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:

  • hittman2226 hours, 2 minutes 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
    • heavymetaller19 hours, 33 minutes 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 days, 2 hours 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_1237074 days, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
          Please banned this guy he is duplicaten alot of cars the PSN name is: the_amazingwalid
          • sunde20004 days, 13 hours agoReplyFlag
            Rockstar please listen there is a hacker on ps4, he has almost unlimited money, his PSN: AdemiiOG.
            • Prodigyy164 days, 19 hours 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
              • Maniac106 days, 10 hours 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.
                • bikerguy981 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                  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
                  • EmoshoSaurus1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                    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.
                    • Randybarnstable2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                      It's still out of control....to many people have low RP bit still seem to have all unlockables.....This is killing the gaming experience.......
                      • II_Th3hawk_III2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                        i just got confronted by some glitchers their G-TAGs on xbox one are MR master kill TogaedPants0 en Fast x system please resset these guys because they are breaking the game they keep asking for people to join and giving them car etc. thanks in advance for looking over this
                        • elmosworld43212 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                          danyytr1 on PS3 has picked up counterfeit money and was wondering if you guys are gonna take my money, (5mil)
                          • closedhunterway2 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                            This guy keeps blowing me up from the other side of the
                            map he is saying hes a hacker
                            please help his name is Kevin-Gates-187
                            • MyNameIsShark2 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                              i got a freind his gamertag is GamerJellyHD and he is on ps4 he got free money and stuff please ban him
                              • Staytruesailor3 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                                EVILS MAD HACK
                                This used is hacking and was messing with me and 3 of my friends putting things on our characters. I got a giant egg on my head along with my body stuck in a liquor sign and my friend with a pot plant through his body. As funny as it sounds it's not funny at all.
                                • DEEFEZZY3 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag

                                  • SteezyJayy3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                                    can you ban this two guys from gta 5 DOP3_K11a_MDFK and 0_GoM3Zzz they are cheating AND TELLING ME STUFF THAT I DONT LIKE IT
                                    • Brandon00226on January 31 2015, 10:19pmReplyFlag
                                      i got a hacker Castro-Kid210 banned him for good
                                      • baggyshark0on January 31 2015, 7:32pmReplyFlag
                                        I feel cheated i am a level 600 legit player who does not partake in any form of cheating yet i am at the disadvantage over other players as they have unlimited money and health by cheating.They also have fully upgraded custom cars when they have not completed the tasks required to do so(i.e win 44 races per class and be a lv 100)They are routinely creating new accounts daily and bypassing all prerequisite.They are constantly selling glitched cars to make a fortune illegally, they run around in God mode, do glitch rolls ,play with lag switches,do rp exploits to become higher levels, boot players, and steal xbox live gold at that. 10 minutes on youtube and you will see how severe the problems really are. I spend day after day reporting people yet here we are the same problems. Also modders, hackers, cheaters whatever u wanna call them are routinely hiding in glitches destroying personal vehicles and stealing all of my ammo which i have to rebuy at 150000 dollars each time. Modders attack my game constantly bc i call them out daily. Rockstar has terms of service outlining these problems yet they choose to send care packages to known cheaters who have youtube accounts showing glitch and cheat videos. If any1 should get a care package it shouldnt be known cheaters. Any lawyers interested in starting a class action lawsuit? Should honest players continue to have to pay bc rockstar wont clean up the problem? There are many honest players who are fed up who spend there time and money to play this game only to be screwed over at every turn by cheaters and modders. I love this game its how i spend my time but its getting very frustrating and im close to finding a new game even tho i have spent 15 months to build my character, and im still waiting patiently for heists and maybe the day when rockstar cleans up the bullcrap...
                                        • Beyaz_Bayrak6 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
                                          @baggyshark0 Dear baggyshark0, I have read the entire message and I totally agree with you. The same problem used to occur in GTA IV (It still does and they do worse stuff including crashing Random peoples games and systems. They have undetectable cheats which rockstar was not able to stop so far. This also is the reason GTA IV PC Online is dead. If you go to the Custom Match lobby in GTA IV EFLC, you won't be able to find two deathmatches, or a gta race +5 players. And I don't really reckon that Rockstar will be able to even notice the Undetectable Cheaters in GTA V as well. Therefore they won't be able to do much in GTA V either.

                                          Yours Faithfully,
                                        • JPetrucci843 days, 11 hours agoReplyFlag
                                          @baggyshark0 No offense, baggyshark, but how are you level 600 and NOT using RP glitches? It just seems like I've worked my ass off since the game initially came out for PS3 and I'm only level 168. I probably could have 200 by now but I took a small hiatus, and don't do all kinds of Rooftop Rumbles. Just seems shady to me, IMHO.
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