Asked & Answered: The Rockstar Editor, GTA Online Updates, PC Mods and More

Posted on May 7 2015, 12:00pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

“The real question is: on what are we going to spend the money from the Heists? (For those who have practically everything)” – vens243
“What’s coming next [for GTA Online]…??” – Nilix
“Will there be more [Heists] added with future updates?” – carl0winer

To vens243 and others who are excited to show off their Heists spoils, beyond the many new vehicles and items that arrived to GTA Online as part of Heists, we are also working on another update coming soon that will feature some very cool new toys for you to enjoy and flaunt with your ill-gotten gains. For now, the screenshot above provides just a glimpse... For those asking for more Heists, please understand that Grand Theft Auto Online Heists were a tremendous undertaking so it’s not the sort of thing where we can easily create and publish additional Heists like other Job modes and missions. We are, however, working on other cool updates for GTA Online that you can expect over the coming months.

“I would like to use [the Rockstar Editor] but I’m on PS4. Hey Rockstar, can you do something please for PS4 players?” – Black_Pawn_01
“When’s [The Lab radio station] coming on next-gen consoles?” – GRUNSKY
“Is [The Lab radio station] ever gonna come out on PS4?” – sn3jku

The Rockstar Editor is an advanced tool requiring additional processing power so it would not be compatible with GTAV on the older systems, but we are currently working on a version tailored for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles – and we hope to release that sometime this summer, or as soon as it is ready. We are also planning to bring The Lab radio station to all four consoles in a forthcoming title update. Please stay tuned for more information.

“Will there be any more updates for [GTA Online] on Xbox 360?” – @ColtsPacersJosh

We want to support the older consoles with new content for as long as we possibly can. As we mentioned previously, we always knew there might be a point where we would reach the technical capacity of what the older generation of consoles can handle as each downloadable update requires additional memory both for assets and for additional scripting.  We have continued to optimize the entire game over time in order to squeeze as much memory as we possibly could out of the last-generation hardware and at some point, continuing to add content for those systems could cause the risk of instability to the game overall. As of now, we are planning on releasing the next big content update for all five systems and we will continue to squeeze as much as we possibly can onto them.

“Why is [Self Radio] not possible on PS3/PS4?” – Destroy_Ger
“How about creating something like that in PS4/3 and Xbox platforms?” – Osprey11
“Can you put this on PS4 or Xbox 1 at least?” – RayzRBlayde1229

The GTAV PC Self Radio experience that plays your personally curated playlist of mp3s in the game as a fully featured and properly integrated radio station just wouldn’t technically be possible on the consoles as it requires more than the consoles allow at this time.

“I’m having soo much fun with GTAV on the PC but I just have one question about it, how come you are not allowing mods for it?” - @ClarkMatthew63
“Will I get banned from GTA Online for using a FoV Mod or Oculus Rift mod?” - @Mattophobia

We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV.  Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods. Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.

“We want to play GTAV with joystick. Will you add joystick support for PC? There is a huge difference between gamepad and JS.” – @eniyikotuadam
“Just wondering if there’s a possibility of including joystick support for GTAV in any upcoming patches or updates?” – received via Mouthoff
“Rockstar friends, GTAV PC version would be significantly enhanced if players could use their steering wheels.” – received via Mouthoff

Thank you for the feedback! We understand that many PC players out there would like to see enhanced peripheral support for specialized controllers such as flight sim joysticks and steering wheels. No promises, but it is something we are investigating to see if possible in a future update.

“Can I play GTAV on my Mac?” – received via Mouthoff
“Why this game isn’t [available for] Mac?” – Jaalloav

While GTAV isn’t technically released for Mac, you can actually play the PC version on a Mac by running Windows 7 or 8 through Boot Camp. You can find instructions along with some other requirements over at Rockstar Support.

“Hi Rockstar! Please report these guys on YouTube who destroy your game. Look at all the cheats they promote in their videos… I’d be grateful for answers on what you plan to do with about this?” – Aleek94
“Okay, so I've let this slip under the carpet, but now I'm really starting to get pissed off with the whole situation. I can accept people grinding Capture or Rooftop Rumble, what I can't get over is the amount of people doing money and RP glitches, and the YouTubers who are feeding the community with them... I suggest you take action on the YouTubers who are promoting these glitches… they need dealing with, because they're the ones starting to destroy GTA Online...” – ilewisgta

We are tremendous fans of the vast majority of YouTube content that fans post using footage from our games – everything from original machinima movies to funny gameplay moments to hypnotizing time-lapses and so much more – but we obviously do not support or condone any videos that attempt to instruct people how to cheat their way towards illegitimate RP, counterfeit GTA$, duping vehicles without having earned them and other things along those lines that compromise the fairness of the game’s ranking and economy systems. We have a long-standing policy on posting copyrighted Rockstar Games material over at the Rockstar Support website, and to make things clearer on this front, we’ve just added a bulletpoint about this particular type of content there. Just like our other long-standing rules about not posting pre-release leaked footage, spoilers or entire in-game television content episodes – anyone who posts videos that encourage and promote ways to cheat your way towards gaining illegitimate RP or counterfeit in-game money or duplicating in-game items without having earned them may have their videos flagged for takedown with YouTube. Thank you again to everyone in the community (and especially the hardworking and creative GTA YouTube community!) for helping to bring this matter to our attention. Thanks also to everyone in the community for your ongoing efforts since the launch of GTA Online in reporting glitches, bugs and exploits to us via the Support website – it’s invaluable information that helps inform fixes in Title Updates and via dynamic tuning to help keep GTA Online as fair as possible for everyone.

“Are you guys doing anything to fix godmode/invisibility and unlimited ammo [in GTA Online]?” - @TacticalTaco5

Absolutely. We have always taken this issue very seriously and have people dedicated to addressing these problems when they arise. Unfortunately even a tiny minority of people cheating can have a negative impact on a larger population. In addition, solving this problem requires a different approach on each platform. We have been regularly rolling out fixes for specific exploits and tools to enable us to combat cheating with each patch and we are going to continue to do so. While it’s unrealistic to say we can solve the problem of cheating forever and for everyone, we believe we are making significant progress on this issue and we will continue to work aggressively to stop these griefers in their tracks as best we can.

Asked & Answered is a special feature here at the Rockstar Newswire rounding up a selection of popular frequently asked questions with official responses from Rockstar. Have another question for us? Feel free to send it to our attention at where we can have a look for consideration in an upcoming edition. As a reminder, if you have suggestions specific to GTA Online, you can send them to and if you have a technical customer support question of any sort, please visit​ and consult our knowledge base to find help.

  • R* Xon May 12 2015, 12:23pmFlag
    Hi all, thanks again to the entire community for your great questions and for your support as always!

    We know there’s many other questions some of you have, so as a reminder you can feel free to hit us up at the following feedback addresses and places: for wishlists and feedback on things you’d most like to see in GTA Online. We actively track incoming player suggestions there for consideration.

    If you are experiencing any sort of technical issue whatsover, the place to find help is or via Twitter at You can also see current online server status information always at this Support page:

    And you can email for general inquiries and feedback – we can’t always provide an answer to all questions there especially on anything that hasn’t been announced previously, but we’re always interested to have a look at what you have to say.
  • Xanderdoo2 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
    Exactly rockstar should add mods for Xbox one and PlayStation four. Then, they should askr Microsoft and Sony for their approval from them to please allow mods for Grand theft auto five. There are some mods I would like to play as , Such as the Batman mod, the Superman mod , The flash mod, The tsunami mod, and all the other mods for GTA five.

    • Chaz6560_Modzon September 24 2016, 9:07pmReplyFlag
      Dear Rockstar, will you ever release the availability to install gta 5 mods on consoles? Many of us console gamers are extremely annoyed at the fact that we can not play as a cop in gta 5! It also means we have to buy a pc just to be able to install mods, which I think is very silly. I mean if u can do it for pc, then u can surely do it for console. We beg of you to add this feature, gta 5 on console will become more popular than it already is.
      • dgggllddddon September 24 2016, 9:07amReplyFlag
        Now what I never open plug Ends GTA5 online you give me what I blockade which has 14 million if you put my money inside me break summit not to wash white broken

        I gave them letters u do not wash my money
        • Judy-Black-085on September 19 2016, 1:38pmReplyFlag
        • Stancesuppor500kon September 1 2016, 10:40pmReplyFlag
          Hey rockstar when are we going to get stance and camber kits and stretch rims for are cars cause alot of people made awsome videos about thm an i really want to see tht cause i bet its going to sky rocket high like wow and Can we get a stance update this year or 2017 please please make it happen Thanks.
          • PrivateMonster51on September 1 2016, 8:38pmReplyFlag
            Update for xbox360 for ceo coming update and new cars not risk the game delete all pack for xbox360 beacuse new packs felony ceo pack thank you
            • oOo-CAIN-DOG-oOoon August 24 2016, 10:02pmReplyFlag
              Hi rockstar, is there a official realise date for CEO updates on ps3?
            • Henell127on August 17 2016, 3:53pmReplyFlag
              I have two questions about the controller emulator software called x360ce. Since my steering wheel that i have (Thrustmaster Ferrari Red Legend Edition) doesn't get recognized by windows itself i have to use external programs to get it to work. The program basically inserts 2 .dll files in to the games own files so the game detects the wheel as a working controller. So my questions are will i get in trouble for using it in Online since it affects only me? Will there be consequences from using it like a ban or something on those lines?
              • parham.khafanon July 27 2016, 2:40amReplyFlag
       does the car mods work??? and in which consols can we use car mods( reall cars ) pc?ps4?xbox??
                • Palurdito24on July 23 2016, 9:54pmReplyFlag
                  Rockstar porque no ponen algo mas aunqueseapara old gen?, ya se que podremos disfrutar nuevos dlcs ni primera persona, ni editor rockstar pero algo que por lo menos sea compatible,como las luces de neon
                • xRoyalxHype713xon July 20 2016, 6:00pmReplyFlag
                  Can I transfer my online character to use in (director mode only) and still use mods?
                  • CommanderTFSAS7on July 10 2016, 4:07amReplyFlag
                    Dear Rockstar today is my birthday im want to know if they ang plans for Army the,me Dlc coming soon and i would for my birthday Army colthes on GTA 5 online and really want see real Army gear in GTA online and that could also get money on GTA 5 online for my birthday s well i kow very busy i hope see that you bring Army Theme Dlc to GTA 5 online with new weapons gear better bullet poor Armor and new LAV tanks and trucks and many more i hope you see this From \CommanderTFSAS7
                  • Chiraq_Boy_312on July 6 2016, 12:34amReplyFlag
                    hey rockstar i got a question, do u guys ban online modders on gta v? do u guys not care about old gen?
                    • TicketedLawyeron July 3 2016, 11:45amReplyFlag
                      Hey Rockstar! We have consoles, I have PS3 , we are playing on thoose consoles because they give us lots of FPS. But to take this FPS in PC with this graphics quality, we have to spend over 4000 Dolars. We don' wanted to spend over 4000 Dolars, so we bought PS3. I think PS3 has enough memory to get new updates. And if it doesn't have enough memory, give us the new cars! Please , we all know you can take new cars like GROTTI X80 PROTO to PS3. Yours sincerely, TicketedLawyer.
                      • Domsterpotatoon August 5 2016, 12:51pmReplyFlag
                        "A lot of FPS" lol 30 fps on low graphics you absolute idiot you can get a PC for like 400 that runs gta 5 on high graphics 60 fps
                    • CroppedBee94497on July 3 2016, 12:56amReplyFlag
                      hi rockstargames on one of the most amazing games that you made I want to give you some good tip and fixers 1 fix servers I been doing ceo missions and getting my warehouse full then I go back to storymode so it could save come back to online and nothings there.2 plzzzzzzzzzz bring back the armored money truck its really good for money and roleplaying youtubes love to roleplay and take snapmatics so plz bring back the armored money truck 3 You now in story mode how you can go into the police station and all the fleccers banks but in online you can not as a machined in the privlies tip its good for snapmatices and let us fly through the aii building again. whish you will read this the will make gta online experience better
                      • captainsamilockon July 1 2016, 7:21pmReplyFlag
                        When ia the gta 5 udate for xbox 360 coming out
                      • joelmiller8007on June 26 2016, 3:33pmReplyFlag
                        my gta5 crash on ps4 and I lost all my crate in my 16 ware house
                        • NwAHomiezon June 15 2016, 10:07pmReplyFlag
                          I have 1question can u do rockstar editor on ps3
                          • hardsnioerzzzz1on June 15 2016, 1:24pmReplyFlag
                            Rock star services can you fixes my ps3 I got banned Plssss thank you
                            • D.V.L.Aon June 22 2016, 11:50amReplyFlag
                              @hardsnioerzzzz1 don't bother asking, the R* system don't ban you without a have either cheated, exploited the game, use in-game glitches or you accepted loads of money for the modding get over it
                            • ToNnY_Gon June 25 2016, 5:17pmReplyFlag
                              @D.V.L.A than what is the reason ?
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