GTA Online gets a King of the Hill mode and a sweet new ride

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Rockstar has added a new game mode to GTA Online called King of the Hill that will pit 16 players, divided into teams, against one another in a battle for dominance across seven different maps. Specifics are a little thin in the announcement—get a gun, grab the high ground is pretty much the extent of it—but to get things rolling, players who take part in the mode will be awarded double GTA$ and RP until October 16.

Also on the menu this week is a new sports car, the Ocelot Jugular, a mean machine that sounds like my kind of ride: "This baby can cut down the road with the precision of a surgeon, if that surgeon had an impact force of multiple kilonewtons and could backhand a man with a slap mass of several metric tons." Now that's a car I could pick up some groceries with.

Players taking on any Client Jobs between now and October 16 will earn double GTA$ and RP, and Special Cargo Sell Missions will also deliver double GTA$ this week. Players can also take a shot at winning GTA$, RP, clothing, and maybe even a Principe Deveste Eight supercar with a spin of the Lucky Wheel at the Diamond Casino and Resort.

If you're new(ish) to GTA Online, don't miss our guides on how to make money fast and win big at the casino—which, for the record, are separate things. For something a little less practical, here's Joe talking about the time he became a vampire and turned an abandoned nightclub into his personal hunting ground, with somewhat less than stellar success.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.