It might be time to grab the salt, but new reports suggest that there are some absolutely massive updates and expansions coming to GTA Online in the next few years.
As always with reports such as these, we should go in with a healthy degree of scepticism – but if they turn out to be true, we have a lot to look forward to.
The rumours come courtesy of a GTAForum user called Softsecret. While we shouldn’t speculate on the ramblings of everyone who posts ‘rumours’ on a forum, I should point out that this particular user has only posted three times, and usually with solid results.
The first time was back in 2013, a few months before the release of GTA 5, where they (at least in part) correctly predicted what a lot of the single-player and multiplayer campaigns would consist of.
The latter two times were predictions posted in August, and it’s these that provide a detailed rundown of everything coming to the online game between now and 2020.
Check out the full list below:
Biker DLC: (Bikes, clothes, free roam missions) Purchase clubhouse to activate biker free roam missions.
Law and order DLC: (Police free roam and vehicles) Purchase police vehicles to activate free roam police missions.
The Luxury Living DLC: (Mansions & Pets) Purchase Mansion to purchase exotic pets (Mansion grounds only).
The Blaine County and Paleto DLC: (Animals in free roam) Animals online syncing workaround via VIP mission type activation.
North Yankton and Liberty City: (Online Map expansion) Paid DLC September, 2017.
San Fierro and Las Venturas: (Online Map expansion) Paid DLC October, 2018
Vice City… not until GTA 6, sometime around 2020 at the very earliest.
San Fierro and Las Venturas were built alongside Los santos way back in the early development stages of GTAV, Scrapped on PS3/Xbox for obvious reasons. After more than three years of rebuilding for PS4/XBO/PC, both are still being worked on with a release target of October 2018.
Single player DLC has been replaced with Online Map expansion model. Mainly due to the unforeseen success of micro transactions and GTA online in general. Liberty City will be released September 2017. The DLC will include: an open ticket (for city slickers) to Liberty City; an open ticket (for Snow Blowers) to North Yankton; exclusive VIP membership (for High rollers) which grants exclusive access to the casino in Los Santos!
Pre Order Bonus of one million GTA Casino chips for pre order. Micro transactions can not buy GTA Online casino chips. Liberty City, North Yankton and the Los Santos Casino scheduled together to keep player migration relatively balanced. Liberty City will enable you to trade on the stock market, once an office has been purchased. Similar to the current crate set up.
Both DLC’s will be priced equivalent to a full game
Note that the Biker DLC prediction was made before any such content was formally announced by Rockstar. Given that it released just a few weeks back, this does lend some credence to the post.
However, one correct prediction on a list of several predictions does not make this cast-iron. Let’s wait and see if this ‘Law and Order’ DLC surfaces before we get excited about the map expansions.
But seriously… how fucking cool would a Vice City map expansion be? Everybody close your eyes and wish real hard for this to be true.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.