We seem to be through the worst of it with GTA Online. Reports of issues have pretty much stopped coming in and most importantly, no one seems to be losing their progress/characters completely!
To make up for all the frustration and lost game time Rockstar Games has decided to inject a “stimulus package” into the GTA Online economy. Basically every single player in GTA Online will receive $500,000 at some time this month.
In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000. We will announce specific dates as soon as possible.
The first deposits are meant to start coming in this week and to be eligible you need to have actually logged into GTA Online and created a character. We are aware of some players who have held off even trying GTA Online because of all the problems (and maybe also because in order to play you need to update the game, which gets rid of/restricts a few money making glitches). So if you want this free $500K, then update and login!
Here’s the official details on how the stimulus program will work:
- You must play or have played Grand Theft Auto Online at any time during the month of October 2013 in order to qualify for the GTA$500,000 deposit in your in-game bank account.
- Players will first have to install a forthcoming GTAV title update which we expect to happen next week. That title update (1.04) is expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which we’ll be providing this GTA$ stimulus cash to players.
- We will announce at the Rockstar Newswire when each deposit is made.
- Each of the two GTA$250,000 deposits will be made by Rockstar and should automatically appear in the in-game GTA Online bank accounts of eligible players. Beyond downloading the forthcoming title update mentioned above, there should not be any additional special action required by eligible players to redeem.