Major GTA Online money exploits patched in new background update - Dexerto

Major GTA Online money exploits patched in new background update

Published: 28/Jul/2020 10:02

by Connor Bennett


Rockstar Games have rolled out a new update for Grand Theft Auto Online and gotten rid of two major exploits in one fell swoop.

While the majority of GTA Online players earn their money fairly through hard work, there are plenty who stretch the rules of the game. These players are all about getting more money through different exploits. 

In recent weeks, Rockstar has been cracking down on these – getting rid of the duplication glitch surrounding apartments. Though, as you might expect, it is pretty hard to get rid of every problem in one go. Players will always move on and find workarounds or new glitches to exploit. 

However, the GTA Online developers are on the warpath again as they work to fully root out the apartment money transfer exploit as well as a few other problems. 

Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
GTA Online players have been using apartments to duplicate money.

Rockstar insider TezFun noted that they rolled out a background update to patch the apartment duplication glitch as well as the Cashing Out mission exploit. 

The prior glitch revolved around players switching characters and transferring money through them while using different apartments. As for Cashing Out, players would use the free Elegy car, start the Casino mission named Cashing Out, and quickly quit after a few minutes.

This would allow them, for some reason, to duplicate any car from the Arena War DLC and sell it to make millions. Though, it has now been rooted out – on console, at least. 

Some players have reported that the car glitch still works on PC, but that the apartment money transfer exploit has gone for good. That is, probably, until someone puts in the effort to figure out a workaround. 

Even though Rockstar have addressed the exploits, they haven’t rolled out a ban wave as they did for the Casino Chip exploit a few months back. If players find workarounds for these exploits, that could be a possibility in the future.

For now, at least, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.


GTA 6 teaser speculation grows after players uncover more strange files in RDR2

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:20

by Michael Gwilliam


Fans have spotted more out-of-place files in Red Dead Redemption 2 that could point toward either GTA 6 or rumors that the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V on PS5 and Xbox Series is on a new engine.

Rockstar has been mum on any information regarding the long-awaited announcement of GTA 6, but fans can hardly contain their excitement, combing through files of other games to find some clue for what the company is working on.

Now, with GTA Online players spotting code potentially referencing the RAGE Engine used in Red Dead Redemption 2, fans think there could be some connection between RDR2 and the next Grand Theft Auto.

As such, players have peeked through RDR2’s files and discovered some things that seem wildly out of place, even for the wild west.

Gangsters carry guns in GTA Online
Rockstar Games
What are these weird GTA-like files doing in Red Dead Redemption 2?

GTA Forums member ‘rollschuh2282’ noted that they found parachute-related files hidden in Red Dead. The crazy part is that the file doesn’t exist in GTA V.

“Funnily that [[email protected]@pack] animation file does not exist in V,” they wrote and provided a photo of all the parachute animations in GTA 5.

Lo and behold, the file with “pack” in its name was not among them, meaning it was unique to Red Dead 2’s code. But what would parachute files be doing in a game about cowboys?

Snow in Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Modern gun files don’t make sense in RDR2. Unless…

Fans believe this is either a sign towards the next-gen port of GTA V being in Red Dead Redemption 2’s engine or GTA 6.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear if the files had existed since the game’s PC release or were only recently added in a newer update.

This isn’t the first time fans have discovered weird files in RDR2. As Dexerto previously reported, weapon code for two variants of the Browning pistol, an L1A1 rifle and AK-47 were found back in late December.

In any case, more and more evidence is mounting that something is brewing at Rockstar and it isn’t just hot coffee. Only time will tell what the future holds, especially as GTA V’s re-release draws nearer.