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Rockstar to Offer $500,000 in GTA$ to GTA Online Players, Patch 1.04 Expected Next Week

October 11, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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Due to the technical issues that have plagued Grand Theft Auto Online and “to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced,” Rockstar has decided to provide a special stimulus package via two deposits of $250,000 in GTA$ to players of GTA Online.

The date for the first deposit will be announced soon, with Rockstar hoping it will be by the end of next week (after confirming that loss of game data problems have been fixed), whereas the second one is planned by the end of October. The developer said of this stimulus package, “For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet.”

Here’s how you’ll be able to get your GTA$:

  • 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$500,000 deposit in your in-game bank account.
  • Players will first have to install a forthcoming GTA V title update which we expect to happen next week. That title update (1.04) is expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which we’ll be providing this GTA$ 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.

What do you think of this $500,000 in GTA$ as an apology for all the issues with Grand Theft Auto Online? Let us know in the comments below.

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