We can surely all agree that GTA Online has experienced some… issues. Since launching on October 1st there was a strong string of days during which the game was simply unplayable, before suffering from problems like losing the progress that players had achieved in Rockstar Games’ online world.
Most of that is behind us now thanks to the team’s swift response with a swathe of patches, and now as something of a mea culpa Rockstar will be sending $500 000 worth of virtual GTA$ currency to GTA Online players over the next few weeks.
Other than as a ‘thank-you’ to players for weathering the storm, why would we all get such a cash injection? Rockstar writes:
“In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000. We will announce specific dates as soon as possible, but are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week (after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed) with the second installment to happen by the end of the month.”
Bug fixing work on GTA Online continues apace, but in the meantime you can read over how the cash instalments will work:
- You must play or have played Grand Theft Auto Online at any time during the month of October 2013 in order to qualify for the GTA$500,000 deposit in your in-game bank account.
- Players will first have to install a forthcoming GTAV title update which we expect to happen next week. That title update (1.04) is expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which we’ll be providing this GTA$ stimulus cash to players.
- We will announce at the Rockstar Newswire when each deposit is made.
- Each of the two GTA$250,000 deposits will be made by Rockstar and should automatically appear in the in-game GTA Online bank accounts of eligible players. Beyond downloading the forthcoming title update mentioned above, there should not be any additional special action required by eligible players to redeem.
Are you going to be eligible for “a cool” $500 000 in GTA Online bucks? How have your games been going recently?