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:

  • Brandon0022614 hours, 50 minutes agoReplyFlag
    i got a hacker Castro-Kid210 banned him for good
    • baggyshark017 hours, 37 minutes agoReplyFlag
      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...
      • tyrantsaint1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
        WindyCityAssassi is exploiting a money glitch. I was keeping an eye on him/her in passive mode after confessing that he was glitching money, running back and forth from the Eclipse housing to the nearest custom shop multiple times. That is WindyCityAssassi
      • KiloTrayHustler2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
        Please listen, I was recently on GTA Online and found a hacker! He has unlimited health and when he entered his Vehical he could change different colors like Crome to rainbow paint. His online ID is Me3killas549 and Mw3killas549 please investage him
        • KILL5WITCH3 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
          EB-MC2 is cheating. He's spamming rat loaders out of his garage and selling them to the mechanic. I have video proof he is doing this and a confession. Please penalize him. Thank you.
          • GAMERARMY0073 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
            Hey this guy has a mod menu he told me on PS3 his PSN MoneyJunkey11 he is using a mod menu after patch 1.20 Ban him he gave his friends over 10 mill n put ufo's on my characters heads
            • catman420c3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
              Ivan_f86 is glitching through the floor in a parking garage and griefing people please punish.
              • Brandon00226on January 3 2015, 8:39pmReplyFlag
                hi will you banned progamerdylan for me he is a jerk for me i want him banned
                • WibbleWobble243on December 31 2014, 9:10amReplyFlag
                  lady killer435718 has 20 million coins from hacking with his friend JWO_10 who is also on ps4.( lady killer435718 doesn't have a space in between lady and killer it says it a stars when I tried a second a go)
                  • GTAPlayer1kon December 28 2014, 3:33pmReplyFlag
                    hacker called easymoneyjr2001 on xbox one
                    he hacked hes gta online with like 80 million and level 201
                    • blakey172003on December 23 2014, 9:10amReplyFlag
                      rockstar we r ready for the snow and is it on the 24th of December please say that t is thanks for you help
                      • JGood21on December 14 2014, 3:10pmReplyFlag
                        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.
                        • kaapeli28on December 4 2014, 8:09amReplyFlag
                          One guy named AroxMoDz on ps3 is a hacker. please ban him.
                        • sevensayzon November 17 2014, 12:22pmReplyFlag
                          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.
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