Rockstar has decided to compensate GTA Online players for its launch problems by giving away $500K money to every player in the game. This came out through an announcement made on the publisher’s official website a couple of hours ago.
Though the exact date when the money will be dropped has not been confirmed yet, we have been told that it will be given in two equal halves each deposited into the characters bank account.
The first $250,000 deposit will be made sometime by the end of next week, given that they have “confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed.” The second deposit will be made by the end of this month.
Here’s what you need to know about the stimulus package:
- 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.
- Rockstar will announce at the Rockstar Newswire when each deposit is made.
- Each of the two GTA$250,000 deposits will be made by Rockstar and should automatically appear in the in-game GTA Online bank accounts of eligible players. Beyond downloading the forthcoming title update mentioned above, there should not be any additional special action required by eligible players to redeem.
Apparently, this is their way of apologizing to the fans and is it good or what.
The post reads: “For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet.”