GTA Online Players Get $500,000 In-Game Make-Good For Unstable Launch

GTA Online Players Get $500,000 In-Game Make-Good For Unstable Launch

If you’ve played GTA Online over the last few days, you might have noticed that things feel a bit better than when the multiplayer portion of GTA V first opened its doors. It takes patience to stick around during a launch as creaky as the one GTA Online had. So Rockstar wants to say thank you by throwing wads of in-game cash at players logging in during the service’s first month. $US500,000 pays for a lot of lapdances.

Starting as early as next week, Rockstar will be depositing half of the $US500,000 amount into players’ bank accounts.

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

If you’ve suffered through the worst glitches of GTA Online — like the disappearance of an in-progress character or the invisible limbs bug — then all that cash might make you feel a little bit better.


  • Los Santos is printing its own money! THINK OF THE HYPERINFLATION!

    But seriously, good on ya Rockstar. You’re a star

  • thats really fkn annoying because the last 42hrs i spent playing and saving up to buy back my house after initially losing the $10 of real money spent for (500,000 in game) which i lost from glitches in micro transactions basically means every dick-head will have access to high end houses or vehicles now for essentially doing nothing ???
    and yet they still make players shell out $5000 – $12500 on Rims or Pink Cars.. what the hell?
    Rockstar Sucks

    • So you’re pissed off because others will have what you have, even though that fact will not impact your gameplay one iota? And you say that Rockstar “sucks” as a result of this generous compensation to its loyal consumers? This would indicate that you only ever bought your expensive property and automobiles in order to feel superior to the other players, hence your bitter dismay at the prospect of other players having the same apartment and cars as yourself. If this is indeed the case (which I highly suspect it is) then this can only lead to one conclusion: you’re a sad, petty individual.

    • It is a shame that you lost stuff you paid for (and you really should look into getting that back or a refund from Rockstar) but getting pissed off that other people are getting a bonus when lots of them have also suffered character and item losses is a bit douchey.

      • Gross… Oh wait, you meant for the crying! I thought you were helping him out with his massive hate-erection.

  • I don’t really need money nowadays…….I got an apartment and a garage full of cars, including a super cool ute. I also have a body full of tattoos and enough guns in my pockets to overthrow a small government…..the only thing that can stop me now is an unexplained character deletion like the last time I got to this point.

    Still half a million dollars might buy me a helicopter……or let me put a $10000 bounty on everyone in a game session, that could be fun.

  • I’ve had zero issues with the game since day 3 (day 1 and 2 I couldn’t connect – PS3).

    Now I get free money.

    • I know that feeling – especially when you’ve been in since day one. I was just starting to earn some good money with the Titan mission but this is fine by me.

    • I’ve somehow been even luckier, been able to connect and play since day one whilst some of my friends only just got in. I felt kinda bad =D

  • Despite trying multiple times every day since launch, I’ve still never once been able to connect to the rockstar cloud servers. I can actually play online but I can’t save which is useless. Really hope they fix this asap and I get the money, not holding my breath on either one though.

  • Money? I’ve already bought a super car and high end apartment, what I want is heists! …or the ability to play with my friends without them being kicked to randoms servers after finishing a single mission together.

  • I don’t know about this, first of all let me say that I’m grateful, I know fully that they did’int have to give us anything. But it’s just that I had to earn my souped-up exotic sports car it was hard doing it legitimately and now I’m most likely going to see low levels with awesome sports cars and the most expensive apartments and knowing that they did’int earn it pisses me off. Maybe I’m just being unreasonable (shrugs) I don’t know.

    • They didn’t have to but they really should have. It was an impressively shitty MP launch for a AAA title with an extra delay for the MP component..

    • yeah i burned through almost $1000,000 today, I bought the big Apartment for $400,000 the rest was on car and gun mods, when a silencer costs almost $10,000 and paint jobs can get ludicrously pricey it really isn’t hard to deplete your funds rapidly. But I’m not complaining I lost a character early on and will take their compensation happily.

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