Anyone who cheats in an online game can be punished. For some GTA Online players, apparently, brand new news, they are angry about their punishment and have "done nothing bad."
Rockstar has cleaned up the streets of Los Santos and punished many GTA Online players with harsh penalties. These players have made their way through the Use of an exploit cheated tons of in-game dollars.
The exploit was reported as "Apartment Garage Glitch" known and brought Millions of dollars in minutes a. It became possible with the purchase of real estate and a little trickery with the game menus. The method was so effective that Take Two even had to have YouTubers' videos banned to prevent the exploit from spreading further. Players who used this exploit now face severe penalties.
In a opinion Rockstar explained that players could face the following penalties:
- Adjustment of assets
- Reset all characters
- Temporary suspension
- Permanent ban
Rockstar did not reveal how many players it caught, but the outcry on social media can be clearly heard. Many players caught see themselves as the victims, "They would only have done what everyone did" and "The game basically allowed them to do so". They feel cheated of their game time and money invested, and some never want to play a GTA again.
The community is basically happy about the approach, even if there are far worse cheaters in GTA Online. The users in this Forum thread to have no sympathy for those affected over, because they knew what they were getting into.
The fact that taking advantage of bugs and glitches to gain an advantage in a game is not allowed should meanwhile get through to most players. Anyone who does something like this knows the risk. Whether the severity of the penalty was appropriate or not is certainly open to debate, but developers have to take action against players who cheat in their game.