You just have to love the GTA V community. Between the plethora of great Rockstar Editor creations, creative and extensive mods, the masterfully shot snapmatic pictures, and the wide variety of fan art, GTA V fans have created so much community content, put so much effort into showing their love for the game, and helping fellow fans enjoy it even more, that it puts most other fandoms to shame. Fans have built LEGO replicas of vehicles from the game, they’ve made domino tributes and videos where they re-create the game in real life.
Most recently, one particular fan of GTA V has made the lives of Los Santos citizens much easier by creating the most detailed and most extensive interactive map of the game’s massive open-world ever.
Tspoon’s map, Unofficial Map for GTA 5, has a host of useful features, making it the premier companion app for your GTA V experience… and it isn’t even an official Rockstar creation! The map can be downloaded from Google Play or the iTunes App Store, or it can be used directly from your browser. The map allows you to toggle between different views of the island, including atlas, road-map and satellite. The map also features the GTA V-equivalent of Google Maps’ street view feature, allowing you to find out exactly where a particular point of interest can be found. It also allows players to sync it with their progression in the game, and in a recent addition the map also includes peyote locations.
The developer recently announced that the next update will feature a search function where you can look-up any street in-game. While the GPS found in the game itself is adequate, this particular app has its uses, and can make your exploits in Los Santos that much more convenient!
Will you be making use of the Unofficial Map for GTA 5?
Grand Theft Auto fan creations come in a variety of forms, from fake magazine ads to movie trailers and everything in between. What we have to show you today is an interesting twist on Grand Theft Auto maps, as it is a concept map of the United States in the GTA Universe.
Created by R10TCreate, it includes the two GTA states San Andreas and Liberty State, along with other locations such as Vice City and new cities modelled after real locations. Since this is the GTA universe, it doesn’t match up perfectly with the real United States. For example, some areas don’t exist at all in Grand Theft Auto. It’s still an interesting idea, and raises possibilities for future GTA games–or even GTA V PC mods.
Area 69 can only be seen on the labeled version of the map.
R10TCreate has publicly said that he plans to add Canada and Mexico to the map in the future. Would you enjoy a GTA game on this scale?
Pictured above is the map of GTA V compared to a real-world city: Berlin, Germany. Reddit user RileyRichard got the idea after seeing the map of GTA V with the correct scale.
In addition to Berlin, he compared the scaled GTA V map to Barcelona (Spain), Cape Town (South Africa), Los Angeles (United States), London (United Kingdom), Montreal (Canada), New York City (United States), Paris (France), Rome (Italy), Seattle (United States), San Francisco (United States), Toronto (Canada), and Vancouver (Canada), and published the resulting images.
Check them out in this gallery:
This really puts the game world into perspective, doesn’t it? Video game worlds can seem so vast, but they’re tiny compared to the real world. Can you imagine what it would be like if a GTA game was set in a city the size of those pictured above?
One thing highlighted by last week’s article about the fan who added the correct scale to GTA V’s maps is that GTA V has a really nice map. Well, one fan liked it enough to re-create San Andreas’s map in the GTA V style.
Gifbrah, from the GTA Forums, posted his creation earlier today. Check it out!
Pretty cool, right? There’s also a higher resolution map the creator made available.
Fans would love to see an official version of such a map. Is Rockstar listening?
Share your thoughts on this fan-made map in the comments below. Are there any improvements you would make, or is it perfect as it is?
Have you ever wondered just how big Los Santos and the world of GTA V is? Reddit user CptLande wanted maps with the correct scale, so he made his own. By using the map that came with the game and a ruler, he was able to create a scale so you can accurately measure distances on the maps, in both miles and kilometers.
Some might feel this is inconsistent with the size of the city given in the game, but others have tested and confirmed the scale’s accuracy (including us!). CptLande applied this scale to the three existing GTA V maps that you can see embedded in this post.
We think the maps themselves will help to remind players of what a large (and special) game GTA 5 is, and how varied the environments are. We never get tired of hearing about the realism of Los Santos, and how it has pretty much everything a real city would have. On the other hand you could also say it lacks certain things, like a larger desert to explore. Of course, once the PC version is released, it’s likely we’ll see mods that expand the game world… roll on November 18 we say!
Are you happy to have a scale for the maps? What sorts of areas would you like to see in future GTA games? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Reddit user TezzaMcJ has created a visual off-road trail guide for the areas in GTA V around Mt. Chiliad. It includes a map of the area, with the main trail labeled, a list of vehicles that work the best, and numerous trails marked according to difficulty.
If you’re interested in giving it a try, you can use the guide to quickly tell which routes have beginner-level difficulty, which have intermediate, and which have advanced. It also includes paths for limited cars, paths that haven’t been completed, and “extreme terrain,” all clearly marked.
Check it out and see what you think!
As a follow up to the Call of Duty: Black Ops “Nuketown” map created by one gamer for GTA Online, someone has now gone ahead and re-created the “Sandbox” from Halo 3 on the Xbox 360.
Unfortunately the only preview image we have is pretty small, but as you can see the creator has done a pretty good job. For those of you who don’t know, the Sandbox map was intended by Bungie to be used as a sort of test map (ie a sandbox…) which players could then edit further to create their own custom maps for Halo 3.
If you want to try this one and re-live some of the Halo glory days (even on your Playstation 3) then just hit this link to check out the map at Rockstar’s website.
The newly released content creator feature for GTA Online is still in beta, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of gamers from taking to their consoles and designing some pretty cool jobs, just like this one which is based off of the Nuketown map from Call of Duty: Black Ops.
The “Nuketown for GTA Online” job is a deathmatch and has been designed to look as close as possible to the original Nuketown map from Blops. The job’s creator, “Creeative” (very suitable handle) has said that the scale of the GTAO version of the map is a bit larger compared to the original, and that it also has a few extra houses.
In terms of accessibility to landmark features, you cannot enter any houses, but will be able to make it into garages and on top of rooftops, and can get into backyards. On the weapons side of things you’ll start the job off with an Assault Rifle and then be free to search for additional MGs, Pump Shotguns, Grenades and Sticky Bombs that are scattered around the map.
Here’s the link to the job on the official Rockstar site. It supports a maximum of 12 players (6 versus 6) and there is a time limit of 10 minutes. If you decide to play this job, let us know what you think!
This post is a bit of a mish-mash of sorts, but with all the Grand Theft Auto V hype, news and opinion currently taking over the internet, with though it was time to start cutting down on the extra noise…
GTA 5 Map Size Comparison
First off we have this new GTA V map size comparison video made by the same guy that created the animated GIF we posted about (and is in turn based on the leak of the game map).
Using the new “character switching” feature/ability in GTA 5, the creator gives us an amazing insight into just how big the gaming world in GTA V is, how easy it is going to be to get lost, and also how hard/impossible it might be to find someone (the city is big, but the desert is bigger).
Anyway it’s a great piece of work so kudos to ‘Leobc’ for creating it.
GTA V Marketing Images
We’ve made multiple posts on Rockstar’s marketing efforts for Grand Theft Auto 5 and just how impressive/substantial they are, and these next two shots only prove that point further.
First up we have this photo taken of the Los Angeles downtown skyline. Notice that one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb!? Thanks Armgerm for the shot.
Secondly there’s this photo taken of an entire tram emblazened with GTA V graphics – most notably “Beach Girl”. And yes, trams are a big part of the public transport system in Melbourne, Australia. Thanks JCXtreme.
PS: We’re at the five day mark – not long now!
Warning: this post is technically a spoiler, but we’ve decided to post it since the map is going to be EVERYWHERE you look in the next few hours anyway. If you don’t want to see the map of Los Santos and Blaine County, don’t read any further. Instead just look at the new screenshot we’ve embedded below and carry on…
Onto the map… The BradyGames Guide for GTA V has been shipped to stores and unlike physical disc copies of GTA 5, security for this product doesn’t seem that tight. There’s information from it being leaked absolutely everywhere. One of those things is the much-anticipated and talked about map of Los Santos and Blaine County. Now we finally get to try and estimate the true scale of the gaming world that Rockstar Games has created. You won’t be disappointed… Click for a full size version!