GTA 5 download: How to download GTA V on PC, laptop, and mobile phone

GTA 5 can be downloaded on PC, laptop and mobile phone using these steps.

Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 5 is available for download on PC, laptop, and consoles, and it can be streamed on mobile phones. Developed by Rockstar Games, GTA 5 takes you through the dangerous and action-packed stories of Michael De Santa, Trevor Phillips, and Franklin Clinton. Originally launched in 2013, GTA V/ GTA 5 was available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. However, since then GTA 5 has been released for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC/laptop. The game will also launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S next year. In this article, we are going to cover all the bases using which you can download GTA 5 on PC, and how to play GTA 5 on mobile phones, and more.

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How to download GTA 5 for PC

The availability of GTA 5 for PC was big news for gamers across the globe. They are no longer reliant on playing GTA 5 on consoles. GTA 5 download for PC is available using Steam, Epics Games Store, and the official Rockstar Games store as well.

How to download GTA 5 for PC online using Steam

If you are using Steam to download GTA V for PC, then you will first have to download the Steam app on your system. Follow these steps to download GTA 5 via Steam:

  1. Go to the Steam website and download the Steam app to Windows PC
  2. Now you can register for a new account or log in if you already have one
  3. Search for GTA 5 on the Steam app
  4. Choose the GTA 5 version that suits your need and budget
  5. Make payment using debit/credit card, or other modes for GTA 5
  6. After payment confirmation, hit the Download button to get GTA 5 on your PC

How to download GTA 5 online using Epic Games Store

Similar to Steam, you will have to download the Epic Games Store Launcher on your PC. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to Epic Games Store website and download the Launcher from the top-right.
  2. Login to Epic Games account. You can also create an account using the Signup option.
  3. Search for GTA 5 in the Epic Games Launcher on the system.
  4. Click on the buy now button, make payment and download the game.

GTA V/ GTA 5 minimum system requirements for PC

  • OS – Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • CPU – Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600/AMD Phenom 9850
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 1 GB/AMD HD 4870 1 GB
  • Memory – 4 GB RAM

GTA V/ GTA 5 recommended system requirements for PC

  • OS – Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  • CPU – Intel Core i5 3470/AMD X8 FX-835
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 660/AMD HD 7870
  • Memory – 8 GB RAM

GTA 5 PC size

To download and play GTA 5 on PC, you will need at least 90GB of available space. It is recommended to download the GTA 5 game file on an SSD for better performance.

GTA 5 PC price

GTA 5 is currently sold as part of bundles on both Steam and Epic Games Store. The price and contents of these bundles at the time of writing are listed below:

Steam

  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (Base game, GTA Online, Criminal Enterprise starter pack) – Rs. 976
  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition and Great White Shark Card Bundle – Rs. 1,574
  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition and Megalodon Shark Card Bundle – Rs. 2,688

Epic Games Store

  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition – Rs. 2,321

The price of GTA 5 will change, if there is a sale on Steam or Epic Games Store.

How can I play GTA 5 for free?

Unfortunately, you cannot download and play GTA 5 for free right now. You can grab the game for free if Rockstar announces a giveaway. During the last giveaway, many players have managed to officially download GTA V for free via Epic Games Store back in 2020. However, such giveaways are extremely rare and we will update this article if we spot any GTA 5 free giveaways.

How to play GTA 5 on mobile phones

Although GTA 5 isn’t officially available on Google Play Store or App Store, you can play GTA 5 on Android and iOS devices using Steam Link. If you have purchased the game on Steam, you can use Steam Link to stream the game to your smartphone. Here’s how you play GTA 5 on mobile phones:

Play GTA 5 on Android/iOS using Steam Link

  1. Download Steam Link app from Google Play Store for Android, or App Store for iOS
  2. Open the Steam Link app and login with your Steam account
  3. Launch GTA 5 via Steam on your PC/laptop
  4. Click on the GTA 5 icon on Steam Link to stream the game on your smartphone

It should be noted that streaming any game including GTA 5 via Steam Link will require a good internet connection. Ideally, both mobile phones as well as PC should be connected to a high-speed ethernet/Wi-Fi connection. Along with this, it is recommended to use a controller with Steam Link as the touch controls may have latency issues.

FAQs

Can you play GTA 5 online with your friends?

Yes, you can play GTA 5 with your friends with GTA Online. GTA Online lets you create your own unique character and play high-stakes missions and heists with your friends.

Can GTA 5 run on low-end PC?

Since GTA 5 is a pretty old game, many new PCs can play the game on Low to Medium graphics settings. According to the minimum system requirements, the game can run on PCs with older CPU and GPU. Hence, many players will be able to run GTA 5 on their systems with low or medium graphics settings.

GTA 5 download APKs

There are several GTA 5 download APKs available on the web; however, most of them are fake. We would advise you to follow the aforementioned steps to play the game on an Android mobile phone, PC, and laptop.