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Full GTA 6 map reportedly leaked and it’s massive

Published: 14/Oct/2020 3:47 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 14:56

by Brad Norton

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It’s been seven years since the release of Grand Theft Auto 5 and while Rockstar is yet to confirm the next entry in the series, a new map has leaked out and it’s supposedly our most detailed look at GTA 6 to date.

The gaming community has long been waiting with bated breath for any scrap of GTA 6 news. While the developers love to tease, and fan theories are often running wild, nothing has been made official thus far.

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We know that Rockstar is taking its time with the next mainline release. Coming off the back of 2018’s Red Dead follow up, the next GTA could still be a few years off. However, that hasn’t stopped new insights from slipping through the cracks.

A handful of earlier leaks have hinted at the location for GTA 6. Now, we may have been given our very first look at the full map for the next-gen title.

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Funnily enough, this leak was first shared around in 2018.

A random Twitter account with just a single post has been left inactive since these images were shared online. The original tweet was disregarded for the most part, there was no way to verify these leaks, after all. However, this version of the GTA 6 map has just been thrown back into the spotlight with tons of new details.

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These images surfaced in 2018 but have just been thrown back into the spotlight.

A new image of an island popped up on October 9. This newly detailed look just so happens to line up perfectly with part of the original leak from 2018. Every key detail from a lake in the middle to its general size and shape have all held true.

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According to the original post that now seems to be on point, this island is just one section of a considerably bigger map. GTA 6 is rumored to feature an expanded version of Vice City along with a ton of new areas to explore.

Miami’s topography lines up almost perfectly with the original leak as well. Indicating that a faithful, yet satirical, reimagining of the state is likely in the works, similar to GTA 5’s rip on Los Angeles with Los Santos.

Obviously, this information should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being; we’re likely still a few years away from GTA 6, so everything could change.

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This wouldn’t be the first open-world game from Rockstar to have its final map leak early though. The exact same happened with Red Dead Redemption 2 ahead of its release.

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The latest look at an island in GTA 6 lines up perfectly with leaks from 2018.

With no official word from the developers, there’s no use holding your breath for any kind of confirmation in the near future. Rockstar often forgoes major gaming industry events in order to reveal and promote their titles on their own time.

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It’s likely GTA 6 follows suit and we won’t hear about it until they’re truly ready.

Keep your eyes peeled, however. If a full island has now leaked early, other sections of the map could be on the way too.

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GTA 6 Vice City rumors reignited with mysterious website update

Published: 18/Aug/2020 14:10

by Connor Bennett

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Changes to two Take 2 owned websites have got Grand Theft Auto fans speculating yet again about the possibility of GTA 6 returning to Vice City when it finally launches. 

Throughout the early part of 2020, plenty of Grand Theft Auto fans assumed that Rockstar Games would be cooking up an announcement for GTA 6. Rumors and theories spread like wildfire as fans pointed to the Super Bowl reportedly hinting at something coming down the line as well as potential hints inside GTA Online. 

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Since then, it’s gone pretty quiet on the GTA 6 front. Some reports have claimed that it’s only early in development while some Rockstar insiders have countered that, making their own claims that the next title is almost ready to go. 

While Rockstar have remained totally silent on the matter, it appears as if Take 2 – their publishing company – are working on things in the background.

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Past rumors have suggested GTA 6 will re-visit Vice City.

As of August 16, some fans have noted that two GTA related websites owned by Take 2 Interactive have recently had their ownership renewed. 

The two sites – one simply named gtavi.com and the other gtavicecityonline.com – don’t actually go anywhere. You can type them into your search bar but you’ll be hit with an error message. They don’t even reroute to GTA V websites like some other GTA 6-related websites do. 

Of course, the discovery will have some GTA fan believing that something is coming soon, however, that is unlikely to be the case. 

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Take two interactive own a domain named “gtavicecityonline” and in updated it alongside “gtavi.com”. Information via user u/Conla- from GamingLeaksAndRumours

Developers regularly update their ownership of websites, social media accounts, and more just to protect their own IP. It stops them from losing the name to somebody else and having to pay out a large fee when they actually want to use it. 

Plus, Rockstar have already committed themselves to updating both GTA V and GTA Online for the next-gen consoles. So, while further changes like these websites will pop up from time to time, the excruciating wait for GTA 6 rumbles on.