A curious fan recently discovered a means to access an unreleased Grand Theft Auto Online beta build that had never been made available. As a result, they identified several features that Rockstar had removed from the game. Following an insider’s recent disclosure of the release date of a new GTA Online update, this is the second significant leak involving the popular game to emerge in recent months.
Rockstar Games, the developer of Grand Theft Auto Online, is planning to launch the game on October 1st, marking its tenth anniversary and it continues to enjoy substantial popularity even today. Rockstar initially delayed the release of GTA 5’s multiplayer mode by a few weeks in order to give it time to work out any bugs and finish creating the game’s launch features.
YouTube User Discovers Unreleased GTA Online in Earliest GTA 5 Build Through Emulator Experimentation
Rockstar Games will launch Grand Theft Auto Online, which still maintains its popularity today, on October 1st, marking the game’s tenth anniversary. The fan discovered that it is feasible to spoof the game version on the earliest GTA 5 build in order to access its pre-release online multiplayer mode after some experimentation with Xenia, the same Xbox 360 emulator that dramatically improves Red Dead Redemption’s performance. This attracted the interest of GTA Forums user BakeWithMe1000, who quickly investigated this unreleased version of GTA Online in order to contrast it with the final result.
Periodically, someone was dumping “special crates” that carried unspecified contents, but it wasn’t obvious what they were supposed to transport. One of these is a thorough Wasted screen that displays the player’s killer’s head-to-head statistics as well as the weapon that was used to murder them. Periodically, someone was dumping “special crates” carrying unspecified contents, but it wasn’t obvious what they were supposed to transport. The UI of GTA Online also looked very different, and the beta version of the game allowed players to phone Edgar Carlos, Al Carter, or Lamar for “gang backups.”
Last but not least, GTA Online and its recently leaked beta build differ in that the latter offers five character slots while the former only has two. Given how many utterly pointless features GTA Online has acquired over the years, some of the people who commented on this revelation voiced their dismay that Rockstar never added more character creation slots to the game.
Rockstar, even though they appear to have abandoned all of the removed material for good, might still use some of those concepts in a future title. Rockstar Games is thought to be approaching the first chance for GTA 6 to achieve a 2024 release.
There are versions of Grand Theft Auto Online on the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.