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Online heists reported to be heading to ‘GTA 5’ in the next update

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V
Photo courtesy of Take-Two Interactive, used with permission

Ever since the online servers for Grand Theft Auto V were first enabled during a title update two weeks after the game’s initial launch, fans have been waiting for their chance to play multiplayer online heists. News that Rockstar Games is now cracking down on those who exploit in-game glitches and use cheats to obtain money within GTA Online has given strength to rumors that online heists are close to release. VG247 reported on July 30 that the evidence suggests that the next title update for GTA V will finally add cooperative heist missions to the game.

According to the report, many believe that Rockstar Games’ recently increased efforts to ban known exploiters from GTA Online is an attempt to try to stabilize the game’s economy for the upcoming launch of online heists. The theory behind the rumor is that the developer wants the new heist missions to be the title’s new source of wealth rather than use of glitches. Recent leaks point toward co-op heists paying out around $1.5 million, and Rockstar is working to remove ill-gotten cash from the game to make the large reward more meaningful.

It is very likely that online heists are close to being ready as they were intended to release this past spring which means that Rockstar Games have received more than a month of additional time than what they originally anticipated. However, development may have slowed down because of the upcoming launch of Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 that was announced at E3 this year.

Co-op heists have been one of the most anticipated features that fans have wanted added to GTA Online. Now only will online heist missions give fans the chance to cooperatively play the large-scale robberies that were the focus of the game’s single player campaign, but hey will also give players a new source of income to purchase the title’s expensive apartments and vehicles.