GTA 5 stimulus packages starting delivery today

If you played, GTA 5 in October, you're getting some (in-game) money through direct deposit in the next 48 hours.

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Rockstar announced today that stimulus package payments have started going out to all Grand Theft Auto Online players who logged into the game in October 2013.

You may recall that the online version of GTA hit an unexpected hiccup early in October that caused connection issues and loss of character progress for many players. The $500,000 recompense will be delivered to players' in-game accounts through direct deposit.

Rockstar added, "We expect that it will take up to two full days for the Stimulus Package to be fully delivered to the entire player base from October 2013, so please be patient if you do not see it appearing in your in-game bank account just yet."

Discussion

175 comments
Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Remove the screen flashing kill indicator or make it optional. I don't need to see my entire game flash with a little X to show me where each shot was landed. The blood works fine enough as hit markers. The flash gives me migraines and completely ruins immersion.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

GTAV online pretty much died for me when I realized it was just a place for people to get amazing at it and then kill you in the back with a shotgun.  Back to ME3MP for me.......

wizardboyus
wizardboyus

they need more heist missions, like way more, with more teamwork being needed to complete them. that's what would make the online shine, they just have to implement the best part of SP into MP!

mikees1
mikees1

Is it only me who seems to think the heists were just a con to get us to buy it? I think what we have now is ALL we were ever going to get, but had R* have said we'd get an empty world with 20 liquor stores to rob, a few races and some death matches no-one would hav cared. So they invented the heist that will never be. The only heists i think GTA5 will have are R* heisting people for their hard earned cash. Payday 2 is a better crime game and thats arcade standard graphics!

29052538
29052538

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FishMike
FishMike

I got the stimulus yesterday.I didnt need it though coz I exploit the LSC glitch for 27M.

The glitch gave me the oportunity to have all the vehicles I wanted in my garage.I also did another glitch to have a tank and attack heli in  my garage (I know how to store a Jet as well,but I dont want/need one).The Cars I got from the LSC glitch have given me the opportunity to have a bettter Win/Lose ratio in races than the regular players.The more I win in races the faster I lvl up.The faster I lvl the more weapons I have at my disposal.The more weapons I have the more fun it makes killing ppl in the lobby (but not destroying their personal vehicles and not using the tank - just clean killings).The more ppl I kill the more different paint models I get for my weapons.The more paint models I have,the cooler my character looks.


And while all the players that didnt use the glitch are bitchin about the players that used it,just remember...I'M KICKING A$$,HAVING A BLAST, AND I LOVE IT!!!


You can go and sell your Baller for 9K every 48 minutes, I'll keep selling my Baller for 95K every 48 seconds.

If you run in your Elegy RH8,I'm coming after you in a Entity XF fully modded (80% armor) and I'll kill you 9 out of 10 times.

ixeliteacexi
ixeliteacexi

I still do not have this money and I played throughout the entire month of October, being online everyday, so when am I going to get it?

Travis Powell
Travis Powell

That is the Schyster Fusilade. You can find that one on the streets and keep it. It was my first car online.

Travis Powell
Travis Powell

I could never buy the apt. going to them. I always used the phone web. Odd.

Travis Powell
Travis Powell

I received all $500k and now I have $300k left :D bought the Bullet and Conquette. Not sure what to use the rest on. Already have my $223k apt. No I'm not buying a rhino like everyone else. I hope there will be shop to invest in.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Good, now people can whine about something else instead of waiting for their fake digital dollars.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Would like a patch to turn off the hitmarkers in this game. The headcache inducing screen flash and little X that shows up when you fatally shoot an NPC kills immersion. Blood effects work good enough as hitmarkers, the X is just ugly and an insult to the players intelligence. The kill effect should at least be optional to turn off for people who want a more immersive experience, especially in the story mode.

dancthorpe
dancthorpe

What about Heists? They really need to give us more to do.

Harry Asimenos
Harry Asimenos

Finally got a nice apartment, too bad I don't really play online GTA anymore. Plus I totally messed up the trophy to own an apartment, garage and insured vehicle. No one told me you had to order the apartment on the dynasty8 website and not by actually going to the apartment and purchasing it. BS!

dark_jedi79
dark_jedi79

I would've cared about a month ago. I'm done with the game, the online is boring and repetitive. There are so many good games coming out this month, and next-gen, I haven't had a desire to pick it up at all. 

coolkid93
coolkid93

Got the stimulus package yesterday. Bought the $391k apartment, customized a car, and then I did a mission... a mission I have done before over and over and over again. GTA Online is fun for a little bit but the missions get repetitive. Steal these drugs, steal this car, pick his nose. I play the single player mode majority of the time.

BlazeKingz
BlazeKingz

Eh i love Rockstar and i finished the single player but not being able to go to multiplayer for weeks just made me move on. I bought AC:IV and forgot about gta online all together till i checked the gaming sites and saw poeple still talk about it.

jekyll
jekyll

I'd have rather gotten a nice influx of RP to move up two or three levels. Money is useless to me at this point. If there weren't an achievement, I never would have even bought an apartment or radically customized a car to begin with. I just want to play the game, not worry about how big a garage is or buff up pretend cars that don't really do anything for you.

Better they fix the useless lobby/invite system (which is really a begging system) so you can actually play what you want as much as you want. Not play a deathmatch and then pray people vote for the next game to be a deathmatch instead or going "oh, Criminal Records, I can get lots of useless money, I'm voting for that!"

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Looks like by the time I get this in a few weeks there wont be anyone online,

maybe that means I wont get immediately slaughtered!

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

I already had about $400,000 saved up , So I may have $900,000+ now by the looks of things, still its getting a bit to repetitive online now though, could do with some new game modes appearing or that custom mission making tool being released, more weapon or costumes to purchase via the store etc, customize costumes? yaaawn

tysandsnyc
tysandsnyc

Okay.  If GTA is not coming on next gen consoles this year, I'm gonna explode.

JustcallmeSoul
JustcallmeSoul

... i just looked and found out i created my account at 12:39 a.m on nov. 1st... hah...

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

Is this the 250gz or the whole 500 gizzle? Fo shizzle. My nizzle.

thatonedork
thatonedork

Too bad this game will be abandoned in the next few months.

Baz Beale
Baz Beale

Traded mine for ac4 shame gta v will only be remembered for its horrible buggy online and not single player

Armitage Fus
Armitage Fus

Just received mine yesterday. Who gives a flying F Bomb.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@VakarianGirl if you don't notice the screen flash and little x for each kill, you are blind or completely oblivious. I guess ignorance is bliss. Maybe  some people are in too much a daze to notice obtrusive screen flashes and ugly aesthetics clogging the screen during combat in GTA 5. Sadly, some people notice annoying details. An option to turn OFF the flashing kill indicator and the cheap x markers, for a more immersive experience would be nice, and people who like the flash and X markers clogging up their screen, can turn the kill indicators ON.

mikees1
mikees1

@FishMike So your a fuckin cheat! Well done. Spoil the game and in game ecconomy for other players! R* should ban glitchers.

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@FishMike All you did was show everyone HOW FUCKED UP THE ONLINE FEATURE IN THIS GAME REALLY IS. Cheers to you

JmaN123654
JmaN123654

@dark_jedi79 Same. They sure do have one good marketing team, because they made the online look amazing. But instead its the most boring repetitive multiplayer I have ever played. 

I played 5,000 matches of Halo 3 and didn't bored as fast as I did with GTA Online. Not to mention the issues they have had......

Timing Rockstar, Timing is everything.

2Black2Strong
2Black2Strong

@HapiJoel Dude, people are already playing other games. They fucked up. People have moved on to Ghosts and BF4. No one cares about this shit anymore. Rockstar had a month to shine and they pissed it all away. Better luck next time. They should've just focused on DLC for GTA 5 instead of this bullshit

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

@tysandsnyc It would have been announced by now...mid next year earliest I reckon.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@alwaysontheball @Dredcrumb9 I am talking about how the whole game flashes every time you make a kill with a gun. Start up Gta 5, start shooting people, you will see the annoying flash and the little x marker to indicate where each fatal shot was landed.

MissObvious
MissObvious

@jimdove2 @mikees1 Yeah, I was personally disappointed with the length of the single player story.  Also the lack of fun cheats (flying cars, prostitutes pay you, etc...) that started with IV continued, which I hate, because I feel those cheats really added a lot of replay value to the older games.  GTA V kind of left me feeling like they tried to make two games at once (V and Online) and both halves ended up suffering because of it.  I believe they will continue to update and improve upon Online, but until then, I am already burnt out on it, and that makes me kind of sad.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@MissObvious @jimdove2 @mikees1 yea the story was only 69 missions. Gta 4 had over 90 story missions. The lack of story, the lame immersion reducing strobe flash kill indicators that make combat feel sterile, and the mp that barely worked, made me sell my copy. I had such high hopes for this game, yet its the 1st gta game I ever sold.