Taking Aim at GTA Online Cheaters

Posted on January 16 2014, 7:00am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games, Support
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:

  • wickedwarrior2052 days, 5 hours agoReplyFlag
    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.
    • dizzy_boyye3 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
      Psn dc_swag & aliri13 god mode
      • ElementaryFM4 days, 6 hours agoReplyFlag
        i want to see what rockstar will when on pc with the servers full of hackers...just like gta iv
      • miss-parker-x4 days, 19 hours agoReplyFlag
        • MR.T112784 days, 21 hours agoReplyFlag
          ich finde es gut das ein Cheatern unterwegs sind im spiel!
          • MR.T112784 days, 21 hours agoReplyFlag
            Hallo rockstar.....ich möchte MATRIX23000 der ist für viele Unendlich Geld SOLO Glitch verantwortlich wie das video beweist

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0BQrxRpFwQ <<<<video dazu

            ich spiele gerne und weiss es zu schätz was GTA für die user macht
            • XxRapidFirexX154 days, 21 hours agoReplyFlag
              Rockstar this guy undefeatable12 is modding doing god mod glitches and giving money away
              • LOco56705 days, 2 hours agoReplyFlag
                xXTICxWASTEXx ban this piece of s**t for godmod
                • bhollis4205 days, 2 hours agoReplyFlag
                  God mode glitch gamer tag- MUSTERMIND_GAMER. Deserves to be banned
                  • stimpack_cat5 days, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
                    Reporting god mode in game mod gamer tag is azncrack123lol blew him up three times and shot him numerous times and no damage was done
                    • PITTY3166 days, 4 hours agoReplyFlag
                      i love the game, but its bieng overrun with "godmoders" who cannot be killed because they are glitching. it ruins a hard earned kd, and is making this game less desirable to play.
                      • tetonattori6 days, 17 hours agoReplyFlag
                        This guy named TROYHAZEL23 was using infinite health mods so ban him for good.
                        • hey rockstar, two players killed me and my friend over and over and even though i shot the car with an rpg, they drive on through and my bullets did nothing either so obviously they were using an invincibility glitch of some sort. their gamertags were steelds and KILLA903NSG. look into these two idiots and any others you hear about please, this isn't the first time this happened and it's getting quite annoying and i know other players are really getting irritated about this stupid glitch and the pathetic morons who use it because they can't fight legitimately.
                          • As a player, I experienced both good and bad, I have to admit that I have cheated in the past once the game came out but once ROCKSTAR disabled them I just felt it wasn't worth it. The only thing I understand with these glitches that auto parts and other accessories are way to expensive. In reality, a mask isn't 15k or a broken bottle isn't 4k... At least make us have money in out pockets instead wasting it on nonsense. For those have cheated in the past and have their rank 300 and up, needs to be in separate lobbies unless it's in private lobbies. Anyone over 100 abuses their game by destroying anyone less than 100 rank.

                            The other day, I experienced god mode, I used in private sessions and then moved into a public lobby because I get lonely in a private one and wanted to make friends. Doesn't matter if you mind your own business or not and doesn't fight back, other players automatically kills you. I hate it. I went on god mode so I can mind my own business and I warned whoever attempted to kill me will die. I never drive my personal vehicles in public lobbies because everyone destroys them. I don't cheat to troll others, I cheat to protect myself from others, people say, go on passive mode, well obviously you can still die in passive mode... ROCKSTAR have lobbies that are friendly enough so I'm not always looking behind my shoulder. I paid too much money on the game and shark cards for it to ruin my gaming experience.

                            Also, this morning I experienced a hacker or a possible ROCKSTAR employee hacked my character on a public lobby and trapped me into a shack with my hands behind my head and I'm on my knees. I never seen this before, I couldn't find it on the internet, I wrote ROCKSTAR on twitter for answers. I couldn't
                            Move inside the shack, I had to reset my console to start over. I took a video and pics of it. There's to types of cheaters, people who troll and ruin the game and others who wants to enjoy their experienced without being trolled by others. I'm only talking about god mode.

                            Those were my opinion on where I stand. Don't banned me, because i don't cheat. I warn others to leave me alone or they'll die. That's what they deserve. Not us. Well I'm not those who actually cheat, I just want to have a good clean game.

                            Have lobbies that has no guns or if so, have lobbies without shooting each other! It's bulls**t! Also, if you guys are cracking down on cheaters, what about underage children who plays the games. They're breaking the rules too...
                            • Kenzi151 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                              Two hackers hobo-nation-watn and cececakesss are two annoying hackers who are flying around in got mode hunting players this is getting bloody ridiculouse no one can play unless in passive I have been in passive for hours now icant do anything at 1 point they had all 5 people on a roof in passive mode because they wont leave us aline I have reported them but it seems like nothing is gettin done. Rockstsr if u want people to keep playing I sugest you do something its not fair on the honest players and I think because of them hacking I have a big construction site in the middle of my garage i have turned my computer off and one twice refresh
                              ed and everyhing I cant get rid of it and i cant get my cars out, so please do something about this I paid for this game and I paid for some things for online but u wont be paying anymore unill this problem is resolved
                              • amoggy011 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                Hello can anyone help me I was on a deathmatch with loads of people the deathmatch was on normal so all against all at the end I came first and know this person is saying he's going to report me but for what its a deathmatch? but I haven't done anythink wrong his gamertag is TAYLOR BARKER.
                                • daan07031 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                  Hello Rockstar games. The gta player Mike4124. Using god mode
                                  • Number1Gojifan.1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                                    Dear Rockstar, I found 2 modders who would continouly abuse the mods like invincibility and flying mode to kill anyone who came in there path. They hijacked 2 tanks and used both of these mods besides more to rampage all over Gta 5. The modders usernames are Maton KLK and The-ROUX.
                                    • GtxCooper1 week, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                                      "alexandredu33400" "ivenoceana77xana" " DaFastoshKB4L" users god mode
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