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:

  • mohammed12432 days, 4 hours agoReplyFlag
    dear : rockstar
    this parson is hacker
    he is off my ps3
    this is his id : l-hlop or l-hlob or l-halob
    • BUDBANGER187 keeps messaging me because he's upset over the fact that i shot him down while he's flying around in a jet trying to kill me. He claims I was in a glitch but I was under neath the bridge. I don't understand all the sore loosers that get upset because they get killed once. If I was in a glitch I would have been killing him over and over.
      • CaRnAgE22361 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
        Dear RockStar Games,
        I was playing GTA Online with my friends. One of their friends showed up and said they knew a moder who was gonna do a money drop. My friends and cousin agreed to do the money drop. Their friend said he gotten $137Million in GTA, I do not know who the moder is but please ban the following players on Xbox 360

        xEM Skyfall
        fLyIn FaSt 101

      • xanelf1 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
        a couple days ago I was having some fun driving around with some guys and we stopped we got out and money bags started appearing over my head i was supprised about it after a little bit when i realized what happened i moved to another session i think it was about 200,000 gta$ maybe a little over i have not added it to my bank money i just left it on my character so it wouldn't get mixed together.
        • BlushingZeus5731 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
          I was in a server and I was driving my Insurgent. Then a hacker with his friend -hacker too- came to me with a military helicopter and killed me. I tried many times to kill them with the rocket launcher or with the minigun but nothing happened. They killed me about 10 times until I told them that I will report them. Then one of them gived me about 20mil to not report them. Please Rockstar do something hackers are ruining the game of legitimate people and also with their actions put normal players in danger of getting banned.
          • DaveMcBeard1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
            Dear Rockstar,

            What are you doing about this guy??


            • H4ness1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
              Funny thing is, when u enter sesion and there are 10 players and 3 of them are hackers and 6 other are begging for money.. then u report one, but ye, u can report a player only once in few minutes, gr8. ..not:-O ..pls fix this
              • Rockstar, please fix the system, too many innocent people were being banned
              • ImFacebook2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                Hey rockstar i have a statement and i hope yall can answer me back , i was on GTA online and suddenly a hacker came in and frooze me and took me out of my car and started spawning in money on my head 40k money bags and i made jokes like i wish i had 10 mil about now wink wink but i didnt mean it serisouly and i know the money bag thing sounds fake but i swear its real. I even stated thanks for the money but i dont want it im not dumb enough to get hacked items and get banned for a $60 game i bought
                • fizzledwar1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                  @ImFacebook Basically you asked a hacker to give you cash, then read this, panicked and just reported yourself...
              • Andrei_GP2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                i reported a ton of them . i hope they get banned
                • MilleniumWTF2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                  me at the same problem, my brother take a lot money from cheater, he spent some to buy an osiris and jester, and there is 1 million left, R* u can feel free to take these two car and money away
                  • xSkyRinx3 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                    Rockstar! Fix the mission bug already! I already complete the mission from "Lost MC RIP" it keep saying I Mission Fail BECAUSE Mission over, Even I already follow "Go to the Cemetery" waypoint and kill all the Lost IN FOLLOW !
                    • Hellsing01303 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                      Same here like 4 hackers have spwan money on my head like 2 mil i want them gone i don't want free money rockstar must do something about this s**t
                      • TajyBelly3 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                        There was a modder in my lobby and gave me $18000 can rockstar take it away because I dont wonna get banned
                        • OwenWarner623 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                          Hello by OwenWarner62

                          This Chinese guys !! MrLee527 is exploding everything in the map and everyone dies !! he is about 1314 RP and come on rockstart do something about this !
                          • hi.t.man3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                            so many players use hack tools(god mod, speed hack, teleport, money dropping, terribly weapons and more more more fcking stuffs), please do something or i will give up, that's so hurt R*
                            • Sokan_19193 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                              Dear Rockstar,

                              i found in GTA Online a hacker, called "MrsJunny", hacking like, he is Lvl 1000 and he is shooting faster with shotguns as other are able to do. He is shooting with a shotgun like a gatling gun and kills people with 1 shot, no matter where he is aiming at. So please, punish him.
                              • Yinxs974 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                there 2 hacker:
                                • Dear Rockstar. I was in a session playing with my friend killing people with the new Insurgent and then. Someone came to us via teleporting and kicked us out of the vehicle somehow and all of a sudden theres moneybags spawning on me and my friends.. We were all sad and left the game and the cheater somehow managed to follow us to another session! And i kept getting money and money then i was starting to panic if i would get banned. Same as my friends. So can yiu guys do something to prevent this and try to track the cheaters. Not the victims who get banned for cheaters spawning money on them..
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