Online hopes and predictions for GTA 5 and 2019

2018 was a big year for GTA V and Online. While a look at our DLC history timeline reveals that the past year has offered less new content than usual, the game has reached some important milestones. Now that we’ve entered a new year, it’s time to discuss GTA hopes, predictions and guesswork for 2019.

While the past year hasn’t been a huge hit in terms of content, there have been other accomplishments. That said, at the end of 2018, we finally passed the much-anticipated 100 million mark.

Additionally, Rockstar’s war on cheating and hacking in GTA Online has yielded some tangible results. Overall, cheating has decreased and many hacker distributors have been taken to court.

GTA Online has also felt the impact of Red Dead Redemption 2 on the game this year. The significant reduction in DLC this year, especially during the fall months, can be attributed to Rockstar’s primary focus on finishing their latest blockbuster. Players can also participate in a pair of crossover events (detailed below) to unlock content from both games.

Now that RDR2 is out, more space is freed up for new GTA Online content. Here are a few things we hope will happen, and one thing we’re sure won’t happen.

OK: More GTA Online DLC

We know that GTA Online will be supported by more content for the foreseeable future.

We certainly hope that 2019 will have more content than 2018. We don’t just mean the weekly drip – although that’s too dry in the weeks around RDR2’s release – but a proper big release. This year we have Arena War and After Hours, as well as the smaller Southern San Andreas Super Sports Series.

Depending on how long Rockstar intends to inject content into GTA Online, it may be time for a map expansion. Arena War is a clever use of space because the arena itself is instantiated, not part of the overworld, but takes place in a building that already exists but isn’t used. However, some DLC ideas may not fit into San Andreas right now, sooner or later.

Hope: More Red Dead Redemption 2 Crossovers

The two promotions that allow players to find the Golden Revolver and Stone Axe are a fun little nod to GTA’s sister series.

More events like this that allow players to unlock content in both games are welcome, even for players who don’t play Red Dead Online. This will allow Rockstar to smuggle more Wild West-themed items like weapons and clothing into GTA Online. Maybe even add a rideable horse at some point?

Didn’t happen: GTA 6

Don’t hold your breath for this, and certainly don’t believe any clickbait article that keeps repeating the same uncertain rumors. When there is any legitimate news, you see the bigger publication first, not some small website.

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