A new, competitive ‘Inch By Inch’ gamemode is available now for GTA Online, allowing players to earn double XP as part of Rockstar’s ‘Adversary Modes Week.’
Nearly three years after its initial release date, Grand Theft Auto 5 is still coming up with new ways for players to play the game’s well-loved online mode. Today, developer Rockstar has released its new team-based “Inch By Inch” game mode across all current-gen platforms.
Inch By Inch is a game mode that was revealed to players this week and features teams of two that attempt to carry a package to their opponents’ endzone in order to score a point. Rockstar told Grand Theft Auto 5 fans that securing the package would not be an easy task, claiming you will have to “claw your way through a hail of bullets” in order to get to your destination. Because the package-carrying player is unable to use any of their weapons, teams must work together to advance inch by inch towards their goal line.
The carrying player can also make use of a burst of speed in order to switch up the pace of the game a little, but the developer has stated that “tenacity and teamwork are required” if teams want to have success in this game mode. To celebrate the launch of “Inch By Inch,” Rockstar is offering double in-game currency and RP to players in the mode from now through April 14.
This is part of GTA Online‘s “Adversary Modes Week” which began on April 8 and will also end on the 14th, which allows access to a big sale at Ammu-Nation on weapons and armor. Due to the new update, GTA‘s servers are likely to be more populated than ever and, according to Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick, the game is still exceedingly profitable for the publishers.
As with prior GTA 5 updates, Grand Theft Auto 5‘s online mode has also been updated with a new car today, in the form of the Vapid Minivan. The vehicle is available to purchase from Benny’s Original Motor Works for all those that prefer the safety of a van to the style of a lowrider. You can see a stylishly customized version of the car below, proving that you can still look good while also getting a reasonable gas mileage.
Unfortunately for players who are yet to make the switch to current-gen systems, this new update is not available on Xbox 360 or PS3 consoles. After the game was brought onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4, several updates have not been available for older consoles, though it has allowed GTA 5 to surpass a massive 60 million sales, due in part to the remastering for the new generation.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.