GTA 5 system requirements and download

Grand Theft Auto V – an amazing role-playing game

Since the first game of the series Grand Theft Auto was released in 1997, the developer Rockstar North and its parent company Rockstar Games has published more and more games which all became so popular all over the world. Each game has its own story and users need to complete the missions to win the game. GTA 5 was published in 2013 so now it has been played for 7 years. In this article, I will show you the information about GTA 5 system requirements and how to download it.

Grand Theft Auto V - a famous action-adventure game

An overview about GTA 5

Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure game which is in the series Grand Theft Auto. It was developed by Rockstar North and released in 2013 by Rockstar Games.

This game is labeled 18+ because of its violent scenes or actions. Within 24 hours of GTA 5 release, the publisher has gained more than US$815 million in worldwide revenue. This number nearly doubled the analysts’ expectation. Although the numerical sales figures were not known, on 7 October 2013, GTA 5 broke the best – selling record set by The Last of Us on PlayStation Store for PlayStation Store 3.

Like any other game in the series GTA, GTA 5 has its own story. The storyline is set in a fictional city of Los Santos where all major events take place. Los Santos closely resembles the actual city of Los Angeles. The plot revolves around 3 main characters: Michael De Santa, Trevor Philips, and Franklin Clinton.

The plot follows 3 protagonists

You can play GTA 5 from either a third-person or first-person perspective. The main ways of transportation are walking and driving (maybe bike or car). By controlling 3 protagonists through single player or switching among them, you step by step complete the missions. Each character has their own skills, you should research about it so you can easily use them.

Grand Theft Auto V system requirements

As I mentioned above, although GTA 5 was published 7 years ago, it is still one of the most famous games in the world. And in this part, we will find out which requirements we need to download and play this game on our devices.

Minimum GTA 5 System Specifications

To play Grand Theft Auto V, your devices at least must have some following requirements about its system:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • CPU speed: Info
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2*
  • Video card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Sound card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • Pixel shader: 4.0
  • Vertex shader: 4.0
  • Free disk space: 72GB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Dedicated video RAM: 1GB

Recommended GTA 5 System Specifications

According to Rockstar, here are what you will need to enjoy GTA 5 without interruption.

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHz (8 CPUs)
  • CPU speed: Info
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit, Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
  • Video card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
  • Sound card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • Pixel shader: 5.0
  • Vertex shader: 5.0
  • Free disk space: 72GB
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Dedicated video RAM: 2GB

So here is all that you need to play Grand Theft Auto V on your devices. One problem that you can easily realise is that at launch, GTA 5 requires 65GB for free disk space but now 72GB. So, if you are low on SSD space, the size of the install can be an issue.

If you have trouble with having your desired speed, try lowering the shader quality or shadow quality a little bit.

How to download Grand Theft Auto V?

How to get GTA 5 for PC and laptop?

GTA 5 is still one of the most thrilling games that there is despite being out for years now. So, if you want to enjoy this game, I will show you a way to download it. In this post, we will talk about installing GTA 5 through Epic Game Store.

  • Go to the GTA 5 page on Epic Game website.
  • Click on “Get” button
  • Sign in with your Epic Game account. If you don’t have an account, just create a new one.

You have many options for signing in or creating a new account

  • Now you will be recommended to activate Two Factor Authentication, which you need to do to get the game.
  • Next, click on Place Order to add GTA 5 to your library.
  • Download and install Epic Game Launcher from the website.
  • After finishing installation, open the app and sign in with the same account.
  • Go to the ‘Library’ and tap on install right below the GTA 5 label
  • Finally, select the path where you want to install the game

So with just a few steps, you can easily download Grand Theft Auto V for your device.

How to download GTA 5 for Android?

They haven’t had the available for IOS or Android users like other its predecessors. However, you still have a legal way to download GTA 5 on your phone. To play GTA 5 on your phone, you need to get Steam Link – a video game digital distribution service. You can only enjoy GTA 5 via Steam Link. If you have the game installed already, follow these steps and you will have a better experience with your smartphone.

  • Download Steam Link, you can find the link for downloading from many websites on the Internet.
  • After installing, open the app, go to “Setting” and tap on the “computer”
  • Next, in the Bluetooth range, scan for devices and connect to your PC.

This connecting progress will take a while

  • After your PC is linked with your phone, go to Settings > Remote Play > Pair Steam Link.
  • Your phone will receive a 4-digit code for pairing
  • Once done, tap on the start playing option and your PC will automatically open the “Steam Big Picture Mode”.
  • Select GTA 5 from your library. Just tap on the “Play” button and you will be good to go. Once the game is ready to run, you can either use touch controls to play it or connect any other controller you have.

These above steps will help you enjoy GTA 5 on your phone via Steam Link before the developer has the official version available for Android or IOS.

As the game is quite popular, thousands of users around the globe are trying to grab the attractive offer. This means you might face issues in downloading the game. This will also result in slow download speeds. Anyway, I hope this article will help you get enough information about how to download GTA 5 and have more amazing experiences.

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