GTA Online cheaters beware: Here’s how Rockstar is punishing players for cheating

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GTA Online cheaters woke up to a nightmare today as their illicit money running into billions of in-game currency was either removed or massively deducted by Rockstar Games. An unprecedented move made to crack down on cheaters and make the playing field more level.

Rockstar’s forums are abuzz today with players complaining how their in-game accounts got a massive deduction in currency without any notice from the developer. Most of these players are ones who had previously openly admitted to using exploits to gain currency in the game.

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One player called Carbine King had his account wiped out off $117,944,768,843 worth of in-game money. Something he didn’t take too kindly and tweeted to Rockstar Games showing a bunch of middle fingers. Classy.

Rockstar Games has officially confirmed this move and even offered an explanation as to why it did it, dubbing this move as “GTA Online October 2016 Illegitimately Gained In-Game Money Removal”. Here’s their official statement: