Developer Rockstar Games have confirmed they are addressing the major money exploit in GTA: Online that sees gamers receiving absurd amounts of money in the billions from other gamers.
The exploit has seen gamers award themselves with billions or pass on the cash to other gamers, even putting hefty amounts of cash as bounties causing outright mayhem to ensue!
Rockstar have released a statement letting gamers know they are getting the issue under control and anyone who is known to be hacking will face severe punishment:
In regards to reports of hacking and cheating in Grand Theft Auto Online, we are working on a fix that will remove any GTA$ gained through these blatant exploits, as well as prevent this from happening in the future. We’ll also be taking appropriate measures very soon to punish anyone that we’ve discovered manipulating GTA Online in this manner (as we’ve stated previously, players who have received large sums of GTA$ but not engaged in any game manipulating through exploits can rest assured knowing they have nothing to fear).
If you have been gifted a large sum of money or collected a large bounty and would like to have the money removed from your account immediately, you can submit a request to Rockstar Support to have your balance properly adjusted. Otherwise, the money you’ve been gifted will be removed once our upcoming fix is in place.
Furthermore, if you encounter someone who is taking advantage of exploits in your GTA Online session, you can alert us directly by using 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 appreciate the community’s support and understanding as we work to address these issues and apologize for all inconvenience caused.
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