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Taking Aim at GTA Online Cheaters

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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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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.

If anyone has any further questions on the above article, please check out the following FAQ at the Rockstar Support site:

http://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201617423

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GTA-Zocker1998 April 23, 2014

newbieMODZz is a cheater. He had god mode I can't killed him. He is on PS3

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Linfield April 22, 2014

KABA_1984 ... Sad individual using the invisible cheat.

Why do twats like these insist ruining the game for others ?

Can they not play the game without cheating ? .... go an play Connect 4 or something a bit simpler that uses no brain cells.. !!

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LoonySpangles April 21, 2014

hacker name = ojosenlaespalda
Exploit violation.
I was standing in my garage and in came "ojosenlaespalda" into my garage, with no invite and shot me dead.
This happened about 5 minutes ago.
Reported "ojosenlaespalda" via in game menu - exploit option too.

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AndyProductionz April 20, 2014

Can u guys get xx5673xx banned on ps3 he is modding the game with god mod and exposive bullets i have been in random lobbies with him 5 times and he keeps doing it and annoying people.

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Mattinho666 April 19, 2014

Doing a 4 way madness race today and on the verge of lapping the two douche hounds fair and square and then they vote to kick me on the last lap. Utter farce... But i can't find a way to report them as i joined a random race and they weren't part of my lobby. Is there a way around this as i have an axe to grind? it's not the first time i've been dropped into a race with a group, had 1-2 of them blatantly cheat to let their other friends drive off for an easy win but i find i'm unable to report them for what is clearly griefing.

Seems like a pretty big hole if there is not way to report

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fatbou_420 April 19, 2014

it is at richeareds majistch apt 51

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fatbou_420 April 19, 2014

my house keep on getting takin away for some reason that 253,000 for and it happed 2 time not once

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NELIUS1986 April 19, 2014

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A LEVEL 800 COS THATS THE FIRST TIME I SEE ONE OR A LEVEL 1000???

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wingzero83 April 18, 2014

not for false reports ...

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