Rockstar Makes Changes to GTA 5's Fraud Protection Mechanism
- Nov 09, 2022
Rockstar Games, the developer, and publisher of the popular Grand Theft Auto series has made a number of changes to the game's anti-cheat engine in an effort to combat cheating.
The change, which was discovered by a user on the GTA 5 subreddit, means that the game will now automatically delete any mods or custom content that is installed on a player's computer.
This is a strange move by Rockstar, as the company has always been relatively tolerant of mods and custom content in its games. In fact, many of the most popular mods for GTA 5 are created by Rockstar themselves, such as the popular "Police Mod" which allows players to experience what it would be like to be a member of the LAPD.
It's not clear why Rockstar has decided to make this change, but it's likely that it is in response to the recent spate of cheating that has been going on in GTA 5's online multiplayer mode, GTA Online. Cheaters have been using mods to give themselves an unfair advantage over other players, and it seems that Rockstar has finally had enough.
The most significant change is the addition of a "report" function that allows players to report cheaters to Rockstar. The report function will send a report to Rockstar's servers, which will then be analyzed by the company's anti-cheat team.
In addition, Rockstar has also made changes to the way that the game's anti-cheat engine detects and bans cheaters. The company has not provided details on what these changes are, but they are likely to be significant.
The changes come in the wake of a number of high-profile cheating incidents in GTA Online, the multiplayer component of GTA 5. In November, a group of cheaters used a modified version of the game to teleport around the map and kill other players.
In December, another group of cheaters used a similar method to teleport to a player's location and then kill them.
Rockstar has been criticized for its handling of cheating in GTA Online. The company has been slow to respond to cheating reports and has not been clear about what it is doing to combat cheating.
The change to the anti-cheat engine will no doubt be welcomed by the vast majority of GTA 5 players, who are sick of being killed by cheaters. However, it's also likely to anger the modding community, who have always seen GTA 5 as a platform for creativity and self-expression.
Only time will tell how this change will affect the GTA 5 community in the long run, but for now, it seems that Rockstar is dead set on stamping out cheating in GTA Online.