Grand Theft Auto players are desperate for any news relating to the next installment of the blockbuster franchise, but a new leak claims we won’t see GTA 6 until at least 2023.
It’s been almost eight years since the wildly popular Grand Theft Auto V released for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game has now spanned three generations of consoles, with the Xbox Series X|S and PS5 versions expected to launch in the second half of 2021.
Grand Theft Auto players are looking for any news regarding GTA 6, with recent rumors suggesting a return to Vice City.
It was recently reported that Rockstar Games’ Edinburgh studio was hiring game testers, presumably for GTA 6. This led to speculation that the game would be releasing soon, but a known industry insider said this was unlikely.
Quote-tweeting another Twitter user who said that “Gamers suspect GTA 6 is dropping soon,” renowned film scooper ViewerAnon replied questioning their use of “soon.”
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“Define ‘soon,'” asked ViewerAnon.
“Companies test games for *years*.” They also added that “last year Rockstar internally had GTA VI set for a late 2023 release.”
If this leak is true, it sounds like we won’t receive GTA 6 until at least 2023, perhaps later depending on development. This means we could have a whole decade without a new GTA game.
Even though it’s been out so long, GTA 5 has continued to sell incredibly well, recently passing 140 million copies sold. If you haven’t played GTA in years, or are new to the franchise, it has also recently returned to the Xbox Game Pass.
Rockstar typically releases a teaser trailer two years before releasing the game (this was true for GTA V and Red Dead Redemption 2), so if this leak is true, we can expect a reveal for GTA 6 towards the end of 2021.
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In the meantime, we’ll just need to wait and see what exciting updates Rockstar have for the next-gen versions. Take-Two have promised that it won’t be a “simple port,” and they will “take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology that we’re launching it on.”
Expect higher framerates, improved visuals, and perhaps the highly-requested crossplay.
Image Credits: Rockstar Games
How to get special Fortnite x Batman skins
Exclusive Batman universe themed skins are available in Fortnite Season 6, and here’s how you can get them for yourself.
The Batman x Fortnite comic book run has tied in the DC Universe with the battle royale, and players can get their hands on some exclusive DC-themed skins, including Batman himself.
Epic Games have introduced various Fortnite crossovers with notable franchises like Terminator, Street Fighter & Star Wars. Now, DC has entered the arena with its own set of popular characters like Batman.
The two franchises are combining in the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comic book crossover. Purchasing each book in the series will grant you special items like character skins. Here’s how you can get them for yourself.
How to unlock Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit
Rebirth Harley Quinn is the first DC outfit that will become available to you after purchasing the Batman/Fortnite comic. We’ve known about this outfit ever since it was leaked by Fortnite data miners a while back.
As you can gather from the name, this outfit is based on Harley’s appearance during the DC Rebirth run in the comics. She wears a red and black jacket, top, and shorts, alongside red and blue pigtails.
Even if you decide not to pick up the comic book issue for yourself, you’ll still be able to get your hands on this skin when it becomes available in the Fortnite Item Shop in June 2021.
Armored Batman Zero Outfit
The Armored Zero Outfit for Batman can be seen in issue 2 of the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comic. If you want this item, you’ll have to purchase all six issues of the crossover book. This implies that we might not see this outfit in the Item Shop.
We got our first look at the suit in the comic’s official trailer, and it boasts a very different design from the traditional Batman look. As the name implies, the new Outfit features more armor with a sleeveless survival aesthetic.
Batman Zero Outfit
Notable Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR leaked another new Batman skin on April 29. This one is named Batman Zero and isn’t armored like the one above.
Unlike the armored skin, you won’t have to purchase all six comic book issues to obtain it. Instead, it will be part of a bundle that comes to the Item Shop on May 5.
The bundle will also include a battle-worn cape, and a special Grappling Axe pickaxe.
Catwoman Zero Outfit
Catwoman’s Grappling Claw pickaxe will become available to players who purchase issue two of Fortnite x Batman: Zero Point. Now, it’s been confirmed that a new skin for the character will also be coming to the game.
Since the pickaxe will be given as a reward on May 18, the new Catwoman Zero skin will likely be released in the Item Shop at the same time. It’s not known if there will be a bundle attached to it, but it’s likely.
Deathstroke Outfit in Fortnite (Rumor)
A few leaks emerged recently, claiming that Epic Games are set on bringing another major DC Comics character to The Island in the form of the supervillain Deathstroke. He might become available to unlock as part of a future issue of the comic.
This information came from the same data miner that previously leaked the Harley Quinn skin, and they confirmed that Deathstroke is “100% becoming a skin in Season 6,” so we should expect to see him arrive soon.
While this seems likely, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is currently just a rumor, so take it with a grain of salt. Hopefully, Epic will confirm his arrival in Fortnite through an official announcement soon. If they do, we’ll be sure to update this article.
Image Credits: Epic Games / DC
How to get the Fortnite Catwoman Zero skin
Epic Games have confirmed a new DC-themed outfit for Fortnite, and here’s how you can get the Catwoman Zero skin in Season 6.
A brand new Catwoman skin is coming to Fortnite, called Catwoman Zero. Here’s everything we know about it, including when it will be released and how you can get it.
Epic Games love crossing over Fortnite with other franchises, as they’ve brought in content from Terminator, Street Fighter, Star Wars, and many more. Now, they’ve set their sights on DC characters for Season 6.
Purchasing the Batman x Fortnite comic will grant you some free cosmetics, and collecting six issues will be rewarded with an Armored Batman skin. The reward for issue three is a Catwoman Grappling Claw pickaxe, and she’ll be getting a skin as well.
How to unlock Catwoman Zero skin in Fortnite Season 6
Zero Point artist Reilly Brown explained that Catwoman would slowly change up her costume until the end of issue three of the comic. This means that she’ll have a very different look when she arrives in the game.
Notable Fortnite leaker ShiinaBR has confirmed that the new Catwoman Zero costume will become available as a skin on May 18. This outfit might be part of a bundle that you will be able to purchase from the Item Shop.
This makes sense since the issue of Fortnite x Batman that was released on May 4 provided a free code for the Zero Wing glide, and the Batman Zero skin was added to the Item Shop immediately afterward.
While we don’t know the exact price of the Catwoman Zero outfit, we know that the Batman Zero skin cost 1,500 V-Bucks in the Item Shop, so Epic Games might charge the same amount.
The Catwoman Zero bundle might cost around 2,300 V-Bucks like the one for Batman Zero. As we mentioned above, there’s no exact price listed yet, but we’ll be sure to update this article once we learn more.
Image credits: Epic Games
Apex Legends dev responds to Season 9 triggering ‘the fear of glitter’
An Apex Legends player with ‘sparkalaphobia’ and epilepsy can’t play Season 9, and devs said they’re taking the issue seriously.
After an Apex Legends player with ‘sparkalaphobia’ – the fear of glitter – and epilepsy explained how the new Bocek Bow prevents them from playing Season 9, a dev said they’re taking the issue seriously.
An Apex Legends player has long been suffering from ‘sparkalaphobia,’ the fear of glitter, but it’s come to a head after the Bocek Bow has triggered epileptic seizures. In a Reddit post on May 6, the player explained to Respawn Entertainment that Season 9 is the first season they “can’t truly play,” as the Bocek Bow’s arrows shimmer in a way that triggers their epilepsy.
Sparkalaphobia is defined as the fear of glitter, but for Reddit user sky-m1n, it’s their epilepsy that gives them the fear. “It’s not the glitter I’m afraid of,” described sky-m1n. “But the overexposure of light that’s the issue.”
In a Reddit post explaining the problem to Apex’s devs, they said, “I can stare at a static image no problem, give me a white noise channel and I’m fine, Christmas ornament sure too, but once you flicker a halogen while it rotates, the reflections start to hurt.”
sky-m1n then described how when a seizure is triggered, you get a “sudden tense sensation rushing behind your skull,” a burning image in your eyes, and a “snapping of your neck from the jerk.”
“Then it hits you, brain.exe gets deleted and you stare into the abyss as if blindness took over,” they continued. “The worst is that with brain.exe dead, your body can forget to breathe and you drown in lifelessness until it all comes back. That’s what scares me.”
How this relates to Apex Legends Season 9 is the Bocek Bow’s arrows shimmer with a pulsing yellow light when they’re on the ground or embedded in a surface. “I feel uneasy, the pulse gets under my skin and the more arrows there are, the more uncomfortable it becomes,” sky-m1n described.
It sometimes gets to the point that sky-m1n has to force close the game and cradle themself as they “can feel like an epileptic seizure coming.”
The post received a ton of attention on Reddit, and Respawn Entertainment’s director of comms, Ryan K. Rigney, responded to the thread. He said “never even heard of this before, but I think we ought to take it seriously. Letting the team know.”
Hopefully the devs are quick to address this issue so that sky-m1n and other players with epilepsy can continue to enjoy Apex Legends in Season 9.
Image Credit: Respawn Entertainment
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