Framework comparison

The big FiveM Framework comparison

Dear fans!

Today is a day that many of you have been asking about. Many of you have asked us several times about the best framework for FiveM Server! Here we compare the biggest and best frameworks and give you a few tips on which one you should ultimately choose. We go into various points, including stability, functions and also the age of the respective framework.

What is a framework?

A framework can be utilized to easily make resources for your FiveM server. It provides a barebone structure for your scripts, so you don’t have to do everything from scratch. Below are some commonly used frameworks you can use, please note that we are just providing these frameworks for informative purposes, it’s up to you to decide which framework to use.

We compare these frameworks with each other

(ESX vs qbCore vs vRP)

1. ESX Framework

The famework “ESX” (Essentialmode Extended) is already a few years old. It offers most of the scripts and mods for servers, since most servers (still) rely on this framework. If you want to find out more about this framework, you can check this site.

2. vRP

vRP (virtual roleplay) is a framework that is about as old as ESX. It’s self-written and doesn’t offer nearly as many features as, for example, ESX or QBCore. Very few server operators use this framework as it is no longer developed and most of the resources are written for ESX.

3. qbCore (formerly QBUS)

QBus, also called QBCore, is a private roleplaying framework for FiveM. It is based on ESX and very similar to it. It is also called “QB” or “QBCore”. The framework is 2 years old and is built on top of ESX. Some functions have already been implemented here and development is progressing.

The advantages (and disadvantages) of each framework

  • ESX:
    ✅ mostly used by servers ✅ still in development ✅ the best selection of scripts and mods
    ❌ too large a selection of scripts, which may unsettle some
  • vRP:
    ✅ hand-written
    ❌ outdated software that is no longer updated
  • qbCORE:
    ✅ the most modern framework ✅ very stable template servers available
    ❌ very new, therefore not yet very widespread

The winners: ESX and qbCORE

Unfortunately vRP is not what most servers are looking for as it is outdated and not working properly. But ESX and qbCORE are both frameworks that have a large and strong community behind them.

When should I choose ESX?

If you are looking for very good server stability, which can be expanded with new scripts, then ESX is exactly your framework. Especially the many downloads for ESX make it a wonderful framework. Read more about ESX here…

When should I choose qbCORE?

If you want a modern server that runs more stable than ESX (FPS-technically), but you can do without a lot of additional FiveM mods, then qbCore is your framework. Read more about qb here…

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