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GTA V Story DLC Debunked, Rebunked And Overanalyzed

The tale of GTA V’s alleged Story DLC that may or may not exist is a lengthy one; full of false hopes, disappointments, and stubborn believers. It is a tale of announcements, leaks, and lots of silence and conjecture.

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Some time ago we reported on findings by one particular leaker. He had seemingly found some pretty solid proof that the DLC is coming and it looked to be rather definitive. Many hoped it would put an end to the discussion.

Sadly that wasn’t the case and, as ever, the plot thickens.

A number of people began to claim that the leaker’s “proof” was an extremely elaborate fake. The user (LondonTown2004) has been tracked by some sneaky web sleuths and it turned out that he has had a number of different aliases and what’s more, been the source of several fake leaks in the past. It seems that this “leaker” simply changes moniker each time he is uncovered.

As these findings have come to light the GTA V community has also become divided. There are those who think the allegations against LondonTown are false, and that those who “uncovered” his past trickery are just very dedicated trolls. On the other hand there are those who now dismiss the DLC management system “proof” and any claim that GTA V might receive some Story DLC down the line along with it.

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In the past months, one particular thread dealing specifically with the Story DLC over at GTAForums has been extremely active. Previous articles from GTA 5 Cheats have been cited amongst others in rather heated arguments regarding the future of Story DLC.

Originally, single player DLC for story mode, which would allegedly continue the story of Michael, Trevor and Franklin (we say “continue”, but it could only possibly be an interlude) beyond what we got in vanilla GTA V, was announced way back in 2014.

However, ever since, Rockstar has been mum over the issue, and at one point Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company, stated that there was no plan for any single player DLC at all.

As time passed, all kinds of wild rumors and alleged leaks popped up. At one time, Franklin’s voice actor even lead the community on a wild goose chase with a bit of a prank.

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Before LondonTown’s leak, there was never anything which was anywhere close to believable, and now that it too is under scrutiny, those still hoping for some solo DLC don’t have much to hold on to.

However, a new occurrence has put the whole situation into new light, as a number of well known GTA V YouTubers have recently been called by Rockstar to Los Angeles. This could quite possibly be some sort of content creator event showcasing some new stuff. It could also be a more public showing of whatever went down at Gamescom last summer (which probably isn’t Agent).

Of course, it could merely be a livestream event with YouTubers as guest stars, however those have occurred several times in the past, and never were the noteworthy enough to be heralded by the YouTubers themselves beforehand. So we think that it is likely something of a higher caliber.

Since then, the contributors over at GTAForums have generally marked 2016 as the “last possible” release window for any single player DLC. With the best estimate of the next full GTA game (i.e. GTA VI) to be released around 2018 this would still mean a relatively large gap between the two pieces of content.

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As the story developed, more and more have accepted the theory that LondonTown’s leak was indeed a fake. Sadly, faith that single player DLC is coming is now at an all time low following its recent peak after the rather convincing leak was first posted.

While we frequently praise modding as one of the best things that has ever happened to GTA V, it did make the world of leaks much more mired in fakes. This is because it does not take too much modding know-how to mock up a home-made “DLC management system” menu, as seen in the leak.

What are your views on this issue? Is there any hope for single player DLC for GTA V, or should solo players stick to mods while they wait for the next game?

Christmas DLC Release Date Leaked Too?

It seems that the content of the Festive Surprise isn’t the only thing that was leaked recently. Last year’s Christmas DLC was announced and launched around this time, and with the days to the holiday slowly passing us by, it can be assumed that the announcement and release of 2015’s Festive Surprise update is right around the corner.

And if a recently posted image, which seemingly contains the entry terms for a new GTA$ 1 million Snapmatic contest focusing on new content which will be released with the Holiday DLC, is to be believed, the new update might be released as soon as later today.

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We might be hours away from the joint announcement and launch of the Christmas GTA Online DLC, and not even know it. Based on what is written in the document, the Snapmatic contest itself will begin at 12:01 a.m. ET, meaning Eastern Time, the local time in New York City, so time to set your alarms in relation!

This would suggest that the new update goes live at 12:00 a.m. ET, as one of the requirements for a photo to be eligible is for it to feature content from the DLC itself.

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This is not unlike any of the previous Snapmatic competitions hosted by Rockstar to commemorate DLC launches. The rest of the document reads like a standard terms of use description, with all the requirements and formal language. The list of eligible countries hasn’t changed, nor have the judgement criteria.

The creativity of the shot counts for 35% of the verdict, with Originality getting another 35% and image positioning just 30%. Of course, this doesn’t mean a creative and unique image shoddily directed will get you first place and the coveted one million in cash.

Do we have any previous winners of GTA Online snapmatic competitions among our readers?

GTA Online Lowriders Is A Thing, Coming October 20th

Update: Rockstar has released a trailer too.

It’s coming!

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You guys know how the GTA community couldn’t shut up about a Lowrider DLC for GTA Online based on a code reference and indexes for 12 new vehicles? Remember how random, baseless rumors were linked with this unconfirmed DLC for over a month? Well, actually quite a few of these seemingly baseless rumors turned out to be true, leading us to question how many others that we dismissed offhand might become reality.

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Launching on the 20th of October as a free update, GTA Online Lowriders will contain a whole lot of new customization options both for your character and your vehicles. As rumored, alongside a set of new vehicles just waiting for you to customize them, you can add hydraulics, trick out your engine block, gear levers, wheel, add speakers and neon lights, and cover your interior with leather or velour.

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Another rumor that came through is a new set of missions brought to you by none other than Lamar. Make sure you’re well equipped when you undertake one of his assignments, as these will be dangerous and challenging.

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Other smaller additions include two new weapons; a machine pistol and a machete; a fourth property slot to give you more garage space, and a massive amount of new clothing and accessory items.

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It’s funny how many people quickly began to grow skeptical of and annoyed with all the Lowrider rumors, which, at the time, seemed unlikely to be true. Then, when Freemode Events was announced, everyone instantly wrote off “Lowrider” as being some internet legend and won’t ever actually be announced or released.

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While the majority of rumors are still bullshit, the number of rumors which turned out to be true make the whole rumor discussion much more interesting going forward. Knowing that with the release of Freemode Events, a new wave of GTA Online DLC is coming, of which Lowriders is just the first, rumors in the future will have much more credibility.

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Are you guys surprised that GTA Online Lowriders turned out to actually exist?

Fan Of Lamar Or Not? We’ve Got New DLC Info For You!

It seems the GTA V community just can’t be patient, can it? Back when the Ill-Gotten Gains Part II DLC was still a ways off, the rumor mills were spinning at maximum RPM, and now with the Lowrider/life DLC announcement hitting any time soon, they’ve gone into overdrive once more.

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Considering today is the 30th (goodbye, summer!), it is doubtful that Rockstar will keep the alleged release window for the next DLC, which was stated to launch before the summer ends. Now it seems that we will be getting the official announcement in the first few days of September, with the DLC itself releasing a week after.

The rumors began some time ago when a particularly curious GTA V fan started digging around in the game’s code, and found the code name of the next GTA Online DLC, which is “LOW”, and also discovered 12 vehicle indexes linked to the reference, meaning that these rides will be added with the DLC. Some of the vehicles appeared in previous GTA games, which allowed Funmw2 to deduce that the DLC will be an opposite of Ill-Gotten Gains, and will have a “Lowrider” or “Lowlife” theme.

As time passed, the rumors kept multiplying. Rockstar announced that the DLC will be bringing the video Editor to the PS4 and Xbox One with the update, and that the Editor will have some new features.

Recently, Funmw2 went digging in the code again, and has revealed that the new missions included in the DLC will be indicated with a Lamar icon. This could mean that Lamar Davis, Franklin’s buddy in GTA V single player, may appear as a quest giver in GTA Online like a few other characters from the story. This would indicate new mission types with a gang theme.

Are you looking forward to the DLC announcement, hopefully soon?

GTA V Lowlife DLC Hitting In August

Some time ago we reported on a particularly resourceful GTA Online player digging out reference to an upcoming DLC pack for GTA V from the game’s code. The reference was a three letter code-name for the upcoming update.

“LOW”, as the DLC is referred to in the code, is rumored to be intended as the polar opposite of the previous two Ill-Gotten Gains DLC packs, which focused on giving players a taste of the high life, by adding a whole host of extremely luxurious, and not to mention expensive, vehicles and items to the game.

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The gaming community has taken to calling the as-of-yet unannounced DLC pack the “Lowlife” update, which sprouted from the vehicles that were associated with the update in the code. 12 vehicles which are currently unavailable in the game were found referred to with regards to the upcoming update. Some of these cars are returning from previous GTA games and checking out what budget these veterans are designed to accommodate will reveal what lead the community to believe that we will be getting a Lowlife DLC next.

Some fans have begun to cross-reference DLC release schedules over the years, and added a healthy load of mental gymnastics to the  mix, and deduced that the most like release date for the upcoming content update is some time in August.  If we compare the dates at which DLCs for GTA V released in 2014, and the dates at which they released in 2015, you’ll discover a pattern. The Business and High-Life updates from last year correspond with parts I and II of the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC, and they match thematically too. This would mean that the Lowlife update is paired with the Hipster DLC, which would confirm the August launch date. It is also theorized that the DLC will contain a new type of race, however these are mostly baseless rumors.

Are you looking forward to what the alleged Lowlife DLC will turn out to really be?

GTA V on PC Delayed, New Screens and System Specs Posted

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Grand Theft Auto V for the PC has been officially delayed, Rockstar confirmed this morning. The news is somewhat surprising given that only a few days ago it was posted by an official Rockstar rep (details here) that the PC version of the game was still on track for a January 27 release date.

The new release date for GTA V on PC is March 24, 2015.

Rockstar has apologised for the delay and said that the PC version “requires a few extra weeks of testing and polish to make it as good as can be.” They also wanted to stress that fans will not be disappointed when the game is finally released later in March this year.

Rockstar also shared that GTA Online for the PC will be able to support up to 30 players and will also includes the much awaited and much delayed heists feature for GTA Online. Coincidentally there was a small piece of good news also made known today in that heists for the current console versions of the game will be launched in a few weeks, ahead of the PC launch on March 24.

Here at GTA 5 Cheats we’re pretty disappointed with the delay too, but that’s gaming for you. What we do know is that the wait will definitely be worth it!

Latest Remastered Release Date Rumor is October

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Someone just posted the Fred Meyer reservation card that you can see above for Grand Theft Auto V on the Playstation 4 (for those of you outside the US, Fred Meyer is a chain of super stores).

What’s the big deal? Well, the reservation card has a release date of October 28 for the game – as in next month! The release date is of course qualified with the usual “subject to change” statement.

No, this still isn’t official confirmation from Rockstar, but it’s still better than a delay announcement right? And it’s even just under a month before the last possible release date we reported (November 18 at Newegg).

We’re getting a little tired of these incremental release date possibility posts just as much as you guys, however it’s important to cover the next-gen console and PC release of GTA 5 as much as possible for our fans. It will also be a very interesting exercise to go back and compare all these rumored dates to what it actually turns out to be!

Anyway, we live in hope. Being able to play GTA V on PC as early as next month would be nice!

Official Rockstar Word: GTA V on PC, PS4, X1 Coming this Fall

We don’t plan on recapping everything that’s happened in the last few days, with rumors of the PC version of GTA V being completely cancelled, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game being delayed and other goings on because it’s all pretty much irrelevant now.

Rockstar Games has just confirmed that GTA 5 is still on track and will be released this Fall on the PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4!

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You can check out the post here for yourself… someone decided to use their initiative and ask a question in the official Rockstar Support forums – “Is GTA V on PC cancelled, because the internet is going wild?” and thankfully, we got a response; all is well and we will be playing the game this coming Fall, also known as Autumn, or more accurately the months of September through to November.

So sit tight, relax and wait right here with us 🙂

No GTA 5 at E3 – Release Date now 2013?

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I have some sad news. GTA 5 has not featured at E3 2012 and that does not bode well for the game being released this year. In fact, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter thinks the same thing and let investors know in a note recently released to investors:

There was no announcement of Grand Theft Auto V at the show, making a pre-holiday release less likely.

You just might get to know the release date itself by November this year though, with Pachter commenting further:

Company management confirmed that it would most likely notify retailers of a GTA release 3 – 4 months prior to launch, suggesting that a GTA release date announcement is virtually certain to occur by November.

Given the Take Two’s financial year end is 31 March 2013, there is a pretty good chance that it will be released before then (as covered previously)… giving us a possible release window of 3 months from 1 January 2013.

That said, Rockstar does like to do things a little differently, and a lot of people are not the slightest bit surprised GTA 5 didn’t feature at E3. Still, if we’re going to see it released this year, Rockstar must surely have a rather large announcement planned for some time soon.

What do you think?