Recently over 90 screenshots and videos of the hotly anticipated GTA 6 were posted on the internet for the world to see. This huge GTA 6 leak gives us our very first glimpse into what kind of game we might expect to play in a couple of years.
We won’t be publishing any videos and photos of the GTA 6 leak, as the developers are hard at work scrubbing the Internet of all leaked materials. Instead, we’ll go over the most important details we learned from the leak, focusing on characters, locations and activities.
GTA 6 Characters
The GTA 6 leak gave us the first sneak peek at the two potential leads of the game. The screenshots show two playable characters, a man called Jason and a woman named Lucia. Players can seemingly play as both of these characters by swapping between them just like in GTA 5. The leaked videos show, however, that in GTA 6 the swap happens much more seamlessly and quickly.
We don’t know yet if there will be any other playable characters in the final version of GTA 6. In fact, we can’t even be sure that Lucia and Jason will be the protagonists, as the leaked names and models might just be placeholders used during development. But the leaks do strongly hint that GTA 6 will have multiple playable characters and the game will feature the series’ first playable female protagonist.
GTA 6 Locations
It seems that the rumors that have been swarming around GTA 6 for a while were on to something. The leak confirms that GTA 6 will indeed be set in Vice City, the fictionalised version of Miami. In one of the leaked videos, a character is seen walking into a subway station, where the words “Vice City Metro” are visible on the side of a train car.
It’s not yet clear how big or diverse the GTA 6 map will be, but the leaks give us glimpses of various locations. In addition to city streets, we see a quieter trailer park and characters jumping off a boat to swim in the ocean. Will Vice City be surrounded by rural areas, just like Los Santos in GTA 5? Will GTA 6 include more than one city players can visit? We just have to wait and see.
GTA 6 Activities
The GTA 6 leak shows some familiar activities players should already be used to, and new additions to the GTA series. On the been-there-done-that side, Jason and Lucia are seen robbing a diner at gunpoint in one of the leaked videos. In the corner of the screen, a meter is running down, measuring the time it takes for the police to arrive. In other leaked footage players visit strip clubs and participate in drive-by shootings with AK-47-wielding criminals. Pretty usual stuff for GTA.
However, unlike previous GTA games, it seems that GTA 6 might include more advanced stealth mechanics. In one leaked video, the player character is seen going prone and crawling along the floor, pushing boxes and other objects away from their path with one hand. It’s impossible to go prone in GTA 5, so this mechanic would be brand new for GTA 6 and might completely change how players approach various stealth-based activities. If you have always wanted to infiltrate a secret facility by crawling through air vents in GTA, this game might be for you.
What We Know So Far?
The GTA 6 leak has proven several important things without a shadow of a doubt: the game is set in Vice City, there will be multiple playable characters players can swap between, and at least one of the protagonists will be a woman. Many criminal activities from previous GTA titles return, but a lot is still shrouded in mystery.
We don’t know yet when GTA 6 will be released, but it’s highly likely we still have to wait for several years to play the game for ourselves.