Glitched $GTA Rife in GTA:O, Rockstar Responds to Banning Reports

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For some reason there has been a huge surge in the amount of glitched money now floating around the GTA Online economy. Why it’s also coinciding with this report that Rockstar were banning anyone who received glitched money we don’t know (we have an update on that matter below, by the way), but something’s going on. We’ve even had reports stating that around one third of the GTA Online lobbies people are visiting contain millions of glitched $GTA floating around.

So, what should you do if you receive millions of dollars from a random stranger (or anyone else)? Especially considering previous reports that Rockstar was banning anyone who received glitched cash…

Well, first off, they are not banning you if you simply happen to receive glitched cash from someone. Understandably, this caused quite an uproar when we first reported it. Rockstar has since clarified its stance however, and stated the following:

To keep the gameplay environment as fair as possible for legitimate players, we routinely do sweeps to separate out cheaters and modders, and to reverse any illegitimate transactions. These sweeps are based on in-game automated detection, examination of suspicious gameplay statistics, and also manually-reviewed evidence submitted by the Community. If you were not engaged in any wilful cheating or exploiting yourself, you do not need to worry about getting caught up in our work to separate out cheaters from the rest of the population.

The key words being “if you were not involved in any wilful cheating or exploiting” you do not need to worry. This means that if you receive any glitched $GTA, you should definitely not share it yourself. It looks like there is an automatic “cheater’s pool” trigger that is activated when you share a large amount of $GTA at the end of a job.

We’d also be very interested to know whether you’ve noticed an upsurge in the amount of glitched GTA Online money in the lobbies you’ve been playing. Let us know in the comments below!