Published on October 11th, 2013 | by PJ Douglas


Rockstar To Give Away (Virtual!) Money

Rockstar have announced this morning a scheme to send current GTA V online players $500,000 in game cash in two separate deposits of $250,000 with the first dropping into accounts as soon as the end of next week and the second hopefully before the end of the month.

The deposit is seen as a way to reward players who persevered with the issues surrounding GTA’s online launch such as disappearing characters, loss of money / cars and missions failing to load.

Whether this will stem the tide of anger a lot of players have at Rockstar for the botched release and subsequent loss of high level characters remains to be seen, but with the new updates hopefully having patched all these issues, it seems the online side of the game can only go from strength to strength.

Currently the guidelines for the payment are as follows:

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.

$500,000 is a lot of money to spend, with the most expensive apartment weighing in at around $400,000 I will personally be spending this on a lot of nice car upgrades and a weapon or two but as apologies go, it’s a good exercise in keeping people interested in the game.

“Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.”

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