Fans started mapping the world of GTA 6 based on leaks
September 22, 2022
The Grand Theft Auto community has started mapping the game world of the upcoming GTA game using the leaks as a source.
We know very little about the next match from the official channels, but Monday’s huge leak gave us our biggest (albeit unfinished) look at the title.
Also, with various reports showing the location of the game, characters, and gameplay elements, it looks like there’s enough to begin the mapping process.
As Kotaku reports, however, it is essential to avoid any leaks in the work. Take-Two Interactive is notorious for removing anything that smacks of copyright infringement, as modders know all too well.
Cartographers instead use Google Earth images to facilitate their mapping. Others have gone so far as to recreate rather crudely leaked screenshots on Microsoft Paint.
This all largely unfolded on the GTA Forums, where Monday’s leak was first posted. But mappers grew frustrated with forum admin weariness, so they moved to Discord where they freely shared the leaked content.
Surprising progress has already been made, thanks in part to leaked images containing in-game coordinates that have helped mappers place locations relative to each other.
Individuals are helping out in their own way, with some browsing through leaked footage cutting up the game’s minimap to help create pieces of the larger map, while others are using their real-world knowledge of Miami and Florida to provide more information and context.
This project reflects the very real enthusiasm of the GTA community for Rockstar titles who will patiently wait some time yet to receive official details on what is perhaps the most anticipated game in the world.