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:

  • Turtles24684 hours, 53 minutes agoReplyFlag
    Hello I was playing a grand theft auto 5 freemode and there was a guy in godmode I shot him with 2 tank shots and ran him over and he did not die. Xbox gamertag: CODY2198 thank you
    • Stiggy77716 hours, 47 minutes agoReplyFlag
      i have met 2 god mode players i no the one name is FaUIKn3R he is LV9 please ban this dude i have vidio evidins I have You Tube also im gonna put it on You Tube name is Werner Meyer it the one with army man what hold a dog in hiss arms
      • DarkRanger0251 day, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
        Theres a guy with god mode cheating.His name tag is Enzo25c please ban him he e gota pay alot for what he did to me!!!
        • LoganS.1 day, 14 hours agoReplyFlag
          T0XY760 uses 'God Mod Glitch' and will kill anyone...... face me without it T0XY760 you coward!!!!
          • Jeemhoppa1 day, 20 hours agoReplyFlag
            Just played for ps 3 some asswipe named rnicholson83 was hacking. I unloaded a minigun on him and 20+ sniper head shots guy took no damage at all. He wasnt in passive mode either because he was shooting back .Way to ruin the game for everyone else you piece of s**t. Hackers are the rEason my friends and i stopped playing back in December
            • WizardRider231 day, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
              This player named Fuzzohoney had a bounty on her and I couldn't kill her with my assault shotgun and minigun even when I shot her in the head multiple times.
              • alphacat141 day, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
                Gta 5
                • alphacat141 day, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
                  On Xbox 360
                  • alphacat141 day, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
                    Rockstar there a guy name piggyxxkiller who is trying to make me lose all my money and he sode I can get more money but made me lose all me expinsive cars I mad
                    • darknight6183 days, 13 hours agoReplyFlag
                      YUNG_KILLER_35S (PS3) is a modder who constantly kills everyone and is invivnzeble and can spawn in boulders
                      • numberFive-3 days, 18 hours agoReplyFlag
                        Madkevin2014 ( ps3 )
                        He is a actual monkey running around with explosive bullets
                        Invisible half the time and he can appear in my apartment and kill me

                        And if that's not good enough he's spawning money somehow

                        Please do something before I quite playing
                        • celeste243 days, 20 hours agoReplyFlag
                          INFAMOUS_CMC is a modder i was in a session and this guy gonzalo214607609 told everyone to kill me and he told the modder INFAMOUS_CMC to do the worst thing he can to me so he made me not be able to move while everyone was killing me and he also gives out money to everyone, he can get a jet and turn it into a ufo, he can go inside anyones car and change the color, he can teleport across the map, he does meteors falling from the sky, and he gives out weapons that are not online like a ball , tazzing gun , etc. NancyTheBeast15 , classifiedstuff , gonzalo214607609 were all in the session killing me and recieving things from the modder like guns that were tazzing me
                          • Bak58er4 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
                            Its a good thing rockstar the coolist correct me of my spelling gaming company of them going to online sessions my spelling to ban cheaters or hackers
                            • AppleGamerz1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                              I LOVE U ROCKSTARS !!!!!!!
                              • CHAOS.692 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                                This player AMTTEAMXNET from PS3 made a UFO spawn on me and he teleported from across the map to my location, and killed me; plus he took most of my ammo away. His K/D was 26.00, just keep an eye that guy
                                • GamezFreakHD2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                                  Just saying, Rockstar you should be focusing on the players that are "Hacking" The money glitch is an exploit in the game caused by you.. it's not giving anyone an unfair advantage to another player. You steer people to do these type of exploits in the game when you make it so HARD to revive money in the game. NO I DO NOT DO THESE GLITCHES but, I am NOT against people doing them cause I see why they engage in the act. You should not punish the players for glitches.. You should punish the players that "HACK" That is an unfair advantage! About 70% of the community do the money glitches.. And they are CONSTANTLY posted all over the internet. So, what? Are you going to punish a majority of the community cause of your exploit? That is unfair to those players. And don't you think it's quite harsh that you Permanently banning a player for getting money in the game and the players that hack are Scott free? GLITCHING IS NOT GIVING AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE! They are just using them to buy the things that they want cause you make it so HARD to make money and buy anything in the game! That is your fault. Just patch what you find and move on to bring better things into the game. It's just money? No need to strongly focus on this issue. But, It's a good thing that you pay attention that what happens on your game. I thank you for that! And I love GTA V and you Rockstar, I just felt that I needed to say something about your POST. (: thank you for making my favorite gaming Experience!
                                  • Syai_Mal2 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                                    sorry mistake, he can use the same gun on* foot while in a car
                                    • Syai_Mal2 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                                      i found a hacker that can use any type of gun of foot while driving a car. i want to report him but i don't know what the words mean please help
                                      • BunchofCreeperZ2 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                                        I'm looking here because recently, a guy got mad at me for killing him, and he decided to tell his friends to all report me. I'm really hoping that I don't get banned or something. This is total abuse of the report feature.
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