After the announcement, some gamers are baffled as they don’t know how to download GTA 5 free from Epic Games Store. Therefore, we decided to compile all the information in this article.
One of the best news of the day for gamers is the bombshell that GTA V will debut today for free on the Epic Games Store. That means that you can download the game on your PC without paying anything and keep it forever, without having to have any active subscriptions.
GTA V is one of the best, if not the best of all Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto, and after it is no longer free with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, it now returns in a more permanent free-form: to your Epic Games Store whenever you claim it during the promotion.
How to download GTA 5 for free
First things first, you need to have an Epic account, something you can get from this link. That account can be associated with your Google, Facebook, PSN, Xbox Live, or even Nintendo accounts. But, if it is your first time connecting to the Epic store, you will have to fill in some basic fields about your data.
Once you have your account, we recommend you click directly on the Get Epic Games button that appears on the main page of the Epic Games Store. With that, you will download the desktop client from where you can install your games.
GTA V will be free in the Epic Games Store from May 14 at 3:00 p.m, UTC Timezone . And you can take advantage of the promotion until May 21
Once you install the client, launch it, and log in with your account. This allows you to start buying and downloading games. At the Epic Games Store, they give away games every week, just go to the Store from the left sidebar and examine the Free games section.
And then select GTA 5 from the list. Then click on the “Get” button on the right side to begin downloading.
You will not need to enter any payment method to complete the purchase, and the price will be 0.00 USD. When you claim a game through this method, it becomes part of your Epic Games Store library permanently, so you can access it whenever you have access to your account.
You will also receive an email with the receipt of your purchase, and a message in the application for you to download the game. Now you can go to your Epic Games Store Library to install GTA V on your computer. Do not forget to review the minimum and recommended requirements to run the game.
With some games, you may need to turn on two-step authentication for your Epic account in order to download them. In any case, it is always a good idea to add this extra layer of security to your online accounts.
At the time of publishing this article, the epic games website is down. So we couldn’t show a step-by-step picture guide. Although, the procedure is normal and can be followed by the above steps. We will update the article with pictorial guide once the website is back up.
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— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) May 14, 2020
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