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Is GTA 5 Still Free On Epic Games Store?

With leaks surrounding GTA 6 flying left, right, and center, you may want to take a trip down memory lane with GTA V. Here's how!
Is GTA 5 Still Free On Epic Games Store?

It seems like an eternity has passed between Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto 6. Kids nowadays will likely be unaware that Grand Theft Auto is even a franchise, as they've only had the fifth installment for their whole lives. 

However, now that we are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to some Grand Theft Auto 6 leaks, you may want to go back and revisit Grand Theft Auto 5 one final time as a sort of farewell. 

Is Grand Theft Auto 5 Free On Epic Games Store Right Now?

Grand Theft Auto 5
Grand Theft Auto 5 is still a blast all these years later (Picture: Rockstar Games)

Unfortunately, as of January 2023, Grand Theft Auto 5 is not free on Epic Game Store. The game was available for free for a limited time, where players could download Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition on the Epic Games Store. This promotional event ended on May 21, 2020, at 11 AM ET. 

During this time, players who picked up the game would be able to keep it in their catalog even after the promotion event concluded! At this time, it is unknown whether or not Rockstar or Epic Games will make Grand Theft Auto 5 available for free again. 

Grand Theft Auto 5
Do you think GTA 6 will be as good as GTA 5? (Picture: Rockstar Games)

However, not all hope is lost, as the promotional event was a huge success. So many users logged on to grab their free copy of Grand Theft Auto 5 that the entire Epic Games Store crashed. Furthermore, it was reported that this event alone pulled in millions of new users who signed up to the Epic Games Store just to grab their free copy of Grand Theft Auto 5.

So, if Rockstar and Epic Games ever feel like adding to their already-acquired millions by releasing another similar event, make sure you are ready!