A number of players have indicated on Rockstar support forums that after the “I’m Not a Hipster” update a few weeks ago, there’s still hacking going on.
Since GTA Online was unveiled, hacking and modding has been a factor.
Last month, Rockstar was forced to implement changes to players who were modding their RP and using glitches to make GTA$. “In order to keep Grand Theft Auto Online fair for everyone, we are removing illegitimate RP from the accounts of players who hacked or modded to get ahead,” the company said at the time.
However, as of this weekend, players were still complaining of modders or exploiters.
“I just came into a lobby and someone who had the player skin of a cow was shooting rockets out of their minigun,” said one person on Saturday. “And was a level 1023.. So I ran to my apartment to avoid being killed by this person over and over. They spawned inside my apartment without an invite, starting raining down rockets destroying all my cars in my garage which I had to pay to fix. I exited the lobby before they decided to steal my money or my weapons.”
The user added: “These videos are all over youtube about how to have a hack tool for gta online after the hipster DLC.. hackers are destroying the online community and are about to make it unsafe for anyone to play (sic).”
Said another user: “A modder took all my weapons and from others and gave us a Stun Gun. Then he teleported us all to the airport and we had a Stun Gun party there which was actually pretty fun. I got my weapons back and the Stun Gun removed when I changed sessions.”
Part of the issue is that Rockstar doesn’t have a system in place to authenticate the game files when users go online.
Rockstar says that cheaters and modders can be reported.
“Please submit all the details to GTAOnlineBanhammer@rockstargames.com. Be sure to include the Platform, Gamertag or PSN ID of reported players, description of the violation along with steps, time/date of the violation, and any concrete evidence you have such as online video or forum links,” the firm has suggested.