Rockstar promises "security-related" update for GTA Online following new exploit

Rockstar Games promises to fix the latest issue to hit Grand Theft Auto Online with an upcoming security-related Title Update.

Grand Theft Auto Online players, beware. Rockstar Games has officially acknowledged the existence of a still-active exploit plaguing GTA Online at the moment. According to reports, the worst-case scenario is griefers can use this security breach to delete accounts and even affect your PC. This is a potentially dangerous hack that could lead to an expensive lawsuit at the expense of Rockstar if it's not fixed immediately.

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Rockstar Games are encouraging GTA Online players to take a break.

Shortly after the GTA Online exploit became public, Rockstar confirmed that it's aware of the exploit and currently working on a fix, saying:

We are aware of potential new exploits in GTA Online for PC, which we aim to resolve in an upcoming planned security-related Title Update.

Rockstar is encouraging affected individuals to contact Rockstar Support for help.

It isn't clear when the fix is coming and what Rockstar will do about the problem, but acknowledging it is a good start.

GTA Online is one of Rockstar's biggest money-makers, raking in half a billion dollars annually for the better part of the past decade. The now-standalone multiplayer game survived a challenging launch.

The current and ongoing issue in GTA Online is a remote code execution exploit (RCE) that's not unlike the same problem that shut down Dark Souls 3 PvP servers for months.

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Rockstar Games needs to patch the exploit asap to prevent it from causing more problems.

It's highly unlikely Rockstar will let the issue persist for as long as FromSoftware did, or that it will take extreme measures like shutting down GTA Online servers but the developers might have no choice if it can't come up with a fix immediately.

Let's just hope things don't come to that. In the meantime, players can check out the GTA Trilogy on Steam.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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