“Grand Theft Auto 5” players have been waiting for heists to appear in the action-adventure game since the spring of 2014, and New York City-based developer Rockstar has promised the feature will reach consoles and the PC sometime in “early 2015,” though the studio hasn’t revealed a release date.
Early 2015 could mean a lot of things – it could mean this month, or sometime in February, or even possibly in March. Last year, we were promised in April that heists were “coming this spring.” They still aren’t available.
In late December, leaked source code revealed some of the new heist cheats and mission locations. The leak was discussed by “GTA 5” YouTuber Dominic C., aka Domislive, and revealed a number of interesting tidbits about the coming feature – which looks promising. If you haven’t seen the leaked files already, check them out below.
IS_HEIST_BANK_RENDERED – This snippet of code comes up with the interior of files which are required for a bank heist mission located near the affluent Los Santos neighborhood of Rockford Hills.
IS_CLIENT_SIDED_CONTEXT – Code which allows players to check on the client hosting the game. This is the client which connects the game to other players. Latin Times indicated that the code could pertain to a function known as “Blind Eye” which allows the player “to see a certain element in the mission that is blind to other players.”
LOCATE_NEAREST_REDNER_POINT – This code points to the “Render Point” for AI spawning during ongoing heists.
.rdata:401928AA 0000004 HST BOARD_HEIST_PLANNING – Used in the planning board to begin planning a “Crew Heist” mission.
.rdata:794837R4 00000002 HST TURN_PRINTER_ON_OFF – Prints a planning sheet which is stored in the filing cabinet.
.rdata:102947C4 0000001 HST PRINTER_HEIST_PLAN_SC_CREW – Sends the planning sheet via e-mail to the rest of your selected Social Club Crew.
.rdata:284756DX 0000002 HST SHOW_BOARD_OUTLINE – Rendering functions which render the sketch outline of the planning board textures.
.rdata:193846F4 00000007 HST HIDE_BOARD_TEXTURE – Hides the planning board during currently unknown situations.
.rdata:685747X4 0000008 HST ALLOW_EMAIL_IFRUIT_APP – The function of a new feature for the iFruit app which allows you to send heist related e-mails through the app.
A bank heist mission would be interesting, and there are several other in-game heist features that players have been looking forward to for some time.
What do you hope to see when heists launch? Leave a comment below.