“Leaked” PC Version of GTA 5 a Scam

What’s worse than a bit of malicious software sneaking its way onto your PC? Downloading a whopping 18GB worth of malware in one fell, PC-killing swoop.

That’s just what you’ll get if you try to pirate the non-existent PC version of Grand Theft Auto V from any number of torrent sites, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of people from doing it anyway.

Kotaku directs us to WCCF Tech, which outs the “leaked” PC version of GTA 5 as fake. WCCF Tech notes the scam is cleverly sizable to further entice downloaders, and even includes a setup.exe file that actually works. Well, “works” in that it enables you to easily install a metric ton of malware.

For the record, Rockstar has not confirmed or denied there will be a PC version of GTA 5, but various rumors claim our platform of choice will get its ticket to Los Santos in early 2014.

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9 Comments on “Leaked” PC Version of GTA 5 a Scam

AxΣtwin

On October 22, 2013 at 8:46 am

As a PC gamer, I feel I must say, serves them right. Anyone dumb enough to fall for such an obvious ploy deserves to have their PC destroyed.

Oh and piracy is bad and all that…..

max

On October 22, 2013 at 8:53 am

LOL they must be so retarted to try to download a game that issint even out yet. its 100% obvious its a virus.

thedog

On October 22, 2013 at 10:00 am

It’s one thing to want the game, it’s a whole new ballpark to be desperately stupid. Those who tried to download the game fit both desperate and stupid.

Aedelric

On October 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

I am a PC gamer myself, I do not feel any sympathy for anyone that downloaded the `game´ as it serves them right, part of the risk they take.

They never released Red Dead Redemption on PC, no guarantee they will with the new GTA.

sep

On October 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm

This apart, how ing hard is it for them to simply tell us whether a PC version is going to be out soon or not. What is the whole point of being tight lipped morons about it?

Ltenhet

On October 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm

@Sep
So they can sell as many copies on the Console as possible, where there is a higher profit margin, and then when the PC or Next gen version is announced it will get a lot of leftovers as well as people who buy it again (so they get double sales). Or they just aren’t going to release it and don’t care.

Russell

On October 23, 2013 at 5:16 am

Just wait, the game isn’t that great anyway. Its fun, but not enough to make me format because of malware lol..

Huntsman06

On October 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I suspect this as a stunt by Rockstar. 18gb of malware would absolutely destroy your PC. Any victims (well, victim isn’t the best word but for the lack of any other I’ll keep using it) of this malware are going to have an absolutely horrific time getting their PC back in working order. So when the game (if) finally does get a PC version, any previous “victim” is more likely to decide that $60 is a much better value than trying to repair a machine infected with 18gb of malware.

Jay

On October 27, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Wtf,its already raining unlimited cash in rockstar’s office and they still want to make “more revenue”…is merely telling us the release date for pc version that hard and agonizing???