GTA V

Rockstar Calls Detente With Modders

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In recent days stories have been passed around the Web of people who have seemingly been kicked out of their Grand Theft Auto V PC games for modding, even though they only altered the single-player portion of their game. We knew that the GTA V modding tool, Script Hook V, had been rendered inoperable from a recent patch, seemingly intentionally. Was Rockstar so serious about preventing mods to its game that it was actually BANNING people?

Rockstar’s official site put out a post today finally confirming their stance on the whole thing. And the truth is….no, they have nothing against people who mod the single-player game. The bannings and the whole Script Hook V thing? Accidents.

Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods.

What Rockstar DOESN’T approve of are people who mod the multiplayer game to cheat online, which is of course perfectly reasonable. They will continue to look for ways to prevent cheating in matches and heists, but if anything in single-player gets disabled, it would not be their intention.

Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.

So run amok as a cat and drop giant whales on everyone with impunity. The war is over. Car cannons for everyone!

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