The new Guitar Hero Live comes with two different ways to play. As we detailed in the Guitar Hero Live FAQ, the first of these is GH Live where you’ll take the stage in front of a live crowd that will react to how well or poorly you’re playing. The second mode is GHTV, the world’s first 24-hour playable music video network. On GHTV you’ll be able to explore a wide variety of musical genres, discover new music, and play against friends either in your own living room or across the Internet.
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Please note: GHTV does not require a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Gold account. However, access to GHTV requires an Internet connection.
GHTV is a continually curated network of music videos that you can play along with in Guitar Hero Live. Just like your favorite Internet music video channel, there are hundreds of videos spanning dozens of genres, all of them ready and waiting for you to play along with them. Just like a regular TV, there are a variety of channels covering different musical tastes, so if one channel’s not floating your boat, you can just switch over and discover something new! GHTV is continually updated with new music and videos, so keep checking back to find new things.
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GHTV has multiple channels of music running 24-hours a day, seven days a week. You can bounce between channels based on what sort of musical genres appeal to you and check out different sorts of videos. You can also play along to unlock premium shows like new videos, live concert footage and other prizes
Premium shows are content that you’ll only be able to find on GHTV. Our aim is for content to range from exclusive concert footage from big-name bands to first-to-air new music videos to other amazing gameplay experiences. In addition, there are prizes given out for accessing premium content such as specially designed note highways, new player cards and status rewards that will help you level up faster. Others help you unlock in-game items faster. Coin boosts, for example, help you accumulate in-game currency faster while other prizes might give you discounts on in-game items.
The main way of accessing premium shows is through winning optional in-game challenges. One week, for example, you might have to get a three star rating on three heavy metal tunes while the next week you might have to just compete in five on-line head-to-head match-ups.
Certain prizes and items require higher skill levels and the completion of tougher challenges to obtain. There are, for example, be special Note Highways that can only be obtained during the limited window of a Premium Show’s run. Those who purchase the Premium Show using Hero Cash won’t be able to get the associated Note Highway.!
Yes. You can gain access to Premium shows with Hero Cash, a form of in-game currency that is bought using real-world money.
The length of availability varies depending on the show. Some premium shows might be available for a week, others only for a few days. Some will be offered again while others might be a one-time exclusive. We’re working on all kinds of different fun ways of delivering premium shows.
We’re working on getting out as many premium shows as often as we can.
You compete against classic Guitar Hero characters that will battle it out with you for prizes.
Yes! We want the premium shows and the process of getting it to be as widely accessible as possible. That means you can use Hero Powers or other in-game boosters to play premium shows in ways consistent with your preferred play style.
GHTV has a huge number of unlockable items to acquire as you play the game. Some of the major prizes include:
It’s important that everybody be able to enjoy Guitar Hero Live, so there will be prizes available for every skill level. The majority of in-game items can be earned by playing through the channels and earning in-game currency.