Last chance to download GTA 5 on PC for free from the Epic Games Store

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It's your last chance to download GTA 5 for free from the Epic Games Store. The free giveaway ends today (May 21), so don't miss out owning the premium edition of Grand Theft Auto V, which come with $1,000,000 bonus cash to use in GTA Online

GTA 5 is now available to download here, but you'll need an Epic Games account to do so. You'll also need to enable two-factor authentication, which can be enabled from your Epic Games account page. 

Rockstar's open world adventure is still incredibly popular, so much so that gamers rushed to the Epic Games Store to download it, which caused it to crash. Epic acknowledged this last night, and thankfully the store is up and running again. Loading up GTA 5 cheats and causing some mischief is a great time, especially when it's for free.  

Part of the Epic Games Store’s ongoing free games promotion, GTA 5 is arguably the biggest title the publisher has given away yet. 

Rumors were circulating that Rockstar’s action-adventure epic would be given away for free yesterday, and the news was confirmed by Epic themselves, albeit prematurely, who tweeted the announcement below. 

GTA 5 Epic Games Store

(Image credit: Twitter)

The tweet has since been deleted, but not before it was preserved on the internet by eagle-eyed users. Now, the game is live for you to download.

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Making bank 

GTA 5 continues to sell a phenomenal amount of units every month and is one of the most critically-acclaimed games of this generation. It’s understandable, then, that fans are eagerly awaiting GTA 6 with fevered anticipation. 

Rockstar recently penned a deal with Microsoft to bring its other open-world smash hit, Red Dead Redemption 2, to Xbox Game Pass. You can saddle up right now if you’re a subscriber, and we strongly recommend you do as it’s a typically excellent open world adventure from Rockstar. 

To download Grand Theft Auto 5, sign up for an Epic Games Store account and head over to the store. The free games section is clearly marked, so click on GTA 5 and bada bing, bada boom – you’ve got one of the best games of this generation for absolutely nothing. It’s daylight robbery. 

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Adam Vjestica

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