Announcing the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition and Collector’s Edition – Available for Pre-Order Starting Today

Posted on May 23 2013, 8:04am | Author: R* Y | Filed Under: Games

We are proud to announce full details of the Special Edition and Collector's Edition of Grand Theft Auto V - which will be available for worldwide pre-order starting today from participating retailers.

As an additional bonus, those who pre-order any edition of Grand Theft Auto V (including the Special Edition, Collector’s Edition or the standard retail edition) between now and September 17th will get access to pilot the Atomic Blimp in-game vehicle.
High above the streets of Los Santos floats the Atomic Blimp, hawking Los Santos’ finest tire company (whose products are available in any LS Customs garage). Pre-order now to gain the ability to pilot the most iconic and leisurely aircraft in the Los Santos skies (please note that all pre-orders made before today will also get access to the blimp).
The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition includes:
  • Full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V
  • Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork
    This special SteelBook features double-sided, never-before-seen artwork of Michael, Trevor and Franklin. Custom color and metallic treatments bring out the detail of the artwork created exclusively for this SteelBook.  
  • Blueprint Map
    This exclusive, additional 21.5” x 26.75” map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County. Cryptic markings indicate locations for fast cash and other points of interest for the up-and-coming entrepreneur.  
  • Special Ability Boost
    Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have a unique special ability. With this boost, the special ability bar will generate 25% faster.
  • Stunt Plane Trials
    Single player Stunt Plane Trials let you take on additional aerial challenges spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.
  • Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More
    Michael, Franklin and Trevor get bonus outfits in their wardrobes, character specific tattoos at tattoo parlors, and special deals from shopkeepers across Los Santos and Blaine County.
  • Additional Weapons
    When visiting Ammunation stores in single player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer.
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition includes all the contents of Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition as described above plus: 
  • Grand Theft Auto V Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key
    Inspired by the heists in Grand Theft Auto V, this custom 10.75” x 8.5” money bag features a pop-up style lock and laser cut logo key to secure important items. The reverse side features a pressed Rockstar Games logo on the security mount with a framed ID window.
  • Grand Theft Auto V New Era 9FIFTY™ Snapback Cap
    This exclusive New Era 9FIFTY™ cap features an embroidered Los Santos logo on the front, a stitched, black Rockstar Games logo on the wearer’s left side, a Grand Theft Auto ‘V’ logo applique on the opposite side, and snapback closure for an adjustable fit.
  • Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online
    Get classic Grand Theft Auto characters to use within the Grand Theft Auto Online Character Creation System.
  • Unique Vehicles and Garage Property
    Players will instantly receive a garage to store custom vehicles. In single player, the garage will be stocked with the 1930’s style Hotknife hotrod and the CarbonRS sports bike. In Grand Theft Auto Online, players will get access to both of those vehicles as well as the high-end Khamelion electric car.
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition comes packaged in a premium outer box featuring a foil embossed Grand Theft Auto V logo on the top, finished with a matte, scuff-resistant film lamination, housing all of the contents.
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition and Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition are the perfect way for fans to celebrate the return of GTA, with special digital content and exclusive Grand Theft Auto V physical items. Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition will retail for $149.99, while the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition will retail for $79.99. All versions are now available for pre-order until September 17, 2013 while supplies last.
Look for online pre-order links to be updated at starting later today.


  • R* Lon May 25 2013, 4:29pmFlag
    Hi everyone, we know that some of you have various questions about participating retailers in your region, how to upgrade your pre-order, and other questions about the content of the Special Edition and Collector’s Edition. We won’t be able to answer absolutely everything, but if you shoot us an email to, we can certainly have a look to see if we can help and get back to you in a few days’ time. Thanks all
  • Test_the_God1 day, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
    My collectors edition dlc is not available in story mode.. No bullpup shotgun none of my garages.. How can I get my dlc that I have on 360?? Do any of you guys have the collectors edition items and have they transferred over? I think I had it yesterday but not 100% positive but I believe when playing the campaign the game alerted me to being able to do the stunt plane trials but today after the latest update I cant find any of the dlc items.
    • Phatboi3051 day, 8 hours agoReplyFlag
      @Test_the_God I'm having the same issue did you get a response
    • Test_the_God1 day, 7 hours agoReplyFlag
      @Phatboi305 Nope still nothing. Been posting everywhere too
    • Speculawyer18 hours, 3 minutes agoReplyFlag
      @Test_the_God I have the same problem. None of my collector's edition content seemed to transfer over to the new version after I moved my GTA Online character over. :-(
    • SwitchJackson12 hours, 59 minutes agoReplyFlag
      @Test_the_God i got the notification on my online character that my collectors edition stuff transferred but in game none of my weapons or cars are unlocked, wish rockstar would fix this SOON.
    • Dirtymoose9 hours, 30 minutes agoReplyFlag
      @Test_the_God Same problem here. The weapons are visible, but not available. I haven't seen single word from rockstar on this. In all the forms and my ticket submission. No cars/garages, guns not accessible, discounts and health bonus don't seem to be there and the special bonus weapons for returning players also are not available. Expect the rail gun, in the single player shooting range only. My free hair cuts are there.
    • DrKevorkian6146 hours, 48 minutes agoReplyFlag
      @Dirtymoose my weapons and garages are not available either, but free hair cuts are. pitiful.
    • wrexd4115 hours, 31 minutes agoReplyFlag
      @Test_the_God R* says we have to download the SE content on the ps4
      "All special collectors edition content for ps3 must be re-downloaded for ps4 and be re-unlocked/purchased in game."

    • DrKevorkian6142 hours, 7 minutes agoReplyFlag
      @wrexd411 and how do we do that? the content is not on the store...
  • josue_19361 day, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
    hey RockstarGames donde estan todos mis beneficios de el pack colleccionista que compre el dia uno de gta V y ahora que vuelvo a comprar gta v en ps4 no los e recibido agan algo pronto
    • believer20121 day, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
      I'm in ps3 consoles and playing gta5 special edition version and now i'm buying collectors edition version for ps4, so may i transfer my ps3 special edition gtao character to ps4 gtao collectors edition character?
      • badhess1 day, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
        Hello Rockstar love the new graphics. But I have a serious question why isn't my collectors edition pack switched over to my ps4? Will I not be able to use that anymore ?
        • SpasmicRevenge1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
          I have the collector's edition and I can honestly say I'm glad I got it for my birthday and didn't waste a single penny on it. The vehicles are for show really, their performance is horrible. The guns are okay but the shotgun sucks. The bonuses were for campaign only so that's another waste. And the hat and all that other stuff was just worthless. If you plan on getting the collector's edition I hope I saved you from spitting over $100 into Rockstar's already fat wallet.
          • HarlowLovesGTA2 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
            I'm sorry, I'm confused. I pre ordered GTA V for PC, does that mean I get the special edition stuff, and the driveable blimp feature? Or do I have to pre order the special edition. And if I pre order the special edition, will I be able to fly the blimp? Thanks in advance.
            • AGTA5pUnCaKeon October 17 2014, 9:49amReplyFlag
              Why didn't they just include the rat loader in the special edition?
              • Drb2018on October 17 2014, 3:57pmReplyFlag
                @AGTA5pUnCaKe Hello AGTA5pUnCaKe the Collectors Edition included the weapons and rides due to it being collectors edition and therefor being more expensive. The special edition had more items than the regular edition also this is what brings the value to each of these editions. Thanks and sorry for any inconveniences hopefully this helped you out.
            • Evil_Black_Foxon October 2 2014, 4:24pmReplyFlag
              Will the DLC portion of the Special Edition and Collectors Eddition be made availible for sale? Many of us starting on the next gen platforms and those of us that missed out on the current gen platforms would still like to buy the DLC. I purchaced the digtal download version of this game as soon as I found out existed. At the time I did not know there were 3 differnt versions because only the regular version was availible. If I had known that was the case I wouldn't have purchaced it. Many people will avoid purchacing any digital download in the future from the R* if we will not be able to get full games.
              • bugturkuson September 27 2014, 2:48amReplyFlag
                I don't have ant Collectors Edition on my ps 3.In that case i can buy gta 5 again for ps 4 but are you going to make editions available on next gen.?(i only want it to buy on playstationstore on ps 4)
                • xMeYouJerkxon September 15 2014, 7:54pmReplyFlag
                  Yeah rockstar give us a collectors edition for next gen we are willing to pay so give us what we want
                • sarceendn69on September 13 2014, 7:57amReplyFlag
                  • Mathias-Andersenon September 11 2014, 2:39pmReplyFlag
                    Hey Rockstar is it possible to buy the collectors edition now?? Cause i REALLY want the hotknife in my garage!!!
                  • killer4732on September 7 2014, 8:49amReplyFlag
                    Hey will their be a special or collector edition for next gen ?
                    • sethcameronon August 20 2014, 2:55pmReplyFlag
                      how do u get the colectors edition
                      • koythegtaplayeron July 28 2014, 11:53pmReplyFlag
                        Same i want the collector edition for xbox one to get the special guns,i just want the bullpup 12 gauge for deathmatchs in fact...
                        • bugturkuson July 25 2014, 2:01pmReplyFlag
                          Is collectors edition going to available to purchase after few years passed?
                          • MethCooker1on July 19 2014, 8:42pmReplyFlag
                            Will this come out for ps4 and xbox one I'm planning to buy it. I don't want to buy the original edition
                            • Niko_Bellic22donon May 19 2014, 2:56pmReplyFlag
                              where can I get the collecter edition
                              • east420sideon May 14 2014, 2:50pmReplyFlag
                                I preordered the game, I didn't get any special custom clothing characters for online.. furthermore I can't put my crew emblem on the back or front of my leather jacket, and I created the crew. I'm the crew leader.
                                • Drb2018on October 17 2014, 3:50pmReplyFlag
                                  @east420side hello eastside420side you pre-ordered the regular game not the collectors edition. The collectors edition is the version of the game that received the bullpup shotgun and the 12 gauge. As for the lack of logo on your leather jacket that would be due to the level you are in your crew, when you rank up your crew you get bonus items like crew logos on clothes and cars, you also can unlock crew car color, tire smoke and parachute smoke, along with masks. Sorry for any inconveniences, hopefully you can rank up your crew as quickly as possible, and good luck.
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