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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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Why GTA Online Will Never Have A Casino

About a year ago, rumors of a GTA Online DLC related to the Casino with the “coming soon” sign hanging outside began circulating before being shot down on account of images allegedly showing the sign saying “opening next week” to be a result of mods. However, the fact that a Casino fits into the profile of a GTA game so well kept the rumor alive to some extent to this day, with many players expecting the doors of the money-sink to open at some stage.


Sorry to crush any hopes of making in-game fortunes off of gambling, but it will never happen. GTA Online’s Casino will never open.

At least, it will never introduce any actual gambling minigames. At most it will be an open location where some mission takes us, maybe a new heist even – but there will never be gambling in GTA Online, for two very, very simple reasons.

First of all, it would be unprofitable. While at first glance, tantalizing players with a chance at easy cash without buying Shark Cards, only to have them lose their money, forcing them to buy Shark Cards may seem like a good business model, it wouldn’t work. The conspiracy theorists out there would accuse Rockstar of purposefully making winning impossible and considering how vulnerable to hacks GTA Online is, the system would be exploited.


Secondly, Online gambling is quite literally illegal. In some countries or states, the mere possibility of real money being involved due to Shark Cards would make this illegal activity, effectively forcing local authorities to ban the game. Even though players have no means of turning in-game currency into actual money, only the other way around, the mere fact that actual cash can in some tangential way be related to an in-game activity which simulates gambling can make this thing a literal crime.

While Rockstar and GTA may thrive on superficial controversy about the virtual depiction of violence and sex, they hardly want to be associated with any *actual* felonies! While it is odd to include the Casino building and not actually do anything with it, that isn’t grounds enough to assume that Rockstar will include unprofitable and probably illegal features into their flagship title.


While GTA Online does include betting on races, due to the indecipherable mess that gambling laws are, that is somehow legal under all jurisdictions that also happen to be selling GTA Online.

Would you have enjoyed seeing gambling in GTA Online, or are you happy that they’re keeping it out of the game?

Hidden GTA V Car Upgrades Hint At DLC?

While Rockstar may have GTA Online covered DLC-wise for April, what lies beyond is still a mystery. Following this month’s one-a-week lowrider release schedule, some players feel that after the Sabre GT, there should be a break from updates to Benny’s Original Motorworks – but this doesn’t mean that vehicle customization should be shelved as well. There have been plenty of DLC ideas floating around fan discussion boards which would give Rockstar plenty to jump off from. But what if they’ve already have things planned out?


A player recently uncovered (most likely through a trainer) some hidden modifications to the LSPD Vapid Cruiser. Neither the police nor civil variants can be owned by players or taken to Los Santos Customs, however the GTA V game files prove that the vehicle was at least intended to be customized.

While we’ve known of similar hidden modifications for other vehicles – including planes, the paint-jobs of which could have been altered – this one is new, which possibly means Rockstar has been sneaking in features of a future DLC well ahead of release to dodge data-miners and leaks.


While a Biker DLC for GTA Online is by far the most hotly requested, the massive success of the LSPDFR mod proves that there would certainly be an audience for police-related content. Of course, news of such a DLC would be pretty massive, which could be why Rockstar planned ahead and spread out pre-loads across months of other DLCs.

Then again, we might just be looking at cut content, however the customization range seems complete enough, so Rockstar really had no reason to cut it. A new corrupt cop/undercover cop update with new contact missions for a clandestine organisation within the LSPD (think HR from Person of Interest) would sure as hell satisfy players calling out for a more significant update.


Such a DLC would perfectly fit into the profile of the VIP mechanic of Executives and Other Criminals. Similarly to becoming a VIP, players could optionally go “undercover”, unlocking new missions and abilities, plus the privilege of owning police vehicles. You could take heat off players, place heat on enemies, call in corrupt police back-up and the missions would revolve around taking control of the criminal underworld instead of prosecuting it.

Rockstar would surely gain some serious good karma points with the community if they dropped something like this. While a Police themed DLC isn’t as widely requested as Biker DLC, it has been on the community wishlist for longer. Plus, making some Police items expensive would give players more variety in end-game items.


I’d buy a Shark Card out of principle if we could buy and modify police vehicles. Hell, I’d buy a Whale Shark Card just as a thank you if this ever happened.

It’s clear that the idea resonates with players. Maybe the DLC could also contain that “Cops Vs. Robbers” Adversary Mode everyone’s been hoping for ever since the competitive game modes were introduced?

Would you enjoy a dirty-cop themed GTA Online DLC?

GTA V Voice Actor Denies Single Player DLC Knowledge

In recent weeks the discussion around single player DLC possibly being released for GTA V has hit an all time high, particularly following various leaks and rumors, many of which have yet to be confirmed as either true or false.

Here we have Franklin’s voice actor is pulling his usual shenanigans, which is most likely just another prank. In the meanwhile separate, reputable sources are claiming opposing things regarding the story expansion.

This most recent piece of the puzzle might give a definitive answer – however it won’t be one that you’ll like.


The voice actor of Michael de Santa, Ned Luke, recently gave his own thoughts regarding the possibility of story DLC. Naturally, if Shawn Fonteno is in on something regarding voice-work, Ned would be too.


However, Rockstar might be planning something more. Ned did say that the three voice actors will be going around various video game conventions this year in order to meet their fans.

[…]But I do know the boyz are gonna try to get out to some conventions this year so we can finally meet so many of our fans that we have been unable to meet in the past

It's a new year we gonna do this tour thing

Posted by Ned Luke on Friday, 15 January 2016

Based on how fixated the community is on the idea of single player DLC, you can bet that those convention appearances will be mired in questions regarding it. Rockstar has released post-launch single player content for most of their main games, like GTA IV or Red Dead Redemption. This would make it strange to leave GTA V out.


Granted, Online is what’s generating most of the revenue, but they’d surely make a killing on paid SP DLC, considering the massive hype around it, and the praise the game’s story has received.

Has Ned’s comment killed any hope you’ve had for GTA V single player DLC?

GTA V Voice Actor Teases Story DLC… Again

Franklin’s voice actor, Shawn Fonteno, has a penchant for pulling the community’s leg with ambiguous posts on his personal Instagram account.

The latest tease is an image of the actor sitting in what looks to be one of the Rockstar offices. In the background are large framed posters of GTA IV, L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3. The biggest tell, however, is the fact that he’s wearing a mo-cap (motion capture) suit.

LOL ……

A photo posted by I AM WHO I AM (@solo118) on

Fonteno has pulled similar tricks in the past, leading fans on with a rarely seen promotional image of GTA V’s PC version. He hinted that it might be a shot from Liberty City which will appear in the mythical Story DLC. Some eagle-eyed fans pointed that out rather hastily, but not fast enough to stem the tide of rumors.

As such, players are taking this particular picture with several spoonfuls of salt. The odd commenter here and there asks whether or not this means that Story DLC is confirmed, but others swiftly quiet them down.

The buzz around Story DLC has picked up in recent weeks following nearly one and a half years of silence broken only briefly by shoddy rumors every few months or so.

Amidst leaks and rumors, this is just more fuel on the fire, regardless of how believable – or, to be more precise, unbelievable – it is. Rumors of Story DLC being released at some point for GTA V have been around ever since a few months after GTA 5 was originally released.


That’s nearly two years of nothing and rumors, despite massive popular demand. A rather large portion of GTA V players prefer single player, and some stay away from Online all together. While these players have mods to add new content to the game, this option is only available on PC. Console lone wolves have no alternatives and are itching for some new content.

Based on the rumors and leaks, do you thing that we might be seeing Story DLC for GTA V soon?

New GTA V Phone Easter Egg Found

Over two years after its release GTA V still has a few secrets. Those folks intent on solving the Mount Chiliad mystery don’t seem all that insane anymore, do they?

A significant portion of GTA V’s easter eggs and cheats can be accessed via the in-game cellphone. Calling certain number combinations will result in some rather odd occurrences. Sometimes you’ll get the iconic chirping of a dial-up modem, or some pissed guy telling you to ‘stop prank calling’ them (check out the full list).


Cheats can also be activated by calling certain numbers instead of the using regular button combo method. All of your regular cheats, like invincibility, drunk mode, slow-mo, fast run, and so on are accessible from the cellphone.

Recently, a new phone “effect” has been discovered. It isn’t a cheat per-se (of course, it may have as of yet undiscovered effects), as it does not benefit the player in any way. If you call 1-999-367-3767 (1-999-EMP-DROP) the phone will show that you’re connecting to someone or something called “Black Cellphones”. All this does is trigger a small explosion in the air near you, but far enough not to hurt, and changes the color of your phone to black.

On its own this isn’t particularly interesting, but since this is GTA V, the rumors have begun circulating instantly. Many believe this is the next step in solving the Chiliad mystery. Others think it is in some way related to single player DLC. The numbers after the second dash, based on what letters are associated with them could mean “EMP Drop”. Some speculate that this is a hit as to the story line of the SP DLC, which might concern either the player or their enemies using an EMP to cause a blackout in Los Santos.

Because, you know, two excellent mods weren’t enough of a Watch_Dogs connection… What do you think this newest GTA V phone easter egg could mean?

Opinion: GTA Journalism Hits All Time Low, Cites “PS5”

Seriously, “journalism”, we need to talk. This is not okay.

The way the tiny pool of regurgitated baseless rumors regarding the next game in the GTA franchise (which, anyone that has been paying any attention would know, will either be a spin off or a standalone expansion) has been covered last year was pretty atrocious. A handful of websites, which don’t even deal with videogames, writing and re-writing articles that have appeared on their counterparts and then cross-linking to them, was the status quo.

Some of you may notice how the screenshot is of Sleeping Dogs. Grade A+ journalism right there.
Some of you may notice how the screenshot is of Sleeping Dogs. Grade A+ journalism right there. This was posted in a genuinely serious article.

For six months straight, every week a “new” article would be posted about the exact same speculation regarding the protagonist or map or release date of GTA “6”, even though the game does not officially even exist. If one were to follow the trail of links in one such article, it would not take long to get back to the starting point, and the links would always take you through the same websites. Someone who, at the end of the string, actually owns all these sites, is making a killing off a sensationalist circlejerk.

But never was it this low. Never before has online GTA related journalism reach as deep and dark a point as now. While until now, these sites were at least making minute attempts at hiding the fact that they just look up the most searched-for keywords (albeit poorly), they seemingly stopped giving a shit anymore.

GTA 5 Cheats: Wading through endless bullshit so you don't have to!
GTA 5 Cheats: Wading through endless bullshit so you don’t have to!

You know there is something very, very wrong with journalism when you see an article speaking about how a nonexistent game will release five years from now on a nonexistent console (the best part is how most of these hack sites are on auto refresh just to artificially boost ad revenue…). The latest “rumors” are that GTA 6 will launch exclusively on something called the PlayStation 5 in 2020.

Someone actually wrote those lines.

And it was published.


Make it stop.

GTA V Casino DLC Rumors Pop Up Again From Reputable Source

Do you guys remember those times late in summer and also throughout the autumn of 2015, where wild DLC rumors were being produced faster than baby rabbits? Remember how the whole GTA V community was ganging up on so called leakers and tipsters, because everything they said sounded like bullshit?


Remember how much of it turned out to be true in the end? Well, a new year means a new wave of rumors, and the first major one to drop in 2016 is one that made the rounds a few months back. It was also swiftly discounted, which now seems a tad premature.

The Casino in Los Santos has been standing abandoned and empty ever since the game launched with an “opening soon” sign posted outside. When the rumors of a gambling DLC first popped up, they were started by an image which showed the same sign with the text “opening next week”, however with no code reference. It was dismissed as a mod.

Funmw2, a reputable leaker who nailed the details of the Lowriders DLC back in the day, has now reignited the rumor. He did lose a little face recently with the Liberty City blunder, but he is hardly out of the game.

In recent posts on GTAForums, he’s alluded to the Casino opening in both single player and in Online, the second of which could be backed up with a file reference. Furthermore, it seems that the long awaited single player DLC will come along with an Online update, both of which contain a lot more than just the Casino, though obviously the other content won’t be shared.


Many rumors state that the SP DLC will indeed be paid, meaning the Casino content will be locked behind a paywall. If the same Casino content will be added to Online free, we can expect a series shitstorm to ensue.

How much faith do you guys have in these recent GTA V rumors?

Alas, No Liberty City For GTA V

No Liberty City any time soon, at the very least. Some time ago we reported on a known leaker who, despite having been frequently criticized and scrutinized in the past, cleared his name after correctly leaking information from the Lowriders, Halloween and Executives DLCs.


Funmw2, known as TezFunz on Twitter, was among those who took the brunt of the hatred in the long period of rumor grinding before the release of the Lowriders DLC. So many alleged “leaks” happened, (many of which were obviously false) that he, being one of the most active GTA V data-miners, was looked down upon by the community. However, after the release of the DLC confirmed that the things he was saying were mostly true, the hate stopped short.

Recently, the known leaker suggested that Rockstar might be adding Liberty City to GTA Online as a fully playable location in a future update, possibly paid. This occurred around the time undeniable proof was found that single player DLC is on the way for GTA V.

The idea that GTA Online will be expanded to incorporate other cities and regions has been floating around practically since it was launched, and Liberty City has always been among the prime targets for the next chapter of Online to take place in.


However, Funmw2 recently stated that the source on which he based his earlier claims was, in fact, incorrect.

Looks like my source was wrong about this week regarding getting new info about SP DLC
I will try to check if he can get more pictures.

For someone whose reputation as a leaker has gained him much hate in the past, such a misstep could unleash yet another slew of animosity. Since this is the internet though, it would be too much to expect people to remember that he was right before, and that this was an honest mistake. He’s only human.

How excited did you get for seeing Liberty City in GTA Online after the initial rumor arose?

Trailer Analysis: GTA Online Executives And Other Criminals

The next big GTA Online update, Executives and Other Criminals, is soon launching and Rockstar is slowly revealing all the features the DLC will contain. However, since this is the GTA community we are speaking of, people obviously aren’t content with waiting less than a week, with an intermittent gradual trickle of details flowing. Some GTA V fans out there picked the new DLC’s trailer apart frame by frame, and here’s what they discovered.

hotel hotel2

First up, the trailer features two hotels, the Gentry Manor and the Von Crastenburg. Hotels, until now, had no gameplay role in GTA Online. However with two of them getting such attention, chances are they will be more than mere set pieces. Speculation suggests that either they will work as temporary properties where you need to pay by the night, or you can own them and gain income from the guests.


One frame of the trailer confirms that the flare gun will make a return. Possibly as a way to signal your bodyguards?


The DLC will also be adding some new luxurious properties to the Vinewood Hills, giving players the chance to buy manors, mansions and villas… provided they have the dough of course (see our previous warning in this regard). These properties will be among the largest the game has seen, with some being at least three stories high.

car gown

Executives will also be adding some new vehicles, which, based on a shot from the trailer, will be customizable to a greater extent than non-Lowrider vehicles were up to this point. However it is unlikely that they will feature as many options as the Lowriders themselves. There will also be some new clothing items added to the game, enabling players to capture that true VIP look with complete elegance.

Which aspect of the next big GTA Online DLC, Executives and Other Criminals, are you looking forward to the most?