Attack of the Fanboy

Recent GTA V Bans Related to Piracy, Says Rockstar

by William Schwartz


Some GTA V players recently got banned by Rockstar Games for building a service that allows for custom multiplayer modes.  Dubbed ‘FiveM,’ the modders who created the GTA Online alternative offered it up for players recently, who in turn got banned.

Rockstar has revealed the reasoning behind the bans, and apparently, it’s because the FiveM project contains code that is designed to facilitate piracy.

“The FiveM project is an unauthorized alternate multiplayer service that contains code designed to facilitate piracy,” says Rockstar.  Our policy on such violations of our terms of service are clear, and the individuals involved in its creation have had their Social Club accounts suspended.”

The Social Club suspensions shed light on the power that Rockstar Games has over players of GTA V.  The developers have been receptive to modders in GTA V, but only on the single player side of things.

Regardless of Rockstar’s wishes, GTA Online for PC has had its fair share of modders, cheaters, and other issues.

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