As anticipation for Grand Theft Auto 6 (GTA 6) mounts, every piece of information, rumour, or speculation surrounding Rockstar’s upcoming game draws significant attention. After a decade-long stint with GTA V, fans are eager for something fresh and exciting.
In recent online discussions on Reddit and Twitter, a prominent theory has caught the attention of the gaming community. According to these discussions, Rockstar could be considering an escalation of the police ‘star’ system from the current maximum of 5 stars to a new maximum of 6 stars.
To fully appreciate the implications of this potential change, it’s essential to understand the existing wanted level system. In GTA V, your wanted level, indicated by stars, dictates the intensity of police pursuit.
Two stars warrant a shoot-to-kill response; three stars lead to a helicopter chase and advanced police tactics. At four stars, the SWAT team becomes your pursuer, and at five stars, the streets of Los Santos swarm with lethal law enforcement intent on halting you.
However, the introduction of a six-star level in GTA 6 would mark a significant departure from the system in place in GTA V. Previous iterations of the game included a six-star system, but this was scaled back to five stars in the latest instalment.
Intriguingly, a deep-dive into GTA V’s code in late 2014 by some avid players purportedly revealed hints of a concealed sixth wanted level. One player even claimed to have successfully activated this hidden level, sharing their experience in a video.
Rumors circulating on Twitter suggest that this potential six-star level in GTA 6 would prompt military involvement. Imagine being pursued by tanks, helicopters, and jets – a truly tactical experience, raising the stakes even higher for players attempting to escape.
If the rumors are to be believed, achieving six stars would not only mean becoming the most wanted individual in Vice City’s history, but it could also involve evading the full might of the military. Escape strategies could potentially involve fleeing to locations like Cuba. With Rockstar yet to confirm these speculations, fans eagerly await further updates.