What is GTA V RP? How to play, who to watch and more

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GTA Roleplay (RP) has become incredibly popular thanks to a number of Twitch streaming picking up the game, and if you want to know exactly what GTA RP entails and how it’s different from the core GTA Online experience, we’ve got you covered. 

GTA V RP is a mod that allows players to create and live out their own unique lives and stories in the streets of Los Santos. Roleplaying will directly impact how your fellow players and NPCs behave in the game and this is what makes it stand out from the standard GTA Online mode. 

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If you’re just getting into the GTA RP however, it can be a lot to get your head around, so here’s everything you need to know about the immersive mod in 2023 and beyond. 


An image of a police car in GTA ropeplay onlinePlayers can create whatever story they want in GTA V RP.

What is GTA V roleplay?

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 become 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.

An image of GTA 5 Roleplay streamer Lirik's character in gameLirik was one of the key players in helping the GTA RP mod grow.

Can anyone play GTA V roleplay?

Anyone with a copy of GTA V on PC can play GTA V roleplay, but it is significantly different from the normal multiplayer mode that is built into Rockstar’s hugely popular title.

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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.

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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:

  1. Firstly, disable any antivirus software before you attempt to download. Once installed, add FiveM to the whitelist/exclusion list of your antivirus software.
  2. Make sure you are running the latest version of GTA 5.
  3. Run FiveM.exe.
  4. From your Windows start menu, start FiveM.

How to join a GTA V roleplay server

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.

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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.

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An image of a police car chase in GTA 5 roleplay online It’s not always a simple process to get in to a GTA V RP server.

Who plays GTA V roleplay on NoPixel?

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.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is one of the most popular GTA roleplaying streamers despite the previous controversy that’s resulted in him getting banned from NoPixel multiple times. Unlike other streamers, he doesn’t use a fixed character but plays with multiple protagonists.

Buddha is another one of the most viewed players on Twitch, entertaining fans with his character, Lang Buddha, a quick-witted but short-tempered crime boss who rules the city.

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However, the full list of players stretches well beyond them. So, here are some of the biggest streamers and best characters on NoPixel:

  • Jean ‘X’ Paul/Pierre Paul – xQc
  • Lang Buddha – Buddha
  • April Fooze – Fuslie
  • Kyle Pred – Kyle
  • Randy Wrangler/Mike Block/Jimmy Gamba – PENTA
  • Tommy Tate – Zerkaa
  • Yuno Sukk – Sykkuno
  • Charles Johnson/John Charelston – Summit1g
  • Bavon Barksdale/Avon Barksdale – Lirik
  • 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
  • Jay Que – KristofferYee
  • Ash Ketchup – Ash_on_Lol
  • Riley Carter – MSTeamKK
  • 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
  • TJ Mack/Gomer – Timmac
  • Ellie Dono – Sodakite
  • Irwin Dundee/Crocodile Steve – Whippy
  • Lenny Hawk/Ro Block/Yung Dab – MOONMOON
  • Freddy Price – MrMoonsHouse
  • Amon Gus – Disguised Toast
  • Ray Mond – Valkyrae

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.

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Best GTA V roleplay servers to join

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.

That’s everything you need to know about GTA V roleplay! Make sure to check out our other GTA guides below to get the most out of your Los Santos experience:

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