The popular GTA 5 (or Grand Theft Auto – GTA V) video game is offered to Epic Games Store users free of charge. It is a heavy blow.
GTA 5 becomes free on the PC.
Something happens on the Epic Games Store site: According to the leaks, the next game that will be offered to users will be GTA 5, the popular game by Rockstar Games sold over 120 million copies. The date has been agreed for this Thursday, May 14th. It can be downloaded for free later today.
"Get GTA V on PC for free by May 21st. It will be yours forever in the Epic Games Store," said an Epic Games Store tweet that should be republished when it becomes official. Given the praise GTA V has received on PS3 and Xbox 360 since its launch in 2013, this is a major blow to Epic Games.
You can find a teaser that supports the leak on the Twitter account of the Epic Games Store. Since May 7, the company has been teasing for a “free spin” – and inevitably hides a big announcement. It's not the first time that Epic Games has been so generous: in September 2019, the excellent Batman: Arkham trilogy and three LEGO games were offered.
Of course, it can be said that most players already have a copy of GTA V, at least players who are interested in the title that is available on PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and PC. However, Take-Two Interactive's financial results show that it sells on despite the weight of the years. According to a GameSpot article published on February 6, 20 million copies were sold last year.
To download GTA V without paying anything in due time, care must be taken to enable two-factor authentication. In the Epic Games Store, it is temporarily mandatory to raise awareness about securing your account. Downloading may be slow in the first few hours due to pressure on Epic servers.
Download link from the Epic Games Store