GTA 6 free trial download – important advice for all PS5 and Xbox gamers

After months of rumours and endless speculation, gamers finally got their very first glimpse of GTA 6 this week. A trailer for the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X blockbuster was released by makers Rockstar and quickly amassed over 100 million views as fans rushed to see what’s in store for the franchise.

The clip shows the game in the epic open-world guns and gangsters series will focus on a Bonnie and Clyde pair of criminals.

It’s set in the Miami-inspired Vice City and will arrive more than a decade after Grand Theft Auto V’s 2013 release.

In fact, Rockstar has confirmed that gamers won’t be able to download the title until 2025 and that’s an important date to remember.

With so much hype around this game, it’s almost certain that cyber crooks will now try and cash in by offering promising links to a “free”, “leaked,” or “trial” version of a game.

Similar attempts have been identified by cybersecurity experts around the release of other popular games like Hogwarts Legacy or The Last of Us.

It’s now vital to stay alert and don’t believe any emails or pop-ups that claim to let you play GTA 6 as they almost certainly will be fake. Rockstar is likely to keep its cards close to its chest and the only way to play it will be to download the official title on lauch day.

Speaking about the threat, Marijus Briedis, CTO at cybersecurity experts NordVPN, said: “The gaming community has been waiting for Grand Theft Auto 6 for a decade now, so it is only natural that fans will try to get at least a trial version as soon as possible. Unfortunately, curiosity and impatience open new opportunities for cybercriminals.

“Even though GTA 6 is still under development, and creators promise to release it in 2025, the internet is full of links promising the possibility to download the game. Once clicked, these links are likely to infect your device with some form of malware. Usually, these types of malware can be used to track you or steal personal data, banking credentials, or your identity. These malicious files can hide on a computer for a long time and do their job without visible harm.”

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