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:

  • Diablo5443236 days, 20 hours agoReplyFlag
    KTWxxSpeedy sent me a voice message saying he was hosting money modded lobby's in GTA online
  • HeavenlyGangster1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
    Vanpersie-786 used duplication glitch on zentorno and made 350k-500k.
    • KingTyner1 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
      hacktool2014 and FRIND-67 are making threats to hack and ban members of my crew. FREND-67 was kicked from my crew and they wont let it go. They base their crew on glitches and hacking... its like, why even buy the game, why even play, wheres the fun in cheating and hiding in wall breaches, then going passive when your finally killed.? smh And how can R* spend so much money on this game, yet ppl have the power to corrupt regular players experience, if they are able to ban me then this game isnt worth playing anymore, get some control of these hackers who ruin the game.
      • Andyiglesias11 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
        I don't which one of these 2 were hackers but they kicked me out of a plane and then kept blowing me up every time I spawned in even when I put myself on passive mode. I sent those guys a message and they said they were using RTM MODD TOOLS . I took a picture of the message too if you would like to see that rockstar. These guys should be banned, here are their psns: HIGH-F1V3-GHOST AND TWELVE-1NCHES

        • GOZYBRAD2 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
          • DarkRanger0252 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
            Rockstar i found a super hacker he kills me and burns me,and explore s me using hacks ,plus god mode ,probably haz million in his account please ban this dude he is the first hacker i saw in gta online .His Xbox live account is CamoDEX ban him please i hate beiyng hacked .

            • moha-511 this player killing with knife 24 immortal level kills with micro-smg sometimes sometimes
              Console: ps3

              A friend of the player this player HOORSE POOWER-immortal tank threw him and how many times the rockets blew 5 times whereas the head we've shot dead he killed us and the level of our guns, we went from being the game record wiped our weapons back
              Console: ps3
              • JaydenBeam3 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                Hackers in the video are XGN R34LKILLA and TTG GAME MASTER
                • GtxCooper3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                  Xx-JetsFrench-xX hacker, 2 days ago level 36, now level 121. Time spent in GTA online 2days 13h/ cash $23,006,150/ K/D Ratio 98.00 srs?! http://www.gta5stats.com/players/user/xxjetsfrench-xx
                  • bhollis420on August 30 2014, 12:59amReplyFlag
                    DEMONPENGUIN14 and bizzy_bon3e are using the god mode glitch and setting custom bounties. Should have k/d ratio reset because they are just trolling in free mode.
                    • dct2007on August 26 2014, 7:28pmReplyFlag
                      I think that players should be banned for life with their IP address for using god mode and invincible car. Also I think that people should not get to come back in with a DUNCE hat, also still using glitches and g mod. so we pay for our internet and the game and xbox live. so they should pay for their mistakes....
                      • dct2007on August 26 2014, 7:25pmReplyFlag
                        there is a guy that has a j tag xbox 360. he is using god mode and sexual harassment to my wife who has a profile on gta 5 online. he keeps saying he going to hack and harass me. His name is xTz RGH Account .. He went from a level 400 to 485 in 30 minutes. Can anyone tell me how this keeps happening? How it is allowed to be going on. this issue is supposed to be fixed. its not fair to the community that there are cheaters online that you can not kill. They should be banned also for the invincible car glitch too. So his name is again xTz RGH Account with a J TAG XBOX 360.....
                        • kaorukamiyaon August 25 2014, 7:43pmReplyFlag
                          Here is youtuber providing people with glitches and money glitches too. this is her channel
                          her PSN gamertag is surfah00 and link to the channel is
                          Please Rockstar , we are trying to help to get rid of these people.
                          • kaorukamiyaon August 25 2014, 7:23pmReplyFlag
                            Rockstar Team, please we need a fix to this god mod glitch, I dont think is fair you guys have not fix it yet since game release. There is a new one after patch 1.16 that involves the strip club if I am correct. We need you guys to patch it to have a better gta5 gaming community. I was thinking in support you guys with buying sharkcards but I cant if i am gonna keep getting killed by random people using these glitches. Please ban youtubers also, like this guy " Swifterrs" here is the link to his channel
                            He is always posting glitches for invincibility and money. Ty for your time.
                            • dct2007on August 26 2014, 7:32pmReplyFlag
                              @kaorukamiya Yes, I think that the g mod glitch should be fixed also. The ones that return with a dunce cap, and still doing it. We should all come together somehow and have a petition online to do so with these people.
                          • ThatYotaGuyon August 25 2014, 5:59amReplyFlag
                            So many god mode glitches. I'm pretty much done with this game. This is just too ridiculous. The god mode glitch has been around for too long and it's still not fixed. I could write a novel with all the names of the god mode players but what's the point. I highly doubt any of the people mentioned in the comments have been reviewed. And it's sad that reporting people feels useless, I might actually believe that reporting makes a difference if I say the amount of god mode glitches going down but I don't.
                          • MaliciousFiberon August 24 2014, 11:13pmReplyFlag
                            First time seeing god mode. Player, TakenEarth35065 using god mode, reported was killing everybody with a knife.
                            • callum021147678on August 22 2014, 2:01pmReplyFlag
                              Can u decrease the damage of the bullpup shotgun, its not fair for people who don't have collectors edition
                              • Jmarster3on August 22 2014, 4:50amReplyFlag
                                xdjgamer psn account god mode
                                • wickedwarrior205on August 19 2014, 6:27pmReplyFlag
                                  aalaniz26 has been doing money glitches before the update and had 6 million and it's not fair that he was able to buy all the new jets and more.
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