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Rockstar still has some big plans for Grand Theft Auto V, despite the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 is just around the corner with a launch set to take place in early 2018. Regardless, Rockstar rolled out an expansive list of all the content that gamers can expect to get their hands on in the coming months for GTA V.
In the news post on the official Rockstar website, the developers announced that there's an all new Transform Races mode inbound that completely changes the way players interact in multiplayer races. Much like the Iron Man competitions, the Transform Races mode allows players in GTA Online to race between land, sea, and air all in one go.
The stunt race mode is a unique twist on the multiplayer component of the game, as players will have to use a variety of vehicles across a variety of different race types in order to pull out a win against seemingly impossible odds.
The Transform Races mode is set to go live later in the month of October. No exact date was given, but it was also confirmed that all of the features of the Transform Races will also be made available for gamers who create a custom player-made course throughout the GTA Online landscape.
Later on in the fall there's a new Adversary Mode set to be added to the game called Condemned, which is a free-for-all mode where one player has a death-timer over their head and they must hot potato the timer onto another player before time runs out.
Another Adversary Mode is also in the works called Dogfight, where players will battle it out in aerial PvP combat using GTA 5's expansive cache of aeronautics vehicles. And speaking of aerial combat... Rockstar will be adding a new Hunter attack helicopter, along with two new road-based vehicles called the Coil Cyclone and Vigilante.
The Vigilante looks very similar to Tim Burton's 1989 depiction of Batman's Batmobile, with an all black, Stealth Bomber-style design, flames jetting out of the back, and a lot of angular, sleek curves to top off the design.
Additionally, Rockstar also confirmed that new weaponized vehicles will also be added to the mix for gamers looking to get in on the vehicular combat game. If you wanted less running-and-gunning and more Mad Max-inspired driving-and-shooting, well then you'll likely enjoy the new updates for GTA Online.
Rockstar is keeping the fire of online competition alive with consistent and frequent updates to the GTA Online portion of GTA 5, even though the game is now four years old. This level of support for a third-person console shooter is seemingly unprecedented.
I wonder if Rockstar will be just as kind to Red Dead Redemption 2 when the game and the multiplayer goes live in 2018 for Xbox One and PS4? While you ponder on that existentially challenging question, you can enjoy the new Transform Races and the new vehicles set to arrive in GTA Online for home consoles and on Steam for PC.