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access_time January 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM in News by Charlie Grammer

Rockstar aims to shut down GTA Online cheaters

Rockstar to crack down on GTA Online cheaters.

Rockstar to crack down on GTA Online cheaters.

Some gamers, particularly those who play Grand Theft Auto Online, may be aware of the money hacking that is taking place in Los Santos. This has reportedly caused gamers to force giant sums of unasked-for cash on others.

This may sound nice, but having so much in your gaming bank account that you can easily buy everything you ever wanted and still have a ton of cash left over isn’t exactly what many gamers prefer. Gamers have complained about this, and Rockstar issued a comment today that makes it sound like they’re going to start bringing the hammer down.

Said Rockstar, “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.”

They go on to assure players that, “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 will be able to keep any items you currently own,”

But what about those that did engage in cheating? “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,” they state.

Thanks, Kotaku.


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