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

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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.

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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.

DISCUSSION

NoAverageJoe
NoAverageJoe

Iiiiiii dont like this really. Not that i do not appreciate the gesture but im working hard to earn a garage apartment and fund my escapades.

Just having 500,000 in game currency thrown at me will make me lose the drive to do missions to earn cash to get goodies. I want to feel i worked my way up the food chain. i just do not want it handed to me. Have like a double xp weekend and double GT$ bucks.

I just would rather something else expendable like a nice suped up car in each players garage something awesome that can be lost or destroyed or even then sold to the NPC custom garages for a nice reasonable chunk of change.

This would lead to people robbing other people gifts to attempt to sell them or destroy them, it would be anarchy sweet sweet anarchy.