Rockstar giving every GTA Online player $500,000 in-game to say sorry

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As a sorry for all GTA Online’s technical issues Rockstar are giving half a million in-game dollars to anyone who’s, “played Grand Theft Auto Online at any time during the month of October 2013″. Let’s be clear here: not real money.

Rockstar giving every GTA Online player $500,000

The GTA$ payment will be made in two $250, 000 instalments to, “keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced” and Rockstar are hoping to make the first payment as soon as the end of next week. That depends on if they can locate and fix the issue, “causing game progress loss”. You’ll also need an upcoming GTA Online 1.04 update that’s, “expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which we’ll be providing this GTA$ stimulus cash to players”.

The message from the studio is that, “We hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet”.

Here are more details on how to claim it:

  • 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.

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Source: Rockstar.