Pre-Order GTA 5 NOW and Fly High With Atomic Blimp + Blueprint Map


As we slowly begin our decent into the madness that is E3, we enter a time when pre-order information for the fall gaming line-up begins to emerge.

Yes! Rockstar has today announced details of Grand Theft Auto V’s special editions, which will come in two distinct flavours. There’s the GTA V Special Edition and the GTA 5 Collector’s Edition to choose from, with a pre-order on either version or the standard retail version granting you an in-game Atomic Blimp to pilot through Los Santos’ skies.

You can get full details of both the Special and Collector’s Editions below, as well as images. Cast your eyes downwards for all the Grand Theft Auto 5 special-ness.

.” It’s “the most iconic and leisurely aircraft in the Los Santos skies,” and it can only be piloted by players who pre-order the game.


The GTA 5 Special Editionis the lesser of the two limited editions, but still offers a healthy amount of content for fans.

At $79.99,The Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition includes:

  • • Full retail copy of Grand Theft Auto 5
  • • Collectible SteelBook with Exclusive Artwork

This special SteelBook features double-sided, never-before-seen artwork of Michael, Trevor and Franklin.

  • • Blueprint Map

This exclusive, additional 21.5” x 26.75” map displays a blueprint view of Los Santos and Blaine County.

  • • Special Ability Boost

Michael, Franklin and Trevor each have a unique special ability. With this boost, the special ability bar will generate 25% faster.

  • • Stunt Plane Trials

Single player Stunt Plane Trials let you take on additional aerial challenges spread throughout Los Santos and Blaine County.

  • • Bonus Outfits, Tattoos and More

Michael, Franklin and Trevor get bonus outfits in their wardrobes, character specific tattoos at tattoo parlors, and special deals

  • • Additional Weapons

When visiting Ammunation stores in single player, merchants will have special weapons in their inventory available for free:

priced at $149.99. The  Collector’s Edition comes with everything included with the Special Edition,

At $149.99. The Grand Theft Auto 5 Collector’s Edition includes:

This edition of the game includes everything else seen above, including a hat, Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key, and additional in-game stuff:

  • Grand Theft Auto 5 Security Deposit Bag with Logo Key
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 Snapback Cap
  • Custom Characters for Grand Theft Auto Online
  • Unique Vehicles and Garage Property
  • Collectible Outer Box Featuring a Foil-Embossed Grand Theft Auto 5 Logo

You are completely batshit crazy if you spend $149.99 on the Collector’s Edition. This is of course coming from someone who is usually out of his mind and regularly buys said Collector’s Editions. There is, in my humble opinion, nothing in this package worth that over-bloated price tag. The only thing of interest above the Special Edition’s already enlarged price tag is either the Deposit Bag — which is cool — or the additional DLC. The DLC of course will almost assuredly be released at a later date though, so why cause your bank account undue stress now, when you can spend less later. These of course are solely my opinions and should be taken only as such. Buy whatever makes you happy.

Both edition comes with the blueprint map of Los Santos – the city.

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In the Screenshot Rockstar Games Revealed, the blueprint map is seen in both rolled-up form and as a partial cut-out. The map looks pretty nice and cool.

At first, the map may look a bit small, but keep in mind that this isn’t even the full map of the city of Los Santos. We are not sure about the scale of the map and the blueprint shown in the pics looks zoomed out.

In pic below, you can see the “partial cut-out” of the map merged with the rolled-up one. And there you can clearly see that it’s not the full map and a lot from the map is being missed. In fact, the whole of Blaine County, a part of South Los Santos and North East Los Santos are missing.

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To make it more clear, there are roads going down south and a freeway heading northeast. So, what we have seen is only a part of the map, not the full map. Speaking of the size, the city itself is big. For example,

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According to Rockstar, the blueprint map would feature both the city of Los Santos and Blaine County.

Grand Theft Auto V releases for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on September 17th

Grand Theft Auto 5 pre-orders are available now, and the game will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 17.

So what do you think? Is all that worth $150?