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

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daus26
daus26
7 years ago

Right, but I wouldn't relate to it like a gift card since it's something that's solely for in-game items that you can earn yourself, but more like what Sony did when they gave everyone a bunch of Playstation Home stuff. Yes, everything has a value, but it's not something that's directly coming out of a company's pocket like giving away free games like what Sony also did after the hack.

But yeah, it's really nice of Rockstar though. 500k is quiet a bit.

SirGameOver
SirGameOver
7 years ago

It's pretty cool to me, based off playing, it would take a while to earn up that much cash on the online mode. I'm not a microtransaction person. if it can be earned for free i'm not wasting my money. At that I haven't really griped about the issues, I have been more on the "ehh there are kinks but as long as you fix em side", so this really is just a nice freebie.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

That's very generous of Rockstar.

PC_Max
PC_Max
7 years ago

Nice pay off to keep the complainers and affected gamers mouths shut and to play perfect bug free game <sarcasm> that received so many perfect scores from the critics/reviewers/gamers. Wonder if that would work for other games too. Just might. ūüôā

Keep playing!

IRISH BULL
IRISH BULL
7 years ago

I think it's a great gesture. They didn't have to do anything.

I think once they have GTAO up and running completely smooth, they are really gonna expand the Hell outta it.

frylock25
frylock25
7 years ago

so do i have to have been one of the frustrated ones? i tried getting on and couldnt. is that enough to get me money?