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[dropcap]R[/dropcap]ockstar have said that players who received substantial amounts of money from hackers on GTA Online will not be banned.

Last week it was reported that several gamers on Rockstar’s multiplayer open world had been gifted nine figure payouts from hackers taking advantage of glitch within the game.

Players had been querying all week regarding whether or not they would be punished or banned for using the money and many were concerned that their accounts could be closed, something that Sony and Microsoft say could happen if cheaters are caught.

However, Rockstar have put those concerns to rest and said that players who were playing honestly won’t be punished because of routine sweeps conducted by developers.

Writing on their Support page, they said: “To keep the gameplay environment as fair as possible for legitimate players, we routinely do sweeps to separate out cheaters and modders, and to reverse any illegitimate transactions. ┬áThese sweeps are based on in-game automated detection, examination of suspicious gameplay statistics, and also manually-reviewed evidence submitted by the Community.

“If you were not engaged in any willful cheating or exploiting yourself, you do not need to worry about getting caught up in our work to separate out cheaters from the rest of the population.”

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