YouTuber reveals how fake GTA 6 prank was caught by Rockstar - Dexerto

YouTuber reveals how fake GTA 6 prank was caught by Rockstar

Published: 4/Apr/2020 13:06

by Calum Patterson


After all the hype for a GTA 6 announcement in March, a fake livestream and trailer got fans in a frenzy, before it was inevitably proved as totally fake. The creator behind the fiendish plan has now revealed all.

It all started after rumors and ‘leaks’ claimed the big reveal for the next Grand Theft Auto would take place on March 25, which of course didn’t happen at all, rather unsurprisingly.

Regardless, it left fans hungry for information, so the fake livestream and trailer couldn’t have come at a better time for its creators.

GTA VI stream on Twitch
The livestream featured a countdown timer in the bottom left, and a sported a professional-looking GTA VI logo.

The Twitch channel ‘GTAVI’ came online on March 29, complete with a well-made logo, a countdown, and links to Rockstar’s website and Twitch Prime.

A few key details gave it away, but some fans were reeled in regardless, holding out on the small chance it was real. Then came the trailer, equally well-made, but equally fake.

YouTuber and designer ‘JoeDesigns’ has now revealed how they put the whole thing together. After a friend of his had the idea, since they had access to the ‘GTAVI’ username on Twitch, it was time to put together the designs.

They used burner accounts to pass the message around about the stream on social media, Reddit and forums, which helped give it an initial kickstart.

At first though, the stream didn’t get much traction, but after various sites and YouTuber ‘MrBossFTW’ reported on it, it soon cracked 1,000 concurrent viewers. So the pranksters released the fake trailer, which although decent, even the designer himself admitted the logo transition was decidedly amateur.

Unfortunately for the trolls, the prank never made it all the way to April Fool’s day, as they spotted the official Rockstar Games account was in the stream, and knew their time was limited.

Once Rockstar appeared in the stream’s viewer list, time was up.

The team of pranksters then posted a short message to confirm it was all just in good fun for April Fool’s, and cut the stream short as they didn’t want to spawn any backlash.

“We did not expect it to get this huge,” the message reads, “and deeply apologize to firstly Rockstar Games for misleading the dedicated fans who also greatly love the series.”

For these dedicated fans, the wait goes on, with Rockstar still saying absolutely nothing about what they have planned next. Although an actor’s CV seemingly confirmed that GTA 6 is in development, there’s still no official word.


Terrible GTA Online bug makes it impossible to use bunkers

Published: 24/Nov/2020 15:52

by Connor Bennett


GTA Online players are still having their bunker business missions ruined thanks to a bug that won’t let them enter their not-so-secret base. 

For the longest time, the best way to make money in Grand Theft Auto Online came through jobs and heists. Players would have to grind them out, over and over again, to be able to stack up cash.

Eventually, Rockstar Games brought businesses into the fold – allowing players to make money passively, before having to complete one delivery job at the end for an absolutely huge sum of money. 

The most lucrative of these jobs center around bunkers and the Gunrunning business, where, as the name suggests, you become an arms dealer. However, some players are struggling to run their businesses properly. 

A car driving into a bunker in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
Owning a bunker will unlock GTA Online’s Gunrunning business options.

The problem isn’t an overly complicated one, instead, it’s just simple. Players can’t access the bunkers. No matter if they’re on foot or in a car, the yellow circle that you usually use to enter just won’t do anything. 

What that means is, players like Reddit user TheAlphamale82, are left to drive around in circles hoping that something might change. But, sadly, it doesn’t and you end up locked outside the bunker unless you want to restart the game.

However, not even a restart is a magic cure, as the problem can still persist in other lobbies. It really is a peculiar problem – and it is one that is affecting different players. 

[Bug/glitch] R* please fix this, this is getting really annoying. I am unable to resupply my bunker by stealing supplies and before this was recorded someone was having the same problem from GTAV

Others like Aberfergie and r3d-v3n0m noted that they have run into the issue as well, and that they’ve flagged a ticket with Rockstar Support. However, while the devs have supposedly said they’ll work on it, they haven’t found a fix. 

The winter update, which will bring the Cayo Perico heist to GTA Online is right around the corner, and that update should address some issues. Hopefully, the bunker problem is one of them.