Rockstar issues mea culpa of $500K to GTA Online accounts


In an effort to make recent issues with the online component of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games recently announced a virtual windfall will be heading to those patient enough to stick it out.

Following the release of patch 1.04, GTA Online players will reportedly begin noticing the first of two huge deposits in their characters’ online bank accounts by the end of this week. In total, users should expect to receive a total of $500,000 to use on in-game purchases, including homes, cars and other accouterments that go with massively online mayhem.

According to Rockstar Games, the second deposit will be withheld until the end of the month so the mode’s economy doesn’t get completely borked.

“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,” a representative from Rockstar posted on the company’s Newswire page.

If you’ve yet to try the online component due to the aforementioned issues, you might want to quickly load it up before the update, as only those that have played or will play GTA Online this month will qualify for the two deposits.

As someone that experienced losing a ton of my character’s money and experience due to network issues, this seems like a good way to get back in players’ good graces.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.


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Andrew Martins is the owner/Editor-in-Chief of Over the years, he has written for outlets like and the New York Daily News. In his spare time he loves to sing at karaoke events, travel to New York City and of course, play video games.

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