Grand Theft Auto Online (GTA Online) is a massively popular multiplayer game set in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) universe. It was released in 2013 as a part of Grand Theft Auto V and has since become a standalone game that can be played on multiple platforms, including PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.
GTA Online has a large player base and is consistently one of the most played games on Steam, the famous digital distribution platform for PC games. It is also widely popular on console platforms and has sold millions of copies.
The popularity of GTA Online has continued to grow over the years, thanks in part to regular updates and new content releases from Rockstar Games, the developer of the game.
But when there’s so much popularity, it’s obvious that hacks will also occur sooner or later.
New hack affects both online and single-mode in GTA 5
ComicBook.com spreads the news about a pesky new hack affecting GTA 5 players who either prefer the single-player mode or the GTA Online version of the insanely-popular game. The GTA community is concerned about the new hack, as hackers have been using new exploits called “crash” and “kick” to disrupt single-player and any type of GTA Online lobby. These exploits allow the hacker to crash the session without even being present in it, making the problem even more severe. These exploits are being referred to as “remote” because they can be executed from a distance without the hacker having to be in the same session as the victim. These exploits are causing significant disruptions and inconveniences for players, as they are being used to crash single-player and GTA Online lobbies.
An individual named Tez2, who is well-known within the Rockstar Games community and is considered a reliable source of information on GTA matters, has reported on the issue in question, to be more precise. Tez2 is considered a prominent member of the GTA community and has a reputation for accurately sharing information and updates related to the game.
However, there are still ways to overcome the issue, so there’s no need to panic if you’re a GTA 5 player.
Here’s what Tez2 had to say, as ComicBook.com quotes:
There are new remote ‘crash’ and ‘kick’ exploits out in the wild,
You can be crashed in single-player or any GTA Online lobby type. The cheater doesn’t have to be in the session. Using a firewall to block connections will protect you from these exploits.
But there’s more. The same source reveals that Rockstar knows about the problem and that it’s already trying to solve it. An official statement will probably land soon enough from the devs of the game.
In addition to its core gameplay, which involves completing missions and activities in a virtual world, GTA Online also offers a wide range of customization options and social features that allow players to interact with each other and compete in various modes.