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GTA Online Biker DLC Discovered?

Just as we’ve recently discussed the possible future of GTA Online in light of the most recent DLC, Cunning Stunts, it seems that time for immediate speculation could be over.

Rockstar has kept up a steady stream of incoming content updates for GTA Online for quite some time now and has not shown any signs of stopping. So much so that each time a DLC is released, immediately the fans begin speculation on what the next update might bring.

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Rockstar has tended not to reveal or announce DLC until very close to release in the case of major updates. For smaller updates, they’ve only announced the DLC upon release. This air of secrecy about the immediate future of GTA Online that the developers maintain is tantalizing for much of the GTA community, which is probably why they can’t leave it alone. The folks over at GTAForums are especially ravenous.

It almost feels like a whole sub-community or culture has developed around GTA Online leaks. These leaks constitute real or fake reports of information about upcoming content being published before Rockstar officially reveals the update. These leaks, while generally condemned by Rockstar, are among the greatest generators of publicity the game has in its arsenal.

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The history of GTA Online leaks has been a bumpy one. In the early days, before the release of the PC version, leaks were very rare indeed, and fake “evidence” was hyped up more often. When the game finally made its way from the couch to the desk, the leaks changed forever.

While consoles remain relatively closed systems that only people who are “in-the-know” can crack open, with accessing game-files being tough, things are different on PC. Very little technical knowledge is actually required to snoop around code and files that the devevloper didn’t intend for player eyes.

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Couple this with the industry trend of pre-loading content that is already complete in patches before actual release to make the launch smoother, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for your secret getting out. In the early days of the PC release, the community saw an increase in legit leaks, however this was soon to change.

With modding becoming more and more widespread, very convincing fake leaks became more and more frequent. After some time, in between modding and more every-day hoax techniques like faking emails, bogus leaks became commonplace. Every two days or so a new leak would pop up, and be debunked a day later.

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Things got really bad at the end of last summer and beginning of last autumn, when the GTA Online community basically ganged up on leakers, even those whose records were clean in some kind of spontaneous disorganised hate movement, which reached its peak before the announcement of the Lowriders DLC.

When the Rockstar post went up on the Newswire, it became instantly clear who was coming up with real info and who was bullshitting. Two leakers, who have since proved themselves several times by outing info on Executives and Other Criminals, Lowriders Custom Classics and Further Adventures in Finance and Felony among others, had their names cleared.

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TezFunz2 and Yan2295 have provided the GTA Online community with legitimate leaks for quite some time now. All the evidence is there, and at this point, if they say something is coming, chances are it’s solid. This means that the most recent info provided by them will send much of the community into overdrive.

Exactly how much of the community, you ask? Well, there was that petition once…

Yep, that’s right – it appears that Biker DLC is finally coming. Based on some code references, the next major DLC coming after the release of the Stunt Race Creator on the 2nd of August will likely be a Biker update. Such a DLC has been among the most requested updates pretty much ever since free DLC packs for Online became commonplace.

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Based on the info provided by TezFunz2 and Yan2295, the update will be adding a new mechanic similar to being a VIP or CEO. This means that membership in a biker gang will be a similar position that will have some entry pre-requisites and will differ from regular play. This is suggested by various new mission types being prefaced by “biker”, which is in turn prefaced by “gb”. The gb code has been used to denote VIP and CEO missions in the past.

The mission types, based on the code, will be Joust, Initiation, Rescue Contact and Bad Deal. Chances are Initiation missions will be one-time jobs played upon first becoming the member of a biker gang. Rescue Contact and Bad Deal seem straightforward enough, however depending on how Rockstar is interpreting Jousting on bikes, that could be the most interesting of the four.

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Another mission type with the “gb” preface (a specific type of reference found in the files), but lacking the “biker” denotation is Vehicle Export, which might be a new CEO challenge or job. This application of the CEO mechanic to biker gangs is a pretty novel idea, and not one we would have expected.

Another interesting entry is “am_mp_personal_mod_garage”. Now, “am_mp” signifies player properties in the game, including apartments and garages. With the release of Cunning Stunts adding 13 vehicles with another 3 having been added since, players have been clamoring for more garage space even more than before.

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This entry seems to indicate that there will be a garage expansion coming with the biker DLC and that the new garage will be customizable much like the interiors of CEO offices are now. This new novelty is bound to please several fans, however it raises the question – if the 13+3 vehicles of Cunning Stunts weren’t enough to get us an additional garage, how many bikes will this DLC add?

TezFunz2 has also verified some other leaks regarding the Stunt Race Creator that will soon launch. Some players have managed to access some of the new props and features of the creator. Obviously all the props used to make the official Stunt Races are in there, however some new info has also been revealed.

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One of the new features will be the ability to remove default world props while in Creator mode. Basically, in Creator currently, you build upon the default GTA 5 world map. You can add props and delete your newly added props, but you couldn’t edit the actual game world. This will change with the release of the Stunt Race Creator. Another interesting addition is the new speaker prop. When placed, this will allow you to trigger specific sound-effects or music in close proximity to it.

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Unrelated to the Biker DLC is another interesting tidbit of info. We’ve known since the leak of the additional Cunning Stunts vehicles that there will be at least 2 mini-updates between the release of that DLC and the Stunt Race Creator. Now it seems that the second of those will contain a new Adversary Mode. In spite of the stigma Adversary Modes have gained over the months, the recent success of Power Play might put this one into new light as well.

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The leak indicates that the new Mode will be called Entourage and the info has apparently come from IGN. The mode will be an asymmetrical setup with a team of assassins going after a VIP who is being escorted to checkpoints by a team of bodyguards. The goal of the assassins is to kill the VIP as quickly as possible, while the bodyguards must protect the VIP while he/she reaches all the checkpoints.

Which of these new GTA Online leaks excites you the most?

Three GTA Online Cars Leaked

Well, that didn’t take long. While the first thing some players did when the latest GTA Online DLC launched was to dive straight into the fabulous lives of criminal kingpins running the Los Santos black market, others decided to dive right into the game files to see what they can dig up.

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Data mining has been the primary form of information leaking among the GTA 5 community pretty much ever since the PC version launched. Due to the way development pipelines work, Rockstar basically has much of the next DLC ready by the time they release the current one. In order to “set the stage” for the next release, bits and pieces of it already make it into the game with the files for the one launched.

Of course, none of these are – normally – accessible to the player. However, when you’re dealing with the massive community of coders, crackers, hackers and all other kinds of crafty tech savvy people on PC, chances are stuff you put into the files won’t stay secret.

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There have been some pretty large-scale leaks in the past, such as the one which pretty much revealed all of the content in Executives and Other Criminals, or the one that leaked Lowriders and also caused a community-wide anti-leaker outrage.

The biggest DLC to hit GTA Online since “Heists, Further Adventures in Finance and Felony” was released yesterday and added a ton of new vehicles to the game, including 6 cars. Unfortunately, neither of the three supercars released broke any speed records, so fans are left wanting.

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But they may not be left wanting for long. Mere hours after the update went live, the first leak – and no pushover either – was posted online, showing loaded up 3D models of three new cars. These have since been loaded up in-game as well, showing their color schemes and other details that the greybox model just doesn’t convey.

The three cars are the Seven 70, the Proto Tipo and the Pfister 811. The Seven 70 is seemingly based on a Corvette and an Aston Martin, the Proto Tipo might have been inspired by a Bugatti and the Pfister has some clear Porsche elements. (of course, this may not be correct, since I’m no car nut.)

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The leak also contained the in-game blurb for the Pfister, written in perfect satirical Rockstar style. This is possibly the first electric car to make it to GTA 5, but it definitely is the first electric sports car in the game. It will be interesting to see how these rides measure up to the competition in terms of speed.

Meet the future of hybrid tech: Pfister took billions of dollars in subsidies for low-carbon research and used it to refine an electric motor until it gives more kick than a turbo charger. And don’t worry about accidentally investing in the environment: the assembly process alone produces enough CO2 to offset two thousand acres of otherwise useless rainforest. Win-win.

These cars will either be added as a mini-update where they’re the only content, or they may be part of a larger DLC to come. Chances are these aren’t coming in the Stunt Ready DLC, which was revealed some time ago, since that will be bringing an overhaul to the GTA Online Content Creator as well as new rides tricked out specifically for stunting.

There is no official word on the release date of Stunt Ready, or these leaked rides.

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Which of the three new leaked GTA Online vehicles do you like the most in terms of looks?

GTA Online Finance And Felony Details Leaked

Just when you thought the age of GTA Online DLC leaks are over, details about the upcoming Further Adventures In Finance And Felony have been posted on the GTAForums by reputable sources. While it was obvious that there is more to the update than what was revealed in the two announcements we’ve gotten until now.

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Further Adventures In Finance And Felony was first announced by Rockstar in a recent post where they outlined their DLC plans for the near future. It was there that the name of the update was revealed, as well as the fact that it will be a follow up to last year’s final DLC (excluding the Holiday Surprise)

The other GTA Online DLC announced alongside Finance and Felony was Stunt Ready, which is slated to introduce a full overhaul of the Content Creator, as well as a suite of new vehicles designed specifically with stunting in mind.

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The DLC is intended to work as a direct continuation of Executives and Other Criminals, expanding on the whole VIP and white-collar crime aspect introduced in that update. While Executives had you run high-profile jobs with a group of bodyguards, Finance and Felony puts you in the big chair – you’re the boss now.

Finance and Felony hands you control of a whole criminal enterprise, where you must claw your way to the top of the black market hierarchy of Los Santos while fighting the police, rival NPC groups and opposing GTA Online players all at once. Missions will revolve around acquiring goods, delivering shipments and sabotaging enemy operations.

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You will be coordinating all of this from new, high-end properties which will serve as your HQ. Whether or not the property limit will be increased to accommodate this new and specialized property type, we know not – but there is a good chance HQs will come with 10 slot garages.

Some details have been revealed about the exact content of the DLC. We know that there will be multiple new vehicles added to GTA Online and that one of those will be the Pegassi Reaper hypercar. While the stats have yet to be unveiled, by the looks of it we might be looking at the next fastest car in the game.

However the locations of the new properties, the other vehicles and the weapons/clothes which will inevitably also be added are yet to be revealed. Rockstar will probably post a trailer and a more detailed run-down of the DLC right before release – but knowing the GTA Online community, that isn’t enough.

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Players have started to once again go digging into the game files of the most recent DLC additions. No-one uncovered anything before, but now that the community had a few leads, some interesting info was revealed.

In one image, the screen of the presumable VIP shows the map of Los Santos with several locations marked on it. The screenshot has a high enough resolution to zoom in close enough to make out where those places are without it being too distorted.

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The locations lead to large warehouses, factories, abandoned stores, run-down apartment buildings and storage units – all perfect for the purpose of storing illegal goods, or places where black market deals can go down. While some of these locations are actually pretty tidy in contrast with the majority of run-down buildings, it could be that the HQs themselves are on the same map.

In the background of the same image from which the map was taken, a painting can be seen tucked into an opening, as well as cardboard boxes with printing that is identical in style to the Samsung logo print. Players have deduced that some of the contraband will include works of art as well as electronics.

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However the most interesting data was mined from GTA Online game files – specifically, these hint at what weapons and other vehicles we can expect. The two new weapons (which have been found so far – there may be more) will probably be the Fire Extinguisher and a Programmable AR.

Obviously, the Fire Extinguisher is more of a tool than a straight-up weapon – maybe some missions will involve your contraband stock being set on fire and players must put it out as soon as possible to lose fewer goods.

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The programmable AR on the other hand sounds pretty interesting. While it isn’t clear what is meant by the name, seeing as GTA Online isn’t a particularly Sci-Fi game, we should be thinking in terms of current technology – biometric locks, specialized ammo, etc.

Ammunition references were found for both weapons in the game files, alongside a whole lot of new clothing items which will probably be added with the update.

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In terms of transportation, the Pegassi Reaper won’t be the only car to join the vehicle line-up of GTA Online in this update. It seems that we will be getting two new versions of the Oracle, one of which may very well be an armored edition, since we’ve seen a few of those in the Executives and Other Criminals DLC.

Further Adventures In Finance And Felony is shaping up to be a pretty damn solid piece of DLC. Chances are good that it will live up to the claim of being the “biggest and deepest” GTA Online update yet.

Which part of the Further Adventures In Finance And Felony GTA Online DLC are you most hyped for? The new missions? The Reaper? Maybe the weapons?

Fake GTA 5 Story DLC Leaks Appear Again

Considering how common these were some months ago, we’re actually surprised things were this quite for such a long time. During the entire later half of last year, as well as the early months of 2016, GTA related journalism practically thrived on fake leak stories being posted, referenced, re-referenced, back-linked and re-re-referenced in a criss-cross pattern by the same handful of websites.

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Of course, all of these turned out to be fake. Even one of the voice actors for a GTA 5 protagonist, namely Shawn Fonteno who played Franklin Clinton tried to once again play the community for fools, this time by recruiting the voice actor of CJ from San Andreas to help him in his little facade. Since then, the relative number of single-player DLC “leaks” has dropped significantly – considering that in the autumn/winter of 2015, we had more than one per week.

But all good things must come to an end. Yet another blatantly fake story DLC “leak” has been making the rounds, getting the hopes of gullible fans up over nothing. We’ve seen some shoddily made fake leaks in the past. While this doesn’t number among the worst of them, it is a pretty poor attempt.

Let’s start this off that the whole leak is based on alleged screenshots and details being shared by a leaker with some journalist – who then reported on the leak but neglected to show any evidence, such as the mentioned screenshots. Then this report promptly disappeared once the news of the leak picked up.

As the story goes, a YouTuber called “XXII” shared with one of the writers of a Greek news site some photographic evidence of upcoming Story DLC. This update would greatly expand the map of the game, adding new continents with the cities of Las Venturas and San Fierro as playable areas.

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The story wouldn’t follow Michael, Trevor or Franklin as originally planned, nor any established GTA character. Rather, an all new protagonist by the name of Anthony Miller would be controlled by the players. The DLC would also have added a number of new features to the game, such as opening the Casino (we’ve already covered why that won’t happen) and include a horse-racing and betting minigame. Both of these would have played major parts in the story.

Now, all of this would be dandy, but it’s bleeding from quite a few gaps. Major Story DLC like this would require a lengthy development schedule – with new continents, new story, extra voice work and so on – which simply hasn’t been facilitated. Before 2016, there has been a steady stream of large-scale content next to which this project wouldn’t have been possible.

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there has been a quite period in the past months, but not enough to warrant for such large-scale content. Also, let’s not forget the major GTA Online DLC on its way, which also took time to develop.

We’ve already mentioned that the Casino isn’t ever going to open and considering that the real-life Anthony Miller is a high profile football player in the US, Rockstar probably isn’t looking for yet another lawsuit against them like the one Lindsay Lohan is pulling.

Add to all this that GTA Online is generating stupid amounts of profit, Rockstar wouldn’t spend tons of resources on a major single-player DLC only the fraction of the player-base will buy, when they can spend the same resources on countless mid-to-large GTA Online updates that will drive up Shark Card sales – not that they need to be driven any higher.

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Would you have liked to see this particular GTA 5 story DLC, or are the alleged features not to your liking?

Here’s GTA Online’s April Release Schedule

Rumors and leaks about the remaining lowrider vehicles which were added to GTA V’s game files with the Lowriders: Custom Classics DLC, but weren’t made available in-game, have been circulating for some time now. Even though players knew they were coming, no one knew when they will arrive. In the meantime, the leakers who found this info moved on to release images of game-models regarding sports-related Adversary Modes.

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The “hidden” lowriders even made their way to single player after the content from Custom Classics was ported over via mod. With the cat out of the bag regarding the three rides and new Adversary Modes – which are blessed with names such as “Inch by Inch” and “In and Out” – all that remained to be revealed was when this new content will be finally released.

While there were no dates among the leaks, it seems that the new content will be coming to GTA Online one by one, on a weekly basis. At the moment it looks like we’ll be getting one lowrider per week in April, with a mini-DLC containing the sports Adversary Modes and possibly some new character customization items at the beginning of May.

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The scheduled dates currently look like this (and we must of course stress that none of these have been officially confirmed!):

  • April 5 – Tornado Custom
  • April 12 – Minivan Custom plus “Inch by inch” Adversary Mode
  • April 19 – Sabre Turbo Custom
  • May 3 –  Other Adversary Modes plus mini-DLC

The recent tendency for Rockstar to occasionally release Adversary Modes as standalone updates, making their GTA Online DLCs smaller but more frequent, bombarding the community with week-long events back to back have made some players wonder why.

The most popular fan theory is to keep players “occupied” with these breadcrumbs being thrown at them while the dev team is working on something more substantial – like a massive GTA Online update, or maybe even single player DLC – in order to keep things under wraps.

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The other theory is that this is going to be the status quo from now on, as based on the announcement that Take-Two will have a massive presence at E3 this year, Rockstar must be working on something big, as 2K has more or less revealed their cards already. If Rockstar has been working on a new game, that means they won’t be able to focus as many resources on GTA Online anymore, meaning all we’ll get from now on will be vehicles and the odd Adversary Mode every now and then.

It’s clear that Rockstar is tied up with the development of something big. Do you think it is related to GTA Online, or something else entirely?

GTA Online’s Next Event Leaked… By Rockstar?

While getting your tightly held secrets spilled by tech-savvy fans digging through your game files is extremely bothersome, it is also inevitable. Letting something slip on your own however must be a tad embarrassing.

With the week-long GTA Online event celebrating the recent release of Lowriders: Custom Classics having ended yesterday, we can expect the next event to be announced soon, seeing as in recent months Rockstar has been holding these things back to back.

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However the focus of the next event may have been spoiled ahead of schedule – and no data-miners were involved this time around. Knowing how running online games works, one will also know that even minute changes like an event in GTA Online needs to be properly set up behind the scenes and much of the data is pre-loaded secretly well in advance.

In such a case the pre-loaded data has the possibility of popping up in the live version due to bugs or human error. That is what seemingly happened in this case, where a PS4 user reported on some strange, unannounced changes having been made to GTA Online.

Reddit user and GTA V fan Clipper_Murray posted that he witnessed all visual and performance upgrades at Los Santos Customs being discounted suddenly and that his character received an exclusive shirt with the caption “The Shoulders Of Orion II”.

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Then, almost as suddenly as all of this appeared, it all disappeared. The discounts were gone and another player reported that one of their characters also got the shirt, but logging on with another sometime later didn’t receive it. It seems that Rockstar discovered the mistake and quickly tried to stuff the cat back into the bag, so to say.

Rockstar’s recent habit of increasing the frequency of DLC releases, but making the updates smaller and padding out the time in between with events running back-to-back, has players wondering whether or not they’re building up to something. If leaks are to be believed, April will mark the start of a weekly content release schedule.

This kind of slow drip-feeding may be Rockstar’s way of both mounting the anticipation and trying to keep the community busy while its developing the next major update for the game. We might need to wait until this year’s E3 to find out what that major update actually is – could it be single player DLC?

What other promos do you hope the next GTA Online event will contain?

Rockstar’s Next Big Project Possibly Leaked

The online-portfolio blunders of former employees is always a particularly bothersome way of the lid being blown off a tightly kept secret. With significant buzz surrounding Rockstar Games following the announcement that their parent company, Take-Two Interactive, will have a significant presence at this year’s E3 convention and the press conference where the company’s president stated that they hold too many IPs, the hype around a new Rockstar game is high enough as is.

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Of course the speculation has run rampant with E3 steadily approaching, with Red Dead Redemption 2, Agent and a new Midnight Club game leading the fan wishlists. While any info regarding a major GTA V DLC or even official word on the next game in the franchise is extremely anticipated, players are clearly starved for a Rockstar game from another IP.

The recent renewing of the Agent trademark coupled with the images made public by a former developer on the project indicate that it may very well be still alive. With rumors of Sony working on a new version of the PS4 with different hardware specs, it’s possible that Agent will be a launch title on this PS4 2.0 as the game was always intended to be a Sony launch exclusive.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is possibly the most hoped-for of all the possibilities as fans have been anticipating a sequel ever since the first one dropped way back in 2010. A PC port of the game remains to be one of the most requested releases all across the gaming community.

The possibility of the next project being a new IP is also on the table, however considering the recent statement about Take-Two already having more than it can handle, this is unlikely. Now, with all the anticipation, a recent misstep by a former Rockstar employee may have inadvertently answered everyone’s question.

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Former Senior 3D Artist Ruben Tavares recently updated his LinkedIn portfolio to show the work he had done during his time at Rockstar. The list included three titles, including GTA V and Midnight Club: Los Angeles, however the last was the most interesting. The massively successful blockbuster and older racing game were joined by the entry “Red Dead Redemption 2”.

Once this was found, the press was lit on fire by the “leak” which seemingly confirmed that not only is Rockstar working on a new game, but one which has been hotly requested by fans for ages. Obviously the amount of dust that this kicked up soon got back to Tavares – and Rockstar.

Soon after the new made the rounds in the web, the profile was updated, removing the “2” from behind Red Dead Redemption. Tavares also updated his profile which seemingly explained the blunder. His bio contained a line speaking of how he was praised by his superiors over the years, which he updated with a small comment in parenthesis.

[…] during these years I received many good reviews from supervisors (NOT for spelling XD)

Nice try, but adding a space and number after a name isn’t exactly a spelling mistake. It’s not the kind of thing you’d do accidentally either.

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Rockstar deciding to work on Red Dead Redemption 2 would make sense from a number of perspectives.

RDR had great reviews and sales back when it was first released with fans instantly starving for a sequel. This has set up the market ensuring a successful launch regardless of actual marketing efforts.

Then there’s the fact that RDR launched over 5 years ago. We know Rockstar doesn’t rush its games and if it’s only an initial announcement that we get at E3, chances are the release date is 2-3 years away, giving the developer plenty of time to polish the game to perfection.

This would be a massive source of revenue for Rockstar – especially if they add a GTA Online-eqsue multiplayer mode for the next Red Dead game. Since RDR was basically Grand Theft Horse anyway, giving players a massive wild west map to gallivant around with their fellow outlaws and gunslingers would garner massive success.

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Hell, applying all that Rockstar has learned from three years of GTA Online could result in the smoothest and most polished multiplayer experience in the industry. GTA Online has advanced significantly since it was first launched, but some issues from the early builds are cemented in the game’s foundation – like the p2p server structure.

Given adequate funding – which we know Rockstar has – and a clean slate to work with, the developers could take all the good from GTA Online (which is a lot), give it a Red Dead coat of paint while tossing out anything that doesn’t work and building something that does.

Rockstar has the key to massive success right in front of them – we shall see whether or not they grab on to it.

Are you guys hoping for a new Red Dead game, or would you prefer another Rockstar franchise to return?

GTA Online Getting New VIP Work And More

So far, 2016 is shaping up to be a tight year both in terms of content and, undoubtedly much to Rockstar’s ire, in terms of leaks. Compared to the absolute mess that the fall of 2015 was in terms of baseless rumors and fake leaks, this year has been pretty sparse in terms of false info. When it did happen, it was pretty blatant and poorly put together.

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The recent Lowriders: Custom Classics was not only leaked ahead of schedule, but once it was released, its files were quickly cracked open to reveal what else we can look forward to in the next DLC pack. We’ve already known about the three new rides that will be joining the Slamvan, Classic Virgo and Donk, however it seems that more content is coming than just new additions to Benny’s.

The most recent major DLC update, barring the thematic updates for Christmas and Valentine’s Day, was the Executives and Other Criminals update, bringing a whole new layer to the gameplay via the VIP and Bodyguard system. Now for the first time since the DLC was launched, new work for VIPs seems to be incoming.

One of the most reliable GTA Online leakers has recently posted source code evidence pointing to new VIP missions and challenges being released soon in an update alongside a new Contact which will in some way be related to Executives. Maybe a Contact who is only accessible to VIPs?

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We’ve recently covered the football related game models which were leaked, suggesting that GTA Online will be getting a sports themed Adversary Mode called Inch By Inch (yeah, seriously). If that wasn’t enough for you, another Adversary Mode in the same theme has also been uncovered which is allegedly called “In and Out”.

This seems way too ridiculous to be true, but this is GTA we’re talking about and the info is backed up with some solid evidence in the face of the in-game models and a prompt found in the code.

IAO_HELP_1 = If all remaining packages are held at the end of the timer, attackers will get a further minute to deliver them. 
If any of the held packages are dropped during Sudden Death the defenders win. 

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The leaks suggest that the three rides and two Adversary Modes will be added to GTA Online piece by piece on a weekly basis during April. This slow trickle of content has led players to speculate that Rockstar is building up to a massive update soon.

Are you more excited for the new lowriders or for the sports-themed GTA Online Adversary Modes?

GTA Online Might Be Getting New Sports Modes

The way GTA Online DLCs keep leaking, we might not even need official announcements anymore for them.  The game files of the recently released Lowriders: Custom Classics DLC also contained data pertaining to future updates for the game. It wasn’t long before these files were discovered and loaded up to see what info could be revealed.

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The Custom Classics DLC was also leaked ahead of schedule, revealing one of the new cars that was added to Benny’s, as well as another one that is still on its way. The Custom Classics trailer ended with a teaser saying that more lowriders were coming soon – true enough, the files of Custom Classics contain more cars than just the three that were added.

Some of the new assets and prompts that were discovered in the files all follow the same theme: sports. American “football” (handegg?) specifically. The assets make it seem like the new update will contain a new Adversary Mode which is styled after football, using the titular prop as a “package”.

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The models found are that of the actual football, the large goal, a football jersey and the in-game floating icon for the job. The various prompts suggest it will be a team based mode where players compete to score points with a package. Whoever carries the package will be unable to use weapons and a sudden death system will also be implemented.

A reference to the name of the mode has also been discovered. A line of code suggests that the new game type will be called “Inch by Inch” – a name that has been thoroughly ridiculed by the folks over at GTAForums. Seriously though, the name does seem to back up the evidence suggesting a sports themed update.

Whether or not this new Adversary Mode will be released in the same update as the remaining lowrider vehicles is unknown. If not, however, this will be the first time in GTA V history that we have more than one DLC leaked prior to any kind of official announcement.

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Rockstar has been extremely hot on their Adversary Modes lately, releasing new mode after mode. While these modes are varied and creative, some players have begun to note “Adversary Mode fatigue”, asking for other kinds of gameplay additions. Bringing a wider range of sports minigames to GTA Online like Tennis would be a refreshing change.

Would you prefer a football Adversary Mode or sports minigames to be added to GTA Online?

GTA Online DLC Stealthily Preloaded On Steam

It seems that the data-miners may have not been screwing with the community this time.

In this digital age, it is very, very difficult to do anything without being detected and having your movements tracked. Rockstar Games really likes keeping the lid on their GTA Online DLCs, however this endeavor has become increasingly difficult with the release of the PC version of the game.

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Not only are the game’s files significantly more accessible than they were before, but the game being available on Steam has enabled players to keep an eye on what files Rockstar updates server-side before releasing it as a public update. Peeking through this keyhole into Rockstar’s workshop, so to say, has allowed players to glimpse what the developer is working on. Through consistent observation, players have discovered certain patterns.

The website SteamDB allows free insight into the changes the files of various apps in the Steam Database go through. A recent change – so recent that it only occurred a few hours ago at the time of writing – indicated that the file named “qabeta2” was updated and changed several times.

Now, to a layman, this doesn’t really mean anything at all. Thing is, players who have been paying attention to this website and the changes GTA V has undergone noted that “qabeta2” is only ever updated right before a DLC is released.

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This seems to confirm recent leaks which all stated that the new GTA Online DLC is slated to be released on the 15th of March. If this aspect of the leaks was correct, chances are that the rest of the info they claimed is solid too.

If this is anything to go by, we will be seeing a followup to the Lowriders DLC tomorrow.

Rockstar has stated before that they intend to expand the list of cars serviced by Benny’s Original Motorworks. They have recently added the Sultan and Banshee, allowing these two cars to be upgraded – turning the Banshee into the newest, fastest car of the game. DLCs being released in two parts isn’t new to GTA Online, as the Ill-Gotten Gains update was also separated.

Granted, Ill-Gottent Gains Part 1 and 2 was released consecutively. We’ve already seen the release of Executives and Other Criminals since the first part of Lowriders, but the evidence is still pointing towards an expansion of Benny’s.

What do you guys think, will there really be a new GTA Online DLC release tomorrow?