Asked & Answered: GTAV

Posted on July 2 2013, 8:59am | Author: R* K | Filed Under: Games
Here’s a special edition of Asked & Answered addressing just a few of the frequently asked questions we’ve seen out there from fans recently. Of course we’re aware that there are many more questions and curiosities out there about GTAV, so do stay tuned for more to be revealed about the game in due time. Meanwhile, you can always feel free to drop us a line via where we’re glad to have a look at what you have to say and help out wherever we can.
“So can you switch characters? Trevor Michael and Franklin - can you play all of those guys? And everybody has their own missions???!” @GTAVISBEST
"How is changing between characters going to work during missions?"HIBMFL
“Do you have to switch characters constantly?”killer772
Michael, Franklin and Trevor have their own separate lives with their own sets of friends and acquaintances, and even their own preferred ways of spending their free time. When you’re not on a mission, you can freely switch in real-time to any of the three characters to drop in and out of their lives letting you see what they’re up to. And because they have their own schedules, you’ll never know what they might be doing – you might drop in on Michael in the middle of a family dispute, interrupt Franklin chatting up some ladies, or Trevor on the run from the law – or whatever else these guys do in their free time... How and when you switch between characters when you’re not on a mission is completely up to you.
In addition, each of the guys has their own missions and side jobs. There will be times on a mission when you play as one character, or as combinations of two of them, and sometimes as all three, always being able to switch between the characters mid-action.  Off mission, it’s up to you. You can play as one character on his own or hang out with either of the other two or both of them, or you can switch between any of them.
"If I play as Trevor, can I zoom out, find out where Michael is, and then go and kill him while playing as Trevor? #GTAV" @GTALAD4EVA
In the open world, the characters are meant to be living their own ongoing and unpredictable personal lives, so understandably it’s not always easy to track one of them down in the vast city of Los Santos or the many towns spread about Blaine County at any given moment, but you will be able to find them. Having found them, (or simply after calling them up and arranging to meet them), you’ll certainly be able to hang out with them, annoy them should you choose, and maybe even assault them, but you won’t be able to kill them. They all have remarkable powers of recovery and good health insurance. The game is based on playing all sides of these three characters’ interwoven stories rather than having generic, interchangeable leads, so permanently killing a major character in that way wouldn’t make sense. If a player is determined enough though, they may well find a way to badly injure one of the characters and switching to that character would just put you in the hospital to continue where you left off.
“Hello, I noticed that the Special Edition of GTA V includes a large "blueprint" of the map. I was wondering if the Standard Edition of GTA V will include the traditional folded paper map that, as far as I can recall, has always been included with GTA games.”received via Mouthoff
"Will a GTA V poster be included when the game is purchased?”@ny718kid
As in all previous Grand Theft Auto games, we’ve made a point of including a map of the world to aid players in navigating the city. In all versions of GTAV, the game disc will accompany a map with all the details players will need to navigate the world.  One big change though with this game is that with a world of this size, we created a double-sided map based poster to make sure players have all the information they might need to discover and explore the world. The blueprint map in the other editions does contain plenty of additional information and secrets on it.
“My name is Pedro and I have a doubt. When are you going to release the pre-order links of the Special Edition and Collector's Edition of Grand Theft Auto V on Brazil?”received via Mouthoff
Hi Pedro, we’re working hard to make the Special Edition and Collector’s Edition available for pre-order in Brazil as soon as we can. We’re currently waiting on some customs issues to be resolved before retailers in Brazil can start accepting pre-orders. To all others who have questions about whether and where the Special Edition or Collector’s Edition is available in your particular country, we’ve been maintaining the page to be as up to date and accurate as possible for all territories shown – if you have additional questions beyond that, feel free to hit us up at and we’d be happy to investigate for you.
“Would you be able to tell me to what extent are weapons and vehicles customizable?”@kieranmgklaceup
Without going into detail just yet, we can tell you that both will be very customizable – with a range of weapon upgrades as well as some very deep car customization. Stay tuned for more very soon.
“Rockstar, how many discs will the Xbox and PS3 versions of the game have? I am asking because I am just conscious of how many discs I will have to install onto my Xbox 360 HDD.”cj67890
“Hi R*, as you said GTAV will be the biggest game that Rockstar ever created, normally it should be the biggest in size too. So how you are going to solve Xbox 360 disc limit issues? I mean will GTAV have many discs (on Xbox 360 platform)…?”youtubos
“If we install GTAV on Xbox 360 do we have to insert other discs or not?”Persian-boy1995
Grand Theft Auto V is the largest and most ambitious game we have yet created, and takes full advantage of every ounce of processing power available in the current generation of consoles. In order to provide the best possible experience for such a massive and detailed world, the game will have installation requirements on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 systems. For Xbox 360, Grand Theft Auto V will ship on two discs; Disc 1 will be used for a one-time mandatory install and Disc 2 will be used to play the game. After the install, players will be able to enjoy both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online without any need to switch discs.
This initial install will require an Xbox 360 Hard Drive or an external 16GB USB flash drive with at least 8 GB of free space. If using a USB flash drive it must be at least USB 2.0 with a minimum 15mb/s read speed and formatted for Xbox 360 use. A new USB flash drive is recommended to ensure optimum performance.  For PlayStation®3, the game ships on one disc and will install content as soon as you insert the game. The install is roughly 8GB, and players will be able to play as soon as the install is complete.
“Will we ever see some GTA V gameplay?”  – @ASTR4Lx
Yes. Soon (or in September if you don’t want to see it before you play it… it’s up to you) – the first Official Gameplay Video is on its way...
“Hey Rockstar, I'm curious whether you are planning on releasing GTA V on the PC...” received via Mouthoff
“You've probably been asked before, but is GTA V coming for next gen consoles also?” @tomtoon2010
The only versions of the game that we have announced are for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 which are set for a September 17th worldwide release. We don’t have anything to share about the possibility of a next-gen or a PC platform release at this time and we are completely focused on delivering the best possible experience for the consoles people have right now.
“When will we get information on GTA V multiplayer?” @camronbnl3
Expect to hear some first details soon – it’s called Grand Theft Auto Online and we’re very excited to unveil it for you sometime this summer.
“A healthy GTAIV multiplayer game is really hard to come by nowadays. By healthy I mean players play for good clean fun. Every time I join a game it's either modded or hacked. When I create a custom game, some abusive d*ck joins my game and ruins everyone's fun game. I can't just kick him out unless everyone votes. Do something about this in GTAV, Rockstar.”received via Mouthoff
Ever since Grand Theft Auto IV was released, we’ve continued to integrate newer and stronger methods of cheat detection and prevention for each of our games. While we have yet to reveal specifically what new anti-cheating measures we have planned for GTAV, rest assured that we’re focused on creating as level a playing field and as fair, fun (and healthy as you say) an experience as possible for everyone. There will always be some people who want to cheat but we are going to do our best to stop it. We have spent a lot of time and effort making an incredible Online experience and proper support is part of that package.
“Hello Rockstar, I have a question: how much difference will there be between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game?”received via Mouthoff
Players can expect the same great gameplay experience on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms as they have both been developed in tandem.  Like all of our games, trust that we’re committed to making sure Grand Theft Auto V looks and runs as great as possible regardless of whether you pick it up for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, and we are excited for fans on both platforms to experience Grand Theft Auto V this September. We expect any visual differences to be completely negligible.
“I smell a delay...” SanViceCity
“Hope R* will release this game on September 17th. HOPE it will no be delayed AGAIN.”creed_20103
There’s nothing to worry about, so we aren’t quite sure what you’re smelling!  GTAV will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on September 17th.

  • R* Aon July 2 2013, 9:42amFlag
    Hey all, glad everyone’s digging the A&A. We know there’s lots of other questions out there – of course we can’t answer everything and as you may know we also like to keep a lot of GTA game content secret for you to discover when you play the game. Please stay tuned though and all will be revealed in due time. Thanks!
  • RazvanBossRO3 days, 18 hours agoReplyFlag
    I have heard that GTA V isn't up to date on XBOX360 and I just wanted to know if it's true or not!
    • Protime745 days, 1 hour agoReplyFlag
      Rockstar y u guys won't add like the real life cars in Gta v like the crown Vic and real life emergency vehicles to the game anemerd emergency ect
      • VBUCKV3 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
        Can we transfer our 360 account over to one and not loose everything. At lvl 400 and want my cash to come with me.
        • SuperVeerbhadraon September 18 2016, 12:20amReplyFlag
          hello! ROCKSTAR i have won criminal damge 2 times and never get that money of that event i played that event in june-august please tell me when did i will get my money of that event i won. :(
          • _kevin_alvarado_on September 2 2016, 9:49amReplyFlag
            I can't find the online job Runners vs Zentornos where can I locate it?
            • HeIIBornon August 29 2016, 7:13amReplyFlag
              Can you please leave the first person glitch for ps3 and xbox360 alone, I don't understand the issue but I really want to enjoy the game more with first person and I know others do to.
              • SCILDOon August 25 2016, 6:20amReplyFlag
                Hey Rockstar i notice you have brought back some of the old GTA titles like GTA2 Vice City and San Andreas to the Playstation store on PS4 but i was wondering if you will also be bringing back GTA IV and TLAD and TBOGT games to the store also in the near future???????
                • abdullahmalik505on August 23 2016, 9:29amReplyFlag
                  Help Needed !!whenever i pause the game for a while and then resume it starts stucking. and also have a fullscreen issue.can anyone tell me the solutions. I'll be grateful !!my fb link :
                  • zerthualon August 16 2016, 12:51pmReplyFlag
                    Rock star can u guys change my characters gender on gta 5 please.
                    • jakesnake75on August 1 2016, 9:06pmReplyFlag
                      Is rockstar gonna add first person to gta5 on old gen like xbox360 & ps3 if they(you) do dont update the car inteiros
                      • Dragonma5ter6on July 18 2016, 1:31amReplyFlag
                        Hey Rockstar my disc got scratched can I get all my gta5 online stuff back when I get a new disc? Please comment back
                      • edawgman22on June 23 2016, 6:52amReplyFlag
                        Hello Rockstar.Ive been trying to solve the chilliad mystery from my last gen console since 2013 and i still cant solve it on the next gen console ive watched every video about solving it and i still cant solve it. Can you please tell me the secret. I will be extremely happy.thank you
                        • MidNight55747on June 17 2016, 6:31pmReplyFlag
                          I can not play GTA V online. Can you help me mt gamertag is Soap678 my console is XBOX ONE ELITE. The Problem: If I join a group , take me out of the game and if I start the online mission no matter what it is and whether alone or in a group starts charging rather slow and me out of the online game. I said that servers or browser do not work or have RockStar error. I took more than four days with that problem.
                          • silkyASD123ASon June 13 2016, 10:53amReplyFlag
                            Icant start gtav online fore 4days can you help me mi gamer card is the tremanitor mi consol is xbox one
                            • Lebron60539on June 10 2016, 3:24pmReplyFlag
                              rockstar need 16.000.000 for my office and stuff plz read , here is my id littleswager6 send code or money to me today or next week or when you can

                              • Lebron60539on June 10 2016, 3:16pmReplyFlag
                                rockstar can you give me $16,000,000 my id is littleswager6
                              • b3aztboiion June 8 2016, 9:51pmReplyFlag
                                Aye Does AnyOne Know How To Share Money From The New UpDatMMission After You Sell Your Produccts? Plz Help.
                                (Finance and felony UpDate)
                                • QuanBillionaireon May 30 2016, 12:39amReplyFlag
                                  ive done everything in the jobs menu and i cant seem to rank up my crew. this crew isnt really active on pc but i still need to rank it up. WHAT EXACTLY CAN I DO TO RANK MYSELF UP IN MY CREWS?
                                  • cdc10801on May 25 2016, 2:34amReplyFlag
                                    hey rockstar i did not get my 8 millon can i get it please ineed it name cdc10801
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