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:

  • Ponki777rock5 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
    I also saw a player who was having bounty on him but i wasn't able to kill him because he was in passive. How the hell can anyone go to passive when he have bounty on him
  • Ponki777rock5 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
    I still see many players having the money they glitched. Why are they npt taken care of????
    • OGLuciat6 days, 8 hours agoReplyFlag
      Rockstar you need to fix the first person shooter glitch and there's people in passive mode shooting guns and the god mode crap is making my head hurt for Christ sake
    • FreshcupofT1431 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
      JOIN IN,, Needing Members! http://rsg.ms/1b93641
      • JaggenSWE1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
        I'd love for GTA to have some "report cheater" functionality, like for instance the Battlefield Games by DICE. So I could report the idiot that ruined the Freemode event to reach the highest speed in a land vehicle by going 540 kph an instantly ruining a fight that many of us looked forward to.

        Pusher_CZ124, if you read this, I hope you rot in some GTA version of hell. :P
        • Offset_Migos2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
          plz help me rockstar
          • Offset_Migos2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
            rockstar can you please help some modder gave money idk how but i was playing and suddenly i see that i have 30 million on my cash can you help me rockstar i dont wanna get banned
            • BloodOath20082 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
              WTF IS THAT SH*T????
              REPORT HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • BloodOath20082 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag

                GTAG:::::::: _____>>>>>>>>El Chapo Modz
                • kingLyons782 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                  rockstar u gotta put a end to this god mode crap its ridiculous, i can't enjoy the game with the cheating
                  • Ill say nothing
                    • aRBy_56on August 31 2015, 1:17pmReplyFlag
                      Rockstar modders are all over the open sessions giving people money and blowing up everyone and there cars with a push of a button, I`ve been playing for a little over a year. I really work hard at helping low level players learn how to play and have fun doing it. but these hackers or modders are ruining the game, giving people tons of money then they dont care how many time the blow you cars up because they didnt work for the money, im level 234 8 million in my acount and 3 garages full of cars it took alot of work to get there. any way, Sunday 30th aug. a player named ( Big_DJ_killer ) was destroying everyone at the same time. I told him I was going to report him and he left before i could lock on his name in the online report. I always say somthing if people start asking for modders to drop money. I tell them to play missions and even offer to help them but they dont want to work for it. and its almost every night. what would be the best thing to do . Quit Playing? hackers suck.
                      • rich_12ston August 30 2015, 12:40amReplyFlag
                        it is my release date in bad sport and I am not out yet why?
                        • selfishDriftMonkon August 29 2015, 1:28amReplyFlag
                          Oh, along with that, someone also hacked my garage, now everytime i walk in, something blows up next to my elevator creating an invisible wall, if i use the elevator, the doors blow up and my character just sits there dead in the elevator, how can you enjoy a cool game when stuff like this happens?!
                          • selfishDriftMonkon August 29 2015, 1:21amReplyFlag
                            I was playing GTA V this morning, when all of a sudden every single player turned into a walking motel sign with TV's on our heads, i tried changing servers but the objects were still there, some guy said it was a player called XxFUTURISTICCxX, i'm sick and tired of hackers, i thought games were meant for entertainment, apparently you can't have fun these days anymore because problems like this occurs every time i play, please do something about it, maybe BAN THEM??!!
                            • TEXASHUSTLA_CEOon August 26 2015, 2:23amReplyFlag
                              Its to bad Rockstar games is only money hungry. Like they give a s**t about any thing. Why arnt dlc giving eaquly? Oh, last gen has no ram. Cars then? Get a useless jet that costs $10M which is USD $100+. That's made of non real gold. Pay s**t ass money for heist but when you use glitches that they failed to find they can ban you. We will f**k you over like you f**k us over
                              • NEMO_007on August 14 2015, 6:09pmReplyFlag
                                I am really getting frustrated with the amount of players that glitch/ cheat etc. The most recent that I see all the time is, the player becomes ghost-like and can destroy you, yet you have no way of fighting back. Plain and simple, the game isn't fun anymore with these cheating a-holes all over the place. Not quite sure how they are doing it, but I noticed there is a building near the police department, close to the rr tracks that players trying to jump through the wall or whatever. I don't know but those people suck.
                                • Hi_Fat_Alexon August 12 2015, 8:19pmReplyFlag
                                  Juanmagdaleno11613@gamil.com my email any questions i would love to answer
                                  • Hi_Fat_Alexon August 12 2015, 8:16pmReplyFlag
                                    I want to complain that i was banned from gta online i was playing online with my friends a modder told us he could level us up and give us a few million he asked for my account so he could level me up to 200 and give millions i gave it to him soon as he was done i got on saw that he leveled me up gave me 600 million i told my friends that he was a real modder soon as i tried playing with my friends gta online told me i was banned im a 15 year old boy who gave my account to a modder and got banned i will love to give you the modders account name and get unbanned
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