GTA 5 is Free on Epic Games Right Now

Epic Games has been giving away free games on PC as part of their attempt to pull business away from Steam. Each month players can receive a free featured game from Epic. As the month progresses the free game refreshes, meaning a new title is added for free. Today is reset day. As of the time of writing that refresh saw a major AAA title become available for free. This AAA title is everyone’s favorite crime world sandbox game GTA 5.

How to Get GTA 5 Free on Epic

Image showing the GTA V Epic Games free game page.

Note: there is a high volume of traffic going to Epic Games right now so expect the site to be broken.

To get GTA 5 for yourself you will need access to a PC and Epic Games’ storefront. The storefront can be accessed via the link here. On the storefront you should see GTA 5 featured as the free game. To download this title you will need to create an account and turn-on 2FA (two factor authentication). Once this is done you will be able to download GTA 5 to play.

About GTA 5

Released back in 2013, GTA 5 is one of the most successful video games in history. Currently GTA 5 has sold over 120 million copies, making its developers Rockstar and parent company Take-Two a ton of money in the process.

If you know nothing about this title note it is split into two game’s essentially. On the one side you have the single player experience which places players in the roles of three main protagonists: Michael, Trevor, and Brad. These criminals work a number of jobs in the fake world of Los Santos. Completing the single player takes about 31.5 hours (roughly).

Alongside the single player story mode there is a multiplayer component. GTA Online drops a number of players into Los Santos where they can undertake various illegal activities while earning money to purchase a slew of items such as properties, cars, boats, planes, and weapons. Given the success of this game mode Rockstar still consistently adds to this mode through large updates.

Did you pick up GTA 5 for free on Epic Games? Let me know in The Pit below.


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