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:

  • KingTyner2 days, 8 hours agoReplyFlag
    hacktool2014 and FRIND-67 are making threats to hack and ban members of my crew. FREND-67 was kicked from my crew and they wont let it go. They base their crew on glitches and hacking... its like, why even buy the game, why even play, wheres the fun in cheating and hiding in wall breaches, then going passive when your finally killed.? smh And how can R* spend so much money on this game, yet ppl have the power to corrupt regular players experience, if they are able to ban me then this game isnt worth playing anymore, get some control of these hackers who ruin the game.
    • Andyiglesias12 days, 16 hours agoReplyFlag
      I don't which one of these 2 were hackers but they kicked me out of a plane and then kept blowing me up every time I spawned in even when I put myself on passive mode. I sent those guys a message and they said they were using RTM MODD TOOLS . I took a picture of the message too if you would like to see that rockstar. These guys should be banned, here are their psns: HIGH-F1V3-GHOST AND TWELVE-1NCHES

      • GOZYBRAD1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
        • DarkRanger0251 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
          Rockstar i found a super hacker he kills me and burns me,and explore s me using hacks ,plus god mode ,probably haz million in his account please ban this dude he is the first hacker i saw in gta online .His Xbox live account is CamoDEX ban him please i hate beiyng hacked .

          • ABINIZ_JOE1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
            moha-511 this player killing with knife 24 immortal level kills with micro-smg sometimes sometimes
            Console: ps3

            A friend of the player this player HOORSE POOWER-immortal tank threw him and how many times the rockets blew 5 times whereas the head we've shot dead he killed us and the level of our guns, we went from being the game record wiped our weapons back
            Console: ps3
            • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k2tjkr-Bops
              Hackers in the video are XGN R34LKILLA and TTG GAME MASTER
              • GtxCooper2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                Xx-JetsFrench-xX hacker, 2 days ago level 36, now level 121. Time spent in GTA online 2days 13h/ cash $23,006,150/ K/D Ratio 98.00 srs?! http://www.gta5stats.com/players/user/xxjetsfrench-xx
                • DEMONPENGUIN14 and bizzy_bon3e are using the god mode glitch and setting custom bounties. Should have k/d ratio reset because they are just trolling in free mode.
                  • dct20073 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                    I think that players should be banned for life with their IP address for using god mode and invincible car. Also I think that people should not get to come back in with a DUNCE hat, also still using glitches and g mod. so we pay for our internet and the game and xbox live. so they should pay for their mistakes....
                    • dct20073 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                      there is a guy that has a j tag xbox 360. he is using god mode and sexual harassment to my wife who has a profile on gta 5 online. he keeps saying he going to hack and harass me. His name is xTz RGH Account .. He went from a level 400 to 485 in 30 minutes. Can anyone tell me how this keeps happening? How it is allowed to be going on. this issue is supposed to be fixed. its not fair to the community that there are cheaters online that you can not kill. They should be banned also for the invincible car glitch too. So his name is again xTz RGH Account with a J TAG XBOX 360.....
                      • kaorukamiya3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                        Here is youtuber providing people with glitches and money glitches too. this is her channel
                        her PSN gamertag is surfah00 and link to the channel is
                        Please Rockstar , we are trying to help to get rid of these people.
                        • kaorukamiya3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                          Rockstar Team, please we need a fix to this god mod glitch, I dont think is fair you guys have not fix it yet since game release. There is a new one after patch 1.16 that involves the strip club if I am correct. We need you guys to patch it to have a better gta5 gaming community. I was thinking in support you guys with buying sharkcards but I cant if i am gonna keep getting killed by random people using these glitches. Please ban youtubers also, like this guy " Swifterrs" here is the link to his channel
                          He is always posting glitches for invincibility and money. Ty for your time.
                          • dct20073 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                            @kaorukamiya Yes, I think that the g mod glitch should be fixed also. The ones that return with a dunce cap, and still doing it. We should all come together somehow and have a petition online to do so with these people.
                        • ThatYotaGuy3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                          So many god mode glitches. I'm pretty much done with this game. This is just too ridiculous. The god mode glitch has been around for too long and it's still not fixed. I could write a novel with all the names of the god mode players but what's the point. I highly doubt any of the people mentioned in the comments have been reviewed. And it's sad that reporting people feels useless, I might actually believe that reporting makes a difference if I say the amount of god mode glitches going down but I don't.
                        • MaliciousFiber3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                          First time seeing god mode. Player, TakenEarth35065 using god mode, reported was killing everybody with a knife.
                          • callum0211476784 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                            Can u decrease the damage of the bullpup shotgun, its not fair for people who don't have collectors edition
                            • Jmarster34 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                              xdjgamer psn account god mode
                              • wickedwarrior205on August 19 2014, 6:27pmReplyFlag
                                aalaniz26 has been doing money glitches before the update and had 6 million and it's not fair that he was able to buy all the new jets and more.
                                • dizzy_boyyeon August 18 2014, 1:38amReplyFlag
                                  Psn dc_swag & aliri13 god mode
                                  • ElementaryFMon August 17 2014, 5:35pmReplyFlag
                                    i want to see what rockstar will when on pc with the servers full of hackers...just like gta iv
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