The developer announced a new update for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game that brings public multiplayer events to the online space called Freemode Events, which are coming in a September 15 update.
We knew moving forward that the game’s online performance could be in jeopardy if we continued to pile in new content. But after some creative programming, we were able to deliver the two-part Ill-Gotten Gains update. GTA Online will not be receiving the Freemode Events update on these systems. Why? Check it out below. The update will bring seamlessly integrated activities, says Rockstar, pushing gamers directly into the chaos sans lobbies, waiting for the game to load, menus, and other things.
It doesn’t matter if you’re cruising the city, robbing a liquor store, shooting at other players, browsing the Internet through your phone, lounging in your hideout or buying clothes, random events will popup out of nowhere and give you a chance to join. There is also a variety of new stunt challenges coming via Freemode Events, such as longest wheelie challenges, farthest vehicle jumps, etc. The major patch brings Freemode Events, special encounters available straight from the freemode, filled with instant action.
These Freemode Events range from Hunt the Beast; where one player has superpowers and everyone else must hunt them down, to Penned In; a game mode which players must stay within a moving arena for as long as possible while knocking other players outside – if they fall out of the circle, their vehicles explode.
Also included with next week’s update are two brand new Adversary Modes. The circle starts massive (easily enough for 40 vehicles), but slowly shrinks to the size of one auto after about 10 minutes; all the while shifting direction while the pack jostles for position inside it. Easier said than done when your bike is wedged between two monster trucks, so vehicle selection is critical – even more so when you’re weaving between the ridged earth and snaking trails of the Los Santos wind farms. This lets players build their own movies using flexible editing tools, with all-new features (also due on PC) like ambient audio, sound effects library and Snapmatic integration.