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GTA Online receives report of large number of unfair bans

Players with mod tools on their PC for other games have been banned

  • Published: March 27, 2018 12:51 PM IST
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Player bans are a regular part of any online game, and developer teams have banned scores of people at the same time as part of cleanup process. But what happened with Rockstar Games recently would not be ideal to say the least.

GTA Online players have complained that they have been hit by a huge wave of bans, even those who did not warrant one. After the San Andreas Super Sports update hit the servers, PC gamers have complained that they have been banned without just cause. Though players who have been banned, naturally claim that they did not deserve it. The case seems to be different this time around.

Players have come to the conclusion that the use of mod tools and modding in general on games other than GTA may be the cause, but this is yet to be clarified. The bans last for 30 days and even players who claim that they have not used any mods have been banned.

In one of the support tickets posted on the game’s community posts, one player was banned just hours after installing the game. And apart from the game’s own community posts, the Steam community page as well the subReddit and Twitter account are full of such instances.

Players that have been banned reached out to Rockstar on how to overturn the issue have received replies stating that the bans were legitimate and in line with the privacy policy of the company for the game.

The game has received one hotfix since the release and the dev team seems to be working on the issue. Rockstar has not made any official statement about the issue yet.

  • Published Date: March 27, 2018 12:51 PM IST