A few players are apparently giving away billions of dollars in the multiplayer mode from the Playstation 3 version of the recently-released “GTA 5.” According to a report by Gameranx on Oct. 21, a new exploit allowed some individuals to modify the cash payouts for robberies.
Users with custom firmware installed on Sony’s current-generation console can easily change the amount of money stolen during store robberies to as high as $973 million. This is done by editing the “.rpf” files using the Notepad application. The exploiters have been reportedly sharing billions of dollars with other unsuspecting players online.
Rockstar Games may have been alerted on the latest exploited mods and could be working on a fix. The company recently released the 1.04 patch for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of “GTA 5.” The title update removed an exploit where players could duplicate and resell their cars repeatedly to earn cash quickly. The aforementioned multiplayer mods could be removed in a future patch as well.
Rockstar Games, the company that published and distributed “GTA 5,” will be releasing a stimulus package worth $500,000 as an apology to players that were negatively affected by the connection errors, lost progression issues (such as the deleted characters and missing vehicles) and other problems that occurred during the launch month of the multiplayer mode. You can find screenshots of the game in the slideshow near the top of this article. You can order the product from Amazon in the following link: “GTA 5”