As promised, Rockstar, the developer of the popular GTA 5 Online, has released its newest Executive and Other Criminals DLC that will be adding a slew of features to the game where players can now be the boss of a criminal network and hire bodyguards to defend themselves and kill their opponents.
This "premium" upgrade will be for the first time introducing Stilt Houses for sale in the Vinewood Hills, new Eclipse Penthouse Apartments that will let players customise the interiors and another first for the game, Super Yachts. The update will also be introducing new armoured vehicles, two new weapons and more.
Who can become a criminal boss?
Rockstar in its Newswire has detailed that only those players who have GTA money exceeding one million in the in-game Maze bank account will be able to become the "VIP", with ability to not only create and name an organisation but also to hire up to three other players who will be serving as the Bodyguards.
Nevertheless, it noted, "All players will have access to the new SecuroServ menu in the Player Interaction Menu to become a VIP and build their organisation."
How to join as Bodyguards?
Players who want to join as Bodyguards in the criminal organisations must be looking out for invites on the new SecuroServ app on the phone, where they have to set their status as 'looking for work' using the SecuroServ menu.
VIPs on their part, drop ammo and armour for members of the organisation and even order new vehicles. They will also have the ability to call favours from "Ghost Organisation" that will remove an entire organisation from the radar, but this will be only for a temporary feature.
If a player is invited to be a Bodyguard, he/she will get a periodic salary of 5,000 GTA money. Not only that, they will be getting additional cash and RP if they participate in VIP Work and VIP Challenges, that will pop up on the Freemode.
Rockstar also made it clear that, "any cash winnings earned by an employed Bodyguard while not working for the Organization (such as completing Freemode Events or other Freemode activities like Bounties or Hold Ups) goes to the VIP."
What benefits will Bodyguard have apart from money?
Bodyguards will also get accelerated health regeneration, frequent RP bonuses and stat boosts when they are near the VIP.
Rockstar has added 6 new game types in Freemode called VIP Work, like:
- Hostile Takeover
- Asset Recovery
- Piracy Prevention
- Executive Deathmatch
- Executive Search
VIP Challenges are intra-organisational Freemode trails that will put members against each other, here too there are 6 challenges like
- Most Wanted
- Market Manipulation
- Auto Buyout
- Point To Point
- Courier Service
- Due Diligence
How to purchase the Super Yacht?
A player can only purchase a single yacht from the Docktease website in-game. These yachts are as Rockstar calls it, "floating apartments" that is fully staffed and with a personal captain and a bartender.
Players will have several options to choose for the yacht design. The players can also customise the yacht by naming it and putting on a custom flag, hull colour and other lighting options. These Super Yachts come with an anti-air defence system too.
The players will not be able to sail the yacht but they can have it relocated to other place in-game. And every time you want to move it one of the 12 locations, it will cost a player $25,000 GTA money.
The Super Yachts are expensive. The prices of the three Galaxy Super Yachts that VG247 reported are:
- The Orion – $6 million GTA money
- The Pisces – $7 million GTA money
- The Aquarius – $8 million GTA money
And the customisations are extra: gold fittings for $750,000 GTA money, presidential lighting for $350,000 GTA money, Vivacious Gold for $600,000 GTA money,
Other new features in the DLC
The new DLC will also feature the following:
- 10 Stilt Houses are now for sale around Vinewood Hills, each equipped with a 10-car Garage and a Heist Planning Room
- 3 Custom Apartments for sale in Eclipse Towers, with 8 customizable themed interiors
- 10 new cars for sale, including a Turreted Limo and 6 new executive vehicles with armored variations
- 2 new helicopters – SuperVolito and SuperVolito Carbon
- 2 new weapons, the Heavy Revolver and Switchblade, each with VIP and Bodyguard variants
- Players will now have the ability to purchase a fifth Garage or Apartment
- New clothing and accessories, including Robes, Smoking Jackets, Pyjamas and Swimwear
New Adversary Mode
The Executives and Other Criminals DLC will also be getting a new Adversary mode called Extractions, where teams of Bodyguards will have search, locate and safely extract an Executive Target before rival unit's Hit Squads terminates him.