Why leaked GTA 6 gameplay is almost definitely fake - Dexerto

Why leaked GTA 6 gameplay is almost definitely fake

Published: 26/Oct/2019 14:49 Updated: 26/Oct/2019 15:14

by Connor Bennett


A new gameplay ‘leak’ for Grand Theft Auto fans from looking into a number of clues in the hopes of getting GTA 6. 

There have been detailed theories about the developer’s teasing a new title with GTA Online updates, as well as numerous ‘leaks’ about the supposed details about the new game. Yet, despite all that, some supposed leakers believe they have revealed some alpha gameplay, but things aren’t as the seem.

Rockstar GamesGrand Theft Auto fans are eagerly awaiting the announcement of GTA 6.

A video of GTA 6 ‘gameplay’ surfaced on a since-deleted Instagram account named, unsurprisingly, gta6_leaks. Before the account was deleted though, some fans were able to catch all of the supposed ‘leaked’ videos and images they uploaded. 

One, which was reuploaded to YouTube, showed an extremely brief clip – one second long, in fact – of a man walking down a Miami-looking street, reminiscent of Vice City. While the snippet didn’t exactly show off anything, eagle-eyed viewers will have been able to spot why it wasn’t exactly real.

In the bottom left-hand corner, where it appears to show a map, there are three golden circles just above it – one with a heart, another with a line through it, and the third with a star-like shape. 

It’s pretty easy to tell where this has come from, as it’s the exact same, bar the star, as Red Dead Redemption 2’s health, energy, and dead eye tracker systems. If that wasn’t enough, though, watching the character walk slowly appears to show them trotting on the spot – as if they’re walking against a background, and not an actual map.

Whether or not Rockstar will announce GTA 6 as their next game remains up in the air, but it may be more likely than not considering similar ‘leaks’ for Bully 2 were debunked as fan-made fakes

The wait for the next installment in the iconic franchise may go on for some time, though, as Red Dead Redemption on PC is Rockstar’s next release.

Some rumors suggest that Rockstar will now be waiting until the next generation of consoles release, with both the PS5 and new Xbox coming in late 2020.


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
Rockstar Games
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
Rockstar Games
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.