*UPDATED* GTA Online: Rockstar confirm new heists & location in future update, Franklin & Michael to appear?

The world is about to expand in a big way – get ready to leave Los Santos behind!

Toby Durant by Toby Durant
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GTA V may be rapidly heading towards its third generation of console, but the juggernaut online mode continues to grow and improve.

Rockstar have teased a big update to GTA Online coming soon!


Latest news – Franklin & Michael to appear in new heist?

The latest tease for GTA Online’s big update is that Franklin & Michael from the single player story might be making an appearance!

However, the pair are known to troll the GTA V community so don’t expect anything unless Rockstar themselves confirm it!

GTA Online summer update

While Red Dead Online players will be getting a massive new update on 28 July, GTA Online players are only taunted with a “summer update” name.

However, the content looks like it will be second to none.

“A summer update to GTA Online is also on the way, offering up a fun mix of diverse new content from the game’s massive array of experiences to enjoy.”

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But wait, there’s more…

The biggest ever update

Promised “later this year”, Rockstar say GTA Online will get its biggest ever update.

Rockstar promises “our latest take on Heists in an entirely new location.”

This could be to coincide with the arrival of next-gen consoles, but whether we have to wait that long or not it is sure to be worth it!

What could the new location be?

The phrase “entirely new location” is certainly an eye-catcher.

Players know Los Santos like the back of their hand now, so where could we be going?

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While a visit to Vice City or Liberty City seems unlikely, both could be considered “entirely new” to GTA Online.

Fans have certainly longed for a trip to the old haunts, or even a stop off in San Andreas.

What could the new Heists be?

There is little known at the moment about what the heists could be, but we speculate that they could be tied into the theme of the new location.

Location predictions are broad to say the least, especially on Reddit. North Yankton is a top suggestion, which could bring with it a unique set of heists. Again, the ‘entirely new location’ may not fit the bill with this suggestion.

There’s also some talk of a S.H.I.E.L.D type of facility, like in Marvel’s Avengers – however we imagine this would be unlikely (but cool nonetheless).

Toby Durant