GTA: Online has had quite a few bumps since it went live back in October, but the 24 hour maintenance from 9 p.m. January 15th to January 16th will help with one of the bigger ones. Recently, some players have been able to game the system and give themselves, and other players, obscene amounts of in game cash.
“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.
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 that 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.”
A large concern stemming from the community was how Rockstar was going to deal with people who accidentally received some of the dirty money, either not by choice or collecting one of the billion dollar bounties that have been put up due to the broken money system. They can rest easy knowing that only the original glitching players will be dealt with and no ban hammer will follow the money trail.
Will this bring you back to GTA: Online or are you still waiting for heists like me?