GTA Online DLC Stealthily Preloaded On Steam

It seems that the data-miners may have not been screwing with the community this time.

In this digital age, it is very, very difficult to do anything without being detected and having your movements tracked. Rockstar Games really likes keeping the lid on their GTA Online DLCs, however this endeavor has become increasingly difficult with the release of the PC version of the game.

Not only are the game's files significantly more accessible than they were before, but the game being available on Steam has enabled players to keep an eye on what files Rockstar updates server-side before releasing it as a public update. Peeking through this keyhole into Rockstar's workshop, so to say, has allowed players to glimpse what the developer is working on. Through consistent observation, players have discovered certain patterns.


The website SteamDB allows free insight into the changes the files of various apps in the Steam Database go through. A recent change - so recent that it only occurred a few hours ago at the time of writing - indicated that the file named "qabeta2" was updated and changed several times.

Now, to a layman, this doesn't really mean anything at all. Thing is, players who have been paying attention to this website and the changes GTA V has undergone noted that "qabeta2" is only ever updated right before a DLC is released.


This seems to confirm recent leaks which all stated that the new GTA Online DLC is slated to be released on the 15th of March. If this aspect of the leaks was correct, chances are that the rest of the info they claimed is solid too.

If this is anything to go by, we will be seeing a followup to the Lowriders DLC tomorrow.

Rockstar has stated before that they intend to expand the list of cars serviced by Benny's Original Motorworks. They have recently added the Sultan and Banshee, allowing these two cars to be upgraded - turning the Banshee into the newest, fastest car of the game (for a while). DLCs being released in two parts isn't new to GTA Online, as the Ill-Gotten Gains update was also separated.

Granted, Ill-Gottent Gains Part 1 and 2 was released consecutively. We've already seen the release of Executives and Other Criminals since the first part of Lowriders, but the evidence is still pointing towards an expansion of Benny's.

What do you guys think, will there really be a new GTA Online DLC release tomorrow?

Aron Gerencser
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