Any users that can download GTA 5 from the Epic Games Store are actually entitled to a free set of bonuses to claim. The “Criminal Enterprise” starter pack contains some much-needed goodies and here’s how you can claim yours.
With Grand Theft Auto 5’s life expectancy continuing on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, there’s still plenty of hype for the game and GTA Online’s continual updates mean that players have lots of content to enjoy.
Some players could be missing out on big content and bonuses that they weren’t even aware of. Any consumers that purchased GTA V from the Epic Store are actually entitled to the Criminal Enterpriser starter pack which grants $1,000,000, cars, and other glorious benefits.
How to redeem GTA Online Epic Store bonuses
Even if you’ve been playing your copy of GTA V, from the Epic Store, for some time, you still may not fully be aware that you have the Premium Edition and you’re entitled to extra content for free.
Let’s fix that and get you the free items you’re missing out on.
Claim your Criminal Enterprise cash
This one is the most straightforward one to get your hands on as the money is automatically added to your account. If you’ve owned the Epic Store Premium Edition for some time, then you’ll have already been rewarded the $1,000,000 from Rockstar by now.
If you have only just bought the game very recently, then the store does issue a prompt saying that it can “take up to 7-10 days” to reflect this money in your account.
Redeeming your GTA Online businesses and property
Your bonuses also entitle you to five buildings. For these, you want to go to the “Dynasty 8” and “Maze Bank Foreclosure” websites in-game. Then re-order the websites by price, lowest first, and your owned property will appear first – as you own them.
Be careful about claiming the 1561 San Vitas Street Apartment because if you’ve managed to get a different home already, it can take the place of the one you already own. This puts any cars you own in the other apartment in jeopardy and you could lose them.
How to get your free GTA Online vehicles
So, you’ve got your cash and buildings, it’s now time for not one, not two, but 10 free vehicles!
To get behind the wheel of them, you’ll need to head to the “Travel and Transport” tab on the internet and then make use of “Legendary Motorsports,” “Southern San Andreas Super Auto,” “Elitas Travel,” and “Warstock.”
Once again, sort by price – lowest to highest – and your owned vehicles will be there for you to get your hands on.
How to redeem GTA Online’s free weapons
Your final lot of loot comes in the form of some ferocious firearms that are sure to help you in most activities you want to engage in.
Claiming these items is the easiest way yet as all you need to do is simply walk into an Ammu-Nation store, approach the counter, and interact with the weapons on the wall until you find the Compact Grenade Launcher, Marksman Rifle, and Compact Rifle. Boom, they are now yours to go on a rampage with.
So, that’s how to claim your Criminal Enterprise starter pack. As we said, even if you’re well into GTA Online and somehow haven’t stumbled across these bonuses, then you absolutely should.
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Clever FIFA 22 trick makes scoring from corners easy
A FIFA 22 Ultimate Team player has shown off a neat way to deal with keen goalkeepers who come out at corner kicks.
Many players like to bring their goalkeeper off the line for corner kicks to vastly increase their chance of collecting the cross. However, a FIFA 22 Ultimate Team player has revealed an easy way to counter this and score from corners easily.
A game of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team provides you with so many different ways to score, and corner kicks are one of those many methods.
The art of a corner kick can be tricky to master, especially when the opposition goalkeeper is pretty much making the box even smaller by occupying more of it.
FIFA 22 Ultimate team has seen a fair share of players bringing their goalkeeper to the edge of the 6-yard area, but one player has found a way to punish these keen interlopers.
Whether you’ve just had a goal-bound shot parried away or worked a routine near the byline, earning a corner can be a great way to whip a ball in and get one of your best or tall, players to nod it in.
Only, that happens less frequently in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team as players enjoy bringing their GK off their line to come a bit further into the box. This drastically narrows your target and makes scoring from them much more difficult.
But thanks to Reddit user mrshandanar, there is a simple way to get around this issue, and it involves a bit of precision and ingenuity.
In the user’s game of FUT Rivals, the opponent brought their GK past the 6-yard area and pretty much made it so that any potential ball would be gathered by the keeper’s safe hands.
Undeterred, the user swapped their corner kick taker to the left-footed winger – Mohammed Salah. They aimed the guiding reticle so that was it was now squarely fixed on the exposed goal. Salah whipped in the corner at nearly maximum power and scored directly.
This is a very clever way to deal with pesky goalkeepers that want to make corners less effective, and if you can catch one out this way, then they’ll be sure to learn their lesson going forward.
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Every GTA game in order: Chronological and release date
We’ve put together a handy guide documenting every GTA game, including their full chronology and release dates.
Quite possibly the most controversial franchise in video game history, the GTA games have certainly had a huge impact on the gaming landscape. To celebrate its storied legacy here is every GTA game in order.
Even people who don’t play or like video games have heard of Grand Theft Auto. Rockstar’s baby started out as a top-down open-world game with limitations on the PlayStation 1.
Fast-forward to 2021, and GTA is a name synonymous around the world, has sold several hundred million copies, and continues to rake in an obscene amount of money. With the GTA Trilogy Remastered: Definitive Edition in the pipeline, we thought we’d look back on all the GTA games.
Without further ado, here’s every GTA game released, and to be released, with accompanying release dates where applicable.
GTA games timeline
- Grand Theft Auto: London 1961
- Grand Theft Auto: London 1969
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Grand Theft Auto
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
- Grand Theft Auto Advance
- Grand Theft Auto 3
- Grand Theft Auto IV / The Lost and Damned / The Ballad of Gay Tony
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
- Grand Theft Auto 2
- Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto (1997)
Where it all began. On November 28, 1997, the basis of what would go on to become a hugely successful series was created and established.
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Allowing players to select several different characters, the goal was to complete a series of structured missions, accumulate lots of points, and generally cause chaos whilst doing so.
The game wasn’t a huge success with critics, but it sold over a million copies and showed there was interest in this sort of thing.
Grand Theft Auto: London 1961 (1999)
Only available to PC players and serving as an expansion to the first GTA, London 1961 was released two years later on March 31, 1999.
It was a ‘freeware’ download pack for PC players and featured far less content than that of the fully-fledged console version of the expansion.
Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 (1999)
Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 was essentially a reskinning of the original game to capture the essence of London, England. Debuting on April 30, 1999, again, reception to the game was mixed, but it was still winning over fans and attracting new ones.
Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999)
Available to PS2 and Xbox users on October 22, 1999, GTA II upped its game in terms of its story, but its overall lack of polish and no significant improvement in the graphics department hindered it.
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Its gameplay had developed as Rockstar implemented a new save system and additional side missions, but it felt like GTA needed a huge leap forward to achieve true success.
Grand Theft Auto III (2001)
Cue GTA III. Still underappreciated by many to this day, it’s hard to quantify how unbelievably key GTA would be to the gaming landscape from October 22, 2001, onwards.
Switching from the eagled-eyed perspective, mostly linear-based nature of previous games, GTA III threw the rulebook out the window and offered a sprawling 3D sandbox filled with tons of collectibles, missions, side missions, fun activities, and tons of replayability.
It finally earned the acclaim of reviewers, it was the highest-selling game in the US for 2001, and is, arguably, the most important GTA game ever made.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)
Rockstar was not content to rest on their laurels and immediately capitalized on their newfound success by releasing Vice City one year later on October 29, 2002.
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Rampages, Stunt Jumps, Hidden Packages, and a whole lot more return in Vice City in bigger and badder fashion.
Not only that, but new elements were added, most notably a talking protagonist as GTA III’s mute Claude was clearly superseded by a very vocal Tommy Vercetti – voiced by Goodfellas icon Ray Liotta.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)
October 26, 2004, capped off a memorable trilogy of games for the PS2 and Xbox as GTA: San Andreas was unleashed to the world.
Each game has tried to one-up the previous game in the franchise, whereas San Andreas tried to cram every single activity humanly possible into the game. Going to the gym, skydiving, burglaries, driving schools, and jetpacks, it’s actually harder to think of things San Andreas didn’t have.
Grand Theft Auto Advance (2004)
Released on the same day as San Andreas, October 26, 2004, GTA Advance was exclusive to the Game Boy Advance and Color and served as a prequel to GTA III.
Its gameplay and overall aesthetic shared more in common with the older-style GTA games rather than GTA III and beyond. As such, it hasn’t been remembered quite as fondly as other iterations.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005)
On the other hand, Liberty City Stories was the franchise’s first foray into the world of Sony’s PSP console and did so on October 24, 2005.
Rockstar made full use of the portable console’s surprising power and sold several million copies as a result. It was more in line with GTA III, Vice, and San Andreas, and the prequel story was a big hit.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006)
With no new entry in the main series imminent, Rockstar released another PSP GTA called Vice City Stories on October 31, 2006.
It was the first real extension of Vice City and the prequel did very well to add new content to Vice City and make it absolutely worth revisiting again.
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)
With the three spin-offs under their belt, Rockstar returned to wow the world once more with GTA IV on April 29, 2008.
The game takes place in a reimagined take on Liberty City and follows the exploits of Niko Bellic, an Eastern European immigrant. GTA IV moves away from the endless activity fest that was San Andreas and focuses more on its compelling, twisting-and-turning narrative.
The move paid off as the game is the joint second-best game of all time, according to Metacritic with a score of 99 out of 100.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (2009)
To further expand upon the GTA IV world, Rockstar decided to create two new pieces of DLC for the game. The first of which is The Lost and Damned, released on February 17, 2009.
Unlike other add-ons, The Lost and the Damned’s timeline rests in the same one as GTA IV, with the player even encountering an NPC Niko Bellic.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2009)
Following The Lost and Damned expansion was another called The Ballad of Gay Tony on April 13, 2009.
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It’s also set in Liberty City with a story that intertwines with GTA IV’s grand narrative. The player’s character is tasked with helping their good friend Tony Prince – “Gay Tony.” The DLC serves as nothing more than another tale to be told in Liberty City and closes the book on GTA IV.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (2009)
Chinatown Wars would prove to be another milestone for the Grand Theft Auto franchise as the game’s March 17, 2009, release date would be the first time that the series had come to the Nintendo DS.
Whilst sales of the initial launch were not anything to write home about, the inclusion of new and exclusive gameplay elements proved to be a winner. The game is the joint highest-rated in DS history on Metacritic and received subsequent rereleases on other consoles.
Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
After more DLC and spin-offs, Rockstar finally satisfied their rabid fanbase by making GTA V available to purchase on September 17, 2013.
The groundbreaking entry into the illustrious franchise shook up the formula by having three playable, interchangeable protagonists, it had the biggest GTA map yet and also founded a source of endless replayability – GTA Online.
The exploits of Trevor, Franklin, and Michael in Los Santos have helped Rockstar to sell an estimated 150 million+ units of GTA V worldwide, and it became the most lucrative piece of media ever in 2018 – earning even more billions in revenue since then.
The game has been re-released for the PS4 and Xbox One, and in 2021 will be available to buy for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Grand Theft Auto The Trilogy: Definitive Edition (2021)
Despite fans pleading with Rockstar Games to announce Grand Theft Auto VI, the developers have tried to fill the void with the new GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition that is set to release on November 11, 2021.
Instead of basic remasters with slightly updated graphics, Rockstar has given GTA III, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas full visual makeovers, and updated the gameplay and mechanics to be more attuned to the modern-day games.
That just about covers all the games in the GTA series listed in chronological order from first to most recent.
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How big is Apex Legends? Game file size on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch & PC
Here is everything that you need to know about the Apex Legends game file size on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
You’ll want to know how much storage space Apex Legends will take on your system before installing it, so we’ve covered the exact game file size on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox.
Since its release in 2019, Apex Legends has become one of the fastest-growing battle royale titles with a large player count in 2021. Some fans just play public games, while others compete in Ranked Leagues.
The developers often add new content through various update patches, so you’ll need to know how much storage space is required before you install the game.
- Apex Legends game file size on PC
- Apex Legends game file size on PlayStation
- Apex Legends game file size on Xbox
- Apex Legends game file size on Nintendo Switch
Apex Legends game file size on PC
Installing Apex Legends requires around 74.05 GB of storage space on your PC or laptop. This means that you can’t enjoy the game on a low-end PC with relatively low disk space.
If you’re running low on storage then you can try deleting some of the larger files in your system, including other games that are already installed. You can also run a system cleaner to remove files that are taking up space.
Once you have enough space, you can try downloading Apex Legends. This can take an estimated time of 12 to 14 hours, but this can vary based on the speed of your Internet connection. You might get it done quicker if your network is fast.
Apex Legends game file size on PlayStation
As of version 1.82, the Apex Legends takes up around 69.82 GB on PlayStations. You’ll be able to access the game when approximately 28.95 GB of the file has completed downloading.
However, you’ll need to wait for the rest of the installation before you can access network features and play online. Installation of the base game will probably take a few minutes or an hour.
The remaining download could also take an hour or two, depending on your Internet connection.
Apex Legends game file size on Xbox
The Apex Legends game file size is around 69.9 GB on Xbox Series X and 75.7 GB on Series S. This means that you’ll have to wait several hours for the game to finish installing before you can play it.
You can keep the download going on your system while you play something else. If you feel like doing something else then just make sure that your system isn’t powered off when leaving the room.
As with PlayStation, the installation time could range between one hour or several depending on the speed of your network connection. You can speed it up by making sure that no other devices or apps are downloading updates or other large files.
Apex Legends game file size on Nintendo Switch
You only need around 24.85 GB of free space to install the battle royale title in your Switch. The Apex Legends game file is much smaller on the Nintendo Switch than it is on other platforms.
The success of Apex Legends since its launch has been spectacular, so it came as no surprise that fans asked the devs to bring the battle royale to other platforms. It finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2021.
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