GTA 6 trailer makes history after breaking three world records

Shay Robson
GTA 6 logo with Guinness World record logo

The Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer has made history, breaking three officially recognized Guinness World Records.

It’s been over a decade since the release of GTA 5, and only now are we getting a glimpse at the next game in the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

On December 4, the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto 6 was leaked. With the internet in madness, Rockstar then officially released it themselves ahead of schedule — although many of the game’s developers claimed they were “robbed” of the launch they deserved.

Still, the video broke YouTube records in a matter of hours, where the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer quickly shattered the record for the most views on a non-music YouTube video in 24 hours — taking the title from the platform’s biggest creator MrBeast.

GTA 6 reveal trailer and release date leak
Official GTA 6 artwork showing off Lucia and her unnamed partner.

GTA 6 trailer sets three Guinness World Records

In a post on December 6, the Guinness World Records recognized that the Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer broke multiple records.

“GTA VI’s first trailer has become the most viewed video game reveal on YouTube in 24 hours with 90,421,491 views,” they stated. The trailer also broke the record for the most-liked video game trailer on YouTube after amassing 8.9 million likes in the first 24 hours alone.

Furthermore, Guinness recognized that the GTA 6 trailer also surpassed “the seemingly untouchable” MrBeast record of 59.4 million views for the most views on a non-music YouTube video in 24 hours.

Nevertheless, Rockstar is certainly no stranger to setting records. Grand Theft Auto 5 set several records at its launch, becoming the fastest entertainment property to gross $1 billion.

While Grand Theft Auto 6 isn’t set for release until 2025, we can only guess that this title’s launch is going to be way bigger.

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Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, Shay Robson is a Journalist for Dexerto. Typically, you'll see Shay tackling the entertainment news, writing about your favorite Twitch streamers and influencers. But, as a passionate esports fan, you'll also catch him covering League of Legends and Valorant when he gets the chance. Contact: