October 1, 2022

Since GTA V’s first release in 2013 a plethora of hundreds of thousands of modifications were created to accompany the game. The community of modders is among the most dedicated gamers and that’s the case to every Rockstar Games creation. But, considering that GTA V is the studio’s most popular game to date, it’s easy to understand that GTA V would have the most mod-friendly support. The main issue that many gamers face with mods is understanding how to install and download them in order that they function in game. This can be difficult for those who may not be tech-savvy. There’s also the issue of figuring out what changes to put in place in 2022 almost year after GTA V initially launched. Below, players will be able to see the exact steps to download mods for GTA V and which ones they should first consider installing.

Downloading Mods in GTA V

Before players know the mods to install, they should be aware of how to download the mods. It’s important to know that players are only able to make use of mods when playing in single-player mode in single-player mode, since Rockstar Games had forbidden the use of mods in GTA Online. If players try to play GTA Online with mods enabled it could result in being banned. There are many steps to downloading mods within GTA V. The first step is described below.

  1. Go to OpenIV.com and press the Download Now green button on the homepage.
  2. Start the download on your browser, and then follow the steps to install the application provides.
  3. Once the installation process is completed, open OpenIV and choose Windows on the Grand Theft Auto V box
  4. Enter the file path for the game directory of GTA V (should look like C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V\)
  5. Press Continue, and then hit the Tools box at the taskbar at the top of OpenIV
  6. Choose ASI Manager, and then install ASI Loader as well as OpenIV.ASI. Choose Yes when asked.

What this process gives players is the ability for downloading and managing their GTA V mods. Users can access the OpenIV application anytime to monitor whether their modifications are in good condition, deinstall the mods, or change their settings. The next step of the process is to find physical mods that can be downloaded.

  1. Check out: GTA 5 mods – Best Modding
  2. Select a mod you want to download. You can choose a specific class of mods on the site
  3. After a mod has been chosen then click on the appropriate box, and then click the green button to download it.
  4. Some mods will download the .rar download file for your web browser, while other will take you to the Github page that will show the most recent version of the mod available to download the file.
  5. If mods download as .rar file, you’ll require a different program in order to view it for instance, 7-Zip File Management, which is available for download on the Microsoft Store
  6. After your .rar files are opened you’ll likely find a ReadMe file which can be opened using Notepad. This will give you directions on how to download the mod
  7. If a mod is listed on the Github page you can download the most recent version. The mod will be downloaded in a zip file which you must extract to a different location on your computer.
  8. After the files have been extracted Copy then paste them in the Mods folder in the computer’s GTA V game directory. This is the same directory you specified in the path to the files for the OpenIV application.
  9. Start GTA V once you’ve copied and pasted the contents of your file to GTA V’s GTA V directory or followed the directions for the .rar file

Although this procedure covers general mods accessible for download, there are mods that make use of scripts. This requires a different mod, called Script Hook in order to function.

  1. Download Community Script Hook V .NET, by Alexander Blade
  2. Download the zip file and extract the contents to another folder on your computer.
  3. Paste the contents of the file into the directory for games within GTA V, but don’t put them in a specific directory.
  4. Create a new folder within the game directory
  5. Visit best-modding.com and choose the script mod you want to download (these are typically identified with .net)
  6. Unzip the Mod file then extract it time
  7. Paste and copy the content of your file to the newly created folder in your GTA V directory.
  8. Start GTA V and make sure to follow the guidelines to use the mod provided by the mod’s creator. The instructions is in the best-modding.com page about the mod BingKit

When all the steps are complete Once all of those steps are completed, players can begin using mods without restriction within GTA V.

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