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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.

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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.


Rockstar insider claims GTA Online “map expansion” in new update

Published: 17/Nov/2020 0:01

by Michael Gwilliam


A known Rockstar insider is claiming that the next big update to GTA Online will finally expand the map and bring a new heist alongside it.

For those out of the loop, GTA Online’s upcoming winter update is promising to be a big one. Rockstar has stated that the new heist will be taking place in an “entirely new location.”

While the location itself hasn’t been revealed yet, some have suggested that Rockstar will be opening up new buildings inside Los Santos.

Others believe that the new heist may be returning to the Diamond Casino as there seems to already be something currently under construction. It’s possible this could be the “new location” Rockstar hinted at.

diamonds in gta online
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GTA Online players are waiting for the next big heist.

However, insider Liberty93 has now claimed that according to sources, a future update will be the “biggest in the history of GTA Online” with its first-ever map expansion.

Additionally, he wrote that the now unlisted music video for the Gorillaz song ‘The Valley of The Pagans’ teased the map expansion. The video, which was shot in GTA V, features a new island similar to the one shown on the Plastic Beach album.

There is some evidence from Rockstar that further suggests the map expansion is coming in the December patch.

Gorillaz GTA map
Some believe the Gorillaz “Valley of the Pagans” video might have teased a new GTA location.

During a Q1 earnings call, Take Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick said: “Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online will receive major updates later this fiscal year, featuring an extension to existing Frontier Pursuits for Red Dead Online, as well as Grand Theft Auto Online’s biggest update ever, featuring a new take on heists in a new location.”

Sadly, Liberty93 also claims that while he can confirm a map expansion is coming, it may not arrive in the winter update.

“Take Two likes to play with words a bit and a new location can also be a new location like the mall, the Korz Center or many others,” he explained.

GTA Online explosion at motel
Rockstar Games
The next GTA Online update will be massive.

“Caution is therefore required, even if on our side we can now confirm that a map extension should arrive sooner or later on GTA Online.”

With a standalone version of GTA Online coming to next-gen consoles in 2021, it would make sense to see a massive update to the map. Until then, all we can do is wait and see what the future holds, especially with GTA 6 still looming in the shadows.