GTA 6 leaker receives death threats for 'insider' scoops

GTA 6 leaker receives death threats for 'insider' scoops
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Written by 

Joseph Kime


3rd Oct 2023 17:20

It's true that Grand Theft Auto leaks have been the biggest reason that we know anything about the upcoming GTA 6, and for that reason alone, we should probably be pretty thankful.

Legal action has come against those who have been sharing details before Rockstar was ready to reveal them, and it's becoming pretty tough for leakers. It's created a lot of deterrence for those who think they have details to share. Now, the community of the game has turned on those same leakers.

GTA Leaker pushes back against death threats


One leaker who has been sharing details about the upcoming GTA 6 has had to clap back against GTA fans who are questioning the validity of their claims. The supposed insider claims they've been sent death threats in response.

"I have been profoundly disturbed by the receipt of extremely alarming death threats and information regarding their intentions," says leaker Chris Marxx on Twitter in a thread. "It is disheartening that some individuals with big voices seem to escape the consequence of their actions. This experience is genuinely disturbing.

Saying that he's disheartened by the "deeply distressing" behaviours of a small too, Marxx shows the other side of GTA 6 leaks. See, it's not all poring through every GTA Online update and pulling together crackpot theories. 

Even shares of these tweets on Reddit are being called a "mental breakdown," mocking the leaker in spite of the fact they've received death threats. It's alarming that even GTA fans are now turning on someone who has clearly suffered at the hands of the internet's worst. Even if their leaks aren't accurate, there's no excuse.

Fans argue about Chris Marxx's claims


Fans in the comments of the Reddit post have clapped back against the original post, arguing that they're well within their rights to react in such a way after death threats. "Imagine sending someone death threats just because of leaks that may or may not be true," says one user.

"Y'all need to touch some grass cause at the end of the day it's just a f*****g VIDEO GAME!" Another added, "You doubt death threats...on the internet? Are you new to the internet?" We know that you're frustrated about the decade between GTA 6 and GTA V, but sending death threats is a worrying one. 

The internet has clearly turned on those sending out death threats, which is at least a refreshing new pace. The GTA fanbase is nuts, but as the months of waiting continue to turn into years, we expect things to probably get worse before they're going to get better. 

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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