Rockstar to give $500,000 in-game money to ease player woes in GTA Online

The problems with Rockstar's latest outing, Grand Theft Auto Online, are well documented. To ease the growing pains of the multiplayer service, as well as


The problems with Rockstar's latest outing, Grand Theft Auto Online, are well documented. To ease the growing pains of the multiplayer service, as well as the pains of players who have been victims to the service's instability, Rockstar has announced a 'Stimulus Package' of sorts. Those who played, or at least tried playing, GTA Online throughout October will get $500,000 in-game cash when the next major patch for the game, numbered at 1.04, hits.

Rockstar made the announcement on its blog, where it said that the money will be hitting players' accounts as early as next week. However, to keep the in-game economy from going crazy, the company has stated that the money will be split into two $250,000 packages that will be added to players' accounts over time. The company hasn't announced any specific date so far, though, but it is hoping to make the first of the payments starting the end of next week, and the second by the end of the month.

The moneys! So many moneys!

The moneys! So many moneys!

 

"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," says the post on the company's blog.

There are a couple of prerequisites to getting the money, however. For starters, its 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.

 

In the mean time, check out our Grand Theft Auto 5 review, and stay tuned for our take on GTA Online.


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