GTA RP is one of the most fun ways of enjoying GTA 5 after players complete all the Story Missions and as an alternative to GTA Online.
The GTA Roleplay community has been blooming for a while now. Lots of servers are popping up with their own take on how the game can be played. The concept of GTA roleplay turned the players’ usual approach to the game on its head.
First and Foremost: What Is GTA RP?
GTA RP is a multiplayer modification for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC.
Players join a server and interact with other players in the realistic GTA 5 world. In GTA Roleplay, users can create and customize their own characters. Thus, you can roleplay as any NPC - even a cop or a shop clerk.
The most important concept of GTA RP is to follow the rules of the server you play on.
How to Play GTA RP?
In order to begin your GTA Roleplay experience, download either the FiveM or the Rage MP client.
The GTA 5 Roleplay servers are accessed through one or the other, depending on the server.
Then, all you need to do is choose the server (see our list of the best GTA RP servers below), and get acquainted with its rules.
Best GTA RP Servers for GTA Roleplay
We have picked out several best GTA RP servers for you to try out and see what kind of an approach would make GTA 5 more fun.
We’ve also included information on how to join each of them. Some GTA 5 RP servers on this list come from the FiveM client and others can be accessed through the Rage MP client.
#1 - NoPixel GTA RP
Probably the most sought-after GTA 5 roleplay server on FiveM, due to the constant presence of popular streamers on it. Many GTA RP clips you see online are from NoPixel GTA RP.
Still, in our opinion, the NoPixel GTA RP server has 3 main downsides:
First - due to its high demand, it is very difficult to get in, making the waiting time to get accepted ridiculously long.
Second - you have to donate a certain amount of money just in order to be considered for whitelisting, as non-donating applications are closed most of the time.
Lastly - NoPixel only hosts up to 32 players, so if you’re looking for a larger number of people to spend time with, this server might not be for you.
How to Join NoPixel:
You will need to donate to the server in order to get your application considered for whitelisting (non-donating is currently closed). Here’s how to do that:
- Go to NoPixel’s website and create an account.
- Once you have logged in, go and connect your Discord account to your Nopixel account.
- Then visit the Forums page, where you can read the rules as well as find the civilian application template and make a donation. Fill out their questionnaire, submit your answers and wait for a response (either by site or email).
In case you get rejected, you’ll be able to reapply up to 5 times if you fail.
#2 - Eclipse RP
Eclipse RP is one of the most popular GTA 5 RP servers out there. It can be accessed through the Rage MP client.
While often hosting about 200 players at a time, the player count can reach up to 300 and over during the weekends.
It’s an action-based GTA Roleplay server, with lots of gangs and opposing factions to join. Since it’s a very popular server, the waiting time to get in can be quite long.
How to Join Eclipse GTA RP:
Visit the Eclipse forums and get acquainted with the server rules. Make sure to read them carefully, since you will be required to fill out a questionnaire in order to get in.
There’s also a dedicated government website where you can apply for a weapons license or to be a cop, see any updates regarding laws, etc. Also, much like other GTA 5 RP servers, you will have to join their Discord.
#3 - Mafia City
Mafia City is another Rage MP server.
It made it to this list due to its useful “learning curve” with a long list of strict rules that all players have to follow. Breaking these rules has immediate consequences, so learning to play properly on Mafia City will prepare anyone fairly well for any other server out there.
Its gameplay is mainly focused on business and running corporations. It’s market-oriented and focused on player interactions, as opposed to NPCs. Though smaller than Eclipse, it’s a heavier GTA Roleplay experience.
How to Join Mafia City RP:
Apart from visiting their website, in the Rage MP client, you can go to the Direct Connect page, and put in the server’s current IP address: 188.8.131.52:22005.
This address might change over time. Just try searching for servers based on the highest player count, and Mafia City should be among the top servers.
#4 - GTA World
GTA World is a popular, text-based (no voice chat) GTA RP server with a huge community and lots of activities on a weekly level.
Its player count can reach up to about 500 at a time and is generally friendly towards newer RP players.
How to Join GTA World:
Go to GTA World’s website and sign up for an account.
After creating your account, go through the rules and write your character’s general background.
When you’re done with that, you will be forwarded to a page where you can submit everything, and wait for a response. Don’t forget to join their Discord for announcements!
#5 - MapleHearts (by FuriousFade)
While the list wouldn’t be complete without naming the biggest GTA 5 Roleplay servers out there, we’ve saved the last spot for a new and interesting contender.
FuriousFade went all-out and invested around $8,000 into this server. The money went into building custom cars, clothing, scripts, buildings - you name it. So, let’s take a look at some of the features that this GTA RP server has to offer.
Real-world billboards and commercials, as well as images of popular artists, can be seen on buildings:
There is a custom Tesla customization menu where players can set things like the colors of LED lights and suspension height.
There are even modern rear cameras installed.
The best part is - even though thousands of dollars have been invested in making this GTA 5 roleplay server - it is absolutely free to join and play! There are no monetary transactions whatsoever.
That being said, all you have to do is go through an interview over on their Discord in order to get accepted.
How to Join MapleHearts:
Visit the MapleHearts Discord community, where you can read the rules and apply to join their GTA RP server.
The Popularity of FiveM, a Multiplayer GTA 5 RP Modification
Two servers on our list (NoPixel and MapleHearts) are both accessed through the FiveM client, as opposed to Rage MP.
The popularity of FiveM has been taking the internet by storm, registering more than 250,000 concurrent players over the weekend back in April this year. To give this some perspective, the official GTA Online client peaked at around 124,000 players at the time, meaning that the modded version had more than double the number of players that the official version did at its peak!
While it should be noted that the statistics in question (SteamDB) do not take into account players who used the Epic Games Store client, these numbers are still very impressive.
The RP community is still well on the rise, and we can only assume to what extent this will affect Rockstar’s future releases.
GTA 5 Roleplay: FAQ
Is GTA Roleplay free?
A: Yes, GTA Roleplay is free as long as you own the GTA V PC version, for the most part. There are some GTA 5 RP servers that require donations in order to join, but there are plenty of servers where joining and playing are completely free.
What is Fail RP in GTA RP?
A: Fail RP refers to players (most often newbies) breaking the immersion of roleplaying, by performing an action that doesn’t make sense. For example, driving very recklessly for no reason, punching a random person on the street if our character has no real reason to do so, using information that our character wouldn’t be able to know in order to gain benefits, etc.
What’s your favorite GTA RP server? Have we missed any?
If you are new to the world of GTA Roleplay, have fun and we hope we helped!