GTA 6 leak claims Grand Theft Auto VI returns to classic map locations, shares story details

Published: 30/Apr/2019 9:38 Updated: 7/May/2019 11:59

by Calum Patterson


Grand Theft Auto fans are getting excited after a leaker claims to have information regarding the map locations and even some story details for the upcoming sixth entry in the iconic series.

Although it’s only a leak, and nothing official, the handful of details are enough to excite any GTA fan, but they must be taken with a helping of skepticism.

The leak was shared on Pastebin, where a number of other ‘reliable’ details about the next Grand Theft Auto game have been posted, including one leaker who correctly predicted the specs of the PS5later confirmed by Sony.

Update, May 1, 2019, 8:00AM EST: The post has since been removed from Pastebin, which could potentially add credence to it. Because the account which posted the leak was a ‘guest’, it means that Pastebin itself likely removed the post.

The post was first made on April 21, but first reported on by Dexerto on April 30, after which it was promptly taken down. A user who shared the post on Reddit claims that Rockstar itself may have had the post removed:

“The Paste on the above link has been taken down by Rockstar Games. It was from a guest account with an unlimited time stamp. So it can’t be taken down by the creator. Confirming it was real?”

GTA 6 map information

According to the post, the GTA 6 map will be made up of “multiple big cities which players can travel across”. This wouldn’t be the first time it’s been done in a GTA game of course, as San Andreas also featured three major cities: Los Santos (LA), San Fierro (San Francisco) and Las Venturas (Las Vegas).

Rockstar GamesThe GTA San Andreas map featured three unique cities.

For GTA 6 though, the leaker suggests there will be (at least) two cities, which will be based on the east coast USA instead, with Liberty City (NYC) and Vice City (Miami).

Liberty City was the setting for both Grand Theft Auto III and IV, while Vice City was, of course, the setting for the game of the same name.

Update, May 7, 2019, 07:30AM EST: A supposedly current Rockstar employee has collaborated this leak by strongly hinting that GTA 6 will feature Los Santos, Liberty City, Vice City and the state of San Andreas.

This leak is given further validity as the site which posted the leak, Glassdoor, require two forms of authentication to prove you work for the company in question. Therefore, it looks likely that this leaker did, or does, work for Rockstar. Furthermore, Glassdoor manually approve every post which is why the leaker presumably used the acrostic format to share the information.

GTA 6 story details

The leaker gives some very basic, yet intriguing details on how the story is planned out currently, explaining that “[Y]ou will start as a small time guy in Liberty city doing odd chores and small-time thefts and eventually work your way to Vice city where you will join a famous gang.”

The end goal is to become ‘the drug lord’, according to the leak. Clearly, this is a fairly skeletal story outline at the stage, and even if accurate, could change in the development process.

Memory requirements will mean GTA 6 is next-gen only, according to leak.

Next-gen consoles

Finally, the post also claims that current-gen console hardware will be incapable of handling the scale of GTA 6, and so it will be released on next-gen only: “This game cant come [out] for PS4 because of memory restrictions.”

Given the size of a map which would include all of these locations, this would make sense.

Here is the post in full, which has since been deleted from Pastebin:

“GTA 6 is going to feature multiple big cities which players can travel across.

In the title which will make you a kind of a drug lord. You will start as a small time guy in Liberty City doing odd chores and small-time thefts and eventually work your way to Vice City where you will join a famous gang. You will be tasked to look after business in liberty city until you are brought back to Vice City and soon become the drug lord.

Rockstar Games has an idea about when they want to release the game but the corporates want to analyze the sales of PS5 and the Xbox 2. This game cant come [out] for ps4 because of memory restrictions. We have 2 major cities along with a vast stretch of highways and Blaine County like countrysides in the middle of it all. There will also be some kind of timed era between the missions with flashbacks.

RealityDesignsA concept design of what the GTA 6 map could look like…

Certain shops will sell different types of items in different eras. RDR2 type stranger dialogues will be implemented.

There are big plans in online and with major content like newer towns. They are working closely with Microsoft and Sony on cloud gaming which will help them enable online to be a continuous process.”

Updated May 7, 2019, 7:59AM EST.


GTA Online player discovers Up-n-Atomizer trick you would never think of

Published: 1/Dec/2020 11:14

by David Purcell


The Up-n-Atomizer might not look like its from the same planet as other Grand Theft Auto weapons, but one GTA Online player has discovered a handy trick with it that the everyday person would find helpful. 

The world of GTA 5 is full with violence, fast cars and loud sounds. Even if you get a few members of the community who stick to the roads and stop at traffic lights for a laugh, generally they are in the minority and the rest is utter chaos.

A gun like the Up-n-Atomizer is capable of great things, terrible, but great. Its powerful blast can send cars, buses, tanks, and even planes flying in the opposite direction.

However, one player has shown a more delicate side to the gun. Apparently, this is actually the perfect tool to move cars between parking spaces.

GTA supercar
Rockstar Games
Moving cars isn’t difficult in GTA, but the Up-n-Atomizer definitely makes it more graceful. Well, if you use it right.

GTA Online trick for the Up-n-Atomizer

As seen in a clip posted to the GTA Online subreddit, user skelatorx7 proved that it’s not all about destruction with the weapon.

In fact, with just one small push, they were able to move their car perfectly from one place to another without doing a single scratch to it. Now, here it’s just one off the street and not many will care about that, but it would definitely be handy if it were your own insured vehicle.

As seen in the video, the player simply aimed in and fired low into the side of the car. Soon after, it flips perfectly into the next parking spot as if it was a natural way for it to happen.

Perfection from gtaonline

Not everybody in the comments quite understood how it worked, though. One said: “How did the shot go through the car?” while another posted: “Car flip? How?”

Other users have found more crazy ways of using the Atomizer, of course, including the use of it to shift buses in the middle of the road. After all, they can be annoying, cruising around slowly in front of your speedy vehicles.

You never know, maybe in the future your mechanic will be blasting your cars over to you like this, rather than riding them to your path. Never going to happen, but definitely a funny picture to paint.