Grand Theft Auto V roleplay servers have returned to popularity on Twitch thanks to a number of top streamers returning to the game. But what actually is it? We’ve got the lowdown for you.
The GTA V multiplayer mod, which is different from the normal GTA Online mode, allows players to act out their own story in whatever fashion they want. Their roleplaying affects how the fictional city of Los Santos and its inhabitants operate — both actual players and NPCs.
However, it can still be a confusing world to outsiders. If you’re unsure, here’s everything you need to know about GTA V RP.
- What is GTA V RP?
- Can anyone play GTA RP?
- How to join a GTA RP server
- Who plays GTA RP on NoPixel?
- Best GTA RP servers to join
GTA V roleplay is a multiplayer mod for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. Players who jump into one of the user-created RP servers becomes even more immersed in the game as they take on the form of a normal NPC, which can be customized in a number of different ways.
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The level of roleplay depends on the server. Some servers are completely hardcore roleplaying — which means players are skirting the rules if they ask for tips on how to access the game’s menus or even the button that corresponds to an action. Others are a bit less strict.
Anyone with a copy of GTA V on PC can play, but it is significantly different from the normal multiplayer mode that is built into Rockstar’s hugely popular title.
You also need access to the modified game client, like FiveM or Grand Theft Multiplayer, to get the mod. Once there, you can join an RP server.
Some communities also require an invite — which players gain by proving themselves as a talented roleplayer (or a big name in the streaming space). Typically, you’ll have to play on a prove yourself server in this case, but once you shine through, you’ll get fast-tracked to the big leagues.
Downloading the mods
In order to run GTA 5 RP, you will have to download the necessary mods. Though different servers will require the installation of different mods, from our observation, FiveM seems to be the most widely used mod.
To download this mod, simply go to their website and complete the following steps:
- Firstly, disable any antivirus software before you attempt to download. Once installed, add FiveM to the whitelist/exclusion list of your antivirus software.
- Make sure you are running the latest version of GTA 5.
- Run FiveM.exe.
- From your Windows start menu, start FiveM.
Joining a server is not incredibly hard. There are a few open servers, but they can operate like the wild west. It’s the whitelist, high-level RP servers that everyone wants to get into. These are the ones that require invites, you typically start by signing up to their forum or website and then joining them in GTA V.
One of the most popular GTA V roleplay servers is run by NoPixel. They’ve been closed to applications because of the overwhelming number of new players, and are still closed unless you are a donator. Even then, it could take up to a month to get access.
You’ve also got the likes of TwitchRP, Mafia World, and SSB. These are still high-level servers, and they are hard to get into. However, if you prove yourself as a ‘good’ RP player (i.e. staying in character and not ruining it for others), you should quickly gain access.
A number of big streamers have recently jumped back into the mod but a dedicated community has remained since the popularity of the game spiked in 2017.
Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar is someone who will drop in and out of GTA RP from time to time, depending on what game he’s feeling at the time. Same as Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid who also been known to dabble in the mod with his Avon Barksdale character – taking inspiration from the critically acclaimed TV series, The Wire.
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However, the full list of players stretches well beyond them, and it’s not a shock to see Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel robbing a bank in front of 150,000 viewers. So, here are some of the biggest streamers and best characters on NoPixel:
- Charles Johnson/John Charelston – Summit1g
- Bavon Barksdale/Avon Barksdale – Lirik
- Jean ‘X’ Paul/Pierre Paul – xQc
- Lang Buddha – Buddha
- Yuno Sukk – Sykkuno
- Tony Corleone – AnthonyZ
- Denzel Williams/Jon Divine – JonTheBroski
- Nino Chavez – DasMehdi
- Dean Watson – DWJFT
- Leslie Lingberg – Nidas
- Eddie Marshall/Jim Underwood – GTA WiseGuy
- Siz Fulker/Barry Briddle – UberHaxorNova
- Johnny Silverhand/Sasuke Johnson – Burn
- Harry Brown – Harry
- Bjorn – Biotoxz_
- Yeager Demonblood – Vigors
- Fingle Dan – thechief1114
- April Fooze – Fuslie
- Jay Que – KristofferYee
- Ash Ketchup – Ash_on_Lol
- Riley Carter – MSTeamKK
- Kyle Pred – Kyle
- Carmella Corset – Carmen
- Randy Bullet – RatedEpicz
- Ramee El-Rahman – Ramee
- Mr Kebun – Lord Kebun
- Uchiha Jones – Cyr
- Abdul – AbdulHD
- Claire Seducer/Tyme Reducer – bananabrea
- Brittany Angel/Mary Mushkin – KylieBitkin
- Randy Wrangler/Mike Block/Jimmy Gamba – PENTA
- TJ Mack/Gomer – Timmac
- Ellie Dono – Sodakite
- Tommy Tate – Zerkaa
- Irwin Dundee/Crocodile Steve – Whippy
- Lenny Hawk/Ro Block/Yung Dab – MOONMOON
- Freddy Price – MrMoonsHouse
- Amon Gus – Disguised Toast
- Ray Mond – Valkyrae
While NoPixel might be the biggest server around, there are plenty of other servers you can get into, and many of them are easy to access through FiveM and Rage.
These include the likes of GTA World, Eclipse RP, and MafiaCity. You can find out how to join these here.
Before jumping into the action yourself, if you’re tempted, it’s advisable to spend some time watching others play, so you can become accustomed to the norms and expectations of the roleplaying mod.
So, make sure you check out some of the dedicated GTA RP’s on Twitch, and who knows where that will take you.