Massive GTA 6 leak revealed by alleged Rockstar Games tester

Published: 29/Dec/2019 15:07 Updated: 29/Dec/2019 15:23

by Calum Patterson


With anticipation still building for the yet-to-be-announced GTA 6, an individual claiming to have been a QA tester for Rockstar has shared a lengthy, albeit dubious, leak, with reams of apparent information on the next Grand Theft Auto.

As of December 2019, there is still no indication whatsoever that Rockstar are even working on GTA 6, but considering it’s been over seven years since the last entry in their most successful franchise, it stands to reason that they might be working in silence.

There have been countless leaks about the next GTA, some more believable than others. The most cited of which claims it will be titled ‘Project Americas’, and take place in various locations.

Graphics: Rockstar Games
Little is known about the sequel to GTA 5, but leaks keep fans on their toes.

We’ve already summarized every GTA 6 leak (well, the most believable ones) so far into one easy to digest package, but a fresh batch of information has dropped on December 28.

Before going any further, it’s important to note that this information cannot be confirmed whatsoever. There’s every chance it’s at least partially fictitious. However, there are some nuggets here that might just catch a GTA fan’s eye.

The ‘leak’ comes from an anonymous source who has claimed to be a QA tester who worked on both RDR2 and the next GTA. The post was promptly deleted from Reddit by moderators, but the reason for its removal is not clear.

GTA 6: Huge map, two cities, three states?

The main focus of the leak is on the map itself, which is apparently “huge”, and spans two major cities: Carcer City (East Coast US, based on Boston) and Vice City (Miami).

The supposed tester says the map size makes GTA 5 look like a “schoolyard playground”, and will feature improved atmospheric effects for weather and visuals, inspired by Red Dead Redemption 2’s realistic approach.

This large section of the leak focused squarely on the map.

Two protagonists: Siblings?

GTA 5 broke the mold by having multiple playable characters, and the leak claims GTA 6 will do the same, possibly with two siblings, one of whom is an undercover cop:

“I do know that multiple protagonists are a thing, two of them might be siblings(?). One of them is an undercover cop or something (think Departed movie).”

Mission design has also apparently been “completely revamped.” The leak states, “you can permanently abandon some missions or take different routes that sprout different consequences.”

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RDR2’s mission design faced criticism, but this feedback could improve Rockstar’s next game.

There is an abundance of details about GTA 6 posted in the leak, but it is fuzzy at best. It should be reiterated that the source of the leak can’t be verified as authentic, so we can only speculate as to its accuracy.

Currently, GTA 5, especially the online portion, is still performing incredibly well, so Rockstar might be in no rush to push out GTA 6, giving them more time to perfect the game for the next generation of consoles.

You can read the full leak in full below, originally posted to Reddit.



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.