Rockstar EULA Now Prohibits Modding in Grand Theft Auto 5


It seems Rockstar Games have updated their EULA for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 that specifically prohibits modding in the games single-player and multiplayer.

The end-user license agreement is a contract between you and Rockstar, so if you break the rules of the agreement you can see yourself getting permanently banned. The change in the agreement follows the heavy use of modding in the game since its launch for the platform in April.


You agree not to:

[..] reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, display, perform, prepare derivative works based on, or otherwise modify the Software, in whole or in part;

Modding has a rich history within the Grand Theft Auto series, so the brick wall set up by Rockstar hasn’t been meet well by gamers, some taking to sites like Reddit and the Steam support page to share their anger.

Why Rockstar suddenly changed their stance on modding isn’t clear, showing support for its use in the past. It will no doubt have an effect on the game’s PC community, more so now after giving them a taste of the title’s modding capabilities and then snatching them away.

We’ll keep you informed if anything new surfaces.

Do you think modding should be banned in Grand Theft Auto 5? Let us know in the comments below.

Have a few years of freelance journalism under my belt. Enjoy writing and bringing news to gamers around the world.