Last chance to get GTA 5 for FREE as ultra-rare offer expires at 4pm today

SMASH-HIT game Grand Theft Auto 5 is free to download and keep forever – but today is your last chance to bag the deal.

The ultra-rare offer is currently available through the Epic Games Store – which is run by Fortnite's creators.

The Epic Games Store sells loads of games online – including Rockstar titles, like Red Dead Redemption 2.

And you can currently get Grand Theft Auto 5 for free.

However, today is the last day to claim the offer before it disappears.

You don't have to pay a penny to download the hit game here.

The deal runs from May 14 right through to 4pm on May 21.

Importantly, it's the PC version of the game – not the Xbox or PS4 variants.

It's not unprecedented: Epic Games regularly offers premium games as free downloads.

And this is a savvy move for Rockstar, as the GTA 5 Premium Edition includes GTA Online.

That's the online multiplayer version of the game, which includes micro-transactions – a valuable money-spinner for Rockstar.

Giving GTA 5 away to people who still haven't bought the years-old game could be a clever way to get more gamers spending inside GTA Online.

Grand Theft Auto games – a timeline

Here's the full list…

Main series:

  • 1997 – Grand Theft Auto
  • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto 2
  • 2001 – Grand Theft Auto 3
  • 2002 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City
  • 2004 – Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
  • 2008 – Grand Theft Auto 4
  • 2013 – Grand Theft Auto 5

Expansion packs:

  • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1969
  • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1961
  • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto 4 The Lost and Damned
  • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony

Handheld games:

  • 2004 – Grand Theft Auto Advance
  • 2005 – Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
  • 2006 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
  • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars

Grand Theft Auto 5 came out in 2013, and was the first main entry in the franchise since 2008's GTA 4.

It's set in the fictional state of San Andreas – which is inspired by Southern California.

The story follows three criminals who conduct heists against a backdrop of organised crime and corrupt government agents.

In other news, Sony has released a new limited edition PS4 just months before the PS5 launches.

Sony will allegedly announce the PS5's release date and first games in June.

Here are free Xbox and PS4 games you can download in May 2020.

And, You can check your Xbox addiction over the past 10 years with the new 'My Decade on Xbox' tool.

Have you claimed the offer yet? Let us know in the comments!

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