GTA Online cheaters rage after Rockstar wipes characters

All progression, money, unlockings are gone.

Los Santos might seem a little cleaner lately, thanks in large part to a recent disciplinary wave that hit GTA Online in late August. Rockstar targets cheaters who exploit glitch on who can achieve huge riches with little effort.

The exploit, known to the community as the “apartment garage glitch,” allows players to purchase properties but to use a variety of menus to trick the game into gifting you millions of in-game dollars within minutes. The method was successful enough that Take Two Interactive’s YouTube shows how to pull it off were found to be a hit. Players, who successfully used the apartment garage glitch, probably have logged in. They may have found out that their accounts were completely reset, or they lost everything else in the process.

Becoming abusing exploits and cheats can be subject to penalty including cash balance adjustments, character resets, suspensions and up to permanent bans.

Polygon reached out to Rockstar and asked for additional information, though those effects are already visible on social media, where the people are discussing all the progress they have lost as a result. Many are taking off to quit Rockstar.

Some players claim that they were illegitimately caught in the reset wave, while others say that their accounts have millions left in the bank. Some say they are surprised that Rockstar goes further than to add the money. Beconfult some that Rockstar would be able to take those measures because the MMO has much larger cheating problems than other players.

Although some players are angry about losing so much progress, the general consensus in the community seems to be that everyone who took part in the exploit should have known there might be consequences. Rockstar has gone after Grand Theft Auto cheaters before in hilariously unexpected ways.

“They knew the risks, no sympathy,” one fan said on a thread in the GTAForums discussing the reset wave. A few words off to someone.

Alex Schwarz

I write about video games, TV and movies.