz dies, not really a great game, a truly great game, right?

    But GTA V the buzz just kept on. So I figured there must be something to it/

    Online looks awesome, I may just try that tonight, if I am able.

    Joined LG crew and all that fun stuff!

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 1, 2013 at 10:11

      You got on xbox or ps?

      Reply

      • Brady miaau

        October 1, 2013 at 10:17

        Xbox.

        Have not even crested 20% (I think) of the SP game.

        And I suck at games like this, trying to drive and shoot and stuff. All thumbs sometimes! But I have fun, and that is all I care about

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 1, 2013 at 10:23

          Its cool man! Well if you online tonight will be glad to do a driveby with you hehe

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          • Brady miaau

            October 1, 2013 at 10:24

            Ok, will see. Pregnant and sick wife may limit that.

            But looking forward to it!

            Also spent most of last night working 🙁

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 10:26

            I soon will feel your pain, Wifes pregnant too… Hope for your sake everything starts getting easier man.

          • Brady miaau

            October 1, 2013 at 10:31

            wow. When is she due? My wife on 22 November.

            Getting tired and grumpy now!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 11:32

            next year may lol still long time!

          • Brady miaau

            October 1, 2013 at 12:21

            Good luck, exciting ride ahead (if your first)

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 1, 2013 at 12:25

            Second..

          • Brady miaau

            October 1, 2013 at 12:57

            Ah. My first. we are both into our 30’s now

  15. Herman

    October 1, 2013 at 15:02

    So the online part of GTA V is non SA then? You think I can get a refund?

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  16. Vampyre Squirrel

    October 1, 2013 at 16:43

    I don’t think I’ll be able to log in tonight either way… cell reception sucks a bit, but I can at least do the update (which might take a year?)

    Reply

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