Rockstar Pays Modder $10,000 For Fixing GTA Load Times

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Remember how yesterday we told you about the modder who found a way to greatly improve GTA Online load times on the PC? That fix, identified and approved by Rockstar, has already gone live, and the modder responsible has been paid for their work.

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GTAV Title Update 1.53 is out now, and on PC it has led to “improvements to PC loading times”. Rockstar’s update also shouts out the modder responsible, adding, “Thanks to t0st for his contributions around this part of today’s title update.”

That’s not the only thanks t0st received, though. Rockstar has a bounty program running where anyone discovering privacy and security issues in their games is eligible for a $10,000 reward. While t0st’s work fell outside that, he says Rockstar paid him from the program anyway, as an “exception”.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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AriesWarlock
AriesWarlock

Good for him. More companies should reward fans for fixing their games!