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.
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:
As for me I never had any problems with the GTA:O and I started playing since day 1. But hopefully this will make some of you happy for losing your money and/or rank.- 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.