The joyful day of Thanksgiving may be over in the United States, but Rockstar Games, developers behind the very popular and very well supported Grand Theft Auto V
, looks to keep the sharing and caring of Thanksgiving going all the way through the weekend with the announcement of double rewards, a new adversary game mode, and discounts on apartments and vehicles for "GTA Online".
Starting with the most urgent part of the news, which is already in progress for today only
, players can entertain their weekend guests at their bests with 40% off all apartments. Of course, a crib in "GTA Online" isn't a crib unless its garage is ram packed with only the slickest of rides. The 25% off all vehicles should help players out if they have a few spaces to fill in one of their apartments.
Participate in any of the game's online Adversary modes from now through until Sunday night and you'll be rewarded with Double GTA$ and Double RP. If you're still trying to unlock the Above the Law
achievement on the Xbox One or the Xbox 360 version
, this weekend is a prime time for you to cut down the playing time it would normally take to unlock 80 Gamerscore.
Lastly, and most certainly not least, Rockstar has announced a new adversary game mode that will be joining the selection of playlists permanently for the Xbox One version of GTA V - "Running Back". As you will probably be able to tell already, the new game mode is inspired by American Football, which will look to dominate Football fans' time this weekend.
Rockstar breaks down the latest game mode and shares details on how it works:
Two teams (a total of 4-8 players) square off from opposing sides of a roadway. The elusive Runner, behind the wheel of a Benefactor Panto, must go the distance and get across the end zone line at the far end of the highway with the help of their offensive teammates in BF Biftas. Meanwhile, their defensive-minded opponents (also in Biftas) must ruthlessly block, crash and pummel their way to try to stop them.
This new mode is available at three different locations: Raton Canyon Bridge, La Mesa Bridge and Zancudo Tunnel.
The discounts on apartments and vehicles in Grand Theft Auto V's
"GTA Online" is for today only. The double GTA$ and RP awards are already live and last through until Sunday, November 29th at an unspecified time.