A new “GTA 5” patch has been released by Rockstar Games. As first reported by The GTA Base on Dec. 30, the latest title update does not need to be downloaded. Instead, the development team stealthily added a hot fix to “GTA Online.”
The new patch apparently fixes the exploit that allowed hackers to create custom lobbies where players can earn infinite money in addition to a huge amount of reputation points within a short amount of time. As a result, the multiplayer mode of “GTA 5” became significantly unbalanced from a competitive standpoint.
For example, hackers are sending out money gifts, which could total in the millions, to other unsolicited players. Along with the hot fix patch for “GTA 5,” the development team is also starting to ban players that are caught cheating and hacking in “GTA Online.” Furthermore, the money earned from the custom lobbies will eventually be removed with a future title update. Rockstar Games stated previously that users who unwilling accepted the hacked money gifts do not have to worry about being disciplined.
In “GTA Online,” players can use real-life money to purchase cash card DLC to convert into in-game currency. The company could be losing a lot of money due to the hackers as users have no need to purchase the optional packs. Furthermore, disgruntled players could be moving on from playing the multiplayer mode of “GTA 5.”
You can find some screenshots from the latest “Grand Theft Auto” video game in the gallery to the left of this article.