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You Won’t Believe The Latest GTA VI Rumor

For some inexplicable reason, the gaming community is absolutely fascinated with wild rumors and baseless speculation. Absolutely nothing – nothing – that can even vaguely resemble official, confirmed info regarding GTA 6 has been stated or released by Rockstar Games or Take Two. Certainly nothing that could be called “fact”. The only thing we know more or less for sure is that GTA VI is “a thing”.

Maybe.

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Yeah, so basically we know nothing, and yet “GTA 6” is among the most used tags in gaming journalism. The mass of pure conjecture that is reported regarding the game is overwhelming. We have had “reports” that the game may feature an even larger open world map than ever before, encompassing the entire USA (at least, the GTA stand-in for the USA), or that it would update all the cities which appeared in previous GTA games (save for London), port them to the new engine and combine them into one massive map with connecting “countryside”. Speculation regarding the lead character has also been a hot topic in the gaming press recently. Some sources claim that there will be two playable characters, one of whom will be played by renowned actor Ryan Gosling, and the other will be female. Opposing sources claim that players will be able to customize their own character’s appearance in story mode, and that the game will move in a more RPG direction.

The other main topic of GTA 6 discussion is the setting, which has a new rumor to add to the list of possible settings: 1970s Mafia setting. This particular rumor comes courtesy of the Latino Post.

The reason we are skeptical of this newest rumor is that 2K Games’ Mafia series, which is getting a new installment soon, fills this very setting, and 2K is a Take Two property, just like Rockstar… and the Mafia and GTA series are similar enough as it is.

What do you guys think? Would you enjoy a retro ’70s mafia GTA game?

Fake GTA V News and Heroin Smuggling

We’ve all gotten used to about two thirds of GTA V “news” being baseless rumor/pure speculation. Just recently we had a rather large, popular and promising rumor debunked, and that was hardly the first such case.

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But where do all these rumors sprout? Where does this speculation originate from? Well, the most readily available answer is Reddit. With several subreddits dedicated to GTA V in some way, shape of form, it should come as no surprise that some of the insane theories people fabricate are bound to be mistaken for “leaked info”. Either that, or a troll purposefully begins to spread lies as if they were fact.

Reddit, however, isn’t the only source of GTA V misinformation. The other one is the gaming press, which either makes a honest mistake, or outright lies just to get some more clicks.

Recently, a popular website which primarily deals in PC hardware reviews and news, but also occasionally posts gaming-related content, put up a news piece detailing how mods wil be coming to PS4 and Xbox One. This one was sure to raise eyebrows, as while plenty of outlets were reporting on the Rockstar Editor making its way to consoles, no one mentioned mods, and this was the only site reporting this, despite the subject matter being pretty big news.

Turns out this misguided PC-focused site was reporting on the Rockstar Editor’s console debut too, but it made the honest mistake of having someone who had never ever played or even briefly researched GTA V write the piece. We won’t be pointing fingers, since this is a reputable site and we’re all only human.

However, one article we will gladly point fingers at is this one. Rockstar introducing a $10 DLC pack honoring kids who smuggled heroin into the US with a drone? And no official announcement has been made? And this is the only site reporting it? Something so absolutely absurd? With faked quotes? Seriously! We still can’t tell if that site is meant to be similar to “The Onion” or not…

Have you guys ever been fooled by fake GTA V “news”?

Hope You Didn’t Believe The Most Recent Story DLC Rumor

With the summer drawing to a close, the rumor mills are churning at 110 percent. And with the next GTA Online update bringing the Rockstar Editor to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, as well as the mysterious Lowlife DLC, players are eager to hear some news or confirmation about the rumored Story DLC GTA V should also be getting sometime in the near future.

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Recently it seemed as if the players would get their wish. With the theater release of the critically acclaimed biopic, “Straight Outta Compton”, which introduced viewers to the rise and fall of the popular hip-hop group N.W.A, came a fan-creation which remade the music video of the titular clip with the Rockstar Editor.

However, this wasn’t the only overlap between GTA V and Straight Outta Compton. The voice actors of GTA V’s three protagonists participated in some sort of cross-promotion, wherein they all posted images with their GTA V character and a caption “Straight Outta Grove Street/Yankton” for Franklin and Michael respectively. This kicked off a massive speculative chain reaction which culminated in reports and a new Wikipedia page all speaking of the upcoming “Grove Street Stories” DLC for GTA V which would add single player content.

All of this seemed pretty and real, but it turned out to be nothing more than wishful thinking. The Wikipedia page had a nice, official looking description, but it had a glaring issue – it referenced past events in the story which did not happen.

A new updated version to Grand Theft Auto V will include a single player expansion pack called Grove Street Stories (not yet confirmed), set before all three characters met in North Yankton.

The other tell was that despite all of this info circulating the web, Rockstar’s lips remained sealed. Even if they were just trying to keep things a secret, this big a leak would have prompted some sort of response.

Do you still have hope for GTA V story DLC?

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?

New GTA V Vehicles Found In Code

With the GTA V rumor mill practically living off snippets of info that players have mined from the game’s code, this story should come as no surprise. Coming from a seasoned GTA V data miner, it seems that references to 12 new cars have been found in the game’s code since the 1.28 update.

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Other than the bug fixes and new content we players get to see with each update, most of what the updates are about happen behind the scenes. These patches don’t only bring in changes with themselves, but also prepare the game and the code for the next update. Each GTA V content update has a identifier which is used in the code, which is basically programming shorthand. The code-name for Ill-Gotten Gains Parts I and II was “LUXE”, due to the theme of the DLC being luxurious items. The new vehicles were found linked to a new code-name of a yet unannounced update. This new code-name is “LOW”, and might be a reference to the style of vehicles we will be seeing, specifically “lowrider” themed cars.  Another theory is that Rockstar is prepping a polar opposite to Ill-Gotten Gains, and will be releasing something along the lines of a “lowlife” DLC. Both theories seem logical. Based on the focus Rockstar put into clothes, tattoos and weapon engravings, we can customize our character to the extreme, so if the Lowrider DLC would add hydraulics, DIY painjobs, spinning rims and the like to GTA Online, we’d get to personalize our vehicles to a similar extent.

On the flip side, after not one but two Ill-Gotten Gains updates for GTA Online draining everyone’s coffers, a Lowlife DLC catering to a tighter budget would also be welcome. If you take a look at the list of the cars that will be added, then this seems like the more possible option, as we will be seeing some cheap rides that return from previous games.

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Are you guys looking forward to this mysterious “LOW” DLC?

GTA V Ill-Gotten Gains Part II Release Date Announced – Sort Of

In a recent post on the Newswire, however indirectly, Rockstar has announced the release date of the second part of the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC.

They’ve officially announced that the Welcome To Los Santos soundtrack collection, available only on PC until now, will be coming to the four consoles next month as a part of Ill-Gotten Gains Part Two. The competition ends on the 30th of June, which is a Tuesday, so one would think Rockstar might release the DLC on that day, since they pretty much always release DLC on Tuesdays. However, the post says next week, so it’s safe to assume that the DLC itself will launch on the 7th of July, which is the next Tuesday after the 30th.

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This information leads us to believe that rumors that the Independence Day DLC and Ill-Gotten Gains Part II is one and the same were untrue, and that we will be getting an Independence Day themed content pack earlier, possibly next Thursday. While it’s true that typically Rockstar releases DLC packs on Tuesdays, there have been, albeit rare, examples of content updates launching on Thursdays, so this possibility is plausible.

So far the content of Ill-Gotten Gains Part II remains largely a mystery. There have been rumors of all kinds of upcoming content for GTA Online circulating these past days. How much of these are true, and how many of these upcoming features will be a contained in Ill-Gotten Gains Part II is unknown. Knowing that the Casino should be opening in a few days rules that out, despite it fitting with the theme of the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC. Leaked info about two new online heists has also been publicized recently, but there was no info on the possible release dates. What little we do know is that the Knuckleduster and the Marksman Pistol weapons will be part of the DLC.

What do you think Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 will add to the game?

GTA V 1.12 Update Might Include DLC

With all the rumors afoot about various upcoming content updates for GTA Online and singleplayer DLC, the upcoming 1.12 patch for current gen consoles and PC might be bringing with it some new toys and missions. Rockstar has, on multiple occasions, stated that new content will be coming pretty soon, and that players should keep a close eye on the newswire for more info in the coming days.

While most information we have on upcoming content is speculation at best, all of these possible runner-ups have some pretty solid evidence behind them, not to mention that Rockstar themselves have corroborated. Let’s take a look at the runner ups, shall we?

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Ill-Gotten Gains Part II seems like the obvious choice, since part one was recently released with Rockstar saying that the followup will come this summer. Ill-Gotten Gains gave players the chance to purchase some exquisite luxury times, such as a gold plated private jet, and introduced weapon engravings. Ill-Gotten Gains Part II will probably follow the same high-life theme of Part I, and many have speculated that the casino will be added, either as a feature with gambling gameplay, as a heist, or both. Two weapons, the Marksman Pistol and the Knuckleduster have been confirmed to become available with Ill-Gotten Gains Part II, alongside some clothing items and new vehicles.

Many assume that Rockstar has an Independence Day DLC lined up this year as well, like they did last time around. Whether or not this will come in the same update as Ill-Gotten Gains Part II, or if the two DLCs are actually one and the same, no one knows. Some players are hoping that the DLC is the exact same as it was last year, giving new players a chance to acquire the exclusive content that was on offer for a limited time, while others who already have the Liberator Monster Truck are hoping for all new content. The Independence Day DLC with be available either the Tuesday or Thursday the week before the actual event.

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Some players have cooked up a theory that the casino’s opening will warrant its own DLC all together. With rumors about more singplayer DLC coming, a casino heist featuring Franklin among them, it is possible that the addition of a gambling feature, the casino opening as a playable area both in GTA Online and singplayer, plus  the heist we mentioned will be included in a self contained Casino DLC. When players noticed that the casino’s sign changed from “coming soon” to “opening next week” and contacted Rockstar, official response was to keep an eye on the newswire.

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The last piece of potential DLC that will be coming soon is the rumored singleplayer DLCs, namely, the Agent DLC for Trevor and the Zombies DLC for Michael. These are the least likely, since they have only recently been teased with a picture of Franklin’s voice actor in a mocap suit, which means production is still in early stages.

What do you guys think? Which of the rumored DLCs will be the next one to launch?

GTA V Online Casino Might Open Next Week

With rumors about upcoming DLC, and info about the sequel, we’ve already have a ton of unconfirmed info about the future of the GTA franchise. To add to it, one player noticed something interesting in GTA Online the other day. The casino, which has been present but closed since launch with a sign saying “Coming Soon”, has been a fixation of many a player, wondering when the feature will be implemented in the game.

For some players, the sign changed and read “Opening Next Week”, which would suggest that the launch of the GTA Online casino is 7 days away.

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Some users reached out to notable GTA V personalities, but Rockstar themselves decided to chip in with a tweet about what this might mean.


With Rockstar clearly referring to the casino itself as “that”, and the call for attention, we’re certain to be getting something official on this, and presumably within the week. It is also plausible that the casino will come as a feature of Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2, and if this is true, then the DLC will be launching significantly sooner than expected. Since gambling very much fits the theme of the DLC, this theory isn’t far fetched.

There have been all kinds of rumors circulating recently about upcoming GTA V content, such as singleplayer DLCs, new heists, a DLC pack commemorating Independence Day, Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2, and so on. With all of these rumors going around, something must be brewing over at Rockstar games, and it seems that we will find out just what that particular something is very soon. In less than a week, to be exact. Fans are all spinning their tales of what kind of hints they’ve found, what certain leaks suggest and what would seem most likely, but in time, we’ll know what is really going on.

What to you guys think? What is the most likely DLC to be actually in development?

GTA V Singleplayer DLC Coming After All

Oh, the AAA industry. When a big name company says they won’t do something and then do the thing anyway. Most recently we had Microsoft announcing backwards compatibility on the Xbox One, and now, after the CEO of Rockstar’s parent company said not to expect any singleplayer content, one of the voice actors teases some upcoming DLC.


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Shawn Fonteno, voice actor of Franklin, one of the three playable protagonists of GTA V, posted a picture on Instagram of himself wearing a motion capture suit in front of a GTA Vice City poster. The image description reads “Shhhh…..YALL KNOW WHY I GOT THIS SUIT ON”.

Its pretty obvious he’s doing some mocap work for is role in GTA V, which means we’ll definitely be getting some more single player DLC.

Some eager players began mining the game’s code for information, and some interesting things popped up. A pointer to a model called “ig_agent14”, which is different from the “ig_mp_agent14” which appears in GTA Online suggest we’ll be meeting Agent 14 in the upcoming DLC. Other sources say that, while Trevor will be off infiltrating the IAA in the Agent DLC, Michael will be battling the risen dead in the Zombie DLC. How Franklin factors into this all, we do not yet know, but he is most likely involved in the Casino Heist.

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The info mining on the unconfirmed DLC has turned up possible mission trigger locations, such as the IAA headquarters.

In regards to the Zombie DLC, there is much less concrete info. The DLC has been hinted at in the past, and it’s not unlike Rockstar to release undead content for their games, see RDR. It is most likely that the DLC will be in connection with Michael’s strong ties to the movie industry, and the missions will be centered around the production of a zombie flick.

What do you guys think of these rumors? Are you happy that there is singleplayer DLC on the way?

Ubisoft Survey Mentions Red Dead Redemption 2

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Today, Ubisoft released a survey asking fans for feedback on what has been shown so far of its upcoming game Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. As is not uncommon for these sorts of surveys, the final section presents fans with a list of recent and upcoming games and asks which ones they plan to buy. What is unusual is that one of the games on the list is Red Dead Redemption 2.

Most of the other games on the list have at least been confirmed, but it also lists “Skyrim 2,” so don’t take this as proof that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming. While it’s possible Ubisoft knows Rockstar has Red Dead Redemption 2 in development, maybe the survey makers just heard the same rumors as the rest of us.

Perhaps we’ll learn the truth at E3. For now, consider this just another Red Dead Redemption 2 rumor.