Developer Rockstar may be cracking down on “Grand Theft Auto Online” money glitchers. Though using cheats is a favorite pastime of many “Grand Theft Auto” players, the New York City-based company is banning users who exploit the game from accessing the open-world adventure title.
YouTube user DomisLive discussed these violations in a recent video, saying many well-known Youtubers who play the game have been banned, including user Sir Weed, who has nearly 40 thousands subscribers and regularly posts clips about “GTA Online” cheats and glitches.
Some users are even reporting that Rockstar employees are going online and posing as regular players to catch those cheating the game.
In January this year, Rockstar also took an aggressive initiative against “Grand Theft Auto Online” glitchers. The developer announced that any players who are caught taking advantage of “Grand Theft Auto V’s” online mode by creating and doling out large amounts of in-game cash would be placed in an “isolated cheater pool” with others or eventually banned from the game completely.
“Those who actively engaged in cheating and exploiting the game in this manner will, however, be subject to in-game penalties at our discretion,” the developer said on its website. “This may include being placed in isolated cheater pools or banned from GTA Online altogether.”
Rockstar also warned active players to keep an eye out for any type of unwarranted activity. The company gave gamers clear instructions on how to deal with in-game cheaters: “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.”
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