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Super Bowl broadcast may have contained biggest GTA 6 location hint yet

Published: 3/Feb/2020 11:40

by Connor Bennett


Grand Theft Auto fans believe that there may have been a few sneaky hints about GTA 6 broadcast during Super Bowl 54 – and the evidence looks pretty compelling. 

While many GTA fans are still having fun in the streets of Los Santos with GTA V and GTA Online, speculation and excitement is building with the expectation of an announcement about GTA 6.

Now, Rockstar hasn’t confirmed that the game is almost ready, let alone even in development, but that hasn’t stopped fans from searching for clues. There have seemingly been in-game hints hidden in GTA V, as well as a game retailer dropping a supposed release date, but the newest hint comes thanks to the Super Bowl 54 broadcast – with some fans believing that it confirms the return to Vice City. 

Tommy Vercetti standing on bridge in GTA Vice City
Rockstar Games
GTA Vice City is still one of the most popular installments in the GTA franchise.

Complied by Reddit user ItsThatOrangeGuy, the evidence shows that FOX Sports, the Super Bowl broadcaster in the United States, and the BBC, who broadcast the game in the United Kingdom, both used Grand Theft Auto Vice City callbacks. 

On the FOX side of things, they used the classic Vice City HUD to display the kick-off time as well as to indicate it was Super Bowl. They even used the small circular mini-map to show the two teams located at the Hard Rock Stadium, as well as a mash-up of the game’s box art.

As for the BBC, they were a bit more low key about things – just using one call-back in the form of the iconic Grand Theft Auto font with the blue and pink decor of Vice City. 

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Now, the Super Bowl broadcasts do, traditionally, use pop culture references based around the host city, so it’s probably no surprise to see them dip into the Vice City and GTA nostalgia.

Though, many commenters made good points about the timing seeming a little strange, especially as broadcasters will usually opt for the iconic Miami Vice TV show instead.

“Super Bowl being in Miami is not a reason to use these pointless references to Vice City. I don’t get why they would feel the need to make constant references to a past GTA game if this wasn’t arranged by Rockstar,” posted oohe.

While that is a pretty stellar point, both broadcasters may have recognized that they have simply overdone the Miami Vice references in the past and opted for Grand Theft Auto as a nod to something a little bit more modern – as well as playing into the hype surrounding GTA VI. 

Whether or not GTA fans who are drawing conclusions from these references will be proven right on wrong still remains to be seen but, at least, the love for Vice City is still there if nothing else.


GTA Online weekly update: Peyote Custom, Slamtruck, x2 GTA 5 cash, discounts

Published: 21/Jan/2021 10:41 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 10:46

by David Purcell


Rockstar Games have released a new GTA Online weekly update on January 21. It adds a new Slamtruck to the mix, changing up the Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel rewards, and slashing the prices of some big ticket items. So, let’s run through the patch notes. 

As regular players of GTA 5 will be all too aware, there’s one big update every week in-game. This usually includes a number of login bonuses, boosted rewards for specific missions, featured races, and a few goodies thrown in there as well.

2021 is going to be a big year in terms of new content as well. Rockstar have already confirmed plans to roll out a GTA Online next-gen version, with a whole host of never-before-seen stuff. However, that’s all a waiting game.

Until that time, let’s see what’s been added in the most recent GTA 5 update. We’ve got the full patch notes.

GTA Online weekly update patch notes (January 21)

Lucky Wheel reward vehicle: Peyote Custom

Peyote custom in gta online
Rockstar Games
The GTA Online weekly update features Lucky Wheel rewards available each week. This time, it’s the Peyote Custom.

The Peyote Custom is featured on the Diamond Casino Lucky Wheel rewards, meaning you could get it for free if your luck is in. It’s usually worth $620,000 in-game.

Slamtruck available

GTA Online slamtruck
Rockstar Games
The Slamtruck has arrived.

The Slamtruck has finally been made available to buy, from Southern San Andreas Super Autos. It can be bought for $1.3 million.

Which GTA 5 missions have highest payout?

As of January 21, 2021, the GTA 5 missions with the highest payout are Bunker Sell missions and Bunker, Diamond Casino, and Missile Base Adversary Modes. All of these have double rewards for both GTA cash and RP, for a limited time.

Premium Race, Time Trial & RC Time Trial

GTA online stock cars racing
Rockstar Games
Featured races in GTA Online vary from week to week.

For the January 21 update, the following are featured:

  • Premium Race: Cutting Coroners
  • Time Trial: LSIA
  • RC Time Trial: La Fuente Blanca

Log-in bonuses

There is just one log-in bonus in the GTA Online weekly update, which is a Vapid Aged Tee. In previous weeks, we’ve seen everything from cosmetics to vehicles given away for free, for claiming players.

GTA 5 discounts

The following list of discounts are now active in GTA 5:

  • 40% Off: Bunkers, APC, Caracara, Caracara 4×4, GB200
  • 30% Off: Bunker Renovations
  • 25% Off: Winky

GTA Online Twitch Prime Gaming rewards

GTA Twitch Prime Gaming
Rockstar Games
Twitch Prime Gaming rewards in GTA Online change regularly.

If you would like to claim your Twitch Prime Gaming rewards following the January 21 GTA Online weekly update, check out our exclusive guide with all of the information. Not only can players cash in on a free Sonar Station for their submarines and free access to the Vespucci Canals Nightclub, but vehicle discounts on supercars are also available.