Judging from the newly released details about the updated multiplayer modes in Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony, Rockstar Games is looking to make the final downloadable installment in the GTA IV saga as over-the-top and spectacular as possible. So far, Rockstar has only revealed info about Deathmatch and Free Mode, but according to the Ballad of Gay Tony site, information on Race and GTA Race modes will be along shortly.
So for Deathmatch, the new additions are as follows:
- Weapons - Pistol .44, Explosive Shotgun, Assault SMG, Gold SMG, Advanced MG, Advanced Sniper, Sticky Bombs and Parachute.
- Cash for Kills - Make $25 for every assisted kill.
- Locations - Deathmatch locations are contained areas, making for an even more intense experience. New locations include: CC Plaza, Meadow Hills, Firefly Island, Alderney Building Site, Varsity Heights, Factory, Construction, Acter Power Station, Pier 45, Castle Gardens Park, Boat House, Easton Subway, Warehouse, Hospital, Waste, Trespass, Museum and more.
- Weapon Classes - Episodic, Automatic, Sniper Rifles, Explosives, Sticky Bombs.
For Free Mode, it’s still the all out urban chaos-fest fans have come to know and love, only thanks to the addition of new weapons, new vehicles (Buzzard attack helicopter and the N.O.O.S.E. APC) and parachutes, you can expect the metropolitan mayhem to reach ridiculous new heights (oftentimes literally).
More info should be coming soon, so stay tuned. GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony will be released exclusively on Xbox 360 October 29th. Head over to our screenshot gallery to see more pics of the multiplayer in action.
What do you think about the new multiplayer features? What additions are you most looking forward to trying out?