GTA Online has always had a big cheater problem. Because GTA 5 is currently available free of charge in the Epic Games Store, hackers are now making a real comeback in multiplayer mode. And that causes great frustration among the honest players of the rock star title – as they denounce on social networks such as Reddit and Co.
Why cheaters currently have free travel
Where is the problem? It’s nothing new that cheaters can become a nuisance in Grand Theft Auto 5’s multiplayer mode. However, Rockstar Games got the hackers under control – at least in part, because of fairly consistent perma-bans.
With the free campaign in the Epic Games Store, this measure is no longer so daunting: Since cheaters no longer have to spend real money in their hands to play GTA 5, they are currently flooding the servers of GTA Online.
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After all, hackers can use Rockstar Games after every spell create a new Epic accountto secure GTA 5 again free of charge and thus cause a stir in the Open World of GTA Online.
GTA Online Server: “Unplayable” at the weekend
For example, the GTA Online servers not only went to their knees under the huge flood of players at the weekend, but also became overrun by hackers and cheaters
For example, some hackers spawned endless planes, causing the servers to crash. Others locked GTA Online players in cages that suddenly made them pop up in the game world. And then there are the cheaters that simply let giant Mechs – composed of fighter jets and tanks – trudge through GTA Online.
In the following we have collected some contributions for you on Reddit and Co., in which GTA Online players report on their recent cheater encounters. Some users currently describe the multiplayer mode of GTA 5 as “unplayable”
Is an end to the hacker plague in sight?
GTA 5 is only free until May 21st in the Epic Games Store available. Accordingly, the hacker wave should subside at the latest a few days after this date. Of course, modders will still haunt GTA Online afterwards, but probably not in the sheer mass and high frequency as in the past few days.