GTA 6: Map Leak, Location Revealed And Grand Theft Auto 6 Online Rumours
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GTA 6: Map Leak, Location Revealed And Grand Theft Auto 6 Online Rumours

Chris Trout
25 January 2020

Did somebody from GTAForums leak map information about GTA 6?

GTA 6 could have potentially leaked the game's locations, thanks to a rumour emerging from a GTAForums post claiming to be leaking gameplay information about Grand Theft Auto 6.

While this leak is completely unsubstantiated, the complete draught of any GTA 6 news has made fans desperate for any information on the matter.

Where Will GTA 6 Be Located?

GTA 6 will be the first International GTA game:

"Rockstar's plans right now are to make GTA International. With Hong Kong, San Fierro, Venturas, Triad themed game in the future." Says an anonymoususer. 

The game will potentially use an older time period setting:

“The game will begin in 1970s Liberty City as you play as a low-level gangster in the Spanish Broker/Harlem district of Liberty.”


The reddit user also suggests that Vice City will also be making an appearance as “You are sent to smuggle cocaine back and forth from Vice City to Liberty.” 

The time period will apparently change throughout the chapters of the game. The game’s story is crime driven and will take the player to a variety of settings, such as South America, new gameplay mechanics include smuggling drugs across the country.

“The game is divided into chapters by years, it is a Three Act story with an Epilogue" they went on to say "You first begin selling weed in Liberty for then end up as a Smuggler for the Pacific Cartel, an International drug syndicate based in Mexico and South America who are looking to expand into the US…you can use planes, smuggle the drugs through Escobar International through connections and bribes.”

What Will Happen In The Story?

As a result the player’s main opposition throughout the game will be Rockstar’s equivalent of the DEA, the “DOA”.

The post suggests that a great deal of the gameplay will be about managing and growing your criminal empire. The post gives more detail on what this management will pertain to:

“You can meet new contacts however the deals that usually take place in cheap motels carry the risk of being a set-up by other players, or criminals for stepped on cocaine, lower grade coke, no cash, etc.” 

The user also describes changes to character customisation being much more detailed as you can choose your ethnicity, a selection of voices by lowering or raising the pitch, your body type, they've included more realistic faces, and new clothing.

Several parts of the story are also described throughout the post to include “a storyline arc involves an Undercover FIB agent in your crew.” Theygo on to say “The Pacific Cartel has an internal dispute and a war takes place on the streets of Vice City.” 


“A chapter revolves around you being actually sent to Prison and sentenced. The Prison chapter is about you surviving, making new contacts and discovering vital information and dealing with enemies while attempting to keep your business going, there are various Prison gangs with the Aryans/KKK being secondary antagonists in the story.”

“Here's the best part, when you are released it is the 1980s and the Pacific Cartel have split into three Cartels - Madrazo, Sr” 

“This leads the Mexican Cartel, "Matriarch" leads the South American Cartel and "Dictator's Son" runs the Central American Gunrunning Cartel. You can work for Madrazo Sr. (Good Choice), Matriarch (Neutral Choice) or Dictator's Son (Bad Choice). Madrazo moves back to Mexico and leaves you in charge of the Vice Cartel, "Matriarch" leaves you with much of a higher grade quality of cocaine and a different type of Cartel, "Dictator's Son" leaves you without anything but all-out war.”

“You also have a strong rival, who is described as an Anton Chigurh type of freelance Hitman named 'The Mexican'. You have multiple, scripted very intense encounters with him and acts and moves like the Nemesis from RE3. Hard to kill. As your organization is being taken down, you two end up becoming allies and team up.”

Location And Time Periods

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The locations and time settings are then specifically listed:

Main Cities 

  • Liberty City (Limited Area) 
  • Vice City (Main City) 
  • Rio de Neve, South America (Rio de Janeiro, Main City) 
  • Republic of Castellano, South America (Mix of Bolivia and Colombia, Main City) 
  • Minor Cities 
  • People's Republic of del Castro, Central America (Fictional Central American island based on Panama and Cuba, Island) 
  • Mexico (Mexico, Limited Area) 
  • Prologue: 1978 
  • Main Story: 1980s 
  • Epilogue: Present Day

Information is then given on the changes to GTA Online with apparently there being the choice between joining other player’s story mode or the full Online mode, which has a story independent of the single player:

“GTA Online will be set in the 1980s and allow players to join another person's main story campaign as a member of the Protagonist's crew - up to four players can join in on a Story while the Online mode has it's own Story. You can choose different classes: the Undercover, Cartel member or a member of one of the Five Families with only Liberty, Vice Playable. You will be able to run your own crews and work for the Story mode's Bosses to earn money. Each class has their own perks, being Undercover allows you to report back to your Staff Sergeant in either Vice or Liberty, working for the Cartel allows you to help smuggle drugs from Vice to Liberty and being apart of one of the Five Families can allow you to become a "Made Man."


”The user also emphasises GTA 6 as being the most immersive chapter in the series with there being significant consequences for the player’s actions such as prison time outside of the playable segment.

“The main focus of GTA 6 is immersion and feeling like any and everybody can be approached, the ability to feel like you are apart of an epic crime drama while blending cut scenes, gameplay and events with a dynamic system that feels like a living world with real people with set populations.

You kill someone like a civilian? Expect the Vice Dade to investigate it. This can come back to bite you later as days or weeks pass, you could be arrested. Imprisonment isn't just a quick cutscene, it's an actual punishment. You lose time, value, the respect of your peers and money.” 

This isn't the first time we've heard rumours about a return to Vice City or that we may visit multiple locations.

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Written By
Tom Stewart-Smith

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