No, there is no GTA V PC beta

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Grand Theft Auto, last year’s best selling game is for now, stuck on the old consoles. It may or may not be coming to Pc, and even the new machines from Sony and Microsoft. Rockstar hasn’t confirmed a damned thing. People  though, want to believe. Which is why some of them have been dumb enough to get suckered by the latest GTA V Pc scam, promising beta invites.

Here’s what the latest scam looks like..and it doesn’t even look remotely legitimate, sporting questionable language that seems to have its origins in eastern Europe somewhere.


“You invited Beta tester GTA V to Windows.

Registered this link with the promotion code” says the mail.

Naturally, the attached file contains malware, and anybody dumb enough to fall for this probably deserves to have all of their money siphoned. That’s very much the same thing that happened to people who downloaded “GTA V for PC” via torrents n October last year.

"Even though the existence of a PC version of GTA V is an unproven rumor, cybercriminals still managed to make convincing bait out of it.  We recently found a spam campaign making the rounds; this one claims that the user has been invited to the GTA V PC beta test," security firm Trend Labs stated in an official statement.

Quite simply, until Rockstar says otherwise, assume GTA V for PC doesn’t exist.

Last Updated: March 19, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

    If it looks too good to be true, then it usually is O_o

  • Norm

    Lol @ header image.

  • Brian Murphy

    “Quite simply, until Rockstar says otherwise, assume GTA V for PC doesn’t exist.”

    Or until a few years down the road when someone makes a PS3/360 emulator for PC, then of course, it does exist. 😉

    Rockstar has the choice to get money from PC Gamer’s now, or lose out when the emulator comes down the road. I have no problems with either eventuality.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    I do believe the term NOOB is more appropriate here than it has ever been….

  • Rags

    Don’t care, in a few minutes I will be downloading Unreal Engine 4! :D/

  • Brenz

    Master race eh, pretty fuckin stupid for a “master”….

    • ElimiNathan

      SO much anger, mommy couldn’t afford a nice gaming PC for you ? 😀

      • Brenz

        I dont see any anger, just the truth.

        • ElimiNathan

          What you did was throw all the people who got this email into the Master Race subset, your mom could have been one of the people to get this email, you calling her “fuckin stupid” now ?

          • Brenz

            wow references to my mother in 2 posts, I can see the intelligence level Im dealing with here so this will be my last post to you, go troll escapist child

          • ElimiNathan

            Haha I felt bad about the 2nd reference, should have used something else, too late, nice “comeback” LOL.

  • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    lol…Master Race………….Enjoy Goat simulator guys

    • Brian Murphy

      Could be worse, could be throwing controllers through TV screens 🙂

      • Kensei Seraph

        Yeah, because replacing keyboard, mouse and monitor is much cheaper.

        • Brian Murphy

          Huh? How exactly would that happen?

          • Kensei Seraph

            Much the same way as with controllers and TV screens but with an extra chance to regret you decision.

    • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

      Hey, we now have Bear simulator as well O_o

    • FSR

      Enjoy AAA titles for R800 a pop LOL. Console gamers are fast becoming the “master race”, its suddenly all about 1080p 60fps… remember when PC gamers were like that?

  • Robert Hart

    Email address of [email protected]… ultimate porn user?

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Sigh. As jy dom is moet jy kak.

    • Admiral Chief of comments


    • RinceIsIngwer


  • Kensei Seraph

    “sporting questionable language that seems to have its origins in eastern Europe somewhere.”
    The pot calling the kettle orange?

    • Brian Murphy

      I know, right? They love to act like their shit smells like rainbows here.

      • Not rainbows. Mostly red. I have to stop eating so much beetroot.

        • Brian Murphy

          Posted a couple things in the ION section while you guys were asleep. Some of it’s probably worth taking a look at.

          • Yeah, have had a look. thanks, matey!

          • Brian Murphy

            No prob, also put some much better photos of Morpheus in the Morpheus reveal article.

          • Brian Murphy

            *chuckle* That’s bullshit, I never wake up to Sandra Bullock.

          • RinceIsIngwer


          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            Lol, maybe you should ask Gavin if you can become their American correspondent 😛 (you are American, right?)

          • Brian Murphy

            Yeah, I’m an American, but don’t hold that against me 😉

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            Lol, as long as you don;t shop at Walmart then we’re cool… I have seen the pictures of what goes on in that place O_o

            Just kidding :P… But maybe you should ask Gavin, then you don’t have to post all the stuff you find in the ION articles

  • Kromas

    We live in South Africa. They call it GTA, we call it JAD. (Just Another Day) 😛

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Also known as SSDD

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        And combined to form Just Another Shitty Day in Paradise.

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      Having travelled around West Africa, I think South Africans should be very grateful for what we have. There are problems everywhere, but we definitely have it good in the major centres.

      • Kromas

        True but I do prefer to try and compare us with the rest of the world. The “It is Africa, what are we going to do about it?” speech is getting rather old now. I mean we hosted a wold cup for crying out loud. That is something West Africa can only dream of.

  • oVg deprived

    The peasants did the public BETA for them. I do not mind as they did ERROR 37 for us.

  • RinceIsIngwer

    I heard this was coming to the PC after Half Life 3?

    • Norm

      Bwahahahahaha… ouch!

      • RinceIsIngwer

        Hehe, too soon hey? 😉

        • Norm

          I think with Half-Life 3, it will always be too soon!

  • If you actually fell for this scam, you should immediately remove yourself from the gene pool.

    Oh, and let me add… there will be no PC release.

    That is all.

  • This crap was created by some Slovak 13 year old virgin (commercial texts in email are in Slovak language) and kids around the world wuz just like: “Hell yeah mom! Mooooom! Rockstar has choose me to be a beta tester for GTA V PC mom! I will install it right now! But I must disable Kaspersky cuz its saying it is malware, but thats a nonsense, this is GTA V for PC beta testing ,it must be real cuz the sender email is [email protected], mom!” Flippin naive kids everywhere!

  • Rob Ford

    GTA 5 for PC has been LEAKED! That’s right.. You can get it for FREE!


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