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GTA V reportedly going free on Epic Games Store

Published: 13/May/2020 14:56 Updated: 14/May/2020 3:36

by Calum Patterson


Grand Theft Auto V will reportedly be available for free on the Epic Games Store from May 14 for a limited time, according to reports.

May 13 update: Epic has announced GTA V is free until May 21 on the Epic Games Store. Original article continues below.

GamePressure reports that according to “a reliable source”, they have been informed that Rockstar’s 2013 global hit will be totally free to download and play, starting on Thursday, May 14.

Epic Games frequently runs free promotional offers like this, though they are typically smaller, lesser-known titles than something like GTA 5.

But, if the rumors are accurate, you’ll be able to scoop up a free copy of GTA 5 on the Epic Games store very soon, with the offer running for a week until May 21.

Even better, the version of the game they’re giving away will be the Premium Edition, which not only features access to GTA Online, but also a lot of additional in-game content. Epic Games themselves were hyping up their next free game back on May 7, so it’s likely they’re gearing up for something bigger than normal.

Once you’ve added the game to your library, it will be there to keep forever, as is the case with all other free Epic Games Store offerings.

GTA Online boost or hype for GTA 6?

As Gamepressure notes, the free release of such a popular game is surprising, because GTA 5 still sells millions of copies every year – despite it being nearly eight years old.

It will inevitably spark all kinds of rumors about a GTA 6 reveal, but it’s unlikely that is coming any time soon – depending on which leaker you ask.

Michael in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Now might be the time to jump back into GTA 5, and GTA Online.

This is more likely an incentive for people who haven’t tried GTA Online to get into the mode, which is a massive cash cow for Rockstar.

GTA 5 generated $595 million in digital revenue in 2019, showing that there are no signs of it slowing down.

It’s also a way for Epic Games to get even more users to their launcher, which has faced criticism since launch as players complained about exclusives and the lack of certain features.


GTA Online player discovers Up-n-Atomizer trick you would never think of

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:14

by David Purcell


The Up-n-Atomizer might not look like its from the same planet as other Grand Theft Auto weapons, but one GTA Online player has discovered a handy trick with it that the everyday person would find helpful. 

The world of GTA 5 is full with violence, fast cars and loud sounds. Even if you get a few members of the community who stick to the roads and stop at traffic lights for a laugh, generally they are in the minority and the rest is utter chaos.

A gun like the Up-n-Atomizer is capable of great things, terrible, but great. Its powerful blast can send cars, buses, tanks, and even planes flying in the opposite direction.

However, one player has shown a more delicate side to the gun. Apparently, this is actually the perfect tool to move cars between parking spaces.

GTA supercar
Rockstar Games
Moving cars isn’t difficult in GTA, but the Up-n-Atomizer definitely makes it more graceful. Well, if you use it right.

GTA Online trick for the Up-n-Atomizer

As seen in a clip posted to the GTA Online subreddit, user skelatorx7 proved that it’s not all about destruction with the weapon.

In fact, with just one small push, they were able to move their car perfectly from one place to another without doing a single scratch to it. Now, here it’s just one off the street and not many will care about that, but it would definitely be handy if it were your own insured vehicle.

As seen in the video, the player simply aimed in and fired low into the side of the car. Soon after, it flips perfectly into the next parking spot as if it was a natural way for it to happen.

Perfection from gtaonline

Not everybody in the comments quite understood how it worked, though. One said: “How did the shot go through the car?” while another posted: “Car flip? How?”

Other users have found more crazy ways of using the Atomizer, of course, including the use of it to shift buses in the middle of the road. After all, they can be annoying, cruising around slowly in front of your speedy vehicles.

You never know, maybe in the future your mechanic will be blasting your cars over to you like this, rather than riding them to your path. Never going to happen, but definitely a funny picture to paint.