'GTA Online' Race Creator Updated, New Transform Races Added

This week's GTA Online update includes a major tweak to the in-game Race Creator tool, along with new Rockstar-created Transform races. As usual, there are also new ways to earn double GTA$ and RP rewards.

More Transform Races are coming to Los Santos in today's GTA Online update Rockstar

The Race Creator update includes new vehicles, props and weather patterns that can be included in custom races. An increased prop limit means extra elements can be added to races to make them more exciting and detailed. Additionally, Target Assault races can now be created through the Race Creator. The full patch notes for the updated Race Creator can be found on the Rockstar Support website.

Seven new Transform races have also been added to GTA Online. Playing any of these new races will earn players double the GTA$ and RP rewards through June 11. The races, with basic descriptions, can be found below, courtesy of Rockstar:

Canal Crosser: Sure, you can turbo your hyperbike through jumps, rings and tubes and make it look easy but can you deal with the Vespucci canals? Rusting strollers, ex-FIB informants, the flaming wreckage of hovercars and amphibious quads – sometimes the naturally occurring obstacles are the trickiest.

Size Matters: There's nothing more exhilarating than threading a jetpack between the apartment blocks of downtown Los Santos. There's nothing more arousing than being at the controls of a delta wing military bomber. And there's nothing more psychologically damaging than rapidly moving between the two.

The Grotti Circuit: This fiery hurricane of jetpacks, flying cars and vintage classics raging through the heart of Los Santos is brought to you by Grotti, the Italian supercar manufacturer with a low threshold for bad publicity. Even the flaming wreckage is green, white and red.

Plane and Simple: Disorientation is a funny thing. You take one too many inverted checkpoints in a fighter jet, and you'd swear you were stuck in a long, winding tunnel dodging rotating fans with absolutely no idea what vehicle you're using. Don't worry, it'll probably clear up soon.

Evolution: The tech only gets better - but can you keep up? Sure, your old Sports Classic is manageable. You can probably handle a juiced up stock car, too. But that vicious little hatchback is going to cause trouble - and as for the hypercar....Yeah, you're not ready.

Tug Life: It's a rule as old as high-speed racing itself: never fall out of the sky in a rusty tug boat on a full stomach. Or something like that – it doesn't really matter, because you're definitely doing it.

Twister II: There was a time when if you asked any civilized person whether they fancied a high-speed corkscrew hundreds of feet above the Pacific, they would do the decent thing and assume you were hoping to join the mile high club. These days you're not even talking about a plane.

If you're looking for some quick bonus cash, log into GTA Online any time between now and June 11 to secure GTA$250,000 in celebration of the World Cup. This bonus cash will be rolled out starting June 14 and all players who logged in by June 11 should see the bonus by June 18.

There are only three vehicles on sale all week. More vehicles will be on sale over the next few days, but these discounts are temporary. Follow Rockstar's social channels for more information on the daily sales. The vehicles discounted through June 11 are as follows:

  • Nagasaki Shotaro - 30 percent off (complete a round of Deadline to unlock for purchase)
  • Blazer Aqua - 30 percent off
  • Ocelot XA-21 - 30 percent off

So what do you think? Are you interested in creating more races now that the Race Creator tool has expanded? Will you tackle any of those new Transform races? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.