Rockstar is launching its “Last Team Standing” event weekend in “Grand Theft Auto 5 Online” to coincide with its latest update of the same name, which reached Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players on Thursday.

The move was a bit out of character for the New York City-based game developer, which typically launches its updates on Tuesdays, but players weren’t complaining, since this is the first downloadable content released by the developer since the “San Andreas Flight School” update in late August.

gta-team Rockstar's latest update, the "Last Team Standing," launched on Thursday. Photo: Courtesy/Rockstar

Heists still weren’t included in update 1.17, leaving many to wonder if the feature to participate in heists won’t launch until the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions in November.

The “Last Team Standing” update introduced two new weapons, new vehicles and a new creator mode that allows players to create their own jobs and add rounds that pit teams against one another.

The event will run from Friday until Sunday and offer players in-game cash and RP bonuses.

Check out the details about the upcoming event weekend below.

[Via the Rockstar Wire]

FREE UNLOCKABLE "PLEASE STOP ME" MASK & AMMO REWARDS FOR COMPLETING THE EVENT PLAYLIST

In honor of Carcer City’s most infamous survivor, if you complete the LTS Event Weekend Playlist (containing 5 brand-new 16-player LTS Jobs from the LTS Creator Update), you are automatically awarded the maniacal Smileys’ “Please Stop Me” Manhunt throwback mask to strike fear into the hearts of your enemies. Not only that, but every time you complete the Event Playlist, you'll be rewarded with an arsenal of ammunition and incendiaries in order to make sure you and your Crew are well equipped to take it to the enemy. Contents include:

            3 Sticky Bombs

            3 Grenades

            3 Molotovs

            100 Sniper bullets

            200 Shotgun shells

            500 Rifle rounds

            1 Body Armor

To access the Playlist, look for the "Event" option on the GTAV loading screens, or find The Last Team Standing Event Playlist in the Rockstar Playlists section of the GTA Online Start Menu.

FREE LTS TEAM BETTING STAKES MEAN BIG GTA$ PAYOUTS FOR WINNERS

With the Last Team Standing Update, we've raised the betting cap on all Jobs to $10,000 and, this weekend only, we're fronting up to $7,000 in betting stakes for every player in every Last Team Standing Job -  including those in the Event Weekend Playlist. The size of the free stake is based on the number of rounds in that particular Job (rounds are a new feature we've added to LTS - read up on them here) and the bet is automatically placed on your own Team, so make sure you bring your best back-up to ensure maximum GTA$ winnings. If you win, you could reap big bucks; if you lose, then you lose nothing but your own pride.

GET DOUBLE RP WHEN PLAYING LAST TEAM STANDING - INCLUDING NEW LTS CREATOR JOBS

Whether you’re playing one of the 10 new Rockstar Created Last Team Standing Jobs, or one of the original fan-favorite ones like “Cypress Flats LTS” or “Beacon Theater LTS” – or one of the tons of player-created LTS Jobs being published as we speak by virtue of the new Last Team Standing Creator Mode – you will rack up Double RP all weekend long. This includes the entirety of the Event Weekend Playlist giving you all the more reason to Crew up and buck 'em down.

EXTRA BONUS RP WHILE PLAYING WITH CREWMATES

On top of Double RP for all LTS Jobs all weekend, RP bonuses while playing LTS Jobs with Crew members will be increased to 20%. Since this stacks with this weekend's Double RP bonus while playing LTS, this means you could earn up to 140% over standard RP if you play with your Crewmates. That's some serious strength in numbers, so head over to your Crews' profile pages to sound the call and find out who from your ranks will be Online and when.

HALF-PRICE DISCOUNTS ON CREW CLOTHING, TATTOOS AND VEHICLE MODS

To unite your team in Last Team Standing Jobs (and to avoid any friendly fire), make sure your Crewmates are properly kitted out in matching team outfits. Organization is key to winning team-based game modes, and a well presented line-up will instantly let the opposition know that you ain't nothing to mess with. Show your allegiance with a 50% discount on Crew Clothing sporting your color and Emblems. To cement your brotherhood or sisterhood, Los Santos Customs are discounting paint and tire smoke in your Crew Colors by 50%, as well as Emblems for the hood and side panel of your car. And to make sure that your whip is truly ready for battle, why not pick up Armor and Bulletproof Tires while you're there, also discounted at 50%. Finally, for a real display of lifelong-commitment to your clan, get matching tattoos for 50% off and show that solidarity on your skin.

BONUS SPECIAL CRATE DROPS FEATURING THE EXCLUSIVE FIST TEE

In between your LTS weekend wars, regroup in Freemode and look out for Special Crate Drops falling from the sky. There will be one dropping in each session you play all weekend and will be filled to the brim not only with GTA$ stacks, RP, heavy-duty RPGs, miniguns, and sticky bombs - but this weekend only, you'll also collect a limited-edition Fist t-shirt (as seen in the screenshot below) for to properly represent your fighting prowess.

#LTS CREATOR COMPETITION

With LTS mode support newly added to the GTA Online Creator tool, there's another opportunity for you to display your talents and create a Last Team Standing Job worthy of getting Verified and winning the LTS Creator Competition. To participate, get Online and find the Creator in the GTA Online Start Menu. From there, you'll have the opportunity to create your own Last Team Standing Job in your desired area of the map. Once you've perfected and published it, head to your Jobs on Social Club and tag your best with #LTS. We will play and pick 5 favorites to Verify and aware their Creators with GTA$1M and an exclusive BODYBAG in-game license plate.

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