GTA Online ‘Crew’ Feature Detailed, Resembles Crime Family Tree

Much like Max Payne 3‘s online component in which featured ‘Crews‘ – a clan feature that featured a crew leader and members put into sub-groups depending on what they specialize – Rockstar Games have confirmed that GTA Online will be bringing back the Crew feature, but with a twist.

According to a recent blog update, GTA Online will implement a ‘Hierarchies’ feature that will allows Crew leaders to assign special ranks to members, designating the responsibilities of crew management and assuring that loyalty and performance are rewarded appropriately.

These special ranks for crew members are divided among four tiers, ranging from Commissioners all the way down to the lowly Muscles, with Lieutenants and Representatives acting as the in-between tiers. For more information on the responsibilities for each tier of crew members are, feel free to check out the details and hierarchy ‘tree’ below:

  • Commissioners:  The Crew’s most trusted member(s) – that essential right-hand man or woman that the Leader relies on for Vice Presidential advisement and executive action. Commissioners have the power to manage and administrate all aspects of the Crew on behalf of the Leader, including the ability to promote members internally or invite new members in.
  • Lieutenants: Made members with specific privileges to keep the Crew in check and hand out promotions or demotions amongst sub-ordinate ranks. Crew Representatives and the mob of Muscle would be wise to keep their Lieutenants (and above) sweet.
  • Representatives: A tier of Crew members who have shown and proved their commitment to the clique – whether with ace performance in competitive modes, or just by rocking their Crew’s emblem faithfully since day one. Crew Leaders can assign these special players as Representatives who will have basic permissions to aid recruitment efforts.
  • Muscle: The rank-and-file mob of Crew members who are happy to play their position of causing some havoc Online, doing their Crew’s emblem justice and fighting for its good name. Muscle-level members may not have nor want any administrative power but they’re often the heart and soul of what makes your Crew fearsome. Ambitious Muscle who are looking to prove themselves to the Crew Leader and rise up the ranks may even prove a threat to their Crew superiors, if any are deemed to be slacking on their responsibilities or performance.


By default, any new member accepted into the Crew will be put into the Muscle tier until anyone who is a Lieutenant or higher promotes you. Speaking of promotions, despite the crews being capped on how many members you can include, it is possible for any Crew to have as many members designated to one tier.

Grand Theft Auto V is to be released on September 17 for the PlayStation 3 and  Xbox 360 platforms, with GTA Online launching on October 1. Don’t forget to stay tuned to MP1st around 11 AM EST today as Grand Theft Auto V’s official trailer will be revealed.

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