Is it free to play GTA Online? GTA 5, or Grand Theft Auto 5's, online multiplayer mode is one of the most played games on PS5 and PS4, competing with free titles like Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite. Naturally, many people wonder how much money it costs to play GTA Online and is it free to play? As part of our GTA Online guide, we're going to answer the question is GTA Online free to play?

GTA Online: Is It Free to Play?

GTA Online: Is It Free to Play? Guide 1

GTA Online is included free with all copies of GTA 5, which is also known as Grand Theft Auto 5. This applies to both the PS5 and PS4 versions of the online crime caper. Ultimately, what this means is that you'll need to own a copy of Rockstar's game to play online. You'll also need an active subscription to PS Plus.

However, there are some additional options available to you. A standalone version of GTA Online is available on PS5 from 15th March, 2022, which includes the full version of GTA Online without GTA 5's single player campaign. Furthermore, until 14th June, 2022, this will be available to download for free on PS5, although you will still need an active PS Plus subscription to play.

GTA 5 and GTA Online's PS5 pricing is as follows:

Until 14th June, 2022:

  • GTA 5 (Single Player and GTA Online): $9.99/£8.75
  • GTA Online: Free

After 14th June, 2022:

  • GTA 5 (Single Player and GTA Online): $39.99/£34.99
  • GTA Online: $19.99/£17.99

Once you have access to a copy of GTA 5, or the standalone version of GTA Online, there are no additional costs associated with the game, besides ensuring you have an active PS Plus subscription. However, you can purchase Shark Cards to increase your in-game bank balance. It's worth stressing that these additional payments, known as microtransactions, aren't required, and you can find out How to Make Money Fast through the link.

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