Despite numerous conflicting reports on the subject of bans from Rockstar for the PC Community using mods in GTA V, it appears that the developer has made its stance clear. In a Q&A with the GTA V community Rockstar revealed that they will not ban users for using mods in the single player parts of Grand Theft Auto 5.
Clarifying their position, the developer reveals that “you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods.” The full statement found on the Rockstar Newswire can be found below.
“We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV. Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods. Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.”
Apparently, single player mods will be fair game in GTA V, but Rockstar warns that technical updates could break them or cause the game to be unstable. Though don’t expect to bring said mods into GTA Online, Rockstar is still policing their online mode to stop players from gaining an unfair advantage or disrupting the economy.