Grand Theft Auto 5 Online Walkthrough

2 October 2013
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Grand Theft Auto 5 Online Walkthrough

Now that GTA Online has finally gone online after October 1, 2013, our Grand Theft Auto 5 Online walkthrough will guide you through the new gameplay with strategy tips for this open world action-adventure game’s online mode on the Xbox 360 & PS3.

Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with every retail/digital copy of Grand Theft Auto V.

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  • Let’s start the Grand Theft Auto 5 Online walkthrough with an opening video!

    Please note that viewers must be at least 18 to watch, so no harm comes to those with innocent eyes. This game includes Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol.

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    Grand Theft Auto 5 Online Walkthrough

    Grand Theft Auto Online is a dynamic and persistent online world for 16 players that begins by sharing gameplay features, geography and mechanics with Grand Theft Auto V, but will continue to expand and evolve after its launch with new content created by Rockstar Games and the Grand Theft Auto community. Grand Theft Auto Online takes the fundamental Grand Theft Auto concepts of freedom, ambient activity and mission-based gameplay and makes them available to multiple players in an incredibly detailed and responsive online world.

    In Grand Theft Auto Online, players have the freedom to explore alone or with friends, work cooperatively to complete missions, band together to participate in activities and ambient events, or compete in traditional game modes with the entire community, all with the personality and refined mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V.

    Players can invest in their character through customizing their appearance, improving their stats, owning customized vehicles, purchasing personal property, and taking part in missions, jobs and activities to earn reputation and cash to open up new opportunities to rise through the criminal ranks. The world of Grand Theft Auto Online will constantly grow and change as new content is added, creating the first ever persistent and dynamic Grand Theft Auto game world.

    Hot Topics You Need To Know About From Rockstar:

    • Home and Garage Security

    There’s plenty of havoc and treachery you can cause out in the open world of course, but in order to prevent some really annoying “griefing”, we’ve designed house party invitations specifically to be a friendly social affair where players can visit each other’s pads without fear of having them ruined or losing their hard-earned vehicles in the process. If someone invites you into their property, then it is considered a friendly visit and you will not be able to shoot up their place or steal their cars from their garage. By the way, in any given lobby, if you and another player own the same piece of property, you will each be able to enter your own personal instance of that property at any given time. You will also be able to enter each other’s instance of that property if you exchange and accept an invite. This way, multiple instances of ownership of the same property within a lobby can co-exist.

    • GTA$ and Fair Play

    To allay some concerns we’ve heard on this subject, we can assure you that the game is designed such that the option of purchasable GTA$ should not disrupt the playing field – and there are a few mechanics in place to help ensure that. All players still have to rank up with Reputation Points (RP) in order to get access to purchase high-end items. No one can begin GTA Online and simply spend a lot of money out of the gate to get a leg up. You will have to earn your stripes and play to unlock access to the aspirational clothes, guns and other items. Please also remember that in GTA Online, hustling to afford the finer things by earning GTA$ doing robberies, stick-ups, winning races and other profitable activities is a fun gameplay experience rather than ever being a ‘grind’. As we mentioned on Wednesday, we will constantly tweak all areas of the game to make it play fairer and iron out any balancing problems (while fixing all the other problems we encounter!).

    • An Ever-Growing Collection of Jobs

    Grand Theft Auto Online is a long-term GTA experience that you can expect to be built-upon, to grow and to evolve in many ways in the coming weeks, months and beyond. As part of that, there will be a massive amount of Jobs available to play over time as we will be regularly adding new ones for you to enjoy. Additionally, you will soon be helping to add content to the game world yourselves, by creating custom Race and Deathmatch Jobs through the Content Creator tool which we plan to release this fall. Grand Theft Auto Online is a collaborative project between Rockstar and all GTA players worldwide, so expect that we’ll effectively be working on it together from day one. As a very small example, the Crew Hierarchies feature that was introduced a few weeks back on Social Club was a direct result of popular fan feedback from last year – and we’ll be looking at the GTA Online community’s feedback, input and ideas constantly to help inform how the game itself will grow and evolve.

    • The Character Creation System

    The hereditary-based character creation system of Grand Theft Auto Online allows for a multitude of options to create your avatar that will then inhabit the online world of Los Santos & Blaine County. Choose your gender then decide on your mother and father. From there, you can choose to give one parent genetic dominance or leave them more evenly matched. The choice is yours. Next, you adjust a set of lifestyle variables which help determine your character’s appearance and starting stats. Decide how much sleep he/she gets, how much partying they indulge in, how much honest work versus illegal activity, and more. Essentially, you can adjust the genetics to wind up with a fresh faced lad or lass or a grizzled, haggard degenerate or anywhere in between! You’ll also be able to preview your end result in real time all throughout to ensure you’re satisfied before putting your character on a direct flight to LS. Of course, once you’re out and about in the open world, you can further customize your character with haircuts, clothing and accessories to suit your tastes.

    • Exclusive Social Club Features

    In Grand Theft Auto Online, Social Club members get access to weaponry and vehicular unlocks, a whole new suite of Crew features to represent and coordinate with your squad, and special tools to get the most out of Rockstar Jobs and user-created Jobs when the Content Creator tool launches this fall. Check out the updated for an overview of GTA Online Social Club features including new Crew customization possibilities like Crew colors and Emblem vehicle decals, Crew messaging options, and Open or Closed Crew Sessions. Plus unlocks like the Sawed-Off Shotgun, the Annis Elegy RH8 and the John Marston Parent option to do the Marston family proud in the modern day West. Also stay tuned for info later in October about the very first GTA Online Social Club Events which will have special Event Playlists curated by Rockstar, reserved in-game license plate awards for top players, and more. So, if you haven’t joined, we recommend doing so!

    Introduction & How To Access GTA Online

    Welcome to the Grand Theft Auto 5 Online walkthrough! Let’s begin by watching the online mode’s introduction video.

    Intro: Grand Theft Auto Online is set a few months prior to the events of Grand Theft Auto V’s single player story.

    How To Access GTA Online: Access to Grand Theft Auto Online is free with your copy of Grand Theft Auto 5. On October 1st there will be a small downloadable Title Update released on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE. Upon installation of that Title Update, direct access to begin GTA Online will be unlocked in your GTA 5 game menu. You will be able to jump right into GTA Online via the 4th (bottom) slot in your GTA 5 character wheel.

    How To Start GTA Online & Character Creator

    Andy and Jane will be your voice-over commentator showing you around the game’s areas.

    How To Get Started In GTA Online: Just hit the A button on your Xbox 360 controller or press the X button on your PS3 controller on the loading screen when given the option. Or select the fourth character option at the bottom of the character select wheel in single player. Then create a character by selecting their parents and grandparents, choose your starting skills and appearance and you’re good to go.

    Watch a new female character arrive in Los Santos to meet Lamar at the airport.

    Here’s a Clothes Shop gameplay from early in GTA Online’s introduction missions.

    GTA Online Tips

    Here are key GTA Online tips to get started:

    #1. How To Deposit Money Via Phone Online.
    #2. Sell A Vehicle Daily.
    #3. Press Down On Directional-Pad To See Players And A Bigger Mini Map.

    Lamar Multiplayer Mission 1

    In GTA Online, you can carry out Jobs with, or compete against, players around the world.

    The first multiplayer mission for Lamar.

    Note: If you cannot seem to shoot another person in GTA Online, that means they are in the non-lethal Passive Mode, in which you pay $100 so you cannot be killed in exchange for not killing anyone either. Kill someone and Passive Mode ends.

    Important: Cash is key to success in GTA Online. Buy Apartments, vehicles and entertain yourself and others with various activities. You can earn cash by performing Jobs or purchase GTA Dollars (via microtransaction) from the Xbox Games Store/PlayStation Store.
    Any cash you earn will be added to your personal cash amount shown at the top right of the screen. Some of the cash you hold will be dropped when you die and other players can then steal it.

    For example, the most expensive apartment in GTA Online — in Eclipse Towers — can be bought for $400,000. You can either earn it in-game or pay for it with real money.

    Heist Multiplayer Mission 1

    The first heist multiplayer mission is a convenience store stick-up.

    Starter Tip: Don’t run in on foot and get a getaway car before you do a robbery.

    Here’s a proper heist getaway rampage, escaping the cops by land and by sea, trashing cars, and stealing jetskis.

    Tip #1: When robbing stores, shout into your microphone to make him hurry up. If you? don’t want to shout into your microphone, instead you can shoot the bottles behind the store owner at the register and he will get your money out faster.

    Tip #2: Instead of losing part of your money each time you get killed in GTA Online, use the online banking on your mobile phone to simply transfer money straight into your bank account. — More tips on how to do this in the “GTA Online Tips” section above.

    Survival Mode on Industrial Plant

    Upon your character reaching Rank 15, Survival Mode will become now available in GTA Online.

    Here’s a video guide on Industrial Plant, showing off 4 players giving it a shot. Pun intended.

    Impromptu Race

    You can challenge another player to an ‘Impromptu Race’ using the Interaction Menu.

    [Work-In-Progress: In the meantime, here are some random Missions…]

    Thanks to Jane and Andy, GamerForEternity, LightSamus & Diablo Pablo for the walkthrough videos.

    Do you need help anywhere? Please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments section below. We’re here to help out!


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  • About the author

    Ferry Groenendijk

    By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • Raz

      Looks fun! I hope GTA Online will come online for real sometime this week. No luck yet…

    • If you’ve downloaded the latest GTA 5 Title Update it should now work on both consoles, starting today. 🙂

    • Rick Dickens

      yea online works but seems as cheats dont work on online

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