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:

  • Fozzy1694 days, 18 hours agoReplyFlag
    Just today around 10 people died simultaneously on the server I was playing. I had no choice but to leave the game due to every time I spawned, everyone blew up, not only does this waste our in game money, it also just frustrates everyone as each time you spawn, you die. Sort it out Rocks tar! !!
    • SemperFried3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
      How or where can we report hackers after they have already left the session? I just had one in #super Sky Ramp# just disappear then show up as winning in 40 seconds which is impossible. During the replay he drove right through me like a lightning bolt and sent me 100's of meters in the air. His tag is DevMasterPro
      • Khaled7878on January 15 2016, 1:11pmReplyFlag
        Thay are someone is hacker in ps3 banned him psn: Q_0zzz
        • NaruzakiNarumitoon January 7 2016, 6:48amReplyFlag
          Just please Rockstar. I was staying in GTA 5 online , trying to take my car then Boom a gondola spawned into me then I die because someone exploded me then when I spawned outside another gondola spawned and I was traped and gues what ? The hacker appears , lvl 900 and something ( normal -_-) and then he started to spawn another hundred cars .... and money like 50 k . I dont want to be banned again because a --- is hacking and he is doing what he wants , I have proof so if you want the video I will give you . i hate this all cheaters who are doing everything they want in this game .
          • turtle124on December 30 2015, 6:10pmReplyFlag
            My account was hacked, and I just bought the game on pc. They used my account as an alt and gave their friends money, can rockstar fix my issue. I don't want to get banned, my dad will say I bought the game for nothing.
            • adog72on December 27 2015, 2:56pmReplyFlag
              Ban her I play to have fun not get blamed for blowing up the whole lobby and not to get killed everytime I get spawned ban her. MRS__LOVE__77
              • ArticOpticon December 26 2015, 10:45pmReplyFlag
                hi please help someone hack me and took me password and changed it PLEASE HELP ME
                • speedingclownon December 14 2015, 8:02amReplyFlag
                  Hi my online game keeps crashing after competing hiest missions I'm on x box one can u help me plz thanks
                  • jp_006_killeron December 13 2015, 3:47pmReplyFlag
                    How long does it take to remove that 'Dunce' flasgged cap?
                    • Bun...on December 6 2015, 6:31pmReplyFlag
                      if you repeatedly report players YOU WILL BE PUNISHED!!! make no mistake about it.. the best part is if i leave a game/setup/heist with a cheater in it. i get nailed as a "bad sport" how lame is that? this game rewards cheaters and punishes honest players.. I wish I could get my money back.. this is the death of a great franchise.. RIP rockstar..
                      • DaytonCarCareon November 22 2015, 3:33amReplyFlag
                        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
                        • bazar6969on November 11 2015, 8:29pmReplyFlag
                          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.
                          • EugenPlisskenon November 9 2015, 9:23amReplyFlag
                            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
                            • WalkmanRoelon November 6 2015, 1:45pmReplyFlag

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

                              • Takri1on November 4 2015, 8:14amReplyFlag
                                Why there are still so many cheaters around?
                                • Chnumpenon November 2 2015, 11:19pmReplyFlag
                                  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.
                                  • Chnumpenon November 3 2015, 8:04amReplyFlag
                                    @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????
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