Free GTA V on Epic Games Store tomorrow? Page 2

  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 14 May 2020 15:59:48 8,371 posts
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    Yeah, the free game was neither GTAV nor Watch Dogs 2. It was Shadow Gangs. So no wonder Epic's servers are down.

    Edited by Rogueywon at 16:04:10 14-05-2020
  • mrpon 14 May 2020 16:18:56 36,117 posts
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    Yep GTAV, good luck refreshing the page!

    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/grand-theft-auto-5/home
  • challenge_hanukkah 14 May 2020 16:21:15 12,611 posts
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    Rogueywon wrote:
    Yeah, the free game was neither GTAV nor Watch Dogs 2. It was Shadow Gangs. So no wonder Epic's servers are down.
    There's not even a torrent of Shadow Gangs. A game they couldn't even be arsed to pirate.
  • ZuluHero 14 May 2020 16:28:35 8,623 posts
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    How can the epic launcher get hit so heavily by traffic for a 7 year old game?!
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 14 May 2020 16:35:36 8,371 posts
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    @ZuluHero It doesn't take much to bring down Epic's servers. Based on a few months of trying to play Borderlands 3 and Mechwarrior 5 multiplayer, it seems that every single Fortnite patch manages to knock the servers offline for an hour or two.
  • neilka 14 May 2020 16:39:28 23,264 posts
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    I see craigy's new job at Epic is going well.
  • Tomo 14 May 2020 16:42:00 17,623 posts
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    Bwhaha
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14 May 2020 17:59:50 3,889 posts
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    I see this went as well as expected . Site is down with warning which eventually switches to a Russian warning (as does the Launcher...)

    Quite a result for a game that nost people who care probably do already own...

    Anyone get on to the site to see if we 'just' got GTA V or if there was something to the WD2 rumours too?
  • JoeBlade 14 May 2020 18:06:29 4,882 posts
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    One_Vurfed_Gwrx wrote:
    I see this went as well as expected . Site is down with warning which eventually switches to a Russian warning (as does the Launcher...)
    It's random actually. I've had Chinese, French and Polish error messages since I've started trying to download the thing.

    Makes me wonder about the quality of the launcher's code (esp. considering you have to select a language when registering)
  • monsieur-Cosmo 14 May 2020 18:28:09 585 posts
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    @One_Vurfed_Gwrx It's GTA V, it says so even on EG front page. Oh, and I was able to find out through Chinese spyware i.e. Epic launcher.

    Edited by monsieur-Cosmo at 18:28:59 14-05-2020
  • nudistpete 14 May 2020 18:29:26 1,169 posts
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    Thought I'd circumvent the website and install the launcher through chocolatey. The launcher just keeps trying in vain to connect :-(

    I've never played GTA5 and I'm quite looking forward to seeing how it plays on my laptop!
  • Gibroon 14 May 2020 18:31:49 2,282 posts
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    I managed to add it to purchase it and add to library but has a no entry sign if I try to start download.

    Site now crashed, the lols.
  • JamboWayOh 14 May 2020 18:40:19 18,736 posts
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    I forgot how big the file size, it's like 100gb!
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 14 May 2020 18:40:25 8,371 posts
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    I got the store page to load at last, but it looks like they've pulled the GTA5 page for the time being - the free-games page just takes me to a place-holder.

    Remember how they discounted Borderlands 3 without permission from the publisher and had to apologise? Is this the bit where we find out they've been giving away GTA5 without permission? :)
  • waggy79 14 May 2020 19:00:36 2,230 posts
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    3 hours later.. still broken. What an absolute cluster.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14 May 2020 19:06:02 3,889 posts
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    So does this come with free GTA money and is that transferable? Might explain the outages if so as I recall hearing a lot of physical sales have been discounted to get the 'free' loot.
  • Ror 14 May 2020 19:08:30 19,968 posts
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    Well considering what a shit show this has been, I'm glad I don't care about the game :)
  • nudistpete 14 May 2020 19:10:38 1,169 posts
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    The amusing thing is if you get to the store it will load in a seemingly random language. Navigating has been fun.

    Finally got to the cart and: "We are experience high transaction volume, please try again later."
  • Gibroon 14 May 2020 19:15:32 2,282 posts
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    I had the random eastern European language for a few attempts but now into English version and downloading. Yay!

    Mind you, I will probably play for the first 10-20 hours then get bored of it like ps4 version.
  • waggy79 14 May 2020 19:17:20 2,230 posts
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    @One_Vurfed_Gwrx It says you get 1 million with this premium edition, but may take 7-10 days to appear in your Account. Whether its transferable I cant say.
  • nudistpete 14 May 2020 19:17:38 1,169 posts
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    Yep, now downloading here. Download speed limited to ~7.5MiB/sec, though "due to high demand in your region".

    94GB.. It's going to take a while. But at least now I feel justified updating my SSD last month.
  • the_milkybar_kid 14 May 2020 19:28:21 8,240 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    I don't have it... I also don't have the EPIC store either.
    You should get it mate. 2 free games a week, sometimes something worthwhile comes up, but my library on there must be close to triple figures and I haven't put a penny into the store yet. Currently playing Just Cause 4 on there which is a really good B tier game that you dont really see anymore.
  • the_milkybar_kid 14 May 2020 19:30:35 8,240 posts
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    Also, getting a 505 error trying to get on the store. Bet they've never had so much traffic.
  • JoeBlade 14 May 2020 20:09:49 4,882 posts
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    It appears to be working for me now. The download that is, I'm not up to the game proper yet.
  • Cadence 14 May 2020 20:12:15 2,461 posts
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    Well I managed to claim and the page now says I own it but it's not showing up in my library. That hasn't happened before with any of the previous free games. Weird.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14 May 2020 20:38:48 3,889 posts
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    Store worked for the purchase, not checked my library for it yet though.
  • gamecat 14 May 2020 20:59:14 964 posts
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    Restart the launcher, it appears then.
  • THFourteen 14 May 2020 21:03:57 53,476 posts
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    the_milkybar_kid wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    I don't have it... I also don't have the EPIC store either.
    You should get it mate. 2 free games a week, sometimes something worthwhile comes up, but my library on there must be close to triple figures and I haven't put a penny into the store yet. Currently playing Just Cause 4 on there which is a really good B tier game that you dont really see anymore.
    Oh turns out I have an account! Nabbed it via the website... will add it to the list of things I never play :-)
  • HarryPalmer 14 May 2020 21:31:19 6,096 posts
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    I've had this on 3 systems now. Can't wait to give it a go on PC.
  • KD 14 May 2020 21:34:33 2,682 posts
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    One_Vurfed_Gwrx wrote:
    So does this come with free GTA money and is that transferable? Might explain the outages if so as I recall hearing a lot of physical sales have been discounted to get the 'free' loot.
    No transfering the cash, I had to get the premium edition in the past for someone and its straight in the players account and bunch of free items in the ingame catalogue.
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