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!
  • MattyWarrior_1 day, 5 hours agoReplyFlag
    Hello Rockstar. I saw that in GTA V online there are only three dirt bikes and there are not the motocross glasses. If it is possible in the next update could add some dirt bikes and motocross glasses, please? thank you so much.
    • i am curious about the blue map my gta 5 came with i got the collectors edition is it for online only or story mode or both?
      • Kennyo1232 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
        I have a question about the duke I am currently in it but I can do anything like customize it because it says I'm missing a dlc but I have all of the dlc downloaded
        • nick85867on January 10 2016, 8:58amReplyFlag
          Hello I got a question so I've Been playing gta 5 online on Xbox 360 for a very long time and I have good data I'm getting an Xbox one soon how can I tranfer my gta online to Xbox one
          • HTG254TF141on January 1 2016, 12:55pmReplyFlag
            Is Alan McClean ( the GTA V Lifeinvader ) making into new military DLC heist also?

            • HTG254TF141on December 31 2015, 2:42pmReplyFlag
              @rockstargames will there will be an ARMY'S DLC coming thru gta online? and have previous details in last update 1.31 like allow us to purchase Defense 1-4 and militia 1-4 and more hardware.
              • AgentAgicon October 29 2015, 5:11pmReplyFlag
                Hi Rockstar.
                Can you guys please make a civile police car to IAA
                with one light siren behind the front window.
                The sirens color can maybe be a Red one or a blue one in Singleplayer.

                And please make a First Person mode in Director mode.
                I know with 100% that many of GTA 5 fans will be so happy for both of these ideas.!! ☺☺
                • abd.syahon October 27 2015, 4:25amReplyFlag
                  after the update when i load a new session it says timed out loading session everytime. then it sends me back to single player then i have to switch back to online. rockstar PLEASE FIX THIS PLEASEE

                  • redgtarockon October 22 2015, 10:46pmReplyFlag
                    Why do some players have the flashlight and the masks when the others dont??? Respond please social club or rockstar or a member from the game,pls!!!!
                    • Euxim32on October 21 2015, 8:32amReplyFlag
                      Did the new dlc 20 october 2015 block the punto, glendale, pigalle and all of those high priced cars from stealing.. Everytime i steal one it kicks me out and locks the door.. I thought this was grand theft auto! After the update not possible anymore.. Any one knows why?
                      Michel (euxim30)
                      • chickenlover753on October 7 2015, 12:26pmReplyFlag
                        anyone wanna help with gta 5 pacific standerd job setup 1 i cant do it without people that i cant speak to so speak on skype skype:taylor_amos_123
                        • TheHerobrine505on October 4 2015, 1:29pmReplyFlag
                          I have the compatibility packs but it says i STILL need more DLC
                          • denverbrownieon October 3 2015, 9:01amReplyFlag
                            Hey so I had rented gta 5 for my PS3 and during the story mode when you went into the 4 car garage you could hit right on the dpad and spawn practicly any car in the game. But now I own it on ps4 and when I go into the garage only the cars that I have won in the stock car races are in there. How do I get the big list of cars that I can spawn. Is it possible, do I need a mission I already beat the story mode. Is there DLC that I need to get so that's on there
                            • iLikePoopiloopion September 7 2015, 6:03amReplyFlag
                              Hey,is GTA VC & SA spinoffs of GTA III?
                              • profasgamerison September 18 2015, 1:01pmReplyFlag
                                @iLikePoopiloopi no its actualy started with game: race and chase and then it was gta sa and then other most of design in other rockstar games are from gta sa like planes , cars , peds gta 3 charecter firs was seein in gta sa as new catalina's boyfriend don't believe me? go watch gta sa gameplay
                            • gtaxd222on August 30 2015, 12:59amReplyFlag
                              I wanted to ask if there will be the first person to PS3 or Xbox360 ??? please
                              • zwofiedtcon August 25 2015, 7:15pmReplyFlag
                                Hello I bought 2 days ago a shark card worth of 1.250.000 in game credits but received nothing also submitted a ticker here and on steam but no answers
                                • Anthony190beston August 2 2015, 8:10pmReplyFlag
                                  Can you guys plz change that you can put ur own music in gta online like seriously everyone doesnt like the music that rockstar put like have our own channel on the radio that it plays our custom music from our xbox :D plz do this
                                  • anthony.12on July 17 2015, 4:17amReplyFlag
                                    can any one help me here there is a radio station called soulwax which i think it is well the symbol is a broadcast tower and iy looks like the tower behind the vinewood sign and it looks like it and it has this song called lets beam him up and that caught my mind there might probably be a secret ufo or something so if you could help me out that would be great
                                  • centerofgtavon July 10 2015, 2:03amReplyFlag
                                    So when I am reading about updates in GTAV on the wiki page, such as the High Life update, it says that it is an update for gta 5 and gta online. I really don't understand much about online, and I haven't played yet. But does this mean you can download the updates for both parts of the game? And if so? How does one do this for GTA 5?
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