Grand Theft Auto Online: Half a Million GTA$ Stimulus Package this Month

Posted on October 11 2013, 8:20am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Money in the Bank
Given some of the recent technical issues during these first days of GTA Online, and now that things are starting to look much smoother (touch wood!), we are planning to provide a special stimulus package for all who have played or will play Grand Theft Auto Online this month. We will be dropping a cool half a million GTA$ in the GTA Online bank accounts of all players this month, starting as early as next week. 
‘Don’t Spend It All in One Place!’
In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000. We will announce specific dates as soon as possible, but are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week (after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed) with the second installment to happen by the end of the month. For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet.
Below are a few more details on how it will work. Stay tuned for tips on how to make the most of GTA$ cash, info on ways and places to earn more cash fast, as well as updates on all the new GTA Online content additions we’re working on for this fall and beyond.
  • You must play or have played Grand Theft Auto Online at any time during the month of October 2013 in order to qualify for the GTA$500,000 deposit in your in-game bank account.
  • Players will first have to install a forthcoming GTAV title update which we expect to happen next week. That title update (1.04) is expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which we’ll be providing this GTA$ stimulus cash to players.
  • We will announce at the Rockstar Newswire when each deposit is made.
  • Each of the two GTA$250,000 deposits will be made by Rockstar and should automatically appear in the in-game GTA Online bank accounts of eligible players. Beyond downloading the forthcoming title update mentioned above, there should not be any additional special action required by eligible players to redeem. 

  • R* Yon October 28 2013, 7:25pmFlag
    Hi everyone,
    For those that are still having any technical issues, as mentioned above there is a title update coming next week that will include more fixes including the vehicle loss one – and we will remain committed to continuing to fine-tune the game to address any and all issues to get GTA Online running as smooth as possible. Please remember to visit the Rockstar Support site at for the latest info or to report your problem if you don’t see it there.

    For those asking about their lost characters or rank, those will not be able to be restored so we sincerely hope that this cash stimulus we’re giving out this month will help you get back on your feet or to make your new life in Los Santos & Blaine extra sweet.

    For those asking about other forthcoming GTA Online content such as Heists, those are indeed in the works and we hope to provide an update with release timing soon.

    We know many of you are anxiously waiting for us to show you the GTA$ Stimulus Package money we announced a couple weeks back. As mentioned in that post, we of course want to ensure that game progress loss issues are sufficiently sorted before distributing the GTA$ to everyone. We have a few more tweaks and fixes to make in a new title update that will hit sometime next week and then we will distribute the cash.

    Thanks all.
  • Please I would like to request my 500k. That is why I pre-ordered gta v for ps4 my username is Mr-joui01.
    • mb_sec1 day, 6 hours agoReplyFlag
      I would also like to have some money. Want to buy some cars and weapons add some money att billy_arlov ps3
      • DanBeasley2001764 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
        I have not received my money yet xbox one gamer tag - Xii dan 01
        • crane124 days, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
          I have yet to get me 500k either and I've had this game since October gamertag greenduck18
          • What about having the game since october and playing it? Do I get the stimulas package?
            • ant74382 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
              I've got 500k for story mode but none online please advise. Antbuck7438 ps4
              • ant74382 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                Can you help. Name is antbuck7438 on ps4 I have not received the half of mill. Paid 54.00 for this game and it's annoying me
                • UMaD_KiD-_-2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                  Hello can you please send the 500k to UMaD_Kid-_- I Play Ps4 and I am a returning player
                  • LMAimano2 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                    I didnt get my money too, i played for the first time on december 6 2013.

                    PSN : LMAimano
                    • Seipher428312 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                      I have not received my 500k stimulus or money from either of the cards I have paid for with real money. I am very disappointed with this issue ease correct ASAP or i won't be playing anymore.... My psn ID is SEIPHER 31
                      • Adz1711992 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                        I claimed my 1,000,000 pre order bonus but it has only given me the 500k on single player not online. My ps4 I.D is XxSmooveSnipezxX
                        • WWEMichaelB3 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                          • lllKICKlll3 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                            I never got mine either gamertag LL_-KICK-_LL psn
                          • adamsos13 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                            I haven't received the package. Gamertag Adamsos
                            • Rider-X773 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                              I bought a Great White Shark Cash Card and i haven't received the money on the GTA Online game for ps4 console. Also, i didn't get my $500k for the pre order bonus? I contacted the PlayStation consumer service and they told me to get in contact with the developer. Please, can you fix this error. My PSN ID is RiderX007, my email is
                              • Wiz_Corona3 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                                Still haven't got my money... Username is M0NKEYS 654, Xbox 360. Please do
                                • Maximcoolguy1233 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                                  Still haven't recieved $500,000 GTA$ STIMULUS PACKAGE, please fix, username - Maximcoolguy console - ps3
                                  • IbanezTamer3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                                    I got it in the offline but not online TheIbanezTamer XB1
                                    • Swaggermeister3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                                      I didn't get mine send to: I Splash23
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