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Rockstar Giving ‘GTA Online’ Players $500,000 GTA$ For Rough Start

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Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer component of Grand Theft Auto V, has been plagued with many technical issues. Many players were even unable to progress past the first loading screen. A recent patch has smoothed things out a bit and Rockstar Games wants to reward players who suffered through the technical issues with a cool $500,000 GTA$ deposited in their GTA Online bank accounts, starting as early as next week.

In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000. We will announce specific dates as soon as possible, but are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week (after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed) with the second installment to happen by the end of the month. For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet.

Here’s a few details on how this will work.

  • You must play or have played Grand Theft Auto Online at any time during the month of October 2013 in order to qualify for the GTA$500,000 deposit in your in-game bank account.
  • Players will first have to install a forthcoming GTAV title update which we expect to happen next week. That title update (1.04) is expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which we’ll be providing this GTA$ stimulus cash to players.
  • Rockstar Games will announce at the Rockstar Newswire when each deposit is made.
  • Each of the two GTA $250,000 deposits will be made by Rockstar and should automatically appear in the in-game GTA Online bank accounts of eligible players. Beyond downloading the forthcoming title update mentioned above, there should not be any additional special action required by eligible players to redeem.

All in all, I think this is a pretty good reward for players who suffered through the rough launch. What do you guys think?? Is this enough or should Rockstar have done more?? Let us know in the comments below.

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