The internet is abuzz with freshly leaked story mode DLC management system and single-player DLC files for GTA 5 as renowned YouTuber MrBossFTW points to a recent leak via se7ensinsforum. The information pertaining to this leak comes from prolific GTA tipster, LondonTown2004, who has posted the full directory path for the leaked DLC files on the se7ensins website.
Although none of these leaks have been officially confirmed by Rockstar, the rumours of single-player DLC for GTA 5 have long been making waves in the GTA community. The tipster has confirmed that he has conclusive evidence to support the theory of new Story Mode DLC management system (premium/paid) along with a new DLC file that appears to be a beta testing system for developers.
There is also a mention of new scripts being developed for the single-player expansion. One glance at the leaked DLC directory structure reveals the names of recently released DLCs for GTA multiplayer or GTA Online.
As you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the directory listing (see image above), you will notice one folder named sp_dlc_2937 with a single file reading dlc.rpf. Within this directory, you will find three items: a common folder, dlc_management.xml and setup2.xml.
To be precise, both these xml files will determine access to the DLC management system or unlock the access to all forthcoming DLCs in GTA 5 and GTA Online. It is reported that LondonTown2004 had actually tried installing the content via setup2.xml and received the alert message saying, "Installed Story Mode DLC cannot be loaded. Please check the activation status and restart Grand Theft Auto V."
In other words, the setup files do not contain the activation data and it confirms the notion that the leaked DLC could be a paid version as a free DLC does not require any activation for installation. Besides, Rockstar could actually verify if you have really purchased the DLC with activation code and if this code is missing then all the DLC setup files will be removed from your single-player game files so that you cannot install or crack it with third-party tools.
LondonTown2004, however, claims to have successfully bypassed the error screen to get the pause menu featuring the new DLC section next to the Map tab. It is confirmed that by choosing the DLC section you will gain access to the DLC management screen.
Note: You just need to hit Enter to manage installed DLC within the Social Club interface. However, you cannot manage DLC that has not been activated.
The tipster hints that the single-player DLC is likely to be released in January or February 2016 as the DLC management system for single-player is almost ready.
Despite the single-player DLC activation systems in place, there is still no word on the exact DLC titles that are likely to make their way into GTA 5. Furthermore, curious gamers may head over to LondonTown2004's original post on se7ensinsforum, which features an extensive QnA guide with more details on the leak.