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:

  • H3LLSR3GR3T10 hours, 20 minutes agoReplyFlag
    My boy was was having some problems with a bully on Psn, the guy kept killing him for no reason. Rockstar people are in this to have fun and some people are out there to ruin it. The guys Psn Way2 (or) twomuchmoney
    • havoc131317 hours, 48 minutes agoReplyFlag
      wingzero83 YOU ARE A PUNK you sit behind a keyboard and run your stupid mouth come on gta online sometime between 12pm-5pm ct my gamertag is b13_PO then ill show you what u are a punk
      • wingzero8315 hours, 7 minutes agoReplyFlag
        @havoc1313 Hey p***y cat so your complaint are not take seriously bij my friend's so stop mailing if you scared to face me shut up then stop dissing you lil s**t ive send you an friend request so we can finish this and proof you A fakking pyssy cat crazy ass my whole crew is laughing and we will record your defeat and putt it on you tube ill give it a proper titel p***y cat destroyed. ..
    • SamLJacksons2 days, 3 hours agoReplyFlag
      Player TehBadassOne repeatedly glitching making himself invisible, and killing inside of garages even after your 1.12 update. Ps3
      • whyhusswhy4 days, 20 hours agoReplyFlag
        This anoying person named Gangster551 keeps killin me exploding my cars!
        And his friend: D-Y-L-A-N
        PLZ! Help me they keep killing me in passive do something Thx
        • RocketC0_0N3 days, 2 hours agoReplyFlag
          @whyhusswhy Agreed they pretend they fixed passive but it hasn't affected anyone. it hasn't affected honest players positively and the cheaters haven't been affected negatively
      • havoc13135 days, 20 hours agoReplyFlag
        ran into another bully called O_NO_UR_DEAD kept killing me for no reason and harassed me till i left #BOOT THE BULLIES
        • I encountered two cheaters online tonight. I only got the gamer-tag of one of them. Please look into WingingGull01, He is a level 192 (which means he has no life, In which case I almost feel sorry for him, just kidding) Both there characters moved extremely fast, and would periodically blink out of the screen and appear somewhere else in an split second. After they claimed the bounty on my head (of which was fair game), they then started harassing me, killed me repeatedly while I was in passive mode by running me over and gunning me down. They did this every time I would re-spawn. If I got into a car, they would shoot out the tires, chase me down and run me over again. Pretty malicious and unfair, and for absolutely no reason. My character is only level 33, and both these guys were well over a 100, so it really wasn't a game afterwards, just me getting killed over and over again, for no real competitive reason.
          • @azeal117 Well it's not cheating with them running you over or blowing you up in a car bit of a flaw with passive mode but to be honest I pretty much hate it and really they need to change the spawn system so you don't spawn like 10-20 feet near them.. would be better to spawn like two blocks down then you have a chance
            but the bit with them moving faster either they got a fast car but I dunno I get some hackers/modders/cheaters whatever you wanna call them most the time as well
          • Uncharted-Girl4 days, 11 hours agoReplyFlag
            @azeal117 Last we encountered a cheat level 666, german guy, crew hacz or something similar. He sent a msg to my friend ' l'm gonna hack yr account'. l shot at his head with the combat mg, he wouldn't die even tho he was 6 ft away from me, obviously he had a invincible cheat, he was carry a golf club and somehow called up an airstrike, l switched to passive mode yet he still killed me whilst l was on foot. He didnt die even tho he was next to me. l managed to get to my apartment and watched him on the tv. He was committing suicide often and everytime he respawned he had different clothes and make up on, 1 time he spawned as a female character. He drove his car at incredible speed, l guess 600mph. He also ran at an incredible speed, guess 100mph. He was calling up airstrikes often somehow using the golf club or baseball bat. l checked his profile and his trophies were few and only gtav trophies, obviously that account was purely for gtav use. Yes l did report him using the ' game bug exploits '. Surely other gtav users must have reported him? if so why hasnt he been banned? hes a level 666, now thats takes months normally to get to that level. So come on Rockstar, get your act together and stop these damn cheats spoiling the game for everyone else. You have a duty to all who pay for your services to protect them from the cheaters!
          • azeal1173 days, 15 hours agoReplyFlag
            @BIOSKELL True, bud, but the guy climbed a tower on my left in a 2 seconds, then he was on my far right 15 seconds later. Given the fact that normally your character doesn't move very fast in game my guess is that he was using some kind of speed mod/cheat. Also on principle those guys were being ---s. Because of their level they would have had a higher health rating (Mine is 25 out of a possible 100 last I checked) and I'm a level 35 now), also they had a superior arsenal. I was clearly no match for them.
        • janisjones1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
          I lost 490,000 $ !!! and there is so much cheaters in game !!!
          • @janisjones sorry to ask this but did you get the money off your friends or get modded cars to sell off your friends or glitched or whatever to get that money cos that might be why it was taken off you cos Rockstar is taking money off people who cheated sorry to say if you didn't then well sorry to hear and hope you get the money back.
        • BIOSKELL1 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
          and again jesus
          Wyldestyle Xbox 360 went invisible D=<
          I saw shooting in this red car park near the maze bank drove in with my tank and no one was there and yet I was getting grenade thrown at me from infront yet no one was there then I explode after like TWO grenades wasn't even burning and then when I die 1 second after saying wasted he pops up on the screen >=(
          • Uncharted-Girl3 days, 10 hours agoReplyFlag
            @BIOSKELL The red carpark is a gltch place. players can get underneath the ground level. you cant see them because they are under you but can see you and shoot and throw grenades or bombs at you. You cant shoot at them.
        • BIOSKELL1 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
          Bloody hell been only three days and I got another one -.-
          BritishBullDogp on Xbox 360 somehow I cant shoot him when Im aiming at him and it doesn't show him in passive mode on the map had that with a few but with this one he was actually shooting while every time I aimed at him couldn't shoot what so ever... sooo what the hell???
          • nazir1231 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
            Richardrappidz doing glitch on ps3 that's his psn can check his profile
            • nazir1231 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
              Can you please band Richardrappidz as he is doing glitches
              • havoc13131 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
              • superOsvaldo1 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                Please ban fairlazzzz707 on PSN, he's done lots of glitches, he would request the hackers to give him money all the time, and somehow he owned a tank at rank 47 please do something
                • logantheloner101 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                  I would like to report a glitcher/exploiter Know as Granty


                  i belive his GamerTag is GrantyYT
                  • BIOSKELL1 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                    I want to report a player on the 360 on GTAV by the name of NATHAN2012uk is a mod cheat as he's firing an RPG like a machine gun or is shooting a machine gun that's shooting out rpg heck he even admitted he was one and laughed when somehow I fall over on the highest building when noting even touched me... Ive had one guy already like this NATHAN sod shooting a rpg like a machine gun can you ban these sods for crying out loud
                    • StewznVander1 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                      Message to all players - please be aware of other players modding the race clock in online races. I've noticed this happening a LOT, lately. When the race begins, take a look at your "elapsed time" clock. If the race begins and your clock says something odd like "740.00" and is running from there, then you have a cheater who is glitching the clock. Afterward, you'll see your finish altered from what you thought it was, to something completely different. Then, all of the RP and cash gets altered, too. Contact Rockstar support if this happens with the time/date/Gamertag and race map information.

                      • badNiko2 weeks agoReplyFlag
                        witnessed a french player put over an 11 million dollar bounty on another player today on ps3
                      • freppe822 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                        sorry but i did not cheat and i gave €100 to playstation cards for in game money and all my money has been removed is there a way to get it back
                        thank you
                        • Haloxl2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                          Alright, so my whole crew has their crew shirts lime green and I'm the only one in the crew who has a white crew shirt. I'm pretty sure this is a bug so does anyone know how to fix this? Please give me suggestions.
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