Getting ready for GTA V PC

That’s right, we can say it without jinxing it: GTA V for PC will be launching in about 6 days time. Here are a few things to absorb while we wait:

What to expect

You can get a look at what is to come by watching the PC version in all its glory in the stunning 60 FPS trailer that was released last week. We’ve also been treated to some previews and unreleased screenshots today as we enter the final countdown. Find the links below and discuss on GTAForums.


The digital download of GTA V for PC became available yesterday on Steam and the Rockstar Games Warehouse. It’ll allow you to download the core game files to save waiting on release day. It might be a tease as it sits in your library, but it’s a good job as it comes in at a whopping 60GB. For those that prefer the physical version, you may want to check your letterbox is big enough as early pictures have shown the case looking a little chunky as it contains 7 discs! surely a record breaker?

Discuss the preload with the GTA V Steam community on GTAForums

Can I run it?

The PC requirements were released a few months ago, which you can find below. If you’re still not sure if your graphics card is up to scratch or if your processor is powerful enough, head on over to the GTAForums community and post your own specifications; the community will be able to help give you a fair idea of what settings you might be able to run the game at.

Can I run it? on GTAForums

Minimum specifications

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive

Recommended specifications

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive

GTA Online

…Will be playable from day one for PC and it’ll support 30 player lobbies. All previously released updates, including the latest Heists DLC, will be available on launch. As a returning player, you will also receive the one-time bonus of transferring a character, your progression and money from a console platform to PC via the Rockstar Social Club.

Music will set you free

It’s been confirmed in one of the previews today that GTA V for PC will have an “independent” soundtrack; that is, a streaming channel filled with all your of own music, and there is even an option to retain adverts and blurbs like a real Los Santos radio station for the true GTA experience. Rockstar have also added even more music with a new radio station called “The Lab”.

Discuss on GTAForums what you will add to your very own Independence FM

Prepare for the 4k explosion

If there’s anything else you need to find out or discuss, be sure to bookmark the GTA V for PC dedicated section on GTAForums. You can be sure the community will be very busy with all the latest information as soon as the game drops next week, and the GTA Mods community will be also on hand to offer much anticipated creations and support in the world of modding.