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:

  • JGood213 days, 2 hours agoReplyFlag
    Rockstar Games, please investigate this Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grand-Theft-Auto-V/610188375782456?sk=timeline

    They offer links for money and RP generators. I tried reporting the page to Facebook but it doesn't break any rules accpet for spam/scam.
    • kaapeli281 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
      One guy named AroxMoDz on ps3 is a hacker. please ban him.
    • My son plays gtav n someone that already has gotten banned from ps3 is back he got banned for hacking n I guess bought a new ps3 now is hacking again name fordydee crew name black hoods ban again he's finding him in every session and molding blowing him up doing fire thing not allowing him to use guns and all sorts of things he already got banned from psn now he's at it again please help him. Respond to my email address if dealt with sevensayz@myself.com thank you
      • DinanOmeron November 13 2014, 9:53amReplyFlag
        LOOK AT THIS USER ON GTAO... im so tierd of all that cheating, i did kopi he's account fro youtube..

        He's user link on youtube is: http://youtu.be/-po9wjk8bW4
        • Aceboy100on November 9 2014, 9:19pmReplyFlag
          Domislive is doing money glitches. The platform he uses is xbox. Proof is twitch.tv/domislive and youtube.com/domislive
          • CandyGirlVideoon November 10 2014, 8:10pmReplyFlag
            @Aceboy100 They wont do anything about it here, you need to file a proper report by following the instructions in this article (you'll need to copy and paste this link into your browser):

        • dylan1435on November 8 2014, 2:33amReplyFlag
          BulletNipz420x on xbox 360 is teleporting and killing me in fighter jets please remove this person quick I am still in a lobby with this person
          • Anthony66125on November 7 2014, 4:10pmReplyFlag
            Bonjour ! Je suis français est il y a 2 joueurs qui trichent ! Ils sont Invincible et tire avec des pistolets automatiques explosifs ! Pouvez-vous faire quelque chose ? J'ai noté leurs noms ce sont nienie952sang & BeezyNasteur allez-vous faire quelque chose les admins ?
            • CandyGirlVideoon November 6 2014, 4:20amReplyFlag
              Instead of posting users here that cheat, the best thing to do is to report them directly to Rockstar by following the instructions in this article...


              Thankfully the Xbox One and PS4 have in-game DVRs, so now recording cheaters and providing Rockstar with the concrete proof they need to ban these people will be very easy.
            • flannelman37on November 3 2014, 10:53pmReplyFlag
              rtp_ctrl had a bounty on hm/her and was taking dozens of bullets from 2 or more people and was not taking damage. Happened just a few minutes ago. PS3 froze when I tried reporting them... probably unrelated.
              • MJV-13on October 31 2014, 11:24pmReplyFlag
                ItzHarleyx is a player u can't kill
                • riggyrigpigon October 30 2014, 11:18pmReplyFlag
                  Zz-_-GABRY-_-zZ is another player cheating that you cant kill
                  • evilFrOsTBiTeon October 25 2014, 4:00amReplyFlag
                    Has anyone seen some people fly with cars, like planes, because i saw 2 today nd their names are (RussianSpy NOOB) and (Fox Racer185) in xbox 360
                    • OrthoPox-13on October 24 2014, 11:00amReplyFlag
                      Found one on GTAV Online on PS3 called jackefc222 using godhack or something. Could not kill him with any form of weapon, grenade, bomb or even a tank gun - so I had to literally park the Tank ON TOP OF HIS SORRY BRAIN to kill him. Please ban this hacker... and I heard the entire session hate him, he called everyone a fa**ot. Me included.

                      So yeah, his PSN name is jackefc222, ban the haxer. Until then, I'll park my tank on him to prevent him from cheating,
                      • faststaffyon October 22 2014, 1:37amReplyFlag
                        hey I found a dude using I guess a god cheat or mod. His xbox name is mugshot994
                        • Linkan12on October 21 2014, 8:34amReplyFlag
                          can you get banned if you have a modded controll on gta v online?

                          • Charbel6767on October 20 2014, 6:09pmReplyFlag
                            witchy34uk using god mod on ps3 ban him
                            • olejakopon October 20 2014, 10:54amReplyFlag
                              Found a cheater. Damy_nl, he is suddenly immortal.
                              • MadPistolPeeton October 20 2014, 10:20amReplyFlag
                                I found one using god-mode in GTA V online PS3 acc: BENN-HARRISS
                                • dylan1435on October 19 2014, 5:45amReplyFlag
                                  ter is a cheater in my lobby his gamertag is WithyBog92383
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