​Heists Coming to GTA Online This Spring

Everyone's been waiting for the heists—the signature criminal activities from Grand Theft Auto V's story mode—to come to the game's online component. Rockstar says they're coming this spring.

A post on the Rockstar Newswire lays out updates coming to the blockbuster open-world title over the next few months:

Capture Creator: Coming next week, the Creator community will be able to make their own original customized Capture Jobs and add to the over 3.5 million (and counting) player-created Deathmatches and Races currently available on Social Club. Strategically place pick-ups, define weaponry, set location, and tweak tons of other variables to make your own unique Capture Job for others to take on. We will also be reviewing your homemade Capture creations to stamp standout experiences as Rockstar Verified.

The High Life Update: The High Life Update will allow you to expand your foothold in Los Santos with new high-end apartment options, the powerful Bullpup Rifle, new wardrobe items, the Dinka Thrust motorcycle and three new lavish cars to choose from, including the Super class Pegassi Zentorno. The High Life Update will also feature the debut of multi-property ownership in GTA Online, which means you'll be able to own two distinct properties (with garages) simultaneously. All this plus the new Mental State player statistic, which is designed to let you see just how passive or psychotically unhinged fellow players in your session really are, and a slew of new Jobs.

Heists: Coming this spring to Grand Theft Auto Online, team up with your most trusted Crew members or with random other mercenaries in Grand Theft Auto Online to pull off cooperative Heist Missions for glory and profit. We know many in the GTA Online community have been looking forward to this update — stay tuned for much more information to come.

Players have been waiting for the Heists feature ever since the rocky launch of Grand Theft Auto Online last fall. While the service has stabilized, stamped out cheating exploits, and curated user-created missions for the general public to play, Heists—with their promise of an online interpretation of the in-house Rockstar set-piece sensibility—still stand as the kind of feature that could make GTAO stand out from other games' multiplayer offerings. Rockstar's post also mentions that they'll have news on Story Mode DLC in the future. We'll share more info on the availability of Heists as we get it.