With cheaters aplenty in Grant Theft Auto V's online mode, Rockstar's latest update to the game last week inadvertently robbed legitimate players of their hard earned (or bought) cash. Their goal was to target cheaters, but there's always that one person claiming they never did anything wrong and were unfairly singled out. Now Rockstar has plenty of such players.
The update removed modded cash from the game and isolated the players that created the cheat into a "cheater pool" where they can play only with other cheaters -- assuming they weren't banned outright. For those of you who got your hands on the counterfeit GTA$ through trading with other players but didn't actually use the cheat, Rockstar is a bit more lenient. Anything you bought is still yours, but the amount of counterfeit cash you had should be taken away. Money bought through microtransactions is safe.
At least, that's what the fix is supposed to do. Rockstar's Twitter account is being bombarded with complaints of legitimate cash being taken away. Some claims even state that game cash bought from GTA Online's microtransaction system is being confiscated.
While we can't know for certain just how many complaints are legitimate and how many players are just trying to feign innocence, Rockstar encourages everyone that feels they were slighted by this update to speak up. The company assures that every complaint will be addressed on a case by case basis.