Rockstar comes down hard on cheaters as it updates GTA Online suspension and banning policy.
Anyone cheating in GTA Online will find their character reset after their first offence.
That’s the latest update to GTA Online’s suspension and banning policy, as developer Rockstar gets tougher on those who cheat using mods, glitches and exploits in the online crime world.
First offences will be met with a temporary suspension and a character, inventory, property and progress reset.
Second offences will result in a permanent ban from the game, said Rockstar on its forums.
Yesterday it emerged that players who have been using glitches and mods to gain extra in-game cash have seen their bank accounts drained by Rockstar.
“GTA Online suspensions are triggered by a number of factors, including modding in GTA Online, exploiting or abusing game mechanics, manipulating protected game data and code, or interfering with other players’ gameplay experience,” said Rockstar.
“Suspensions from GTA Online due to these reasons may be temporary suspensions or permanent bans depending on the severity of the infraction. If you receive a temporary suspension from GTA Online, the next infraction will result in a permanent ban.”
“If you are temporarily suspended from GTA Online, you will not be able to access GTA Online from the moment you are suspended,” it added.
“In addition, your GTA Online character(s) will be reset. All GTA Online progress, property and inventory will be reset. All GTA Online suspension and banning decisions are final and may not be appealed.”
Some players are calling the suspension and reset heavy-handed, suggesting that Rockstar has a track record of unfairly banning and suspending players from GTA Online due to its own automated anticheat system.