GTA V free download: Epic Games store crashes after it starts free giveaway of GTA V
Grand Theft Auto V is completely free to download and play from the Epic Games Store starting today.
GTA V happens to be one of the biggest and most popular games of the last decade. So hell sure broke loose when the Epic Games online store decided to giveaway Rockstar's smash-hit AAA title Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) for free until May 21.
After nearly 8 hours of mayhem, the Epic Games Store finally came back online, meaning you should finally be able to claim your free copy of one of the highest rated open-world game of all time.
Before the online store crashed, the Epic Games Store had been counting down to the launch of an unnamed free title. Later, fans got to know that GTA V would be that free title, leading to a frenzy and countless YouTube videos. However, when the time came for the deal for the game to go live, the Epic Games Store crashed, as people tried to refresh the site to claim the free title.
Epic even acknowledged the outage in a couple of tweets.
We understand that many users are unable to access the Epic Games Store at this time. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work towards a resolution to mitigate traffic.— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) May 14, 2020
Epic is letting you claim the Premium Edition of GTA V, which includes “the complete GTA V story, Grand Theft Auto Online and all existing gameplay upgrades and content,” according to the studio, as well as the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack, which gives you additional content and $1,000,000 bonus cash for GTA Online. However, the game is sure to take up at least 90 GBs of your PC storage.
GTA V lets you live the lives of three different protagonists and you’ll basically have to play through all the three characters to move ahead in the story, all in classic GTA style. You can switch between the three characters anytime you want. But what really sets GTA V apart from other open world games is its exhaustive online multiplayer mode. Rockstar still remains one of the very few studios out there that continued to add new gameplay to online multiplayer years after launch.
But before you get your hands on the copy, you should know that Epic is now requiring people have two-factor authentication turned on to claim free games.
Epic has given away dozens of free titles since launching its PC store in December 2018, and the company has said that it will make one game free in every week of 2020
How to play GTA V for free
- Sign up/sign in for Epic Games account
- Download Epic Games Store/launcher on your Windows PC/laptop
- Get the game via usual purchasing process after signing into your account. During the 1-week promotional period, GTA V will be available for free download.