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'GTA Online' cheat, DLC and money exploit fixes revealed in 'GTA 5' 1.13 patch

High Life Update DLC for 'GTA Online'
High Life Update DLC for 'GTA Online'
Photo courtesy of Rockstar Games, used with permission

More 1.13 patch details have been revealed for "GTA 5." According to a report from Game Zone on May 14, Rockstar North decided to fix many exploits that have been discovered in the "GTA Online" mode. By taking advantages of some glitches, a few players were able to get a leg up on others without having to grind for hours.

Most of the exploits that were fixed involves money. Before the 1.13 patch, several "GTA Online" users were able to purchase DLC cars, as well as every other item, for free. Some of the new garage and vehicle duplication methods that were recently discovered were also eradicated. As a result, it appears that players will have to return to the normal practices of earning in-game cash, including having the option of using real-life money to buy cash cards.

The other "GTA 5" exploits that got addressed involve bringing single-player content over to the multiplayer mode. For example, exploiters found a way to activate the various campaign cheats for "GTA Online." Some of the larger vehicles created specifically for the single-player mode were also brought to multiplayer. You can find the full list of exploit fixes on the Rockstar Games Support page.

"GTA Online" has became a big revenue generator for the company. Although the DLC packs (including the "High Life Update") were released for free, customers were buying the cash cards, which is a multi-tier micro-transaction scheme where real money is converted to in-game currency. To earn cash in the multiplayer mode of "GTA 5" without having to spend anything, players would generally have to complete in various jobs for hours on end. As a result, some decided to look for a shortcut through exploits.

The aforesaid "High Life Update" added several high-priced items, mainly five new apartment locations. The 1.13 patch also enable the option to hold two locations at the same time as players no longer have to sell their old properties in "GTA Online." You can find a screen of the latest DLC expansion from the official Twitter page of Rockstar Games near the top of this article. Rockstar North also confirmed that cooperative heists will be coming to multiplayer mode later this spring. The feature was initially announced as part of the launch window updates before getting pushed back.

70 percent of the 32.5 million players that purchased "GTA 5" has tried "GTA Online" mode, easily making the video game one of the most popular multiplayer games on the market. More users could be coming in the future as some retailers are listing the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions. The publisher, Rockstar Games, was previously rumored to be making the announcements for the upcoming port at E3 2014 next month.

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