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Rockstar to Give All Grand Theft Auto Online Players 500,000 GTA$

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Posted on October 11, 2013 AT 05:54am

Rockstar has announced that it will be giving everyone who has played Grand Theft Auto Online this month 500,000 GTA$ as an apology for the server issues and lost characters.

In order to keep the in-game economy balanced the developer will be making two $250,000 deposits into everyone’s Grand Theft Auto Online account. The developer hopes to make the first of these payments “by the end of next week” after it has confirmed that the issues that caused players to lose data have been fixed. The second payment is scheduled for the end of the month.

Below you will find details on how these payments will be issued:

  • 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.

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