Rockstar has worked very hard to fix the plethora of annoying problems that plagued Grand Theft Auto Online since the launch of the GTAV multiplayer segment last week.
But in addition to working quickly to resolve those problems (several update patches have been released), they're also going to deliver a "stimulus package" to those affected by the unfortunate saga.
As announced at the developer's blog , Rockstar will deliver 500,000 in-game dollars for GTAO; this gift will be split into two payments and will be given to anyone who plays GTAO in October. The first $250,000 payout could arrive as early as next week. Why the split?
"In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000. We will announce specific dates as soon as possible, but are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week (after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed) with the second installment to happen by the end of the month."
Rockstar's hope is that those who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues and lost game progress will be happy with this arrangement. They're thinking that GTA$ half-million will "facilitate a fresh start or make your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet." Just remember that in order to grab your piece of the pie, you'll have to download update 1.04 when it's released next week.
By the way, if you're wondering, that $500,000 in-game cash translates to $10 real-world money, as this game has microtransactions. So like, a free $10…well, sorta. It's more like a gift card.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto V