Rockstar games will give each player $500,000 in in-game online currency to make up for several nagging server and gameplay issues surrounding the game’s online features, Rockstar announced via press-release today.
The money will be delivered to gamer's online in-game bank accounts in two separate deposits of $250,000, with the first deposit scheduled for sometime next week and the other in November, Rockstar said.
Rockstar PR spokesperson Bella Benson added it’s the hope that the extra cash makes up for some of the problems gamers experienced when the game’s online mode was launched last week.
“For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet.”
In order to be eligible for the cash, you must have played the game online during October. Rockstar also said that the game’s next patch (1.04) will “fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss” and will allow them to deliver the “stimulus” cash to gamers.