Last Friday, Rockstar announced steps to compensate players of GTA Online for the multiple technical issues suffered since the mode launched October 1st. Anyone who plays GTA Online during October will be eligible to receive a $500,000 payout which will be split into two payments of $250,000 in order to prevent breaking the in game economy.
Today, Rockstar also confirmed that those players who reported the loss of online characters and their progression status are sadly not recoverable, and the $500,000 pay out is a way to get their replacement characters “back on their feet”, also an update as to when more in game tasks such as Hiests may be made available:
For those that are still having any technical issues, as mentioned above there is a title update coming next week that will include more fixes including the vehicle loss one – and we will remain committed to continuing to fine-tune the game to address any and all issues to get GTA Online running as smooth as possible. Please remember to visit the Rockstar Support site at http://support.rockstargames.com for the latest info or to report your problem if you don’t see it there.
For those asking about their lost characters or rank, those will not be able to be restored so we sincerely hope that this cash stimulus we’re giving out this month will help you get back on your feet or to make your new life in Los Santos & Blaine extra sweet.
For those asking about other forthcoming GTA Online content such as Heists, those are indeed in the works and we hope to provide an update with release timing soon.