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Three new PvP modes coming to Grand Theft Auto Online (correction)

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Grand Theft Auto Online will add Online Heists next Tuesday, and it will also bring three new PvP modes along with other daily objectives and free mode activities, Rockstar Games revealed on its blog yesterday.

Correction: An earlier version of this story erroneously conflated the three new PvP modes with Online Heists. They are separate. This story and its headline have been revised and corrected.

The new modes are called "Come Out to Play," "Siege Mentality," and "Hasta La Vista."

In Come Out to Play, a team of three are racing to make it home, and another team of three are trying to gun them down from motorbikes or ATVs, which they must stay on. Runners have just one life but all of their weapons; hunters have unlimited lives and just a shotgun.

In Siege Mentality, a team of up to four players are bunkered in against an invading force of six. Defenders have all of their weapons; attackers have unlimited lives and just sawn-off shotguns.

Hasta La Vista pits truckers in big-rig cabs against a team of three cyclists. The truckers are trying to crush the cyclists; the cyclists are trying to get just one of their team to cross the finish line. Truckers win only if they eliminate all three cyclists.

The update will add new daily objectives, a rotating series of three challenges each day that offer big bonus payouts. Freemode activities will include random calls from other criminals who need help in vehicle or on-foot missions.

All of the new features will be in all versions of the game on March 10. The PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5, which has been delayed three times, finally launches April 14.

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