If there’s one thing that went right since the Coronavirus outbreak, it’s that Epic Games teamed up with Rockstar Games to make GTA 5 free for all.
Epic Games revealed that the offer would go on for a week and last until May 21. They’re not only giving GTA 5 Premium Edition, but also a $1,000,000 bonus on GTA Online as the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack.
It was confirmed by Epic Games that the buyers will be able to keep the game even after the deal expires, so don’t you worry about having to say goodbye to GTA 5. Epic Games has been known to offer one game for free every week. They had given away World War Z in March. However, this time it just happens to be the game literally everyone wants to have.
Epic Games Store Actually Went Down!
Epic Games Store faced some issues with the website and it was reported that the store was down. It does not come as a surprise because when you announce something that big, you have to expect that there’s going to be millions of people trying to get their hands on GTA 5 Premium Edition at the same time.
We are currently experiencing high traffic on the Epic Games Store.
We are aware that users may be encountering slow loading times, 500 errors, or launcher crashing at this time and we are actively working to scale. We'll provide an update as soon as we can.
— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) May 14, 2020
However, the rush had died down and now seems to be the perfect time to visit the store.
Here’s a short guide to help you around the store, because hey, when was the last time you used Epic Games and not Steam?
Here’s how you can download GTA 5 for free from Epic Games Store
Head over to Epic Games Store website and register for a free Epic Games account. (You can skip this step if you already have an account with Epic Games). Enter the required details and complete your profile after you login. It’s pretty intuitive and not so difficult to figure out.
After logging into your account, tap on the “Store” button on the top left corner just beside the Epic Games icon. Here you’ll find all the games listed on Epic Games Store. Right on top of the page, under ‘Discover’, you’ll find the GTA 5 Premium Edition poster on the second tab. You can wait for the widget to scroll to it by itself, or you can use the navigation arrows. Click on the poster.
Clicking on the poster will take you to the GTA 5 Premium Edition listing where you can get the game for free. Here you’ll see that the game is available for “Free” instead of the usual $25.99.
Click on the “Get” button and the store will load your check out page where you can choose to share your email with Rockstar games and place the order. Click on “Place Order” and it’s done! Epic Games will send you an e-mail with the receipt to your registered email id. You’ll see a “Thank You” message on the screen after completing the purchase.
You can now head over to your ‘Library’ section to install the game on your device.
We hope you have as much fun as us after claiming a free copy of this gem. That’s right, it’s not a misspelling.