One of the best news of the day for gamers is the bombshell that GTA V will debut for free today on the Epic Games Store. That means you can download the game on your PC without paying anything and keep it forever, without the need to have any type of active subscriptions.
GTA V is one of the best, if not the best of all Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto, and having stopped being free with Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, it now returns in a more permanent free form: to your Epic Games Store account whenever you claim it during the promotion.
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How to claim the game and download it
The first is the first, you need to have an Epic account, something you can get from this link. You can associate that account with your Google, Facebook, PSN, Xbox Live accounts, or even Nintendo. 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 button “Get Epic Games“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 on the Epic Games Store until May 21
Once you install the client, run it and log in with your account. This allows you to start buying games and downloading them. In the Epic Games Store they give away games every week, you just have to go to the Store from the left sidebar and examine the Free Games section.
GTA V is now available for “purchase” and download. You just have to click on the ad and then Obtain on the game page. You will see this:
You will not need to enter any payment method to complete the purchase, and the price will be 0.00 euros. When you claim a game through this method, it becomes part of your Epic Games Store library permanently, so you can access it as long as you have access to your account.
You will also receive an email with the receipt of your purchase, and an in-app message 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 correctly that our VidaExtra colleagues have published.
In order to install the game you will need to activate two-step authentication for your Epic account, something that is always a good idea to add this extra layer of security to your online accounts.
The store is experiencing some problems at the moment, probably due to the high demand for the game. Try several times until you can make your purchase. And patience.