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?
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.
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.
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.
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.