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
  • Sandro_Junior6 days, 18 hours agoReplyFlag
    Comprei a SPECIAL EDITION mas eu também queria o COLLECTOR'S EDITION. Consigo baixa-lo ou adquirir o código pela PSN?

      PS3 ONLY
      add me, daddyClutch3
      • sy-steelie007on February 24 2015, 8:41amReplyFlag
        How do i go about getting the 'spaecial edition collectors pack' dlc for the ps3 ? Id like to be able to get the hotknife car bullop shotgun and all other items in this special pack, but what is the process? how do i go about achiving this?
        • crashbandicoot23 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
          @sy-steelie007 The only two legit ways to get the content on last gen at the moment is to buy a collectors edition or buy a collectors edition code card off of ebay,amazon etc.hope this helps
      • gamerg123on February 1 2015, 5:43pmReplyFlag
        Does anyone know where to buy Edition Collector

        • BananaDaPoweron January 22 2015, 4:16pmReplyFlag
          is there going to be a special edition for the pc
          • AbhiParmar93on January 19 2015, 1:20amReplyFlag
            When will Collectors edition in pc versions will be out for sale ??
            • meady464on December 11 2014, 4:10pmReplyFlag
              hey rockstar, will you be bringing out this same pack for the next gen consoles?
              • SenorMatadoron November 26 2014, 7:28amReplyFlag
                Phew. I was afraid I was the only one having the issue of not being able to access the guns in story mode and also the bike and car from the garage like you should be able to with the CE. It keeps charging me for the Khamelion and the Hotknife in Online mode too. Ironically, I can purchase the hammer in story mode, but I just want to grab the bullpup and .50!! Thought the update today would fix this but, again, just another mystery update...
                • KUCOAXROon December 17 2014, 10:55pmReplyFlag
                  @SenorMatador Yeah, I have the CE too and the garage in single player for all the characters are not for free and the weapons I have to paid.
              • WreckerCrewon November 20 2014, 9:28pmReplyFlag
                Nice. I call you out about the CE and you guys delete my post. Again, the advertising stated we would get the CE freebies if we upgraded. Well where are they?
                • Test_the_Godon November 19 2014, 11:30amReplyFlag
                  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.
                  • Phatboi305on November 19 2014, 12:43pmReplyFlag
                    @Test_the_God I'm having the same issue did you get a response
                  • Test_the_Godon November 19 2014, 2:01pmReplyFlag
                    @Phatboi305 Nope still nothing. Been posting everywhere too
                  • Speculawyeron November 20 2014, 3:14amReplyFlag
                    @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. :-(
                  • SwitchJacksonon November 20 2014, 8:18amReplyFlag
                    @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.
                  • Dirtymooseon November 20 2014, 11:47amReplyFlag
                    @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.
                  • DrKevorkian614on November 20 2014, 2:30pmReplyFlag
                    @Dirtymoose my weapons and garages are not available either, but free hair cuts are. pitiful.
                  • wrexd411on November 20 2014, 3:47pmReplyFlag
                    @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."

                  • DrKevorkian614on November 20 2014, 7:11pmReplyFlag
                    @wrexd411 and how do we do that? the content is not on the store...
                  • Speculawyeron November 21 2014, 1:34amReplyFlag
                    @Test_the_God I tried to re-enter my collector's edition code from the PS3 but that didn't help. :-/
                  • wrexd411on November 21 2014, 3:42pmReplyFlag
                    @DrKevorkian614 That's the response I gave them. They can't assume all returning players will keep their PS3/360 or the old copy of the game. I traded in my ps3 and GTA 5 copy to get the ps4
                  • DrKevorkian614on November 21 2014, 10:44pmReplyFlag
                    @wrexd411 i re-entered my ps3 code and it doesn't allow me to download on ps4.
                • josue_1936on November 19 2014, 9:12amReplyFlag
                  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
                  • KUCOAXROon December 17 2014, 11:03pmReplyFlag
                    @josue_1936 No eres el único con éste problema, yo compré la edición de de colección (PS3), la que incluía armas, ropa, tatuajes, cortes de cabello, carga de habilidad especial y por supuesto los 3 vehículos exclusivos además de los garages gratis, pero en la versión de PS4 las cosas como las armas y por supuesto los vehículos y los garages gratis ya no están, tenemos que comprar estos últimos, no hay una respuesta y he enviado mi problema a Rockstars.
                • believer2012on November 18 2014, 10:44pmReplyFlag
                  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?
                  • badhesson November 18 2014, 10:14pmReplyFlag
                    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 ?
                    • SpasmicRevengeon November 9 2014, 1:30pmReplyFlag
                      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.
                      • HarlowLovesGTAon November 2 2014, 2:44pmReplyFlag
                        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
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