Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free

The good news is that Grand Theft Auto V is now available for free from the Epic Games Store as this week's giveaway. The bad news is that demand has brought the site to its knees. We've been part of the problem, constantly refreshing to get the details from there, but the site's been hosed for hours. We can assume this will be yours to keep if you can grab your copy within the next seven days. Presumably the problems will clear up in time for everyone who wants a copy to get one. In the meantime, here's a refresher on the most recent installment in Rockstar's open world crime series:
Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.

The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.

All the classic hallmarks of the groundbreaking series return, including incredible attention to detail and Grand Theft Auto’s darkly humorous take on modern culture, alongside a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 16, 2020, 02:22
MattyC
 
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May 16, 2020, 02:22
 MattyC
 
Dev wrote on May 15, 2020, 14:21:
roguebanshee wrote on May 15, 2020, 12:31:
Dev wrote on May 15, 2020, 10:04:
If they really wanted to bottleneck it, forcing a phone number 2FA would have been more effective.
An app based 2FA sure, SMS based "2FA" is generally considered less secure by experts than using "1234" or "password" as your password.
Oh I'm well aware of that, and I hate even when companies won't let me use my google voice number for SMS forced ones.

However, security isn't really the point here if they are only trying to reduce the flow of free games to one per person.

I imagine they were trying to reduce potential customer service calls, as I mentioned before, not a per person limit. It is a digital good, short of bandwidth and with this not being a new game, I imagine they would want as many takers as possible and wouldn't care much about doubling up.

The Google voice thing is annoying as GV has forced verified numbers for years now. In the early days when you could get a GV with just a Gmail account, it absolutely was an issue. Since the change? Eh, not so much. Though if someone is trying to bank freebie accounts to sell, I can't say I care if they have a good experience or not.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 14:21
Dev
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 15, 2020, 14:21
May 15, 2020, 14:21
Dev
 
roguebanshee wrote on May 15, 2020, 12:31:
Dev wrote on May 15, 2020, 10:04:
If they really wanted to bottleneck it, forcing a phone number 2FA would have been more effective.
An app based 2FA sure, SMS based "2FA" is generally considered less secure by experts than using "1234" or "password" as your password.
Oh I'm well aware of that, and I hate even when companies won't let me use my google voice number for SMS forced ones.

However, security isn't really the point here if they are only trying to reduce the flow of free games to one per person.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 12:31
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 15, 2020, 12:31
May 15, 2020, 12:31
 
Dev wrote on May 15, 2020, 10:04:
roguebanshee wrote on May 15, 2020, 09:34:
Dev wrote on May 15, 2020, 09:04:
roguebanshee wrote on May 15, 2020, 05:10:
Just remember you need to activate 2FA to grab a copy.

I wonder why they added that requirement for their freebies recently. /s
You can use your email as the 2FA.
At which point the email becomes a potential bottleneck for reselling those accounts. And Epic may also have an automated system looking for people using the same email address as 2FA for multiple different accounts.
I mean it's easy enough to use the dots in a gmail, get multiple free emails, use a free email forwarder. So it's only a bottleneck for the most casual of resellers. If they really wanted to bottleneck it, forcing a phone number 2FA would have been more effective.
An app based 2FA sure, SMS based "2FA" is generally considered less secure by experts than using "1234" or "password" as your password.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 10:04
Dev
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 15, 2020, 10:04
May 15, 2020, 10:04
Dev
 
roguebanshee wrote on May 15, 2020, 09:34:
Dev wrote on May 15, 2020, 09:04:
roguebanshee wrote on May 15, 2020, 05:10:
Just remember you need to activate 2FA to grab a copy.

I wonder why they added that requirement for their freebies recently. /s
You can use your email as the 2FA.
At which point the email becomes a potential bottleneck for reselling those accounts. And Epic may also have an automated system looking for people using the same email address as 2FA for multiple different accounts.
I mean it's easy enough to use the dots in a gmail, get multiple free emails, use a free email forwarder. So it's only a bottleneck for the most casual of resellers. If they really wanted to bottleneck it, forcing a phone number 2FA would have been more effective.

RedEye9 wrote on May 15, 2020, 10:03:
Dev wrote on May 15, 2020, 09:04:
Not a bad idea. Plus, every copy is Epic subsidized, so you end up costing them lol.
Is this what we’ve become, as part of the human race it sickens me.
Get free game - find a way to screw the company for the lolz and prophet profit.
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I frankly don't care all that much. It was more amusing to me than anything else, hence the lol. I care more that with the past giveaways they've done, the indie studios don't get screwed when their game is given away free. But I know there's a lot of epic haters, so for them, that's a plus.
But yeah, that's a big part of modern society, screwing it to the man. Some people will even use that kinda thing as an excuse for stealing or fraudulent returns. "Oh they are so big, they will never even notice, and they are a big evil company and deserve it." Say it was walmart and you'd get tons of people taking any opportunity to screw them over for many reasons.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 10:03
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May 15, 2020, 10:03
 
Dev wrote on May 15, 2020, 09:04:
Not a bad idea. Plus, every copy is Epic subsidized, so you end up costing them lol.
Is this what we’ve become, as part of the human race it sickens me.
Get free game - find a way to screw the company for the lolz and prophet profit.
Sigh
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 09:47
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May 15, 2020, 09:47
 
roguebanshee wrote on May 15, 2020, 09:34:
Epic may also have an automated system looking for people using the same email address as 2FA for multiple different accounts.
Easy to work around that unless Epic really works hard at it. Many mail services allow you to create alias mail addresses. This service has a legitimate use, allowing you to give every business/web-site which requires an email address a unique address. This allows you to 1) remove the alias when you stop using the site, 2) allows you to identify who is distributing your email address. I've been doing it for years.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 09:34
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 15, 2020, 09:34
May 15, 2020, 09:34
 
Dev wrote on May 15, 2020, 09:04:
roguebanshee wrote on May 15, 2020, 05:10:
Just remember you need to activate 2FA to grab a copy.

I wonder why they added that requirement for their freebies recently. /s
You can use your email as the 2FA.
At which point the email becomes a potential bottleneck for reselling those accounts. And Epic may also have an automated system looking for people using the same email address as 2FA for multiple different accounts.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 09:04
Dev
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 15, 2020, 09:04
May 15, 2020, 09:04
Dev
 
If anyone picks this up for realsies, don't forget this is the premium version with the starter pack. Plus I bet it is possible to get the twitch prime GTA bonuses with this.

roguebanshee wrote on May 15, 2020, 05:10:
Just remember you need to activate 2FA to grab a copy.

I wonder why they added that requirement for their freebies recently. /s
You can use your email as the 2FA.

Drayth wrote on May 14, 2020, 18:05:
Get the feeling they've shifted their warchest spending from third-party exclusives to freebies. Good on them if so. This is a major one.
I looked it up, this is the 2nd best selling game of all time, underneath minecraft. So yeah, this isn't just a major one it's THE major one.

HorrorScope wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:36:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:17:
I bet 90% of these "claims" are people picking up a backup copy.

I'm just creating new users and selling the accounts for $5 in a couple weeks.
Not a bad idea. Plus, every copy is Epic subsidized, so you end up costing them lol.
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May 15, 2020, 07:54
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May 15, 2020, 07:54
 
Twins wanted it 3 months ago, gf bought them 15$ each I think when on sale. Today I can also get it but free.

Now I first need to find all those GB to install.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 05:34
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May 15, 2020, 05:34
 El Pit
 
Great free game that I (of course) already got. I hope next it's Red Dead Redemption 2? This one I didn't buy yet and you know... ONE CAN HOPE!
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 05:27
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May 15, 2020, 05:27
 
roguebanshee wrote on May 15, 2020, 05:10:
Just remember you need to activate 2FA to grab a copy.
Unless, as fakespyder said, you get it using a browser.


I notice they give you a bunch of money for online too, 'cause the first taste is free...
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 05:14
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May 15, 2020, 05:14
 
Online is one of things that sounds like it should be good, but turns out to be a bit of a hollow experience. Then you realise you're playing out of habit rather than for fun.

But, hey, have a go at the race I made while you're there
(made before I realised that putting effort in gets you nowhere in the uncurated background noise of user created stuff)
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 05:10
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May 15, 2020, 05:10
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:36:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:17:
I bet 90% of these "claims" are people picking up a backup copy.

I'm just creating new users and selling the accounts for $5 in a couple weeks.
Just remember you need to activate 2FA to grab a copy.

I wonder why they added that requirement for their freebies recently. /s
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May 15, 2020, 00:57
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May 15, 2020, 00:57
 
Sneakycamper wrote on May 15, 2020, 00:33:
Great game damm Online hackers. Single player is a blast and the Free mods are a great add on !! I saved over $40.00 !!!!
That's pretty sneaky, Camper.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 00:56
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May 15, 2020, 00:56
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 14, 2020, 21:13:
Heck yeah. Sites up and Snagged it with a web browser.
And then the mutha truckers had the temerity to tell me I just earned a $10 dollar coupon for Snagging a free game. Eff these guys.
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May 15, 2020, 00:55
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May 15, 2020, 00:55
 
Reactor wrote on May 14, 2020, 20:59:
Glad I didn't buy it so I could get it for free!
Heh. Same here. Though I was tempted many times.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 00:34
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May 15, 2020, 00:34
 MattyC
 
Jivaro wrote on May 14, 2020, 23:22:
Reactor wrote on May 14, 2020, 20:59:
Glad I didn't buy it so I could get it for free!

I have somehow collected the GTA 4 era games but haven't played them yet. I take it things have changed since 3?

I rather enjoyed 4, but I have had 5 since it has been on Game Pass. I still haven't been able to get past the multiple dull as dishwater beginnings.

Maybe this time... not likely, but free never hurts!
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 15, 2020, 00:33
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 15, 2020, 00:33
May 15, 2020, 00:33
 
Great game damm Online hackers. Single player is a blast and the Free mods are a great add on !! I saved over $40.00 !!!!
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 23:22
Jivaro
 
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May 14, 2020, 23:22
 Jivaro
 
Reactor wrote on May 14, 2020, 20:59:
Glad I didn't buy it so I could get it for free!

I have somehow collected the GTA 4 era games but haven't played them yet. I take it things have changed since 3?
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 22:28
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 22:28
May 14, 2020, 22:28
 
Now this is the way to get more customers and garner goodwill.
I assume you still go through R* launcher?
Grabbed a copy as backup as GTAV was probably the last game I purchased day one.
Again no 2FA through browser Confused
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