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GTA Online is the multiplayer component of GTA 5, allowing you to build your empire in Los Santos with millions of other players as you complete missions and grow your businesses to make as much money as possible. To make this easier you can join a crew of either friends that you know or groups of strangers where you can work together to complete missions to achieve your goals faster.
This guide has everything you need to know about how to make a crew in GTA 5 and whether it is for you or not.
Bottom Line Up Front
Creating or joining a crew in GTA 5 Online is a great way of interacting and working with other players to complete missions together or to have protection when playing in public lobbies. You can create or join as many crews as you want and each crew can have 1,000 members so you can meet a nearly unlimited amount of players.
Joining a crew isn’t for everyone and if you are more focused on playing alone or don’t feel comfortable playing with others, especially if you don’t know them, then staying solo could be for you. But, you aren’t obligated to play with your crew so there’s no harm in at least joining one and seeing if it is for you.
What Is A Crew In GTA Online?
In GTA Online you can create or join a crew, which is a group of players that have chosen to be part of the same team to help each other, whether it is working together on missions or having each other’s backs from other players in the lobby.
There can be up to 1,000 crew members and there is no limit on how many crews you can be part of. This is great because you could have a crew for your real-life friends and also other crews of people you know online so you have many options with who you can play with.
By being part of a crew you can earn special rewards for working together, including more Reputation which is earned by gaining a higher position on the crew leaderboard. Like a real gang, a crew has a hierarchy with numerous ranks that you can unlock as you become a more valuable crew member. These ranks are:
- Crew Leader
The Pros And Cons Of Joining A Crew
There are plenty of perks and benefits to joining a crew in GTA Online, although it isn’t essential to gain the full experience. But, if you prefer to play with other people and like having a team of reliable people to do missions, then it can definitely be a great way to ensure this.
With the member limit of a crew being 1,000, there are crews of all sizes that you can join. If you have friends who you can play GTA Online with, it is worth creating a small crew for you to hang out and work together in the game. When it comes to people that you don’t know personally, finding a larger crew is the ideal way to go as you have more opportunities to find people online that are wanting to complete missions.
There aren’t really any negatives to joining a crew in GTA Online. Even if you join one you aren’t obligated to always be playing with members of the crew. But, if you’re not a sociable person or just don’t feel comfortable playing with people you don’t know, then you can always choose not to join a crew and just play solo or with randoms when you join a mission lobby.
How To Create A Crew In GTA Online
You can either join an existing crew or create one from scratch and be the owner of that crew. Follow these simple steps below to create your own crew in GTA Online.
- Head to the Rockstar Social Club website.
- Sign in to your Rockstar Social Club account.
- Click on the Crew tab at the top of the screen.
- Click ‘Create Crew and fill in the details along with your crew name.
- You can then choose your tag, crew logo, crew color, and emblem.
How To Join A Crew In GTA Online
Joining a crew in GTA Online is incredibly easy to do and you should be able to join one in a matter of minutes. Follow the steps below to find a crew to join.
- Open the pause menu while in GTA Online.
- Scroll along to the Online tab.
- Scroll down until you find the Crew tab.
- This will show you the crews that you can join. There are some awesome GTA crew names so choose one that jumps out at you and seems active.
- Select one and join and now you have a crew to play with and protect you.
Creating or joining a Crew in GTA Online can be a great way to make new friends in the game and find a solid group of people that you can regularly play with. It can also help to provide protection from other players, which is handy considering how toxic its player base can be.
Always remember that if you’re taking to social media and forums to find Crews to join that you take safety precautions to protect your identity. If you find a Crew to play with it can make the GTA Online experience much better, but it isn’t a requirement to have fun.