GTA Online Is Free for a Limited Amount of Time on PS4, No PS Plus Required

In celebration of After Hours' arrival to the world of Grand Theft Auto Online, Rockstar Games has announced that the online service is available for free to all PS4 players for a limited amount of time. This means that while the promotion is live, GTA Online will not be locked behind PlayStation Plus.

From now until August 6, the online portion of the game is free for all current players, and that includes all previous updates. Whether a heist is more your speed, or just want to get down on some criminal shenanigans, the world of online is more accessible than ever before.

For those that maybe have taken a step away from the Grand Theft Auto series, Grand Theft Auto Online is a multiplayer experience that lets up to 30 players explore the open world of San Andreas within Grand Theft Auto V. Competitive game matches, co-op experiences, and just the overall freedom to roam the streets as you see fit.

Though the base game also offers that same freedom, Online play lets you explore with friends while taking out other players. Though this mode was met with a lot of backlash when it was first launch, often called "repetitive" and "lack-luster" by reviewers, a ton of updates have since been launched in the multiplayer-verse exponentially increasing the enjoyment factor that this form of online experience has to offer.

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What makes this mode even better is that players can create a toon that looks like them, versus the set characters in the single-player world. According to the multiplayer mode's wiki listing, "The mute player-character online avatar arrives in Lost Santos by plane and is picked up by Lamar Davis, who gives the character a gun and a car. An hour-long tutorial introduces the player to the various game modes, driving, fighting, and game progression mechanics. The story is not central in the multiplayer, though it serves as a prequel to the single-player story, where characters from the single-player are woven in"

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