GTA 5 Xbox One/PS4/PC Upgrade Bonuses Revealed
New vehicles, guns, missions, and lots more coming to players who already own the game and are upgrading to a new version.
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Rockstar Games today announced a long list of exclusive content that people who already own Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will receive if they buy the game again for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC. The fact that returning players would receive bonus content was announced back in September, but today marks the first time Rockstar is revealing specific details regarding what players will receive.
Below is a roundup of the exclusive content coming to returning players, though it represents only "some" of the content, suggesting that Rockstar has more to announce later on.
New Events & Rewards -- Players will find new events happening throughout Los Santos and Blaine County. Players can complete these challenges to unlock special rewards, such as the Imponte Duke O'Death car and the Dodo seaplane.
Murder Mystery -- When playing as Michael, you'll take on the role of a detective in a special mission where you must solve a grisly murder. If you're successful, you'll unlock two noir-style filters for GTA V's single-player mode that should give off the feeling of a "gritty, old-school crime classic."
New Weapons -- First up is the high-velocity Rail Gun (pictured above). The other is the Hatchet melee weapon, which you can use to "hack and slash foes."
Wildlife Photography Challenge -- New species of animals will populate Los Santos and Blaine County in the Xbox One, PS4, and PC versions of GTA V. When playing as Franklin, you'll take on a job from the Los Santos Tourist Board to document these. If you're successful, you will unlock the Kraken Sub.
Stock Car Races -- Win these events and you'll earn custom-made muscle cars.
Monkey Mosaics -- A street artist is tagging the walls of Los Santos will monkey-inspired silhouettes. Your job is track down and photograph every tag to earn new monkey outfits (for all players) and a special Go Go Monkey Blista for returning players.
New Vehicles and More -- Up for grabs for returning players is the Cheval Marshall monster truck and the faster moving and more maneuverable Blimp.
In addition to this content, Rockstar says there will be a "bounty" of new content for all players--returning and new--including an array of vehicles and "more surprises."
Rockstar also reminded players that your existing Grand Theft Auto Online characters will carry forward to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or PC regardless of which platform you originally played on. In addition, anyone who preorders GTA V will receive $1 million worth of in-game currency, which will be split evenly between single-player and GTA Online.
Lastly, Rockstar answered a series of fan questions today about the upcoming Xbox One, PS4, and PC versions of GTA V. You can see the questions and responses, written by Rockstar staff, published below.
GTA V launches for Xbox One and PS4 on November 18, while the PC version is coming January 2015.
What about the exclusive in-game content I originally received for purchasing the PS3 or Xbox 360 Special Edition or Collectors Edition last year? Will I be able to access that content on PS4, Xbox One or PC?
Yes, if you purchased the Special Edition or the Collector’s Edition last year, when you upgrade to one of the new systems, you will automatically have those items unlocked and accessible. Those in-game bonuses include the Stunt Plane Trials, Bonus Outfits and Tattoos, and the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer all for Story Mode use; as well as the Custom Classic GTA Parent Characters and the high-end Khamelion electric car for GTA Online. Furthermore, if you missed out on your chance to buy a CE or SE the last time around, we will also make all of that content available for all players on PS4, Xbox One and PC to earn and acquire with in-game cash (original SE and CE owners will not have to spend any in-game cash to obtain them, they will automatically be accessible upon upgrade).
Can you only make the GTA Online character progress transfer once? If I transfer my GTA Online character to the new systems, will I still be able to play with him/her on my PS3 or Xbox 360?
Yes, you will only be able to transfer your character once. After transferring your character to PS4, Xbox One, or PC, you can continue playing with him/her on your PS3 or Xbox 360 but the progress you make while playing is not shared to the character you transferred to your new version.
Will PC players also receive the exclusive upgrade content like the Dodo and Dukes?
Yes indeed! The content detailed above will be available to returning players on all three new platforms.
Will any of these updates being made for the new systems be also made available for the previous generation of consoles?
The vastly enhanced graphics and many other gameplay updates on the new versions of Grand Theft Auto V are really only made possible by virtue of the powerful new hardware of the new consoles and PC. Some of the other updates such as the upgrade content detailed above are being designed exclusively as a reward for returning players so those will not be released on the previous versions; however do stay tuned for more updates to be made available for Grand Theft Auto Online across all platforms and we’ll have more information on that soon.
Will my created Jobs transfer over to the new systems?
Yes, any Jobs you’ve published in GTA Online using the Creator tool will transfer over so that you and others can continue playing them on the new platforms. Please be aware however that Leaderboards, Snapmatics, Playlists and bookmarks are unique to the console generation you made them on so those will not carry over. (GTAV photographers should get ready to take all-new high-res Snapmatics!)
Will 30-person GTA Online sessions include competitive modes such as Races and Deathmatches?
Yes, they will! GTA Online on the new systems will support 30 players not just in Free Roam but in competitive modes as well (unless of course the Job you’re playing has been designed to be set to a specifically lower player max). We look forward to seeing what unique matches the community can create for a vastly increased number of players.
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