Rockstar To Offer Early GTA Online Players A Free $500K In Virtual Currency

If you have followed the GTA Online launch at all, you likely already know that it did not go as smoothly as planned. Frankly, it was one of the worst launches I have ever experienced and was especially disappointing considering Rockstar waited an extra few weeks to prepare before opening the access to the online component.

The launch was plagued with cloud server errors, connection issues, lost progress, and other miscellaneous bugs. Rockstar is aware of this dark cloud that has loomed over their GTA Online component for current and prospective gamers so they have decided to try and make up for it. Their method of doing this is by offering a free $500,000 of in-game currency to eligible players whom have experienced the issues during these first few weeks. Wondering if you qualify for this “stimulus package”?

Here is Rockstar's criteria:

  • 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.

The first payment is expected to take place sometime next week and will be announced on Rockstar's Official Newswire so stay tuned for more information as it is released!

Via: Joystiq
Source: Rockstar's Newswire