Update: GTA 5 is now free on the Epic Games Store, though you might have a bit of trouble collecting your loot. It turns that a lot of people want to grab it, and the high traffic is causing slow loading times and launcher crashes. Good luck!
Original story: Epic won't be unveiling today's free mystery game for another few hours, but the official Twitter account for the Epic Games Store couldn't contain its anticipation and spilled the news a bit early, confirming rumours that it's GTA 5 (opens in new tab).
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Despite launching on PC five years ago, GTA 5 is consistently among the top ten most popular games on Steam and boasts as many active players now as it's ever had—there's a pretty good chance you already own it.
If it's yet to grace your game library, however, you'll be able to grab it on the Epic Games Store from today until May 21. It's a good time to jump in, as there's some weird stuff going down in GTA Online—with players currently staging an alien invasion (opens in new tab).
We've had some amazing adventures in GTA Online, and its heists are fantastic, elaborate co-op experiences. Here are some of our best adventures:
- Playing GTA 5 with a realistic damage mod is a world of constant pain and death (opens in new tab)
- I became a vampire with a nightclub as my lair in a GTA 5 roleplay server (opens in new tab)
- I robbed a string of banks unarmed by posing as a journalist in a GTA 5 roleplaying server (opens in new tab)
- I foiled an assassination attempt on the president in a GTA 5 flight sim roleplay server (opens in new tab)
- I posed as a lawyer and tried to clear a serial killer of murder in a GTA 5 roleplay server (opens in new tab)
- I started a cult and scammed players for thousands in GTA 5 (opens in new tab)
- I got the city high as a rogue paramedic in GTA 5 (opens in new tab)
- I feasted on fishermen and chewed on cab drivers with this GTA 5 shark mod (opens in new tab)
- PC Gamer versus the Grand Theft Auto 5 Doomsday Heist (opens in new tab)
As for GTA's future, there's still no confirmation that GTA 6 (opens in new tab) is even in development. But if you're looking to squeeze some extra fun out of Los Santos, we've got you covered with our roundup of GTA 5 cheats.