GTA Online’s mission payouts are now halved for repeated completions after latest update
The latest update to GTA Online includes a revision of the mission payout system. Post-patch, you now receive 50% of the cash for completing a mission you’ve already done. Rockstar confimed the change, which wasn’t mentioned in the patch notes, via a post on its support site.
GTA Online: Repeated mission payouts halved by 50%
The thinking behind this tweaked payout model, Rockstar says, is that it’ll improve balance and encourage players to go out and seek new adventures, rather than spamming the same lucrative jobs over and over.
Rockstar’s been busy updating GTA Online at an almost daily rate after its troubled launch – which it apologised for by giving everybody $500,000. Hear that, First Great Western? That’s how you say sorry.
Here’s the full statement:
“For those of you inquiring about mission payouts, there was a change that reduces payouts by 50% after a repeat of the mission. The first time you play and beat the mission, you will get the full amount. Subsequent replays will see a payout amount reduced by half. This is to keep the game balanced as well as encourage the exploration of new missions and content in the game.
We understand players do like to enjoy a mission multiple times, so rather than remove the possibility of doing so, we’ve allowed replays of these missions at a reduced payout. Many players can get very good at a mission and beat it much faster in consecutive tries, so we’ve adjusted these payouts to match that case.
This also ties in to our ongoing discussion of replay availability for NPC missions, in which we are taking community feedback as well.
We apologize that there was not full clarity about this in the patch notes; however, hopefully this note will clear things up. If there are any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask.”