‘GTA Online’ Update Brings Match Creation, Capture Mode Previewed

    December 9, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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Grand Theft Auto Online has had a hard time finding its feet, but developer Rockstar is slowly getting the online mode for Grand Theft Auto V into a playable (and hopefully fun) state.

Today Rockstar announced that the long-promised game mode creation tools will be released in beta form this week. Players will be able to use a “Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta” to make their own jobs for deathmatch, team deathmatch, race, GTA Race, and Rally Race modes. Other players will then be able to play those created jobs and share them again through the Rockstar Games Social Club. The beta will be coming out with the GTA Online update that will begin rolling out on December 10.

The new content creator may end up being just the crowd-sourced solution that the content-starved GTA Online needs. Rockstar has promised to take the best of user-created games and feature them as “Rockstar Verified Jobs” that will be shared with everyone playing GTA Online.

In addition to the new creation tools, Rockstar today teased a brand new game mode for GTA Online. The new mode, called “Capture” is a capture the flag-type mode that pits teams against each other with the objective to steal vehicles or packages from each other. Up to four squads will be able to play at one time, working together to infiltrate enemy territory and put those heist skills to work. The mode will be available in four sub-modes – raid, contend, hold, and GTA.

Capture mode will not be coming with this week’s update, but Rockstar has teased that it will be coming by the end of the year. Looking further into the future, the developer is also now teasing full cooperative heists for GTA Online, as well as expansions for the single-player GTA V.

  • Kevin b

    Seems cool, but my Military Anis disappeared with the update… And it looks like someone had a party in my garage. Beer bottles are all over the floor!

  • http://Ign Wil

    So I guess they patched the sell car deal. No more easy millions anymore.

  • Bob

    Too little too late. You come out with a content creator BETA?… Beta should’ve been out a week or two ago. Instead a long awaited beach bum pack came out that was complete garbage. I’m level 114 with $9 million EARNED and still think the only way you can save your game is to reset characters (or ban those that cheated). Even then you will have lots of people quit and I would debate it. With new content and hopefully heists before next year you will probably see a lot of people come back, but a content creator to let you change options of the modes? 3 days later everyone will be over it… Oh and you’re nerfing of everything will make everyone really want to race I’m sure.