GTA V Online Heists Update: ‘Grand Theft Auto 5’ Getting Server Maintenance from Rockstar Amid UFO RP, Money Draining Complaints

June 7, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

“Grand Theft Auto Online” is slated to get several cloud service maintenance periods between June 7 and June 11.

“We will be performing Rockstar Cloud Service maintenance during four windows from 6/7/14 to 6/11/14. Grand Theft Auto Online will be temporarily unavailable during some of this period, and Social Club website login and Crew content display may not be available. Players attempting to access GTA Online or save to Rockstar Cloud during these windows may experience error messages stating that Rockstar Cloud Services are unavailable. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience,” the company said in a support thread on Friday evening.

The periods are early Saturday morning from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m., and then on Sunday evening between 11 p.m. ET to 5 a.m. ET on Monday. After that, another period will come Tuesday at 1 a.m. ET with a TDB completion time. The last one is on Wednesday starting at 2 a.m. ET with a TBD completion time.

The maintenance comes as some players were complaining of “UFOs” draining RP and money.

“This has nothing to do with Rockstar, somebody got a hold of a certain player’s modified menu and started charging money for it, so the certain player released it’s modified menu to the public, which allows spawning of objects including UFOs,” one person wrote in a thread earlier this week.

Some players were warning others not to join public servers until the issue is cleared up.

“They’re apparently fixing it in the next update as the hacker has emailed rockstar,” another person said in a support thread. 

One person wrote on Friday: “So I was driving my car in the middle of my street and a random UFO lands on me and flips my car over. It destroyed my car. And now I took a helicopter and I landed on top of the UFO. Actually, more like hovering. There’s proof in my snapmatic photos.” 

And regarding the Heists update, it will likely come with the 1.14 patch. Originally, it was reported that it would come during the “spring” but that seems highly unlikely as the official start of summer is just two weeks away.

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