The first of two planned GTA$ deposits of $250,000 to GTA Online players will be made early next week, Rockstar has said. It was originally expected to be available this week.

"In regards to questions about the first deposit of GTA$. We're aiming to make the first deposit of $250,000 in all players accounts early next week once we've confirmed that any remaining game progress issues have been fixed for the community in this latest title update," reads an update from Rockstar. "Thanks for understanding and stay tuned to the Newswire for more details."

In order to receive the money, players must play or have played GTA Online at any time during October and downloaded today's title update. The second deposit is expected before the end of the month.

The in-game money is a means of compensation for the problems the game has faced since launch.