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GTA 6 scammers are already making fake PC downloads

Kate Harrold

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GTA 6 scammers are already making fake PC downloads

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Be careful online. Fake GTA VI PC downloads have begun popping up as scammers attempt to take advantage of the current hype.

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As I’m sure you’re aware, the first GTA VI trailer finally landed earlier this week - and it is glorious. Fans are blown away by the graphics and yes, this is in-engine footage that’ll match the final gameplay. Already, this game is a cultural phenomenon. The so-called Florida Joker has responded to his inclusion in the trailer. A small minority have complained that the trailer is ‘too woke’ but most fans have branded that as nonsense. We finally know that GTA VI is set to land in 2025. Initially, the game is only coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Presumably, a PC version will come further down the line but that hasn’t stopped scammers from already attempting to trick PC fans.

ICYMI: Take a look at GTA VI’s trailer below.

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As reported by DualShockers, scammers have been busy creating fake GTA VI set-up PC files. These give the appearance of installing the game on your hardware. What they’re actually doing is installing malware. The issue was brought to light by one Reddit user. You may be thinking, ‘The game isn’t out until 2025. Who would fall for this?’ Don’t forget how many of you played GTA V before you were old enough to do so. There are plenty of impressionable folks out there who may fall victim to this trick.

“People will fall for this s**t. That's how impatient we are,” user BM-010 said, while RichardK1234 added, “[Not gonna lie], when I was 12, my hype for Far Cry 3 was so insane I literally did try and download the game before it was even released. Even left the PC overnight to download and s**t, to this day, I have no idea what I actually downloaded because after the download, I found nothing on my PC but the install was like 30 to 40GB. Probably malware or something.”

Some people might’ve seen the GTA VI trailer but perhaps, if they’re casual gamers, might not have taken note of the 2025 release window. It goes without saying, please do not download mysterious software from the internet.

Topics: GTA 6, Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar Games, PC

Kate Harrold
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