Grand Theft Auto IV released in 2008 but that has not stopped Rockstar Games from ever so slightly supporting it into its second decade. The company released an update for the Steam version on Thursday. Some fans were worried this update would remove songs from the game as we’ve seen before. However, this patch is likely a security focused update which Rockstar tend to do for older titles from time to time. In terms of download size it is 158mb in size so not a huge download.
Over the past few weeks and months we have been tracking Rockstar’s work on the update via SteamDB. It showed Rockstar Games have been developing and testing this update for some time. The screenshot below shows some of the builds being put into Steam’s backend.
Not long after Rockstar Games released the Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition on Steam and their launcher back in March 2020 they removed the multiplayer aspects of the game. This makes this “security patch” an interesting one given there are no active multiplayer components. Some have speculated this patch was released in response to the Rockstar security breach that took place in 2022 which leaked gameplay of GTA 6. This patch being related to code leak in that hack is formed from baseless speculation though.
At the time of this article’s writing, no one in the community has discovered any noticeable changes to Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition. If there are any tweaks to the game that are more than than just backend security code changes then we will update the article here. It is strange to be talking about GTA 4 getting an update given how old the game is and the fact GTA 5 in it’s 9th year is still getting huge content updates.
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