Rockstar has temporarily disabled Grand Theft Auto Online's microtransactions as they scamper to make their servers watertight.
Players are still reporting major problems both logging into and playing Grand Theft Auto Online, though things do start running better once you push past a bottleneck in the first race and tutorial. As such, Rockstar aren't letting us spend real money yet, at least before it works properly. "For the time being and until we have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly, we have disabled the option of purchasable GTA$ cash packs," reads a new status update.
"Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs."
This is a very prudent decision on Rockstar's part - the last thing they'll want is backlash from irate fans who can't spend their cash packs, or worse, losing their real-money assets due to server issues. Carl is currently committing a crime spree as the servers allow, and will soon be chronicling is experiences with some shiny videos.