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Latest GTA 5 News, Release Date & Screenshots

Grand Theft Auto V (also known as Grand Theft Auto 5, GTA V or GTA 5) is the name of the newest Grand Theft Auto game by Rockstar Games. GTA 5 launched on September 17th, 2013 for the PS3 and Xbox 360, November 18th, 2014 for the PS4 and Xbox One, and finally January 27th, 2015 for PC. iGTA5.com is a dedicated GTA 5 fan site keeping you up to date with all the latest news and facts!

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GTA V PC Pre-Order Bonuses at Rockstar Warehouse

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 :: Posted by TreeFitty :: 0 Comments :: 1,601 Views

Rockstar Games is offering pre-order bonuses for those who get GTA V on PC from the Rockstar Warehouse. There is already a bonus GTA$1 million split between single and multiplayer for pre-ordering the game but if you do so by February 1st, 2015, you'll get an additional GTA$300,000 in GTA Online and also a free additional game download. Choices include previous GTA titles, Max Payne, Bully, and more.


Check out the full details at Rockstar Warehouse here and join the chat in the forums!

GTA 5 on PC Delayed to March, PC Specs, Heists Coming

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015 :: Posted by TreeFitty :: 5 Comments :: 2,295 Views

Another SMH moment for PC and GTA fans. Just two weeks away from the official release date of GTA V on PC, Rockstar has now delayed it to March 24, 2015. On the upside they also stated that GTA Online heists will become available to consoles prior to the PC launch so at least there's that.

From Rockstar:
Our apologies for the slight shift in the date but the game requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be. Moving a release date is never a decision we take lightly and is a choice we make only when we know it is in the best interests of the game and our fans. Thanks everyone for your understanding and we assure you these few extra weeks will be worth it when the game does arrive in March.

They went on to say that GTA Online for PC will launch with the game (including heists) and support up to 30 players. Rockstar has also given us 6 new screenshots at 4k resolution (3840x2160):

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Additional details about the PC version include that the game will run at 1080p and 60fps with up to 4K resolution and support for up to triple monitor configurations, as well as NVidia 3D Vision for up to triple monitor setups. The game also includes the new Rockstar Editor which gives players a full suite of editing tools to create and publish gameplay clips direct to both Social Club and YouTube.

PC Specs

The following PC specs were listed by Rockstar:

Minimum specifications:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
Memory: 4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive

Recommended specifications:
OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB
DVD Drive


And some additional specifications/info:
Over time, downloadable content and programming changes will change the system requirements for this game. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and www.rockstargames.com/support for current compatibility information. Some system components such as mobile chipsets, integrated, and AGP graphics cards may be incompatible. Unlisted specifications may not be supported by publisher.

Other requirements: Installation and online play requires log-in to Rockstar Games Social Club (13+) network; internet connection required for activation, online play, and periodic entitlement verification; software installations required including Rockstar Games Social Club platform, DirectX, Chromium, and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 sp1 Redistributable Package, and authentication software that recognizes certain hardware attributes for entitlement, digital rights management, system, and other support purposes. Single use serial code registration via internet required; registration is limited to one Rockstar Games Social Club Account (13+) per serial code; only one log-in allowed per Social Club account at any time; serial code(s) are non-transferable once used; Social Club accounts are non-transferrable.

So there you have it. Join the chat in the forums!

GTAO Festive Surprise Update and Event

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014 :: Posted by TreeFitty :: 3 Comments :: 6,145 Views

Surprise! Rockstar is gearing up for the holidays a little early with their Festive Surprise update for GTA Online. It’s that most wonderful time of the year in Los Santos and you can take part with new clothing items, snowball fights, and more!


There's plenty to see and do including....


EXPLOSIVE STOCKING STUFFERS
Heat up your season’s greetings with brand new items stocked at Ammu-Nation: a new Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines are here just in time to make spirits bright. These items will be permanently available to acquire and keep.


SNOW DAYS
Those dreaming of a white Christmas are in luck as the forecast calls for the extremely rare phenomenon of San Andreas snowfall to hit on a few special days this holiday season. Be on the lookout and ready to round up your Crew for a friendly snowball fight, but be forewarned, those icy little suckers can pack a wallop.


FREE SEASONAL CHRISTMAS GEAR AND MASKS
Add some merriment to your mayhem with a slew of holiday pajamas, ‘ugly’ Christmas sweaters, new scarves, hats, masks and more are now all available absolutely free to add to your inventory and wear now through Monday January 5th.

MAKE A DASH IN FOUR ALL-NEW VEHICLES
Treat yourself to some new toys this holiday season and fill your garage (now that you can own a third property and garage, also part of today’s Title Update) with four all-new vehicles to purchase – including a tricked out Hot Rod Christmas Ratloader, the sturdy Slam Van, and the fast and flashy Massacro and Jester sports cars with all new Race liveries. These vehicles will be permanently available to acquire and keep.


HOLIDAY SPECIAL CRATE DROPS
Keep your eyes on the sky as Holiday Special Crate Drops will be dropping frequently now through January 5th, stuffed with goodies to collect for your inventory – including a few of the rare vintage GTA tees that you may have missed in some of the Social Club Event Weekends over the past year as well as some brand new ones never before available.

CHRISTMAS DAY GIFTS
On Christmas Day, December 25th, as you’re relaxing in your Los Santos apartment beside your Christmas tree, make sure to check your inventory for a few extra gifts.

SET OFF SOME NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS
Ring in the New Year with a bang – the Firework Launcher and Firework rocket ammo are coming back and will be available to acquire and use from Christmas Eve until Monday, January 5th. You can score one for free on four special days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.

#FESTIVESURPRISE SNAPMATIC CONTEST
Take your merriest Christmas Crew family photo or capture the insanity of the New Year’s party you’re hosting in your Los Santos condo – or any other amazing, amusing or beauteous #FestiveSurprise action. In January, Rockstar will pick five favorite shots and award the photographers with a GTA$1M prize. Tag your entries with #FestiveSurprise now through January 5th to be eligible. Official rules.

GTA ONLINE HOLIDAY PARTY LIVESTREAM ON TWITCH TOMORROW
Tune in tomorrow December 19th at 4pm Eeastern Time US at twitch.tv/rockstargames for the Official GTA Online Holiday Party Livestream with special invited guests from the community. Make sure you’re in that Twitch chat as Rockstar will be inviting friendly members of chat to join them live in the lobbies on both PlayStation 4 (4-5pm) and Xbox One (5-6pm) portions of the broadcast.

Do stay tuned throughout the holiday weeks for some announcements of opportunities to score bonus GTA$ as well! Happy holidays and enjoy the Festive Surprise – available across PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One! If you want your party to look cool, fill your guest list with others in the forums!

Asked & Answered: First-Person, Heists, More

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014 :: Posted by TreeFitty :: 4 Comments :: 8,148 Views

Rockstar has received lots of questions from the community about what is in store for the future, including the highly anticipated launch of Online Heists which was discussed yesterday. Today Rockstar has a new installment of their Asked & Answered series that addresses those and many other frequently asked questions they've seen recently. If you've got a question for them feel free to hit up mouthoff@rockstargames.com and they'll do their best to provide you an answer.


Below are answers to questions straight from Rockstar Games:

“Are you only doing first person games now? I have always loved Rockstar Games partly because they are third person games.” – Allen (via Mouthoff)

Absolutely not! We are excited by the response to our first effort at a first person experience, but remain committed to third person games and may or may not use first person as a camera option in the future. We do like to, whenever possible, give people options so they can play a game the way they like.


“To the people at Rockstar Games, could you guys please bring First Person to PS3 / Xbox 360?” – Brandon (via Mouthoff)
“Why just have First Person on next-generation, why not on the other consoles? Could [you] add it to PS3 and Xbox [360] please?” - @DawsonSunderlan

As we’d mentioned in our recent interview with IGN, First Person Mode is a new feature that is only technically possible for us to add to the game with the expanded memory that the new generation platforms provide. There are thousands of new animations added to the game to facilitate First Person Mode, which would have been impossible to do on the previous generation of consoles without seriously compromising the game in some other capacity.


“What is the point of Shark Cards, apart from to make you greedy bastards lots of money?” – Tim (via Mouthoff)

The reason we included optional in-game currency in Grand Theft Auto Online, rather than directly selling DLC, was because it was the only way that we could distribute DLC without dividing the player base each time we brought out a new content pack, which would destroy the online community very quickly by splitting players up. Thanks to Shark Cards, we have been able to give away every piece of DLC so far for free in order to keep the community whole and give people options as to whether they want to earn new content by playing the game, buy new content with Shark Cards or simply don’t get new content and still keep playing the game.

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GTA Online Heists Trailer and Info

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014 :: Posted by bOnEs :: 7 Comments :: 6,294 Views

Heists have finally been revealed with a kick ass new trailer, and an interview with IGN on the delays and what players should expect from these 4 player co-op missions. Rockstar is shooting for an early 2015 release. Here's the story:


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GTA Online Heists are coming early in 2015 - check out the new trailer for the four-player co-op mode for Grand Theft Auto Online (above) that allows players to plan, prepare and execute multi-tiered Heists across Los Santos and Blaine County. These will require tight communication and coordination, with players taking on specified roles at each point to accomplish multiple objectives on the way to each Heist’s epic finale. Featuring new gameplay, new vehicles, new weapons, new clothing and much more.

Head over to IGN for an in-depth interview that details exactly how Heists will work... and why they’ve taken a little more time than originally expected.

The article is loaded with info from an interview with Lead Mission Designer Imran Sarwar, as well as 20 new screens. Check out a few below:

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Can't wait! Head into the iGTA Forums if you wanna further the discussion.

Win Limited Ed. GTAV Soundtrack CD or Vinyl Box Set

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2014 :: Posted by TreeFitty :: 0 Comments :: 6,056 Views

Listen up! In honor of next week's release of The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Limited Edition Soundtrack CD and Vinyl Box Sets, Rockstar is giving 10 lucky fans the chance to win a copy at the Rockstar Games page on Facebook. Entries end December 8th.

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Each set includes all three soundtrack volumes (The Original Music, The Score, and The Soundtrack). The Vinyl collection features six vinyl records, a full color booklet and an exclusive lithograph poster in a classic box-set. The CD collection includes three discs along with a branded Grand Theft Auto V gold brick-shaped USB Drive, artwork and poster all sealed in a special die-cut package.

Winners will get their choice of either the CD or Vinyl collection. Limited to a production run of less than 5,000 units worldwide, these limited editions will be available to purchase beginning on December 9th at top online and physical record stores. You can pre-order the CD or Vinyl collection now at Mass Appeal.

Enter Now on Facebook

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. Ends Monday, December 8th, 2014.

Enjoy and join the chat in the forums!

Rockstar Warehouse Black Friday Sale

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014 :: Posted by TreeFitty :: 0 Comments :: 6,692 Views

Beginning this Friday and running all the way through Monday, the Rockstar Warehouse annual Black Friday Sale features 30% off on all Gear and Collectibles.


Choose anything from the Grand Theft Auto V Collection including popular gear and collectibles like the Zippo Lighter and GTAV Hoodie along with several items that weren't available last year at this time, such as the Body Bag Sleeping Bag and the Trevor Philips Industries Tee.

Longtime fans can also take this opportunity to grab some Rockstar Apparel or gear and collectibles from some of the classic titles, including the Red Dead Redemption Frontier Collection and the Anniversary Collections for all three entries in the classic Grand Theft Auto Trilogy - GTAIII, Vice City and San Andreas.

Also, all Warehouse orders over $50 will qualify for reduced international shipping. The Black Friday Sale begins Friday morning at 12:01am Eastern Time and ends at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, December 1st. Enjoy and join the fun in the forums!

Rockstar Games Custom Console Giveaway

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014 :: Posted by TreeFitty :: 0 Comments :: 7,259 Views

In celebration of the launch of Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Rockstar is kicking off a pair of epic giveaways with your chance to score a grand prize super limited-edition Custom GTAV PS4 or Xbox One console - along with runners-up Deluxe Prize Packs stacked with exclusive new GTAV gear and collectibles.

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You can enter at the Rockstar Games page on Facebook, where the Grand Prize is the custom PS4 and at the Rockstar Games Social Club, where they're giving away the custom Xbox One. Both of these individually hand-fabricated consoles features an exclusive black-on-black Grand Theft Auto V design, laser etched on micro perforated metal paneling with hi-gloss deep green painted accents and a custom color-matched controller.

Rockstar is also giving away 20 Deluxe Prize Packs (10 via Facebook and 10 via Social Club) stuffed with exclusive brand new official GTAV gear and collectibles in each giveaway which includes:
  • CNT Tee
  • Cultstoppers Pin Set
  • Dr. Friedlander Stress Ball
  • Epsilon Program Laser-Etched Paper Weight
  • Fred's Pictures Tee
  • Grotti Polo
  • iFruit Mouse Pad
  • LifeInvader Mouse Pad
  • Loneliest Robot Greeting Card
  • Los Santos Est. 1781 Tee
  • Los Santos Radio Pin Set
  • Los Santos, San Andreas Tee
  • Love Fist Tee
  • Merryweather Security Polo
  • Merryweather Security Cap (in both Black and Fatigue)
  • Merryweather Security Heat Changing Mug
  • Merryweather Security Tee (in both Black and Grey)
  • Pogo Keychain
  • San Andreas Republic Tee
  • Snapmatic Tee
  • Sprunk Water Bottle
  • STD Contractors Tee
  • Sticker Pack featuring the brands of GTAV
They'll also be stocking this gear featured in the Prize Packs for purchase over the coming months as part of the Grand Theft Auto V Collection at the Rockstar Warehouse but for now your only way to score them is exclusively in this giveaway.

Enter on Facebook (PS4) | Enter at the Social Club (Xbox One)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. Ends Monday, December 1st, 2014.


Good luck and join the chat in the forums!

Grand Theft Auto V Out Now on PS4 and Xbox One

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014 :: Posted by TreeFitty :: 9 Comments :: 11,090 Views

It's here (again)! Grand Theft Auto V is now available across the world on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles!


More than just a texture overhaul, the new version of GTA V goes to extreme detail and also offers revamped animations to coincide with the new first person view that lets you experience Los Santos and Blaine County from the eyes of your character. When you're ready to break free of the story, head online and take part in 30-player mayhem in the jobs you know or completely new ones for the new generation. It may be the game you know, but there's a whole lot more to see and do - especially for returning players.

Reminder for PC players: The PC version will release on January 27th. Mark your calendars!

Enjoy and join us in the forums!

Additional New-Gen GTA Online Info

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014 :: Posted by TreeFitty :: 1 Comments :: 9,453 Views

The new GTA Online is just under a week away and Rockstar wants to share a little more information on hwat to expect. The power of the latest console hardware has added new potential to the world and Rockstar is very excited for what the amazing player community will make of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week.


With the advent of First Person Mode, 30-player Online support and other new features made possible by the new systems, your feedback, help and guidance is more important than ever to help Rockstar make the game experience all it can be. Whether it's letting them know what you like and what you don't like about the new features, reporting any technical issues you may experience during the early days of GTA Online's next generation launch, or any other suggestions for improvements and tweaks whatsoever - they need your continued help, and, maybe, just a little patience if there are any teething problems around the launch on the new systems. They have, of course, tested the game extensively but there is no way their several hundred testers can be quite as comprehensive as millions of players! Please bear with them should any issues arise - they will be working hard to fix any problems that arise, and generally ensure this launch is as smooth as possible.

To help aid on that front, Rockstar wants to continue to encourage all players to utilize the following communication channels:
  • The dedicated Rockstar Games Support website for help with any and all technical issues that may arise. You can browse the knowledge base of known GTAV and GTA Online issues and subscribe to articles there to get automatic updates of when they’re addressed. And if your issue does not appear as an existing knowledge base item, you can also always create a new ticket to get help.
  • The GTAOnline@rockstargames.com official player feedback inbox. Over the past year, with each and every Update released for GTA Online were tons of positive changes made as a direct result of player feedback that the development team consulted constantly for input. From specific content added to the game to countless enhancements such as improvements to GTA Online’s RP and GTA$ payouts, insurance system, passive mode, Creator features, damage system – and so much more were all made to the game thanks to your very helpful suggestions.

Also expect a Title Update to be made available for download on both PS4 and Xbox One by this Monday that will include some last tweaks and optimization fixes for game day. In order to experience the game properly, please make sure you install this Update before playing (like all Title Updates, it will be applied automatically as long as you are connected to the internet).

Rockstar will be looking closely at your feedback from the initial launch days on the new platforms to help inform other future dynamic tuning changes and Title Updates as always. And get ready for continuing free content Updates for Grand Theft Auto Online, including the highly-anticipated launch of Online Heists (which, to be absolutely clear, will be available for all four consoles to enjoy).

Beyond that, here’s just a few things to get excited for in Grand Theft Auto Online for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting next week:


Up to 30 Player Mayhem
Whether it’s mass marauding in Freemode or lining up a proper Crew convoy for an epic GTA Race – there will now be the opportunity for nearly double the player action that was possible on the PS3 and 360.


The Next Generation Character Creator
Give your GTA Online player a dramatic makeover thanks to the new customization options that the overhauled character creator offers. Create a brand new character from scratch or take your current guy or gal for a bit of cosmetic surgery in true Los Santos fashion.


The GTA Online First Person Experience
IGN revealed the first person experience for GTAV last week, a feature that will be available in both Story Mode and GTA Online allowing you to seamlessly switch between first and third person perspectives while playing. Fancy trying your favorite Team Deathmatch as a first person shooter – or weaving through the turbines at the RON wind farm with a view from the cockpit of your Lazer in glorious 1080p? That’s just scratching the surface of the possibilities that the first person experience will add to the gameplay of GTA Online.


Double the Props in the Creator Tool
To date, the amazing minds who’ve put the Creator Tool to work are responsible for nearly 10 million original custom Deathmatches, Races, Captures and Last Team Standing Jobs. Amongst those are some truly epic experiences including some masterfully imaginative metagames that we never could have envisioned. Now with the possibilities of prop placement doubled, you’ll be able to build enormous arena-style Deathmatches for concentrated chaos, or maze-based Land Races requiring extreme guile, or stack shipping containers around Air Race checkpoints to create large scale obstacle courses for GTA Online stunt pilots! With double the props and up to 30 players, Rockstar can’t wait to see the ways in which the incredible Creator community will assuredly concoct brilliant gameplay magic on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.


That's all for now. Look for more last-minute info soon and hit up the forums!