Rockstar Games Teases Grand Theft Auto Online Map Expansion

Grand Theft Auto Online will receive its biggest update yet within the next fiscal year.
Grand Theft Auto Online will receive its biggest update yet within the next fiscal year. | Photo by Rockstar Games

Grand Theft Auto Online is set to receive its biggest update ever, according to a Take-Two financial earnings report, and that update may expand the game's map for the first time in its history. A teaser published Thursday morning by Rockstar Games appears to support a map expansion.

In its fiscal second quarter earnings report, released Nov. 5, Take-Two said Grand Theft Auto Online would receive a major update later this fiscal year. The company described the expansion as "Grand Theft Auto Online's biggest update ever, featuring a new take on Heists in a new location."

The teaser Rockstar published Thursday shows details of something called the "El Rubio Dossier." The 10-second clip includes several brief shots of an entirely new location. One of the shots includes a small map of the area, which could indicate it will be an explorable island — more than a single heist location.

An in-game teaser for the update has also appeared in the form of a corpse and a briefcase lying on the beach at various locations along the west coast of the map.

Rockstar Games has yet to confirm speculation about a new island or map expansion. The exact release date for the update is unknown.