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:

  • Rover_825_SDi15 hours, 9 minutes agoReplyFlag
    Short list of cheaters damned with god mode, teleport, all weapons, spawn million of GTA $ to other players and whatever else:

    The list is short but I am 100% sure about them, I seen with my good eyes and I heard with my big ears.
    • Ilan_p3 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
      ID:Honda1984Civic Cheater !!!! Ban Him!! he giving money to other players Many $$
      • ZephSlyfox3 days, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
        Guys, I think the point of this message board is not to report people, but comment on the actual article. Reporting people here will most likely NOT get anything done, as the Rockstar staff wont really be paying attention to the message board anymore. Report people using the proper avenues - that will give you better results.

        That, and the post comes from many months ago.
        • iamcewl4 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
          i reported someone, he was exploding the whole lobby and i said glitch expoit for report it said something about termination of my accont i may have read it wrong but someone explain this
          • BEBlair4 days, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
            To remove the cheat money, You can do what I did, But I lost my apartments and had to get them back, and now I am broke lol, But it worked, I kept re-buying the 2 most expensive apartments until my money got low, Then I bought the lower cost ones to get rid of the rest, But I calculated it wrong, and I ended up with only garages LOL, I lost my heist apt and my blaine county house. So later I did the Sandy Shores Survival mission a bunch of times so I could buy my old house and my heist apt back. I was lucky they now have storage for cars, Or else I would have lost the cars I have worked hard for. I love my cars! I hope the way I did it is acceptable to rockstar, I would hate to get banned after all the trouble I went through to rid myself of the cheat money. I gained nothing from it, And I actually lost from it. But that does not bother me as long as I do not loose my cars, I can always make money easy doing survival missions. I love survival missions! (I sound like that weird kid from christmas story "I like Santa" lol) The annoying thing is I forgot who the hacker was. I was too busy running.
            • rhindo71319881 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
              i was playing in a in game loby and someone keep spawing money over me i actually tried to run away and it followed me really weird but it was like 14 mil what do i do i dont want to get in trouble i worked hard for all the expensive things i have and also ive put money into it buying online credits from rockstar like $40 so what now do i get banned?
              • mehkawkelz1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                So i was playing gta 5 online and some hacker spawned 3.8 million dollars on my head. I didn't deposit any of it how can i get rid of it? Am i gonna get banned? Rockstar please help me.
                • IVZ_GTA1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                  A couple of cheaters using god mode and other exploits, there PSN user ID are: stefa332 and vvip0987. Please ban these annoying players.
                  • theunknowfreak1 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                    Banned for two weeks for using SINGLEPLAYER FOV and / or getting gifted 4mil cash - I had 500k before I was given loads of money and now I only have 20k, I want my cash back or a refund on the game I bought to have fun on and not get dictated.
                    • monkeh881 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                      someone spawed 80000 money on me, can you guys remove it? this is really annoying , i dont need anything , i can easily do heists and make lot of money
                      • Hacker kept spawning money at me wherever I went, had to leave the game to stop him, what do I do now? How do I get rid of this money? I don't want to get banned because someone else cheats!
                        • OrgasmaDimsum2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                          Hi i'm trying to play GTA5 online and a kid threatening all of us players He is also hacking his name is Piro9234, he is bragging about how he is hacking and you can also tell by the way he is flickering in and out.

                          About over people that cant playing without hacking....

                          • CrispyChicken442 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                            Rockstar seriously needs to do something about these cheaters. This game is becoming unplayable as Hell. Spend some of the billions of dollars you've made to actually protect your game. Every single lobby I join now has some sort of modder/cheater. Lately, I've been getting jokered. It's my character being spawned the same location I'm at, with green hair like the Joker from Batman. This causes my game to crash due to too many NPC's being on screen I can only guess. How is this fun? FIX THIS NOW ROCKSTAR.
                            • EnduringCOD2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                              Can you take the player KillDaMan71 and livingjoseph off for attemp of hacking
                              • I.See.You.2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                                Hey, this is one of the great open world games. As far as old taking advantage of new Players - remember Christmas people flooding in, and remember when you were an 11 level? I was chased, spawn killed, constantly bombarded with death. But I persevered and made it through the baby learning stages, how to stay out of the way of the older players. And learned my tactics. Everyone goes thru this rite of passage, it is why there are crews of people helping out lower level players. Join one. But alas, modders with their console?? And hackers from u tube are making 'fair' play impossible. Out of the last 4 rooms I've been in 3 that had people outright saying they could kill you remotely with fire and rockets, offer cars in styles not of this game, chrome catapillar, wear alien outfits. Other players are asking - hey how can I do that?
                                It is spreading, we followed a god mode in passive, even entered a car he was steeling. He became angry and left, we could have left also... This is becoming common. When you declare your a hack in a public session, who do you think you are talking to?? Many want you to go away, and are working to those ends. See you soon.
                                • Was a hacker on earlier, the player could somehow cling on to me so whenever I spawned or run or drove he was there right next to me at all times, he was also immortal. He/She was then spawning money bags all over so when I spawned or tried to run the money bags where right there all the time. I assume he was doing this to get players banned but there is nothing you can do to avoid the money except disconnect but by that time you have money you didn't want. Before I realised what was going on I had 2.5 million which I want removing from my account.

                                  I don't see how players can be punished for being online and being a victim like this, after all it's not my fault that hackers are able to play so easily.
                                  • CJ_Topspin3 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                    So....I don't want to play GTA Online...I just want to enjoy the single player game.

                                    I don't like how my characters look so...can I skin new clothes? Get a 70s style leisure suit for Trevor?

                                    Or will I be banned from enjoying the single player game I bought?

                                    I want to make an educated purchase.
                                    • Lt_Hill3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                                      What the eff? I got an email saying I was banned. It didn't say why or for how long.I don't use hacks or cheats but I have been in a lobby with hackers and cheaters...Guilty by association now huh?
                                      • Reefer1912 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                                        @Lt_Hill oh well now you can play with hackers till your hearts content m8
                                        enjoy the cheater pool.
                                    • PittDawg3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag

                                      My buddy logged in today and was banned. He has used no mods or trainers. His account may have been hacked because he says there is a second open support ticket( complaint about ban ) under his account from yesterday that he did not make. He was in a public lobby where someone was dropping money and he picked some up unintentionally( said the guy was flood the area around him with it ). So be cautiuos.

                                      IMHO I think this complete B.S. Its not like he got millions and millions of dollars from this hacker and he left immediately when he realised what was going on. You guys were too damn cheap to pony up for dedicated servers and as a result you have no way to find the hackers with "precision".
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