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Grand Theft Auto Online: All Players Getting 500,000 GTA$ Stimulus Package

Jonathan Lester
Grand Theft Auto Online, GTA Online, PS3 games, Rockstar, Xbox 360 games

Grand Theft Auto Online: All Players Getting 500,000 GTA$ Stimulus Package

By way of an apology for Grand Theft Auto Online's shaky start, and a thank-you for bearing with them, Rockstar are giving all players half a million GTA funbucks.

Rockstar explained the state of play on the Newswire, explaining that players will receive two deposits into the virtual accounts "starting as early as next week." "In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000" their missive reads. "We will announce specific dates as soon as possible, but are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week (after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed) with the second installment to happen by the end of the month. For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet."

Here are the rules and regs:
  • 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.

What are you going to spend the money on?

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Anarchist  Oct. 11, 2013 at 14:23

Hiring a hitman to take out rockstar. I just spend ages grinding $400k to buy the most expensive apartment in the game.

Guess I can put the $500k towards my helicopter...!

icecream  Oct. 11, 2013 at 14:26


soulleech  Oct. 11, 2013 at 20:16

All I read there was "Rockstar giving online players 5000 hooker sessions".

On a serious note, I'm so grateful it's going direct to bank. being killed as you go online then would be traumatic.

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