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Here’s what’s inside the special editions for GTA V

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GTA V is coming later this year, and you can bet our buns that that premium game is going to command a premium price. Still, if you’re ready to fork out plenty of money for a copy of the game, then it might be worth throwing a few dollars more towards the special editions. Here’s the amount of sandbox bang that you’ll get for your buck.

Quoted directly from the Rockstar site because I am just beyond the usual level of lethargy today, the regular special edition will get you:


  • Full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto V
  • Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork
    This special SteelBook features double-sided, never-before-seen artwork of Michael, Trevor and Franklin. Custom color and metallic treatments bring out the detail of the artwork created exclusively for this SteelBook. 
  • Blueprint Map
    This exclusive, additional 21.5” x 26.75” map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County. Cryptic markings indicate locations for fast cash and other points of interest for the up-and-coming entrepreneur. 
  • Special Ability Boost
    Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have a unique special ability. With this boost, the special ability bar will generate 25% faster.
  • Stunt Plane Trials
    Single player Stunt Plane Trials let you take on additional aerial challenges spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.
  • Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More
    Michael, Franklin and Trevor get bonus outfits in their wardrobes, character specific tattoos at tattoo parlors, and special deals from shopkeepers across Los Santos and Blaine County.
  • Additional Weapons
    When visiting Ammunation stores in single player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free: the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer.

If you’re really, really keen on dropping some coin though, then the Collector’s Edition will nab you the following extras alongside all the special edition goodies:


  • Grand Theft Auto V Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key
    Inspired by the heists in Grand Theft Auto V, this custom 10.75” x 8.5” money bag features a pop-up style lock and laser cut logo key to secure important items. The reverse side features a pressed Rockstar Games logo on the security mount with a framed ID window.
  • Grand Theft Auto V New Era 9FIFTY™ Snapback Cap
    This exclusive New Era 9FIFTY™ cap features an embroidered Los Santos logo on the front, a stitched, black Rockstar Games logo on the wearer’s left side, a Grand Theft Auto ‘V’ logo applique on the opposite side, and snapback closure for an adjustable fit.
  • Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online
    Get classic Grand Theft Auto characters to use within the Grand Theft Auto Online Character Creation System.
  • Unique Vehicles and Garage Property
    Players will instantly receive a garage to store custom vehicles. In single player, the garage will be stocked with the 1930’s style Hotknife hotrod and the CarbonRS sports bike. In Grand Theft Auto Online, players will get the high-end Khamelion electric car.

Now, before you get too excited, remember, we don’t know yet if we’ll be getting these specific editions yet. We’ll update as soon as we get details from the relevant parties though. If you’re planning on importing though, the special edition will cost you $79.99 (R767), while the Collector’s Edition will leave a hole in the shape of $149.99 (R1429) in your bank account.

Last Updated: May 23, 2013


  1. I’ve never understood the need for special/collectors editions.


  2. Rince an repeat

    May 23, 2013 at 15:50

    What? Am I seeing this right?R1429? I’d expect a night of wonders that would make the people of Pompeii blush for that! Not to mention have left overs for the following morning’s cab fare, and cash for treatment of the newly acquired STDs…


    • Marc O Polo

      May 26, 2013 at 16:33

      Takealot has the collectors edition for R1699 on there site, good news is the std edition price came down to R669… think i’ll go with that thanks!


  3. WouldHonestlyLikeToKnow

    May 24, 2013 at 07:43

    Interesting Price points…

    Here’s my question and maybe someone here can explain:

    Standard edition – $59.99 (R573) (Listed by Amazon, Best-Buy, Wallmart, Gamestop)

    Yet the majority of our retailers list it at the “Special” Pre-Order price:

    R640-730 (Used to be R800 which wil probably be the normal retail price) Depending on retailer.

    Yet at the same time the games listed below at the same price ($59.99) are listed as follow:

    Call of Duty: Ghosts – R564 -R640

    Battlefield 4 – R484-R550 (And yes this is mostly due to there being a local EA distributor which has been closed as I have it)

    Remember Me – R484-R550

    Last of Us – R564-R640

    There are many more titles I could use as examples.
    My main question is why is GTA V being listed at a Cost that is pretty much the same as what the “Special edition” is suppose to cost?


    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      May 26, 2013 at 18:53

      We don’t get the Dollar price conversion this side. As a European territory, our pricing is mostly in line with what the UK would pay, ala Pounds. Which is usually in the region of more. Much, much more.


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