GTA Online Players Get $500,000 In-Game Make-Good for Unstable Launch

If you've played GTA Online over the last few days, you might have noticed that things feel a bit better than when the multiplayer portion of GTA V first opened its doors. It takes patience to stick around during a launch as creaky as the one GTA Online had. So Rockstar wants to say thank you by throwing wads of in-game cash at players logging in during the service's first month. $500,000 pays for a lot of lapdances.

Starting as early as next week, Rockstar will be depositing half of the $500,000 amount into players' bank accounts.

  • You must play or have played Grand Theft Auto Online at any time during the month of October 2013 in order to qualify for the GTA$500,000 deposit in your in-game bank account.
  • Players will first have to install a forthcoming GTAV title update which we expect to happen next week. That title update (1.04) is expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which we’ll be providing this GTA$ stimulus cash to players.
  • We will announce at the Rockstar Newswire when each deposit is made.
  • Each of the two GTA$250,000 deposits will be made by Rockstar and should automatically appear in the in-game GTA Online bank accounts of eligible players. Beyond downloading the forthcoming title update mentioned above, there should not be any additional special action required by eligible players to redeem.

If you've suffered through the worst glitches of GTA Online—like the disappearance of an in-progress character or the invisible limbs bug—then all that cash might make you feel a little bit better.