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Yes, you read that right! GTA 5 Online Premium Edition free on Epic Games Store and you can have it included in your library for free. 

Game developer Epic Games made a big announcement for all the gamers over the world. Epic Games have partnered with all-time famous game publisher Rockstar Games to offer it’s famous ‘GTA 5’ game for free to users on Epic Games store.

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On May 14, the developer added a mystery game countdown on it’s ‘free games section’ to announce a game will be given out for free. No one would’ve guessed that this game would be ‘GTA 5’. This secret was very well kept until the Epic Games Twitter handle accidentally broke the news about GTA 5 made free for everyone on Epic Games Store. The news came out even before the countdown on the Epic Games store about the mystery game was complete. The news spread like fire on the internet and was quickly picked by almost every gaming news outlet. Epic Games deleted the tweet after some time and did not give any further updates till the countdown ended. Was it a publicity stunt or an honest mistake? No one knows. But it sure grabbed a lot of attention.

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As a result, almost every gamer out there started to log in to their epic games accounts and started to wait for the countdown to finish. As soon as the countdown ended, the massive overwhelming surge in people trying to get ‘GTA 5’ crashed the developer’s servers in multiple locations with people not able to log in, let alone visit the website. Fortnite users were affected by this surge and almost everything related to Epic Games was unavailable and unplayable for a few hours.

Epic games fixed its servers within a few hours and brought everything back on track. The offer is valid for a whole week I.e till 21/05/2020 due to which users don’t have to worry about not getting a chance to grab the game for free.

The game offered for free isn’t just the simple version. It is the ‘Online Premium Edition’ which also comprises ‘Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack’. Therefore, users won’t have to worry about not having any money at the beginning of the game as the criminal enterprise starter pack gives them an opportunity to jump-start their criminal empire by giving you properties, businesses, weapons, and vehicles worth GTA$10,000,000 if purchased separately. It also provides a sum of GTA$1,000,000 Bonus cash.

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GTA 5 has been on the top lists of gaming markets for a very long time and the game continues to deliver great profits. Rockstar Games have also stated that the Company gains more from the micro-transactions that happen in-game.

By offering the game for free on Epic Games Store, the developer added a significant amount of new members to its family. However, game analysts and existing players are stating a risk that this could lead to having more cheaters/hackers in the game, which will eventually make it less enjoyable. Even though Rockstar games have a pretty good anti-cheat system still there are many existing hackers in the game. Only time can tell what the future of GTA 5 awaits for us. Epic Games is pursuing to be a leader in the gaming marketplace by competing with its s’s biggest competitor ‘Steam’. GTA 5 offered on Epic Games store is equivalent to 2,860INR on the steam market.

Users have also depicted that with the launch of GTA 5 for free, Rockstar Games might be on its way to give rise to GTA 6. However, there hasn’t been any official revelation of that matter. 

How to enable Two-Factor Authentication on Epic Games Store :

  1. Go to the Epic Games Website.
  2. Login to your account. 
  3. Click on your profile and select your Account.
  4. Click on Password and Security.
  5. Scroll down to Enable Two-Factor Authentication.
  6. Click enable Authenticator App.
  7. Scan the QR code with your Authenticator App.
  8. Input the 6 digit security code and you’re done!

How to own GTA 5 on Epic Games Store : 

  1. Go to Epic Games Store website and make an account(if you already don’t have one).
  2. Log-in to your account.
  3. Go to the free games section.
  4. Open GTA 5 game.
  5. Click on the ‘GET’ button. Here you’ll see the game listed as ‘FREE’ instead of $25.99.
  6. Now you’ll be redirected to the checkout page. Click on the ‘Place Order’ button here. 
  7. Done. You’ll receive an email confirming your purchase. Enjoy your game!

Note- After the purchase, you also get a 10$ Coupon which you can use to buy games priced at $14.99 and higher.

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