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- "Heavily-armed squads face off across a neutral zone – with the goal of having all team members strategically penetrate their opponents territory to claim victory."
- — Rockstar Newswire description.
- "The team that gets all their players across the other team's line first wins. Sudden Death objective is chosen in the Settings menu."
- — In-game description.
The players are divided into two teams, each spawning behind their own line, whenever they die. The goal for both teams is to cross their opponent's line - the first team to have all of their members cross the opponent's line within the time limit is declared the winner. To deal with opponents, both areas are separated by a neutral sector that has several obstacles used for cover.
There are two lines on the field, a blue one and a red one. The red team must cross the blue line to win and vice-versa. Crossing the line is simply having the player's character stand on the opposite side of the line to where they spawned.
In the HUD, there is a list of players' names from both teams, and how far away from the target line that player is. Players can always see the position of his teammates on the radar, while the enemies are only visible when they shoot or run near the player.
Finally, if the time runs out before one team gets across the line, the game will go into Sudden Death, using one of the two rulesets (which are chosen in the pre-game lobby):
- First Over Line: The team only needs one player across the line to win.
- Kill All Enemies: This sudden death mode acts as a Last Team Standing, with each player only having one life.
Teamwork, tactics, and communication are key; going lone wolf and making a mad dash for the line will only end badly, probably resulting in the player getting stuck in enemy territory with no support. Work as a team to ensure all players cross the line as one; if one of the comrades falls behind, players must provide cover fire until they are able to regroup. Crucially, play defensively and stay alive to give them time to join behind enemy lines.
The playing field is littered with cover, so make good use of it and plan the approach. One option is to move slowly from cover to cover and make sure the coast is clear before moving up. The player can also use a flanking method, either splitting the team to create a crossfire, or all going down one side of the map. The second option is risky, as players could be leaving their own end zone defenseless, so make sure to move fast as a group and gang up on any enemies encountered. In Cross the Line, players are given a single SMG, as well as a grenade; use the grenade to draw the opponents from their cover. As the players make ground towards the line, make sure not to fire or sprint unnecessarily as this will display the current location to enemies on the radar.
Weapons given to each player by default are:
Depending of the map, either an Assault Shotgun, a Special Carbine, or both can be found in the separation of both lines, which can be used as an advantage of a player for when crossing the enemy line and defending themselves, as well as when defending their own line from the rival team.
|Cross the Line I takes place at the Donkey Punch Family Farm, at the foot of Mount Chiliad. The distance between lines is 45 meters.|
|Cross the Line II takes place at the southwestern part of the Los Santos International Airport. The distance between lines is 45 meters.|
|Cross the Line III takes place in the Cypress Flats Railyard. The distance between lines is 86 meters.|
|Cross the Line IV takes place on the Fort Zancudo landing strip. The distance between lines is 114 meters.|
|Cross the Line V takes place in Del Perro Pier. The distance between lines is 45 meters.|
|Cross the Line VI takes place in Thomson Scrapyard. The distance between lines is 45 meters.|
|Cross the Line VII takes place in the Grapeseed Cow Farm. The distance between lines is 27 meters.|
- Cross the Line I on Social Club
- Cross the Line II on Social Club
- Cross the Line III on Social Club
- Cross the Line IV on Social Club
- Cross the Line V on Social Club
- Cross the Line VI on Social Club
- Cross the Line VII on Social Club
- GTA Online Freemode Events Update now available for PS4, Xbox One & PC. Rockstar Newswire (September 15, 2015).
- Rockstar Game Tips: Adversary Modes Offense Defense, Cross the Line and Hunting Pack. Rockstar Newswire (November 21, 2015).