|For the myth in other GTA games, see Bigfoot.|
Bigfoot is a mythical primate that exists in North American folklore. There were many rumors of Bigfoot in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the previous GTA title taking in the state of San Andreas. GTA V, set in the city of Los Santos and the surrounding countryside, has similar rumors. Bigfoot is proven to be in the game, and can be spotted during certain missions.
In the mission Predator, Michael must use a sniper rifle fitted with a thermal scope to find the O'Neil brothers in the woods at night. If the player zooms in on the thermal heat dot on the bottom right, Bigfoot can be seen standing upright. Shooting at him does has no effect, and he disappears abruptly after a few seconds. This has been proven to be an Easter Egg.
In the Strangers and Freaks mission The Last One, Franklin meets a hunter who says that he has been chasing a Sasquatch for over 9 years (a reference to GTA San Andreas, released in 2004, which is exactly 9 years from GTA V's release in 2013.) After Franklin searches the woods for a while, he will spot Bigfoot and give chase. After a long chase, Bigfoot will collapse from exhaustion and will reveal that he is, in fact, a man in a Bigfoot suit.
The seal of the City of Los Santos features an illustration of Bigfoot in the bottom right corner. The Seal can be found on the sides of all LSPD vehicles.
A clothing brand called Yeti exists in the game. The player is able to purchase clothes made by Yeti at most Suburban clothing stores. One of the shirts manufactured by Yeti contains a large illustration of a Sasquatch on the front of it.
In Next-Gen versions of the game, there is golden Peyote plant which allows players to play as Bigfoot. Also included in the Next-Gen release is a remastering of the textures in Lester's home. One of these new textures is a magazine cover with the story "Bigfoot - Big Lie, Or Government Agent?" Lester also has various pieces of Bigfoot memorabilia lying around, including photographs and stickers.
There is also a Bigfoot skin in GTA Online.
Bigfoot in the Grand Theft Auto series: