Heists have finally arrived in “Grand Theft Auto 5.” The feature, which was promised last spring, reached the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the game Tuesday. The PC version of Rockstar’s action-adventure game will reach players April 14, and heists will already be included.
Heists are a new four-player cooperative experience for “GTA Online,” the online mode for “GTA 5.” The feature will include numerous missions that offer new gameplay, vehicles, scenarios and weapons. Players will engage in many different activities, including hacking, precision driving, stealth infiltration, sniping, skydiving, aerial dogfighting and more.
To install heists, start “GTA 5” from your console and make sure there is an online connection. Follow the update prompts on your screen.
Heists were promised last April, and millions of players spent months guessing when the feature would reach “GTA Online.” When Rockstar announced that PC, Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game were in the works, adding heists to the seventh-generation consoles was placed on the backburner.
“GTA 5” originally launched in November of 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, generating more than $800 million in worldwide revenue within 24 hours and surpassing $1 billion in sales within three days. Six weeks later, Rockstar revealed it had sold nearly 29 million copies of the game to retailers. As of August 2014, “GTA 5” had moved more than 34 million units. “GTA V,” which received highly favorable reviews, was the 15th installment in the “GTA” series and the first game since 2008’s “GTA IV.”
The game reached the eighth-generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2014, and will reach the PC in April.