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GTA V Free On PC For A Limited Time With VR Mod Support

*UPDATE [5/17/2020] – The Epic release of GTA V comes with a few issues in terms of VR compatibility, though there is a temporary workaround solution. More information available here.*

Epic Games continues its streak of killer freebies with Rockstar’s best-selling action-adventure game.

Every Thursday at 8am PT, video game and software developer and publisher Epic Games offers players a new free game available via the Epic Games Store. Past freebies include popular titles such as Subnautica, The Messenger, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and Steep just to name a few.

This week Epic Games is offering its biggest free download yet: Grand Theft Auto V. Originally released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2013 followed by the PC in 2015, GTA V has since gone on to become one of the highest-grossing video game titles of all-time, due in no small part to Rockstar’s GTA Online service and lucrative microtransactions, referred to in-game as “Shark Cards.”

In 2019 modders began experimenting with a variety of VR solutions for the game, and in early 2020 creator LukeRoss00 released an update to his R.E.A.L mod which addressed many of the existing issues present in competing VR mods, including VR support for cut scenes, crucial fixes to the universal FOV, and other graphical improvements that bring the entirety of the GTA V experience to VR headsets.

So, interested in hitting the virtual streets of Los Santos in your SteamVR or Oculus headset? Download the Epic Games Store launcher and claim your free copy before May 21st. You can head here to learn more about how to download and install the R.E.A.L. VR mod.

Image Credit: Rockstar Games, GTAforums.com [u/ciel]

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