With the PC version of GTA V on its way, this is an excellent opportunity to consider potential modes or mods that could be added to the game. Everyone has their own ideas about what would make GTA V even more fun, such as a “realistic mode.”
When we say “realistic,” we aren’t talking about the graphics, but rather the way in-game events and interactions are handled. Damage dealt to you or your vehicle would be more drastic. If your character was shot, he would be seriously hurt, and injuries would be contextual—a character shot in the leg wouldn’t be able to run, for example. Many fans also like the idea of hunger meters, where your character would need to eat and drink on a regular basis in order to remain active. In a similar way, vehicles wouldn’t be able to run without gas.
Of course, a discussion of realism in GTA V always gets around to a discussion of the police. Their AI would need to be different. Police would give you tickets for speeding and ignoring red lights, they wouldn’t shoot criminals with a 1-star wanted level, and their persistence and resources would increase the more dangerous you became. By the time you had a 5-star wanted level, the military would mobilize against you and wouldn’t let up until you were caught.
Other fans feel a realistic mode in GTA Online would benefit from a perma-death system. When your character died, you would have to start all over with someone new. This could result in either players attempting to survive longer than anyone else, or in a life-sim mode where characters formed communities. Additionally, players wouldn’t be labeled, so they would blend in with the NPCs. Such a feature would also work well for competitive gameplay, as it would add elements of stealth and strategy as players tried to locate their enemies or blend into the crowd.
As you can see, there are many different ways a “realistic mode” could be added to GTA V and GTA Online, and all of them would add new depth to the game. While it may be an impossible dream to think Rockstar will officially implement any of these ideas and modes, GTA V PC mods could definitely accomplish such a thing. Would you play a version of GTA V that operated according to the real world’s rules? What other mods would you like to see when GTA V releases for the PC?
When GTA V comes out for the PC on March 24, many players will want to upgrade. If you intend to play GTA Online on the PC, you’ll be able to keep your characters and game progression. Characters and progression can be transferred to the PC version from any of the older versions of GTA Online — PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, or Xbox One. You can only transfer data from a system once, but if you’ve transferred data from the PS3/Xbox 360 version to the PS4/Xbox One version, you will still be able to transfer it to the PC.
First, you’ll need to have a Rockstar Games Social Club account. If you already have one, you need to make sure it’s linked to your console account. For the PS3 and PS4 versions of GTA Online, this is your PlayStation Network account. For the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions, it’s your Xbox Live account. If you’ve played GTA Online while logged into the Social Club, your accounts will already be linked.
If you don’t already have a Social Club account, you’ll need to make one, and if you haven’t linked it to your console account, you’ll need to do so.
Once your accounts are linked, start playing GTA V on your PC. Log into your Social Club account. Next, either pause the game or use the Character Select Wheel to start up GTA Online. The first time you access GTA Online, it will prompt you to transfer your progress. If you choose not to, you can do so at any time from the pause menu—but keep in mind that transferring progress from an older version of GTA Online will overwrite any GTA Online PC progress you made, although you’ll keep any money you made.
When you tell it to transfer your GTA Online progress, it will show you the data to be transferred. If you’ve played GTA Online on multiple consoles, you’ll have to pick one. Choose the data you want to import to your PC game, and you’ll be all ready to continue playing GTA Online.
As you probably know by now, the PC version of GTA V has been delayed to March 24. Perhaps to soften the blow to fans who’d been planning to play GTA V on their PCs in just over a week, Rockstar has revealed new pre-order bonuses if you buy GTA V for PC through the Rockstar Warehouse.
In addition to the $500,000 of GTA V money and $500,000 of GTA Online money that all new-gen pre-orders received, you’ll get two more bonuses if you pre-order from Rockstar before February 1: an additional $300,000 for GTA Online and a free game. You’ll get the PC download code for your chosen game immediately, but to prevent players from downloading their free game and then cancelling their order, you’ll be charged a 15% non-refundable deposit at checkout.
You can choose one of the following:
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Grand Theft Auto IV
- Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
- Max Payne 2
- Max Payne 3
- L.A. Noire
- Bully: Scholarship Edition
- Midnight Club II
If you intend to play GTA V on PC and want to play one of these other Rockstar games, you should look into this offer. While the non-refundable deposit may rub some players the wrong way, the immediate download code for the bonus game will give you something to do while you wait for March 24.
Is GTA V worth pre-ordering? These days, many players don’t feel they should pre-order anything at all, especially when a game is delayed. Thanks to the following Youtube clip however, we’ve got some PS4 versus PC comparison shots that may help you decide.
What do you think? Are you going to pre-order the PC version of GTA V, either from the Rockstar Warehouse or another seller?
The minimum and recommended PC requirements specifications for GTA V have been announced by Rockstar Games. Be sure to check them out below to see whether you’ll be able to fly through Los Santos no problems at all; or whether on the other hand you might be a little sluggish at times. Rockstar has confirmed GTA V will be able to run 1080p at 60fps, so make sure you system is up to scratch!
- 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
- 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
Grand Theft Auto V for the PC has been officially delayed, Rockstar confirmed this morning. The news is somewhat surprising given that only a few days ago it was posted by an official Rockstar rep (details here) that the PC version of the game was still on track for a January 27 release date.
The new release date for GTA V on PC is March 24, 2015.
Rockstar has apologised for the delay and said that the PC version “requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be.” They also wanted to stress that fans will not be disappointed when the game is finally released later in March this year.
Rockstar also shared that GTA Online for the PC will be able to support up to 30 players and will also includes the much awaited and much delayed heists feature for GTA Online. Coincidentally there was a small piece of good news also made known today in that heists for the current console versions of the game will be launched in a few weeks, ahead of the PC launch on March 24.
Here at GTA 5 Cheats we’re pretty disappointed with the delay too, but that’s gaming for you. What we do know is that the wait will definitely be worth it!
Along with their announcement today that GTA V on PC would be delayed and the release of the PC system recommended specifications, Rockstar has released some brand new screenshots for the PC version of the game in full 4K resolution. Simply click each image below to see it fully sized up!
If you want skip the article and get straight to pre-ordering, visit one of these stores:
If you’ve heard the recent rumors that the PC version of GTA V has been delayed again, you can relax.
Rockstar has just debunked these pesky rumors on its own forums. An official community representative had the following to say:
GTAV will be coming to PC on January 27th. We have not announced any changes to this date at this time.
Update: unfortunately, GTA V on PC has been delayed until March 24, 2015.
Since the official answer says there hasn’t been a delay “at this time,” some fans are still concerned, but in our opinion this doesn’t mean much because if there is a delay, Rockstar still want to be able to announce it (they can’t definitively say it will release on any date until that date arrives, delays could happen for any reason and occur at any time). All we can do now is wait, but further to our previous comments a delay this close to the release date seems unlikely.
As far as we know, GTA V PC is still due out on January 27 (in less than three weeks!).
Pre-orders for games have been controversial lately, but if you want to play GTA V immediately on January 27, you can order the PC version now at the following stores:
Three new GTA V cell phone cheats have been discovered. If you have the PS4 or Xbox One version of GTA V (or the PC version, when it comes out later this month), you can activate Drunk Mode and Fast Run, as well as cycle through weather effects, by entering the following numbers from your in-game cell phone:
Warning: do not attempt to operate heavy machinery!
1-999-228-8463 (CATCH ME)
Rotates through sunny, clear, cloudy, smoggy, overcast, rainy, thundery, clearing and snowing
1-999-625-348-7246 (MAKE IT RAIN)
They can now be found listed with the rest of our cheats for GTA V remastered. Additionally, the new versions of GTA V have brought another benefit for players who enjoy cheat codes. While in the original versions, you had to re-enter each code every time you used it, these cell phone cheats make it a little easier thanks to a redial button. Pressing the phone’s * key will dial the last number, or re-activate the last cheat code, you entered.
What are you favorite GTA V cheats? Have you found any we don’t have yet?
Good news, PC modders. The people responsible for iCEnhancer confirmed yesterday that it will be coming to GTA V after all, despite earlier rumors to the contrary. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, iCEnhancer is a mod that pushes game graphics beyond their default limitations, giving the game a photorealistic appearance. iCEnhancer was one of the most popular mods for GTA IV, and it really made that game look lifelike. It will be interesting to see what it can do with GTA V PC, as the remastered version of the game already looks pretty spectacular.
The iCEnhancer creators believe the PC version might only need “artistic changes,” such as “dark, unsaturated, shiny cars preset and oversaturated, matte cars presets, etc.”
Have you used iCEnhancer with GTA IV, and do you intend to use it with GTA V? How realistic do you think GTA V will look with this mod applied? Let us know in the comments below.
If you’re looking forward to more information about the PC version of GTA V, which will be released on January 27, you’ll want to keep your eyes open next week. Along with the other information revealed yesterday, Rockstar mentioned the PC version right at the end of the Q&A. While no new details were provided just then, Rockstar hopes “to have confirmed official system requirements to share soon here at the Newswire, please stay tuned for that to be announced in the coming week.”
It isn’t a promise, just a hope, but it still means there’s a very good chance the GTA V PC system requirements will be announced sometime next week. We’ve heard a lot of rumors about the game, so it will be nice to hear some definite facts for a change. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.