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.

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  • 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:

    http://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201617423
  • evilFrOsTBiTe5 days, 5 hours agoReplyFlag
    Has anyone seen some people fly with cars, like planes, because i saw 2 today nd their names are (RussianSpy NOOB) and (Fox Racer185) in xbox 360
    • OrthoPox-135 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
      Found one on GTAV Online on PS3 called jackefc222 using godhack or something. Could not kill him with any form of weapon, grenade, bomb or even a tank gun - so I had to literally park the Tank ON TOP OF HIS SORRY BRAIN to kill him. Please ban this hacker... and I heard the entire session hate him, he called everyone a fa**ot. Me included.

      So yeah, his PSN name is jackefc222, ban the haxer. Until then, I'll park my tank on him to prevent him from cheating,
      • faststaffy1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
        hey I found a dude using I guess a god cheat or mod. His xbox name is mugshot994
        • Linkan121 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
          can you get banned if you have a modded controll on gta v online?

          • Charbel67671 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
            witchy34uk using god mod on ps3 ban him
            • olejakop1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
              Found a cheater. Damy_nl, he is suddenly immortal.
              • MadPistolPeet1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                I found one using god-mode in GTA V online PS3 acc: BENN-HARRISS
                • dylan14351 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                  ter is a cheater in my lobby his gamertag is WithyBog92383
                  • cristiogalaxy1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                    I found a god mode hacker on ps3 SONofDUGGOONIE
                    • WestCoastWill1 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                      God mode hacker PS3 faranight38
                      • Mert04991 week, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                        hi i found a player by the name of xZayza he was in gods mode killing every player in the game but if we shot at him or hit him they took no damage at all, I recorded him and tried to send but it wouldn't let me please reply if you would like any more information, Thank you

                        • Feka_HUN1 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                          Today I met a cheater called Destruktek. He is into a carport. He achieved a max Wanted level and he is survived this more than 40 minutes and also kill me 30+ times. The radar Show where he is but I never see him and suddenly kill me. The NPC cop also know where he is but not see him and the cop ain't attack him. I gues he use invisible mod. Two times he gone from the radar, the game send a message he is leave the area and i came closer and shoot me down. A ain't know how player enjoy a game if cheating.

                          And also he has a lot of ammo. It possible he bought the ammo not cheating with this. But Who's know.
                          • Today i ran into the God Mode hackers and recorded them in the lobby cheating and ganging up on people their gamer tags are
                            Frista Viking,agnosticmarkee2 and XxDev StrnxX
                            • DANF11_2 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                              What happens if you do a god mode. Glitch but didn't know you did it
                              • TwinPowar2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                                I met a god mode hacker today on PS3, his name is aljanahi_007.
                                Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4HwvnRTe9w
                              • dylan14352 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                                hey the is a hacker on the xbox 360 gamertag Ez JAxSPER if this is resolved now that would be great I am in a game with the hacker right now
                                • Rockstar,
                                  Two girls and I were playing yesterday when a person named "angyspider" (no tag) came in the mission and tried killing everyone which of coarse you can not do. Then he began yelling racial and sexist comments at both girls. The girl told me later that she had met him in a previous session and ignored him. He is somehow stalking her even though he is not on her friends list. He also said he would glitch his way into our crew. Then he left the room before we could report him. I get the feeling he has been banned before and just started a new profile. If possible I would suggest you ban his I.P. Please take this seriously and take appropriate action. For a girl being stalked online is scary.
                                  • KillerSmile663 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                                    There seem to be lots of mods the fools that use them exploit to trap players in their garage which is blooming annoying ,the other day I was in my apartment watching other players in session on the weazle news and when I turned of the TV I found My character was in a car in the garage instead of on the sofa in the apartment , The lift was open instead of door being shut as normal , I drove the car forward but crashed into opposite vehicle as I thought it would ,since it was obvious some idiot was hacking me to be there ,so what benefit was that one as it didn't look like my garage was in a different location as it has been on other times that happened ,so it was duplicated for the hacker ,I could not leave through the garage door ,so just changed session on this occasion. I could hear voices complain that they couldn't get at my character so could have easily reported them at the time but just pee'd off and wanted out ..How many others have had this happen ,being trapped in the garage and what were you doing when it happened ,other times I did try answering an invite to a job text but that time just must be some cheat causing it ..
                                    • Huss3163 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                                      carvolion can shoot underwater with gun and other cheats pleas stop this cheating ---
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