Has money gone missing from your GTA Online account? Rockstar ‘takes aim at cheaters’

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Ever since the game’s awfully rocky start last year, Rockstar Games has demonstrated its commitment to stabilising GTA Online while improving the overall player experience with balance updates, multiple patches and even free content to assuage fans.

This week, and as part of today’s maintenance taking the game offline, Rockstar is getting even more serious about a certain percentage of its GTA Online playerbase who are both knowingly and unwittingly ruining the game for others by “generating and distributing game-breaking amounts of in-game cash,” after an cash exploit was discovered. Writing on the official Rockstar Newswire blog, the team said that they will continue to release patches to negate the impact of the exploit, and will start “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,” Rockstar says. If you “actively engaged in cheating and exploiting,” however, you’ll be “subject to in-game penalties at our discretion.”

“This may include being placed in isolated cheater pools or banned from GTA Online altogether,” warns Rockstar.

The team advises that you alert them to any exploitative behaviour in GTA Online using the in-game reporting tool, accessible from the menu.

Have you benefited from a cash injection in GTA Online recently?

Source: Rockstar Newswire

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