Recent reports have revealed that some parts of Grand Theft Auto 5’s source code have been leaked on GitHub. DSOGaming states that the source code contains scripting functions as well as turntables. According to other sources, the leak includes previously unreleased content from GTA Online, notes from the developers, and components of the anti-cheat system.
This is not the first time Rockstar Games has had problems with future Grand Theft Auto content being leaked. Back in September 2022, a hacker was able to obtain the Grand Theft Auto 6 source code. The hacker obtained dozens of clips, with more anticipated in the future, and hoped to make some kind of agreement. The majority of these recordings seemed to be from an early 2021 pre-alpha version, along with some from 2019. Rockstar subsequently acknowledged that the leaks were legit. Later, it was identified and confirmed that the same individual who carried out the Cyberattack on Uber also compromised Rockstar North in September.
Previous tweets have also surfaced on social media bearing the source code of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. The source code was published on GitHub and shared on Twitter and Facebook. This leak has reportedly been tied to a prior data breach involving sensitive Grand Theft Auto 6 files and information. DSOGaming believed that the GTA 5 source code was also compromised during the GTA 6 hack incident.
The partial source code of Grand Theft Auto 5 was previously published on this Github page, but was eventually taken down due to DMCA. Rockstar Games has not yet released a comment in response to the latest leak. The GTA 5 leak may be dealt with similarly to the massive GTA 6 leak as Rockstar has taken great precautions to avoid the exposure of future content. Consequently, legal action may also be taken for this problem.