A new post by Rockstar has the developer detailing the digital content included in Grand Theft Auto V’s Special and Collector’s Editions.
First up is the availability of a .50 Caliber Pistol and Bullpup Shotgun, both of which can be acquired for free from any Ammu-Nation outlet. These also come with their own “unique customization options of skins and attachments”.
Michael, Franklin and Trevor will each receive a 20 percent discount when shopping for personal clothing and tattoos. Additionally special abilities for each character will charge 25 percent faster.
Michael is an expert marksman – his Special Ability slows down time in a gunfight allowing him to pick off his targets with greater ease. Franklin is a skilled driver with sharp reflexes – his Special Ability lets him slow down time while driving any road-based vehicle, allowing him to quickly navigate through traffic with ease and take corners at high speeds. Trevor is a drug-addled sociopath with a short fuse – his Special Ability sends him into a rage, causing double damage to enemies while only taking half as much damage himself when hit. With the boost that’s included in both the Special and Collector’s Editions, the Special Ability bar will generate 25% faster.
Five challenges will give players a chance to increase their piloting skills of whichever character they choose. These Stunt Plane Trials will have you flying about through “mountains, deserts, oceans and cities, as you push your Stunt Plane to the limit”. Completion times will be posted on the leaderboard where you can compare them with your friends.
An exclusive garage to store custom vehicles is probably what fans are interested in the most. Available in the Collector’s Edition only, the garage comes with the CarbonRS sports bike and the Hotknife – an open frame 1930’s style hotrod. Grand Theft Auto Online players will also receive the high-end Khamelion electric car.
Another feature exclusive to the Collector’s Edition is the ability to customize your character’s lineage. “Select your character’s appearance by choosing your parent’s heritage, then use the gene dominance meter to dial-in which parent your appearance favors more.”
Additional customization features include setting your character’s daily activities which will have an impact on your character’s appearance and skill set. You’ll also get Niko Bellic, along with both Claude and Misty from Grand Theft Auto III to use as parent options within the character creation system.