GTA V goes free on the Epic Games Store

Grand Theft Auto promo image
Grand Theft Auto promo image (Image credit: Rockstar Games)

What you need to know

  • The Epic Games Store Twitter account leaked the next free game.
  • It's going to be the critically-acclaimed Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Grand Theft Auto V is regarded as one of the best games ever made.
  • You should be able to redeem it for free on the Epic Games Store later today.

Whoops! It looks like the official Epic Games Store Twitter account recently leaked that Grand Theft Auto V will be free until May 21. This is quite the surprise since Rockstar Games has been promoting its own storefront in recent months. You can watch the trailer recorded by Wario64 on Twitter. The original tweet has been deleted since it seems like it was posted a day early.

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When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber, and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the American government, and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other. Explore the stunning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in the ultimate Grand Theft Auto V experience, featuring a range of technical upgrades and enhancements for new and returning players.

This is definitely a great reason to download the Epic Games Store on your PC!

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

5 Comments
  • Well, going to the epicgame.com/store gives an error message lol...
  • i was able to get it yesterday without a hitch...
  • I can't support the Epic games store after reading about what happened with Darq. Again, I wish that Windows Central would follow up on their excellent story about Darq.
  • ? you had absolutely no stake in the matter. but hey, it's your life, you're the one inconveniencing and denying yourself a good time because "reasons". while we're all spinning meaninglessly on this dirt pile through the cold blackness, you self righteously tie yourself into knots over inconsequential subjects that have no connection to you.
  • Hey epic giving me free stuff doesn't mean I will buy from your store.