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:

  • ytry123979 hours, 32 minutes agoReplyFlag
    agent fiery on Xbox 360 is getting in modded lobbies for money and modded vehicles every day and with the money he has literally bout everything in the game and he brags about it all the time. I don't care if he does not get banned but can you at least make him restart everything from scratch because what is the point of the game if people like home can get away with that and Rockstar not to care. People like him are what's ruining gta for everyone
    • SuperKiller198512 hours, 50 minutes agoReplyFlag
      Hi, i was playing on line when i see this guy teleporting in mission i was trying to help him, after i hear explosions and he change car color too, i know he use also god mod... please ban him...

      I have Proofs here:


      Cheater name: ALPAQUINO
      • GhostM3kk18 hours, 39 minutes agoReplyFlag
        ban U_KNOW_M3_53 ... he is hacking tones explosive fist punches
        • liamfraleigh1 day, 5 hours agoReplyFlag
          what happens to people right now who are using cheat engine on pc online gta v? they are screwing with the economy as well as decreasing the competetivity of the game!
          • Wocaster4 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
            Cant blame the players for finding glitches. Rockstars fault for not fixing.
            (Banned for buying a game and finding a glitch, stop smoking crack RS)
            • whiltey0534 days, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
              I would like to request that you take a look at "LEXA12345" on PS4. In the deathmatch "Vinewood Kills" they would simply be invincible to all bullet damage. I would be at close range using the Assault Shotgun firing several times and they took no damage at all. However, they were able to kill me within a couple seconds. They finished with 12 kills and 0 deaths. A recording of this situation is available on request.
              I understand that this may be the result of major lag but i highly doubt it.
              Thank you for your time.
              • Tasty_Entrails4 days, 16 hours agoReplyFlag
                I want to report, "DaCutz3", and "MrMcguffin". They kept killing me, and when I fought back, they simply teamed up, and killed me more. The community is detrimental to gaming.
                • shadow0811014 days, 18 hours agoReplyFlag
                  Keggy_77 is giving/recieviving nodded money on ps3 please ban him.
                  • SmokeyErwin6 days, 14 hours agoReplyFlag
                    xXOG_MANEXx is modding
                    • Jdabrov131 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                      Today me and my friend were having fun up at Fort Zancudo with tanks (Our first time) when i noticed somebody with a bounty, as anybody else would I tried to attack him, he was glitching through the floor and me and my friend saw him pop out of the ground, I tried to shoot him and I was dealing no damage and he killed us continuously. His gamertag is dEE_tEE_eFF6969 (PS3) If you could ban him that would be great. Thanks Rockstar!
                      • djmaxbase1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                        If got 8 000 000 mil. from a hacker plzz dont kick my plzz$$
                        • joelwftw1232 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                          ZeroPath2481171 and Skilful Madness have been doing a money glitch and Skilful Madness has a game clip recorded on his account of them doing this I just need to know what will happen as they have been boating about it and they also have been keeping other players cars I need your help to see what you can do as they both have made money what others have to buy.
                          • PMeu2192 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                            There is a guy on PS3 named player21Ad that is a cheater... Please if u can bane him it would be better for all the community. Great Job Rockstar ;)
                            • Ariundalai3 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                              Why am I banned
                              • NATHAN5163 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                                There is a guy that my friend knows and he is a serious nodder he has all the modded cars for example lost slam van, topless Cosco, and even the duke of death. He is a problem and I wish that u guys can ban him as he mods these cars in his gamer tag is GOLDKILLER84 and I am on the Xbox one version of gta
                                • bonds9273 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                                  Please ban omegabetaalpha he is duplicating cars and teaching other people how to do it and to go on youtube to find new glitches and duplications
                                  • Burytook3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                                    I was playing GTA Online on the XB1 and some guy got into my car and drove off with it even though my "Vehicle Access" was set to "No-one". I don't know if he's cheating, but I can't think of any other explanation.
                                    His gamertag on Xbox is M0tt86
                                    • Jay231194on March 24 2015, 3:37pmReplyFlag
                                      Sook_Ma_Plums a hacker in the game keeps latching on to me then killing me and keeping me dying every 2 second and changes my look in to a ball with a hat and its really stressing me and making me very upset i cant have fun with friends without him joining sessions and causing me problems he is even able to kick me out of sessions without anyone else voting on it its causing me so much upset that cant play a game i like without him joining and doing these things to me so could you please ban him from psn on ps3 as im tired of having to move from session to session
                                      • da4thlord77on March 21 2015, 11:29pmReplyFlag
                                        Why am I banned
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