A couple of days ago, Rockstar Games patched Grand Theft Auto Online in order to try to fix the numerous issues such as character and item loss.
Today, the developer announced that all GTA Online players who have begun playing the game in October or will start to play the game this month will receive a special stimulus package.
The package consists of “a cool half a million GTA$” in the GTA Online bank accounts of all players starting as early as next week.
Players will receive two $250,000 increments in order to keep current worldwide in-game economy balanced, and while a specific date hasn’t been announced, they should receive their funds “as soon as possible.”
“We are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed, with the second installment to happen by the end of the month.”
“For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet.”
- 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$500,000 deposit in your in-game bank account.
- Players will first have to install a forthcoming GTA 5 title update which is expected sometime next week. Title update 1.04 is expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which Rockstar will be providing this GTA$ stimulus cash to players.
- It will be announced on 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.
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