Free GTA Online beta patch out this week, co-op heists and story DLC promised for 2014

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Rockstar Games will this week release a beta version of the planned GTA Online content creator, the ‘Deathmatch and Race Creators’ tool, and has announced that new story missions for Grand Theft Auto V’s campaign will be out in 2014 along with the promised online co-operative heist missions.


Sometime this week (for the week starting December 9th if you’re reading this in the far-flung future), Rockstar will release the Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta which will allow you to build your own content for GTA Online’s game modes, including Deathmatch and Race events, while also being able to play the Jobs created by others.

Rockstar will be regularly reviewing content created by GTA Online players and sharing them with other users, and plans to send out the patch enabling the Beta tomorrow, December 10th. Here are the modes you’ll be able to play with:

- Deathmatch
- Team Deathmatch
- Race
- GTA Race
- Rally Race

Prepare to Hold After Release

Over the course of December, Rockstar will also be releasing a new competitive team mode for GTA Online in the form of the ‘Capture’ game type, described thus:

“A proper GTA twist on classic capture the flag, Capture mode brings territory infiltration and a new form of team-versus-team treachery into GTA Online. Up to four squads battle to steal contraband, trucks, buses or whatever from opponents’ bases using high-speed vehicles, explosive weaponry and cunning teamwork. Craft, cooperation and team tactics are key.”

This free update will bring new Jobs to GTA Online, too, with four variations of Capture accessible in the world or through your in-game phone, namely Raid, Contend, Hold and GTA.

Giving ‘Em What They Want in 2014

GTA Online and Grand Theft Auto V will both benefit from content drops in 2014 as well, with the long awaited co-operative heists promised for next year in the former, and new story mode missions planned for the latter – here’s Rockstar again:

GTA Online Heists

“We know many of you in the GTA Online community are super excited for the debut of co-operative Heists. Heists are currently in development and we are working very hard to get them as polished and as fun as they can be. Stay tuned for much more detail in the New Year.”

GTAV Story Mode Updates

“For those ready to jump back into the story of Grand Theft Auto V, we have big plans for substantial additions in 2014 continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor’s action, mayhem and unexpected adventures in Southern San Andreas.”

The future of GTA Online and Grand Theft Auto V look very bright – are you looking forward to it or have you already stopped playing? Will these updates bring you back?

Source: Rockstar Newsire

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