GTA Online Cops & Crooks event coming soon? Release date, leaks, more

Published: 7/May/2020 19:54

by Alan Bernal


The next Grand Theft Auto Online event is reportedly on the way and will be centered around a Cops and Crooks game mode that could be coming sooner than you think.

As the gaming world holds its breath for any official development on GTA VI, Rockstar Games are still delivering massive content drops to keep the GTA Online community stacked with in-game events to explore.

While there hasn’t been much news from the developers, a new leak claiming insider knowledge of Rockstar’s projects says the next in-game event for the online multiplayer adventure game is set to come in the early months of summer.

GTA Online: Cops ‘n’ Crooks leak

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The next GTA Online update is rumored to center around Cops ‘n’ Crooks.

The popular game mode that splits the server into two factions is reportedly on its way according to leaker ‘LoremIpsumLoremIpsu,’ who reiterated what other insiders, ‘Yan2295’ and ‘Tezfun,’ hinted at before.

While an update like this has long been rumored to come to GTA Online, nothing much has materialized for the community to latch on to.

Though the leak isn’t as extensive as some would hope for, the user did say that this wouldn’t be a traditional Cops ‘n’ Crooks edition since there’s going to be “a little twist to” the game mode.

Cops ‘n’ Crooks release date

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GTA’s next major update could be during a familiar time in the summer.

Since the middle of 2019, there’s been speculation that a mode like this would be coming to GTA Online. Previous dates and mockup designs teased a December 2019 launch and even one for March 2020.

The new leaks now suggest that the next update, whether it’s Cops ‘n’ Crooks themed or not, will be coming to the GTA community around June or July 2020.

This would directly coincide with big summer updates that the community has received the past two years. Based on the dates for previous July drops, it’s clear that Rockstar likes to push content updates on the third Tuesday of the month.

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The leak says there’s going to be a “twist” with the upcoming GTA Online event update.

That would put the presumed Cops ‘n’ Crooks patch on course for a July 21 launch, as part of the major summer update.

Of course, all of this is speculation, but if these leaks pan out to be true, expect Rockstar to give more details on GTA Online’s next update in the coming weeks.


GTA 6 teaser speculation grows after players uncover more strange files in RDR2

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam


Fans have spotted more out-of-place files in Red Dead Redemption 2 that could point toward either GTA 6 or rumors that the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series is on a new engine.

Rockstar has been mum on any information regarding the long-awaited announcement of GTA 6, but fans can hardly contain their excitement, combing through files of other games to find some clue for what the company is working on.

Now, with GTA Online players spotting code potentially referencing the RAGE Engine used in Red Dead Redemption 2, fans think there could be some connection between RDR2 and the next Grand Theft Auto.

As such, players have peeked through RDR2’s files and discovered some things that seem wildly out of place, even for the wild west.

Gangsters carry guns in GTA Online
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What are these weird GTA-like files doing in Red Dead Redemption 2?

GTA Forums member ‘rollschuh2282’ noted that they found parachute-related files hidden in Red Dead. The crazy part is that the file doesn’t exist in GTA V.

“Funnily that [[email protected]@pack] animation file does not exist in V,” they wrote and provided a photo of all the parachute animations in GTA 5.

Lo and behold, the file with “pack” in its name was not among them, meaning it was unique to Red Dead 2’s code. But what would parachute files be doing in a game about cowboys?

Snow in Red Dead Redemption
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Modern gun files don’t make sense in RDR2. Unless…

Fans believe this is either a sign towards the next-gen port of GTA V being in Red Dead Redemption 2’s engine or GTA 6.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear if the files had existed since the game’s PC release or were only recently added in a newer update.

This isn’t the first time fans have discovered weird files in RDR2. As Dexerto previously reported, weapon code for two variants of the Browning pistol, an L1A1 rifle and AK-47 were found back in late December.

In any case, more and more evidence is mounting that something is brewing at Rockstar and it isn’t just hot coffee. Only time will tell what the future holds, especially as GTA V’s re-release draws nearer.