GTA V has become one of the most played games globally, on both PC and Android, but has also been overrun with hackers and modders on the online version just waiting to take advantage of poor noobs looking to build their crime empires. Because of this, many people have uninstalled the game within days of starting it up, and even more, have left the game after years of playing. But whether you’re a veteran or a rookie, the uninstallation process isn’t entirely obvious, and it’s easy to miss a step.
How to Uninstall GTA V on Steam
With the Social Club and Epic Games versions of the game, you need to go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall the game there; that’s it. The Steam version has a few more steps to it before completely removing the game from your system.
Step 1: Manage the settings
Open up your Steam and right-click on the GTA V option in the list on the left-hand side. Then select Manage and Uninstall.
Step 2: Uninstall from Steam
You’ll see a pop-up window asking you if you’re sure you want to uninstall the game; select the Uninstall option.
Step 3: Remove folder and files
Now navigate to your GTA V installation location; the default path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V\. This may be different depending on where you’ve installed Steam or whether you set up a custom location for your Steam Library. Wherever the files are located, though, go to the location and delete any leftover files manually.
Time For Some Peace and Quiet
Whatever your reasons may be, this method will remove the game from your PC entirely but don’t worry; it will remain in your Steam Library. Sometimes we have a tendency to judge games too quickly, or a game is just better with friends, and you’ll enjoy it more if a few of your gaming buddies convince you to join them. Whatever your reasons may be for leaving, though, Los Santos will always be there to welcome you back should you feel the need to cause a little lawless mayhem.