Taking Aim at GTA Online Cheaters

Posted on January 16 2014, 7:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Support
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:

  • Bak58er12 hours, 21 minutes agoReplyFlag
    Its a good thing rockstar the coolist correct me of my spelling gaming company of them going to online sessions my spelling to ban cheaters or hackers
    • AppleGamerz6 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
      I LOVE U ROCKSTARS !!!!!!!
      • CHAOS.691 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
        This player AMTTEAMXNET from PS3 made a UFO spawn on me and he teleported from across the map to my location, and killed me; plus he took most of my ammo away. His K/D was 26.00, just keep an eye that guy
        • GamezFreakHD1 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
          Just saying, Rockstar you should be focusing on the players that are "Hacking" The money glitch is an exploit in the game caused by you.. it's not giving anyone an unfair advantage to another player. You steer people to do these type of exploits in the game when you make it so HARD to revive money in the game. NO I DO NOT DO THESE GLITCHES but, I am NOT against people doing them cause I see why they engage in the act. You should not punish the players for glitches.. You should punish the players that "HACK" That is an unfair advantage! About 70% of the community do the money glitches.. And they are CONSTANTLY posted all over the internet. So, what? Are you going to punish a majority of the community cause of your exploit? That is unfair to those players. And don't you think it's quite harsh that you Permanently banning a player for getting money in the game and the players that hack are Scott free? GLITCHING IS NOT GIVING AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE! They are just using them to buy the things that they want cause you make it so HARD to make money and buy anything in the game! That is your fault. Just patch what you find and move on to bring better things into the game. It's just money? No need to strongly focus on this issue. But, It's a good thing that you pay attention that what happens on your game. I thank you for that! And I love GTA V and you Rockstar, I just felt that I needed to say something about your POST. (: thank you for making my favorite gaming Experience!
          • sorry mistake, he can use the same gun on* foot while in a car
            • i found a hacker that can use any type of gun of foot while driving a car. i want to report him but i don't know what the words mean please help
              • BunchofCreeperZ2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                I'm looking here because recently, a guy got mad at me for killing him, and he decided to tell his friends to all report me. I'm really hoping that I don't get banned or something. This is total abuse of the report feature.
                • Laraposo2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                  Hello, I found out 2 players were attempting to do a glitch, it is on PS3, they're PSN Id are: familianoa, FabinhoooBSJ, they need to get into the cheater pool!
                  • ala-eddine972 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                    @Laraposo If that is a glitch, this means they are not going to cheaters pool. I saw all those glitches but i did not try them all. Cheaters pool exist only for modders, alone in a lobby with a nice dunce cap. Also glitches in video games are software errors that can cause drastic problems within a/some code(s).
                • RubeCube572 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                  There's people that play this game and report people for no good reason just simply because they don't like them. I think they abuse that option and get innocent people in trouble sometimes. I know there are people that cheat and make the game no fun and they should be reported.
                  • EliJunior693372 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                    wrong name it was squirlakin
                    • EliJunior693372 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                      ps3 player squirtakin was killing half the lobby but he was invisible thats when everyone left
                      • havoc13132 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                        id like to report some bullies Bulnt Caster , trousertrout, every time i join a lobby they are in with Eagleeye86986 they attack me for no reason i want them thrown in bad sport
                      • danny_core3 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                        There's a guy named manchiton that killed me 14 times an he wasnt even there, the cops where aiming to the sky an he continued shooting everybody... How he did it??
                        • joeyoe133 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                          Xkillerk99x doing money glitches and fajblaster69 for duplicating cars
                          • GTA_DUCKYon June 27 2014, 7:59amReplyFlag
                            RitoA98 xbox360 this guy is in passive god mode you cant run over him / drown him he's moding even said if someone can kill him he'll give them 25 million $ get rid o him asp please
                            • ninja7153on June 26 2014, 1:33amReplyFlag
                              Hi rockstar there's this hacker who's giving loads of money and even booting people, he's giving me loads of cash and won't take it back he's gamer tag is ninjadog45555
                              • L3G3ND_GH0STon June 26 2014, 12:00amReplyFlag
                                I just figured out that L3G3ND G4M3RZ actually bought loads of money so nvm about him
                                • L3G3ND_GH0STon June 25 2014, 11:59pmReplyFlag
                                  Get a person named joke master 142 for screaming very mean and threating to kill me irl. He called me some very OFFENSIVE Language.
                                  • L3G3ND_GH0STon June 25 2014, 11:44pmReplyFlag
                                    There is money hacker called L3G3ND G4M3RZ plz ban him or take his money he spent it all already but he is a hacker plz get him.
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