GTA 5 PC Release: 7 Key Details

In about two weeks you’ll finally be able to enjoy the GTA 5 PC release date by firing up your super-charged PC to play what looks like the most beautiful version of GTA 5 to date. After multiple delays, the GTA 5 release is finally coming and we want to share important details that you need to know about the GTA 5 release now, in case you need to upgrade your computer, place a pre-order or just get amped up by looking at how great the GTA 5 PC version looks.

The first GTA 5 release date arrived in 2013, and last year we finally saw the PS4 and Xbox One version arrive but thanks tot delays we are just finally getting to the PC GTA 5 release date. With the wait, gamers get several bonuses with in-game cash, GTA Heists and a more polished game.


You don’t need to be a current GTA 5 player to enjoy the PC release, but if you are there is good news about bringing your GTA online character to the new GTA 5 PC release.

What you need to know about the GTA 5 PC release right now.

What you need to know about the GTA 5 PC release right now.

Here are seven important GTA 5 PC release details that you need to know right now. Just in case you need to order any upgrades for your computer or to schedule a sick day or vacation time for mid April.


GTA 5 PC Release Date

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The GTA 5 PC release date is April 14th. At 12:01 AM Eastern you can start playing on your PC if you buy a GTA 5 PC download on Steam or another service 0r even on Amazon.


We cannot find any midnight GTA 5 PC release date events, which is not surprising given the game is already out on many other platforms. There is no reason to expect any further GTA 5 release date delays or problems at this point.

GTA 5 PC Deals & Pre-Order Bonus

So far we cannot find any good GTA 5 Pc deals. Even Best Buy, who typically delivers a nice discount for Gamers Club Unlocked members is not showing a discount for GTA 5 for PC at this time.

Get in game cash with a GTA 5 PC pre-order.

Get in game cash with a GTA 5 PC pre-order.

If you order GTA 5 PC on Amazon or at GameStop you get $1,200,000 in-game cash that you can spend to upgrade your GTA Online player and for in-game purchases. If you order at GameStop you also get an added $150,000 and possibly more depending on the checkout process.


GTA 5 PC Looks Incredible

There is a reason it took so long for the GTA 5 PC release date to arrive. The game delivers an incredible graphical upgrade that might just blow your mind.

The video above shows the GTA 5 PC experience in 1080P at 60 frames per second. We’ll let the video speak for itself, instead of trying to tell you how good it looks. You can also check out all of the latest GTA 5 PC screenshots to see what  the game looks like.

GTA 5 PC System Requirements

Below you will find the minimum GTA 5 PC system requirements and the recommended system requirements. You will note that this is PC only. At this time there is no GTA 5 Mac release planned.



  • 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


  • 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

For gamers looking to upgrade or in need of a gaming PC, there is more information below, that will help you out.

Suggest GTA 5 PC Builds

If you want a GTA 5 PC, you may need to upgrade or buy one. You can use the recommendations below to build a low cost, middle of the road and high-end PC to play GTA 5 on.

  • Low Coast – $400 – Low settings, bare bones graphics.
  • Medium Cost – $1,100 – Medium to high settings, but not top of the line.
  • High Cost – $3,000 and up – Maxed out settings for all the latest games.

Visit GTA 5 Cheats for the full details of each GTA % PC build including the parts that go into the prices listed above.


GTA 5 Heists for PC

You’ll get GTA 5 Heists as part of the GTA Online experience with the GTA 5 PC release. The video below highlights the heists and was shot in game on the PC using a new video editor mode that will come in the future.

“When GTAV arrives for PC in little more than a week, it will include the recently launched Heists, along with all the existing gameplay upgrades and Rockstar-created content released so far for Grand Theft Auto Online. Today, check out the new Heists TV Spot shot entirely on PC, that will begin airing this weekend.”

Transferring GTA 5 Characters to PC

If you already play GTA 5 on PS4, PS3, Xbox One or Xbox 360 you can transfer your GTA Online character to the PC version so you don’t need to start over. The transfer is a one time thing and there are some catches, so read below before you hit transfer.

  • Any existing PC GTA Online character and progression data will be replaced by your previous character and progression data during the transfer, except for any existing in-game money, which will be combined with your transferred balance.
  • All earned in-game money will transfer. Purchased in-game money that has not yet been spent will nottransfer to PC.
  • You will still be able to play with your existing characters on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360 or Xbox One however any progress made with versions of the characters on those systems after a transfer will remain on the those systems only.
  • You can only transfer a set of character and progression data from PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360 or Xbox One once.

You can follow Rockstar’s instructions to make the switch using the Rockstar Social Club.