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GTA Online accounts getting wiped for abusing garage money glitch

Published: 28/Aug/2020 11:17

by Connor Bennett

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Grand Theft Auto Online players have had their accounts completely reset back to day one by Rockstar after a ban wave from the recent garage glitch. 

Over the years, GTA Online has had its fair share of glitches and exploits that players have used to cut through some of the monotony of grinding out jobs, stealing and selling cars, as well as hoping to score big at the Casino.

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Recently, players had been glitches surrounding apartments and garages to make eye-watering sums of money. Some, who had used the apartment glitch, claimed that they’d been rest – while others carried on without repercussions.

However, it appears as if Rockstar games have actually come down heavy-handed on everyone using the glitch by not only taking away their glitched money, but also wiping their accounts back to the very start. 

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In the late hours of August 27, some players noted that they had received emails from Rockstar about their GTA Online accounts – with the message notifying them of a reset. 

Usually when these ban or reset waves are sent out, players just lose any leftover money they had in the Maze Bank account. However, the devs completely wiped their account of everything – be it money, vehicles, progress in level, and anything else. 

It doesn’t appear to matter if you glitched a $10,000,000 or $500,000,000 from the glitch, anyone who has used it is apparently being punished. 

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Unlike the Casino chip glitch, these accounts have not been banned from GTA Online, but given that some seven-year-old accounts are back at level one, some players are claiming they won’t play again until GTA 6 releases.

“It seems Rockstar decided its easier to patch the glitchers than the glitches,” quipped MoneyAddition. Another player, SpindlySquash, added: “They do nothing about the hackers who’ve ruined the game on a daily basis for years, meanwhile…”

Whether or not this has major implications on the GTA Online economy remains to be seen, but it appears as if a large portion of players won’t be returning to Los Santos.

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Rockstar finally address major GTA Online car duplication exploit

Published: 10/Oct/2020 15:20

by Connor Bennett

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Rockstar Games have dropped another background update for GTA Online, with this one dealing with the Mobile Operations Centre duplication exploit. 

There are plenty of ways to play Grand Theft Auto Online, and while many players are all about grinding, there are many others who look for a shortcut so that they can get cash quickly. 

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We’ve seen this previously with glitched jobs, being able to cash ridiculous amounts of casino chips for cash, and finding a workaround for the cooldown on selling cars at the Los Santos Customs mod shops. 

In recent weeks, players have found a way to duplicate cars using the Mobile Operations Centre. This means that they can reproduce unlimited numbers of cars and then sell them on to make cash. 

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The Mobile Operations Centre has been the key to some big exploits in GTA Online.

However, Rockstar Games have now released a background update that has patched the workaround that players had been using for the duplication glitch.

Rockstar insider TezFun revealed this on October 8, noting that it wasn’t the only thing that the GTA Online developers had added to the multiplayer side of GTA V with this small hotfix. 

TezFun noted that they’d also added a fix to address some issues with Business Battles. Numerous issues had been cropping up in sessions where, as a player was on a mission, if a Business Battle started, they’d be unable to complete the other job. 

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With this hotfix coming as a part of a background update, you don’t have to worry about a big download before jumping back into Los Santos. It happens on the server side of things, so there’s nothing to download.

As Rockstar continues to build towards GTA Online’s big winter update, the game should receive a handful of other updates in the meantime. Though, it remains to be seen if they’ll be issuing any punishments for players who abused the now-patched duplication glitch.