On January 27, the highly successful open world game Grand Theft Auto V will be released on the PC, following its November release for the PS4 and the Xbox One. One of the many reasons to be excited for the PC version is its potential for mods. Right now, GTA 5 mods are possible, but uncommon. It’s not nearly as easy to create console game mods. PC mods, on the other hand, can be found by the thousands. Looking at past Grand Theft Auto mods and considering what we have to work with in GTA V, what sorts of mods will fans create?
Character models and skins are popular things to change with mods, and the end result is you’d get to play through the game as other characters—even characters from other games or movies. Along the same lines, there will probably be mods to change the appearance of vehicles and add new vehicles to GTA 5. The same goes for weapons, which opens up a lot of possibilities. And even though the remastered GTA V’s graphics look phenomenal, some fans will surely create mods to press the game’s limits by improving its visuals even further. These are all the usual sorts of mods we’d expect to see, but what are some we’d love to see?
One GTA V cheat allows the player to enter freefall. This becomes a limited form of flight. Players have found glitches in GTA Online that let their characters walk through the air, but what would be really cool would be a mod that simply grants your character the power of flight. Soar above the city toward your next mission!
We’d also like to see the game from some new perspectives. There are some first-person GTA 5 mods already, and the PC release opens the door for even better ones. If first-person isn’t your thing, it might be fun to play the game with a top-down view, along the lines of the early games in the series.
After all the rumors we’ve heard, we can’t talk about mods without bringing up the dreaded z-word. There could be official zombie content for GTA V on the horizon, but whether there is or isn’t, we bet modders will have a lot of fun creating their own Los Santos undead apocalypse. From survival simulators to shooting-fests, zombie mods have a lot of potential.
A really popular GTA IV mod was the Liberty City Police Department First Response (LCPDFR) mod. It put players in the shoes of the LCPD, allowing them to patrol the city, make arrests, call for backup, and more. Players had a lot of fun taking on the role of the police for once, and many would love to see a similar mod return for the Los Santos Police Department in GTA 5.
Since the PC version of GTA V will also be released through Steam, there’s a good chance it will utilize the Steam Workshop, a platform for user-based content. Existing Steam Workshop games have allowed players to create new items, skins, maps, scenarios, and basically everything else mods are used for. It makes game mods more accessible, easier to implement, and safer.
Rockstar hasn’t said whether or not it will support the Steam Workshop, but even if it doesn’t, we still have some great fan-made content to look forward to. What GTA V mods are you most interested in?