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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.

GTA V Modders Find Files for Zombies and Horses

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Despite some concern that GTA V PC couldn’t be modded, modders have cracked into the game’s files to begin creating their mods. This has also led to some interesting discoveries about the files themselves… including hints to potential DLC.

For example, there seem to be several files in a “dlcpacks” folder with the word “zombie” in their titles. This is far from the first time zombie DLC has been rumored, but these files suggest Rockstar at least considered it at some point.

A series of audio files about horses have led players to discuss horse-based DLC and horse commercials, and a series of “minigame” files hint at potential GTA V mini games, with titles like “benchpress,” “blowtorch,” “squats,” and more.

User GooD-NTS over at the GTA Forums has posted several screenshots of these uncovered GTA V files, so be sure to take a look to see many others in addition to the ones we highlighted.

We can’t say for sure what these files are for, and Rockstar may never use them at all. Any talk of DLC is still just a rumor at this point, but we’ll keep you updated!

Rumor Says GTA V DLC Will Come to Xbox First

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New single-player DLC for GTA V has been the source of many rumors for a while now, but the newest rumor is not about the DLC’s existence or content, but rather which platform will see it first.

Finance website Bidness Etc. believes Microsoft has made a deal with Rockstar to bring GTA V’s single-player DLC to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game before any others, similar to how Call of Duty DLC has been handled. If so, the author expects the announcement to be made at E3 2015.

While it’s certainly possible, we’ve been unable to find the sources to back up this rumor. More importantly, it’s hard to understand such a decision from a business perspective. Timed exclusive DLC works as an incentive for players to buy one version over another, but this long after GTA V’s release, most people interested in it have already bought it.

Whether or not single-player GTA V DLC is in development is uncertain, but the rumor that it will come first to Xbox consoles is most likely wrong.

GTA Online Mods Uncertain, Offline Should Be Fine

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Mods are one of the biggest attractions for many PC players, and one of the advantages GTA V PC has over the console versions. We’ve discussed in the past potential mods for GTA V once the PC version comes out next week, and some fans have already begun work on GTA V PC mods.

Therefore, fans have been disturbed by a recent rumor that Rockstar intends to stop the modding community. Gamer Heroes has reported that a credible Twitch podcast show, Dropped Frames, suggested in a recent episode that Rockstar is “employing people to stop people doing mods” for GTA V.

However, when Tech Radar asked Rockstar North’s Technical Director Adam Fowler about what PC modders will do with GTA V, Fowler responded:

“The priority for us is maintaining the integrity of GTA Online and making sure that nothing detracts from that experience. We will be working to protect that environment and making sure nothing has a negative effect on the overall community, but we look forward to seeing and hearing about the experiences PC gamers have once the game is in their hands.”

That makes it sound as though Rockstar is concerned with stopping GTA Online mods, but offline single-player mods will be left alone. Since online mods could disrupt the experience for other players, this makes sense, although perhaps a compromise could be reached if mods were allowed on private servers.

If you’ve been looking forward to PC mods for GTA V, don’t lose hope yet. Enough evidence contradicts the anti-modding rumor that we’re hopeful offline mods will be fine.

Don’t Believe the San Andreas 2 Rumors

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If you keep up to date on Grand Theft Auto news, you might have just seen something exciting: a press release about a sequel to GTA San Andreas, planned for 2015. It claimed this new game would once again follow CJ in a new story set 7 years after San Andreas, and provided details on some of the features. Well, if you’re excited about the possibility of a San Andreas 2, take a deep breath and step back. It’s probably false.

For one thing, the “press release” claims Rockstar secretly announced this game at PlayStation Experience, which was held in Las Vegas on December 6th and 7th, and showed it to members of the press. Unless this was meant to remain a secret for some reason, we would have most likely heard of it before now, from multiple news sources. That takes us to the second point.

The site responsible for this rumor is Grand Times. The site only has a handful of other news articles, and they cover topics such as Electronic Dance Music based around Al Gore’s speeches and golf matches being used to determine the next president.

In short, Grand Times is not reliable. These articles are either meant as parodies or just intended to draw in traffic–and in the case of the San Andreas 2 article, the plan worked. Over 42,000 people have already shared the “news.”

While there’s a tiny possibility this rumor is true, we’re inclined to doubt it when a site like that is the only one with the information. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2 has not been announced, and unless Rockstar makes such an announcement, the best thing fans can do is spread the word and stop sharing that article.

Rumor: Heist Update Contains 6 Missions, New Vehicles

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When Rockstar released the impressive stats for GTA Online, it was accompanied by a promise: the much-anticipated heists would be a part of the first GTA Online update after the PS4 and Xbox One launch. Yesterday, we alerted you to a rumor that both a holiday update and heists would arrive on December 23.

We still don’t know if that’s accurate or not, but this supposed leak has resulted in new details about what the heist DLC will include. The original source of the leak, NillxModz, was banned from PSN shortly after the leak. According to this information, the GTA Online heist update will include 6 heist missions found in 4 locations, as well as 5 Cops and Crooks missions in 4 locations. So far, information has been leaked about six of these:

  • Prison Van Rescue (Cops and Crooks) – capture a news van and use it to rescue an imprisoned gang member, while being chased down by the cops.
  • Weapons Deal (Cops and Crooks) – make a deal with the police to capture a criminal and bring him back in exchange for weapons and money.
  • Hostage Deal (Cops and Crooks) – while NPC gangs attempt to move a hostage, either capture the hostage as a biker gang or rescue him as the police.
  • Country Bank Heist – hold up a bank and get the money from the vault back to your safe house, playing with up to 4 criminals and 16 cops.
  • Ornate Bank Heist – hack into the bank vault and get the money to the designated drop-off location, playing with up to 4 criminals and 16 cops.
  • The final leaked mission tasks you with stealing a special artifact from a military base.

It will also come with a new layout for High-End apartments, 3 new vehicles, 3 new heist-themed outfits, 5 new hairstyles, and 2 new contact lenses. PS4 and Xbox One games will also receive new CCTV features for their apartments and 2 new Crops and Crooks-themed masks.

Heists will be listed on a special new menu screen, and the heist matchmaking features will be implemented. Players can purchase BZ Gas from Ammu-Nation to use during heist missions, and you can revive a fallen Crew member during heists by calling a new phone contact called Jeff. You can also email other members of your Crew about your heist plans, which will make you the leader for that heist. PS4 and Xbox One players will be able to print out the email and keep it in their documents.

The update also includes 34 texture modifications to 4 locations, 4 heist audio files, and unrelated measures to prevent GTA Online cheating.

Without official word from Rockstar, this is still just a rumor… but if it’s fake, it’s an incredibly elaborate hoax, with this much leaked information being reported by multiple sources. We might have a good idea now of what the heist update will contain. Are GTA Online heists really set for next Tuesday, December 23?