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GTA Online players can now create their own races and deathmatches

The Deathmatch and Race Creators Beta update is now available for Grand Theft Auto Online, granting players access to some of the tools used by Rockstar Games' developers to create the game's deathmatches and races, according to a post on Rockstar Newswire.

The update is available on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as an automatic title update. Once installed, players can create their own races and battles in Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Race, GTA Race and Rally Race modes.

Creation tools are accessible in the Online tab of the pause menu under the Creator option. Here, players can create new deathmatches and races as well as load up and edit previously-created ones. Rockstar notes it included a brief tutorial to guide players through the feature before they jump in.

Custom Deathmatches can be created as free-for-alls or in team variant modes anywhere in Blaine county and Los Santos. Players can select Team Start Points, Spawn Points and additional environment pieces — Props — for each map, as well as what vehicle and weapon customizations are available. Races can be built for land, sea or air and allow for customization of race and route types, the number of players allowed, the size of the starting grid and what vehicle classes players can use.

Players will first be prompted to test their original Deathmatches and Races against computer-controlled characters before making it available to other players. Creations will appear in the GTA Online tab and on Rockstar's Social Club website, with Rockstar featuring hand-picked community content as Rockstar Verified races and matches.

The update will also allow players in Story Mode and GTA Online to create weapon-locked Deathmatches and get higher cash payouts for more difficult Missions. A full list of the tweaks and fixes coming with the update is available on the Rockstar support website.

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