GTA Online

GTA Online is the multiplayer mode of GTA 5. Grand Theft Auto Online is a dynamic and distinct online world for 16 players that uses the gameplay features, geography and mechanics of GTA 5, complemented by new content that will be produced by Rockstar Games and members of the GTA community.

Grand Theft Auto Online takes the fundamental concepts of GTA, including freedom of movement, fun and mission-based gameplay, and makes it all available to multiple players in a detailed online world.

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In Grand Theft Auto Online, players can freely explore the world alone or with friends, complete missions in co-op, team up and participate in various events together, or play in traditional modes with the community. And all this works within the framework of the gameplay mechanics of Grand Theft Auto V.

Players can invest money in their hero, customizing his appearance, improving the hero's characteristics, buying unique cars, private property, completing various tasks, earning reputation and money to open up new opportunities and move up the criminal ladder. The world of Grand Theft Auto Online will constantly grow and change with the addition of new content.

What awaits players in GTA Online

  • Up to 16 people can be in the world at the same time;
  • Chaos and crime in the open world: players will be able to act alone or with friends, ride mountain bikes, shoot at shooting galleries, rob shops and armored vans for cash and reputation;
  • Work: players will be able to complete missions and third-party tasks, unite in teams of mercenaries and degenerates to play together;
  • Racing: GTA Online features classic street racing, off-road racing, water racing, airplane racing and more. Take part in the frantic GTA Race mode or the more familiar Rally mode, where one player acts as a co-driver while the other controls the car at high speed;
  • Sports: with friends you can play tennis, golf, skydiving and other sports, earning money and reputation;
  • Customization: Players will be able to create their own characters in the Character Creator tool, then earn some money to spend on new clothes and other items. You can also collect and customize cars by storing them in your garage. Your own weapons also undergo detailed customization;
  • Money and reputation: reputation is earned through various online activities and opens access to new opportunities, weapons, and criminal contacts. The cash received can be spent on buying cars, clothes, weapons, real estate and much more. You can earn money by robbing armored cars, winning street races and other competitions. If you are too lazy to participate in competitions, then game currency can be purchased for real money. The developers note that the game economy is built in such a way that ordinary mortals who do not want to buy game currency with their hard-earned money will in no way suffer from the actions of the rich. You don't need real money to purchase cars, weapons, clothes and other things, but if you want to get them faster, then pay. The developers also emphasize that the economies of GTA 5 and GTA Online are structured completely differently, so those who had a hard time earning money in GTA 5 will be able to quickly earn it in GTA Online;
  • Pains of change: you need to understand that in the first days, players will experience glitches, bugs, crashes and other joys inherent in early versions of online games. This is inevitable, but the developers will try to fix them as quickly as possible. And they will need your help.

GTA Online gameplay video

Facts about GTA Online

  • Players can invest money in their hero, customizing his appearance, improving the hero’s characteristics, buying unique cars, weapons and private property, completing various tasks, earning reputation and money;
  • Players can explore the virtual universe of GTA Online, complete missions, participate in various events and compete in traditional multiplayer modes alone or with friends;
  • As players complete various tasks in GTA Online, they will gain access to new heroes, missions and rewards;
  • Maximum number of players in GTA Online — 16 people, and the total number of players will be in the millions. They will all earn Reputation Points (RP), money and various material assets;
  • Your virtual character's lips will be synchronized with the speech you speak into your microphone when communicating with other players in GTA Online;
  • In GTA Online, you can take out your mobile phone and call your friend who is playing in single-player mode to invite him to the virtual world. All friends will be displayed in the contacts menu of the virtual mobile phone;
  • Players can create their own tracks and locations for game modes using the Content Editor. You can exchange your own creations with other players;
  • The world of Grand Theft Auto Online will constantly grow and change with the addition of new content;
  • Access to Grand Theft Auto Online will be free for those who purchase GTA 5;
  • The Content Creator will allow you to create your own content in the Social Club cloud service. Other players will be able to play the mission you created, try to set a new record, and then evaluate your creation. Players can also follow the most talented mission creators and select their favorite creations;
  • Players acting as passengers in GTA Online will be able to switch radio stations in the car;
  • You will be able to recruit players for your team from your friends list; in addition, you will be able to select players by skill level. When robbing stores, the organizer of the raid receives all the profits and decides how to divide it among the members of his team;
  • The organizer of the robbery may also refuse to share the money, weapons and ammunition received from the robbery with members of his team. In this case, disadvantaged players may try to rob their offender;
  • Cars purchased as property are displayed as markers on the map and can be confiscated if left for too long. In order to return the confiscated car, you will have to pay a certain amount;
  • An analogue of Twitter called The Feed will be built into the game. It will notify you of all emails sent to you through Social Club;
  • You can switch between single-player mode and GTA Online through the character selection wheel;
  • In GTA Online there will be a lot of real estate that can be purchased at different prices;
  • At home, the player can see who came to visit him using an external camera installed next to the front door, take a shower, surf the Internet, change clothes and watch TV;
  • Players can insure their own car in GTA Online and request a replacement car if anything happens to it;
  • You can hire a personal mechanic who will always repair vehicles and deliver them to any point on the map;
  • Before purchasing a car, you will be able to examine its characteristics in detail, including speed, handling and others;
  • Using your own TV you can watch in-game events, for example, police chases;
  • Players can store their accumulated savings in a bank. If you are killed, then you can find your corpse and take your wallet from it;
  • Grand Theft Auto Online will be playable on October 1, 2013.

Former Rockstar President Leslie Benzies on GTA Online

Thoughts about this appeared during the development of GTA 3, and every game we said to ourselves “now we’ll do this.” But, putting my hand on my heart, I can say that at that time we did not have enough strength and technical capabilities for this. And now the time has come.
— Leslie Benzies

GTA Online preview

GTA Online is something different, something more that completely changes the way GTA is played. GTA 5 is just a starting point with no multiplayer mode. GTA Online is a completely new project and the biggest event since GTA 3.
— Rockstar Games

GTA Online screenshots

Joint recreation and gangs

Grand Theft Auto Online players can spend time together participating in various activities, playing golf and tennis, going to the cinema, participating in robberies, escaping from the police, participating in various activities, including racing, death matches, missions and other game formats , create gangs, visit each other, use illegal substances, as well as steal cars and create total mayhem. And that's not all!

Working in GTA Online

Jobs are missions in GTA Online that users are free to complete alone or with other session members. The works stand apart from the main story missions of GTA Online; they feel much closer to competitive multiplayer. Doing work will help you earn money and advance in GTA Online. The works present several modes, they can be accessed at several points on the map, which are marked with blue icons. Players can create their own works using the content editor and play through them with friends.

Free game (Freemode)

Free Play mode first appeared in Grand Theft Auto 4 and its expansion episodes, but in GTA Online the whole concept has been significantly rethought and improved.

Unlike GTA 4, where the host player could customize various Free Play settings, Free Play cannot be changed in GTA Online. The capabilities of the police and all other aspects of the game world are predetermined by the developers, and players must accept this.

The entire single player campaign area is fully accessible in this base mode. In different places of this world there are special markers for events, tasks and various activities.

However, all tasks and cases take place in separate sessions. Thus, the free play world is something of a hub, a lobby. This is a conditional buffer between different game modes, where 30 people can simultaneously stay on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and 16 people on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

While playing Free Mode, users can not only visit markers, but also spend cash in shops and special places. For example, they can purchase a wide variety of property: garages, apartments, entire houses and land plots. Moreover, all property is available in all free play sessions.

After the release of the Freemode Events Update, the game added an event system. Every 6 hours in a session, one of the random events occurs, which have their own conditions, goals and rewards.


The main idea of all types of shootings is the rivalry of some players with others. Within the framework of children's match there are many sub-modes, each of which has its own rules and its own specifics. However, one way or another, the whole action comes down to killing each other to earn victory points.


Like deathmatch, racing is not uniform. Their formats may differ significantly from each other due to differences in available technology and other features.


Unlike deathmatch, the main goal is not to kill the enemy, but to capture a certain object (cargo, vehicle) or position on the map. However, subtypes of capture are almost always associated with cruelty and violence: players are forced to fight to the death in order to achieve their objectives.


The most popular PvE mode, in which players, united in a team of up to 4 people, must survive for a long time, divided into waves. At the beginning of each wave, opponents appear on the map, and it is they who need to be neutralized in order to move on to the next stage.


One of the sports available in GTA Online, which can be separated into a separate mode due to the presence of a full-fledged game element, a whole list of locations and special mechanics. While skydiving, players must complete various objectives regarding getting into special zones. The sharper the landing, the higher the result.

Adversary Modes

A whole collection of different PvP modes, most of which cannot be clearly attributed to the basic types of work in the game. This is the most extensive type of activity, including many sub-modes.


In GTA Online, missions are in many ways similar to those found in single player mode. The player's tasks include completing special assignments. Some involve delivering cargo, others require finding a special person.


An analogue of raids and dungeons from classic MMORPGs. Heists are a whole series of tasks that ultimately lead players to a big jackpot. This is the most profitable game mode, but at the same time the most difficult and demanding of skills and understanding of the game.

Real estate, transport and money

Money holds a special place in any GTA game. No money — no car, no cool mansion.

Weapons and armor

The base edition of Grand Theft Auto 5 had 30 weapons, while the special and collector's editions had an additional 3 weapons. The standard set includes 21 firearms, 5 melee weapons, 4 throwing weapons and a can of gasoline.

As for armor, there are 5 types of armor in GTA Online, each of which has its own protection rating and price. All types of armor provide protection from all types of damage: explosions, gunshot wounds, blows and falls. Sometimes armor can be found in Los Santos and other regions of the game world, but it is much easier to purchase it in the Ammu-Nation store.

Release dates

  • PS3 — October 1, 2013
  • Xbox 360 — October 1, 2013
  • PS4 — November 18, 2014
  • Xbox One — November 18, 2014
  • PC — April 14, 2015
  • PS5 – March 15, 2022
  • Xbox Series X/S – March 15, 2022

System requirements


  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Q6600 or AMD Phenom 9850
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA 9800 GT or AMD HD 4870
  • Disk space: 72 GB


  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 or AMD X8 FX-8350
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA GTX 660 or AMD HD7870
  • Disk space: 72 GB

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