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:

  • selfishDriftMonk7 hours, 8 minutes agoReplyFlag
    Oh, along with that, someone also hacked my garage, now everytime i walk in, something blows up next to my elevator creating an invisible wall, if i use the elevator, the doors blow up and my character just sits there dead in the elevator, how can you enjoy a cool game when stuff like this happens?!
    • selfishDriftMonk7 hours, 15 minutes agoReplyFlag
      I was playing GTA V this morning, when all of a sudden every single player turned into a walking motel sign with TV's on our heads, i tried changing servers but the objects were still there, some guy said it was a player called XxFUTURISTICCxX, i'm sick and tired of hackers, i thought games were meant for entertainment, apparently you can't have fun these days anymore because problems like this occurs every time i play, please do something about it, maybe BAN THEM??!!
      • TEXASHUSTLA_CEO3 days, 6 hours agoReplyFlag
        Its to bad Rockstar games is only money hungry. Like they give a s**t about any thing. Why arnt dlc giving eaquly? Oh, last gen has no ram. Cars then? Get a useless jet that costs $10M which is USD $100+. That's made of non real gold. Pay s**t ass money for heist but when you use glitches that they failed to find they can ban you. We will f**k you over like you f**k us over
        • NEMO_0072 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
          I am really getting frustrated with the amount of players that glitch/ cheat etc. The most recent that I see all the time is, the player becomes ghost-like and can destroy you, yet you have no way of fighting back. Plain and simple, the game isn't fun anymore with these cheating a-holes all over the place. Not quite sure how they are doing it, but I noticed there is a building near the police department, close to the rr tracks that players trying to jump through the wall or whatever. I don't know but those people suck.
          • Hi_Fat_Alex2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
            Juanmagdaleno11613@gamil.com my email any questions i would love to answer
            • Hi_Fat_Alex2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
              I want to complain that i was banned from gta online i was playing online with my friends a modder told us he could level us up and give us a few million he asked for my account so he could level me up to 200 and give millions i gave it to him soon as he was done i got on saw that he leveled me up gave me 600 million i told my friends that he was a real modder soon as i tried playing with my friends gta online told me i was banned im a 15 year old boy who gave my account to a modder and got banned i will love to give you the modders account name and get unbanned
              • Exsine2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                So i just got the game "GTA V" yesterday. Today, i got in a call with a couple of old friends who have been playing this game for a while. (at this time i had no idea that modding/hacking was even a thing mentioning that the game recently came out) But anyways, when we were driving around we saw this neon car flashing many neon colors at once. We didn't know what it was so we continued to follow it. Once it stopped, it started to explode money, i mean nonstop money everywhere, and at the time i thought i was a special item or some time of premium thing idk, so, me and my friends just kept standing there collecting money, then one by one, they each left (to eat dinner) so, i'm just sitting here getting a bunch of money... Then a couple minuets later, he shoots out this weird ass looking blue thing on top of his car (onto me) and i get hit. I got a lag spike for a second, but then i moved on... For the rest of the day, i was getting quite unusual choppy fps, but i didn't really care mentioning the fact that i just got about 40m dollars. So, i spent most of it on cars/a house/ a golden plane. Then while i was walking up a set of stairs, it said "You Have been banned from GTA Online, Please return to GTA V." And i could see in the side of my screen me leveling up ALOT/Unlocking a bunch of random things. I am extremely sorry for gaining profit from this hacker and i beg you for forgiveness. I have been saving up for this game for months, and me and my friends had so much fun today. Please dispute my ban. It would mean the world to me.
                • SuperKiller19853 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                  AussieDesoDogg lagger, cheater, i know he have treiner for GTA V and he use vs me, because i rape him in 1vs1 and in free mod he cheat like hell. Please cheack this one.
                  • Habeus1988on July 28 2015, 12:20pmReplyFlag
                    Da_Ringleader_19 is a modders cheater
                  • Phaenonon July 27 2015, 12:12pmReplyFlag
                    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?
                    • Madhatchetloveon July 17 2015, 2:00amReplyFlag
                      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???
                      • Rev.barneybizzleon July 14 2015, 1:23pmReplyFlag
                        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................
                        • hk9733on July 13 2015, 7:44amReplyFlag
                          • Demon_Slayer361on July 11 2015, 4:05pmReplyFlag
                            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.
                            • BarricadeX75on July 12 2015, 4:26pmReplyFlag
                              @Demon_Slayer361 There's something called passive mode that prevents you from taking damage from other players, and from dealing damage to other players.
                          • macthemenon July 11 2015, 7:29amReplyFlag
                            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
                            • TheModdingCaton July 10 2015, 3:41amReplyFlag
                              "Taking Aim at GTA Online Cheaters" -You missed, http://s24.postimg.org/tnpecshw5/edit.jpg
                              • brownboy666on July 8 2015, 6:39pmReplyFlag
                                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
                                • nivedxon July 6 2015, 9:14amReplyFlag
                                  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 ]

                                • TheEpicStefon July 2 2015, 12:09amReplyFlag
                                  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
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