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 14, 2020, 17:52
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May 14, 2020, 17:52
 
Once Epic gets their store back online I'll grab this.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 18:05
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 18:05
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.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 18:19
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 18:19
May 14, 2020, 18:19
 

Now, this is *big*.
The EGS has truly surpassed itself Allthumbsup


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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 18:23
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 18:23
May 14, 2020, 18:23
 
I guess this major freebie is to celebrate the launch of Unreal Engine V , perhaps weird since GTA 5 runs on another engine, maybe this is a not so subtle hint that Rockstar is switching to UE5 for GTA6?
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 18:25
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 18:25
May 14, 2020, 18:25
 
Even though I already have it on Steam, I'll grab it as a backup. A crew of friends and I play GTA Online every week. We originally just got it for the racing, but now we're doing jobs and missions and running businesses.

I rarely play on public servers though. I glitch a server to make it private (you can Google how) and as long as your NAT type is Strict, it generally keeps random strangers out for a few hours, but still let's you invite friends. Too many griefers and hackers on public servers unless I'm just in the mood to have a shootout with randos in front of the Casino.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 19:03
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 19:03
May 14, 2020, 19:03
 
ldonyo wrote on May 14, 2020, 17:52:
Once Epic gets their store back online I'll grab this.
The app loads for me. I tried 10 times from the storefront. It always gave me black screen.
Here's how I was able to get a copy.
1. Open up EGS app
2. Go to search bar and enter "GTA"
3. Select GTAV from the search results.
4. Page loads. I was able to obtain my copy.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 19:13
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May 14, 2020, 19:13
 
jdreyer wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:03:
ldonyo wrote on May 14, 2020, 17:52:
Once Epic gets their store back online I'll grab this.
The app loads for me. I tried 10 times from the storefront. It always gave me black screen.
Here's how I was able to get a copy.
1. Open up EGS app
2. Go to search bar and enter "GTA"
3. Select GTAV from the search results.
4. Page loads. I was able to obtain my copy.
Thanks jd
I normally snagg the games from my phone but it was no bueno. Will launch the game store launcher and go from there.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 19:17
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 19:17
May 14, 2020, 19:17
 
I bet 90% of these "claims" are people picking up a backup copy.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 19:36
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 19:36
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.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 19:41
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 19:41
May 14, 2020, 19:41
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:17:
I bet 90% of these "claims" are people picking up a backup copy.
Finally I made the top 10%!
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 19:42
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 19:42
May 14, 2020, 19:42
 
Well that's awful generous of them.

Is Epic throwing some sort of cash at RockStar for this or is RockStar also in bed providing this for free?
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May 14, 2020, 20:07
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May 14, 2020, 20:07
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ventry wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:42:
Well that's awful generous of them.

Is Epic throwing some sort of cash at RockStar for this or is RockStar also in bed providing this for free?

Rockstar makes mad cash out of GTA Online, so the more people that have a chance of stumbling into the online the better. They'd make GTAV "free to play" if not for the fear it'd devalue the GTA brand name.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 20:21
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May 14, 2020, 20:21
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:17:
I bet 90% of these "claims" are people picking up a backup copy.

Mine was. What I want to know is why I have 16 friend requests. I sign in, grab my free game, then quit. Where is my name listed? Maybe I should look for a privacy setting.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 20:25
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May 14, 2020, 20:25
 

Rilcon wrote on May 14, 2020, 20:07:
ventry wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:42:
Well that's awful generous of them.

Is Epic throwing some sort of cash at RockStar for this or is RockStar also in bed providing this for free?

Rockstar makes mad cash out of GTA Online, so the more people that have a chance of stumbling into the online the better. They'd make GTAV "free to play" if not for the fear it'd devalue the GTA brand name.

No developer will give its last game, still selling famously and for the foreseeable future, free. Dumbest bussiness decision.

Rest assured, Rockstar *is* getting something from Epic.

Be it money for each GTA5 downloaded, fixed global amount, or variations, or the use of the new Unreal 5 engine for free for a time.
Or a stellar cheap deal for publishing their next game, etc.

If Rockstar wanted the game to get to the most people free, getting nothing for it, they would have picked Steam, obviously.

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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 20:35
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 20:35
May 14, 2020, 20:35
 
Red Dead Redemption 2 was their last game.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 20:49
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May 14, 2020, 20:49
 
Pure desperation. Haha. Nice work making your current users suffer with downtime as well due to incompetence. Sweeney the sweet genius.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 20:52
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 20:52
May 14, 2020, 20:52
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WannaLogAlready wrote on May 14, 2020, 20:25:
Rilcon wrote on May 14, 2020, 20:07:
ventry wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:42:
Well that's awful generous of them.

Is Epic throwing some sort of cash at RockStar for this or is RockStar also in bed providing this for free?

Rockstar makes mad cash out of GTA Online, so the more people that have a chance of stumbling into the online the better. They'd make GTAV "free to play" if not for the fear it'd devalue the GTA brand name.

No developer will give its last game, still selling famously and for the foreseeable future, free. Dumbest bussiness decision.

Rest assured, Rockstar *is* getting something from Epic.

Be it money for each GTA5 downloaded, fixed global amount, or variations, or the use of the new Unreal 5 engine for free for a time.
Or a stellar cheap deal for publishing their next game, etc.

If Rockstar wanted the game to get to the most people free, getting nothing for it, they would have picked Steam, obviously.


Their last game was Red Dead 2. What they make from retail sales is negligible compared to what they make with "GaaS"; the upfront cost is the biggest thing impeding user acquisition. Making it free for a limited time will make them far more money in the long run than just continuing normal sales for the same period even if they were paying Epic $2 per user that downloads the game.

As for why Epic and not Steam, shrug. Probably too many people that bought it on Steam that would be pissed at it suddenly being made free, plus it's easier for people to believe Epic dropped a cold billion or something for the privilege of hosting a 3rd party F2P MMO launcher. I doubt Epic paid all that much for this in actual cash.
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May 14, 2020, 20:59
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 20:59
May 14, 2020, 20:59
 
Glad I didn't buy it so I could get it for free!
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 21:05
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May 14, 2020, 21:05
 
My favorite thing to do in this game is to get a good car for cruising, and casually explore the city streets, listening to the radio.
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free
May 14, 2020, 21:13
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Re: Get Grand Theft Auto V for Free May 14, 2020, 21:13
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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