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How to get GTA 5 completely free for a limited-time

Published: 14/May/2020 17:24 Updated: 18/May/2020 12:44

by Jacob Hale


It’s now possible to get Grand Theft Auto V for completely free on PC, until May 21, on the Epic Games Store. Although demand was so high at launch that the store actually crashed from all the traffic,

On Wednesday, May 13, reports first started to surface that GTA 5 was headed to the Epic Games store, after news started to leak that it would be the next game offered free for a week.

Some believe that the move could be to build hype for GTA 6, of which rumors have swirled for years ever since GTA 5 released back in September 2013, but more likely it’s just to get more players into GTA Online.

Rockstar Games
GTA 5 continues to be a hugely popular title.

How to get GTA 5 for free on PC

From 11AM EST on May 14, until May 21, Grand Theft Auto V will be available to download for free from the Epic Games Store, and you’ll keep it forever.

  1. Go to Epic Games Store
  2. Log in or sign up for an account
  3. Head to the Free Games section here
  4. Go to the Grand Theft Auto V listing, and select “get”

The game went live at 11AM EST (4PM BST) on May 14, but the overwhelming numbers of people trying to get access crashed the store. Once it’s back, it will be there till May 21, so you only have one week to log in and pick it up, otherwise, you’ll have to pay the retail price if you want to get your GTA V fix before its sequel eventually arrives.

Epic Games acknowledged that there was high traffic on the site, causing the issues.

Throughout 2019 and 2020, rumors of GTA VI have been growing at a tremendous rate, with some believing that it could even be mostly done and simply waiting for the final touches to be made.

If that’s true, now would be the perfect time for Rockstar to capitalize on Epic Games’ huge playerbase and the opportunity to be discovered by a new demographic, bringing the game to the Epic Games store completely free – and here’s how you can get it.

While you’re traversing Los Santos, make sure to also check out GTA Online, in which Rockstar are offering users hundreds of thousands of GTA$ – the in-game currency – to players, as well as bringing new vehicles and rewards to the title.

It’s worth noting that due to it being on the Epic Games store, this offer will only be valid for players on PC – PS4 and Xbox One users, unfortunately, do not get the same privilege.


GTA Online weekly update: Peyote Custom, Slamtruck, x2 GTA 5 cash, discounts

Published: 21/Jan/2021 10:41 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 10:46

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have released a new GTA Online weekly update on January 21. It adds a new Slamtruck to the mix, changing up the Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel rewards, and slashing the prices of some big ticket items. So, let’s run through the patch notes. 

As regular players of GTA 5 will be all too aware, there’s one big update every week in-game. This usually includes a number of login bonuses, boosted rewards for specific missions, featured races, and a few goodies thrown in there as well.

2021 is going to be a big year in terms of new content as well. Rockstar have already confirmed plans to roll out a GTA Online next-gen version, with a whole host of never-before-seen stuff. However, that’s all a waiting game.

Until that time, let’s see what’s been added in the most recent GTA 5 update. We’ve got the full patch notes.

GTA Online weekly update patch notes (January 21)

Lucky Wheel reward vehicle: Peyote Custom

Peyote custom in gta online
Rockstar Games
The GTA Online weekly update features Lucky Wheel rewards available each week. This time, it’s the Peyote Custom.

The Peyote Custom is featured on the Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel rewards, meaning you could get it for free if your luck is in. It’s usually worth $620,000 in-game.

Slamtruck available

GTA Online slamtruck
Rockstar Games
The Slamtruck has arrived.

The Slamtruck has finally been made available to buy, from Southern San Andreas Super Autos. It can be bought for $1.3 million.

Which GTA 5 missions have highest payout?

As of January 21, 2021, the GTA 5 missions with the highest payout are Bunker Sell missions and Bunker, Diamond Casino, and Missile Base Adversary Modes. All of these have double rewards for both GTA cash and RP, for a limited time.

Premium Race, Time Trial & RC Time Trial

GTA online stock cars racing
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Featured races in GTA Online vary from week to week.

For the January 21 update, the following are featured:

  • Premium Race: Cutting Coroners
  • Time Trial: LSIA
  • RC Time Trial: La Fuente Blanca

Log-in bonuses

There is just one log-in bonus in the GTA Online weekly update, which is a Vapid Aged Tee. In previous weeks, we’ve seen everything from cosmetics to vehicles given away for free, for claiming players.

GTA 5 discounts

The following list of discounts are now active in GTA 5:

  • 40% Off: Bunkers, APC, Caracara, Caracara 4×4, GB200
  • 30% Off: Bunker Renovations
  • 25% Off: Winky

GTA Online Twitch Prime Gaming rewards

GTA Twitch Prime Gaming
Rockstar Games
Twitch Prime Gaming rewards in GTA Online change regularly.

If you would like to claim your Twitch Prime Gaming rewards following the January 21 GTA Online weekly update, check out our exclusive guide with all of the information. Not only can players cash in on a free Sonar Station for their submarines and free access to the Vespucci Canals Nightclub, but vehicle discounts on supercars are also available.