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GTA 5 Map

Last Edited by TreeFitty September 20, 2013 : 449 Comments : 1,517,887 Views

After waiting for 2 years, here's the GTA V Map!

GTA 5 Map Satellite View
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Update: HUGE version can be found here made by reddit user stabyourself.

Look for more helpful maps soon such as neighborhoods, special locations, and more!

We'll leave the pre-release information below for now....

How big will the map for Grand Theft Auto V actually be, and what exactly will it contain? That's what everyone wants to know, isn't it? Sadly at this early stage there isn't actually a lot that we do know, but we know enough to make some educated guesses.

How Big Will The GTA 5 Map Be? - "Very Big"

Rockstar Games stated that it will be the "largest and most ambitious" game yet. To most people that seems to imply that it will be the largest GTA game map, but how big is that really? The largest GTA map so far is San Andreas at 13.9 square miles (36 square kilometers), so for GTA V to actually have the largest map yet it would have to beat that size.

Wide Open Spaces

In a magazine interview, Dan Houser announced to Game Informer magazine that the map will be "very big", which still didn't tell us much. Game Informer's preview of GTA V finally let us in on something more accurate:

"Just how big is this world? Art director Aaron Garbut crunched the math. When you include interior and exterior spaces together, Los Santos is bigger than the worlds of Red Dead Redemption, San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto IV combined, with room to spare."

Now that is BIG! A couple previews released on May 2nd, 2013 provided another comparison: the landmass will be 3.5-times the size of Red Dead Redemption. The total play area including the underwater realm will be 5-times the size. That means the underwater area will be a whopping third of the map!

What Will It Contain?

At a minimum we know the GTA 5 map will contain the city of Los Santos, mountains, beaches, and farmland. The ocean floor will also have plenty to see as well. Could it contain anything else is what we want to know.

Other Cities

Sadly it was confirmed in Game Informer's December issue that Los Santos is the only major city to be included in Grand Theft Auto V. There will, however, be some small towns scattered in the countryside. There isn't a whole lot of information available about these small towns at this time, but we do know they will make up the rural areas of Blaine County and there will be areas named Grapeseed and Sandy Shores. iGTA5

Blaine County

Military Base

Game Informer's December issue confirmed that the map will include a military base, possibly based on Edwards Air Force Base which is located not too far north of Los Angeles. This would seem to be the source of the Hydra military jet seen speeding through the skyscrapers of downtown Los Santos in the first trailer.

Hydra in Downtown

The actual GTA 5 map!

On pre-order posters for the Special and Collector's Edition, Rockstar included a good peek at the GTA 5 map via pictures of map "blue print" posters as part of the editions. We only see most of urban Los Santos but it finally gives us a good idea of what we are dealing with.

Below is a work in progress of the GTA 5 map using images pieced together from the blue print pics and filled in with various icons seen in the gameplay video:

GTA 5 Map

What will the rest of the GTA 5 map ACTUALLY look like? Take a look through the long discussion in the GTA 5 Map forum topic here. Numerous members have added their input, created maps, and evolved their ideas as more and more screenshots and trailers become available. Check it out and join in! You can also check out various fake maps in the fan art gallery here (some were featured on this page previously).

Comments (449)

  • Matt (Guest) March 25, 2014
    Imagine what would gta 6 would be like
  • The Critic (Guest) January 05, 2014
    The gta V gameplay map is the most detailed and sizable map I have ever had the honor to play on. The gameplay on story mode is, to me, outstanding! All three crazy characters are fantastic. Not to mention online, I would pay the original price for that alone. On top of all that I give 10 out of 10.
  • krielll (Guest) December 24, 2013
    this is the best game ever
  • gta v 5 (Guest) December 17, 2013
    gta v is number 1 in open-worlds games
  • Jeffroe (Guest) December 15, 2013
    I love the game but thought the story mode would take I little longer to beat
  • mike (Guest) November 28, 2013
    I ply Games like justCause 2 saint row butt GTA V is great
  • john (Guest) November 28, 2013
    best best best
  • ankit (Guest) November 13, 2013
    this is best game
  • Max (Guest) November 11, 2013
    Who ever said it is a small map! It is a f**king fact that its expansive surrounds (including a fully explorable ocean floor) are larger than San Andreas, red dead redemption and GTA IV all combined together!!!!
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