One of the greatest video games of the last console generation was, without a doubt, Grand Theft Auto V. Even though there have been eight months since the launch date and an increasing number of gamers that switch to Xbox One and PS4, Rockstarknows how to maintain their fans engaged.
One of those methods is allowing the Community to create its own content for the Online component of the game. The most interesting Jobs are selected by Rockstar, to which they make small edits and transform them in Rockstar Verified so both PS3 and Xbox 360 owners could try them out.
This week GTA Online gets 10 New Rockstar Verified Jobs, which can be accessed from the Rockstar Verified section of the Pause menus. Or you can follow the links to their Social Club pages to bookmark them for easy access.
Wolfman211 does his bit for Queen, Country and the English Pride Crew with this 8-player Land Race around the docks that picks up directly where previously Verified Job “4-way Madness” left off. With an interconnected network of paths and ramps amongst the shipping containers, Criss Cross Dock Race presents plenty of opportunity for mid-air collisions, head-on crashes and awesome drifts.
Assassin2071, a member of both the Creators Core Club and the GTA Content Creators Crews gets a first Verified nod with this high speed super car race at Los Santos Airport. Wide sweeping turns around the terminal approach roads allow you to keep pedal to the metal for much of the course. That is, until you meet one of the two tricky hairpin turns. Brake hard to get through these cleanly and the checkered flag will be yours for the taking. Watch out also for tight spots between the pillars – the slightest jostle from a competitor can send you to the back of the pack.
Creator Refuso has picked out two quiet, bucolic streams in the Vinewood Hills unsullied by the dirty denizens of nearby Los Santos and decided to careen down them in noisy Sanchez dirtbikes. The result is a thrilling white-knuckle ride that requires wrestling your ride like a bucking mule through the overgrown bushes and tricky terrain. Lobby hosts should be sure to leave traffic turned on for an extra challenge on the on-road section that transitions between the streams.
2 Mile Lap Divided set the standard for Races that double back across the length of an entire bridge. STOFFER22 has taken that concept in a new direction via careful placement of chicken sheds along the bridge over Lago Zancudo. The layout beckons players to practice their bob and weave all the way along the bridge and back. A smooth satisfying curve can quickly be brought to an end if you spin out. Not to worry if you fall behind, there’s plenty of options to exact retribution by cynically smashing into the leaders.
This is a classic two team ‘stronghold’ map, with a fortified structure in the center and team start points on either side. The team to hold the fort has a defensive advantage but powerful weapons litter the grounds to help attackers flush them out. When not creating kick ass Deatmatches, 420RayRay1983 is the leader of the 92-strong GTA Marinez, who are a team looking to become an army. Enlist now.
eMonstar420 of the Ganja Outlaws, who are shortly to be featured on the official Rockstar Games Twitch Channel Crew Battle series, has created a tight and technical Race through the car parks of downtown Los Santos. An elusive and difficult course that will throw you off guard just when you think you’ve got it nailed. We recommend playing it through with the Albany Roosevelt, released with The Valentine’s Day Massacre Update in February. It is the perfect vehicle to throw around the tight corners and into the short straightaways.
Scatalogically minded Social Club member IckyDoodyPoopoo has put together this well-constructed land race using the on and off ramps of a couple of Freeways in downtown Los Santos. A highly technical course that will test your ability to brake late, drift smoothly and accelerate out of each turn. As you check out your opponents in the rear view mirror, don’t forget to watch out for that doody.
On Twitter, Fachuro identifies as “a GTA Race creator”. With 63 Races created across both platforms, as well as a Rockstar Verified achievement, who can argue? The Academic is a lap Race for Coupes through the faux-Spanish architecture in Rockford Hills. With little room to overtake, be sure to maximize the speed boost from the starting grid, and line up a slipstream on the wide downhill sections to slingshot you around the final corner of the lap. Keep an eye on Fachuro’s YouTube page for videos of other great creations
The Watch Tower is a game of two halves – first, in four teams of 2, all players must attack the central area where the Capture bags are protected by heavily armed militia in strategic positions. Working with the opposition teams may be the only way to breach the defenses. Then, once the militia have been defeated and all the bags are in play, the game becomes all-out-war. Base defense will be key to prevent your hard-won bags being recaptured by the opposition.
A hugely enjoyable Deathmatch in the residential alleys of Strawberry. Creator (and part-time Twitter philosopher) TIdoubleGGRR has placed emergency vehicles and burnt out buses throughout the landscape. The rallying cry is loud and clear: “Wake up, grab a fistful of steel to raise hell on the streets of South Central Los Santos and take the power back!”
I choose to play games because of their storylines and not their graphics. If a game doesn’t have a good story, that makes you connect with the protagonist or other characters, then you won’t remember it after a couple of years.