Rockstar admits they can’t fix GTA V’s broken economy 

Gavin Mannion
October 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

This is not good news for Rockstar. There have been many online money exploits that have rocked the in-game economy but at all times Rockstar has been saying they are working on it and can fix it. But some new information has come to light that implies they can’t fix it.

The latest money exploit in use is for players to load up GTA V on a modded PS3 console, then edit some random files and then using the data transfer service you can put it onto an unmodded console and then when you complete a job you receive $973 million.

They then go all Robin Hood on the service and send the money to everyone else.

But obviously if you suddenly receive $973 million you notice it and one recipient took it to Rockstar to try and get the money removed as they were worried that they would now be banned.. the answer they got back was surprising.


For the benefit of our Google friends:

Unfortunately we are not able to remove this money from your game. In case you will get a ban or any other penalty because of that, please let us know and we will have a look into the issue.

So these players are stuck with nearly a billion dollars, which is worth around $20 000 in real money if purchased via the micro-transactions and apparently Rockstar can’t fix that.

If this is true and they really do have their hands tied then the economy is totally destroyed.

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  • GtaFan

    I got $200millon dollars from a modder for no reason and i couldn’t give it back after that i never lost the money never got ban for that his gamer tag is Scewgta5. And now update 1.09 gets rid of all fake gta dollars the ones are from modder and that update the only thing i lost was just the modded money that’s it i spent some of it before, Now im happy of what i got, And i never got banned.

  • Mike

    Really? R* Tech Support can’t even spell “Because”? This screams FAKE!

  • Tasty Pete

    What economy? It’s not an MMO, it doesn’t have one. Can I buy and sell with other players? Can I invest in business ventures? Can I buy and sell housing? No, no and no. Back in ’99, players of Ultima Online, for example, gathered resources and crafted goods for sale, placed housing in desirable locations and sold it to other players for a profit, stole from one another and generally invested time and money in order to generate a profit. That was an economy. Does doing a mission, getting $9k then spending it on a spoiler for your car and watching the money disappear into whatever virtual black hole an NPC’s wallet occupies constitute an economy? No. You might as well say that Call of Duty has an XP economy.

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