Almost all of us have at a certain point played a version of the big video game franchise – Grand Theft Auto, and we all sure have fond memories.
From the dude that won’t just stealing cars off the highway to living an entire ghetto life and making the meal of it.
Well, it seems the company responsible for a game that has sold more than 120 million copies till date decided to give back to its players by currently offering the game to the public completely free of cost, until May 21 on the Epic Games store.
Just to add the cherry on top of the cake, it is not the basic version of the game, instead, it is the premium edition, which comes bundled with a cash bonus of $1,000,000 that can be used inside GTA Online.
Epic Games Store often gives out free games as a ‘mystery game’ that users can download and keep forever. This time, it decided to put up Grand Theft Auto V as the free game till May 21 which is just a no brainier…
As a result, large number of people rushed to the online store website and launcher app to get the game. This caused heavy traffic on Epic’s servers, which led to slowdowns, errors, and the Epic Games Launcher crashing.
Owing to the popularity of GTA V even though it is 7 years old, the swarm of users still wanting to download the game comes as no surprise.
In a tweet shortly after the issues were reported by the users, Epic acknowledged the problems and said that it was working on a fix.
Some hours later, the website was down to the bare voma again…nothing beats a huge fan following, nothing really
Finally, as of the morning of May 15, the company seem to have found a solution to the heavy traffic as it shared that it has “deployed updates to provide resolution for these issues,” and that most users should be able to access the Epic Games Store website and launcher. “We’ll continue to monitor traffic and provide updates if further issues are encountered. Thank you for your continued patience!”, the tweet added.
How to get GTA 5 for free from Epic Games store
If you are excited to hear this news and want to download
GTA 5 to your PC now, or just to keep it in your library to download and play at a later date, follow the given steps below…
However, you might also have to brace up for some downtime due to heavy traffic on the Epic Games store.
- Head over to EpicGames.com
- Sign up for a new account by tapping on the Sign-in option. And there press the sign up option. If you already have an account, simply sign in to it.
- After setting up 2FA head back to the home page and search for GTA 5.
- It will bring up the game, which you need to tap and on the game description page, you need to press ‘Get’.
- This will bring up the order page, where you just need to press the order button to add to your library.
How to install GTA V
PS: GTA 5 is around 95GB in size so it is recommended that you download the game on to your PC when you are connected to a Wi-Fi or you using a heavy subscription.
Better still, get a night subscription plan which will get the job done in this part of the world.
- After the game has been added into your library, you now need to download and install the Epic Games Launcher from the company’s website. The launcher has a size of around 400MB.
- After installing the client, log in to the launcher with your Epic Games Store credentials.
- Tap the library option, which is located on the left apparently which will showcase all your games. Select GTA 5 and click on Install.
An image shared on Reddit might just leaked some upcoming games from the Epic Games store.
These include Civilization 6 expected to come on May 21, Borderlands – The Handsome Collection expected on May 28, and ARK Survival Evolved expected on June 4.
As all three of these games are quite popular, if this leak turns out to be true, a lot of people definitely will be flocking to the Epic Games Store once again to get a hang of them.
Xiaomi Redmi G 144Hz Gaming Laptop launched: Full Specifications, Features and Price
Few days ago, we brought you news Xiaomi were planning on launching it’s first gaming laptop, the Chinese tech company has moved to fulfil that promise with the Redmi G gaming laptop.
The Redmi G is the first gaming laptop by Xiaomi under the Redmi brand as the company already has thin and light notebooks under its Mi NoteBook and RedmiBook lineup. Moreover for specs, the new gaming gadget has launched with upto 10th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics to boot.
Though the Redmi G laptop isn’t tipped to challenge major bigwigs in the gaming industry, it still packs enough features to get you through the most rigorous and graphic-demanding games.
Xiaomi Redmi G Specifications and Features
Xiaomi Redmi G features a 16.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution anti-glare display with very narrow bezels on three sides and upto 144Hz refresh rate. The base configuration was tipped to come with 60Hz refresh rate which it did but, the rest of the two models come with 144Hz display.
It also supports a 100% sRGB colour gamut range and offers 81% screen-to-body ratio with 178-degree wide-viewing angles. The Redmi G measures 23.1 millimetres in thickness and weighs 2.5 kilograms, so its not your common thin and light laptop but instead offers a full set of features that ensures a smooth gaming performance.
Under the hood, the Xiaomi Redmi G is powered by the 10th generation Intel Core i5-10200H processor running at upto 2.4GHz for the base model paired with NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics. The other Core i5-10300H variant that comes with NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti graphics.
The maxed-out Redmi G is powered by 10th generation Intel Core i7-10750H processor with 2.6GHz base clock speed and is paired with GTX 1650Ti. All variants come with 512GB PCIe SSD storage and 16GB DDR4 RAM.
The Xiaomi Redmi G doesn’t just disappoint on the basic feature aspect either. It comes with a full-sized backlit keyboard that offers a 1.5 mm key travel with dedicated numeric keys and trackpad features like Microsoft PTP gesture controls.
As for the I/O ports, the new gaming laptop features a Type-C port, USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.2 ports, a mini Display Port 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack and an ethernet port. The laptop is also equipped with two 2W speaker units supported by DTS:X Ultra. It also comes with Wi-Fi 6 module with 2.4Gbps theoretical Internet speeds and Bluetooth 5.1.
Xiaomi also packed in a 55WHr battery juice for this which it claims can last for upto 6 hours when browsing the web and upto 4 hours when streaming videos online.
Xiaomi Redmi G Pricing and Availability
The Redmi G has only launched in China for now though no word if Xiaomi will bring it to the global market anytime soon.
However, the Redmi G gaming laptop comes in three configurations to choose from starting at CNY 5,299 for the base variant with Core i5-10200H and 60Hz display, CNY 6,299 for the Core i5-10300H model with 144Hz display and a maxed-out configuration at CNY 6,999 with Core i7-10750H processor and 144Hz display. Which ever unit you chose to go for, be rest assured you’re getting a budget PC that no doubt will survive anything thrown at it.
Xiaomi set to launch its first gaming laptop – the Redmi G on August 14: Here’s everything to know
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi had recently launched new laptops, and now its sub-brand, Redmi is all set to go all out into the game by introducing the Redmi G its first-ever gaming laptop.
The Redmi G has been teased to come with minimal bezels packing specs reminiscence of the Microsoft Surface and will be a premium laptop that is powerful and looks quite modern.
Much like the arrival of any new product, the first goal would be to evade the new product factor which has seen numerous tech either fall to public displeasures or entirely launch undercooked.
Here’s everything to know about Xiaomi’s Redmi G first gaming laptop.
Redmi G Features and Specifications
Though Redmi has so far succeeded in getting the public Hawkeye to just limited details about the device, the illusion will only get clearer as we approach lunch. Taking to Weibo, Redmi has teased that the laptop will feature some interesting design decisions, the laptop is said to come with very minimal bezels including the move to shift the webcam to the bottom bezel.
While nothing has been confirmed till now, there are suggestions that the laptop will feature some cooling solution and superior performance for gaming evidently pointing to the device been powered by the Core i5-10200H and Core i5-10300H processors.
The company already has the RedmiBook range of notebooks in 13, 14, and 16-inch sizes. However, the new Redmi G gaming laptop will most likely be announced in a 15-inch display variant. The design could see the laptop come with a matte finish body in all-black colour.
Additionally, the Redmi G laptop could also be a little bulky and look like a typical gaming laptop as it would also house a hig-end graphics card for games and other applications.
Furthermore, it is worth noting that Redmi has a number of laptops under its name, with even a special edition Ryzen notebook also being sold by the company in China. However, none of these laptops support a 144Hz display. It will be interesting to see if Redmi G notebook also comes with a 144Hz display.
Redmi G Price and Availability
In the afformentioned teaser, Redmi has revealed that it will be launching the Redmi G gaming laptop on August 14. Though no information if the device would be restricted to only the China market, more on this should however be revealed later tomorrow when the device finally goes official.