GTA 6 trailer breaks the record for the most liked entertainment product trailer of all time with almost 7 million likes and 54 million views in just 10 hours

The first official GTA 6 trailer has been released earlier than expected and has been breaking online records on YouTube and X; It has already broken Mr. Beast's YouTube record.

By Dwaipayan Sengupta
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GTA 6 trailer on a record-breaking streak following official release

Following extreme hype and anticipation, Rockstar Games finally released the first official trailer of the upcoming GTA iteration, Grand Theft Auto VI. After the release, the GTA 6 trailer is going on a record-breaking streak, amassing millions of views, likes, and reactions on social channels like YouTube and X (formerly Twitter). So, let's quickly dive into the world internet and take a look at how the GTA 6 trailer is breaking all the online records.

Rockstar Games recently dropped the first official trailer of GTA 6 on its YouTube channel. Although the company wanted to release the trailer at 9 AM ET, a leak of it on X forced Rockstar to drop the trailer earlier than the scheduled time.

However, that did not limit the GTA 6 trailer's capability to garner views and likes on YouTube. The trailer is on its way to breaking YouTube's 24-hour view-count record that was earlier set by the music video for Dynamite by the uber-popular, K-pop band BTS. The record-breaking video, in question, garnered a mind-boggling 101 million views within the first 24 hours of its release. It currently stands at 1.7 billion views on YouTube.

GTA 6 trailer is on its way to breaking BTS' YouTube record

Coming back to the GTA 6 trailer, it has already accumulated over 58 million views, and that too, within the first 12 hours of its release. So, as you can imagine, the trailer is already past the halfway mark in terms of view counts, compared to the BTS video's record of 101 million views. Moreover, it still has 12 hours left to gather more views. Hence, fans can expect the GTA 6 trailer to get past the 101-million views mark by the time 24 hours is completed.

The super popular YouTuber, Mr. Beast, has been the king of content creation on the video platform, breaking the record for the most views within the first 24 hours for a non-music video multiple times. Earlier this year, the creator set the record for the most-viewed, non-music video in 24 hours with his "Extreme Olympics" video. It accumulated 59.4 million views within the first 24 hours of its release. 

However, the GTA 6 trailer has now dethroned Mr. Beast and is on its way to set a new YouTube record for the most-viewed, non-music video in 24 hours. It has only been 13 hours since the GTA 6 trailer was released and it has already garnered over 61.1 million views on YouTube, officially breaking Mr. Beast's record for the most-viewed non-music video within 24 hours.

GTA 6 trailer tweet has broken X's records for the most-liked tweet

Breaking online records is not a new thing for GTA 6! Earlier this week, when Rockstar Games dropped an announcement post, confirming the trailer launch of its much-hyped GTA 6 title with a post (tweet), on X, it completely shook the platform, garnering over 184+ million views (as of writing this article). However, that was not the exciting part!

The GTA 6 trailer launch post on X broke the record for the most-liked gaming-related tweet of all time in X's history. The post or tweet currently stands with over 2 million likes and 499 million reposts. This is for a game that has not even been released yet. So, you can understand the level of hype surrounding the next Grand Theft Auto title.

GTA 6 trailer launched: Setting, plot, characters, and more!

Now, keeping leaks aside, the new GTA 6 trailer is our official first look at the new world of Grand Theft Auto, its setting, plot, characters, and other aspects. So, what is GTA 6 about? Who are the protagonists? More importantly, where, in the GTA world, is it set in? Take a look at all these answers right below!

At the start of the trailer, we see the new female protagonist, a first for the GTA universe, named Lucia in a prison suit in conversation with a prison official. What follows in the trailer is the showcase of the overall setting, plot points, characters, and other elements in the game. At the centre of all the chaos, we see Lucia and her boyfriend committing crimes, drifting cars, and making love. You can check out the trailer right below.

The trailer also confirms that GTA 6 will be set in the heartland of Vice City, a map that is adored by GTA fans all over the world. Furthermore, we can see the graphics upgrade and the realistic character designs of the upcoming GTA title. Interestingly, there are a few clips in the GTA 6 trailer that mirror real-life incidents from the past years.

So, if you are a Grand Theft Auto fan, the new GTA 6 trailer will surely give you goosebumps and a hit of nostalgia.

When is GTA 6 releasing?

Coming to the official release of GTA 6, Rockstar Games has not yet confirmed a specific date. However, we expect the game to be released in the first half of 2025, if not in the first quarter. So, we'd recommend you start gearing up your gaming PC or console to enjoy the next Grand Theft Auto title in all its glory when it is officially released next year.

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