GTA 5 Online has been expanding with new updates and heists for seven years, even spanning two generations of consoles. And two has become three, because in 2021 it will be released on the PS5 and Xbox Series X once again. And it seems that Rockstar won't be in much of a hurry to release GTA 6, as GTA 5 will soon receive what would be its largest expansion ever, that comes with a whole new map.

Rockstar Games has published a mysterious video on its official Twitter account: in it, you can see a series of images of Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer component of Grand Theft Auto V, as if they were taken from security cameras.

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In a tweet, Rockstar Games has shown brief images of what appears to be a new island in which you can even briefly see the image of the new island map, which does not correspond to any current location in Los Santos.

Little information is given about the content of this video, in fact, the game's logo only appears for a few seconds, but fans have already found some clues that all but officially confirm a new GTA Online expansion that comes with a whole new map.

The video begins with a title, 'El Rubio Dossier', which hints that it is some kind of confidential information about a mafia boss. As you can see in the tweet below, what is shown is a succession of images of an area of Grand Theft Auto Online that does not exist at the moment. Here's what the GTA community has found out more about the new map:

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In some brief moments of the video, you can find a new map of the game that does not match the one we know so far, which is the same as that of GTA 5. If Rockstar Games is introducing a new expansion with this teaser, it is most likely that it will bring a new area for the multiplayer map, although there is obviously no official confirmation yet.

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In addition, at the end of the video, you can see a corpse on a beach in the game: the inert body lies in the sand with a briefcase at its feet, a sight that is very much in line with the atmosphere of the game but has also curiously become more common than usual in GTA 5.

Recently, GTA Online players have discovered that corpses with briefcases are turning up on the game's beaches in random locations that change every real hour. The video reveals his identity: John Doe, an alias traditionally used in English to designate unknown persons.

In addition to John Doe, the corpse that has been appearing on GTA Online, you can see on the right of the image below, the “MAP” tab with the map of Los Santos and Blaine County. Meanwhile, in the image just below that one, we can see a new map in the old map's place instead:

GTA 5 Online Will Have Biggest Update Ever, Here's What We Know So Far

GTA 5 Online Will Have Biggest Update Ever, Here's What We Know So Far

GTA 5 Online Will Have Biggest Update Ever, Here's What We Know So Far

GTA 5 Online Will Have Biggest Update Ever, Here's What We Know So Far

As it turns out, the Internet tells you that “John Doe” is the name of a US television series that aired between 2002 and 2003. The synopsis, according to the show's Wikipedia page, is as follows:

In the opening scene of the series' pilot episode, a mysterious man awakens on an island off the coast of Seattle, Washington, naked, with absolutely no memory of who he is or how he got there.

However, apart from the details of his own past, "John Doe", as he comes to call himself, seems to have access to the sum total of all human knowledge: he knows how many dimples are on a golf ball, the population of Morocco, and other such obscure (and not-so-obscure) facts. He also has expert knowledge on everything from the stock market to computers.

Determined to find answers to his identity, he decides to conduct his own investigation, while helping people in need who cross his path. But in the shadows, a mysterious organization is watching and manipulating him from the background.

So there is a good chance that the body on Los Santos beach could be an unidentified person and that we will have to investigate what happened, or our character could be the stranded John Doe in this update. Is a mysterious organization also coming to GTA Online? So many questions whose answers we are waiting for.

Presumably, GTA Online would receive this mystery and the new island in December, because Rockstar already talks about a big update that will arrive next month during a weekly press release. It would be the first time the GTA Online map has been expanded in the seven years that it's been available. And what about GTA 6? It could be more related than you think...

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Remember that GTA Online is the multiplayer component of GTA 5, and thanks to this mode Rockstar has a huge testing ground to implement different features that we could end up seeing in the highly-anticipated GTA 6.

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As you can read in this Reddit thread, the poster pointed out that the vehicles in GTA 6 will most likely be very detailed and realistic in their destruction. From the information shared, it is said that the cars of GTA 6 will be completely and realistically destroyed, ideal for lovers of particles and pyrotechnics.

Many of these improvements can already be experienced after the latest updates to GTA Online since 2017, so it is likely that many of the new features for the upcoming update will be included and updated in the sixth GTA installment.

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