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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:54 PM Edited by Banana., 27 August 2012 - 02:41 PM.

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Welcome to the GTA:IV Multiplayer F.A.Q. Have a question about multiplayer modes, ranks, etc? They will be most likely be answered here.
Warning. The following may contain spoilers. Continue at your own risk.

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How do I access multiplayer?
To access multiplayer, press 'up' on the analog pad to access the phone. Then scroll down to multiplayer. Then choose the game mode you want. (Game modes will be discussed further on in the F.A.Q.) You can then either choose from ranked matches or player matches.
What are the game modes?
There are a total of 15 game modes, that can have a max of 16 players. The modes consist of,
Team Deathmatch
Players work together, killing the other team gaining money. The team with the most money at the end of the game wins.
Supports 2-8 teams.
Team Mafia Work
Work as a team to complete tasks such as, stealing cars, escorting wanted men, and more. Each task completed by your team gains money. The team with the most money at the end of the game wins.
Supports 2-8 teams.
Team Car Jack City
Cars are parked around the selected game area and the teams must steal them and take them to a drop-off point. The amount of cash you get depends on the condition of the car, unless the car is filled with drugs. The team with the most cash at the end of the game wins.
Supports 2-8 teams.
Cops N' Crooks
The Crooks Team must get their boss to the drop-off point while the Cops must kill the boss. Teams win if either the boss is killed or the boss gets to the drop-off point. This consists of 2 sub-modes.
  • All-for-One.
  • One-for-All
In All-for-One there are 2 teams, Crooks and a Boss and the other is Cops. The Cops must kill the boss while the Crooks must get him to safety.
In One-for-All there are the same 2 teams but no boss. The Cops must kill all the Crooks and the Crooks must get to a getaway vehicle. Only 4 people can fit in the getaway vehicle. There is no respawning in this mode.
Supports 2 teams.
Turf War
A capture the flag type mode, similar to the Domination mode from Call of Duty 4. Two teams must capture the bases by standing near them. The more teammates standing near the base, the faster it gets captured. The more bases your team has captured, the more cash your team gets. The team with the most cash at the end wins.
Supports 2 teams.
Hangman's Noose
This mode is different from all the other modes. It is a co-op story mode mission. Mafia boss Petrovic has flown into Francis International Airport and you must escort him to safety while being chased by the N.O.O.S.E. team.
Supports 2-4 players.
Bomb Da Base II
You and the other players must take explosives from a convoy, put them on a helicopter, plant them on a ship and then watch them explode.
Supports 2-4 players.
Deathmatch
Free-for-All. You must kill all other players in the location chosen by the host. You gain cash from killing other players. The player with the most cash at the end of the round wins.
Supports 2-16 players.
Mafia Work
Just like Team Mafia Work, without the teams. You must complete the tasks set-up by Kenny Petrovic. You gain cash by completing tasks. The player with the most cash at the end wins.
Supports 2-8 players.
Car Jack City
Just like Team Car Jack City, without teams. You must steal the target cars and take them to the drop-off point. You get cash by delivering the cars to the drop-off point. The better condition the cars is, the more cash you get. The player with the most cash at the end wins.
Supports players
Deal Breaker
You and your team must go to where the drug dealers are meeting and rip them off. You must kill all witnesses.
Supports 2-4 players.
Free Mode
Free-roam around the city with friends. No score, no objective, no rules. The rules are determined by the host. There are some limitations. You cannot,
  • Buy food, clothes, weapons.
  • No mini games like pool, darts, bowling, etc.
  • No mini missions like, vigilante, taxi, etc.
  • No getting drunk.
  • No picking up hookers.
  • No using public transportation like taxis, train, etc.
Supports 1-16 players.
Race
Race to the finish by going through the checkpoints in order. What vehicles you use are determined by the host, as is the race track. There are two sub-modes, Free Race and Cannonball Run.
Free Race is a point to point race. Cannonball Run is a race where you must go through the checkpoints to win.
Supports 2-16 players.
GTA Race
Similar to Race only you are able to use weapons. To obtain weapons you must drive over them to pick them up. Hold LT (xbox) or R2 (PS3) to drop your weapon. You can only hold one weapon at a time.
Supports 2-16 players.
How can I customize my character?
In story mode access the phone, go to multiplayer and scroll down to 'Player Model'. Then customize as you wish. You can also customize your character in the game lobby, by hitting triangle (PS3) or Y (xbox).
Are there any online achievements?
There are a total of 10 online achievements. They can only be unlocked in ranked matches. They are,
  • Teamplayer - 10G
    Kill 5 opposing team members in Team Deathmatch.
  • Top Of The Food Chain - 10G
    Kill 20 players with a pistol in a ranked deathmatch.
  • Cut Your Teeth - 5G
    Rank up once.
  • Join The Midnight Club - 10G
    Win a ranked multiplayer race without damaging your vehicle too much and with damage enabled.
  • Fly The Co-op - 15G
    Beat our time in ranked versions of "Deal Breaker", "Hangman's NOOSE" and "Bomb da Base II".
  • Taking It For The Team - 10G
    Be on the winning team in all ranked multiplayer team games.
  • Top The Midnight Club - 20G
    Come first in 20 different ranked standard multiplayer races.
  • Wanted - 20G
    Achieve the highest personal rank in multiplayer.
  • Auf Wiedersehen Petrovic - 30G
    Win all ranked multiplayer variations, all races and "Cops 'n Crooks", as both sides.
  • Let Sleeping Rockstars Lie - 10G
    Kill a Rockstar developer in a ranked multiplayer match.
How do I rank up?
You rank up by gaining cash in RANKED game modes. You cannot rank up from player matches. Every time you rank up you gain more clothes for your multiplayer character.
Can I use cheats online?
No you cannot for obvious reasons (unfair players). That also means you cannot call random phone numbers, like 911 and phone numbers for companies.
How do I get the zombie character?
PS3: You get it from killing another person who has the suit.
360: You must kill a Rockstar developer.
To access the outfit go to Player model > then hit L1 or LB.
What is the highest rank?
The highest rank is 10 and the lowest rank is 0.
How much cash do I need to rank up?
Rank 1: $1,000

Rank 2: $10,000

Rank 3: $50,000

Rank 4: $100,000

Rank 5: $250,000

Rank 6: $500,000

Rank 7: $750,000

Rank 8: $1,000,000

Rank 9: $2,500,000

Rank 10: $5,000,000

How do I play ranked games with my friends?
When you select 'multiplayer' on the phone, click 'party mode'. Then it should load you on the map. Then invite the people you want in your game. Now all you have to do is go to phone and hit ranked, then the game mode you want.
Can I play split-screen with friends?
No you cannot unfortunately, offline or online.
Can I play online with someone on a different console?
No you cannot play with someone on a different console.
Which is better Auto-Aim On or Off?
While many people debate that Auto-Aim turned off creates a more rich and skillful gameplay experience, Auto-Aim is purely player preference.


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  • TheZixx for the PS3 zombie info.
If you have any questions or comments about the guide or would like to have a question added to the guide you can pm me or post in the topic. smile.gif

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 10:57 PM Edited by angrybanana5000, 04 May 2008 - 11:04 PM.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:27 AM

Does the ranking system actually save yet? Or do they keep resetting?

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:48 AM

I noticed that too. It doesn't save your scores, either.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 02:03 AM

hmm I'm not too sure, it saves for me but I have a 360 not a PS3.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 03:32 AM

Could somebody please post the required amount of money to rank up?

I'm Rank 2 at the moment and thought I'd be going up at twenty-thousand, I'm at twenty-five-thousand now and still no promotion...

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 03:51 AM

I never had a problem with the scores on the 360.. My "question" isn't listed though so I'm going to ask it anyway, what is the highest rank?

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 07:45 AM


I haven't tried it yet... but... how bout picking up hookers in multiplayer? Yay? Nay?

Imagine running a train on a hooker with your boys... hilarious! devil.gif

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 08:22 AM

Very nice FAQ! Can't believe I didn't think of this myself xD
This should help a lot of people =]

I was going to suggest to add more "in-depth" info for some modes, but I guess that isn't necessary, unless you get people who can't follow simple directions and objectives in the game. (for example in Deal Breaker where there's guys getting away on a boat and you have to get on the water yourself and chase them down)

Can I link to this in my sig with your name in it?

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:24 AM Edited by angrybanana5000, 05 May 2008 - 11:54 AM.

QUOTE (BlackMilk @ May 5 2008, 04:22)
Very nice FAQ! Can't believe I didn't think of this myself xD
This should help a lot of people =]

I was going to suggest to add more "in-depth" info for some modes, but I guess that isn't necessary, unless you get people who can't follow simple directions and objectives in the game. (for example in Deal Breaker where there's guys getting away on a boat and you have to get on the water yourself and chase them down)

Can I link to this in my sig with your name in it?

Sure smile.gif
As for the other questions, I will add them when I get home today.
Edit: I have updated the FAQ with,
• More stuff about what you cannot do In free mode.
• What the highest/lowest rank is.

What I hope to get added,
• Police maverick location
• Amount of money to rank up

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:30 PM

Is there anyway AT ALL to play the normal ranked deathmatch with friends?


That is all I require...


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Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:52 PM Edited by angrybanana5000, 05 May 2008 - 07:56 PM.

QUOTE (EG5Munkee @ May 5 2008, 08:30)
Is there anyway AT ALL to play the normal ranked deathmatch with friends?


That is all I require...


Mark

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I have also added the amount of cash needed to rank up.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:49 PM

This thread deserves a well earned bump.
Anyways great job, this should help a lot of people.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:54 PM

QUOTE (angrybanana5000 @ May 5 2008, 18:52)
QUOTE (EG5Munkee @ May 5 2008, 08:30)
Is there anyway AT ALL to play the normal ranked deathmatch with friends?


That is all I require...


Mark

Added. icon14.gif
I have also added the amount of cash needed to rank up.

Thanx... but I need to know how to invite to Deathmatch... the normal ranked Deathmatch (Not team deathmatch) option is NOT available in party mode.

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 10:05 PM

QUOTE (EG5Munkee @ May 5 2008, 17:54)
QUOTE (angrybanana5000 @ May 5 2008, 18:52)
QUOTE (EG5Munkee @ May 5 2008, 08:30)
Is there anyway AT ALL to play the normal ranked deathmatch with friends?


That is all I require...


Mark

Added. icon14.gif
I have also added the amount of cash needed to rank up.

Thanx... but I need to know how to invite to Deathmatch... the normal ranked Deathmatch (Not team deathmatch) option is NOT available in party mode.

Oh, I dont think you can do that due to the fact that it could be used to cheat to get your rank up (in some way)

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:45 AM

awesome FAQ...

why isn't this stickied?

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:56 AM

QUOTE (benrich315 @ May 5 2008, 21:45)
awesome FAQ...

why isn't this stickied?

Thanks, I hope it gets stickied. If anyone else has anything they wish to be added I can get to it soon. icon14.gif

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:03 AM

QUOTE (benrich315 @ May 5 2008, 21:45)
awesome FAQ...

why isn't this stickied?

I'm only one man. It takes me a while to get around. mad.gif

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:34 AM

QUOTE (Gambler. @ May 5 2008, 03:32)
Could somebody please post the required amount of money to rank up?

I'm Rank 2 at the moment and thought I'd be going up at twenty-thousand, I'm at twenty-five-thousand now and still no promotion...

Read all of the post FAQ above, its there!

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE (skulduggerer @ May 6 2008, 07:34)
QUOTE (Gambler. @ May 5 2008, 03:32)
Could somebody please post the required amount of money to rank up?

I'm Rank 2 at the moment and thought I'd be going up at twenty-thousand, I'm at twenty-five-thousand now and still no promotion...

Read all of the post FAQ above, its there!

He posted that before I had updated it with the cash needed thing. Thanks for the pin btw.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:50 PM

Why is it that everyone I see seems to have an option to play Ranked or Unranked, but when I try to enter multiplayer (through either Party Mode or just straight from single player), I don't have the option? I simply have Quick Match or Custom Match, nothing about Rank. I checked on the Networks Stats board and it says I've only played 2 games, and apparently I'm Rank 1, but I've played way more than that, so I'm assuming the others were unranked?
I'm so confused. Can someone please help me out? I'm on PS3 by the way

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 05:06 PM

Good guide ! You may want to add the screens&videos topic somewhere in that post icon14.gif

http://www.gtaforums...entry1058023275


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Posted 06 May 2008 - 06:42 PM

2 players split screen?
i searched everywhere (menus,freeroam,phone),nothing. for online multiplayer, i don't have internetyet - x360

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (AlvnRw @ May 6 2008, 10:50)
Why is it that everyone I see seems to have an option to play Ranked or Unranked, but when I try to enter multiplayer (through either Party Mode or just straight from single player), I don't have the option? I simply have Quick Match or Custom Match, nothing about Rank. I checked on the Networks Stats board and it says I've only played 2 games, and apparently I'm Rank 1, but I've played way more than that, so I'm assuming the others were unranked?
I'm so confused. Can someone please help me out? I'm on PS3 by the way

Try going into story mode then going to phone > Multiplayer > Ranked > Game mode. smile.gif

QUOTE
2 players split screen?
i searched everywhere (menus,freeroam,phone),nothing. for online multiplayer, i don't have internetyet - x360


Added icon14.gif

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:39 PM Edited by Unknownhost, 06 May 2008 - 08:45 PM.

should add...if you want to host your own room.

goto Custom Game, set private slots for at LEAST 1 private slots then start game. every time you will be the room host.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 09:43 PM

im lovin gta iv online...bu i really want my rank 2 save everytime i reset my console im back 2 a sh*ty amount f like $300.. suicidal.gif ne 1 no wen it will be fixed????? well at least ive still got my rockstar zombie..lol...i get some funny looks with him..lol psn = Ryan_Fonzo

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 09:16 AM

QUOTE (angrybanana5000 @ May 6 2008, 20:11)
Try going into story mode then going to phone > Multiplayer > Ranked > Game mode. smile.gif

I simply don't have that option. I go phone > Multiplayer > Game > Deathmatch (or whatever) > Quick Match / Custom Match. I've gone up and down the options but none of them offer me ranked or unranked.

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:53 PM

QUOTE (AlvnRw @ May 7 2008, 05:16)
QUOTE (angrybanana5000 @ May 6 2008, 20:11)
Try going into story mode then going to phone > Multiplayer > Ranked > Game mode. smile.gif

I simply don't have that option. I go phone > Multiplayer > Game > Deathmatch (or whatever) > Quick Match / Custom Match. I've gone up and down the options but none of them offer me ranked or unranked.

There should be a ranked option right when you go into multiplayer, unless PS3 is different.

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 07:19 PM

Just wondering what event you have to complete for the achievement, taking it for the team, im not sure which ones count.

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 07:22 PM

how badly is the graphics reduced for multiplayer (rockstar said it would)?




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