RUMOR: GTA 6 Heads to Rio de Janeiro as New Map Leaks Emerge

Published 05/28/2021, 12:07 PM EDT


Grand Theft Auto fans have another reason to rejoice as they wait for some official news on GTA 6. There have only been leaks and rumors surrounding the upcoming title that has given fans some hope. Ranging from the protagonists to details about the map, there are a plethora of leaks available for the successor to GTA 5.

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A previous leak revealed some interesting info about the GTA 6 map. Interestingly, the rumors suggested that it would be an MMORPG-style map that supports DLC expansions. Since then, internet sleuths have unearthed various possible locations from London to Virginia that could be a possible map location.

The latest leak coming from the GTA 6 subreddit suggests an interesting location that could be a part of the game’s map. As a part of a series of map leaks, this one shows Rio de Janeiro coming to the next GTA game.

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All the GTA 6 map leaks

A theory has been circulating around for a while which says that the upcoming GTA edition could take place in South America. This gets further backing after prominent rumors suggested that Rockstar is using the codename ‘Project Amercias’ for GTA 6 while it is in the development phase.

Clearly, this has led fans to believe that the map could feature real-life locations from both North and South America. Naturally, this could also include Rio de Janeiro as a location.

In fact, some rumors even suggested that Vice City could also feature as a map location in GTA 6. Since none of these are official, they should certainly be taken with a grain of salt. However, Rockstar hasn’t denied a single rumor until now, which might mean at least some of these are true.

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Is Rockstar making the big reveal at E3 2021?

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, recently signed up for E3 2021. This fueled rumors that the studio could take this stage to finally make an official announcement about GTA 6. Therefore, fans have been eagerly waiting for the annual event to arrive on June 12.

Unfortunately, from everything that both Take-Two and Rockstar have said on the issue, it doesn’t feel like they would be taking the E3 stage for anything GTA 6. Instead, 2021 is special to them for various other reasons, including the 20th anniversary of GTA  III. Most probably, their E3 announcements could include a series of remasters and PS5/Xbox Series X|S ports.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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