So what is the term is so 2009, the folks over at Rockstar Games are offering a “special stimulus package” for all players of Grand Theft Auto Online. Going out to anyone that logs in this October, a half million GTA$ will be deposited into GTA Online bank accounts of all players that log in. The in-game currency will follow the release of a new $100 US bill closely. Distribution begins next week.
The cash, which is to make up for early technical issues with GTA Online, will be distributed in two lump sums of $250,000. Nice to see that winning the lottery has no taxes in the virtual Hollywood et al. The split is to reduce any balance issues to the worldwide in-game economy. A second sum would be expected at the end of the month.
For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet.
Full details after the cut.
- 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.