Rockstar Delaying GTA Online Stimulus Package Until Bugs Get Fixed

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Been waiting for the first chunk of that $500,000 in-game cash infusion that Rockstar promised as a make-good for the bumpy launch of GTA Online. You’re going to have to wait a while longer. The makers of Red Dead Redemption don’t want to throw all that money out in the world until more bugs get killed.


In an new update on the status of GTA Online, Rockstar talked about delaying Stimulus Package and upcoming addition to the multiplayer version of Los Santos:


We know many of you are anxiously waiting for us to show you the GTA$ Stimulus Package money we announced a couple weeks back. As mentioned in that post, we of course want to ensure that game progress loss issues are sufficiently sorted before distributing the GTA$ to everyone. We have a few more tweaks and fixes to make in a new title update that will hit sometime next week and then we will distribute the cash.


Coming in early November will be the first add-on content update, the Beach Bum Pack which will bring all-new beach themed vehicles and new weaponry that you’ll be able to use in both GTA Online and Story Mode. Plus new customization options for your GTA Online character including new tats, hairstyles and more. We’ll also be adding lots of brand new action-packed Jobs to play with Gang Attacks, Survivals, Last Team Standings, Parachutes, Deathmatches and Races that will have you bloodying up the waters and coastlines of the finest beach resorts across Los Santos and Blaine County.


We are also working to bring you the debut of the first part of the GTA Online Content Creator this fall – giving players the ability to craft, publish, rate and play custom-made Deathmatch and Race Jobs. We’ll be keeping our eye open for exceptional ones that we’ll be stamping as ‘Rockstar Verified’ and will be featuring them here at the Newswire and as part of forthcoming GTA Online Social Club Events. Both the Content Creator and the Beach Bum Pack are free.


Starting in November will be the first Grand Theft Auto Online Social Club Event weekends which will bring special rewards and bonuses ranging from limited-edition in-game Event Crate Drops to in-game discount specials and even a special new GTA Online live-stream show hosted by Rockstar at the Social Club Events page and Rockstar Games Twitch page – plus prize pack giveaways of hard to find GTAV gear and more.


When it’s working right, GTA Online is great fun. But the prospects of user-generated missions could ramp it even more.

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Anyone else kind of disappointed from GTAO as a whole? I've played plenty, but there's something that just isn't clicking with me. Maybe it's the fact that I have to play to earn, which, unfortunately, I don't have the time to dedicate to.

Just give me the playground and let me get on with it, like GTAIV's freeroam did.