For a long time now, thousands of players across the internet have been exploiting many of GTA Online's money glitches and cheats to help themselves to millions and billions in in-game currency.
Even though the publisher, Rockstar, has tried coming up with several fixes from time to time, gamers have been finding newer cheats and glitches in the game with ease.
Gamers have been complaining to Rockstar for months about how playing with cheaters on GTA Online has ruined the gameplay experience since there is no longer a sense of balance and equality.
The publisher has finally responded to their feedback and promised to fix things right away. Apart from simply punishing cheaters, Rockstar is now offering legitimate players an opportunity to report cheaters.
Below is Rockstar's statement that contains details on how the company plans to sort issues out.
"In regards to reports of hacking and cheating in Grand Theft Auto Online, we are working on a fix that will remove any GTA$ gained through these blatant exploits, as well as prevent this from happening in the future.
We'll also be taking appropriate measures very soon to punish anyone that we've discovered manipulating GTA Online in this manner (as we've stated previously, players who have received large sums of GTA$ but not engaged in any game manipulating through exploits can rest assured knowing they have nothing to fear).
If you have been gifted a large sum of money or collected a large bounty and would like to have the money removed from your account immediately, you can submit a request to Rockstar Support to have your balance properly adjusted. Otherwise, the money you've been gifted will be removed once our upcoming fix is in place.
Furthermore, if you encounter someone that is taking advantage of exploits in your GTA Online session, you can alert us directly by using the in-game reporting functionality.
In the Pause menu, under the Online tab, select Players and scroll to the offending player. From there, select Report and choose Exploits from the violation options. We appreciate the community's support and understanding as we work to address these issues and apologize for all inconvenience caused.