Taking Aim at GTA Online Cheaters

Posted on January 16 2014, 7:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Support, Games
Update Jan 16 – Please note that today’s maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience.
In recent weeks, a small number of Grand Theft Auto Online players sought to exploit the game by generating and distributing game-breaking amounts of in-game cash, disrupting the experience for other players.(Updated)
We will continue to issue title updates on an ongoing basis to counter the negative impact this has had on gameplay, and as part of today’s maintenance period, we are removing the counterfeit GTA$ from the game's economy. Anyone who 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.
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.
Should you ever encounter someone in GTA Online that appears to be taking advantage of exploits in your session, we ask that you alert us directly via the in-game reporting functionality. In the Pause menu, under the Online tab, select Players and scroll to the offending player. From there, select Report and choose Exploits from the violation options.
We're grateful for the community's continued support in dealing with these issues and once again apologize to anyone that has had their Grand Theft Auto Online experience sullied by these exploits that broke the game's natural flow. Please stay tuned for lots more news about GTA Online in the weeks ahead.

  • R* Kon January 16 2014, 9:54amFlag
    We’re happy to report that today’s maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience and understanding, and be aware that you will need to reboot the game in order to regain access.

    If anyone has any further questions on the above article, please check out the following FAQ at the Rockstar Support site:

  • DaytonCarCare3 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
    How about listing the real names and addresses of the cheaters linked with the account.
    The honest gaming community will do the policing for you. LoL
    • The Modders are destroying online game playing not only can they do anything they want with there character, but also they can control your gaming experience by either giving you money are completely stopping your character which means you have to log in again hopefully without modders s**tting all over gta5. if Rockstar does not ban these dirty cheaters I want my £45 game purchase back and I think I will have a very strong case against them. SO BAN THE DIRTY MODDERS YOU OWE THEM NOTHING THEY WILL MAKE YOU BANKRUPT? give every genuine player of gta5 their money back.
      • EugenPlissken2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
        To get rid of these annoying cheater has to be on top of rockstars to do list. I join 4 servers and everywhere was a cheater this is an absolutly no go and really a shame for a company this big. Why isn´t it possible to add an anticheat programm like battleeye? Anyway i don´t get it! GTA Online (Public) is ruined for me. Hope you guys get it fixed. Greetings E.Plissken
        • WalkmanRoel2 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag

          please do something about the cheaters!!!!! this game will be ruined

          • Takri13 weeks agoReplyFlag
            Why there are still so many cheaters around?
            • Chnumpen3 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
              I think I got money from a cheater or a very rich guy... I got 1.4 million and I had around 510k before for purchasing the game (I have bought the 500k house). If does 1.4 million dollars are hacked/ cheated money then I don't want anything to do with them.
              • Chnumpen3 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                @Chnumpen Oh he added me to his friend list, he seems legit but I don't know I'm way to new of a player to know what's legit and not.
            • Lusereson October 21 2015, 8:41amReplyFlag
              I found peopol with modded money [jorndeventer] [kennethpvdg]
              • Ponki777rockon September 29 2015, 6:29pmReplyFlag
                I also saw a player who was having bounty on him but i wasn't able to kill him because he was in passive. How the hell can anyone go to passive when he have bounty on him
              • Ponki777rockon September 29 2015, 6:26pmReplyFlag
                I still see many players having the money they glitched. Why are they npt taken care of????
                • OGLuciaton September 29 2015, 8:42amReplyFlag
                  Rockstar you need to fix the first person shooter glitch and there's people in passive mode shooting guns and the god mode crap is making my head hurt for Christ sake
                  • OGLuciaton September 29 2015, 8:45amReplyFlag
                    @OGLuciat Oh and I saw a level 8000 a few days ago, rockstar must be too busy to care
                  • PinkPistol75on October 15 2015, 4:50pmReplyFlag
                    @OGLuciat The number of malicious modders is ridiculous and nothing seems to be being done about it. I don't mind the modders that aren't nasty to other players but when they use it for revenge or to just be nasty then they need to be dealt with.
                • FreshcupofT143on September 27 2015, 11:53amReplyFlag
                  JOIN IN,, Needing Members! http://rsg.ms/1b93641
                  • JaggenSWEon September 23 2015, 12:39pmReplyFlag
                    I'd love for GTA to have some "report cheater" functionality, like for instance the Battlefield Games by DICE. So I could report the idiot that ruined the Freemode event to reach the highest speed in a land vehicle by going 540 kph an instantly ruining a fight that many of us looked forward to.

                    Pusher_CZ124, if you read this, I hope you rot in some GTA version of hell. :P
                    • Offset_Migoson September 20 2015, 5:36amReplyFlag
                      plz help me rockstar
                      • Offset_Migoson September 20 2015, 5:32amReplyFlag
                        rockstar can you please help some modder gave money idk how but i was playing and suddenly i see that i have 30 million on my cash can you help me rockstar i dont wanna get banned
                        • BloodOath2008on September 20 2015, 3:08amReplyFlag
                          WTF IS THAT SH*T????
                          REPORT HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                          • BloodOath2008on September 20 2015, 3:07amReplyFlag

                            GTAG:::::::: _____>>>>>>>>El Chapo Modz
                            • kingLyons78on September 17 2015, 10:36pmReplyFlag
                              rockstar u gotta put a end to this god mode crap its ridiculous, i can't enjoy the game with the cheating
                              • DNGRSMODZon September 7 2015, 11:31pmReplyFlag
                                Ill say nothing
                                • aRBy_56on August 31 2015, 1:17pmReplyFlag
                                  Rockstar modders are all over the open sessions giving people money and blowing up everyone and there cars with a push of a button, I`ve been playing for a little over a year. I really work hard at helping low level players learn how to play and have fun doing it. but these hackers or modders are ruining the game, giving people tons of money then they dont care how many time the blow you cars up because they didnt work for the money, im level 234 8 million in my acount and 3 garages full of cars it took alot of work to get there. any way, Sunday 30th aug. a player named ( Big_DJ_killer ) was destroying everyone at the same time. I told him I was going to report him and he left before i could lock on his name in the online report. I always say somthing if people start asking for modders to drop money. I tell them to play missions and even offer to help them but they dont want to work for it. and its almost every night. what would be the best thing to do . Quit Playing? hackers suck.
                                  • IoergerBomb91on October 14 2015, 6:39pmReplyFlag
                                    @aRBy_56 Last night I was playing and this group of players were with a modder or two just putting certain people in god mode that was with them killing people whether you were in passive mode or not the thing that really irrated me is when I kept getting killed and then they stripped me of my money all because I was trying to help a player that they was picking on... I didn't do heists and side jobs for nothing I planned on doing my next heist with the cash I had but so much for that now.. It's just hard to enjoy a decent game anymore when I can't even go into my garage without getting blowed up, somebody killing me when they are not even near me, or the simple fact that they take your guns or money away... It's a better feeling when you earn what you work for but not a lot of people recognize that when I first started I thought I'd never get anywhere but now I'm level 52 got my first apartment and 6 cars and one bmx bike I'm slowly making progress but when somebody decides to take my money away from me that I clearly worked hard for makes me lose interest in playing this game sadly.
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