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:

  • Habeus19883 hours, 24 minutes agoReplyFlag
    Da_Ringleader_19 is a modders cheater
    • Phaenon1 day, 3 hours agoReplyFlag
      Some hacker punished me for playing the normal way, shooting him cost me to lose all my weapons. It already cost me now more than 60000 $to just get 1/8 of the weapons and amos / customizations I had in stock. What are you going to do about it, Rockstar?
      • Madhatchetlove1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
        Has anyone been noticing giant meteors or some s**t just in the middle of the city? How about shipping containers appearing in front of the Eclipse Towers? I've been off the game for two years and I'm really diggin in today, but I've experienced these things multiple times today. Also, once it was the f**king ferris wheel from down on the pier. I took pics of the Wheel and the Containers with my phone in-game. Is this not a new thing? /: Or what???
        • hey whats with the cops man can u tone down the cops please ,i should not have a 3 star if i hit a car with a bat this is out rages you weaken the armour vehicles ,but u make the cops stronger ,and im not the only one who feels this way ,,we waste to much ammo ,we have to die all the time ,and whats with spanning a person 3 blocks away after u get killed ,at least make a lobby without cops so people can have fun shooting each other with them bothering us,and you keep bringing all these vehicles out ,so give us a more garages to hold them alls u do is buy and sell ,i want to keep my cars not sell them all the time,and u wonder why there are hackers and modders on this game and everybody wanting money all the time ,lets do something rockstar................
          • hk97332 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
            • Demon_Slayer3612 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
              You should do something about repeated killing of weaker player. As soon as I respawn the some person kill me again and again until I leave the server. One way you might be able to help is to give people a bonus for killing high level players and a penalty for kill low level players, and do something about the people that kill players when they are pause.
              • BarricadeX752 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                @Demon_Slayer361 There's something called passive mode that prevents you from taking damage from other players, and from dealing damage to other players.
            • macthemen2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
              when u enter sesion and there are lot of players and 1 or more of them are modders and other are begging for money.. then u report one, but you, u can report a player only once in few minutes,and the modders are removing your reports.... and some guys drops money on me and you cant remove it..i have already change my password it stil happens ..now i'm banned.. i think rockstar have make a fault in the game en nou the players are getting punnish.. i was almost leggal get to level 120..i'm affraid when the ban is of how mutch money/car's/level i get back.. i'm verry sad about it
              • TheModdingCat2 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                "Taking Aim at GTA Online Cheaters" -You missed, http://s24.postimg.org/tnpecshw5/edit.jpg
                • brownboy6662 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                  Cheater:Rosslnab and blackassassin164

                  For:boosting his level over 100 levels he was rank 43 then hes rank 200 and he has got over 80 mil on his account in his wallet in gta and hes going to get more from his friend named blackassassin164 he is a modder who gives people insane amount of money and levels.

                  Please ban these people before it goes out of control

                  Both are on psn. System:ps3
                  • nivedx3 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                    rockstar service i am fet up of this issue in this case i can help u there are many people hacking now a days and exploiting my favourate game gta 5 this is all because youtube many people even post a vedio about how to download mod menu how to use mod menu how to ban players how to activate it psn or xbox rockstar only one way is there ban the people posting this type of vedios these vedios are encouraging other people to download the freacking mod menu .now i will say what will they do yesterday i was playing gta online with my friends suddenly a modder was stick in to me when i was in my appartment with my friends he took a rpg a blow us all in the appartment then he was was stuck at me again and he suddenly spawned ufo he changed his apperance he even turned out naked !!!!!!! he money droped on me but i knew i will be banned so i sunddenly quit the online the funny part was there was rockstar admin playing the game and he did nothing so thats it i wish u will take action aganist this mod posters in youtube i will not say the name of the hacker because its all becouse of youtube ]

                  • TheEpicStef3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                    Rockstar, A guy I know keeps going to molders to collect money and then bragging to me about the fact that he has a lot of money. It is on pc and his name is Zagglex3.
                    he currentlay has $12 million from a hacker. Trying to find out the hackers name
                    • mohammed12434 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                      dear : rockstar
                      this parson is hacker
                      he is off my ps3
                      this is his id : l-hlop or l-hlob or l-halob
                      • kreme74on June 24 2015, 8:09pmReplyFlag
                        BUDBANGER187 keeps messaging me because he's upset over the fact that i shot him down while he's flying around in a jet trying to kill me. He claims I was in a glitch but I was under neath the bridge. I don't understand all the sore loosers that get upset because they get killed once. If I was in a glitch I would have been killing him over and over.
                        • CaRnAgE2236on June 23 2015, 11:50amReplyFlag
                          Dear RockStar Games,
                          I was playing GTA Online with my friends. One of their friends showed up and said they knew a moder who was gonna do a money drop. My friends and cousin agreed to do the money drop. Their friend said he gotten $137Million in GTA, I do not know who the moder is but please ban the following players on Xbox 360

                          xEM Skyfall
                          fLyIn FaSt 101

                        • xanelfon June 22 2015, 11:56pmReplyFlag
                          a couple days ago I was having some fun driving around with some guys and we stopped we got out and money bags started appearing over my head i was supprised about it after a little bit when i realized what happened i moved to another session i think it was about 200,000 gta$ maybe a little over i have not added it to my bank money i just left it on my character so it wouldn't get mixed together.
                          • BlushingZeus573on June 22 2015, 3:45pmReplyFlag
                            I was in a server and I was driving my Insurgent. Then a hacker with his friend -hacker too- came to me with a military helicopter and killed me. I tried many times to kill them with the rocket launcher or with the minigun but nothing happened. They killed me about 10 times until I told them that I will report them. Then one of them gived me about 20mil to not report them. Please Rockstar do something hackers are ruining the game of legitimate people and also with their actions put normal players in danger of getting banned.
                            • DaveMcBeardon June 21 2015, 12:53pmReplyFlag
                              Dear Rockstar,

                              What are you doing about this guy??


                              • H4nesson June 20 2015, 6:26amReplyFlag
                                Funny thing is, when u enter sesion and there are 10 players and 3 of them are hackers and 6 other are begging for money.. then u report one, but ye, u can report a player only once in few minutes, gr8. ..not:-O ..pls fix this
                                • linkednetworkguyon June 17 2015, 10:41amReplyFlag
                                  Rockstar, please fix the system, too many innocent people were being banned
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