GTA Online teaser reveals first look at Heist map expansion - Dexerto

GTA Online teaser reveals first look at Heist map expansion

Published: 19/Nov/2020 16:16 Updated: 19/Nov/2020 17:37

by Tanner Pierce


In a new tweet posted to Rockstar Games’ official Twitter account, the company teased the first look at a new Heist update for GTA Online, which is set to include the first-ever map expansion for the hit multiplayer title. 

If you’ve been waiting for some new content in GTA Online, it seems like your time is just about up if a new teaser is to be believed.

After being rumored for quite some time now, Rockstar Games has officially teased a brand new Heist update for Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer component for GTA V, and it seems like it’s going to be getting a map expansion just like previously thought.

The teaser, which was uploaded to Rockstar’s official Twitter account, is only 10 seconds long, but gives players a few quick looks at some of the content coming to the game. 

The most notable part of this tease comes at the very beginning and is only on screen for around a single frame. If the players pause the video at the start, they can see what appears to be a brand new island on the right side of the screen in a small box, before it quickly disappears. While this has yet to be officially confirmed by the developers, this is almost certainly the new map.

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At the end of the teaser, Rockstar showed a dead body washed up on the beach in Los Santos.

After flashing a couple locals presumably from the new Heist, the video shows a quick look at a dead body washed up on the beach in Los Santos with the name John Doe above it.

Rockstar also added the dead body to the in-game map in GTA Online so fans can go visit it if they so desire. It’s currently unknown if fans can interact with it in any way or if it’s just a static object.

At this point, it’s unknown when the update will actually release. Previous rumors suggested that the map might not make the winter update, and would have to be pushed into 2021.

That being said, if Rockstar is starting with teasers already, it may very well still arrive before the end of the year. At this point, we’ll have to wait and see. 

Rainbow Six

How to upgrade Rainbow Six to next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:01

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six: Siege is hitting the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on December 1. If you’re looking to make the jump, here’s exactly what you need to do to upgrade. The best part is, it’s totally free.

Every title is trying to make the jump to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and S consoles. The next generation is here ⁠— just in time for Christmas ⁠— and while grabbing some new games is always high on the list, old favorites shouldn’t be left behind.

If you’ve picked up a copy of Rainbow Six: Siege for the PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to make the jump to the next-gen consoles on December 1. Here’s how you can upgrade.

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Get ready to jump into Siege on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, starting December 1.

How to upgrade Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

If you own a copy of Rainbow Six on PS4 or Xbox One, you can upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for free ⁠— providing that you upgrade to a console in the same family.

That means the upgrade won’t work if you go from the Xbox One to PS5, or the PS4 to the Xbox Series X. Also, if you own a physical version of Rainbow Six, you won’t be able to transfer to discless consoles.

From there, it’s as simple as linking your console to Ubisoft Connect, downloading the game again, and jumping right into the action. Here’s a full step by step list of what you need to do.

  1. Link your Ubisoft Connect account to your Xbox or PlayStation account here.
  2. Log onto your console and download Rainbow Six Siege (or insert your physical disc).
  3. Launch the game.
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The launch of Rainbow Six on next-gen consoles on December 1 will likely align with the release of Operation Neon Dawn.

Rainbow Six cross-play and cross-progression confirmed

Once you upgrade your console, you won’t have to start from scratch. Ubisoft have confirmed that Rainbow Six will not only have cross-progression, but also cross-play between console generations.

You’ll keep all your progress, including Operators, in-game items, stats, and more, and you’ll also be able to play with friends if they don’t make the jump to next-gen just yet.

However, cross-play and cross-progression won’t be coming to PC in the near future. While Ubisoft aims on implementing it for the PS5 and Xbox Series X down the line, they will not be available on launch.