Grand Theft Auto V Update on September 15 Adds Freemode Events, Rockstar Editor
On September 15, Grand Theft Auto V will be updated on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, adding the Rockstar Editor, two new Adversary Modes, and Freemode Events to Grand Theft Auto Online.
Detailed in the above video, Freemode Events take “full advantage of the latest generation of consoles and PC hardware,” offering no menus, lobbies, or load times. All you need to do is open a Freemode session with Friends, Crewmates, rivals, and randoms where new games and challenges will appear.
One of these events can kick off at any given moment while in Freemode, and you can customize your session to decide exactly which ones will happen – so you can play as much or as little of this new content as you like. With countless variations on each Freemode Event, there are tons of unique new experiences, each offering new opportunities for reaping GTA$ and RP in GTA Online.
Feeling locked and stocked? Look out for King of the Castle – an every man for himself turf war where you’ll need to ascend and claim the designated ‘castle’ as your territory – and then fend off everyone else as they go all out to dethrone you. Form fragile alliances and work together in modes like Hunt the Beast, where one volunteer is temporarily transformed into a faster, stronger, beastly character who must escape relentless pursuers. Freemode Events also take the shape of insane stunt challenges, such as popping the longest wheelie, catching the most air in a land vehicle, or performing the most near misses in a vehicle without crashing.
Additionally, you’ll find two brand new Adversary Modes in the September 15 update:
- Hunting Pack – You’re part of a team tasked to deliver a priority vehicle rigged to explode if it drops below a minimum speed, while your opponents race, ram and batter to take it down.
- Cross the Line – Where heavily-armed squads face off across a neutral zone – with the goal of having all team members strategically penetrate their opponents territory to claim victory.
Finally, the Freemode Events Update next week adds the Rockstar Editor to PS4 and Xbox One, complete with new features like ambient audio and sound effects library, Snapmatic integration, Director Mode updates, and more.