Rockstar has introduced new systems to improve the detection of cheaters in Grand Theft Auto: Online. Rockstar’s “Q” wrote about it on the Newswire, saying “As part of our ongoing commitment to combat cheating and griefing, we have recently implemented new systems to allow us to more efficiently detect and target any players found running mods and cheat programs within GTA Online.”
He went on to say: “As a reminder, any attempt to tamper with the behavior of GTA Online by installing or executing mods, scripts, or other exploits, modifying the game files or manipulating the game in any way while it is executing will result in disciplinary action including but not limited to time in the cheater pool, bans and potential suspension of your account. Please help maintain the integrity of the GTA Online experience by keeping sessions free of modifications and exploits.”
Rockstar ended this update post by thanking the GTA Online Community for reporting the cheaters within the system. This happened not long after the BBC drama about Rockstar became known. This 90-minute feature is apparently set to focus on the real-life conflict between Rockstar President (Sam Houser) and the US Lawyer (Jack Thompson). Rockstar isn’t happy about this, and they filed a trademark infringement lawsuit last month. Nothing else has been known since, but it makes sense that now Rockstar would be cracking down on the cheaters in the system.
I’m personally happy they’re doing this. One of the reasons I rarely play online games is because of the cheaters in the system that make it no fun for anyone else. After the scandal with H1Z1, I’m glad cheaters are starting to get in trouble for ruining the game for everyone else.