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:

  • EliJunior693371 day, 1 hour agoReplyFlag
    wrong name it was squirlakin
    • EliJunior693371 day, 1 hour agoReplyFlag
      ps3 player squirtakin was killing half the lobby but he was invisible thats when everyone left
      • havoc13131 day, 19 hours 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_core4 days, 4 hours 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??
          • joeyoe131 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
            Xkillerk99x doing money glitches and fajblaster69 for duplicating cars
            • GTA_DUCKY1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
              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
              • ninja71531 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                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_GH0ST1 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                  I just figured out that L3G3ND G4M3RZ actually bought loads of money so nvm about him
                  • Get a person named joke master 142 for screaming very mean and threating to kill me irl. He called me some very OFFENSIVE Language.
                    • 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.
                      • ThatKid_JerBear has been ruining my GTA online experience by killing me blowing up my cars and ruining other peoples experiences as well he says he has done many bad things on the game like glitch money and RP I hope you can Ban him for a week showing him he is not invincible.
                        • ReportmonsterX2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                          Rabbitboy978 is glitchimg to gain money. Bann him or take all his money. Please
                          • BioHaZaRd69528142 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                            I have been banned for no reason but someone did give me money but I didn't want it I tried to tell him to take it back but he wouldn't I don't even no who he is I didn't know wat to do at the time I thought you guys where gonna fix it but yea I'm BANNED and most of the money I earned with hard work
                            • Scottish092 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                              There is a hacker on ps3 named 'hasupi' he is teleporting around in jets and taking peoples money also he cannot be killed and the whole lobby is passed at him for taking money from them.
                              • placey24.2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                                Banned, for what reason. 7 days without a reply. I hope you are too busy to reply.
                                • Y_e_r_M_a_W-_-2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                                  maybe there would be much cheaters if rockstar didn't make everything overpriced and kept nerfing the money per mission
                                  • CDUB-_-187-_-2 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                                    Wow rockstar ban all these people including me for no reason and I know people that have glitched money but they are still playing way to go rockstar only bnning people that DON'T CHEAT... dont bother wasting your money on the next gen version im not wasting my money on anymore rockstar titles becuse they ban people that dont deseve it but anybody that wants to try to get unbanned call customer support and ask for a ban appeal.... best of luck to anybody that didnt cheat and for the last time screw you rockstar
                                    • JULIANBEAN2 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                                      hey this is an honest player psn-julianbean. i have 667,000,000 given to me because i subscribed to a youtube channel. haven't cheated to get the money. if you could contact me about why i'm banned, Rockstar that would be much appreciated. thank you.
                                      • WSLYLMPHN2 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                                        Dear Rockstar,

                                        I get a complete ban to and i I am not a cheater, will you look at this? Gamertag: SWAGSLEY

                                        Thank You!
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