FiveM is a modification tool that lets you play Grand Theft Auto V on custom servers. You can download the mod and use the existing GTA network to play the game however you want. You can also add custom cars, weapons, and maps to your heart’s content.
Dynamic GTA customisation
GTA V is one of the most popular games globally, and its online multiplayer component is popular amongst thousands of people every day. FiveM is a mod that lets you create your own GTA server that you can customise to your liking.
Although FiveM requires GTA V to be installed on your PC to work, it can run independently of the core game. In other words, GTA Online files aren’t altered by FiveM, so you can switch between servers without getting banned.
Based on the GTA developer’s proprietary game engine RAGE (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine), FiveM is a solid foundation for multiplayer servers. Where it differs from and builds upon RAGE is in its scripting support. C#/JS/Lua can all be used to alter the FiveM server code to your own design.
Since FiveM supports multiple scripting languages, the only limit to customising a GTA server is your own ability. For example, you could create a server where all the NPCs are zombies or every car is turbocharged.
For anyone not familiar with scripting, you can still join in someone else’s custom server, provided that they give permission to unknown players. Also, FiveM can support up to 64 players in a server, which is both an incredible technological feat and a significant drain on system resources.
For a free GTA mod, FiveM is a potentially powerful piece of software. NPC AI is supported, so role-play servers are common, as are straightforward deathmatch options. However, this means that you’ll only get the most out of it if you understand scripting. Otherwise, if you stick with the original GTA Online servers, you can’t go wrong.