Video Games – PSA – How GTA V Character Transfer Works

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We are only days away before we can walk again in the streets of Los Santos. With all the news upgrades and add-ons, the game is definitely worth a second look. Yes I know, if you already own the old-gen game it might not look that intriguing to by another 70$ game. So why then? Well, you get a new first-person view in the game which is available in every aspect of the game, campaign and online. First-person alone adds more than 2400 graphical assets to the game let alone the revamped graphics of the game.

Now, lets look at what most people would call one of the best reason to buy GTA V again, and that is online character transfer. lets keep in mind that it is only you Online game and not your single player save unfortunately. I went looking around Rockstar’s Website and found the page that explains the transfer process. Here is what you have to do:

Character Transfer

You will need a Rockstar Games Social Club account linked to the console accounts used when previously playing GTA Online.

When entering GTA Online, you will be given the option to transfer your previous GTA Online character and progression data. Once you have chosen to transfer your previous character and progression data, the transferable in-game money, RP and Rank of all previous characters will be displayed. These are the characters that will be transferred to the PlayStation®4 or Xbox One. Once the transfer has completed, you will be prompted to choose a character and enter GTA Online.

You will still be able to play your existing characters on PlayStation®3 and/or Xbox 360, however any progress made with versions of the characters on those systems after a transfer will remain on those systems only. Any existing PlayStation®4 or Xbox One GTA Online character and progression data will be replaced by the previous character and progression data during the transfer, except for any existing in-game money, which will be combined with your transferred balance.

All earned in-game money will transfer. Purchased in-game money that has not yet been spent will only transfer within a console family (e.g. PlayStation®3 to PlayStation®4).

 

Rockstar also gives you a support link for more interesting information:

Question: If I buy Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation®4, Xbox One or PC, will I be able to transfer my Grand Theft Auto Online character and progression from my Xbox 360 or PlayStation®3 account?

Answer: Yes, you will be able to transfer your GTA Online characters and progression from PlayStation®3 or Xbox 360 to your choice of PlayStation®4, Xbox One or PC versions. For example, you could transfer your Grand Theft Auto Online characters and progression from Xbox 360 to PlayStation®4, Xbox One, or PC, or from PlayStation®3 to PlayStation®4, Xbox One, or PC. More information will be made available at a later date. If you would like to receive an automatic email notification as soon as there are more details about Grand Theft Auto Online save transfers, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page.

There you have it, easy as pie. Will you be purchasing the current-gen version of GTA V? Are you waiting for the PC version? Tell us in the comments below.

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