GTA 6 Characters Guide: Main Protagonists, Leaks and more


On this page, you find a full guide to all known information about GTA 6 characters, with all leaks on GTA 6 protagonists so far.

Once they will be confirmed, this page will feature the full list of GTA 6 Characters, including all Protagonists, Antagonists, Companions, Strangers, and more.

Who will be the new GTA 6 Protagonist?

The introduction of not one, but three simultaneous characters in GTA 5 (Michael, Franklin, and Trevor) is generally seen as a good creative decision by Rockstar. It introduced a new pace to the game and brought in a unique dynamic to the characters themselves.

This begs the question - is the next installment going to continue down this path or not?

From what we’ve gathered so far, here are the main rumors about GTA 6 characters.

One rumor suggests that Grand Theft Auto 6 would actually have four playable characters! Out of these four, two would-be gangsters (aka, what we’re used to from a GTA protagonist), but the other two would be cops (inspired by a lot of GTA Online players roleplaying as cops and bringing in a new approach).

However, according to another source, despite all the GTA 6 leaks about four playable characters, the game would feature only one protagonist, named Ricardo.

These rumors came with a lot of other information, not just about GTA 6 characters, and we will shortly discuss them below.

One thing to note - the links to these sources aren’t of much use anymore. A Reddit post made by JackOLantern1982 in 2019 has been deleted, and the Fireden link is simply non-functional at the moment.

Luckily, we’ve managed to get a summary of all of these.

GTA 6 Characters: GTA 6 Female Protagonist

Will GTA 6 have a Female Protagonist?

According to early Rumors, GTA 6 could feature a female lead character for the first time in the GTA series.

In regards to the possibility of a female GTA 6 main character - Rockstar has stated that, when designing characters, they don’t want a checklist which they have to fill out, but a line-up of characters that comes together naturally.

That being said, given the possibility of 4 playable GTA 6 characters, there is a high chance that at least one of them might be a GTA 6 female protagonist.

Rockstar liked the switch system of GTA 5, so returning to a single character after such a huge release and seeing all the options that multiple characters offer might even appear limiting in some aspects now.

Henderson also speaks about the GTA 6 characters, stating that we’ll be seeing multiple characters, one of which will be a woman.

This GTA VI female character is intended to be the “brains” of the group, in charge of things related to technology and hacking. This kind of character completely makes sense in the aforementioned setting, where we might imagine delving into the manipulation of the crypto market and such.

GTA 6 Characters: 4chan Threads Leaks

Previous to the GTA 6 Map Leak above, there were 2 threads on 4Chan where users spoke of certain GTA 6 map locations (White Water, Daytona Beach, Florida Keys, etc.) and activities (like the plastic surgeon one) as well as clues to the game’s storyline, which line up with the subsequent GTA VI leaked map.

They also ended up talking about some aspects of the game, which tie in nicely with what we know from the latest information about the modern-day setting.

Namely, there are supposed to be the equivalents of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos in the game which the GTA 6 protagonists will work for. In fact, the environment will eventually change depending on who the player decides to side with.

The users stated the following: there is an ongoing feud between said Musk and Bezos characters over a government-owned launchpad (or space station). This point of interest is crucial for their respective space companies.

If you ask us, this is a bit over the top, but the following part could be true:

At the start of the game, players will choose between a male and a female character. The male character will start in the South American city and the female will start in the Florida-based city (aka Vice City).

After several missions, these GTA 6 characters would cross each other's paths, and then the game would switch over to the other character, giving the player access to the entire map.

GTA 6 Characters: Project Americas Leak

Here’s the rundown on what this deleted Reddit post said, which mentioned that GTA VI codename would be Project Americas.

The setting of Project Americas coincides with the rumors about a northern and southern American location. Namely, it would be set in Vice City and one other location, based on Rio de Janeiro.

Apparently, this installment has been in development ever since 2012, but due to Red Dead Redemption 2 having a higher priority at the time, the production only picked up pace in 2015.

Now, apart from these 2 locations, the game would also feature some linear missions set in Liberty City, meaning there wouldn’t be an option to freely explore it. A similar thing was seen in GTA 5 with missions in Ludendorff.

The game would be set in the 70s and 80s and would feature one male GTA 6 protagonist mentioned earlier - Ricardo.

Ricardo was apparently set to start in the lower ranks of the drug cartel, making his way up the ladder and working as a cocaine smuggler between Vice City and the new South American city.

One of Ricardo’s employers was rumored to be the famous Mandrazo family - featuring the young Martin Madrazo and his father, who was a notorious drug lord at the time. Another main GTA 6 character that was mentioned was a person called Kacey.

There were a lot of GTA 6 rumors that the developers were heavily inspired by the Netflix show Narcos, wanting to bring that sort of narrative and detailed story to the game, with a lot of dialogue (almost a TV series amount of it), a rich soundtrack and everything.

It was supposed that they would also implement “chapters”, somewhat in the manner of RDR2. What’s more, the leak mentioned hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters as being a focus of the game.

Since there was talk of the game being set in both the 70s and 80s, it was suggested that there might be a time-skip at a certain point in the story. This change would impact the game in a lot of ways.

For example, GTA 6 cars, car prices, buildings, and even the soundtrack would shift along with the times. Creating a complex, living economy was apparently something that Rockstar really wanted to develop in this installment.

The last 2 key details regarding drug empires and a complex economy tie in nicely to the next alleged aspect of the game - building a drug empire. This mechanic would apparently be similar to what we’ve seen in GTA Online or Vice City Stories to an extent, but way bigger.

An interesting change in gameplay would come from the fact that the player wouldn’t be able to carry a dozen weapons and armor with them at all times - switching between them on the fly - but would rather only be able to switch between weapons they can carry on their person (for example, a primary rifle and a secondary pistol is our guess).

Speaking of weapons and equipment, they would be stored in the trunk of a personal vehicle, where the player could access their arsenal and vests. The vests would also be visible when worn, unlike earlier GTA games.

At first, this kind of approach to weapons might sound limiting, but Rockstar is apparently aiming for a balance between realism and arcade elements.

Even with all of this alleged information, the game was still in its pre-alpha phase, meaning that even if most of the information here were true at the time, it is still very much subject to change as the development process evolves.

Some of it also sounds like a fan theory that took a few mechanics off of RDR2 and applied it to GTA VI.

GTA VI Characters: Fireden Leaks

The rumors that were seen on Fireden stated that the GTA 6 setting would actually be in Liberty City.

While we can almost certainly cross out the idea that Liberty City would be the main focus of the game, there are 2 other claims that make more sense with what we know so far.

One of these claims is that GTA VI would feature 4 main characters - 2 of which would be gang members while the other 2 would be police officers. The other claim also lines up nicely with the possible time-skip idea.

Namely, there would be a split in the storyline.

The criminals’ side of the game would be sandbox-styled and based on building a drug empire. On the other side, when playing as the police, the game would turn to a more action-oriented style, with some elements of LA Noire.

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