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Hackers are ruining GTA Online on PC

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One of the best things about PC gaming, is the ability to easily tinker around with game code, bending the game to one’s will. It’s also one of the worst things about PC gaming – especially when modified code is used to ruin others’ online gaming experiences. As you’d expect, that’s exactly what’s happening in GTA Online right now.

Don’t get me wrong, of course. Clever clogs do this sort of thing on consoles too, but the relative ease of running game trainers makes PC game an especially volatile hotbed of this sort of nefarious, fun-ruining shenanigans. And they’re certainly ruining the fun of those who want to play the game as Rockstar intended.

Numerous reports suggest that GTA Online is a mess, with modders having introduced all manner of things like indestructible flying cars, modfied physics and guns that shoot bags of money – which obviously destroys GTA Online’s in-game meta-economy. The Rockstar community pages are awash with complaints.

Here’s a video showing some of the hackery in action – but be warned, it’s filled with naughty swears.

Of course, Rockstar’s aware of the issues and is actively banning those who abuse the game’s systems and those who destroy them completely. Problem is, some are apparently being caught in the crossfire. People who’ve collected the money that gets shot at them report being on the receiving end of the banhammer as well.

Reports also suggest that a few who’ve dabbled with the trainers in single player mode have been banned too, suggesting Rockstar’s making no distinction between online and single player hackery. This, I think, is a great time to remind everybody of that simple adage: Don’t be a dick.

Last Updated: May 4, 2015

80 Comments

  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 4, 2015 at 08:40

    Layeth the smackdown on their hacky asses. I honestly don’t understand why people do this. I get messing around with people using the game the way it’s meant to be, yes it can be annoying but it’s generally short-lived inconvenience & you can do something about it in-game too if you really want to. But actively cheating to fuck with others, I just DON’T understand the point of doing that.

    Reply

    • Brady miaau

      May 4, 2015 at 08:41

      Yeah, cheat for your own game, not in others. If you must.

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 4, 2015 at 08:42

      I don’t understand why Rockstar releases games on PC if this is the end result…

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      • Captain JJ the hitched

        May 4, 2015 at 08:42

        Oh snap. Touché

        Reply

      • Ir0nseraph

        May 4, 2015 at 08:43

        Aren’t you playing spot the star wars today , I see yoda ?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 4, 2015 at 08:44

          See up top, also project cars has a stormtrooper XD

          Reply

          • Ir0nseraph

            May 4, 2015 at 08:55

            I spotted that one too , but silent hills seems empty.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 4, 2015 at 08:58

            Normally it’s Darryn and Geoff that photoshops their headers. But sometimes Zoe does as well.

          • Lord Chaos

            May 4, 2015 at 08:59

            *Zoe tries as well

            😛

        • Pariah

          May 4, 2015 at 09:44

          May the 4th be with you, padawan.

          Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 4, 2015 at 08:50

        Because it’s their Destiny?

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      • Jose Michael Cano

        May 25, 2015 at 09:50

        oh shut up n00b, play your games on a weak ass toaster oven …thing…whatever those puss-boxes are called, and leave the real gaming to pc-ers…”look mommy i plugged in my console and it works”….pffft

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 25, 2015 at 09:55

          It toasts!? Where do I stick the bread? Also I have this thing called an opinion and I have this need to share it so deal with it.

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          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 25, 2015 at 09:59

            Silence! You are not allowed an opinion!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 25, 2015 at 10:16

            *Eats untoasted bread 🙁

        • RinceTheElfRoot

          May 25, 2015 at 09:59

          Unlike a PC person who turns on their PC, downloads the latest drivers, updates, realizes it doesn’t like AMD, goes out and buys new hardware, then works?

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          • shambles1980

            May 28, 2015 at 17:41

            works fine on my amd 7870.. no idea why people say it wont work on amd.
            could it be better on amd? Probably.. can i play solid 60fps no issues even recording with fraps on my 7870? yes i can..

          • Gard Bjørnar Østvold

            August 13, 2015 at 11:08

            I’m doing completely fine with my R9 280x….

        • JAO JOAO

          July 9, 2015 at 06:26

          Im sorry jose , but if someone is noob here is you , because you and your little ass pc started playing the game 3 months ago while i played since 2013 in my toasters ,so shut up and respect the other because i playing in my toaster can probably kick your ass . go play with your friends that make cars fly . ridiculous , hacking to get money , ridiculous . PC MASTER DOUCHEBAG THIEF RACE

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          • Jose Michael Cano

            July 9, 2015 at 07:28

            Oh yeah n00bs definitely play with a more accurate gaming mouse and not a clunky controller….and not on the same thing you watch your primitive pre scheduled vlinear ideo programming on lol!!! Dude you use auto aim to play gta ….that’s so weak …lol!!

          • Vortecelite262

            July 17, 2015 at 15:39

            People like you disgust me. Your prolly such an idiot because u get merked by hackers all day and was like oh hahaa!! I killed one, durrr!

          • Med Man

            August 8, 2015 at 03:30

            Prolly isn’t a word. Probably is. The grammar nazi has spoken!

      • Zack

        June 29, 2015 at 09:24

        they didnt want to cause they new this would be ruin. It is still fun you can

        always create a private solo match and find some freinds who will join in the closed servers, invite only and play the game legit btw……

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 29, 2015 at 09:42

          Doing this on the PS4 atm. Not that I have to as there is zero hacking there.

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          • prudhommesinger

            October 8, 2015 at 13:23

            I’ve got news for you… Hacking is rampant on the ps4 as well. You can tell when you see players that are above the 4000 level and as high as 8000… Hacking is the only way to get up to that level. If you see players without level, report them. It’s the only way to get these assholes off and out.

            And by the way… If you were the recipient of illegal money you don’t have to worry about getting banned because there’s nothing you can do about it. You can’t give it back and Rockstar can’t take it back.

    • Admiral Chief

      May 4, 2015 at 08:44

      Pathetic indeed. They are from loser branch of the ForeverSP clan for sure

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 4, 2015 at 08:47

        The worst past is, people how receive money from this hack probably gets banned too.

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    • Matt Morgan

      August 14, 2015 at 10:09

      The point is their mom didn’t hug them enough or their dad didn’t beat the shit out of them enough

      Reply

  2. Admiral Chief

    May 4, 2015 at 08:40

    A heist, we must have

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 4, 2015 at 08:46

      The heist missions are a lot more challenging but fun, especially if you’ve leveled up enough to buy a heavy machine gun and heat seeking rocket launchers.

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      • Sageville

        May 4, 2015 at 11:19

        One day…. *cough*

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 4, 2015 at 11:42

          TONIGHT!

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    • Captain JJ the hitched

      May 4, 2015 at 08:46

      PayDay 2 has better heists. 😀

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        May 4, 2015 at 08:48

        Channeling Yoda, I was. Have this game, I do not

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        • Captain JJ the hitched

          May 4, 2015 at 08:48

          A mistake, I have made.
          Your joke, I see now.

          Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    May 4, 2015 at 08:41

    Yoda! At least players can experience the hacking in 4K resolution.

    Reply

  4. Captain JJ the hitched

    May 4, 2015 at 08:41

    Hackers ruined BF3 for me. I say ban them from Rockstar servers for life.

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 4, 2015 at 08:56

      Agreed.

      And welcome back

      Reply

      • Captain JJ the hitched

        May 4, 2015 at 09:01

        Thanks man. I missed you guys. Even the insults 😉

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          May 4, 2015 at 09:02

          You had time to miss us on your honeymoon??

          Reply

          • Captain JJ the hitched

            May 4, 2015 at 09:05

            I was back for two days. Then I decided to consider other people again ;P

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 4, 2015 at 09:04

          What makes you think we insulted you while you were gone? What kind of people do you think we are? O_o

          Reply

  5. UnholyMunk

    May 4, 2015 at 08:43

    GTA V PC online currently is like what the Matrix would be if it were managed by the ANC instead of machines…

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    • Captain JJ the hitched

      May 4, 2015 at 08:43

      So like SA then, only with less violence and crime.

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      • UnholyMunk

        May 4, 2015 at 08:44

        Yeah, except we don’t get to break the laws of physics in the process 🙁

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        • Captain JJ the hitched

          May 4, 2015 at 08:44

          That does suck.

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    • Capt. Bob of the Blood Ravens

      May 4, 2015 at 08:44

      But then they’d be taking your money not giving it to you.

      EDIT: For security upgrades 🙂

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      • Captain JJ the hitched

        May 4, 2015 at 08:45

        The value of the money will be nothing by the third day after the ANC has taken over anyway.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 4, 2015 at 08:45

      But GTA has electricity…

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      • Dutch Matrix

        May 4, 2015 at 08:46

        Would you cut off electricity to a city/town that has Trevor Philips?

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 4, 2015 at 08:48

          I’d emigrate

          Reply

  6. Peter Pan

    May 4, 2015 at 08:45

    Rockstar have a crap load of cash…they should hire some developers from titles that have strong online gaming experience to develop anti-cheating and anti-hacking systems for the online play. They’ll have the knowledge and experience. I would hate to see GTA Online die with this GTA because they couldn’t get a handle on the problems.

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    • spyvspyaeon

      July 19, 2015 at 03:22

      The math is simple. If there is for example a reward of 1 billion ingame dollars, their server should track, trace and report for crew investigation. If there is some different item dropping inworld object system should apply some few rules according to ingame (IE: where the heck you drop legally an asteroid? or ufo? Or moneybags?). I don’t undertand fully their system, but could this be solved in server side instead of end customer? I confess that I want to drop my account, I am simply tired of opening tickets after tickets, no evolution and things are getting wrosts day after day even

      when the loop is created!! people who ask money on online chat, foruns, etc. And those who drop money and the holycrap ingame and in job/heist cheats and hacks to get the unfair prize. Besides there are tons of KIDS playing GTAV…….. What are they doing about it? NOTHING as far as I notice………..

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  7. Greylingad

    May 4, 2015 at 08:46

    I say ban the bliksems! if you want to cheat, do it in your single player campaign, don’t stuff up everyone elses’ game, they’re there to enjoy it…

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  8. The Illuminaartjie

    May 4, 2015 at 08:50

    This makes The Illuminaartjie cry :'(

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  9. RinceThis

    May 4, 2015 at 08:50

    LULZ. Suck it up game-ruining scum!

    Reply

  10. UnholyMunk

    May 4, 2015 at 08:52

    Why don’t the dev’s implement something like the guys from Serious Sam did with people who copied their games? That massive Scorpion King dude who came and f#cked your day up…. Except replace the scorpion king with Terry Crews who tackles you just about as you’re going to shoot someone or get into a vehicle… Just annoy the hell outta them.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 4, 2015 at 08:53

      I’d laugh my ass off for the TC “bug”

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    • The Illuminaartjie

      May 4, 2015 at 09:03

      ^ THIS!!!

      Reply

  11. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    May 4, 2015 at 09:04

    But guys, PCs are so much better than consoles… mods mods mods mods.. hackzors.

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    • Captain JJ the hitched

      May 4, 2015 at 09:06

      The banana knows what’s up.
      Hide yo kids, hide yo pc’s

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 4, 2015 at 09:13

      Piesang!!!

      Reply

  12. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 4, 2015 at 09:54

    Read as “Watch_Dogs ruing PC” 😛

    Reply

  13. Ross Woofels Mason

    May 4, 2015 at 10:31

    So despite Rockstar saying GTA V wont be moddable people are doing it anyway? lol.

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    • WitWolfy

      May 4, 2015 at 10:38

      Never say never I guess…

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  14. WitWolfy

    May 4, 2015 at 10:36

    And thats why PC gamers cant have nice things…

    Reply

  15. Mikhil

    May 4, 2015 at 10:56

    Had a guy running around the other day, I kid you not….. level 8000, shooting through walls and constantly spawning on top of us. Douche-canoe of note.

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  16. chimera_85

    May 4, 2015 at 11:08

    Obviously cos too many pc gamers are sore losers

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  17. Sageville

    May 4, 2015 at 11:16

    Woah, how unexpected!?!

    Reply

  18. . .

    May 4, 2015 at 21:05

    I’ve actually gone the other way. I have no problems with the mod menus. Gta has become incredibly boring, killed by the micro-economy. I think I’ll go back to Gta4 where mods make the game interesting.

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  19. Adrian

    May 6, 2015 at 11:43

    Wait so people who get caught in the crossfire and money shot at them without their notice will get banned? 🙁 someone came to me and shot me 4 mill instantly…. Of course I spent it lol..

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  20. Ardilez Karmasa

    May 27, 2015 at 12:33

    if i got a lot money from this way..Is Oke ? Or Will Get Banned ?

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  21. Ltfrank Nathan

    June 1, 2015 at 21:38

    its about time hacking games carries a death sentence if caught, im totally fed up with hackers ruining every game i pay good money for, and they just torrent it, hack it, then molest us (literary) surley if someone molested you in real life you would want em banged up, same goes for online i think. maybe now just maybe if there were harsher sentences than just getting banned/make a new account etc people would think twice if they started seeing hackers get 5 years prison for an invincibility hack, if i dont see any changes in the next 2 years or so harsher sentences for hackers then im gunna start cheating like a scrub to, eventually well all be cheating and there be no point in playing at all.

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  22. Ihatehumans

    June 9, 2015 at 21:46

    this is why I hate humans, because shit like this needs to be illegal… hmm hey government hacking is fcking with you too, don’t you want to criminalize this activity??? today they hack games, tomorrow they will hack your secret government computers. this not just a mere inconvenience, this renders the product we purchased inoperable.

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  23. Zack

    June 29, 2015 at 09:23

    the game is pretty much ruin i got to level 30, with hard work, no cheats, and started driving around and some guy ran into me with some hack shot or something. Next thing i know i had 5,000,000 in credit. Lately i seen people just spawn anything they want, its like a big edit program now, you just drop and drag what ya want while i see poor other people working hard on heist, and etc to actually enjoy working hard for things they can purchase and heist they can achieve to boost there character, but, then sometimes hackers come around and ruin there day. Oh well..

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  24. Zack

    June 29, 2015 at 09:26

    But like i said you can find people who want to play legit, get them on your private server , or crew only server. I think it is the best way to go. With everyone playing legit..

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  25. Jerry2665

    July 6, 2015 at 11:49

    Rockstar needs to do more it’s getting to the point of unplayable. It’s not fun. Some hacker turns you into a bus or train I mean come on now I have no problem reporting them. and everyone should do the same.

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  26. Tobi Kun

    July 8, 2015 at 03:35

    GTA Online is officially unplayable, Modders/Hackers are now using more Complex codes that go beyond a simple “Crash your Game” Spam… they can spawn ANYTHING at ANYONE at ANY MOMENT.

    Rockstars is going to have alot to answer for soon… and GTA V popularity will dry up, and the Hate will pour out quite quickly for them…

    For now all we can do is EVADE IT, since we cannot fight against this… the Bad Sport System doesn’t work anymore… and Reporting people is as usefull as making a Support Ticket… soon they will be able to do worst… and Rockstars is gonna have to Pull the Plug.

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  27. Joshua DeLawrence

    July 14, 2015 at 05:40

    The game sucks and is completely ruined. I called rock star and they want snap shots sent in to their e mjail. no point when these 12 year old kids just think it is funny with no fear. When rock star wants to pay me I will gladly go track the hackers down for them. just wanna let everyone know I called rock star out on this asked for my money back. they sent me an e mail from their legal team because I told them I was gonna sue them for taking my money and not selling me a the product i was supposed to get. Where is the class action lawsuit here this game is a rip off.

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    • Joshua DeLawrence

      July 14, 2015 at 05:41

      They don’t give a crap about this hacking I get one in every room they all drop money on you on purpose trying to make you a dirty player also. So if you complain over your mic or type anything about it they will show up and start dropping money on you.

      Reply

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