Rockstar Games’ flagship open-world title Grand Theft Auto V was announced early by Epic Games to be their next freebie on their launcher starting this week, according to a deleted tweet and corroboration from DSOG along with other sources.
Online games analyst Wario64 re-shared a screenshot from Epic Games after the studio deleted a promotion, with a video telling players they can keep the title forever once they access it.
The highly-anticipated sequel to Grand Theft Auto IV was released in 2013 for last gen systems, garnering critical acclaim before making its way into PC platforms in 2015. Its game continues to receive support for its Grand Theft Auto Online mode which lets players share a sandbox Los Santos together with chaotic activities. Its story also switches between three characters with intertwined stories while introducing a longer form of storytelling format seen in later games such as Red Dead Redemption 2.
Like its next-gen counterparts, the PC version of GTA V includes enhanced visuals, 60-plus frames per second and a first-person mode. Modding is also possible, giving players limitless character skins and even modes not seen in the vanilla game.
Grand Theft Auto V‘s transition into a free game is part of a weekly giveaway from Epic Games’ since their own Store launcher went live at the end of 2018.
It also served as the only way to download and play Fortnite over PC with automatic updates. Rockstar Games’ latest modern open-world still holds up to high-end PCs and millions of players online every day, with their latest Diamond Heist update giving players more ways to make a fortune through additional heists and enterprise businesses. Players joining into the Online format also get to access over five years’ worth of studio-created missions and user-created content.
Grand Theft Auto V can be reportedly downloaded in its entirety right now on the Epic Games Store until May 21, 2020 and can be kept forever. However, our shot at getting the game was stopped by an error 500 on the Epic Games Launcher due to possible high traffic.