GTA Online update: Free Deathmatch & Race Creators available today

It looks like Rockstar is finally ready to start rolling out their most anticipated GTA Online content, beginning with the launch of the free Deathmatch and Race Creators tool today.

The Deathmatch & Race Creators Beta gives players access to some of the same tools as Rockstar game designers in order to craft your own custom gunfights, street races, jet dogfights and more. You’ll also be able to publish your original Deathmatches and Races via the Rockstar Games Social Club for the whole community to download, play, rate and share. Players can create and customize Jobs for the following modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Race, GTA Race, and Rally Race.

Rockstar will review some of the best community-created content to recognize and distinguish them as Rockstar Verified Jobs. The Deathmatch and Race Creators will be available via a free update, and you’ll need to have a Social Club account that is linked to your Xbox Live Gamertag or PlayStation Network ID to use them.

Rockstar will also soon introduce Capture, a new competitive team mode that’s a GTA twist on the classic capture the flag mode. Up to four squads battle to steal contraband, trucks, buses, or whatever else they can find from opponents’ bases using high-speed vehicles, explosive weaponry and cunning teamwork. The free Capture update will bring a host of new jobs to GTA Online, accessible via the open world and also directly through your phone.  Capture is broken down into four variations – Raid, Contend, Hold, and GTA – more details on these variations will be available next week.

Last but not least, Rockstar is planning on the introduction of the long awaited GTA Online Heists as well as GTAV Story Mode updates in 2014. Check back here for all the latest updates on Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online.