GTA 5 PC, PS4 & Xbox One Exclusive Contents for Returning Players – Hot Topic #5

Here we are again guys with the new episode of Hot Topic. I’m Gary7 MT for the GTA Series Videos crew and in today’s show we’ll look at all the latest announcements from Rockstar Games on the new features and contents for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of GTA 5. We already know that the new gen versions of the game will have enhanced graphics, better foliage system, more animals and so on, but everyone who pre-orders the game, will also get $1 Million in GTA bonus cash (500K respectively on GTA 5 and GTA Online). But today Rockstar released screenshots and more info about content that will be exclusive for returning players from past gen consoles. To reward those fans coming back to the newer Los Santos, Rockstar Games planned to release new vehicles, weapons, side missions and more. First of all, all the contents that we’ll be reviewing will be exclusive content, available only on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This content won’t be available for the old gen consoles, but Rockstar Games won’t forgot all the loyal fans and players on PS3 and Xbox 360 and announced that more updates will be available in the future for GTA Online across all platforms, old gen and new systems. All who didn’t get the chance to buy a Special or Collector’s Edition of GTA 5 for Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 will have the opportunity to buy all that content on PS4, Xbox One and PC through in-game cash. All the weapons, outfits, tattoos and vehicles in GTA Online will be on sale for these players, along with the classic GTA parent characters and more. Right now it’s not clear how single player exclusive features, like the Stunt Plane Trials could be bought through in-game cash, but all you’ll probably have to do is just buy a new “Collector’s Edition” DLC pack to unlock all those goodies. All the players who instead already bought a Special or Collector’s Edition of GTA 5 will automatically have those items unlocked and accessible when upgrading to one of the new systems. Tied to new events and challenges in Los Santos and Blaine County, players will be able to unlock the menacing Imponte Duke O’Death shown in a screenshot with Trevor leaning on it. The Duke O’Death is a near-indestructible mean, black, matte machine with additional lights on the roof and all the windows armored – kinda a mix of the 1969 Pontiac GTO from “The Punisher”, Blade’s 1968 Charger and Mel Gibson’s Ford Falcon in Mad Max. The official description of the images states that trouble ensues as soon as you stumble upon this vehicle, so expect this murder-buggy to be tied to mayhem missions involving heavy weapons and a lot of enemies. Another vehicle announced is the Dodo Seaplane that we already saw in a couple of frames in the first GTA 5 trailer – but we’ll get into the dropped and beta contents of GTA 5 in a future episode of Hot Topic. The image shown by Rockstar Games shows a classic seaplane in white, black and red flying over the Yacht near the Del Perro Pier – the same Yacht that appears during the mission “Daddy’s Little Girl” in the game. At the moment we don’t know if the Yacht is used as an adornment to make the photo more appealing or if it will be tied in some way with the Dodo. What we do know is that Rockstar announced that collecting the Dodo may require a little firepower and inside the seaplane we can see Trevor, so the Dodo might be the reward for a mission involving the Merryweather or the seaplane could just be a vehicle available inside a restricted area. Together with the Blimp that is already drivable for all the players who bought the Special or Collector’s Edition of GTA 5 for PS3 and Xbox 360, Rockstar will add a new, faster and more maneuverable Blimp provided by the Xero Gas company. Other vehicles announced are the Stock Cars tied to a new series of races where you have to drive a muscle stock car to unlock a custom muscle car with 4 different liveries full of logos from some of the companies created by Rockstar Games for the GTA series. In this shot we can also see a new returning vehicle along with the already available Dominators and Gauntlets. We’re talking about our most beloved muscle car, the Stallion produced in GTA 5 by Declasse – not by Classique like in GTA 4. Completing the new wildlife photography challenge, which requires Franklin to take photos of the new species of animals added in this new version of the game, you can unlock a new submarine called the “Kraken Sub” named after a mythical sea creature, an iconic colossal octopus mentioned in tons of movies, TV series and books. The Kraken sub appears to be a smaller and faster submarine, and will probably be more maneuverable than the one currently available in GTA 5. Other vehicles are the Cheval Marshall, a Monster Truck based on the Picador, and this will be the second Monster truck of the game together with Vapid’s “The Liberator” released by Rockstar during the “The Independence Day Special” limited DLC – which was free in GTA 5 and for sale in GTA Online for $742,014. There’s also an exclusive Go-Go Monkey Blista for returning players and new monkey outfits for everyone that is unlockable. By locating and photographing every Monkey Mosaic in town – painted by some mysterious street artist – the monkey suit is yours! Both the Blista and the outfit could be tied to the Go Go Space Monkey mini-game from GTA San Andreas and the fictitious movie “Space Monkey 3D” promoted across Los Santos in GTA 5. Two new weapons will be available for returning players. The first is the futuristic Rail gun, which is a high-powered, high velocity, experimental military tech rifle; equipped with explosive ammunition that will also be used with its own set of Shooting Range Challenges inside the two Ammu-Nation shooting ranges. Together with the Rail Gun, players will also receive a brutal melee weapon: the Hatchet. This weapon will be a short wood and metal hatchet, so we can expect it to have the same animations as the hammer. Together with all the new side missions we already talked about, Michael will have a new side mission that’ll unlock two new Noir style filters. One filter will surely be available only for GTA 5 and will give the Story mode gameplay a “gritty, old school crime classic” style. This filter will probably be similar to the one already available in LA Noire that allows the players to play all the storyline in black and white, or the one in GTA: The Lost and Damned that adds a grainy filter over all the screen making this chapter of the GTA 4 trilogy, pretty damn dark. The other filter instead, is tied to Snapmatic and probably, and this is just a guess, it could be used in GTA Online. The mission will be tied to Michael and probably the cinema industry, due to the fact that the description of the picture states “get to the bottom of a murder mystery that strikes right at the hearth of Los Santos’ most cherished industry”. In the screenshot released by Rockstar we can see a message on a wall stating “Old Fred acts nice, but it ain’t so”. Probably, like the Leonora Johnson letter scraps – tied to Franklin in GTA 5 – Michael will have to follow a trail of cryptic clues to unravel a murder mystery by finding all the writings and maybe take a picture of them to later unlock some final mission where the mystery gets solved. There’s also going to be more content for all new and returning players to discover, including a range of classic GTA vehicles, but the “GTA Gods” will only allow these secrets to come to light when we have the game in our hands. Now let’s shift gears to GTA Online. Thanks to Rockstar, we can now offer official info about the debated “Character transfer system”. This will allow relocation of online characters to the new platform of your choice. First of all as we already stated before, this will be a one time only transfer – affording players the chance to copy, not move, your character progressions to the platform of your choice between PS4, Xbox One or PC – and, once you have your copy, you can continue playing with your character on PS3 or Xbox 360. Just so you know, you’ll need a Rockstar Games Social Club account to do it. However, the progress you make while playing is not shared to the character transferred to your new platform. Also, if you are planning to play on new platforms and PC, remember that you cannot transfer the same character to both the console and PC, so you’d better start playing with your second character, if you don’t want to start from the tutorial once GTA 5 for PC is available. Continuing with GTA Online, the Jobs created and published using the Creator tool will transfer over the new platforms, so you and your friends can continue playing your creations. But this won’t happen with Leaderboards, playlists, bookmarks or Snapmatics – which have to unfortunately remain tied to the platform they were created on. And one more thing about this tool – Rockstar said, get ready to take all-new high-res Snapmatics. Official PlayStation Magazine also speculates that GTA V for PS4 will run at a native resolution of 1920×1080, but this is not an official statement from Rockstar so take it with a grain of salt. Expect also for the game to run at 30 fps, as open-world games are proving too taxing for 60 fps, even on new-gen consoles. And now it’s time for your best questions and ideas. First question from Mj Joseph asking if Rockstar will put action on or underwater. Well Joseph, they probably will. In a pre-release interview with CVG, Leslie Benzies made it clear that after the release of the first batch of contents, they’ll start looking at some other things and underwater is an area that they might utilize in future. Next, Mr2Kills asks about the possibility of a GTA release on PS Vita. We already have various portable GTAs, the most famous are undoubtedly Liberty and Vice City Stories, but GTA Advance and Chinatown Wars were also pretty cool games. Liberty and Vice City Stories have already demonstrated that a full 3D GTA game is possible on portable systems. Those games were developed for the PSP, but the PS Vita is a lot more powerful than a PSP. So yeah, a new, portable GTA could arrive on PS Vita. What’s more, GTA might just be the killer application SONY needs to generate buzz and attract developers to the PS Vita platform. Our final query is from RcaMan100, who’s wondering if Rockstar will ever cut the cops from GTA Online. Now this feature was available in GTA 4 – and we were thinking instead of dropping the cops, why not give players the option to host free modes without cops? This way, online gaming would get a real kick in the pants, allowing for frenzied gang fights and God knows what else, without having to worry about the pigs spoiling the fun! The only downside is that sans the fuzz, the awards in GTA Online become far too easy to get. And for that reason, if nothing else, Rockstar probably won’t let that one off the chain. And that’s a wrap for this episode of Hot Topic. Stay tuned for more details in weeks to come leading up to the November 18th launch on PS4 and Xbox One. Also stay with us for a new series of Hot Topics focused on removed and beta content of the GTA Series starting with GTA 3 up to the already mentioned GTA 5. This was Gary7 MT for the GTA Series Videos crew. Peace out!

Glenn Chapman


  1. guys rockstar just posted the requirements:

    Minimum specifications:
    OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
    Memory: 4GB
    Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
    Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
    HDD Space: 65GB
    DVD Drive

    Recommended specifications:
    OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
    Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
    Memory: 8GB
    Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
    Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
    HDD Space: 65GB
    DVD Drive

  2. Im not returing player because i have only ps4 version. But if my friend which have gta v ps3 version login from his ps3 version of game to my social club account I am a returning player now? and get a special content? (sorry for bad english)

  3. Im planning on getting gta 5 for my laptop when it comes out but when i transfer to my laptop will i be able to put it on my computer too or can i jst get it on one pc?!!

  4. I'm a returning player I'm in front of my tv with my ps4 on
    What do I do to get the exclusive content?

  5. This sux! I owned GTA V on xbox 360 but never had an online account. and I traded the game. then I brought a ps4… guess I cant have this content…. is their any way to download all this extra stuff on PSN?

  6. so there is no way to get the railgun unless you are a returning player ?

  7. so on my social club, i have all the photos i took on my ps3 version but how do i put my ps4 ones up?

  8. how do i unlock it? I was switching from xbox 360 to pc but didnt got it:/

  9. So is this content still available or was this only in the beginning

  10. And now Rockstar stopped on the pre gens, I'm such a loyal GTA fan they actually got me to buy an Xbox One

  11. Now i got a lvl 80 account on ps4, will it delete that if i transferred from ps3 or will my ps3 account use the other character space?

  12. I already got GTA 5 on PS4. If i buy another GTA 5 for my PS3 does it give my PS4 the content? I really need it for my PS3 cuz PS3 we dont need PSPlus and i need hatchet and railgun for my PS4

  13. I had gta 5 on xbox 360 but if I transfer over to ps4 will it still give me the content

  14. I didn't preorder the game but I got that 1mil bonus:)) damn it's nice to live in Russia!

  15. If I got my character transferred after I completed the story on Xbox one will I have to redo the story

  16. i have to admit that i am not the biggest fan of gtav (had it on 360). i have just bought it for my xbox one though as it was on special offer.

    i couldn't care less about the crime aspect of the game and gunplay i have to say,BUT i did love the planes/helis/motorcycles/skydiving/bicycles and basically all the transport in the game,along with the wilderness of the landscape and animals. i am very much looking forward to the updated aspects of the xbox one version.

    i think it's worth the £27.50 it's on sale for atm.

  17. Does it matter if you played xbox 360 on pal ?

  18. please can you tell me can a xbox one player play GTA V with a ps4 player ?

  19. that why I love gta 4 so much because you can host your own lobbies and change some things online

  20. How the hell did I don't get the new content in next gen which I also have Xbox one

  21. i dont understand, to become a returning player you move ur character to next gen, but is there a certain time or you can do it anytime?

  22. I'm still puzzled on why the heck Rockstar made the Stallion a DECLASSE vehicle…

  23. Kinda annoying thing about GTA 5 on PS4, is you have to pay to play GTA 5 Online ;-;.

  24. does the exclusive content come with the game for the next gen or do u have to get it in a specific way

  25. I was a returning player but my ps3 account was banned l. I then linked that social club account to my current ps4 account but didn't get any returning player items :/

  26. One question. My name on GTA online ps3 is for example "banana". Whenever I upgrade to Ps4, will I still be " banana" or can I change my in-game name by making another psn account? I just want to change my name in GTA online without losing all my trophies. 🙁 Dammit Sony.

  27. Ideal characters for different wanted levels
    Franklin: 3 star because of car ability
    Michael: 4 star because of slow mo ability
    Trevor: no 6 star in gta 5 but 6 star because of rage ability

  28. i got from xbox 360 to PC, but i did not get 1mil money in online or offline

  29. So if i wasnt a returning player i wont get those cool stuff like the vehicles,guns and clothes? Pls someone answer

  30. The returning players thing is kinda ruining it for me because im not a returning players and i cant get the 100% checklist

  31. Rock Star is awesome a and I love them but it really pisses me off they give really awesome stuff to returning players but not people who bought next-gen gta I did not play gta on 360 because I did not have one I got an xbox and the next gta but I did not get the awesom stuff because I did not play 360 THATS BULLSHIT Rock Star I love you but also hate you now

  32. If i have same profile for my xbox 360 on xbox one am i returning player?

  33. Unfortunately this content is since March 2017 unobtainable because Rockstar cancelled Character Transfer.

  34. I just started play gta 5 on ps4 for a while but I never had a rockstar account and couldn't do the things that'll get me stuff for returning players like the car after the monkey thing, hatchet, railgun, and other stuff. Is it too late for me now or is there still a chance? Please answer PLEASE?

  35. How do you… tell the game you are a returning player? I know it sounds stupid but I got the game on Xbox 360 on its release in 2013, I got an Xbox One, used my old account and I haven’t got the returning player bonuses. Did you need to Pre Order it or something?

  36. I have GTA 5 on PS3 and I lost the code For a the Blimp 🙁 so I can't get it and I, pretty sure I saw a dodo on GTA 5 PS3 In the airfield

    BTW is there beta Edition In GTA 5??? PS3 if there is maybe i have the beta ?

  37. Can you help me unlock returning player bonus content on my PS4 , my PS3 is broken, but I have the PS3 disc with me? I can give my social club account.

  38. Returning veichles/weapon i care about:


    Duke O death
    Dodo seaplane

    One question about the Railgun and Hatchet are they free

  39. Do you have to make a rockstar social account on old gen then login on new gen or do can you just log in on old gen and get the perks?

  40. I’m returning from gta 5 on Xbox 360 to Xbox one, did I need Xbox live on Xbox 360 to get the reward

  41. Hey man, i played on PS3 and PS4 and transferred all of that to PC, however once i did some random cunt-wad griefed my character with money thus rendering my account unable to access the single-player exclusive content, how would i go about getting this content without buying a whole ass PS3 again and another copy of GTA V for it?

  42. When everyone wondering when sill gta6 come and im still in liberty city stories…

  43. If they update the game again with more weapons I want them to put that block back in the game as it was supposed to be

  44. Hello everyone, im wondering here that. Im am currently playing gta 5 on xbox one. I hawe an old ps 3 and i would like to get the returning player bonus to my xbox 1, but can you sign from ps3 to xbox 1 ? Or do you need a xbox 360,? Thanks for reply.

  45. I'm still playing my ps3 and won't get the ps4 until the ps5 comes out. I finished the game with all gold stats. Will all my stats carry over to the ps4 or do I have to start all over again? Same goes for my money online.

  46. I know it's 2k19, but ain't there a way to get those items in storymode anymore? (Ikr they are available in online)

  47. So u are telling me i need to buy gta 5 for ps3 to get stock car racing?

  48. I have 2 question

    1)what version is this?
    2)did i need to sign in ps3 asccount to ps4 to get exclusive content for returning player?

    Please answer

  49. 6:30 you show michael holding railgun 6:41 you show trevor holding shotgun whit cheat bang! bang!

  50. 3:16 you never did gta 5 beta Hot topic episode 😭😭😭😭😭

  51. The duke o death is out of stock for me and the marshall costs 500.000, help me pls!!

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