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GTA Fans Connecting the Dots: RDR2 Easter Eggs in GTA 6

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By Augustine Mbam - - 5 Mins Read
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The release of the highly anticipated GTA 6 trailer on December 5th offered a tantalizing glimpse into the long-awaited game's breathtaking world.

The trailer confirmed its setting in Vice City, particularly Leonida, and left players eager for more details about the storyline and gameplay.

Despite this, dedicated GTA 6 enthusiasts wasted no time unearthing hidden details and easter eggs, with a dedicated subreddit devoted to exploring the game's intricacies.

Discovering Easter Eggs from Red Dead Redemption 2 in the GTA 6 Trailer

Recently, a Reddit user named “kammui07” shared an exciting discovery of a potential Easter egg from another renowned game, Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2).


RDR2 and Gta 6 Connections (Credits to @DasBeneka on Twitter)
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The GTA 6 trailer includes a scene in which Lucia and an unnamed male character are seen robbing a convenience store named Uncle Jack's Liquor.

Pay close attention to the store window, and you'll spot a poster featuring a man with a distinctive mustache. While initially appearing to be a design choice, GTA 6 fans have their theories.

Moreover, they believe that the mustached man resembles Sidney Metcalf, a notorious criminal on the run in RDR2.

The presence of Sidney Metcalf in the GTA 6 trailer has led to speculation that the game will introduce unique gameplay mechanics.

Some believe GTA 6 may draw inspiration from the acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2.

Rumors suggest that both protagonists in GTA 6 will carry loot bags, enabling them to store valuable items and cash, much like Arthur Morgan's satchel in RDR2.

Another exciting potential feature from Red Dead Redemption 2 that may make an appearance in GTA 6 revolves around a system for witness and police recognition.

This addition could add another layer of depth to the game's world. Additionally, players can fence stolen vehicles, further enriching the overall experience.

Unveiling the GTA 6 Trailer's Song: Tom Petty's "Love is a Long Road"

For those curious about the song featured in the GTA 6 trailer, the answer lies in Tom Petty's "Love is a Long Road."

It is widely believed that this song was deliberately chosen to depict the romantic relationship between protagonist Lucia and her as-yet-unnamed partner in crime.

Moreover, some fans may view it as a subtle nod to the prolonged wait for the GTA 6 trailer's release.

The ties between Tom Petty and the Grand Theft Auto franchise extend beyond the trailer's song choice. Petty, a Florida native, saw his song "Running Down a Dream" featured on the GTA: San Andreas soundtrack.

It is even suggested that he would have been thrilled to have his music included in the GTA 6 soundtrack.

Numerous references in the GTA 6 reveal trailer are inspired by real-life events in Florida that had previously gained viral attention.

These range from the Florida Joker to the man watering his lawn in a thong, the alligator in the convenience store, and the woman twerking atop a car.

By incorporating these nods, the trailer is divided into distinct segments: callbacks, environment shots, and in-game plot sequences.

Scenes featuring Lucia, her partner, and other characters that do not reference specific Florida events provide a glimpse into unique and pivotal characters in GTA 6's storyline.