GTA 5 hands out double cash, experience in GTA Online this weekend

Earn extra GTA$ and RP before the next free update is released later this month.

Grand Theft Auto Online players will have the opportunity to fill up their virtual wallets and move up through the ranks faster than usual for the next two days, thanks to a special event Rockstar is hosting.

Beginning today and running through tomorrow night, May 3, every job and activity completed will net players double GTA$ and reputation points. This applies to all manners of earning cash and experience, including races, deathmatch, Capture, Last Team Standing, missions, gang attacks, and so on.

The money, in particular, should prove handy with the High Life update--which adds new high-end apartments, cars, and more for players to purchase--coming later this month.

That update will also introduce a long-awaited feature in multiplayer heists. It's the latest in a series of free updates for the game's online component. Previous Grand Theft Auto V updates have added things like the ability to design races and multiplayer matches, as well as new game modes, weapons, vehicles, clothing, and jobs.

Fortunately, the upcoming GameSpy shutdown will not impact GTA V. (The same can't be said for some of Rockstar's other games.) New downloadable content--perhaps featuring the rumored jetpack--is planned for GTA V's single-player component later this year. And, all the while, PC gamers continue to wait for any official indication that the massively successful open-world will be brought to platforms other than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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20 comments
atl_too_old
atl_too_old

 My crew (NoHoldingBack1) is STILL holding open recruitment before the Heist update. We are business minded men/women who are loyal and highly organized and keep a Google Plus Community page along with Social Club to keep track of all our adventures and carry out our tasks like true militants. If you think you have what it takes to join the fold we'd love to have you.


-be on PS3
- HAVE A MIC/HEADSET
- use Google Hangouts (for messaging with crew members)
- Mature (no abusive people will be tolerated)
- ready to have fun

If you meet these requirements kindly send a message on PSN with NHB in the message body to our crew leader Maverick (Cmavericks) or request an invite on Social Club with your Gmail address. Thanks!   

Knowledge151
Knowledge151

Oh and hopefully Home customizer, that would be cool to have a house that doesn't look like everyone elses.

Knowledge151
Knowledge151

It maybe a be a lil too late on the Heist. Too many games coming out that would take your shine rockstar. I do like the online play, managing my crew, making new friends. I really wish the game would open up a lil bit faster tho, doesn't get good til like lvl 50 and you lost alot of ppl that way. But i'm one of the few that will be playing the heist when it does come out. Look for me: Crew - LORE (Last of the Real)

PSN: Konsaquence

dom7766
dom7766

gamers are just spoiled funny thing is rockstar brought alot of things people was asking for again with GTA 5  plus more yet they still complain

grove67
grove67

didn't the hacker's already did that shit

rexpowercolt
rexpowercolt

Sweet, I know what me and my friend will be doing tonight,  downtown race time!!

llsinister84ll
llsinister84ll

Hesists finally!!!!!!! Hahaha ima have to outfit my charachter go mask paint or gangbanger bandana shits gonna be mad fun!!!!!

poksmote
poksmote

im sorry but double xp will not bring me back to this game

an_advert
an_advert

I hate the online mode in this game. It's just a repetitive grindfest against higher level players who have way more free time then you and therefore better weapons, cars, armor etc. And your end goal is just to unlock all the stuff you already unlocked in single player mode, just taking the longer route

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

I just wish they never got rid of the Cops N' Crooks gametype..  it was SOOO FUN!  Nothing else I've played in GTA Online even comes close :(

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

Let me know when they do away with the constant free for all shootouts. Then I'll be interested.

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

Still waiting for heists.


Edit:


Oh in the article it states the next update will be heists. That means another 7 months of waiting. Saweet.

hystavito
hystavito

@rexpowercolt  I know what me and my friend won't be doing, because I won't be able to get him to play it again :).

Coren_Larken
Coren_Larken

@an_advert  ...armored cars--can't shoot through them. I work a lot; I don't have time to live in the game online--and then Rockstar tells me that I'm the asshole when I sticky bomb someone's car after they've been following me around the map...sheesh.

SoNin360
SoNin360

@bldgirsh  I can't wait until heists come out so I can stop seeing "still waiting for heists" comments on every single GTA-related article. Seriously, they probably won't even be that great. Not worth months and months of waiting for. Rockstar can provide 100 more free updates, but people just won't shut up until those stupid heists are released...

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@SoNin360 @bldgirsh  if they aren't great then i won't be wasting any more time on the game. the matchmaking is broken. can't even get into a job with a full lobby.

Plo_Koon_basic
Plo_Koon_basic

@Aaronp2k ya, for some reason, no one plays online to do jobs, just to drive and kill people. it's understandable to do that later with whole lobby of friends but not like three