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.

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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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