With this month’s release of the new Bikers update for Grand Theft Auto Online, players were given the opportunity to create their own road gangs within the game’s multiplayer mode after purchasing an in-game clubhouse to serve as the headquarters to the new motorcycle-based organizations. One of the big benefits to running one of these biker groups allows fans to operate a series of lucrative illegal businesses within the popular online component of GTA V.
As with the CEO warehouse systems that were previously released alongside Grand Theft Auto Online‘s Further Adventures in Finance update, users must play inside of an open public lobby in order to set up one of the title’s new biker businesses. However, unlike the existing warehouse missions, these new business opportunities can continue to earn players money even if they join a private lobby.
As the Inquisitr reported last week, GTA V‘s new Bikers update actually gives players plenty of new gameplay options that can be enjoyed within private sessions. For some, this is a welcome change from other recent DLC offerings for the game which have tended to force players to join a public match in order to engage in much of Grand Theft Auto Online‘s newer content.
Thankfully, the Bikers update appears to be moving away from this trend as even the business properties partially work inside of closed lobbies. GTA V fans must still join a public session to actually manage businesses for their motorcycle clubs, which leaves them open to attack from rival players while they go on supply runs or when they try to to sell the illicit products. However, once the properties are operational, the progress bar of the new biker businesses will still fill up over time regardless of what kind of lobby the player is currently in.
Since the value of Grand Theft Auto Online‘s new biker businesses increases as long as players stay in one of the game’s free roam lobbies, users can choose to allow their properties to fill with product as they play within the relative safety of a private session. This means that gamers can still enjoy creating profitable biker organizations while playing by themselves or with friends. When a business needs more supplies, or is ready to sell off it’s wares, GTA V fans can then switch to a public session. Once they are done managing their properties, they can simply jump back into a private lobby to continue growing their businesses.
Rockstar Games recently detailed what users can expect from GTA Online‘s new motorcycle club businesses on the Rockstar Newswire blog after the update first launched. Users can have a total of five different business properties attached to their clubhouse. These can be purchased from a new in-game website that sells foreclosed realty assets. These foreclosures can then be turned into a variety of different illegal operations.
“The open road isn’t just a stretch of Chumash pavement anymore; log in to the nefarious Open Road online network to launch a new business. Choose how your MC is going to earn its money, as Open Road clients offer opportunities in document forgery and cash counterfeiting as well as large scale narcotics distribution. When you’re ready, trade your goods for a profit and use your gains to reinvest in your businesses with available security, staffing and equipment upgrades.”
In addition to running a special in-game event celebrating the release of the Bikers update, Rockstar Games is also currently offering a bonus rebate promotion that is giving out extra currency for all Shark Card purchases. The developer provided full details on the deal on their official support website.
Have you started building your own biker business empire with GTA Online‘s latest update?
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