Rockstar finally settles confusion over Rockstar Pass, L.A. Noire DLC

L.A. Noire

A few weeks back, Rockstar Games told the world that L.A. Noire would feature the Rockstar Pass, which it then proceeded to give absolutely no details on aside from that it would have something to do with L.A. Noire DLC. Now the publisher has revealed just what the Rockstar Pass will do, sort of.

The details are a bit jumbled and confusing, so in the spirit of L.A. Noire, some good old fashion detective work needs to be used to decipher what it all means.

Essentially, the Rockstar Pass will give all players access to all of the publisher’s currently planned DLC for the game over the summer in return for one single payment. Think of it along the lines of BioWare’s Cerberus Network for Mass Effect 2.

Starting today, that payment will be $10 on PSN or 800 Microsoft Points. When the calander flips to June 14, the cost for the pass will then be raised to $12 on PSN or 960 Microsoft Points.

What this one-time payment will get players is four new cases, two new suit/gun combos, and a challenge mission. The first five will be available instantly and include "The Naked City" Vice case, "A Slip of the Tongue" Traffic case, the Badge Pursuit Challenge, and the Broderick/Sharpshooter suits and guns.

Arriving later will be the "Nicholson Electroplating" Arson case on June 21 and the "Reefer Madness" Vice case on July 12. All cases will cost $4/320 Microsoft Points, suits and guns will be $1/80 Microsoft Points each, and the Badge Pursuit Challenge will run players $2/160 Microsoft Points.

"With its blend of real crime influences and noir atmosphere, L.A. Noire contains boundless potential for new stories and new cases," said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games, in a press release. "The four new cases are strong standalone stories that sit perfectly alongside the main game."

In addition to all of the content that comes at a price, Rockstar is giving away the Chicago Piano Machine Gun to the community free of charge. The weapon is a compliment for the free Chicago Lightning Detective Suit available for download for members of the Rockstar Social Club, which is also joinable at no price.

For any who may be confused on what is available and how, here is a full list of all the content:

– Chicago Lightning Detective Suit (Social Club only) – May 17 – Free

– L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass (limited-time discount price) – May 31 – $10/800 MP

– "The Naked City" DLC case – May 31 – $4/320 MP

– "A Slip of The Tongue" DLC case – May 31 – $4/320 MP

– Broderick Detective Suit and Gun – May 31 – $1/80 MP

– Sharpshooter Detective Suit and Gun – May 31 – $1/80 MP

– The Badge Pursuit Challenge – May 31 – $2/160 MP

– Chicago Piano Machine Gun (free community unlock) – May 31 – Free

– L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass (standard price) – June 14 – $12/960 MP

– "Nicholson Electroplating Disaster" DLC case – June 21 – $4/320 MP

– "Reefer Madness" DLC case – July 12 – $4/320 MP


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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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