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'GTA Online' exploit leads to Content Creator being removed temporarily

GTA Online
GTA Online
Photo courtesy of Rockstar Games, used with permission

Rockstar Games shut down the “GTA Online” Content Creator on Monday following the discovery of a game breaking exploit. How bad was this game breaking exploit? “Grand Theft Auto 5” owners could essentially buy everything in the PS3 and Xbox 360 game for free.

“Access to the GTA Online Creator has been temporarily disabled to stop the spread of a new exploit,” Rockstar Games wrote on its support website. “If you would like to receive an automatic email notification as soon as there is more information about when the Creator will be available, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to make the Creator available again as soon as possible.”

Details of the exploit spread like wildfire on YouTube and was also shared on various forums including Se7enins. Players could create a Deathmatch in the Content Creator and then exit the mode and game prior to publishing. Taking very specific steps after that point resulted in players being able purchase any in-game item without losing any money.

Fortunately, the only way to work the exploit is through the Content Creator which necessitated Rockstar Games disabling the feature. However, there’s no telling how many players took advantage of this exploit before the developer took action to close the exploit.

There still exists a way to take advantage of the exploit but the details on how won’t be shared here. If you are wondering why, it is because this will likely lead to you being banned from “Grand Theft Auto V” by Rockstar Games. The YouTuber TrevsTutorials was apparently banned for just this reason.

Let’s repeat that just to be clear. Do not attempt to duplicate this exploit as it will lead to Rockstar Games banning you playing the game online. You’ve been warned.