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18 Oct 2013
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GTA V Online. How to play?

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Hi All,

 

I'm new to GTA and I'll admit I have no clue how it works or what I'm supposed to do.

 

The story mode bored me so I thought I'd try online... which was when I realised they (Rockstar?) forgot to make a game menu which left me searching for how to actually launch the online mode, but I managed to find someone who told me the secret hidden shortcut to getting online.

 

So, now I'm online. I've made my character, done the initial race (and won :) ), killed some poor guy for drugs and gave them to some other dude. Now what do I do?

 


I found this guide:

http://www.usgamer.net/articles/gta-v-online-guide-how-to-play-what-to-do-how-to-earn-money-and-repu...

 

Which looks ok.. but it's not really clear.

 

I mean, "First objective: Steal a nice car". I done that, crashed it (oops), quit game and came back and it was gone.

So Question 1: Cars. How do we keep them? I don't think my guy has a house or anything - or at least the game hasnt told me if I do.

 

Question 2. "Second objective: Get a good gun" - Everything is locked. Do things unlock with reputation?

 

Question 3. "Third objective: Buy a garage"  - links back to Q1. Where do I buy these?

I got a list of websites you can 'supposedly' buy stuff from but none of them work. dynasty8realestate.com redirects to the GTAV website so I assume its broken?

 

Question 4. Missions - where are they? last thing i was told was to hold up a store. I was killed by the police (had something to do with passive mode) and since then i've not been told to do anything.

 

Finally Question 5. ATMs. Money. How does that work?

 

NOOB questions I know but the game doesn't explain anything deeply and I dont find it very intuitive.

 

Thanks,

GB

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I'm a bit of a noob at this myself but thankfully being part of the OPC crew, there plenty of people to hold my hand and take me through everything at decent pace whilst also having lots of fun to boot.

 

So in turn I shall pass on what I found out or believe to be true.  Of course if anyone wants to correct me, please do so.

 

 


GoodBytes wrote:

So Question 1: Cars. How do we keep them? I don't think my guy has a house or anything - or at least the game hasnt told me if I do.

 

You go to Los Santos Garage and get them to add a tracker and insurance to a car of your choice.  That way it becomes "yours" and you can see where it is.

 

 

Question 2. "Second objective: Get a good gun" - Everything is locked. Do things unlock with reputation?

 

With missions, jobs and everything online you gain experience, with this you will rank up.  Certain ranks will unlock new clothes, guns, armour, car parts etc.

 

Question 3. "Third objective: Buy a garage"  - links back to Q1. Where do I buy these?

I got a list of websites you can 'supposedly' buy stuff from but none of them work. dynasty8realestate.com redirects to the GTAV website so I assume its broken?

 

Use your phone (in game phone) go to Money & Services, then Dynansty8realestate, then browse your choice of garages to buy.

 

Question 4. Missions - where are they? last thing i was told was to hold up a store. I was killed by the police (had something to do with passive mode) and since then i've not been told to do anything.

 

They appear on the  map or you can call people up on the phone.  The more you do the more you unlock.

 

Finally Question 5. ATMs. Money. How does that work?

 

You can deposit your money using ATM into your bank so it doesn't get robbed or lost when in free roam mode.  Alteratively just use your phone to browse to the bank and deposit money that way.



 

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I'm a bit of a noob at this myself but thankfully being part of the OPC crew, there plenty of people to hold my hand and take me through everything at decent pace whilst also having lots of fun to boot.

 

So in turn I shall pass on what I found out or believe to be true.  Of course if anyone wants to correct me, please do so.

 

 


GoodBytes wrote:

So Question 1: Cars. How do we keep them? I don't think my guy has a house or anything - or at least the game hasnt told me if I do.

 

You go to Los Santos Garage and get them to add a tracker and insurance to a car of your choice.  That way it becomes "yours" and you can see where it is.

 

 

Question 2. "Second objective: Get a good gun" - Everything is locked. Do things unlock with reputation?

 

With missions, jobs and everything online you gain experience, with this you will rank up.  Certain ranks will unlock new clothes, guns, armour, car parts etc.

 

Question 3. "Third objective: Buy a garage"  - links back to Q1. Where do I buy these?

I got a list of websites you can 'supposedly' buy stuff from but none of them work. dynasty8realestate.com redirects to the GTAV website so I assume its broken?

 

Use your phone (in game phone) go to Money & Services, then Dynansty8realestate, then browse your choice of garages to buy.

 

Question 4. Missions - where are they? last thing i was told was to hold up a store. I was killed by the police (had something to do with passive mode) and since then i've not been told to do anything.

 

They appear on the  map or you can call people up on the phone.  The more you do the more you unlock.

 

Finally Question 5. ATMs. Money. How does that work?

 

You can deposit your money using ATM into your bank so it doesn't get robbed or lost when in free roam mode.  Alteratively just use your phone to browse to the bank and deposit money that way.



 

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You can also get a free shotgun if you register on the Rockstar Social Club website and link your account.

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You can also get a free shotgun if you register on the Rockstar Social Club website and link your account.

 

And a free car as well once you've got a garage where it can be delivered. Just order it from the car website in-game.

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im finding it hard to build cash everytime i seem to get any i need to spend it on ammo etc i cant see how i will ever be able to buy a $15000 apartment, how exactly do you bild cash quick?
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mianta wrote:
im finding it hard to build cash everytime i seem to get any i need to spend it on ammo etc i cant see how i will ever be able to buy a $15000 apartment, how exactly do you bild cash quick?

Steel a car and take it to Los Santos Customs to sell.  I'm not sure but I think the best one is the car that looks like a Range Rover, you get about $9000 but you can only do it once per game day.

 

I don't have a garage either so I can't store decent cars to sell.  I just set a way point for the customs and grab a decent looking 4 x 4 on route.  You usually get at least $5000

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You can also get a free shotgun if you register on the Rockstar Social Club website and link your account.

 

And a free car as well once you've got a garage where it can be delivered. Just order it from the car website in-game.



I haven't bought a garage yet, does that mean I still have a free car waiting for me?

 

Any car?

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You can also get a free shotgun if you register on the Rockstar Social Club website and link your account.

 

And a free car as well once you've got a garage where it can be delivered. Just order it from the car website in-game.



I haven't bought a garage yet, does that mean I still have a free car waiting for me?

 

Any car?


 

You get a free car if you're on Social Club. It's the Elegy RH8, the same freebie you get in single player.

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Simeon pays for your first car at then end of the main cut scene/tutorial, from there I'd suggest going to Lester for Missions (marked L on the map), other than that maybe try joining a friends crew and robbing a few stores and doing races etc.

 

If you want to rank up quick do 1 lap bike races and survival games.

 

 

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I made 620,000$ so far stealing cars, good way to make easy money because no munitions are needed ;)

Cadillac Escalade are 7000$ best second choice.
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Nadeah schreef:
I made 620,000$ so far stealing cars, good way to make easy money because no munitions are needed ;)

Cadillac Escalade are 7000$ best second choice.

Not sure which car it was exactly, but you can get 8K for some ordinary sedans :)

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@ Davy, try to get the name of the 8000$ car please :)
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@ Davy, try to get the name of the 8000$ car please :)

Sure, will do! :)

 

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Up to yet Gallivanter ( Range Rover ) is the highest paying car I've encounted so far with LSC paying 9,000 for it.

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I've heard that if you can get a Crusader jeep out of the fort you can get 50 odd k for it. I did try earlier but could work out how to get it out so I couldn't confirm it :(
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Ok tired it again and managed to get it to LS Customs, the option to sell is there but it doesn't work because R* won't let you sale anything that's worth more than 50k :(
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Probably so you have to buy currency for real money :(

Because God-forbid you find a legitimate way to make in-game money...

 

Maybe you could smash it around a bit until it's worth less than $50k?

Then just don't repair it...?

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Probably so you have to buy currency for real money :(

Because God-forbid you find a legitimate way to make in-game money...

 

Maybe you could smash it around a bit until it's worth less than $50k?

Then just don't repair it...?


 

That was the first thing I tried. Popped the tires, reversed the doors off, beat it with a baseball bat, shot it with an assault rifle and bashed into it with various cars...all for like $600 damage :(

 

I kept her in the end, felt wrong to leave her there on the side of the road after all we'd been through.

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LOL I bet you're a nightmare if you ever visit Battersea dog home or something...

Oh wait - I just remembered your PSN ID :)

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Hi Guys,

 

I was told offline that to do missions I need to use the in-game phone to call Simeon, Lamar, Gerald, or Dom and they'll give me a job to do... I've left it an hour but none of those guys give me anything to do.

 

I keep getting Dom's answering machine

 

Lamar has a job but I have to be level 50 to play it :(

 

The other two guys have nothing for me to do.

 

I'm currently level 2 and I'm broke due to hospital bills (tried stealing cars and holding up stores but the police keep killing me).

 

What's the trick to getting the jobs to work? Do I need to wait longer?

 

At the moment the only thing that seems to work is my dying.

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