Its been awhile since we talked about GTM2, but its that time now! With the actual release rounding the corner, we wanted to test and get feedback before the actual release! We will be running a beta server open to all on July 7th 2023. GTM2 Beta will be completely, and I mean 100% free to play. There will be no way to purchase anything on the store, meaning vote-shop will be buffed to give way more gold (in beta only)! GTM2 Beta will only run for a month, and then we will release GTM2! This server will be running the old map (2017) while the brand new map gets built! (read further for pictures) Why do a beta? GTM2 Beta will run on 1.16.5, which will enable us to do a lot of cool things, but it can come with a lot of bugs, and these include dupes, which is why we will be offering rewards such as gold on the actual GTM2 for finding dupe bugs! We also want your, the communities, feedback on what you think of the changes we made, which is one of the main reasons we are doing this. Not to mention we want to see how the economy functions throughout the month. Read on to see what's new to GTM2 Beta. These are NOT all the features you will see on GTM2 as the development will continue of the next month, but its super important that we get feedback on these! Vehicles are now items, this means you can trade, sell and buy these vehicles from other players. In order to take a players vehicle you now have to hijack the vehicle, this is done by simply shift left clicking the vehicle in question, and looking at it for 5 seconds. Vehicles now also have an "explosive multiplier", this means instead of some vehicles getting one shot by explosives, they simply take more damage from explosives. Another goal was also to make vehicles more maneuverable in this revamp. Job modes will also have job specific vehicles, meaning only the players who are on that job can drive those vehicles, and players not on that job can't drive other vehicles. These would include the Policer Car for cops, and the Armored Kuruma for Hit-Man. The current ranking system is ok, but we felt it can get a bit boring, and not feel as rewarding. Instead of ranking up and unlocking everything on a "one-time" basis, ranking up is now completely free. Except there's a twist, each weapon, vehicle, job mode, backpack slots, house slots all need to be purchased before moving onto the next rank. Players can now purchase these ability's in the new "perk shop". Perks in the perk shop will be locked depending on your rank, for example the minigun wouldn't be purchasable until Godfather! As a criminal I would need to purchase all the weapons, vehicles, job modes, backpack slots, house slots before ranking up to homie! These perks all together will cost about the same as ranking up would have normally. Prices below are likely to change Ignore the grammar mistake This means you can now prioritize what you want to unlock as you progress. Say your someone who loves to loot and make that cash, why not invest in some backpack slots, then move onto your weapons? Ranking up will now also give you gold along the way, this means once you reach the rank Godfather, you will have unlocked 25 FREE GOLD! What's GTM missing, easy, its se-, Stonks! Ever wanted to invest on GTM, well now is your chance! With this newly implemented stonks plugin! The main goal of the beta as said is to get feedback on some new changes, as well as give them a practical test before the real thing. We came up with some controversial changes that we think could have a positive effect on gameplay, but we want your feedback playing with them! Weapon Delays are a new feature that will stop you from shooting a weapon after instantly switching from another one, for example when switching from your Katana to micro, you would have a slight delay before shooting it. No More Hit Reg we feel like GTM could benefit from the removal of hit reg, so we are giving that a try. In-Map Shops instead of having all weapons just be purchasable at spawn we have taken the better weapons such as the M4, Minigun, Heavy Sniper, Titanium Armor and put them in some shops in the warzone, these shops will function exactly like the shops at spawn. ATM Only Banking players never have much money on them when killing them, to make this more likely, we have made it so you can only use your phone to deposit at spawn, but in the warzone you need to use an ATM. We have placed a few more ATMs around the map to help with this. Ground Netting because we added weapon delays, net sniping will be a lot more difficult, because of this we decided to try and see how ground netting affects PvP. Just for fun, we decided to bring back old spawn and our old map in its complete entirety for the entire month of beta, enjoy! Build team has been hard at work to bring a completely fresh map for the actual release of GTM2!