Grand Theft Auto Online Promises Heist Missions This Spring

Grand Theft Auto Online Promises Heist Missions This Spring

Grand Theft Auto Online screen

Grand Theft Auto Online is just about ready to pull off some heists.

Grand Theft Auto Online has been running since October of last year but the team-based Heist Missions have yet to be incorporated into the action. It's a conspicuous absence; after all, why have a multiplayer GTA if you can't pull off major multiplayer crimes?

Rockstar said in December of last year that Heists could go live early in 2014 and now it appears that those wheels are in fact turning, as the studio announced today that the feature will be added this spring. And while "this spring" isn't exactly a hard-and-fast date, at least it's something - and since spring is already, you know, here, it presumably means we should see some action on this front in the very near future.

The addition of Heists is the big news here but a couple of other noteworthy updates are on the way as well. Starting next week, the Creator community will be able to make their own original Capture Jobs, the best of which will be marked as "Rockstar Certified," while the High Life Update will add new high-end apartment options, a Bullpup Rifle, new wardrobe items, three additional cars and the Dinka Thrust motorcycle. The High Life Update will also add new Jobs, allow players to own two separate properties and incorporate the Mental State stat, "which is designed to let you see just how passive or psychotically unhinged fellow players in your session really are."

Source: Rockstar Games

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At least they're not calling it GTAV anymore. GTAV was, in all honesty, just a demo for GTAO.

I think it's far too late for this.

If they had launched with them it would have been epic and probably had a really active user base but I logged on a month or two ago and it was dead, not like "the odd player" kind, it was stone cold dead! I was the only fucker playing.

People have sold their copy or have just moved on to titan fall or something. GTAV's time has come and gone, even launching heists when the "beach bum" stuff was launched would have been late to the game but 6 months after GTAO launched? This wont induce a pulse in player numbers.

MinionJoe:
At least they're not calling it GTAV anymore. GTAV was, in all honesty, just a demo for GTAO.

Not sure what it was; a little long for a demo but yea, a little short for a GTA game. Still, gotta love Trevor.

I've really been enjoying the Job Creator tool in GTAO. Others have been making some crazy stuff. I myself have made a series of (well liked) Tom Waits themed jobs. I got a great one planned for the Capture update: the perfect setting.

I'm also looking forward to having another garage. I just finished filling mine so this is really good timing. I had a feeling they were going to make some optional decorations for the apt. There seemed to be a lot of empty spaces on shelves and walls.

I would care of GTAO was playable. I can't walk half a foot without being obliterated by 5 tanks.

GonzoGamer:

Not sure what it was; a little long for a demo but yea, a little short for a GTA game.

They way I see it, Rockstar used GTAV only as a means of pimping out GTAO. Otherwise, the single-player GTAV would have had just as many updates and DLC packs as the online component.

But other than a few bug fixes, there's been nothing for GTAV. Their entire focus has been on GTAO. Which makes sense. There are no microtransactions in the single-player game.

omega 616:
I think it's far too late for this.

If they had launched with them it would have been epic and probably had a really active user base but I logged on a month or two ago and it was dead, not like "the odd player" kind, it was stone cold dead! I was the only fucker playing.

People have sold their copy or have just moved on to titan fall or something. GTAV's time has come and gone, even launching heists when the "beach bum" stuff was launched would have been late to the game but 6 months after GTAO launched? This wont induce a pulse in player numbers.

Really? You sure your online settings are kosher? I occasionally jump into a dead lobby but usually there's anywhere from 6-16 running around when I jump in. I even hosted a job the other night and it filled up to 16 pretty quickly.
I think the gradual roll out of updates has had the opposite effect: where people would've traded it in months ago, they want to hold onto it to see what the next update will have. It's all free (so far) so there's why not. I myself was pulled away from the game for a little while, then got all wrapped up in it again when the Valentines Day update launched.
What I do think hurt GTAO however was the disastrous launch: pretty much the worst things that could happen to the player were happening and I'm sure a lot of people gave up right then and who could blame them. The only ps3 title that might've been more buggy at launch was Fallout New Vegas.

MinionJoe:

They way I see it, Rockstar used GTAV only as a means of pimping out GTAO. Otherwise, the single-player GTAV would have had just as many updates and DLC packs as the online component.

But other than a few bug fixes, there's been nothing for GTAV. Their entire focus has been on GTAO. Which makes sense. There are no microtransactions in the single-player game.

Actually, all the stuff that they added to the Online marketplace has been added to the sp game too. If you go into gtav, you can have Trevor get all the new weapons and vehicles. Also, a part of this announcement was that they are coming out with gtav specific DLC which I imagine will be like the gta4 mission packs. I hoping it's a little more than what we got with gta4. It would be cool to have a new island...maybe one with Las Venturas.

While it could be interesting, I really stopped caring for GTA online awhile back. The missions were kind of repetitive and short lived, and once you had gotten the best house there wasn't much else to go for. I got some cool cars, though there were more I wanted but had no room for, so I guess that is interesting, but besides pvp and missions, all there was to do was rob shops or hunt bounties for money, and most bounties hid within their houses or left servers once they got a price on their heads.
Also, I remember them at one point saying early January for Heists so I wouldn't get what little hopes I would of had up for this.

ihavetwo:
I would care of GTAO was playable. I can't walk half a foot without being obliterated by 5 tanks.

Yeah, I realized real real quick that GTA:O was definitely better when played with people I already know.
Like MOBAs, the more randoms in the game, the worse it is.

MinionJoe:
At least they're not calling it GTAV anymore. GTAV was, in all honesty, just a demo for GTAO.

Wow, man, really?

Just the single player alone had more content then most games, I dont really know what sending of the gods game you were expecting out of GTA.

omega 616:
I think it's far too late for this.

If they had launched with them it would have been epic and probably had a really active user base but I logged on a month or two ago and it was dead, not like "the odd player" kind, it was stone cold dead! I was the only fucker playing.

People have sold their copy or have just moved on to titan fall or something. GTAV's time has come and gone, even launching heists when the "beach bum" stuff was launched would have been late to the game but 6 months after GTAO launched? This wont induce a pulse in player numbers.

I've got to disagree. Point number one is that there are still plenty of people playing GTA:O. I play on an almost daily basis and have yet to encounter a lobby with less than six players, and the vast majority are maxed out. Point number two - which grows from point number one - is that I think they did right by delaying the Heist missions. Had Rockstar enabled Heists from the start, thus allowing new players to instantly earn millions and buy everything on their wish list immediately, then players would as you have said gotten bored quickly and moved on. By delaying the launch of this and other features they have kept the player-base engaged.

Rockstar is like George RR Martin.

They say the good stuff in coming to GTAO, but for right now all you are seeing are a bunch of dicks.

This is too little, too late. If hiests would just "kill the game" then why bother adding them? People are waiting for heists, and half a year is way too long.

"Fucking finally" is all I really have to say on this matter. Maybe I'll actually be bothered to back.

Payday 2 already does the co-op heist thing and better. Why not just get that?

so they are finally making the game ready for the launch. whats that, it launched in 2013? Ah, right, its normal now to launch unfinished games, silyl me, expecting a full game at launch.

Can't see myself bothering if i don't dc almost immediately then no one joins any of the activity's i try starting.

GonzoGamer:

Actually, all the stuff that they added to the Online marketplace has been added to the sp game too. If you go into gtav, you can have Trevor get all the new weapons and vehicles.

Not that I've seen. And I checked last week to see if Update 1.11 added anything to SP. I saw no new cars, no new weapons, and each character still had only one 4-car garage available.

MinionJoe:

GonzoGamer:

Actually, all the stuff that they added to the Online marketplace has been added to the sp game too. If you go into gtav, you can have Trevor get all the new weapons and vehicles.

Not that I've seen. And I checked last week to see if Update 1.11 added anything to SP. I saw no new cars, no new weapons, and each character still had only one 4-car garage available.

Assuming you go to the marketplace and download the free content (beach bum pack, valentines day pack, business pack. You do have to manually download these free content updates, they're big enough they'd violate the title update size restrictions.) then you will find the new weapons on the right hand wall, where social club/collectors edition weapons go. The new cars will be in your 4 car garage, but through the interface. (The 4 car garages actually have an interface wherein you open a menu in the garage, and select the car from the list and it will spawn you out of the garage in that car. This stores all of your special vehicles, including anything earned through social club or the new content updates. I think it can store purchased vehicles this way, but I've not tested it extensively, just one sanchez.) The planes/boats in the content are accessible at the purchasable hanger/dock.

You're welcome.

Elijin:

Assuming you go to the marketplace and download the free content (beach bum pack, valentines day pack, business pack. You do have to manually download these free content updates, they're big enough they'd violate the title update size restrictions.) then you will find the new weapons on the right hand wall, where social club/collectors edition weapons go. The new cars will be in your 4 car garage, but through the interface. (The 4 car garages actually have an interface wherein you open a menu in the garage, and select the car from the list and it will spawn you out of the garage in that car. This stores all of your special vehicles, including anything earned through social club or the new content updates. I think it can store purchased vehicles this way, but I've not tested it extensively, just one sanchez.) The planes/boats in the content are accessible at the purchasable hanger/dock.

You're welcome.

Nope. I don't want it to be true because it undermines everything I've said and believe. LALALALACAN'THEARYOULALALAL! ;d

I'll give this a go tonight. Maybe my gripes about GTAV have already been alleviated.

And yes, thank you.

MinionJoe:

Nope. I don't want it to be true because it undermines everything I've said and believe. LALALALACAN'THEARYOULALALAL! ;d

I'll give this a go tonight. Maybe my gripes about GTAV have already been alleviated.

And yes, thank you.

In your defense, it isnt exactly clearly explained within the game. I found it through trying to work out why my little brother was missing the content. The only thing I might have been wrong on, is that you might have to click purchase on the new vehicles(for free) on your phone, before they appear in the garage. Cant remember whether they were automatically owned or not.

But go forth, have fun!

Also you might be interested in...

And later this year, look for even more additions to both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, including more holiday-themed updates, some very exciting Story Mode DLC and much more.

Escapist doesnt seem to have mentioned that part, but it can be found on the rockstar socialclub news page.

MinionJoe:

GonzoGamer:

Actually, all the stuff that they added to the Online marketplace has been added to the sp game too. If you go into gtav, you can have Trevor get all the new weapons and vehicles.

Not that I've seen. And I checked last week to see if Update 1.11 added anything to SP. I saw no new cars, no new weapons, and each character still had only one 4-car garage available.

Really? I haven't actually played story mode since they got Online working but every time they announce new stuff for online they say it will be available to the characters in story mode too.
http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/news/article/52202/The-Business-Update-for-GTA-Online-Is-Now-Available
Skip to the last paragraph for the part about SP.

It arrives way way to late, I;ve been playing on and off since launch I am now a level 170, I have one of the expesnive apartments, it's full of fully modded cars, I have all the weapons alongside all the mods for them and I have an attack chopper. the only reason I don't have a tank is because it's an OP vehicle used exclusively by talentless pussies and boats and jets are pretty much useless within the multiplayer game. So given that I also have over a million GTA dollars as well what exactly am I going to do with big payout heists?

Yet the game itself is still riddled with bugs, this is just a few that I can list from memory.

- Still no mute function in lobbies, withstanding the fact that a large majority of GTA players a total docuhe nozzels the only thing worse than having to deal with them in game is having to listen to the endless torrent of utter crap that these half wits spout.

- The servers are still pants, the game still suffers from random hitching and the favourite stuck at the zoom out city scape screen while switching between lobbies.

- The catch up system in races is broken, plain and simple broken. Catch up should work by giving a bonus to the guys at the back, not by slowing the guy at the front. Thsi means that the dicks that drive like dicks have to stop driving like dicks and actually drive well to get the catch up advantage, as it is now you can drive like a total fuck stick and still beat the guy who has driven the perfect race.

- The lag is awful, you see it in races, cars jumping round, worse still if one of these cars jumps from one position to where you happen to be they continue without issue you get thrown about.

- Talking or which the vehicle physics are a joke, specifically gravity. I can deal with the handling but the gravity in the game is a joke cars flip and spin in a totaly abusrd manner.

- Combat is a joke, the weapon combat is just about passable but try one of the many weapon free brawls to see just how bad the combat can get. Button presses that do nothing, hits that don't connect or do any damage, players who hit you despite not facing you and multi hits on your character that appear from no where.

- The Tank needs to be gone, it's OP, it's stupid and unless Rockstar plan to give us another vehicle that at least has the ability to go up against it then it just needs to fuck off. Players want to use Tanks give them a server and they can shoot their loads at each other day and night.

- This if they have no cash YOU need to pay for THEM destroying your vehicle. That needs to go away, if they are driving about in a tank and have no cash to pay for destroying your vehicle then the Tank gets repossessed and the cash for buying it gets returned to their account.

- Player created races and events need some level of control, their is some utter utter nonsense out there. Races that simply cannot be completed, so YOU get a bad sport tag for leaving them. Players that create unfinishable events need to be banned. If I am getting bad sport tagged because I have no option but to leave your created event then it should be YOU that gets punished not me.

- If Rockstar plan to introduce the heists then they need to increase the garage sizes, bring in new content and generally give players something to spend the heist cash on

 

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