Rockstar has opened up the gates for users to barge in on Grand Theft Auto Online a few minutes back. However, hours before the game went live, Rockstar detailed certain fair play rules and recommendations for users to deal with the troubles on online multiplayer game.
All those who own a copy of GTA 5, will have free access to the online version of the game, but only after they download a small update from the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. To access the online game players will need to go to the game menu or select the fourth (currently empty) slot in the game’s character selection wheel.
Rockstar has also informed in its update that the online version “occurs a few months prior to the events of Grand Theft Auto V’s single player story.”
Outlining the fair play rules, Rockstar notes that it has put systems in place that will stop players from logging onto online play and super-charging their character. The GTA V maker notes that players will have to earn reputation and must progress through a ranking system before they are allowed to purchase “high-end items”. Rockstar notes that no one will be able to spend “a lot of money out of the gate to get a leg up.”
“You will have to earn your stripes and play to unlock access to the aspirational clothes, guns and other items”, adds Rockstar.
The game developers have also ensured that players’ home and garage are secure from vandals. For this an invitation system has been put into place where gamers can invite other players to their house, but each such visit will be considered a “friendly visit”. This means that invited players will not be allowed to ransack the host’s “place or steal their cars from their garage.”
Rockstar has also extensively detailed how one can customize their character in Grand Theft Auto Online. Players will first have to decide on their gender and then choose their mother and father. After that, players can either “give one parent genetic dominance” to their character “or leave them more evenly matched.”
Gamers can also decide on different lifestyle variables like how their avatars party, sleep, whether they earn cash legally or illegally, among other things.