Countdown to GTA V: Customisation

We look at the many customisable areas in GTA V

4 Days. That is all that stands between us having our hands on arguably the most anticipated game ever. If you’ve been checking back weekly for the last month you’ll be loving our coverage of Grand Theft Auto V, and by this point chomping at the bit to get your hands on the game.

Customisation is not something that is directly associated with Grand Theft Auto, however it is without a doubt something that is ever present throughout the series. From changing your clothes and even your BMI, to tricking out your car with a new paint job, it’s all there. So what about in Grand Theft Auto V? Well let’s take a look at some of the things you’ll be able to customise during your no doubt awesome experience.

“vroom, vroom, vroom…”


Remember West Coast Customs? The team who featured in the MTV series ‘Pimp my Ride’ who turn a heap of metal into a spanking shiny car with awesome body kits and paint jobs. In Grand Theft Auto V you have Los Santos Customs, the in-game equivalent, and nothing says gangster more than driving around with huge rims, tinted windows and a polished paint job. If you’re in the Los Santos Customs area then be sure to take your car in for a makeover, if you have the cash of course.

“shades or no shades? Up to you I suppose…”


There hasn’t been too much confirmed in this area, however it is expected that character customisation within Grand Theft Auto V will be huge. No two friends when playing online should look the same, unless you both really like the Binco t-shirt. It is unknown whether Rockstar want to maintain the mood of the characters, so they may limit what each character can wear. That may be annoying but I don’t exactly think Michael would suit a baggy t-shirt and low riding jeans.

Shopping seems to play a big part in the customisation, with gamers able to choose their shops according to the amount of cash they have. You’ll also be able to apply tattoos to the players as well as hats and sunglasses. It is even rumoured that you’ll be able to dress up in specific emergency services uniforms, however this may just be for specific missions. Oh, and before I forget, even the pets look to have customisation in the form of new collars or maybe even a pet haircut.

“Don’t mess with me, I have a customised AK…”


We’ve already covered the different types of weapons available within Grand Theft Auto V, but it’s also important to know that the majority of these weapons can also be upgraded and customised so that it meets your killing needs. For example you can modify your AK-47 by adding a laser sight to improve accuracy, a silencer to be more stealthy, a grip to avoid recoil or even an extended mag if you are the gung-ho kind of player. Without a doubt, this is going to be one massively fun game to play.

So there you have it, some of the main things you’ll be able to customise in your Grand Theft Auto V experience. There is only a mere few days to go, so stay strong and enjoy our articles on Grand Theft Auto V meantime and our review, which will be coming on Monday.

As well as our countdown articles, we also have our usualscreenshotsandvideosfor Grand Theft Auto V, which you can view over on ourGrand Theft Auto V media hub pagefor the game.

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