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Rockstar will gift all GTA Online players with $500,000 worth of in-game cash as compensation for the problems the game has faced since launch.

In order to receive the money, players must play or have played GTA Online at any time during October and download a forthcoming title update. Two deposits of $250,000 will then be posted into players accounts over the course of the month; one by the end of next week and the other by the end of the month.

By the sounds of things, however, Rockstar will not be able to recover any previously lost characters or progress.

"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," Rockstar said in an update provided to

GTA Online has suffered from a host of technical issues following its launch on October 1, including issues causing players to lose characters and the inability to progress beyond the opening tutorial missions.

Both issues are thought to have been fixed in recent title updates.

Source: Rockstar Email Update

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wee_gregor_2003's Avatar


All I want to buy is a heili
Posted 15:50 on 05 November 2013
Clockpunk's Avatar


All I want is to buy that damned lighthouse on the East coast... :-/ that + personal helicopter to hand would make me very happy indeed.
Posted 21:04 on 12 October 2013
Manguy17's Avatar

Manguy17@ Endless

There isnt really much of an economy to the game, no auction house or player trading. and considering that the best vehicles and all but a couple guns are XP locked it wont cause issues of everyone having the best gear from the start.
Posted 20:20 on 12 October 2013
FantasyMeister's Avatar


No complaints here, $500,000 is about a week's income at my play rate so hopefully I'll be able to finally settle down with my own pad. I keep getting close but then get whacked by Mr I Finally Got My Sniper Rifle and am Living out my Clocktower Sniper Fantasy! and the financial penalties on death are quite high, even if you've banked it.
Posted 02:06 on 12 October 2013
Endless's Avatar


So to apologise for one aspect they messed up on, they're going to ruin another (economy) sounds like a bad idea imo. But i'm sure on the surface it will seem like a good idea to players.
Posted 18:44 on 11 October 2013
dav2612's Avatar


Can't complain at free cash since none of the issue have affected me in my one quick visit.
Posted 15:05 on 11 October 2013

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Release Date: 01/10/2013
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
Rating: TBC
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