Rockstar has detailed a new 'Hierarchies' system for Social Club Crews set to be introduced with Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto Online.
Hierarchies allow Crew Leaders to assign ranks to members of their Crew, promoting team mates to specific roles based on their "loyalty and performance".
Leaders can choose to place crew members within four specific areas, each performing a different role and assuming their own responsibilities within the crew, including Commissioners, Lieutenants, Representatives and Muscle.
- 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.
There's no limit on how many Crew members can be designated to any specific category, provided the total number of members doesn't exceed the overall cap. Crew Leaders can head over to the Rockstar Social Club now to organise their team.
"Make no mistake, respect is still everything and getting your Crew ranks organized early can make all the difference for how you stand out in a crowd," said Rockstar, "whether you're going toe to-toe with other Crews or planning to just wreak havoc under your Crew banner with a few friends in Los Santos and Blaine County this fall."
Social Club Crews were first introduced with Max Payne 3 and are essentially Rockstar's take on clans, allowing players to compete online within a specific team.
GTA 5 launches on September 17, with GTA Online due to follow two weeks later on October 1.
A brand new trailer for GTA 5 is set to be released tomorrow.