Legal threats from Grand Theft Auto Online’s parent company, Take-Two Interactive, wiped out popular PC cheat maker Luna Cheats over the weekend and even got them to give their earned money to charity.
Luna Cheats website is now a single page, blank except for a 50 word apology to the GTA Online community and a promise to “donate our proceeds to a Take-Two designated charity.”
With the Mod menu of Luna Cheats, GTA Online players can switch to god or “demigod” mode, distort their running or swimming speed, regenerate armor and health, as well as a variety of grief attacks on other players of the massive multiplayer mode To run. how to blow them up or get their vehicle into the atmosphere. The ability to spawn hundreds of cars can crash servers and bring the game to a halt for others as well.
Eurogamer, who reported first On shutdown, it was found that hacking and modding abuse seemed to increase afterwards Grand Theft Auto 5 was given away for free on the Epic Games Store.
Grand Theft Auto Online is the persistent multiplayer world of 2013 Grand Theft Auto 5, which is still reaching massive audiences (and microtransaction revenues) nearly eight years after launch. So it’s still a ripe target for scammers.
Take-Two’s legal team has turned against cheat sellers over the years. In 2018, they received a restraining order in federal court to shut down someone who had made and sold two GTA Online mods that also allowed cheating and grief, like Luna cheats.