So, you know how the latest wave of baseless GTA Online DLC rumors are about how Rockstar should/will be releasing new content for Halloween? Well, someone took it to the next level and tacked together a fake screenshot which has just been convincing enough to make the rounds on the web before people started realizing how obviously fake it is.
With things like this happening every fortnight or so, you’d think the community would be on their toes a bit more and spot the signs of a hoax quicker? Well, I guess we know what the GTA V fandom is like when it comes to DLC.
The above screenshot started making the rounds after it was posted to a few GTA V related sites and discussion forums and people took it at face value instantly. With speculation regarding what the update would actually entail for the longest time no one actually took a step back to examine whether or not the screenshot was real. But luckily after a while people began to see the irregularities.
If you look closely at the image, you’ll see that it is just a reused screenshot from ye olde Business DLC, photoshopped (badly, with generic template) to fit the Halloween theme. There is no reason for Rockstar to reuse promotional material like that.
The stylized spelling of “HalloWeen” is also uncanny, and a quick trip to the Rockstar Newswire will show you that there is no official word on any update, which would definitely predate a dashboard banner. The absence of the banner on Xbox is also a tell, as while some publishers have adopted a policy of timed exclusive DLC, so far all GTA content launched on the two consoles simultaneously, and Rockstar has no stated intention to change that.
Do you guys think there is any hope for GTA V getting any Halloween DLC?