Some GTA VI Leaks and Rumours

According to an established leaker, GTA 6 is going to break new ground for the franchise and have a female protagonist lead the game. This would mark the first time this has ever happened in Grand Theft Auto’s history.

Rockstar did their best to innovate with GTA 5 and they did so admirably by having three different characters run in real-time, simultaneously. You can easily switch between Trevor, Michael, and Franklin and take advantage of their particular idiosyncrasies.

But now it seems like Rockstar wants to go one step further and put you in control of a female character too.

GTA VI female protagonist leak

The Grand Theft Auto games have had their fair share of female characters in the past and the idea of having a lead character makes perfect sense.

There’s been a significant and noticeable shift towards female leads in recent years. Most notably we’ve seen Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn, Jesse Faden in Control, Senua in Hellblade, Lara Croft, and many more.

So it seems apt for, arguably, video game’s biggest ever franchise to make this move. Thanks to Tom Henderson, notorious leaker of Call of Duty and various other games, on Twitter we may have confirmation of this.

He says that: “GTA 6 will have a playable female and male protagonist.”

Now, we don’t know if this is 100% true, but Tom Henderson has been correct about a lot of things in the past. We also don’t know if it’s going to be a la GTA 5 in that you can switch between both characters whenever you want to.

It’ll be interesting to see the relationship between the male and female characters. They could be romantically involved, brother and sister, or something else entirely.

The one thing we know for sure is that Rockstar’s track record of creating compelling narratives that could be worthy of the big screen is second-to-none. So if we do have a female lead, then Rockstar will do their best to make them memorable.

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Players received a free jacket for participating in the 100 Billion Heist Challenge in November. This jacket features an easter egg which might be a hint that GTA 6 will take us back to Vice City.

GTA 6 might be set in Vice City

It’s been a long-running rumor that the next installment in Rockstar’s biggest franchise would be set in Vice City. Reddit user Fabry06 took a close look at the “Panther Varsity” jacket and found a reference that fuels this speculation.

The jacket’s front features a purple diamond and the number four. Looking at the back shows a picture of a panther and the “fake Latin” phrase “Hostes Ad Pulverem Ferire” which translates to “Pulverize the enemy.”

If you’ve played GTA Vice City and Vice City Stories, then you might recognize this text, as it could also be found engraved in the exterior of a building that resembles a courthouse in downtown Vice City. It was also found in San Andreas where it was used as a slogan for the Starballs Demolition.

“It might probably be just a reference to El Rubio panther and its enemies or something but at the end it still is a reference to Vice City,” said Fabry06. “Not saying they are directly hinting at GTA VI on Vice City or something but we’ve had some references in recent updates.”

GTA Vice City latin text

Many other players agreed that this is most likely Rockstar dropping hints at the potential setting for GTA 6. This has credibility when you consider that there have been a few other references to Vice City in the Cayo Perico heist.

Gustavo’s outfit closely resembles the one worn by Gonzalez in both Vice City games. The orange shirt with a floral pattern is a clear nod to the 2002 title, and this coupled with the Latin text on the jacket only makes the connection seem more likely.

“Great find. It could just be a simple reference but why reference Vice City of all places? Could be nothing, but I really feel like rockstar are teasing us here,” one player noted.

“At this point I am 100% convinced gta 6 takes place in vice city. It’s just a matter of what time period(s) and if the game will have another South American or American city.”

Gustavo and Gonzalez from GTA

“Rockstar has been teasing VI this entire update going to a South American island, the coordinates on the first trailer that goes to that road in Virginia, all the little Vice City references like this one,” another player added.

Keep in mind that these are still just rumors, and nothing has been officially confirmed by Rockstar so far. There has been speculation that the studio has prioritized GTA 6 as its sole focus, so hopefully, we’ll hear something soon. Once we do, we’ll be sure to update you.

That’s cool but I wish GTA would allow us to create our own character. With the success of GTA online, I’m surprised they didn’t go that route. Have the main SP campaign, some co-op and then of course online. All the while being able to sell people custom clothes (etc).

I guess they want to keep a tight story for the campaign.

Vice City was such an amazing game. Sure later GTAs were better but god damn did you feel like you were playing Miami Vice and Scarface.