Grand Theft Auto Online had a difficult launch since October 1st, with players being frustrated by glitches like permanently losing characters and cars, cloud server and connection issues, games not saving, etc. Rockstar Games is making good by throwing two installments of $250,000 at everyone who’s logged into the game this month.
How it will work
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. [press release via Kotaku]
They’re planning the first half of the $500K to go out next week and the other half coming by the end of the month. The $500K has a real world value of $10, the regular price of a Bull Shark cash card worth $500K in GTA.
Make it rain, Rockstar.