Social Club Crews Launch for Max Payne 3 and GTA V

By Chris | 9th May 2012 at 16:00 GMT in GTA V | 10 Comments


As promised, Rockstar have today opened up the Crews section of the all-new Social Club. Being part of a crew will allow you to reap various XP benefits when playing Max Payne 3 multiplayer, and the good news is crews will carry on through to GTA V.

You can now create or join your own rough and tumble CREW in preparation for slaughter in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. Hit the CREW UP button on your profile page and you can browse Featured Crews looking for recruits or invite your mates to join your ranks to blast through Gang Wars and Team Deathmatch together, racking up XP and starting online Feud beefs come next week. Every Social Club member can belong to up to 5 Crews, so form your allegiances wisely.

The CREWS page also contains info on the in-game benefits Crew members get in online Multiplayer. You'll receive an XP boost whenever you fight as part of a Crew or battle against rival Crews and their members online. This means you'll effectively unlock bigger and better weapons more quickly than if you're flying solo. And because this feature is linked through the Social Club, you can represent your Crew across PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Also featuring as part of the crews section is a "robust" emblem editor which you can use to create a unique avatar for your members to wear:

The Emblem Editor is packed with thousands of shapes, colors and icons and tools to create limitless possibilities to properly represent your squad and to intimidate, psyche out or stupefy the competition.

As mentioned above, you can be a member of up to 5 crews at any time, any crews made between now and next Tuesday (May 15th) will receive the distinction of "Founder Crew", giving you a special two-stripe designation on your in-game crew tag, as well as a number of other special benefits and perks which Rockstar have not yet announced.

Feel free to join our official The GTA Place crew, we're open to anyone who wants to join. Yeah, go ahead and laugh at our pathetic use of the emblem editor, we'll improve it soon! If you've requested to join and I haven't accepted you yet then reply to this news post and I'll add you in to the crew.

Finally, keep an eye on our forums. In preparation for GTA V we'll be modifying our multiplayer subforums a little, including those for past GTA IV and games previous to that.

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Blur 10th May, 2012 @ 20:34 - Permalink

Joined as vertigo187. What versions of the game will you guys be playing MP3 on? I've already planned on purchasing it for the Pc.

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Chris 11th May, 2012 @ 22:23 - Permalink

PC as well. Maybe one of the console versions too but that will depend.

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Meshy 13th May, 2012 @ 22:45 - Permalink

I would be palying on xbox 360. And Chris, are you gonna make something to tribute GTA IV?

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Noru 14th May, 2012 @ 20:04 - Permalink

I'm going to be getting it on the 360 as well since my PC won't be able to handle MP3 by a long shot. Anyways since I'm starting to get a hang of the Emblem Editor, I tried creating a TGTAP Emblem for the crew to add to the gallery. Might need to do a few edits to try getting the TGTAP letters to align a little better.

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Chris 15th May, 2012 @ 13:13 - Permalink

Looks good so far, decided to use it. If you, or indeed anyone else wants to create/modify it then go ahead. Maybe we can switch between a few of them before settling on one.

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BlackListedB 16th May, 2012 @ 05:27 - Permalink

Hiya, I saw some of you guys on my trusty Xbox Gamertags back with GTAIV and RDR MP fun, but the problem is with crews, I believe, you can't even get two people's schedules online to line up very well, much less a gang or crew, I would like if everyone committed, in GTA IV MP, You'd be in waiting rooms or starting a online mission quest and people would leap out of session or decide not to play, even in Undead Nightmare, had MP people turn against paired players, which sucks since we died and had to watch the other losers, although we could have left ourselves, we wound up joining forces later. Each MP session really had a different feel to it based on who was playing at any given time

Now, I did sign up for Social Club, I also have PSN and a shared Gamertag with my PSN user name, but I doubt everyone who agreed initially to play online at the same time will actually be able to consistently

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Topdeck 17th May, 2012 @ 17:30 - Permalink

I would be palying on xbox 360

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Artur 22nd May, 2012 @ 07:05 - Permalink

Add me up, I just sent in a request. Also, I'm getting a big fat paycheck tomorrow. Should I buy Max Payne 3? :P

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Chris 24th May, 2012 @ 06:33 - Permalink

You definitely should!

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BlackListedB 25th June, 2012 @ 22:50 - Permalink

With PSN I could do MP or online gaming for free, I've no cash for XBL Gold, but I also don't have a console account tied to Social Club, so what should I do? Can I do more then one? Add PSN and XBL GTag?? I am too lazy to pursue the Q and A route ha ha ha

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