Rockstar has been forthright in recognizing some of the woes that GTA Online
has experienced in its early days. While many of you have been able to go about your crime sprees without a hitch for several days now, there have been numerous cases of players losing their save data resulting in hours of squandered progress. The most recent patch
looks to alleviate this issue, but Rockstar wants to provide players with a fresh start by introducing a “special stimulus package” of $500,000 of in-game GTA$ to those who have played the game in the month of October 2013.
“Where’s my money!?” you may be asking. Just hold on a second there, it’s coming. Rockstar states that the money will come in the form of two deposits of $250,000, along with a few other details as to when and how the money will be deposited:
- 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.
These new found riches should help in the quest for obtaining some of achievements for Grand Theft Auto V
. Once the deposit dates are revealed we’ll be sure to toss out a reminder. Remember, you’ll need to play GTA Online
sometime this month to receive the reward!