Rockstar To Give Players $500,000 In GTA As An Apology


Earlier today Rockstar announced that they would be releasing a special Stimulus Package to anyone who has or will play Grand Theft Auto Online this month. The package will consist of two $250,000 lump sums that will be deposited into each players GTA bank account.

The reason behind this cash injection is to help gamers who had their progress deleted get a head start on their new character, though this package will be given to everyone regardless of whether they lost any progress. Rockstar explained that splitting the sum into two deposits will help to keep the in-game economy balanced.They also announced that there will be another patch by the end of the month to iron out any persisting bugs. The Stimulus Package could be released as early as next week or as soon as Rockstar are sure that they’ve fixed the issues causing progress deletion.

Here are the exact details on how it will work:

  • 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.