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The most believable GTA 6 leaks so far

Published: 16/Jan/2020 15:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 19:29

by Paul Cot

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While Sony have announced that the PS5 is coming in 2020, there is still no word from Rockstar on what is already one of the most eagerly anticipated games ever: GTA 6. However, there has been plenty of supposed Grand Theft Auto 6 leaks from numerous sources, some more believable than others.

It’s been over six years since GTA 5 came out in 2013, but the first leaked information about the sequel came in late 2018, and there have been more in 2019 and beyond, all claiming to reveal exciting details about the game.

These leaks have ranged from the protagonists to the story, the map location, the release date and more. It should come as no surprise that any GTA news, be it rumors or official, grabs headlines and only adds to the ever-building hype.

Leaks, of course, are dubious by their nature. Unless they come from the most credible of sources, they are often dubbed fakes. A lot of them will be just that, with people trying to grab attention or simply being misinformed.

This is why when listing these leaks, we have to take into account the source and the content itself. Does the source come across as credible and is the content itself believable? Even when taking that into account it’s still very easy to misjudge them.

Even the three examples below contradict each other in ways, proving that they should be looked with scepticism. Nevertheless, here are the four most believable GTA 6 leaks so far.

‘The PS5 leaker’

Let’s start with the leak that appears to be the most realistic. Surprisingly, it came all the way back in December 2018 and focused mostly on details surrounding the now confirmed PlayStation 5.

GTA 6 PS5 Xbox Series XGTA 6 being exclusive to the PS5, even for a little bit, would be monumental news…

At the time there had been nothing confirmed about Sony’s next-generation console. More than a year has passed and everything the leaker said has, so far, come true.

The details they shared weren’t simple things such as the console’s name, its color, etc – they were detailed specs and features. The post, from Pastebin, covered more than just the PS5, though.

There were also details about potential game releases, too, one of those being Grand Theft Auto 6. The leak simply stated: “GTA 6 Holiday 2020 most probably, not hearing anything PS4 related (hearing that Sony is paying huge money to secure one month time exclusive for PS5).”

Given that we are already in 2020, a release date of this year for GTA 6 is becoming less and less likely. After all, GTA 4 was released more than a year after the first trailer emerged and Rockstar announced GTA 5 more than two years before it came out. So if history is anything to go by, we might have to wait a little longer than the leaker suggests.

However, just because GTA games have always had a relatively long lead time after being announced, that doesn’t mean it will always be this way, and this leak will at least give fans some optimism that we could see Grand Theft Auto 6 released alongside the PS5.

GTA 6 CarFans of the Grand Theft Auto series are desperate for a GTA 6 announcement…

The post went on to discuss where the game will be set: “Been hearing rumors about Miami and New York, so two big cities but I’m not sure if that’s 100% true.” This coincides with a December 2019 GTA 6 leak which also states there will be two big cities.

This “PS5 leak” is interesting for two reasons – firstly, the leaker admits that they aren’t 100% sure whether the locations are correct, which, if anything, suggests a degree of humility. That makes them stand out from from the traditional leaker who tends to say that they know something to be 100% true. This is certainly not proof that the leak is legitimate, but it’s certainly an interesting talking point when debating it.

Their claim of two big cities also corroborates with the third leak in this article. It does contradict the next leak though…

The cryptic Glassdoor review

This is one of the more unique ways to leak information and given its subtlety, it does come across as authentic. However, it also contradicts the above leak, which based on the track record of the others is the most believable to date.

GTA 6 Glassdoor LeakThe most cryptic of GTA 6 leaks…

Glassdoor is a website that allows verified employees of a particular company to leave a review of their employment experience with them. In this case, an apparently disgruntled Rockstar employee left a rather scathing review of their time with the company.

Glossing over the employee’s apparent grievances, there is an acrostic message within the review that reveals some juicy information for GTA fans. It reads: “GTA 6 LS VC LC“.

This is undoubtedly intentional and has been interpreted as GTA 6, Los Santos, Vice City and Liberty City – meaning, according to this particular employee, that these three iconic Grand Theft Auto cities are set to feature in the next game.

We can only hope that this leak is true because the prospect of three of the biggest and arguably most iconic cities in one game would be incredible.

Another Reddit leak

The final leak comes from September 2019 via Reddit. It is a strange one as the author of it has no track record that makes them credible. However, they do provide a lot of GTA 6 information that is so detailed it almost makes it believable.

GTA 6 Map ConceptA concept of how the GTA 6 map could look if all major previous cities are included…

You can read all the full details from the September GTA 6 leak here, but the main takeaways are as follows:

  • Full capacity GTA 6 development started in the summer of 2018
  • Vice City will be the main city
  • Mechanics similar to GTA 5 but much improved
  • Set in different eras meaning buildings will change over time
  • Bigger map than GTA 5 (we’d hope so, too)
  • Large focus on weather system

The leaker also stuck around on the Reddit post they made and responded to an array of questions, which is something leakers don’t usually do. Whether this can be interpreted as making it more credible or less so is down to opinion.

The Gameware leak

This particular leak reveals nothing more than the release date, or more accurately time period. The Australian video game retailer, Gameware, listed GTA 6 and said it’s “coming in 2020.”

Usually this would be overlooked as nothing more than a placeholder for a game that is inevitably coming. However, the release date is worth nothing considering Gameware have leaked other games such as Need for Speed Heat and Devil May Cry 5 before they were officially announced.

Of course, it could be a speculative post on behalf of Gameware as there is a fair chance GTA 6 will indeed release alongside the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. A specific D1 version of the game was also listed, as well as the caption “100% uncut.” Without any context though, it would pure speculation to discuss what this could entail.

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Gameware listed GTA 6 very early…

It may be a small leak, or even guesswork, but whether they know it or not, it’s probably true.

Fans are growing more desperate by the day for some form of official GTA 6 news, and when it finally comes, it will be interesting to see which of these leaks, if any, are true when the details are finally revealed. Rockstar Games are certainly making us wait…

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GTA Online Black Friday update: Huge sales, Open Wheel bonuses, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett

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Rockstar Games have got a Grand Theft Auto Online update that plays into Black Friday with a whole host of sales for vehicles, businesses, and buildings. 

GTA Online’s weekly updates are always something to look forward to for fans, as Rockstar Games rolls out some bonuses so that players can build up their Maze Bank accounts. 

The bonuses, both for cash and RP, are the big attention grabbers from the updates, but the sales that Rockstar also drops are nothing to be ignored either. You can save quite a lot on a car that you want or a business you want to own. 

With Black Friday getting underway in the real world – marking a few days of sales – Rockstar have also joined in the fun with some pretty interesting discounts as well. 

Open Wheel races bonuses – 2x Cash & RP

As already noted, the bonuses are the biggest part of the weekly updates, so we’ll start there. This week, starting November 26, is all about Open Wheel Races for double rewards while King of the Hill pays out triple. 

The bonuses for Open Wheel races are not limited to one or two select tracks, but you will have to jump into a Rockstar Created race to earn the bonus. The best way to check this is to simply join a race from the pink F1 car icons that are dotted around the map.

If a lobby then decides to vote for a non-Rockstar Created race, simply back out and find a different lobby. You’ll have up to December 9th to earn the bonus rewards. 

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GTA Online’s F1 races can be quite difficult for new starters.

GTA Online Black Friday discounts

In terms of the Black Friday sale, some of GTA Online’s most expensive vehicles are on sale. So, if you’ve ever had your eye on the gold Luxor Deluxe, it’s 70% off starting November 27. 

Additionally, the Terrorbyte, Terrorbyte modifications, and RM-10 Bombushka are also 70%, so you can make your mark on Los Santos with this sale. 

  • Declasse Scramjet – 60% off
  • Imponte Ruiner 2000 – 60% off
  • Ocelot Stromberg – 60% off
  • Principe Deveste Eight – 60% off
  • Nagasaki Shotaro – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte Upgrades & Modifications – 70% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor – 50% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor Mk II – 50% off
  • RM-10 Bombushka – 70% off
  • B-11 Strikeforce – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor Deluxe – 70% off
  • Buckingham Swift (including Swift with Flying Bravo) – 70% off
Luxor Deluxe jet from GTA Online
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Extravagant vehicles like the Luxor Deluxe are on huge discounts this week.

GTA Online discounts – November 26 update

In addition to the major Black Friday sale, there are plenty of other things on sale too – including the Ocelot R88 Open Wheel racecar.

On top of that, garages and Large Special Cargo Warehouses are 40% and 30% off respectively. Plus, there are discounts on other vehicles and Nightclubs too. 

  • Ocelot R88  – 30% off
  • Annis RE-7B  – 40% off
  • Large Special Cargo Warehouse  – 30% off
  • Garages  – 40% off
  • Dinka Vindicator – 30% off
  • Western Rampant Rocket – 30% off
  • Shitzu Hakuchou Drag– 30% off
  • Nightclubs – 40% off
  • Nightclub Upgrades & Modifications – 30% off

If you haven’t got the cash to splash out on the Ocelot R88, the other Open Wheel vehicle – the Benefactor BR8 – is on the Diamond Casino podium.

So, head on in, take a spin, and see if you can get your hands on a free Formula 1 car.