GTA Online money glitching: “Rockstar police” go on ban spree

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 28 July 2014 12:02 GMT

Sounds as though Rockstar’s getting serious about cracking down on GTA Online money glitchers, with reports surfacing of “undercover” employees infiltrating the community to bust perps.

GTA YouTube DomisLive notes in this video, several prominent YouTubers have been banned over the promotion of money glitching.

YouTubers such as Sir Weed, are apparently being targeted over videos such as this, which shows an exploit to boost bank accounts by millions in minutes:

Rockstar’s increasingly aggressive stance on glitching comes as it builds to the release of Heists, the GTA Online add-on which will supposedly replicates the larger scale robberies from GTA 5’s main campaign.

While no release date has been offered for Heists as yet, constant rumour is pegging the update for the next-gen versions of GTA V later this year. Heists, according to the GTA community, could offer pay-outs as high as $1.5 million per job.

In addition, YouTuber NoahJ456 (who’s also been banned over money glitch violations), rumoured recently that Rockstar employees, whom he dubs “the Rockstar police,” have been entering games to weedle out glitchers before placing them in the Cheaters Pool. Once you’re in here, you’re stuck for weeks.

Money glitching is a major topic among GTA Online players, as the game is notoriously tough when it comes to making cash. Players have long asked Rockstar for easier ways to accrue larger amounts of dollars.

Rockstar has reportedly been hot-patching money glitches with increasing enthusiasm since the last GTA Online update, the Independence Day Special, in early July.

The only current methods to make money are doing jobs (an average mission will net a few thousands dollars), killing people and stealing the cash that drops from the corpse (again, no one’s getting rich this way) or buying in-game currency with real money: The Great White Shark Cash Card, for example, costs £15 (€18.99 on the Xbox Store) and will give you $1.25 million in-game.

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