Grand Theft Auto 5 Is Free At The Epic Games Store, And Next Week's Freebie Is A Mystery

Grand Theft Auto 5 Is Free At The Epic Games Store, And Next Week's Freebie Is A Mystery

The Epic Games Store has been giving away free PC games every week–no strings attached–since the storefront launched in late 2018. As of now, we know the program will run until at least the end of 2020. It’s pretty straightforward; every Thursday at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, Epic offers one, two, or occasionally even three games completely free of charge. To claim the games, you simply need to register for a free Epic account and enable two-factor authentication, which Epic recently added as a requirement to help users bolster their account security. After registering and claiming your games, they are yours to keep in your digital library forever.

For more free games, make sure to check out our running list of every free game available now.

Current free game at Epic

From now until June 11 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, Epic users can snag Grand Theft Auto V. Yes, really. Released on the Epic Games Store today, Rockstar’s wildly popular GTA V is completely free to keep, and you have nearly a month to claim it.

Grand Theft Auto V doesn’t need much of an introduction at this point. It received a 9/10 in GameSpot’s Grand Theft Auto V review for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. “It is beautiful, and thought-provoking, and thrilling throughout,” critic Michael Walton wrote. “Even if you’ve played through GTA V once already, it’s worth going back just to be reminded of what an outstanding achievement it is.”

The PC version, in particular, is a performance powerhouse. “It looked great on PS4 and Xbox One, but GTA V shines on PC thanks to 4K-grade textures, the availability of additional post-processing effects, and an unlocked frame rate. Previous versions of the game played just fine at 30 frames per second, but you quickly appreciate the added fluidity of playing at 60 FPS (if not more) on PC,” critic Peter Brown wrote.

Next week’s free game at Epic

Epic typically reveals what PC users have to look forward to next week when a new freebie goes live. Once again, that isn’t true this week. Instead, Epic has teased a second “Mystery Game” and started a countdown clock that will tick down until the May 21 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET unlock time. So we’ll just have to wait until next week to find out what we’re getting for free from Epic, but it will probably be worth waiting for considering GTA V was also a mystery game.

Epic Games Store free games list

We’re keeping a running list of every free game that Epic users have been able to claim in the past. From AAA hits to indie darlings, Epic has really made its mark with free games. Even if you don’t own a PC capable of playing some of these games right now, it’s still well worth your while to snag the free games as they become available–just look at this star-studded list of games that you may have missed out on so far.

GameDate
Grand Theft Auto VMay 14-June 11, 2020
Death ComingMay 7-14, 2020
CrashlandsApril 30-May 7, 2020
Amnesia: The Dark DescentApril 30-May 7, 2020
For the KingApril 23-30, 2020
Just Cause 4April 16-23, 2020
Wheels of AureliaApril 16-23, 2020
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and PunishmentsApril 9-16, 2020
Close to the SunApril 9-16, 2020
Gone HomeApril 2-9, 2020
Drawful 2April 2-9, 2020
HobApril 2-9, 2020
Totally Reliable Delivery ServiceApril 1-8, 2020
World War ZMarch 26-April 2, 2020
Torment x PunisherMarch 26-April 2, 2020
FigmentMarch 26-April 2, 2020
Watch DogsMarch 19-26, 2020
The Stanley ParableMarch 19-26, 2020
A Short HikeMarch 12-19, 2020
MutazioneMarch 12-19, 2020
Anodyne 2March 12-19, 2020
GonnerMarch 5-12, 2020
Offworld Trading CompanyMarch 5-12, 2020
Inner SpaceFebruary 27-March 5, 2020
FaeriaFebruary 20-27, 2020
Assassin’s Creed SyndicateFebruary 20-27, 2020
AztezFebruary 13-20, 2020
Kingdom Come: DeliveranceFebruary 13-20, 2020
Ticket to RideFebruary 6-13, 2020
CarcassonneFebruary 6-13, 2020
Farming Simulator 19January 30-February 6, 2020
The BridgeJanuary 23-30, 2020
HoraceJanuary 16-23, 2020
Sundered: Eldritch EditionJanuary 9-16, 2020
Darksiders Warmastered EditionJanuary 1-9, 2020
Darksiders 2 Dethinitive EditionJanuary 1-9, 2020
SteepJanuary 1-9, 2020
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible LairDecember 31, 2019
Hello NeighborDecember 30, 2019
The Talos PrincipleDecember 29, 2019
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the ShogunDecember 28, 2019
Hyper Light DrifterDecember 27, 2019
FTL: Faster Than LightDecember 26, 2019
Totally Accurate Battle SimulatorDecember 25, 2019
CelesteDecember 24, 2019
Ape OutDecember 23, 2019
Little InfernoDecember 22, 2019
SuperhotDecember 21, 2019
Towerfall AscensionDecember 20, 2019
Into the BreachDecember 19, 2019
The Wolf Among UsDecember 12-19, 2019
The EscapistsDecember 12-19, 2019
Jotun: Valhalla EditionDecember 6-12, 2019
Rayman LegendsNovember 29-December 6, 2019
Bad NorthNovember 21-29, 2019
The MessengerNovember 14-21, 2019
RuinerNovember 7-14, 2019
Nuclear ThroneNovember 7-14, 2019
Costume QuestOctober 31-November 7, 2019
SomaOctober 31-November 7, 2019
Layers of FearOctober 24-October 31, 2019
Q.U.B.E.2October 24-October 31, 2019
Alan Wake: American NightmareOctober 17-24, 2019
ObserverOctober 17-24, 2019
Surviving MarsOctober 10-17, 2019
MinitOctober 3-10, 2019
Metro 2033 ReduxSeptember 26-October 3, 2019
EverythingSeptember 26-October 3, 2019
Lego Batman TrilogySeptember 19-26, 2019
Batman: Arkham CollectionSeptember 19-26, 2019
ConariumSeptember 12-19, 2019
AbzuSeptember 5-12, 2019
The End is NighSeptember 5-12, 2019
CelesteAugust 29-September 5, 2019
InsideAugust 29-September 5, 2019
FezAugust 22-29, 2019
Hyper Light DrifterAugust 15-22, 2019
Mutant Year Zero: Road to EdenAugust 15-22, 2019
GNOGAugust 8-15, 2019
For HonorAugust 2-9, 2019
Alan WakeAugust 2-9, 2019
This War of MineJuly 25-August 2, 2019
MoonlighterJuly 25-August 2, 2019
LimboJuly 18-July 25, 2019
TorchlightJuly 11-18, 2019
OvercookedJuly 4-11, 2019
Last Day of JuneJune 27-July 4, 2019
Rebel GalaxyJune 20-27, 2019
Enter the GungeonJune 13-20, 2019
Kingdom: New LandsJune 6-13, 2019
City of BrassMay 30-6, 2019
RimeMay 23-30, 2019
Stories UntoldMay 16-23, 2019
World of GooMay 2-16, 2019
TransistorApril 18-May 2, 2019
The WitnessApril 4-18, 2019
OxenfreeMarch 21-April 4, 2019
Slime RancherMarch 7-21, 2019
Thimbleweed ParkFebruary 21-March 7, 2019
Axiom VergeFebruary 7-21, 2019
The Jackbox Party PackJanuary 24-February 7, 2019
What Remains of Edith FinchJanuary 11-24, 2019
Super Meat BoyDecember 28, 2018-January 10, 2019
SubnauticaDecember 12-27, 2018

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