Rockstar has finally publicly clarified their position when it comes to modding the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V. As far as I’m concerned, it’s good news all around.
Rockstar likes the single player mods. It even harkens back to a classic one from Grand Theft Auto IV. Rockstar says it will never ban users for using single player mods. Its main goal? Protecting online multiplayer.
The word comes from the regular Asked & Answered column on the Rockstar Newswire. Tons of users asked if modding is a bannable offense in Grand Theft Auto V on the PC. Rockstar highlighted two such questions and then provided a response.
“I’m having soo much fun with GTAV on the PC but I just have one question about it, how come you are not allowing mods for it?” – @ClarkMatthew63
“Will I get banned from GTA Online for using a FoV Mod or Oculus Rift mod?” – @Mattophobia
We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV. Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods. Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.