Rockstar Games have issued an extensive statement concerning GTA Online and the recent influx of exploiters and hackers. According to a report by Technobuffalo from Jan. 17, Rockstar has discussed their plans to cleanse GTA Online of the counterfeit cash and how they will use future GTA 5 patches to keep the GTA Online experience a positive one for players.
One of the biggest exploits found in GTA Online is the infinite money glitch that allowed players to earn billions of dollars of GTA Online cash. These exploits were noticed by Rockstar and the company is now removing all fake money from GTA Online.
If you innocently received money as a result of these exploits, the money will be removed from your account. Find Rockstar’s full comment on cash withdrawl below:
Anyone that innocently received GTA$ as a result of these exploits but did not engage in cheating to acquire it will not face any further action - the funds will just be removed , and you'll be able to keep any items you currently own.
Furthermore, the company will be using future GTA 5 title updates to counter the negative impact these exploits have had on GTA Online and Grand Theft Auto 5. Find Rockstar’s full comment about upcoming title updates below:
We will continue to issue title updates on an ongoing basis to counter the negative impact this has had on gameplay…
Those who engaged in cheating and exploitation of GTA Online, Rockstar is considering a couple of in-game forms of punishment. The company will consider placing players in a cheater’s pool or banning them from GTA Online permanently. Find Rockstar’s full comment about player bans below:
Those who actively engaged in cheating and exploiting the game in this manner will, however, be subject to in-game penalties at our discretion. This may include being placed in isolated cheater pools or banned from GTA Online altogether.
As always, Rockstar Games asks players to stay vigilant and to report any suspected cheater or exploiter by using the Report feature on under the Online tab of the Pause menu. The company thanks the community for its support and apologizes to the fans that had their GTA Online and GTA 5 experience sullied in any way.