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Rockstar giving all GTA: Online players $500,000 as an apology for the launch problems

by: Nathan -
More On: Grand Theft Auto Online
Were you one of the unfortunate GTA: Online players to lose everything? Your house, car, money, your entire character? If you were, Rockstar will try to soften the blow by releasing a $500,000 "Stimulus Package" to all players of GTA: Online starting as early as next week as an apology for all the launch problems. In another Newswire post, Rockstar comments that almost all of the online problems are close to being dealt with and that next weeks content patch should help fix the remaining problems. 

The package will arrive as two $250,000 payments deposited directly into your players bank account and the first payment will roll out as early as next week when the next content patch is released. There is a list of qualifications to be eligible for the stimulus package, which you can read below. 
  • 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.