There’s been rumors that the GTA 5 patch will come out Tuesday, Sept. 30, but another rumor with a screenshot is claiming a Rockstar developer is playing long-awaited Heists DLC “early.” That rumor and screenshot likely is a hoax.
Starting with the 1.17 patch rumors, YouTube leaker Typical Gamer pointed to a Rockstar update, saying that “we will be performing brief GTA Online maintenance on September 29, 2014 between 9:00 a.m. (ET) and 10:00 a.m. (ET).”
It added that “leaderboads both in-game and on the Social Club website may be temporarily unavailable.”
The update has since been taken down by Rockstar, but you can access the cached page here. “Submissions to leaderboards will catch up and be posted after the maintenance is finished, so no data will be lost,” it says. “Apologies in advance for any inconvenience.”
The maintenance prompted speculation that since it’s being done on a Monday, the patch would be coming out the next day. Usually Rockstar does its GTA Online patches on Tuesdays, and it’s been a while since the 1.16 patch came out.
To add to the speculation, GTA Online was released on Oct. 1, 2013, and the Heists DLC–which is the most speculated-on and anticipated update since it came out–could be coming to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the game.
Meanwhile, another GTA 5 YouTube uploader, DomisLive, said that some players are doing Heists “early.”
He said that an “alleged Rockstar developer” had stats from playing Heists online. He pointed to a screenshot saying a person had $100 million from playing Heists online.
However, the developer screenshot is probably fake, he said. A number of people were sharing the screenshot on Twitter.
A few days ago, DomisLive also said he got information that the next patch, whenever it comes out, has been codenamed “MPLTS.” He added that it could stand for “multiplayer last-team standing.”
Regarding the maintenance, some speculated that it removed the rampant hackers and modders that have plagued the game. But according to users on a few Rockstar Support threads on Monday, there’s still hackers in GTA Online.