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:

  • Jay2311942 days, 21 hours agoReplyFlag
    Sook_Ma_Plums a hacker in the game keeps latching on to me then killing me and keeping me dying every 2 second and changes my look in to a ball with a hat and its really stressing me and making me very upset i cant have fun with friends without him joining sessions and causing me problems he is even able to kick me out of sessions without anyone else voting on it its causing me so much upset that cant play a game i like without him joining and doing these things to me so could you please ban him from psn on ps3 as im tired of having to move from session to session
    • da4thlord775 days, 13 hours agoReplyFlag
      Why am I banned
      • ban this guy hes doing glitches & modding on ps4 his psn is SiiLeNtt23
        • EK9R061 week agoReplyFlag
          PROxSKILLZ_1 is hacking right now online. He's glitching under the bridge right next to where Lester's building is where you first do your heists and killing anyone that spawns or is nearby. My friends and I spawned right outside Lester's building after completing the final heist and this guy had the cops on him and killed all of us. Please ban him Rockstar! Thank you!
          • Disco_l88881 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
            The cheating is out of control

            • pokeman11221 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
              ban thwarteight45 he is wall breaching and killing me over and over and he following me to any server i go.
              • OpusBravo1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                Ban Opus Enigma he is doing money glitches and now has 2 million
                • asadyadano2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                  Ban amanygames141 he is on rank 8,000 he's a hacker he needs banning he's a big fat cheat
                  • KhanTehleel2 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                    I got given 85 million and I didn't want to receive it but didn't know how to turn that option off. I have now been banned can you unban me?
                    • hello im currently writing because of hackers he keeps blowing me up and spoling my session I couldn't leave the lobby until I switched off my playstation his name on psn: doxalized ive been banned before because I got given money and the real hackers seem to always stay on your servers... hope yous can sort this

                      • hittman2223 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                        You know I have been banned this freaking ridiculous just because some random person gave me money a month ago I'm so pissed if they aren't allowed to give you money then why can you do it. It's a game I mean really... let me back on
                        • heavymetaller3 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                          I just caught on the act a couple of people on Xbox 360.
                          Their names:

                          original obama (Unkillable, and his character was a ALIEN EGG with a WEED PLANT, I have photos)
                          vVx LORD xVv ( Unkillable)
                          Pilot is Gold ( Unkillable, and it's jet was an Alien Spaceship)

                          All of them had the jet and couldn't take it from them. Couldn't destroy them.

                          I reported all of the to Xbox Live for cheating.
                          Please, remove all of them from the servers, thanks
                          • WarCry_873 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                            |xXequalizeXx| (PS3) is a filthy cheater, put several rounds with my heavy shotgun up close, he couldnt die. He uses some kind of godmode and kept spawnkilling me. . The second I spawned I got blown up. Even when I went in passive mode he kept spawnkilling me. I couldnt open start so I could leave the game. Had to turn off PS3 so i finally was able to leave. Please remove him from the servers. He completely ruined my game. People like that shouldnt be allowed to play.
                            • Mohammed_1237073 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                              Please banned this guy he is duplicaten alot of cars the PSN name is: the_amazingwalid
                              • sunde20003 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                                Rockstar please listen there is a hacker on ps4, he has almost unlimited money, his PSN: AdemiiOG.
                                • Prodigyy163 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                                  Some Modder or Hacker put a Arcade Basketball game in front of my garage entrance leading to my apartment. Could you please remove this item and send me a message on The Social club once it's removed. Thank you
                                  • fatefulsaturn823 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                                    @Prodigyy16 That happened to me, too. Got trapped in the elevator, had to kill myself to get out. Later, I came to my garage to switch vehicles and found a dead body and a torched car. That didn't last long, but the arcade game was there for two days--in real time. Seriously uncool.
                                • Maniac101 month, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                  I found what looks like an Exploiter/Cheater i found his name it is GRKN94 and i have also found his Exploit/cheating spot. If you could give him a good talk down about not using exploits to hide his friend with a bounty that would be very much appreciated.
                                  • bikerguy98on February 22 2015, 11:30amReplyFlag
                                    I don't want to make a big deal out of this and take away time from you awesome people who make this game, but a while back my friend got hacked by a hacker who glitched his level to be over 1000. this hacker has been banned now, but he would like to know if you wonderful pple could lower his level back down to 90. His PSN is InTIE_17
                                    • EmoshoSauruson February 22 2015, 11:20amReplyFlag
                                      Hey, I was on GTA5 Online PS3, and I encountered this rude man. He was threatening to hack my account and being verbally abusive to all on the server. When I told him I was going to report him he said he was going to 'band' and hack me. Please remove inbeciles like this from the servers.
                                      His gamertag on PS3 is waleed_michigan Thanks in advance.
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