Rockstar is once again going after those who choose to use illegitimate ways of earning cash and RP in GTA Online. A new support thread was recently created, where Rockstar addressed their new initiative to stomp out cheating in the popular online game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
“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,” reads the post. Apparently, Rockstar began removing these ill-gotten gains on May 20th, and will remove all RP retroactively, all the way back to the launch of GTA Online in October.
So how much will Rockstar remove? They say “We currently plan to revert ranks of affected accounts back to the approximate levels they were before the violations occurred.”
Rockstar also says that only RP will be affected in this “wave of corrections”, Money and items gained since the violations will remain in player possession. Though they do say that violations after the May 20th correction may see further action.
Users who participated in mods, hacks, DNS redirects, manipulation of cloud files, or “other nefarious behavior” in GTA Online will be the only ones affected in this action. “If you grinded short legitimate missions or otherwise gained small amount of RP without modding, your RP should not be affected by this correction.”