The first thing you should know about Grand Theft Auto 5 is that it’s enormous. You can play for hundreds of hours and still not see everything it has to offer.
But how long can you actually play GTA 5? Is there a limit to how long you can play the game before your fingers get too tired?
The answer is yes — there’s a limit. But it’s not something you need to worry about. Here’s why:
You won’t necessarily hit the limit in one sitting.
If you’re playing the game on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, then there are no limits on how long you can play at once. The console will just shut off when it feels like it’s time for bed or dinner or whatever else you have planned for that evening.
But if you’re playing on PC or Xbox One/PS4, then there are limits on what Rockstar calls “session length.” This means that if you keep playing after hitting this cap, your game will shut down automatically when it hits 2 hours (PC) or 1 hour (Xbox One/PS4). So if you want to keep playing after hitting this mark, just make sure to save at the beginning of each session.
Last modified: August 7, 2022