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The unimaginable GTA 6 trailer record wasn't just broken, it was broken… by accident!

The unimaginable GTA 6 trailer record wasn't just broken, it was broken… by accident!

It's one of those times when one can't believe something like this happened, because it happened on April Fool's Day. No, it's not a joke: The Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer record wasn't just broken, it was broken and the “coolest” thing is that it happened by accident.

The heroes of this are the Discord team and the April Fool's prank they prepared for social media because of yesterday. So they came up with the idea of ​​uploading a video titled “Discord loot boxes have arrived“, to excite the audience about the emergence of loot boxes as a new means of monetization within the popular messaging and calling platform.

But something completely unexpected happened when the video started racking up a few hundred million views within a few hours of being posted. Lots of it In the blink of an eye, it surpassed the unimaginable views record set by GTA 6 last December, in less than 24 hours (!!!). To give you an idea of ​​how chaotic the difference in viewpoints between them is, 'Trailer 1' has been shown for GTA VI More than 183.6 million viewswhile “Discord Lootboxes Here” are counted – as of this writing – More than 1.406 billion views within 21 hours of its publication.

But you may reasonably wonder how this happened. Discord developers are responsible for everything, as they are the ones who caused “viewbotting” on their video, that is, they brought hundreds of bots to watch the video, thus artificially increasing its views. A software developer named Martin Witt wrote on Platform X that this display bot was placed inside the Discord app, It's actually playing in a behind-the-scenes loop, through the toast notification that exists for the video itself.

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For this reason, Discord video views are skyrocketing, and practically all of these views are completely artificial. Discord developer members have already expressed their surprise and confusion as to how this happened.

We do not know how this viewbot will stop Discord on his video, and whether there will be a reaction from YouTube in the end, as this is a fake way to increase views.

Grand Theft Auto 6 will be set in a fictional version of Florida, which Rockstar calls “Leonida.” The announcement read: “Grand Theft Auto VI heads to the state of Leonida, home to the neon-soaked streets of Vice City and beyond, in the largest and most immersive Grand Theft Auto series yet.”

Officially, we know that Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be released during 2025 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series