The rumor was true. We reported yesterday that the next free game on Epic Games Store would be Rockstar’s best-seller – Grand Theft Auto V. And the rumor was, indeed, true. In this article, we’ll guide you step-by-step on how to download and install GTA 5 for free.
GTA 5 is a wildly popular game all over the world. When the news broke that people can get GTA 5 for free, hundreds and thousands of people stormed into Epic Games Store. This led their official store page to crash and currently, the site has an “Error 500 – An unexpected error has occurred.”
Even the Epic Games Launcher is showing the same error. We’re waiting for Epic Games to fix it. Once the problem gets fixed, we’ll have an update through their official Twitter account.
This problem, however, will soon be fixed and you’ll be able to download GTA 5 Premium Edition absolutely free. This includes GTA Online, the online version of the game.
How to Download GTA 5 For Free: Step-By-Step
So, let’s begin. Here are the steps to download GTA 5 for free through Epic Games Store.
- Step 1: Visit the official website of Epic Games Store. Once you’re on the website, you’ll have to signup/login. If you don’t have an account already, you can create an account very easily.
- Step 2: Download the Epic Games Launcher. You can download the launcher by clicking here. Since GTA 5 will be free through Epic Games Store, you must have their official Launcher to play the game. Additionally, the game will require the Rockstar Launcher later on which will be installed automatically. So, you don’t have to worry about that.
- Step 3: You’ll see a promotional banner of GTA 5. Click on it and the Launcher will instruct you further.
- Step 4: Agree to any terms the game asks for and keep clicking “Next” on any prompt windows. Finally, wait for the download to finish.
- Step 5: Once the download’s over, you can start playing the game for free.
GTA 5 on Epic Games Store is free for lifetime
If you claim GTA 5 on Epic Games Store while the offer lasts, the game stays with you forever. This means you don’t have to pay a single penny even after the promotion ends. This gives a great opportunity to all of you who haven’t played the game already and those who were thinking to get it.
When will the Epic Games Store be fixed?
The problem shouldn’t last long and Epic Games Store’s website will be fixed very soon. Once the error has been fixed, we’ll update this article with more clearer instructions on claiming, downloading, installing, and playing GTA 5 for free.
Until next time, Stay Safe and Happy Gaming!