We knew issues were getting resolved and apology cash is coming, but we didn’t know it would come at a price.
Rockstar Games released its mandatory patch over the weekend citing issues with its newly released Grand Theft Auto Online. Also included in the patch-fix, which was not fully disclosed in the original log, was a reduction in mission payouts. Following a barrage of questions and uproar from the community, Rockstar’s support site has since been updated with details surrounding the new payout rules.
“For those of you inquiring about mission payouts, there was a change that reduced payouts by 50% after a repeat of the mission,” reads Rockstar’s support answer. “We understand players do like to enjoy a mission multiple times, so rather than remove the possibility of doing so, we’ve allowed replays of these missions at a reduced payout.”
The reasonings behind these adjustments, as Rockstar explains, are to help maintain game balance and encourage players to explore other missions in the GTA world.
While this news may not sit well with all players, everyone can excite over the impending $500K GTA$ stimulus, slated to begin dispersing this week; confirmed by GTA V Social Club this morning via Twitter. The payments, scheduled to come in two deposits of $250K, will automatically be dropped into all players’ bank accounts on the condition that they download the aforementioned patch.
As for the patch build, according to the log notes, most of the known issues have been addressed, including the get-rich exploits which surfaced last week.
How does the new GTA: Online suit you? Happy? Sad? Who cares, I’m gonna be $500,000 richer this month?