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!
  • Sanjin4566 days, 8 hours agoReplyFlag
    Hello my name is Sanjin 456 on social club,and i have a problem with social club.In check list for gta v i have 0/69 missions but i passed a lot of them,the same thing with a hobbies and pastimes,strangers and freaks,random events and misc please and I ask you to resolve a problem soon as possible.Thank you.
    • garner64171 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
      • Convict781 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
        Rockstar, please can you allow us to sell our high end vehicles,and possibly some owned properties and if it is not asking too much possibly our vehicles purchased from Pegasus as not all are being used and are just sitting there doing nothing, which could help with some extra cash.Not too much to ask and thank you it will be much appreciated. :)
        • theassasin12742 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
          ok so when im playing gta (online and off) just randomly my game goes to a blackscreen and says I have to relace it I was just wondering if someone hacked me or If my game disk is just messed up
          • When I'm going to "Warstock", and the Liberator is not there. How do I get it?
            • labgotswag113 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
              how can you take rock-star content only off so I can play races made by different people i have downloaded from social club?
              • marco31-on January 30 2015, 8:50pmReplyFlag
                Hello Rockstar,
                I bought the gta 5 on playstation 4. i have played before gta on the ps3. unfortunately, i created my rockstar social club account after i bought and played the game on ps4. i was hoping to get the extra content for the people who played on ps3 and xbox such as the new songs, the hatchet, and the kraken submarine. I sold my ps3 and i can't prove i played the game on ps3 because i created my rockstar social club account AFTER i bought the ps4 and sold my ps3. is there a way to prove i did played gta 5 in the ps3 or xbox360 so i could get the extra content?
                • Legend_of_Rafion January 30 2015, 7:47amReplyFlag
                  I just feel a bit bummed out because I just pre ordered it and got max-pain 3 with it but dose'nt seem to be for steam so I feel like when gta v comes out it will also not be on my steam :[
                  • Dan6455on January 24 2015, 7:58pmReplyFlag
                    Hey Rockstar,if i preorder the game on steam can i play with people that didn't preorder on steam?
                    Please answer
                    • Dan6455on January 27 2015, 12:45amReplyFlag
                      @Dan6455 Rockstar,if i preorder Gta v pc on steam will i be able to play with other people that didn't preorder on steam but still preordered it
                  • wamznaon January 23 2015, 7:42pmReplyFlag
                    Hello RockStar. I haw a problem,can someone help ??? I not see my friends online but i know them play, they in next room ;) and then on another day another friends cant join me? it show my friend is in story mode but hi is online i know that (next room) lol -,,- I cant join my friends and crew members in race-DM-or free session,only if i haw luck and i meet them in random session then i can inv everybody BUT only when we already in free session -,,- can someone help me to fix PLS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • dark_trooper_661on January 21 2015, 8:30pmReplyFlag
                      Why can I play with some people. I can not join my friend that is rank 125
                      • elektroeckion January 21 2015, 6:51amReplyFlag
                        Liebes Rockstar Team, bitte macht es uns möglich bei Team Deathmatches als Crew zusammen und geschlossen gegen andere Spieler zu kämpfen. Es ist einfach immer ärgerlich wenn im gegnerichen Team einer unserer Crew mitglieder gegen uns Kämpft. Bitte Bitte Feedback !!!!!
                        • SUPERPROXXMASTERon January 19 2015, 9:36pmReplyFlag
                          Rockstar Games Hello, just wanted to ask if there is already defined for bank robberies or rather the DLC heits, date because some say it will be released on January 27, but some say it will come out in February or weeks before the release of GTA V for PC
                          • headkill4uon January 16 2015, 1:56pmReplyFlag
                            The last time I played My private licence plates were changed on all but one of my cars . Whats the deal with that?
                            • eli_1700on January 14 2015, 7:37pmReplyFlag
                              Hey Rockstar is the inponta Phoenix taken out of gta online for the Xbox one cuz I've been looking for two day and still haven't found it
                              • SINCITYGAMER666on January 14 2015, 6:33pmReplyFlag
                                Hi there gaming community is there any possible way of acquiring the hotknife car without having to purchase the collectors edition of gta on ps3 my psn is sincitygamer666 please let me know if u can help. Watch youtube videos and there method doesnt work.
                                • shownwheat9323on January 14 2015, 6:01pmReplyFlag
                                  Hi Rockstar, I am a really huge fan of your game. Awesome job by the way. Im here because my GTA V account was set to level 1, but i was previsouly on level 85 or 86. Can you guys help me out, it would be tremendously good for me. Thanks again for the support and my XBL gamertag is lamBETA CliPz. THX
                                  • TallCULLEN234on January 10 2015, 7:16pmReplyFlag
                                    Rockstar can u get my rank back to 90 my gt is TallCULLEN234
                                    • TallCULLEN234on January 10 2015, 7:06pmReplyFlag
                                      I was at rank 90 and got reset to 1 can I fix this problem and get my rank back to 90 plz reply thx
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