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How to get GTA San Andreas for free

Published: 18/Sep/2019 4:08 Updated: 18/Sep/2019 4:24

by Andrew Amos

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been around for 15 years, and in a special promotion, players will be able to pick up the iconic Rockstar game for free.

Grand Theft Auto has been an incredibly popular franchise ever since it was released in 1997, and new titles are still coming out to this day. GTA San Andreas is often celebrated as one of the best releases in the series, winning multiple Game of the Year awards back in 2004.

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To celebrate the game’s 15th birthday soon, as well as the launch of the Rockstar Games Launcher, the developer is giving away one title from the iconic franchise for free.

Getting GTA San Andreas for free

Getting Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for free is very straight forward. All you have to do is download the Rockstar Games Launcher from the official website, and create a Social Club account.

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Once you launch the program, you’ll see the copy of GTA San Andreas in your library. Claim it from there, and it’ll be permanently added into your library, no strings attached.

What is the Rockstar Games Launcher?

Rockstar are the latest company to try and jump in on the games launcher market. While Steam has held a monopoly on the sector for almost a decade, Ubisoft’s Uplay, Epic Games’ Launcher, EA’s Origin, and GOG Galaxy have tried to overthrow Valve’s creation.

The licencing of launcher-exclusive games, adding free games into player’s libraries, and adding new community features that Steam lacks have been major draw cards for players to download these clients. 

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You will be able to get your free copy of GTA San Andreas on the Rockstar Games Launcher.

However, it hasn’t come without scrutiny, as the community doesn’t yet seem ready to let Steam go. Many players have criticized Epic’s aggressive tactics in getting games like Borderlands 3 to launch off their platform months before Steam or anyone else.

The initial reception to Rockstar’s entry into the space has been negative, as some people think there’s already enough launchers around. 

However, it has piqued the community’s interest in a possible Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port, which might become a Rockstar Games Launcher exclusive if it does end up coming.

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Rockstar Games Launcher could be home to a Red Dead Redemption 2 port in the future.

Regardless of whether you want to use the launcher or not, a free game is a free game. When it’s a game as nostalgic as GTA San Andreas, it might be worth picking up on the launcher while the offer still lasts so you can relive the days gone by.

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Leaked GTA 5 UFO job is finally coming soon

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:04

by Connor Bennett

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A leaked GTA Online mission revolving around a new looks UFO finally looks set to be added to the game just inside for Halloween.

In every Grand Theft Auto game, there has some sort of secret that has caused the community to go wild and search for both clues and answers. With GTA V, that has been all about UFOs. 

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Players have been searching high and low for some sort of Alien takeover or a controllable UFO, but for the most part, they’ve come up with nothing – bar the floating UFOs that appeared in the early days of the game’s release. 

However, in recent months, players have been able to crack the code on one GTA Online job that revolves around a new look UFO and the Fort Zancudo location.

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UFOs have been all the rage in GTA.

GTA Online UFO Business Battle mission

The Business Battle, which was uncovered by The Game File Gurus back at the end of August, showed that players would need to head to the hangar in Fort Zancudo and collect spaceship parts. 

Ever since the job was uncovered, players have been asking when it would be released, and it looks like it could be coming soon. On October 22, Rockstar insider TezFun tweeted “Yes, most likely,” in response to a question that asked if the job would be available with the October 29 update.

“It makes sense for them to keep it till next week, to include Oct 31st within the event window,” Tez added, before further noting that the job is still disabled and being “reserved for next week.”

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As Tez notes, the Halloween event still has juice left in it since it only went live on October 22, and should run until at least the beginning of November – where there will be another weekly update to bring it to a close.

Should the Business Battle be added, it could be a limited-time one like we’ve seen in the past, so you might have to act fast if you want to get involved. Though, only time will time how long it sticks around. 

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