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:

  • vinny2712872 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
    i'm not going to lie, i'm really not that good at this game, i have very little money and i'm only level 81, few weeks ago i entered a server and got repeatedly blown up, just went to a solo and did my own thing, yesterday i was so proud of myself, i got the armored car, did a few heists and started to pimp it out, today someone dropped a bunch of cash on me, i could buy that car a million times over now, i'm not saying that i hate the guy who did it, but why? i was quite happy doing my own thing, everytime i join a new server i get some kind of cheater trying to break the game, think it worked too because i'm now having trouble getting back to online, i don't think banning them is the way to go, i think just stick them all togther in there own servers, let them cheat togther away from the honest players, but use them to fix the issues, watch them, see how they are doing it, and solve that problem, there are game companies that hire people like that who's job it is to break the game so it can be fixed before anyone else does, we all know there are 2 main things players want, money and rp, how about before releasing anymore dlc's that we all have to grind for you fix those problems first
    • mehranmmj2 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
      I meet this person with modded the health and.. id xbox live : [avidskydiver864]
      • MexyMackon April 22 2016, 4:13pmReplyFlag
        Im pissed i was in a session today on xbox 360 and i had just gotten in to the session when i walk outside money is being rained down on me!!??? WTF it literally ruined my game!!! I had just bought shark cards the day prior and was alright with money and now i have 500,000,000 its dumb its ruined my game i want this money removed and if i get banned i promise i will never purchase another of you games. The modders are ruining gta and your letting them. Noones doing anything about it and for me to spend my hard earned money on the game and the shark cards to have someone ruin it because they cant play the game right is bulls**t.
        • BlackThiefGamingon April 12 2016, 10:08amReplyFlag
          Hello. I recently knew someone who was exploiting a glitch which allowed him to play the pacific standard rapidly over and over with no setups, he took advantage of this to make TONS of money. His GT is jordanxboi .
          He was also doing it with HappyWalrus21 or something like that, Although, I am unaware of who the 3/4 persons are however. Hope I helped rid the world of cheaters.
          • lamayneon April 6 2016, 2:25pmReplyFlag
            I meet this person with modded money/hacking the game [Nosl33pgang]
            • Ellova-Raveron March 11 2016, 10:37pmReplyFlag
              Not that you ever read this, As if your game was not get boring enough as it is the few times I try to enjoy it its f**king ruined by people who are mods YET AGAIN !!!! f**k you rockstar, I will never buy anymore of your games, I will do what I have done with EA, DOWNLOAD YOUR BULLs**t UNPROTECTED GAMES FROM PIRATE SOFTWARE SITES, YOU DO NOT DESERVE THE MONEY !!!!!
              • truckerboy21on February 29 2016, 6:43pmReplyFlag
                would be cool if we could upgrade the packer or phantom on ps3 like saints row
                • Fozzy169on February 9 2016, 8:35amReplyFlag
                  Just today around 10 people died simultaneously on the server I was playing. I had no choice but to leave the game due to every time I spawned, everyone blew up, not only does this waste our in game money, it also just frustrates everyone as each time you spawn, you die. Sort it out Rocks tar! !!
                  • SemperFriedon January 19 2016, 9:54pmReplyFlag
                    How or where can we report hackers after they have already left the session? I just had one in #super Sky Ramp# just disappear then show up as winning in 40 seconds which is impossible. During the replay he drove right through me like a lightning bolt and sent me 100's of meters in the air. His tag is DevMasterPro
                    • Khaled7878on January 15 2016, 1:11pmReplyFlag
                      Thay are someone is hacker in ps3 banned him psn: Q_0zzz
                      • NaruzakiNarumitoon January 7 2016, 6:48amReplyFlag
                        Just please Rockstar. I was staying in GTA 5 online , trying to take my car then Boom a gondola spawned into me then I die because someone exploded me then when I spawned outside another gondola spawned and I was traped and gues what ? The hacker appears , lvl 900 and something ( normal -_-) and then he started to spawn another hundred cars .... and money like 50 k . I dont want to be banned again because a --- is hacking and he is doing what he wants , I have proof so if you want the video I will give you . i hate this all cheaters who are doing everything they want in this game .
                        • turtle124on December 30 2015, 6:10pmReplyFlag
                          My account was hacked, and I just bought the game on pc. They used my account as an alt and gave their friends money, can rockstar fix my issue. I don't want to get banned, my dad will say I bought the game for nothing.
                          • adog72on December 27 2015, 2:56pmReplyFlag
                            Ban her I play to have fun not get blamed for blowing up the whole lobby and not to get killed everytime I get spawned ban her. MRS__LOVE__77
                            • ArticOpticon December 26 2015, 10:45pmReplyFlag
                              hi please help someone hack me and took me password and changed it PLEASE HELP ME
                              • speedingclownon December 14 2015, 8:02amReplyFlag
                                Hi my online game keeps crashing after competing hiest missions I'm on x box one can u help me plz thanks
                                • jp_006_killeron December 13 2015, 3:47pmReplyFlag
                                  How long does it take to remove that 'Dunce' flasgged cap?
                                  • BuddyBurrfooton December 6 2015, 6:31pmReplyFlag
                                    if you repeatedly report players YOU WILL BE PUNISHED!!! make no mistake about it.. the best part is if i leave a game/setup/heist with a cheater in it. i get nailed as a "bad sport" how lame is that? this game rewards cheaters and punishes honest players.. I wish I could get my money back.. this is the death of a great franchise.. RIP rockstar..
                                    • DaytonCarCareon November 22 2015, 3:33amReplyFlag
                                      How about listing the real names and addresses of the cheaters linked with the account.
                                      The honest gaming community will do the policing for you. LoL
                                      • bazar6969on November 11 2015, 8:29pmReplyFlag
                                        The Modders are destroying online game playing not only can they do anything they want with there character, but also they can control your gaming experience by either giving you money are completely stopping your character which means you have to log in again hopefully without modders s**tting all over gta5. if Rockstar does not ban these dirty cheaters I want my £45 game purchase back and I think I will have a very strong case against them. SO BAN THE DIRTY MODDERS YOU OWE THEM NOTHING THEY WILL MAKE YOU BANKRUPT? give every genuine player of gta5 their money back.
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