Taking Aim at GTA Online Cheaters

Posted on January 16 2014, 7:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Support
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:

  • GTA-Zocker19982 hours, 43 minutes agoReplyFlag
    newbieMODZz is a cheater. He had god mode I can't killed him. He is on PS3
    • Linfield21 hours, 18 minutes agoReplyFlag
      KABA_1984 ... Sad individual using the invisible cheat.

      Why do twats like these insist ruining the game for others ?

      Can they not play the game without cheating ? .... go an play Connect 4 or something a bit simpler that uses no brain cells.. !!
      • hacker name = ojosenlaespalda
        Exploit violation.
        I was standing in my garage and in came "ojosenlaespalda" into my garage, with no invite and shot me dead.
        This happened about 5 minutes ago.
        Reported "ojosenlaespalda" via in game menu - exploit option too.
        • AndyProductionz3 days, 1 hour agoReplyFlag
          Can u guys get xx5673xx banned on ps3 he is modding the game with god mod and exposive bullets i have been in random lobbies with him 5 times and he keeps doing it and annoying people.
          • Mattinho6663 days, 17 hours agoReplyFlag
            Doing a 4 way madness race today and on the verge of lapping the two douche hounds fair and square and then they vote to kick me on the last lap. Utter farce... But i can't find a way to report them as i joined a random race and they weren't part of my lobby. Is there a way around this as i have an axe to grind? it's not the first time i've been dropped into a race with a group, had 1-2 of them blatantly cheat to let their other friends drive off for an easy win but i find i'm unable to report them for what is clearly griefing.

            Seems like a pretty big hole if there is not way to report
            • fatbou_4203 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
              it is at richeareds majistch apt 51
              • fatbou_4203 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
                my house keep on getting takin away for some reason that 253,000 for and it happed 2 time not once
                • NELIUS19864 days, 4 hours agoReplyFlag
                • wingzero834 days, 19 hours agoReplyFlag
                  not for false reports ...
                • havoc13136 days, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
                  wingzero83 ill be on tomorrow i accept your challenge punk but dont cry when i beat yo azz in game remember 12-5pm ct ill be there invite only it will be just u and me BEAT ME IF YOU CAN SURVIVE IF I LET U PUNK
                  • My boy was was having some problems with a bully on Psn, the guy kept killing him for no reason. Rockstar people are in this to have fun and some people are out there to ruin it. The guys Psn Way2 (or) twomuchmoney
                  • SamLJacksons1 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                    Player TehBadassOne repeatedly glitching making himself invisible, and killing inside of garages even after your 1.12 update. Ps3
                    • whyhusswhy1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                      This anoying person named Gangster551 keeps killin me exploding my cars!
                      And his friend: D-Y-L-A-N
                      PLZ! Help me they keep killing me in passive do something Thx
                      • RocketC0_0N1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                        @whyhusswhy Agreed they pretend they fixed passive but it hasn't affected anyone. it hasn't affected honest players positively and the cheaters haven't been affected negatively
                    • havoc13131 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                      ran into another bully called O_NO_UR_DEAD kept killing me for no reason and harassed me till i left #BOOT THE BULLIES
                      • I encountered two cheaters online tonight. I only got the gamer-tag of one of them. Please look into WingingGull01, He is a level 192 (which means he has no life, In which case I almost feel sorry for him, just kidding) Both there characters moved extremely fast, and would periodically blink out of the screen and appear somewhere else in an split second. After they claimed the bounty on my head (of which was fair game), they then started harassing me, killed me repeatedly while I was in passive mode by running me over and gunning me down. They did this every time I would re-spawn. If I got into a car, they would shoot out the tires, chase me down and run me over again. Pretty malicious and unfair, and for absolutely no reason. My character is only level 33, and both these guys were well over a 100, so it really wasn't a game afterwards, just me getting killed over and over again, for no real competitive reason.
                        • @azeal117 Well it's not cheating with them running you over or blowing you up in a car bit of a flaw with passive mode but to be honest I pretty much hate it and really they need to change the spawn system so you don't spawn like 10-20 feet near them.. would be better to spawn like two blocks down then you have a chance
                          but the bit with them moving faster either they got a fast car but I dunno I get some hackers/modders/cheaters whatever you wanna call them most the time as well
                        • Uncharted-Girl1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                          @azeal117 Last we encountered a cheat level 666, german guy, crew hacz or something similar. He sent a msg to my friend ' l'm gonna hack yr account'. l shot at his head with the combat mg, he wouldn't die even tho he was 6 ft away from me, obviously he had a invincible cheat, he was carry a golf club and somehow called up an airstrike, l switched to passive mode yet he still killed me whilst l was on foot. He didnt die even tho he was next to me. l managed to get to my apartment and watched him on the tv. He was committing suicide often and everytime he respawned he had different clothes and make up on, 1 time he spawned as a female character. He drove his car at incredible speed, l guess 600mph. He also ran at an incredible speed, guess 100mph. He was calling up airstrikes often somehow using the golf club or baseball bat. l checked his profile and his trophies were few and only gtav trophies, obviously that account was purely for gtav use. Yes l did report him using the ' game bug exploits '. Surely other gtav users must have reported him? if so why hasnt he been banned? hes a level 666, now thats takes months normally to get to that level. So come on Rockstar, get your act together and stop these damn cheats spoiling the game for everyone else. You have a duty to all who pay for your services to protect them from the cheaters!
                        • azeal1171 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                          @BIOSKELL True, bud, but the guy climbed a tower on my left in a 2 seconds, then he was on my far right 15 seconds later. Given the fact that normally your character doesn't move very fast in game my guess is that he was using some kind of speed mod/cheat. Also on principle those guys were being ---s. Because of their level they would have had a higher health rating (Mine is 25 out of a possible 100 last I checked) and I'm a level 35 now), also they had a superior arsenal. I was clearly no match for them.
                        • BIOSKELL4 days, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
                          @Uncharted-Girl Yeah a friend showed me the glitch you said before and ive had something similar to what you had he got a 9million bounty dunno why I thought yay kill get loads of money.. dunno thought some hack was being nice but he wasn't I shot at him and he wouldn't die but when he shot me I saw the kd between us and I somehow killed him 7 times dunno how as he wasn't going down even got some explosions and threw them at him and he kept flying about like a rag doll kept doing till I ran out of explosions still he didn't die so I took a runner just cant remember the guys name and I got another list to add now and it's gonna be a big one >=/
                      • janisjones2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                        I lost 490,000 $ !!! and there is so much cheaters in game !!!
                        • @janisjones sorry to ask this but did you get the money off your friends or get modded cars to sell off your friends or glitched or whatever to get that money cos that might be why it was taken off you cos Rockstar is taking money off people who cheated sorry to say if you didn't then well sorry to hear and hope you get the money back.
                      • BIOSKELL2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                        and again jesus
                        Wyldestyle Xbox 360 went invisible D=<
                        I saw shooting in this red car park near the maze bank drove in with my tank and no one was there and yet I was getting grenade thrown at me from infront yet no one was there then I explode after like TWO grenades wasn't even burning and then when I die 1 second after saying wasted he pops up on the screen >=(
                        • Uncharted-Girl1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                          @BIOSKELL The red carpark is a gltch place. players can get underneath the ground level. you cant see them because they are under you but can see you and shoot and throw grenades or bombs at you. You cant shoot at them.
                      • BIOSKELL2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                        Bloody hell been only three days and I got another one -.-
                        BritishBullDogp on Xbox 360 somehow I cant shoot him when Im aiming at him and it doesn't show him in passive mode on the map had that with a few but with this one he was actually shooting while every time I aimed at him couldn't shoot what so ever... sooo what the hell???
                        • nazir1232 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                          Richardrappidz doing glitch on ps3 that's his psn can check his profile
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