- Rockstar Games has rolled out an important update to Grand Theft Auto 5 and GTA Online.
- The 1.66 update doesn't add new content but strengthens security after a recent exploit.
- This fix aims to improve session security and inter-player messaging, reassuring fans of their account safety.
Rockstar Games released an update for Grand Theft Auto 5 and Grand Theft Auto Online at the very end of the last month. It doesn't bring new content to the games, but title update 1.66 is still important.
Title update 1.66 is available to all GTA Online and GTA 5 players across all platforms and adds a new layer of security following the exploit found earlier this year.
It's worth noting that GTA Online is still very popular, which is why the recent "hack" was such a big deal. Before it was patched out, the flaw gave hackers a chance to control player accounts and even PCs.
After addressing the issue in an official statement, the studio released a fix to put fans at ease.
Now, the title update wants everyone to know that Rockstar is doubling down on security to make sure that it doesn't happen again.
Specifically, one of the highlights of the latest title update for GTA Online is a "new data protocol in GTA Online" that aims to "improve the security of network sessions and player-to-player messaging."
Between the security patch and the improved game stability and performance across all of its supported platforms, GTA Online players should be happy campers.
GTA 5 is currently going on its tenth year on the market. This is why fans are itching for the release of the next GTA game. So far, we know very little about GTA 6 but 50 Cent could've broken his NDA by confirming his involvement with a GTA project.