Two years on from the release of Grand Theft Auto Online and still the multiplayer mode continues to pull in the big numbers, according to parent publisher Take-Two.
While he didn’t disclose official figures, company CEO Strauss Zelnick reaffirmed that players remain “highly engaged” in the online component, which recorded its most successful week ever — for both active players and revenue — during the holiday period.
News of GTA Online‘s continued success arrives on the heels of Rockstar nailing down details for the next GTA$ & RP event. Set to take place from today, February 5 though until February 11, there’s a whole host of content plans in place, the details of which are below.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP VIP WORK & CHALLENGES
Whether you’re aiming for that Employee of the Month plaque in an intra-organizational VIP Challenge or developing crucial teamwork skills in VIP Work, you’ll earn twice the cash and RP right up through Thursday, February 11th in all VIP Freemode activities. This includes protecting your VIP’s Yacht (or attacking a rival’s) in Piracy Prevention, assassinating a VIP-in-hiding in Executive Search or stealing the highest value vehicles you can in Auto Buyout.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP EXTRACTION & DROP ZONE PLAYLIST
The quickest way to double your money this weekend is via the 12-player Double GTA$ & RP Adversary Modes Playlist accessible directly from the GTAV launch screen. A single button press will put you into a Playlist with other like-minded corporate raiders, ready to play two of the most recent Adversary Mode additions to GTA Online: Extraction & Drop Zone. And if you want to replay the Double GTA$ & RP Playlist, there’s no need to reboot your kit! Simply find the Drop Zone & Extraction Playlist in the Rockstar Created Playlists section of the GTA Online pause menus.
GTA$500,000 VIP THRESHOLD
If you’re keen to finally earn access to the Executive washroom or get that startup you’ve been talking about off the ground, for this week only the amount of GTA$ required to become a VIP drops to just GTA$500,000. Remember: there’s no startup cost to set up your Organization, this is simply the amount of money you must have in your bank account to prove your VIP credentials. For steps on how to start your Organization, and a host of other useful gameplay information, check out our Game Tips on becoming successful VIPs and Bodyguards.
25% OFF ALL EXECUTIVES & OTHER CRIMINALS CARS AND HELICOPTERS
Executives & Other Criminals also unleashed a slew of brand new transportation options for the under fire VIP with a taste for the finer things in life. For the ultimate getaway vehicle there is the Benefactor Turreted Limo; you also have the choice of the Imponte Nightshade, Declasse Mamba or Bravado Verlierer; and in case you missed them, there are now armored versions of the Gallivanter Baller, Enus Cognoscenti and the Benefactor Schafter. All of these vehicles will see 25% taken off their list price through Feb 11th. And the talk around the Schlongberg Sachs watercooler this week is a limited time 25% discount on the Super Volito Carbon and Super Volito helicopters.
EXECUTIVES WEEK BENEFITS PACKAGE
In addition to all of the above, we’re throwing a few extra discounts the way of all Los Santos citizens to help them climb the ladder to the upper echelon of culture and sophistication. Look out for half price discounts on Robes & Smoking Jackets, a 10% discount on speedboats, sailboats and Seasharks from Docktease and a 10% discount on personalization options for Yachts.
DOUBLE GTA$ & RP IN RUNNING BACK – FEB 6TH & 7TH
And for those who prefer more traditional collision sports over executive team-building activities, there’s a Double GTA$ & RP bonus for competing in the Running Back Adversary Mode this weekend.
Did you help contribute to GTA Online‘s record-breaking holiday traffic?