Many Grand Theft Auto fans are conflicted over whether or not they should pre-order the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto V.
Some never intended to, as they either didn’t care to buy a new version of a game they already played or just didn’t want to play it on the PC. However, others have been put off by the numerous delays. Originally intended to launch alongside the PS4 and Xbox One versions in late 2014, the PC version of GTA V was delayed until January 27, then to March 24, and then to April 14. Of course, some fans have still held on to their pre-orders despite the delays.
If you’re undecided about whether or not you should pre-order GTA V for the PC, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Pre-orders can be risky. Whenever you pre-order a game, you’re taking a chance on a product that hasn’t been reviewed or played by a wide audience yet. It’s a little different when it comes to a re-release or port, like GTA V, but it’s still worth considering.
- You could lose your GTA Online progress. Ideally, this won’t happen, but some players lost their characters during the early days of GTA Online as well as during the transfers to the PS4/Xbox One versions, due to corrupted servers. The first PC players are the people most likely to be affected if the GTA Online PC servers have problems.
- The pre-order bonuses really aren’t that much. While Rockstar is offering a nice chunk of GTA Online cash to anyone who pre-orders, you could make that same money through missions or heists in a relatively short amount of time. Even micro-transactions wouldn’t cost you very much.
- You won’t have to wait long after the game’s launch. Reviews will comes out bugs will be reported, and you’ll know when it’s safe to play.
- The digital version will take a while to download. If you want to play GTA V on your PC shortly after launch, and you don’t have a good download speed, pre-ordering it might give you the time you need.
So, what should you do?
If you want to play the game immediately, go ahead and pre-order it, but make sure you know the risks. Consider waiting on GTA Online, at least, until any bugs are known.
If you want the digital version and have a slow download speed, consider pre-ordering and pre-loading it, but keep in mind the above advice.
However, if you don’t mind waiting a short while and want to make sure your game progress is as safe as possible, you might be better off waiting until after its launch to buy GTA V for PC.
Either way, if you were/are considering pre-ordering the PC version Grand Theft Auto V be sure to let us know what you decide in the comments below!
Tomorrow is February 1, and that means this is your last chance to pre-order GTA V PC with one of the bonus promotion deals. First, if you pre-order the game straight from the Rockstar Warehouse, you get a bonus $300,000 for GTA Online in addition to the regular pre-order bonuses, as well as your choice of a free game download from the 11 great options available.
Second, if you pre-order from Green Man Gaming or Steam, you’ll receive the bonus $300,000 for GTA Online and a Steam copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
These bonus pre-order offers expire tomorrow, so act fast if you want to take advantage of them. If you don’t care about the bonuses and want to buy the PC version of GTA V from another retailer, consider the following other options:
All GTA V pre-orders, no matter when you make your order, include $500,000 for GTA Online as well as $500,000 for the single-player mode. GTA V will be released for the PC on March 24. Have you pre-ordered?
Last week, we alerted you to a special deal where you can get a free bonus game if you pre-order the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V from the Rockstar Warehouse. If you still intend to pre-order but haven’t yet, here’s another offer you might consider.
If you pre-order GTA V from Green Man Gaming, you can use the latest voucher code to get 23% off your order: SAVE23-PEROFF-MOSANT
The GMG digital download of GTA V will be redeemable at the Rockstar Games Social Club. A bonus Steam key for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will also be included if you make your order before February 1.
GMG vouchers last for a limited amount of time, so hurry over to the site if you want to take advantage of this offer. GTA V will be released for the PC on March 24.
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?
We understand your skepticism at the title of this article, because rumors of Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC and next-gen consoles keep circulating without anything coming of them. This time, while we still don’t have official confirmation of anything, we’ve got a little more than a store listing the game for preorder.
It started that way—a Portuguese store called Worten listed GTA V for PS4 for sale. When questioned about it, the store’s representative said it isn’t a mistake. Customers can preorder a PS4 copy of GTA V from them, although there is no known release date. SuperGamer Czech, on the other hand, has GTA V preorders available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and believes they will release on June 13.
There really isn’t much we can say at this point. Worten certainly thinks the PS4 version of GTA V is a reality, but Rockstar has remained silent on the matter. You can add this to the collection of rumors and join us in waiting for an official announcement.
Retailers continue to accept preorders for the as-yet-unannounced PC version of GTA V, and UK retailers are the next to join the list. Gamereactor received word from a source in High Street retail that customers will be able to preorder the game from them soon.
We previously told you that the Nordic retailer Elgiganten was preparing to take GTA V PC preorders, but that has been postponed. However, Czech retailer SuperGamer has taken it a step further than any of the others. They have GTA V listed for PC with a release date of June 13.
Rockstar still hasn’t said a word, but with the way the rumors keep stacking up, we’re starting to believe GTA V is on its way to PC. Could it be coming this summer, as SuperGamer reports? We’ll keep you updated.
If you still haven’t pre-ordered GTA 5 and own a Xbox 360, here’s your chance to score a pretty sweet deal (and the Atomic Blimp pre-order bonus vehicle of course).
If you order right now via the Microsoft Store you’ll also get yourself a total of 1,600 MS Points. With Microsoft recently starting to convert everyone’s points into local currency, this is effectively the same as receiving a $20 credit for the Xbox Live Marketplace – definitely nothing to sneeze at when the game is only costing you $59.99.
Check the deal out here and remember – there will definitely be some DLC for GTA V eventually. It will be nice to have some points/Xbox Live credit ready and waiting for when it drops.
Rockstar Games has announced that pre-orders for the Day 1 Digital edition of Grand Theft Auto V have gone live on the Playstation Store in North America and Latin America.
So now instead of worrying about getting down to your local store at midnight, you can kick back, and provided you’ve got a fast internet connection, start downloading and playing GTA 5 in the wee hours of September 17.
It was also confirmed that all digital pre-orders will still receive the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle, just like those who make “physical” game pre-orders. Not only that though, but all digital pre-orders will also receive a free exclusive PS3 theme as well as 75% off any full priced Rockstar games on the Playstation Network (this discount will be available from when you make your pre-order so might help kill some time until GTA 5 is released!).
Regarding Day 1 Digital pre-orders for the Xbox 360 version of the game, Rockstar has advised that the Xbox Games on Demand service does not offer the ability to pre-order games or make them available on launch day. So if you own a Xbox 360 and want GTA V on launch, you’ll still need a physical copy. Rockstar does want to make GTA 5 available to download from Xbox Live as soon as technically possible though.
No word yet on whether the PS3 pre-order offer will be made available to those of us outside North America and Latin America.
Two questions: Have you pre-ordered Grand Theft Auto V yet and do you like the keychain below? If you answered no then yes, keep reading…
“Exclusive pre-order offers” are pretty common these days, especially for big games like GTA 5, and depending where you shop you can pick up different loot with your selected title. While everyone who pre-orders GTA V will get the chance to pilot the Atomic Blimp in the game, different outlets are running different “side bonus” deals. Check out our list here.
But back to the new Walmart offer, pre-order with them today and you’ll get the GTA V keychain, which we think is actually one of the more practical bonuses you’re likely to receive anywhere. Keychains get used every day and this one in particular looks very cool (it’s GTA – how can it not!?).
Anyway, head over to Walmart and reserve your copy of GTA 5 today to also pick up the keychain – Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 version.
It’s been a while since we got any fresh artwork or images for GTA V, so the two new pieces below are most welcome.
As you can see, two new pre-order display images (taken from a GameStop) look like they will be rolling out across the country. One shows a bank robber making his getaway on a motorbike with a police helicopter overhead, while the other shows a different bank robber with pantyhose masking checking his watching during the middle of a heist. The name of the jewelry store being robbed is Vangelico’s.
Vengelico’s, in case you didn’t know, is a jewelry store that is robbed by Michael, Franklin and two others in the first GTA 5 trailer. With GTA V’s release window opening in just over two months’ time, expect more media like this to be released.
Thanks to FRA1Z3R.