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Massive GTA 6 Leak Appears Online

Massive GTA 6 Leak Appears Online - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 September 2022 / 4,919 Views

Not much is known about Rockstar's next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series, likely to be titled Grand Theft Auto VI, but it now appears a huge leak of over 90 videos from a development build of the game has leaked online. 

Bloomberg's Jason Schreier spoke with his Rockstar sources who confirmed the leak is real. However, they stated it is from an early and unfinished build of the game. He did say the leaks match what he previously reported on

"Not that there was much doubt, but I’ve confirmed with Rockstar sources that this weekend’s massive Grand Theft Auto VI leak is indeed real," said Schreier. "The footage is early and unfinished, of course. This is one of the biggest leaks in video game history and a nightmare for Rockstar Games."

The earlier report claims Grand Theft Auto VI for the first time in the series will have a playable female protagonist. The woman is Latina and is one of two leading characters in a story that influenced by the bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde.

The leak comes from the user tepotuberhacker on the GTA Forums and appears to be around a couple of years old. With the game reportedly two years away that would mean the footage is from four years before the game is set to release.

The videos leaked showcase a look at the open-world including vehicles, robberies, shoot outs, NPC interactions, and more.

Take-Two Interactive has started filing takedown requests for the leaked footage of Grand Theft Auto VI posted to YouTube as some video now display the text, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Take 2 Interactive."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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25 Comments
VAMatt (on 18 September 2022)

I don't really understand why it's some kind of huge nightmare for rockstar. It has us talking about the game. It doesn't seem to reveal major plot points or anything (though I haven't seen all of it). So who really cares?

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SecondWar shikamaru317 (on 18 September 2022)

I don’t see it would hurt morale given that I think many question the supposed 2024 release rate, meaning that videos that are 2 years old at this point are little more than proof of concept.
Unless we’re expecting something on par with the GTA Trilogy then I doubt anyone views this as representative of the eventual final release.

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SecondWar shikamaru317 (on 18 September 2022)

Whilst I can understand the truth regarding what you say about casual gamers, they are also likely to have short memories about this sort of thing. By the time the game actually release, they’d have long since forgotten all about it.

Also, not sure why the release of part of the source code would impede development. Even if that segment of code remains unchanged in the last two years it not like it stop the devs from still using it, unless I’m missing something due to not knowing anything about software development.

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Kakadu18 SecondWar (on 19 September 2022)

Depending on what part of the source code it is, they will potentially need to rewrite large parts of it, which can lead to large delays.

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Sogreblute VAMatt (on 18 September 2022)

The source code leaked as well. That is a HUGE deal. If Rockstar was targeting a 2024/2025 release those plans have now most likely changed to 2026/2027 if not later.

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Otter VAMatt (on 20 September 2022)

Developers/artist who have worked on something for years and want to show it off in good light versus some random leaked gameplay footage which is going to have niave players complaining about it looking unfinished etc. No creative wants they work revealed in this way, its aweful.

People were always going to speak about GTA6 when it was revealed, this leaked has served them nothing other than premature negativity.

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VAMatt Otter (on 20 September 2022)

I agree with that. But, that sounds more like a temporary hit to morale than a real disaster for Rockstar.

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Mystro-Sama (on 19 September 2022)

The funniest part is dumbasses on twitter saying it looks bad as if its not an incomplete game. lol

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loy310 (on 19 September 2022)

ooof at their stock price tomorrow.

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PEEPer0nni (on 18 September 2022)

This thing is easily going for the best opening of all time. 30 mil sales in the first week. What do you think, feasible?

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Signalstar PEEPer0nni (on 18 September 2022)

Mostly digital sales. Physical stock quantity should be as big of an issue.

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KLAMarine Signalstar (on 18 September 2022)

They might sell out of digital copies too... Right?

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KLAMarine (on 18 September 2022)

Guys! Guys! What if this game is facing development hell and the leak is actually a stunt being used to justify a potential delay as well as garner sympathy?

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Kanemaru (on 18 September 2022)

There are no "leaks". Those videos were released voluntarily to get ppl' firt impression about the game, I'm sure about it... But who cares? Can't say anything about the graphics since the game is far from being released and so the lightning will be clearly improved. I love how the 2 characters look like. I kinda wish that another Trevor would be present but it doesn't seem to be the case. I'll be glad to not anymore have an old dush like Michael or an arrogant & useless extra like Franklin. For the rest, not much to say about it. It's cool there's still a strip club in the game, I was scared that they became chilly and skipped it.

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2zosteven Ka-pi96 (on 21 September 2022)

going to offend fat people

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SonicWariatPOL ClassicGamingWizzz (on 18 September 2022)

Yeah, they are scums.

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KratosLives ClassicGamingWizzz (on 19 September 2022)

Not as bad as the company itself. It deserves it

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Kakadu18 Ka-pi96 (on 19 September 2022)

Because of this leak it will probably end up taking longer than it otherwise would have.

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