If you’re looking for an escape from the everyday rat race, then consider exploring the wonderful world of Grand Theft Auto Online.
Just like the original Grand Theft Auto, the newest iteration of Rockstar’s popular series provides you with a heist mission that you can complete. But you won’t be doing so alone. In fact, you’ll be collaborating with up to three other players to pull off these robberies.
While the game does include most of the elements that helped establish the original Grand Theft Auto as a classic, such as driving and shooting your way through sprawling cities, it also adds various other gameplay elements that allow for more depth. For example, if you want to pull off a professional heist and don’t want to mess up, you’ll need to plan your raids carefully and use your skills and brains to complete them successfully.
With all these extra layers of gameplay, it’s no wonder that Grand Theft Auto Online is one of the most popular games across all of gaming. But how exactly can you make the most out of this new and improved edition?
Befriend The Local Police
One of the best things about Grand Theft Auto Online is that it allows you to be as devious as you want to be. It’s also one of the most densely populated online games out there, so if you want to find people to play with, you’re sure to find at least a few willing to collaborate with you. What’s more, you can actually join a group of players called the “\”San Jose Police Department.\” Within this group, you’ll find various officers who are willing to help you complete your missions as efficiently as possible. Not only that, but you can also expect the occasional patrol by the local police as well.
By establishing good rapport with these local cops, you’re sure to make accomplices out of them, which undoubtedly helps when planning large-scale heists. Not only that, but you’re also providing these local police officers with additional resources, which allows for better coverage and more efficient policing. So when you’re on the job, be sure to wear your police hat and make use of your police radio frequency as often as possible so that you can get the most out of your time in this massive open world.
Find A Good Location For Your Lairs
Once you have a good group of friends or colleagues, you can move on to finding a location for your base of operations. Since this is an online game and runs on the Rockstar Network, you’re sure to find countless abandoned buildings and other immersive locations which you can transform into your very own lairs. You can even name them after yourself if you want (or your friends if you’re playing with them).
Although there are advantages to running your heist operations out of a big, established hotel or other similar location, nothing beats the feeling of pulling off a heist when you know that the entire city is watching. That way, when you show up with your haul, everyone will know exactly what happened and who was responsible for the heist.
The point is, when you’re pulling off a heist, nothing can substitute the thrill of the heist itself. So whether you choose to do it all alone or with a small team of friends, the choice is entirely up to you.
Make Money By Robbing The Rich
One of the things that makes Grand Theft Auto Online such a popular game is that it allows you to carry out heist missions for the purposes of money. You’re not going to be able to “save the world” as you explore the game’s various cities and countryside, but you will be able to purchase a variety of vehicles, weapons, and other items which will help you complete the heist missions quickly and with style. And best of all, you won’t need a penny from the family budget.
What’s more, you’re not going to need to spend a dime on gas, as Rockstar has included a fantastic working air-conditioning system which allows you to chill during those sweltering heist missions. It makes even more sense when you consider that Grand Theft Auto Online is set in the sweltering Southern California, where the temperatures can be absolutely brutal. Being able to keep cool and comfortable as you commit robbery is essential for any heister!
If you’ve ever played the Thief series of games, you’ll know exactly what to expect when you dive into Grand Theft Auto Online. You won’t have any trouble getting into the swing of things, as the controls are mostly the same as they are in a typical stealth game. What’s more, this game includes all the bells and whistles of a modern Open World, allowing for all the immersive details which made its predecessors so memorable.
For those of you who want to get into the swing of things right away, there is a training mission where you can practice running heists with a team of up to three other players. Completing this training mission successfully allows for you to hit the streets and begin making money and friends as you explore the open world of Los Santos and its surrounding areas. And with any luck, by the end of that first night, you’ll have committed a robbery that will allow you to retire for the evening on a comfortable income.
But even beyond that, the wealth of information and interactive tutorials available through the game’s Wiki means that novices and even veterans of the game can continue to learn and improve their skills. So no matter what your experience level is, you’re sure to find something which will engage you in the process of learning how to rob banks and armored cars.