If you’ve been actively enjoying Grand Theft Auto Online, the free-roaming multiplayer element of GTAV, you’ve probably noticed some of the game-breaking cheats and exploits running rampant lately.
Gamers have found was to exploit bugs in order to generate ridiculous amounts of cash. That virtual inflation has ruined the experience for a lot of cheat-free players, and Rockstar’s taken notice. The studio is performing rounds of updates to get rid of this faux cash.
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.
Innocents will go unpunished, but they’ll be stripped of any fake money as well.
And, really, I love this bit of Rockstar’s steps to eliminate 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’re potentially going to make cheaters play cheaters in their own games. That sounds like a win-win for almost all parties.
Are you one of the cheaters affected by this plan to make the game’s world more legitimate?