The GTA Online and GTA 5 are coming on the latest generation of consoles viz; PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, more than 8 years after the original release date. PS5 players will be getting the former title free. Find out how to get GTA Online for free on PS5 here.
The GTA Online is launching as a standalone title on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S for the first time. It will be completely separate from GTA 5. Players on the current-gen consoles will be able to download and play it without needing GTA V as the base game.
PS5 players will be able to get the game for free. This deal will start from the release date and will stay for a period of three months. Players will be allowed to keep the title permanently without having to pay anything.
GTA Online Release Date for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
GTA Online will release on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at 12:00 AM local time on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S alongside the GTA V.
The GTA Online free download offer for PS5 players will also kick off at the same date and time and will continue for three months. So, players will be able to get GTA Online for free on PS5 until June 14, 2022.
Pre-load is now available for GTA Online on PS5, launching March 15.
For the first three months from launch, GTA Online will be available to download and keep for free (PlayStation Plus required to play). Details on the new Career Builder: https://t.co/LBPl1FiWod pic.twitter.com/6rYPWAv5zA
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) March 8, 2022
How to Get GTA Online for Free on PS5?
GTA Online will be available for free on PS5 starting March 15, and until June 14, for a period of three months. PS5 players who will claim the title during this period can keep the game permanently.
Since GTA Online will be a standalone title, you can download it on your PS5. Follow these steps to find out how:
- Turn on your PS5 and go to the PlayStation Store.
- Here, search for GTA Online.
- Choose the GTA Online game and add it to your Library.
- You don’t have to make any purchases.
- Download the game to your console.
That’s it. Once downloaded, you can keep the game forever. However, you will still need a PS Plus subscription to play it as the membership is required to play any online multiplayer title on the PS5. It isn’t only specific to GTA Online.
Is PlayStation Plus Subscription Required to Claim it?
No, PS5 players do not need the PS Plus subscription to claim and download GTA Online for free. However, this subscription costing $59.99 a year is essential to play multiplayer games on the PlayStation 5.
Starting at midnight PlayStation 5 players will be able to redeem GTA Online on PS5 for FREE on the PS5 Store.
No PlayStation Plus is required to download, you’ll only need it to play the game.
It’s free to keep forever.
— Ben T 🇺🇦 (@videotech_) March 7, 2022
Therefore, you will need it in order to play the new GTA Online. You won’t be able to run the game without the subscription.
Can you get GTA Online for free on Xbox Series X/S?
Unfortunately, no, GTA Online will not be available for free on Xbox Series X/S. Only PS5 players will be getting it for free. However, players using Xbox Series X/S can still get a whopping 50% discount on GTA Online until June 14, 2022.
GTA Online will be available for Xbox Series X/S for just $9.99, while the regular price is $19.99 in the Xbox Games Store.
So GTA V's next-gen version is supposed to cost $39.99.
It's $19.99 on Xbox Series X/S (-50% off) and $9.99 on PS5 presumably because the GTA Online portion is free. pic.twitter.com/lBAqfxGyq0
— Derek Strickland (@DeekeTweak) March 8, 2022
The Grand Theft Auto 5 will also be available for a great 50% off on Xbox Series X/S for the first three months. Players can buy it for only $19.99 as compared to the standard price of $39.99.
GTA Online on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be Different
The new GTA Online will feature new graphics modes including up to 4K resolution alongside major improvements, new additions, and the ability to migrate characters for returning players.
There is also support for 60FPS framerate, enhanced texture qualities, HDR options, ray tracing, immersive 3D audio, and faster loading times. GTA Online is also getting an improved Career Builder feature where players will get $4 million of in-game currency to start off.
Players will also be able to experience a collection of new vehicles which will be available for a test drive in the new mode for free. Hao’s Special Works will revolve around customizing cars, trying the premium motors, and having fun in the GTA Online world.
Migrate your GTA Online character on March 15 to PS5 or Xbox Series X|S and you will get a fully converted Karin S95 souped up by the experts at Hao’s Special Works, along with a Hao’s Special Work Racing Outfit and set of new Chameleon paints usable on all vehicles. pic.twitter.com/WTlWf3LgCS
— GTA Series Videos (@GTASeries) March 8, 2022
The expanded and enhanced GTA 5 and GTA Online for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S is hopefully the last station until we reach the highly anticipated release of GTA 6, which Rockstar Games has recently confirmed.
However, GTA 6 is still a couple of years away, as per the latest speculations. Until then, the players using the next-gen consoles will have to try their hands on the wildly popular GTA V and GTA Online.
Do you think the delay in GTA 6’s launch could be the reason for Rockstar to make way for GTA V on the latest generation of consoles? Share your thoughts in the comments.