The GTA Online maintenance period that took place yesterday by Rockstar was to address cheaters in the game, it has been revealed. The maintenance period was used to remove counterfeit GTA$ from the game’s economy, which was created by a small number of players through an exploit. Those responsible for using the exploit will face tough action, according to Rockstar.
In a blog post, Rockstar had the following to say:
“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.”
“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.”
Rockstar also reminded players about the games built in reporting system, that should be used if you spot anyone cheating in game.