Grand Theft Auto free obtain crashes Epic Games retailer

Still from GTA 5Image copyright Rockstar Games
Image caption Grand Theft Auto V is the top-earning title of all time

The Epic Games retailer skilled glitches on Thursday as followers rushed to obtain a free copy of Grand Theft Auto V.

Within minutes of creating the sport free on-line the swell of demand prompted the positioning to sluggish and ship error messages.

Epic blamed the slowdown on “heavy traffic” and mentioned it was working to repair the issue.

Grand Theft Auto, generally known as GTA to followers, is made by Rockstar Games and is likely one of the prime promoting gaming franchises.

Every week Epic Games makes a ‘thriller recreation’ out there with out cost on its retailer. The video games can be found for PCs or Macs. Users who obtain the week’s thriller recreation can hold it perpetually, even when the free to obtain interval expires.

On Wednesday it was introduced Grand Theft Auto V could be this week’s recreation.

The recreation grew to become out there at 11:00 EDT (15:00 GMT). Within minutes of the launch customers started to report slowdowns and error messages.

On Twitter, the corporate tried to calm followers.

Epic Games attributed the slowdown to excessive demand.

Grand Theft Auto V has earned greater than every other single recreation ever launched, based on MarketWatch. More than 100 million copies have been bought since its launch in 2013.

The slowdown and crashes seem to have lasted a number of hours and prompted issues on different Epic platforms as nicely.

Fortnite, which is made by Epic, seemed to be having bother with its launcher and the cell recreation Battle Breakers was additionally exercising points.

The supply to obtain Grand Theft Auto V runs by means of 21 May. In January, Epic Games mentioned it deliberate to provide away free video games every week by means of 2020.