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GTA V Loading Screen Timewasters

Depending on your system, GTA V can have some pretty darn long load times. Usually developers try and make these bearable by putting a pretty picture on the screen along with a few game tips. If the devs are in a good mood maybe the tips cycle after a few seconds. And if the devs are being particularly generous they'll let you interact with the loading screen, like in Skyrim for example.

In GTA V we only have the background pictures and the tips which can get quite boring after a while. So what should a gamer do when faced with a several-minute-long loading screen?


A simple method is to switch up the loading screens. Granted, this is only possible on PC. There are a few mods out there which change the backgrounds of the loading screens either to other images from GTA V or to something completely different. It's up to you how... deviant you want to get.

Of course if you're on console but have a smartphone or laptop on hand and are stuck on a loading screen, there is the entirety of the internet to provide you with momentary entertainment.

You could always fill out a GTA V personality quiz to find out which of the three horrible humans beings that are the center of the story you resemble the most.

You could also fill out GTA V related knowledge quizzes like this one. Granted, it is a tad dated but some of those things you'll only know if you played enough. It's a decent time-waster for sure.


If you've exhausted the internet's massive supply of quizzes you could always learn something while you're at it. The GTA wiki contains a wealth of useful info that could help you out once the game has loaded.

What do you guys usually do while GTA V loads?

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Aron Gerencser

Aron Gerencser // Articles: 900

In the site's early beginnings, Aron was responsible for the bulk of the news posts that you'd find on GTA BOOM each and every day. He loves getting involved with the community and is an avid fan of all things Rockstar Games. Since then, Aron has become an editor across all the content that is posted on GTA BOOM. His journey with the franchise began with GTA 2 back when it was new (all the way back in 1999), and he was a gamer even before then. Graduating summa cum laude from Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi with a BA in Media Production, Aron has been a game journalist since 2014. When not writing, editing or playing, Aron is building models which you can find on Instagram and Facebook.