Rockstar Games plans to change many aspects of GTA 5's multiplayer this spring and also add a few new features. Today they gave a full run-down on their plans.
The first item on their agenda is updating the Content Creator. The toolset currently lets players build custom deathmatches and races within GTA Online. Starting next week, though, players will be able to construct Capture Mode missions as well. As usual, the best of the best will be named "Rockstar Verified" by the developers and published across both platforms.
Rockstar will later release the High Life Update, similar to the Business and Valentine's Day DLC packs recently earlier in the year. This content pack gives players several high-end items to purchase, including the Dinka Thrust motorcycle, Bullpup Rifle, and three new cars. This new equipment can be spied in the screenshot gallery below.
Additionally, the High Life Update will grant players the ability to own two properties with garages. The DLC offers some new luxury apartments as optimal second homes. The Mental State player statistic, meanwhile, will let you see how aggressive your fellow players are. The High Life DLC will also add a slew of new jobs to GTA Online.
This spring Rockstar will add the long-awaited cooperative heists to the game. Rockstar didn't offer much information on this feature or a release date. They say that more details are coming soon, though. You'll have plenty of time to keep making fake heists.
"And later this year, look for even more additions to both Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, including more holiday-themed updates, some very exciting Story Mode DLC and much more," the developers said on the Rockstar Newswire.
Rockstar is also planning some tweaks to GTA Online based on gamer feedback. A new Non-Contact option for Races will turn off collision between player vehicles so you can have a pure test of driving ability. Players will receive bonus RP if they thumbs up or thumbs down content after playing it. Payouts for Parachute, Races, Deathmatches and LTS Jobs with less than 4 players will be boosted as well.
The studio says that they're still committed to wiping out cheaters as well.
"We are closing RP exploits and will be adjusting the RP totals of players who we know for certain to have gained illegitimate RP by cheating. Your RP will only be adjusted if you participated in mods, hacks, DNS redirects, manipulation of cloud files, or other similarly nefarious behavior. If you grinded short legitimate missions or otherwise gained a small amount of RP without modding, your RP should not be affected by this correction."