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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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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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havoc1313 April 16, 2014

wingzero83 YOU ARE A PUNK you sit behind a keyboard and run your stupid mouth come on gta online sometime between 12pm-5pm ct my gamertag is b13_PO then ill show you what u are a punk


SamLJacksons April 14, 2014

Player TehBadassOne repeatedly glitching making himself invisible, and killing inside of garages even after your 1.12 update. Ps3


whyhusswhy April 12, 2014

This anoying person named Gangster551 keeps killin me exploding my cars!
And his friend: D-Y-L-A-N
PLZ! Help me they keep killing me in passive do something Thx


havoc1313 April 11, 2014

ran into another bully called O_NO_UR_DEAD kept killing me for no reason and harassed me till i left #BOOT THE BULLIES


azeal117 April 9, 2014

I encountered two cheaters online tonight. I only got the gamer-tag of one of them. Please look into WingingGull01, He is a level 192 (which means he has no life, In which case I almost feel sorry for him, just kidding) Both there characters moved extremely fast, and would periodically blink out of the screen and appear somewhere else in an split second. After they claimed the bounty on my head (of which was fair game), they then started harassing me, killed me repeatedly while I was in passive mode by running me over and gunning me down. They did this every time I would re-spawn. If I got into a car, they would shoot out the tires, chase me down and run me over again. Pretty malicious and unfair, and for absolutely no reason. My character is only level 33, and both these guys were well over a 100, so it really wasn't a game afterwards, just me getting killed over and over again, for no real competitive reason.


janisjones April 8, 2014

I lost 490,000 $ !!! and there is so much cheaters in game !!!


BIOSKELL April 7, 2014

and again jesus
Wyldestyle Xbox 360 went invisible D=<
I saw shooting in this red car park near the maze bank drove in with my tank and no one was there and yet I was getting grenade thrown at me from infront yet no one was there then I explode after like TWO grenades wasn't even burning and then when I die 1 second after saying wasted he pops up on the screen >=(


BIOSKELL April 7, 2014

Bloody hell been only three days and I got another one -.-
BritishBullDogp on Xbox 360 somehow I cant shoot him when Im aiming at him and it doesn't show him in passive mode on the map had that with a few but with this one he was actually shooting while every time I aimed at him couldn't shoot what so ever... sooo what the hell???


nazir123 April 6, 2014

Richardrappidz doing glitch on ps3 that's his psn can check his profile

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