In the ongoing saga that is the evolution of Grand Theft Auto V
's GTA Online
mode, Rockstar has divulged some updates on the progress and development of their online world.
This week, they will be releasing Deathmatch and Race Creator Beta which will give gamers "access to some of the same tools as our own game design and development team" which will allow them to "craft [their] own custom blood-soaked gunfights, high-octane street races, screaming jet dogfights and more." These creations can be published via the Rockstar Games Social Club so that anyone can check them out. With this new update, players can create and customize Jobs for the following modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Race, GTA Race, and Rally Race.
As with all user-created works, Rockstar will be regularly reviewing the best of the best and will recognize and distinguish them as "Rockstar Verified Jobs" which will be shared out to the entire GTA Online
The Deathmatch and Race Creators will come in the form of a free update and gamers will need to have a Social Club account linked to their Gamertag to use them. Creators is also in Beta, so Rockstar thanks gamers in advance for kindly pointing out any areas that require improvement. Issues can be reported to the GTA Online
Another feature which Rockstar aims to implement in December is "Capture", a "proper GTA
twist on classic capture the flag". Here are the details:
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. The free Capture update will bring a host of new jobs to GTA Online, accessible via the open world and also directly through your phone. Capture is broken down into four variations - ‘Raid’, ‘Contend’, ‘Hold’ and ‘GTA’ – we will give you full details on each of these next week.
And now for the bad news, two hotly anticipated features have both been pushed back later into 2014, GTA Online
Heists and GTA V
Story Mode Updates. Rockstar says they're currently developing and polishing the online Heists and will be giving more detail in the New Year. Furthermore, they are planning "substantial additions in 2014 continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor's action, mayhem and unexpected adventures in Southern San Andreas."
The update for Deathmatch and Race Creators is expected to drop sometime today, December 10th.