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:

  • Lt_Hill8 hours, 55 minutes agoReplyFlag
    What the eff? I got an email saying I was banned. It didn't say why or for how long.I don't use hacks or cheats but I have been in a lobby with hackers and cheaters...Guilty by association now huh?
    • PittDawg8 hours, 59 minutes agoReplyFlag

      My buddy logged in today and was banned. He has used no mods or trainers. His account may have been hacked because he says there is a second open support ticket( complaint about ban ) under his account from yesterday that he did not make. He was in a public lobby where someone was dropping money and he picked some up unintentionally( said the guy was flood the area around him with it ). So be cautiuos.

      IMHO I think this complete B.S. Its not like he got millions and millions of dollars from this hacker and he left immediately when he realised what was going on. You guys were too damn cheap to pony up for dedicated servers and as a result you have no way to find the hackers with "precision".
      • ChrisBKritter1 day, 10 hours agoReplyFlag
        Remember, even know this game is about stealing, having sex with hookers, jacking cars from (and killing) innocent people, and separating the police from their life force, you should NOT steal from Rockstar. In game despicable behavior within the confines of the rules is acceptable, but glitching and creating in game money is "real" stealing from Rockstar who sells game money for real out of game cash. I do wish they would ban <13yo players though. I don't see that happening since Rockstar loves pre-pubescent cash which is a substantial percentage of their revenue.
        • DarkRanger0251 day, 20 hours agoReplyFlag
          Theres a baby called FERRARI_PT on ps3 he is a hacker and he is breaking the terms of use soo he must be punished rockstar you what to do i have a video proof but i dont know how to show you please respond me back by telling how to do it would be a victory to me to see this kid banned :)
          • zzinou1 day, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
            How lon the ban is? 2weeks?
            • Hash_Myth1 day, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
              Sad part I was banned with no reason given other then an automated message saying I am banned. Still no response as to why... This is why you guys should have never left PC. Your programing skills are lacking to the new age of hackers and exploits on the PC world.

              Well online is boring anyway. Most players suck in heists, the online open lobbys are just huge DM areas with level 100+ just trolling all the lower levels... Races are just demolition derby races or laggy as hell slam fests... Don't really care I am banned anymore after thinking it over.

              It says I wil be unbanned on the 16th... I know I had gliched cash from selling vehicles but how I dunno. I was glad as your bugs cost me $200,000 on day one with the loss of rides in my garage.

              If anything you owe me $200k in damages anyway.
              • LordEr0s2 days, 3 hours agoReplyFlag
                Why am i banned?!
                • ZGamer1402 days, 6 hours agoReplyFlag
                  I can understand the frustration. So far I only met one and he was just poofing on top of my car and making it flip over. I do think there something needs to be fixed on online hacking, but what I want to be left alone is the Singel player section. I play Mods all the time on Single Player, but when it comes to Online, I play by the rules.
                  Folks are complaining because what you guys be doing is effecting Singel player too.
                  Mods makes the game far more intresting then it already is, a majority of players bought this game because of the mods and hoping to see the same amount that been on GTA IV.
                  • rcvale_BH3 days, 18 hours agoReplyFlag
                    I'm about to stop playing GTA online due to those hackers. They are immortals!! Very disapointing.
                    • SangreReall4 days, 2 hours agoReplyFlag
                      New Cheater found who does not even fear even bans he does speak public in the caht that he did erase reports and gave money and was flying arround... also was not be able to kill. name: "de.stiny95" some did aks him about money and he gave them they must be reported.

                      and also all who ask him for money.!

                      • Dee_Tee74 days, 13 hours agoReplyFlag
                        The crew Dead Pr3z has been using glitches and cheats to abuse other players, just thought I'd bring that to the board here. I believe they should be stripped of their characters.
                        • KhronicBudz5 days, 6 hours agoReplyFlag
                          I just entered a lobby and was letting my girlfriend drive around when money bags began to spawn on top of my car. She got out to try and figure out what was going on and we started picking up the cash on accident. I just wanted to report this so that Rockstar knows we did nothing wrong. We were just in a lobby with a hacker. I didn't get their name but this was in a freemode lobby on PC.
                          • fewblackhawk09025 days, 16 hours agoReplyFlag
                            i was playing a free mode lobby there was a guy with a invisible body and i shot him 4 times with an RPG he would not die he kept killing everyone his name is exactly how i spell it here mousa fedah
                            • HannuBar6 days, 14 hours agoReplyFlag
                              On Sunday i was playing GTA V with my friends but then some guy just launch to the air with Adder and then he rapid fired rockets to us. And we tried to blow his car and kill him and he didnt die or the car didnt blow up. He`s name is insprixx.
                              • Valqyrie6 days, 18 hours agoReplyFlag
                                Today I've witnessed a cheater named Vistanation_ .I hope you stop him ASAP cuz it's not funny when someone fly around with his motorbike and become immortal, killing you or any other person with his rockets coming out from his bike no matter whatever you do.I can give you proof as well if you need.
                                • PTK.SkyL1ne6 days, 19 hours agoReplyFlag
                                  Hey rockstar, please take a look at the player "freeze8055" for cheating and insulting. (Gta online PC)
                                  Thank you.
                                  • mattarmy5551 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                    Hello R*, my friend has been downloading hacks and cheating and it's really bugging me. He constantly brags about how good he is and how he's unbannable. I am playing on PC and his social club is Vistanation_. I would like to rid the game of these cheaters and hackers that ruin the game. Thank you.
                                    • ytry123971 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                                      agent fiery on Xbox 360 is getting in modded lobbies for money and modded vehicles every day and with the money he has literally bout everything in the game and he brags about it all the time. I don't care if he does not get banned but can you at least make him restart everything from scratch because what is the point of the game if people like home can get away with that and Rockstar not to care. People like him are what's ruining gta for everyone
                                      • SuperKiller19851 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                                        Hi, i was playing on line when i see this guy teleporting in mission i was trying to help him, after i hear explosions and he change car color too, i know he use also god mod... please ban him...

                                        I have Proofs here:


                                        Cheater name: ALPAQUINO
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