GTA 5 Launches Double RP Event, Lets You Get a Head Start on Xbox One/PS4

Get double RP all weekend in GTA Online on Xbox 360 and PS3, then transfer your progress to the enhanced versions coming this fall.

Rockstar is hosting another special event in Grand Theft Auto V's online mode this weekend. Starting today, you can earn double reputation points--the game's experience system--while playing Grand Theft Auto Online, something that is of benefit even to those planning to switch to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC versions later this year.

The Double RP event begins today and runs until 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, August 3. Any method for earning RP--including jobs and the game's various activities, like gang attacks and hold-ups--will land you twice as much as usual. This will allow you to more quickly reach the higher ranks required for purchasing certain weapons and customization options for vehicles.

As Grand Theft Auto Online progress can be carried over to your choice of the three enhanced versions coming later this year, this is a good way to get ahead in those versions prior to their release.

This weekend is an especially good time to dive back into GTA Online if it's been some time since you played; this is your last opportunity to get the content released for the Independence Day event earlier this month. That includes a special motorcycle, musket, USA-themed clothing, and a monster truck adorned with the United States flag--the American dream, in other words.

Perhaps GTA Online's most-anticipated feature, multiplayer heists, have still not been released. They were expected out this spring, but were officially delayed in June.

The Xbox One, PS4, and PC versions of GTA V do not yet have a release date; we only know they are coming this fall. Rockstar has also said that, in addition to improved graphics, these versions will feature greater draw distances, more types of wildlife, and denser traffic.

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53 comments
expert-gamer
expert-gamer

Damn, now I find out about this... I still need to unlock the minigun.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

Excited to play the campaign with better visuals, the MP is a lost cause, The Last of Us Remastered has awesome MP that keeps me busy

alewis_psh
alewis_psh

Does this mean I will be able to play my Xbox live Character (currently 360) on my PC? Is the character linked to the social club or Xbox live? This would be very useful if I could pick up where I left off on PC with much better graphics on a full HD monitor compared to xbox 360 on a HD ready TV :/

lolowalsh
lolowalsh

No thanks I wouldn't bother touching such an unfinished game with tons of glitches and exploits , with a community that privelige cheating and glitching over playing a game properly , a community that mostly full of YOLO yanky annoying little kids screaming over their microphones : b**ch , F*g .......

The game had the potential to be good but Cockstar ruined it by their greediness and pay to win system and pushed players to glitch over playing properly , I'd rather play Call of duty than play this game again .

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Now that I think about it... how many people do you think they allocated to work on the next-gen upgrade.

No wonder the heists aren't ready yet.

ibolixx12
ibolixx12

awesome so excited for ps4 !!!

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Will take my 100+ level dude to the PC!

-s3r6i0-
-s3r6i0-

Everyone still waiting in vein for heists. As if some cheap, jaded gameplay mechanic is gonna save this game. Two weeks into the release of the heists GTAO will be a barren wasteland again. I like Rockstar Games but GTA V was certainly trash. 

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Did they patch in an option to turn off the kill effect(how the screen flashes with an X over your target for every kill)? GTAV sucks with the constant strobe flashing and X markers popping up for every kill made with a gun. 

maximo
maximo

I played online for a couple of months. I really enjoyed it but i literally cannot get online on this game anymore. It either glitches on the loading screen or i get 'kicked; out when attempting to join a mission. 


Furthermore the Story glitched on me too so I couldn't get the 100% game completion on the 360. Hopefully I will be able to rectify that on the XOne


Xmus942
Xmus942

Imagine how this will look with graphic mods on PC 0_o 

beuneus12
beuneus12

people still play this sh*t? lol

no heist and hackers/glitchers ruin the game long time ago. Not to mention the only thing Rockstar releases is new dress-ups and vehicles -.-

vannacut
vannacut

red dead redemption , red dead redemption, red dead redemption.....on pc !!!!

001011000101101
001011000101101

As much as I love Rockstar's games the lack of heists at this point is embarrassing. 

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

Cmon now, I had fun playing the game for a year, but still no heists?? Since PC lovers finally get to play it, maybe they'll build their own heists LOL

Give me Red Dead 2 on PS4, and all is forgiven. ;)

joedin2056
joedin2056

if i transfer my ps3 characters to pc, can i no longer play them on the ps3? or dose it copy them and allow me to keep a version of my characters on both? even if they are not synced.

jako998
jako998

Just release this on Xbox one already... I played it on the Xbox 360 and I found it very enjoyable. I cant justify paying 60 dollars again but it doesn't look like they will reduce it so ill just buy it again

Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

Good to know! (no I really don't care).


So how about a release date instead ?

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

See the issue I have this generation is so many games are updating to the current generation. This is nuts how often this occurs now. If I had known that I would have kept my 360 all the while. Now I am screwed out of this and diablo 3 level 60 char I had.

woodyfr
woodyfr

People only wanna play Rooftop Rumble, very boring...

xXxIRyanxXx
xXxIRyanxXx

Just release the 1.16 update so we can get more money glitches

zerooo0
zerooo0

Forget you R* holding out heists for current gen release. You are not getting my money at release. I'm getting Sunset Overdrive instead. I have already done everything you can do in Los Santos, and the Online is a mess with Tanks running rabid with lower levels like myself nothing to defend our-self.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

I understand using the RP weekend in your slow news day but is the sub heading really relevant?

You can do that anyway, why does it matter that you can transfer your progress in relation to this weekend event?

It's just like saying...

"The Business update is now available,"

It's about as relevant as the sub heading used here?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Fu&k the PS4/Xbox One version, PC all the way folks.

deathBRINGER201
deathBRINGER201

@TheExxorcist I dunno about that dude, some of the fun me and my mates have had online. dropping cars on other players with the cargo-bob... priceless

-s3r6i0-
-s3r6i0-

@maximo Rectify this. For single player you'll have to start all over again from scratch. 

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@beuneus12 Good old GTA long time gone. Finished this in the first week and maybe played 3 hours online all together and thats it. Re playing GTA III atm.

rarerichz
rarerichz

@001011000101101 so you got a gta game to play heist 247 all the time. if thats the only reason you got gta YOU DIDNT NEED IT AT ALL.

-s3r6i0-
-s3r6i0-

@Kinguard73 Last generation got off to a rough start as well. Give it some time. We still have about another 6 years. 

Sw33tEscape
Sw33tEscape

@Kinguard73 I know what you mean. When they started going on and on about next gen I didn't expect them to just duplicate old games. And the next gen games they've been promising since 2013 (The Witcher, The Order, etc.) just keep getting delayed. It's annoying.

BobaFatt
BobaFatt

@punksterdaddy Was thinking almost the same thing. It's pretty regular that Rockstar does these double RP or XP or money weekends in any of their online games, and the transfer thing is probably one of the only major features that is known about the new versions. Must be a very slow news day..

everson_rm
everson_rm

@EasyComeEasyGo I think i saw you sayng, some days ago, that the ps4 is the future? Or was another EasyComeEasyGO?

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@tableofjapan @Dredcrumb9  If anything, The flash and X marker are for babies who are too dumb to tell when they made a kill, they need training wheels. Sniping and close range shotgun kills look and feel bloodless and cheap with the kill flash. Shooting would be more intense and realistic if enemies would just drop without any flash or X marker, and the only hit marker was blood and the enemy reacting to being hit.  It would add a new element of intensity to the game if we could turn off the training wheels.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

@Feenspear @EasyComeEasyGo I'll bake you a Cherry Pie. It's on the house. 

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

@zerooo0 @EasyComeEasyGo Is it? Depends on the person I guess my console playing friend. 

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

@everson_rm @EasyComeEasyGo Nope it is the future but when it comes to GTA games, they were meant to be play on PC. I already play GTAV on my PS3 last year but I want the PC version only because I got tired of waiting the PC version.