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Top 10 Mods for GTA V on PC


With the PC release of Grand Theft Auto V planned for early 2015, we can begin to anticipate some of the mods that fans will inevitably create to alter the PC version of the game. Past Grand Theft Auto PC mods have ranged from minor additions such as new character skins, to expansive mods that completely change the nature of the game. So, what are the top 10 mods fans anticipate for GTA V on PC?

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10. Vehicle Alterations

Changing the vehicles in a GTA game is almost a given for mods, because it’s relatively simple and opens up a variety of possibilities. GTA V vehicle mods could change the vehicle’s appearances, either to change the fake cars into their real-world counterparts, or to turn them into entirely different vehicles. For example, mods for past GTA games have introduced new types of vehicles or even specific ones, such as police cars from Resident Evil.

9. New Character Models

Along the same lines, it’s always fun to bring new characters into the game. Minor character mods can provide skins to just alter the existing characters’ appearances, while bigger ones can completely replace them with new character models. This can get pretty crazy, and you’ll have some players running through the streets of Los Santos as cartoon characters just for giggles. For others, it’s just the sheer entertainment of playing a game as their favorite characters from another franchise, such as Leon S. Kennedy or Max Payne.

8. No Wanted Levels

While there are GTA V cheats that let you change your wanted level, some players would rather see it done away with forever. With a “no wanted level” mod, you’d be able to do anything without ever getting the police’s attention.

7. More Wanted Levels

Yes, on the flipside, there are players who want to see even more from the Wanted system. From an extra possible star to the involvement of the FBI and military, mods could make your life of crime deadlier than ever. The Wanted system could also be expanded so that police react differently to you depending on how many stars you have.

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6. The Invasion

We can’t talk about mods without bringing up zombies, can we? Amidst all the rumors of official zombie content for GTA V, zombie mods are an ever-present possibility. Zombie storylines, special modes, and survival games are all ways the undead could be added through mods. Why stop with zombies, though? Some fans would love to see an invasion not from the grave, but from the sky. UFO mods and alien invasion mods would definitely shake things up and provide some great sci-fi fun.

5. Cheat Save Application

One thing players have found disappointing about GTA V’s cheat codes is that there’s no way to save them. If you want to activate a code, you have to enter it manually every time. A mod could make it possible to save cheat codes to the player character’s phone, making them accessible from a menu. Using cheat codes would be easier and faster.

4. Restaurants

Though it may sound like a little thing, restaurants are a big deal to a lot of fans. In GTA IV, players could enter various restaurants and order food. However, in GTA V, the restaurants were present but impossible to enter. Mods are already planned to introduce restaurant interiors and food the player can buy, to return this much-loved feature.

3. Simple Native Trainer

We can find a lot of inspiration by looking at past games, and a lot of fans want their favorite GTA IV mods to return. One popular mod from GTA IV was known as Simple Native Trainer. It included teleportation, a god mode, a speedometer, and many other features that make it stand out as a fan-favorite mod.

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2. North Yankton

The state of North Yankton holds an odd place in fans’ hearts. Officially, this snowy state and the town within it are only seen during the “Prologue” and “Bury the Hatchet” sections of GTA V. However, for a while GTA Online players were able to glitch their way into North Yankton. Since it was used for so little of the game, it was an incomplete map, filled with missing textures and strange noises. The ability to visit North Yankton has since been patched out of the game, but many fans would love to return—and modders could make it happen.

1. Los Santos Police Department First Response

Fans continue to look forward to the day when the popular Liberty City Police Department First Response mod from GTA IV is made for GTA V. Incongruous though it may seem with Grand Theft Auto’s crime-focused gameplay, players loved the LCPDFR GTA IV mod, which put them in the role of the police. A similar mod made for GTA V is sure to be a huge hit.

GTA V: Will Current Players Upgrade?


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Many players are looking forward to the release of GTA V on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Some are newcomers who never got to play the original. Others are current players who want to replay the game with better graphics, new features, and more. There are even bonuses for players who are upgrading from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

But how many will actually upgrade, really? We swung by Reddit and also consulted some GTA 5 Cheats regulars to get a feeling for the situation. Following are the results:

Some players can’t justify spending money on a remastered version of a game they’ve already played; while many are passing on the PS4 and Xbox One versions to hold out for the PC release in early 2015, either for the mods or to access GTA Online without paying for a service like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold.

On the other hand, there are players who love GTA V so much, they aren’t just getting the PS4 or Xbox One version, but both! Most GTA V players who have one of the newer consoles seem interested in picking up a copy of the game for it, at least when the price goes down.

What about you? Will you be upgrading to a new version of GTA V? Is the PC version more appealing because of the potential for mods, or less appealing because of the delay? PS3 players, is the PlayStation Plus requirement for online gameplay on the PS4 a deterrent for you? Chime in with all of your thoughts in the comments below.

Official First-Person Mode in GTA V?


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In January and July, we shared footage from fan-made mods that added a first-person view to GTA V. It’s one of the potential mods for the upcoming PC version a lot of fans are hoping for. But what if you don’t need a mod at all? What if the remastered versions of GTA V for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One have official first-person modes already?

Thanks to Gamechup, we learned that Rockstar recently announced a first-person mode. The statement was deleted, but not before a user from GTAforums got a screenshot.

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The relevant section says:

“In addition to the above features, you’ll see:

  • A brand new first person mode for vehicles that shows the interior of the vehicle, including working speedometers, tachometers, dash lights, and more

  • A brand new first person mode while on foot”

First-person view for both on-foot travel and vehicles? Sounds great! Take this as a rumor for now, but since the supposed source is Rockstar itself, we think this has a good chance of being true. What do you think?

GTA 5 Mods We’d Love to See


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On January 27, the highly successful open world game Grand Theft Auto V will be released on the PC, following its November release for the PS4 and the Xbox One. One of the many reasons to be excited for the PC version is its potential for mods. Right now, GTA 5 mods are possible, but uncommon. It’s not nearly as easy to create console game mods. PC mods, on the other hand, can be found by the thousands. Looking at past Grand Theft Auto mods and considering what we have to work with in GTA V, what sorts of mods will fans create?

Character models and skins are popular things to change with mods, and the end result is you’d get to play through the game as other characters—even characters from other games or movies. Along the same lines, there will probably be mods to change the appearance of vehicles and add new vehicles to GTA 5. The same goes for weapons, which opens up a lot of possibilities. And even though the remastered GTA V’s graphics look phenomenal, some fans will surely create mods to press the game’s limits by improving its visuals even further. These are all the usual sorts of mods we’d expect to see, but what are some we’d love to see?

Flight

One GTA V cheat allows the player to enter freefall. This becomes a limited form of flight. Players have found glitches in GTA Online that let their characters walk through the air, but what would be really cool would be a mod that simply grants your character the power of flight. Soar above the city toward your next mission!

Perspective Shifts

We’d also like to see the game from some new perspectives. There are some first-person GTA 5 mods already, and the PC release opens the door for even better ones. If first-person isn’t your thing, it might be fun to play the game with a top-down view, along the lines of the early games in the series.

Zombies

After all the rumors we’ve heard, we can’t talk about mods without bringing up the dreaded z-word. There could be official zombie content for GTA V on the horizon, but whether there is or isn’t, we bet modders will have a lot of fun creating their own Los Santos undead apocalypse. From survival simulators to shooting-fests, zombie mods have a lot of potential.

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A really popular GTA IV mod was the Liberty City Police Department First Response (LCPDFR) mod. It put players in the shoes of the LCPD, allowing them to patrol the city, make arrests, call for backup, and more. Players had a lot of fun taking on the role of the police for once, and many would love to see a similar mod return for the Los Santos Police Department in GTA 5.

Since the PC version of GTA V will also be released through Steam, there’s a good chance it will utilize the Steam Workshop, a platform for user-based content. Existing Steam Workshop games have allowed players to create new items, skins, maps, scenarios, and basically everything else mods are used for. It makes game mods more accessible, easier to implement, and safer.

Rockstar hasn’t said whether or not it will support the Steam Workshop, but even if it doesn’t, we still have some great fan-made content to look forward to. What GTA V mods are you most interested in?

GTA V PC Mods Already Underway


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We’ve already seen a few GTA V mods around, but since the game is only out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 right now, there aren’t a lot. We expect the number of available mods to skyrocket once the PC version is released in January next year.

If we had any doubts, we don’t anymore. Fans are already working on GTA V PC mods, getting an early start in anticipation of the release. One such fan is Youtube’s Casey Likes Games, who hopes to create a mod that will let you play GTA V as a female character, complete with new voice acting.

She’s uploaded a mockup video to demonstrate what it might be like. Check it out!

Pretty cool. We hope she creates a full mod when GTA V comes out for the PC early next year. We also wonder how many other fans have also begun work on PC mods..?

Would this mod interest you? What other mods do you hope to see for GTA V?

Official Word on GTA 5 PC Launch Delay


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Grand Theft Auto 5 for the PC is delayed. Yes, it’s official and was confirmed by Rockstar Games themselves just yesterday. What’s the reason though? Well, they’ve made us wait a little longer for that, apparently is just a matter of the PC version of GTA V requiring a little more development time to make it as polished as possible.

Rockstar has sent out this official explanation via the Rockstar Newswire here.

We’re glad to see so many of you are excited for the upcoming release of the new versions of GTAV and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon. We are also incredibly excited to be bringing GTAV to the PC, but the game requires a little more development time in order to ensure that it is as amazing and polished as possible. Please do stay tuned as we reveal new features and information about all the new versions in the weeks ahead.

We think it makes sense for a couple of reasons: (1) PCs are more powerful than even the Xbox One and Playstation 4, so Rockstar might need more time to really get the most out of it in terms of graphics and artwork; and (2) they might also need more time in order to really lock down GTA Online against PC hackers and crackers…

Anyway we expect much more news on all the new platform releases in coming weeks. It’s going to be a very exciting end to the year for gamers, and a great start to 2015 as well!

GTA V for PS4/X1 Releases November 18


The day we’ve been waiting for is here, and it’s brought with it both good news and bad news. Grand Theft Auto V will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18, the date leaked by Newegg last week. However, Newegg was wrong about one thing. The PC version of GTA V won’t come out on November 18 with the others. The rumors about its delay were true, as it is set for January 27, 2015.

Rockstar didn’t provide details on why the PC version is delayed.

No matter which version you’re interested in, if you pre-order it, you’ll get a special bonus: $500,000 in-game cash for your single player bank account and $500,000 for your GTA Online bank account.

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And while this remastered port of GTA V will certainly draw new players, Rockstar has another bonus ready for players making the jump from last-gen versions of the game. As long as you’re logged into your Rockstar Social Club account, if you’ve played through the GTA V prologue on either PS3 or Xbox 360, you’ll be rewarded with rare classic series cars (such as the Dukes, the Dodo Seaplane, and a faster Blimp), new weapons, shooting range challenges, and wildlife photography opportunities.

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Improvements to GTA V and GTA Online include:

  • Higher resolution
  • Increased draw distance
  • More weapons, vehicles, and activities
  • More wildlife
  • Increased traffic density
  • All-new foliage system
  • Better damage and weather effects
  • Over 100 new songs and DJ mixes on the radio stations
  • Support for up to 30 players in PS4/X1 GTA Online

The new version of GTA Online will include all the content and improvements made to the original version. Don’t forget, you’ll be able to transfer your existing GTA Online data to your PS4, Xbox One, or PC.

Click here more beautiful screenshots, or here for the official announcement, and be sure to watch the new trailer.

Are you excited to have a definite release date at last? PC players, are you disappointed with the delay? Let us know your thoughts.

Leaked Info on Remastered GTA V – “It Looks Insane”


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We’ve got brand new details of the remastered version of Grand Theft Auto V thanks to a NeoGaf user “The Shogun” attending a demo event and then leaking some details! It’s fair to say that the info he’s spilled has everyone pumped for the next-gen and PC releases of the game!

The leaked info comes via a closed-door demonstration recently held at the GameStop Manager Conference in Anaheim, California. At the 45 minute demo, Rockstar demo’ed the Playstation 4 version of the game, which is running at 1080p and by all accounts “looking insane”. Read on for more tidbits…

  • Foliage has been completely reworked. Tree barks been redone, individual grass blades, wild flowers etc. This applies to underwater areas as well. Completely reworked coral reefs and underwater plants.
  • Draw distance now is INSANE. One example they showed us was the main city at night. They showed it on PS3 first amd showed us how all lighting at a distance was pre baked. In the remaster its all pre loaded in real time and is dynamic. You can see lights and traffic flow from massive distances.
  • Water rendering system has been completely redone. Rivers / Ocean / rain are gorgeous
  • No release date given. They simply said soon.
  • Animal texture work has been 100% re done.
  • Anti Aliasing looked great with little to no jaggies. Looked 1080p to me. It was demoed on PS4.
  • Promised “new” content. One example was new songs / soundtrack / radio stations.
  • Character models have been improved for sure.
  • Street detail is massively improved. Rain water now pools up on the road and honestly reminded me of Infamous Second Sons wet roads.
  • Animal and Wildlife count has been upped. They specifically mentioned how much they learned from Red Dead Remption and the original GTA5 and wanted to improve animal interactions even more.
  • Animals now sport actual fur. As in strands of hair that stick out from the actual body not just flat textures like in the original release.
  • I believe this has been in development since before GTA5s actual release as they said its been heavily worked on for over a year. Believe me you can tell. This is a complete remaster not just an uprezzed port. A huge chunk of staff have to be working on this.

Key take-outs for us aside from all the graphical goodness: no release date as yet, just “soon” and it runs at 1080p. Now we really can’t wait!

Testers Are Playing GTA V PC on Steam


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Are we close to the release date of GTA V for the PC? Since the remastered versions are due out this fall, it should be coming soon, and this new data supports theories that the release isn’t too far off.

SteamDB, a site that tracks information from Steam’s database, has reported gameplay of GTA V on Steam. Two players logged GTA V playtime of approximately 5-6 hours this Saturday, September 6. These must be game testers, and the session length suggests GTA V for Steam is nearing completion.

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For fans who believed GTA V for PS4, Xbox One, and PC would be released this fall, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise, but for those who feared it was delayed, it’s another story. On the other hand, some fans are still annoyed that we had to wait this long for a port to the new consoles and PC.

If you’re concerned that the data shows only two testers, keep in mind that this is only for the Steam build of the game. The primary goal of these testers will be to make sure its Steam integration is successful. We’re sure Rockstar used plenty of testers during development.

Latest Remastered Release Date Rumor is October


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Someone just posted the Fred Meyer reservation card that you can see above for Grand Theft Auto V on the Playstation 4 (for those of you outside the US, Fred Meyer is a chain of super stores).

What’s the big deal? Well, the reservation card has a release date of October 28 for the game – as in next month! The release date is of course qualified with the usual “subject to change” statement.

No, this still isn’t official confirmation from Rockstar, but it’s still better than a delay announcement right? And it’s even just under a month before the last possible release date we reported (November 18 at Newegg).

We’re getting a little tired of these incremental release date possibility posts just as much as you guys, however it’s important to cover the next-gen console and PC release of GTA 5 as much as possible for our fans. It will also be a very interesting exercise to go back and compare all these rumored dates to what it actually turns out to be!

Anyway, we live in hope. Being able to play GTA V on PC as early as next month would be nice!