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Taking Aim at GTA Online Cheaters


Update Jan 16 – Please note that today’s maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience.
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.(Updated)
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 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.
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.
Should you ever encounter someone in GTA Online that appears to be taking advantage of exploits in your session, we ask that you alert us directly via the in-game reporting functionality. In the Pause menu, under the Online tab, select Players and scroll to the offending player. From there, select Report and choose Exploits from the violation options.
We're grateful for the community's continued support in dealing with these issues and once again apologize to anyone that has had their Grand Theft Auto Online experience sullied by these exploits that broke the game's natural flow. Please stay tuned for lots more news about GTA Online in the weeks ahead.

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R* K January 16, 2014

We’re happy to report that today’s maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience and understanding, and be aware that you will need to reboot the game in order to regain access.

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Maniac10 February 26, 2015

I found what looks like an Exploiter/Cheater i found his name it is GRKN94 and i have also found his Exploit/cheating spot. If you could give him a good talk down about not using exploits to hide his friend with a bounty that would be very much appreciated.


bikerguy98 February 22, 2015

I don't want to make a big deal out of this and take away time from you awesome people who make this game, but a while back my friend got hacked by a hacker who glitched his level to be over 1000. this hacker has been banned now, but he would like to know if you wonderful pple could lower his level back down to 90. His PSN is InTIE_17


EmoshoSaurus February 22, 2015

Hey, I was on GTA5 Online PS3, and I encountered this rude man. He was threatening to hack my account and being verbally abusive to all on the server. When I told him I was going to report him he said he was going to 'band' and hack me. Please remove inbeciles like this from the servers.
His gamertag on PS3 is waleed_michigan Thanks in advance.


Randybarnstable February 17, 2015

It's still out of many people have low RP bit still seem to have all unlockables.....This is killing the gaming experience.......


II_Th3hawk_III February 16, 2015

i just got confronted by some glitchers their G-TAGs on xbox one are MR master kill TogaedPants0 en Fast x system please resset these guys because they are breaking the game they keep asking for people to join and giving them car etc. thanks in advance for looking over this


elmosworld4321 February 16, 2015

danyytr1 on PS3 has picked up counterfeit money and was wondering if you guys are gonna take my money, (5mil)


closedhunterway February 16, 2015

This guy keeps blowing me up from the other side of the
map he is saying hes a hacker
please help his name is Kevin-Gates-187


MyNameIsShark February 14, 2015

i got a freind his gamertag is GamerJellyHD and he is on ps4 he got free money and stuff please ban him


Staytruesailor February 10, 2015

This used is hacking and was messing with me and 3 of my friends putting things on our characters. I got a giant egg on my head along with my body stuck in a liquor sign and my friend with a pot plant through his body. As funny as it sounds it's not funny at all.

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