Rockstar has revealed the new content in store for Grand Theft Auto V this week. Along with the usual batch of discounts and rewards, the biggest addition to GTA Online is the much-anticipated Transform Races, a new Stunt Race mode that players can participate in starting today.
During the course of a Transform Race, your vehicle will change between bikes, cars, planes, and more depending on the terrain. The transformation happens automatically when you reach a certain point in the track. Transform Races also introduce a new type of checkpoint called Warps, which will instantly transport you to a different location on the map.
Transform Races take place on 15 brand-new Rockstar Created Races; the developer says more will be added later this fall, as will a Race Creator to create your own Transform Race tracks. To celebrate the launch of the mode, all players who participate in them through Thursday, October 26, will earn double GTA$ and RP bonuses.
In addition to Transform Races, players can earn double GTA$ and RP from Lamar's Contact Missions this week. A number of Smuggler's Run aircraft are also on sale, as are a pair of Super-class cars and some upgrades. Players can get 25% off of the following:
Finally, this week's Premium race is 45°, which is locked to motorcycles. As usual, all players who participate will earn triple RP, while those who finish in the top three will receive a substantial GTA$ reward. It will run through October 23; the following week, the Premium race will be Green Machine, which is locked to Supers.
- LF-22 Starling (both Buy it Now and Trade Price)
- V-65 Molotok (both Buy it Now and Trade Price)
- Buckingham Alpha-Z1 (both Buy it Now and Trade Price)
- Grotti Visione
- Ocelot XA-21
- Engine Upgrades
- Turbo Upgrades
- Suspension Upgrades
- Handling Upgrades
This week's Time Trial race is Down Chiliad. It likewise runs through October 23, and players who beat the target time will earn a hefty GTA$ and RP bonus. From October 24-30, the Time Trial race will be Del Perro Pier.