Some of the folks who've been playing Grand Theft Auto Online have been using an exploit to generate ridiculous sums of cash from in-game missions. Many say that it's ruined the multiplayer portion of the best-selling title. Now, Rockstar says that, as part of the maintenance period announced yesterday, they'll be sucking that ill-gotten money out of the GTA Online economy and punishing players guilty of breaking the rules.
The money hacking in virtual Los Santos has caused an epidemic of weaponized gifting, where players were essentially assaulting each other with giant gobs of unasked-for money. According to what affected players have said, having eleventy billion dollars in your GTA bank account isn't quite the magical happening it may seem like, since that cash can seen as a flag for GTA Online moderators looking for cheaters to ban. Rockstar's comments today make it seem like reprisals are about to start coming down: