GTA 5 is now free to download from the Epic Games Store

GTA 5 is now free to download from the Epic Games Store, which means it’s yours to keep forever if you snag it before May 21. It is now available to download here if you have an Epic Games Store account, though demand is so high that Epic is struggling to meet demand for the time being, so you might struggle to load the page until that’s fixed. 

Epic has acknowledged this, and a fix is coming.

We are currently experiencing high traffic on the Epic fortnite generator Games Store. We are aware that users may be encountering slow loading times, 500 errors, or launcher crashing at this time and we are actively working to scale. We’ll provide an update as soon as we can.May 14, 2020

Part of the Epic Games Store’s ongoing free games promotion, GTA 5 is arguably the biggest title the publisher has given away yet. 

Rumors were circulating that Rockstar’s action-adventure epic would be given away for free yesterday, and the news was confirmed by Epic themselves, albeit prematurely, who tweeted the announcement below. 

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(Image credit: Twitter)

The tweet has since been deleted, but not before it was preserved on the internet by eagle-eyed users. Now, the game is live for you to download.

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Making bank 

GTA 5 continues to sell a phenomenal amount of units every month and is one of the most critically-acclaimed games of this generation. It’s understandable, then, that fans are eagerly awaiting GTA 6 with fevered anticipation. 

Rockstar recently penned a deal with Microsoft to bring its other open-world smash hit, Red Dead Redemption 2, to Xbox Game Pass. You can saddle up right now if you’re a subscriber, and we strongly recommend you do as it’s a typically excellent open world adventure from Rockstar. 

To download Grand Theft Auto 5, sign up for an Epic Games Store account and head over to the store. The free games section is clearly marked, so click on GTA 5 apk and bada bing, bada boom – you’ve got one of the best games of this generation for absolutely nothing. It’s daylight robbery. Note, though, that the store has struggled a little to keep up with demand since the game went live, so you might need to come back later and try again.

Although Kirby may not be a playable character in Fortnite anytime soon

Fortnite gained its popularity on its own merits, the battle royale has become well-known for its crossover with massive mainstream franchises, with memorable Marvel characters like Deadpool takinh over the game. This time, some fans believe that Epic Games might be gearing up for a crossover with the beloved video game titan Nintendo.

Recently, Fortnite v bucks generator unveiled its Party Royale mode. Epic’s latest addition to the game allows players to play together without worrying about a closing circle. The mode’s live events have also allowed for star-studded concerts and live shows by musicians like Diplo. However, Epic’s recent promotions for Party Royale included brief appearances from Nintendo’s popular protagonist Kirby.

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News site GoNintendo first uncovered this cameo. In the first seconds of the Fortnite trailer, Kirby appears in a corner of Party Royale’s big screen. The pink puffball pops up again on another live show screen 25 seconds in. Twitter user FactsKirby also chimed in, noting that Sony and Microsoft had censored Kirby’s appearance fortnite free v bucks generator. He also noted that this was not Kirby’s first interaction with the battle royale.In 2019, a Kirby wallpaper from Nintendo’s loyalty program had accidentally included a Fortnite logo on it.

In Fortnite’s “Welcome to Party Royale” trailer, Kirby is visible during a live show, which was censored in the Sony trailer. This isn’t the first time Kirby and Fortnite appeared together — a 2019 My Nintendo wallpaper for Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn erroneously had a Fortnite logo.— Kirby: Star Facts (@FactsKirby) May 8, 2020

It is important to note, at this point, that Nintendo has not confirmed any crossovers with Fortnite. Furthermore, Nintendo has stayed silent on whether or not it approved Kirby’s appearance in the trailers. This ambiguity might explain why Sony and Microsoft excluded the adorable character from its versions of the trailers.

Nintendo is highly protective of its IPs, and the two companies would want to avoid legal action. Previously, Sony had to take down Nintendo fan creations in the PS4 game Dreams after the developer sent a cease-and-desist. As for whether a crossover with Kirby is likely, that’s uncertain and probably unlikely. Even GoNintendo guessed that the DJ on-screen at the time might have just really liked the puffball.

Although Kirby may not be a playable character in Fortnite anytime soon, Epic Games probably isn’t done collaborating with popular characters. According to recent leaks, Aquaman will be showing up in-game in time for the battle royale’s water-themed season.

Today’s Fortnite Item Shop has been taken over by Star Wars

celebrate Star Wars Day and May the 4th, Fortnite has brought back lightsabers to their battle royale. First seen as a cross-promotion for the release of Rise of Skywalker, these powerful melee weapons haven’t been seen in almost a year. With everyone stuck inside and unable to appreciate their Wookie fandom with other Cantina hopefuls, this may be your best way to hit lightsabers together with a friend (or enemy.)

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My Cable skin shows off the blue lightsaberEPIC GAMES

Today’s Fortnite v bucks genertor Item Shop has been taken over by Star Wars, with the past character skins and their weapons being purchasable with V-Bucks. There’s Kylo Ren, Rey and the Sith Trooper, as well as a Vibro-Scythe, Rey’s Quarterstaff and a Riot Control Baton. If you need even more Star Wars flair added to your games, the Dark Side emote and Starfighters glider sets are also available for purchase. Have a tiny Y-wing or Tie Fighter bring you into battle on it’s little wings: that’s how you strike fear into the hearts of your enemies.

How to Find Lightsabers in Fortnite

For today only, lightsabers can be found all around the Fortnite map. Originally held inside exclusive Star Wars chests, this time around they can be found as ground loot or inside regular yellow chests. There are four different variants of lightsabers you can find, each representing a different Jedi or Sith from the Star Wars canon.

Rey’s Lightsaber- Blue
Mace Windu’s Lightsaber- Purple
Luke’s Lightsaber- Green
Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber- Red

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Lightsaber in Fortnite found in a chestEPIC GAMES

The lightsaber is one of the most powerful harvesting tools Fortnite has to offer, easily cleaving through materials to add to your inventory. Spinning and slashing is a quick way to harvest whatever building material you need to get you through the match. You can hold as many different types of lightsabers as you want, but the only difference between them is their color and handle.

Fortnite allows you to take Cable from the X-Men and give him a blowing blue lightsaber, which is exactly what I did. Even amidst all this chaos, there’s something really nice about taking your childhood fictional heroes and throwing them all into a blender for content. Everyone wants to slash a lightsaber and if they can get away with it in the comfort of their own room and console, even better.