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 Special Edition. Click here for more detail.
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 the high-end Khamelion electric car.
The Grand Theft Auto V Collector’s Edition. Click here for more detail.
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
  • Halle-Dovariik3 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
    Long hair for female characters and a better body, they look like transsexuals...
    And please more clothes, some NPCs had better clothes than the players options
    And as a personal request, Bring Freeway bike Back!
    • fossacecaon February 3 2014, 4:48pmReplyFlag
      I love this game I've been playing grand theft auto since I was just a little kid thank you rockstar but I was wondering if you will put out a dlc or an update that will give us some of the cars and weapons you get from the collectors edition I'd really like to get to drive the hot knife I hope ur able to put somethings like that in the game
      • thumperslawon December 30 2013, 12:45pmReplyFlag
        When are you going to let us drive and KEEP the rat loader again!!!!!!!!
        • mobileobsessionon December 12 2013, 5:48pmReplyFlag
          Will the CE package be made available again and/or will the CE content be made available as part of a future DLC? Also, please stop giving such great exclusives to a single retailer. I had trouble making a CE pre-order on the gamestop website and I also was unable to secure a pre-order from my closest Gamestop retail store as they only took a limited amout of CE preorders. I would have much preferred if the CE was available through amazon to avoid all that mess.
        • qmBlueKnight2000on September 26 2013, 9:10pmReplyFlag
          I want to know if there will be anymore collectors edition of GTA 5 coming out because I was a little late trying to get money to buy one and now everywhere I go to buy one they're all sold out . or would I have to special order it or something like that ?
          • TheMadFapperon September 21 2013, 1:28pmReplyFlag
            I bought special edition but 150 for collectors edition hell no rockstars high.
            Btw Love the game.
            • Capn_Bonecrunchon September 20 2013, 2:41amReplyFlag
              Please tell me you'll be releasing the bonus DLC separately later. I want that hot rod but there's no way in hell I'd spend the extra 70$ on pretty much what looks like some admittedly subpar bonus swag.
              • THUNDERKRATCH730on September 17 2013, 7:08amReplyFlag
                its finally here
                Sept 17 2013
                im 40 yrs old
                and im running around the house like im 10
                thanks for making me feel like a kid again
                amazing game R*
                thank you
                • carl_johnson1995on September 16 2013, 3:42pmReplyFlag
                  Hi if I don´t preorder the GTAV collector's edition before September 17 will there be a chance that I could still buy the atomic blimp later?
                  • chrisasimomitison September 16 2013, 12:18amReplyFlag
                    pre-orded collectors edition about 2 weeks ago was very lucky!
                    • SleepyQon September 15 2013, 8:28pmReplyFlag
                      Lucky collector's edition people get the carbonRS bike :(
                      • Mikesol2901on September 15 2013, 8:25pmReplyFlag
                        I am so dum! i didnt preorder the collector edition!!!!!! i thought the special was the best!!
                        well i did pre order years ago ^^
                        • Mikesol2901on September 17 2013, 4:25pmReplyFlag
                          i know! ^^ i preorder it in my head!
                          it s amazing ! and the gta online is going to be insane!!!
                      • lukasvelozo777on September 15 2013, 4:06pmReplyFlag
                        Holding my money waiting for Grand Theft Auto V release on Steam for PC. Hope this come as reality!
                        • liamicyon September 15 2013, 3:48pmReplyFlag
                          I pre-ordered special addition, hopefully i can go to the midnight launch.
                          CAN WAIT until i get my hands on the game
                          • MD_AFIQon September 15 2013, 1:32amReplyFlag
                            I pre-order Collector's Edition. YES !
                            • Metalbanditon September 14 2013, 10:04pmReplyFlag
                              I did order mine, and picking it up Tuesday afternoon, I wanted to be at the GameStop Monday night at midnight, but I have a class at 9:30am eastern, so I just gotta wait till that afternoon it sucks cause onething I'm afraid of is people getting way ahead of me pertaining to social club stats for online play. My best score was 11 globally within the first month of GTA IV's release for the game "Car Jack City". But it's still gonna be awesome I just hope and pray that the next full GTA game comes alot sooner than 5 damned years, lol, well actually 5.5 years.
                              • Argonaut1313on September 13 2013, 10:52amReplyFlag
                                Can't wait for the release. If you want to join an elite hit-squad then join Intell-Kill crew (IQKL). You will be assessed as and when. If you reckon you are rock solid GTA player come and tryout . . .
                                • I7thuglife7Ion September 12 2013, 1:58pmReplyFlag
                                  Paid off my collecter edition best 150.00 I've ever spent 5 days till launch can't wait any longer.
                                  • Mr-masuon September 12 2013, 9:25amReplyFlag
                                    Some cheaper since i got the special edition
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