[Notes] Modifications in GTA V and GTA Online


All in time.
Dec 3, 1997
New York
Per the Rockstar Games Newswire postings at: http://www.rockstargames.com/newswir...online-updates, I wanted to repeat a few things as a reminder, mostly in regard to the use of modifications in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

"I'm having soo much fun with GTAV on the PC but I just have one question about it, how come you are not allowing mods for it?" - @ClarkMatthew63
"Will I get banned from GTA Online for using a FoV Mod or Oculus Rift mod?" -

We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV. 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. 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 in summary, please note that though the policy use of modifications has not changed in the sense that they are allowed for singleplayer modes, they are not permitted in GTA Online - which at the moment - is (technically) tightly similar to singleplayer and as a result, people have still become banned for using modifications in singleplayer. It is thereby recommended that players continue to use caution with using modifications online.

Hopefully in due time, there may be updates similar to the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV where players can modify their games and still be able to play in separate Online game sessions with other fellow players using modified games.