GTA Online gets new patch to fix major PC security flaws

GTA Online has been updated to fix some major issues that plagued the PC version. GTA Online is one of the most popular games out there, but it is also a game that has received a lot of criticism from PC players. While the PC version has paved the way for incredible mods and RP servers, the core online experience has been flawed for a while now in a way that the console versions aren’t. It is routinely disrupted by hackers and cheaters who can not only ruin the experience for other players by being annoying, but in some cases can seriously damage players’ accounts.

Recently, players realized that an exploit in GTA Online essentially allowed hackers to force bans, crashes and more on other players who were just minding their own business. Although everyone likes the thought of free money and RP GTA Online, forcing it on other players may result in Rockstar flagging and penalizing their account. It’s a dangerous game and these exploits quickly caught the attention of Rockstar, who promised to fix it. Thankfully it has been fixed and a new patch on PC will fix these issues and should hopefully prevent something like this from happening again in the future. You can check out the patch notes for the new update below.


  • Implemented a new data protocol in GTA Online to improve the security of network sessions and messages between players
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a player’s GTA Online experience to be modified by a third party, including:
    • Change GTA$ balance, RP level, Bad Sport status and other player stats
    • manipulation of players being kicked or crashed

Game stability and performance

  • General stability improvements

Many players warned each other to simply avoid the PC version until further notice. Fortunately, this new patch means PC players can return to GTA Online without having to fear these frustrating exploits. Of course, it’s always possible that new exploits will be discovered, but hopefully they won’t be nearly as serious as the ones that have been patched.

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