Shunal DokeOct 21, 2013 19:52:20 IST
Rockstar's latest 'Stimulus Package' update for Grand Theft Auto 5 is finally live. The update, numbered at 1.04, is currently available on both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. With the update, a number of changes have been made to the game's online component, appropriately dubbed Grand Theft Auto Online, which aims at fixing a number of issues.
The fix addresses issues like the loss of vehicles or mods, an exploit that allowed players to sell the same vehicle multiple times, an issue that caused personal vehicles to be duplicated and problems with players getting stuck while using playlist, among many others. The patch also changes the character creator to make better-looking default characters with the "random" option. It has also brought a hard cap on how much money players can lose if they die in freemode—500 GTA$.
The patch fixes a number of bugs
The company has also stated that it will be rolling out the first deposit of the $500,000 stimulus package that players will be getting. Players will get $250,000 as part of the first deposit next week. The next deposit will be made at an unannounced date.
"For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet," said the company back when it first announced the stimulus package.
There are a couple of prerequisites to getting the money, however. For starters, the amount is meant for those who've played GTA Online at least once in October 2013. Apart from this, players will also have to download and install the upcoming 1.04 patch. When the deposits are made, the money will be automatically added to players' in-game bank accounts, and Rockstar will make new posts on its blog to announce the fact.
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