New GTA Online update released to fix major hack, patch notes posted
A few weeks ago we reported a new GTA Online exploit that hackers were using to ban and corrupt your character data on the PC version of the game. It hasn’t been safe to play this version of GTAO ever since. , but luckily you can now return to Los Santos.
Rockstar Games responded a few days after the exploit went viral in the GTA Online community noting that an update would be released to stop this exploit. They have now released the security patch to stop the major issue affecting players. It is around 350MB in size and is live on the Rockstar Launcher, Epic Games Store, and Steam.
Rockstar Support has released the patch notes for GTAV title update 1.66 on PC:
Implemented a new data protocol in GTA Online to improve the security of network sessions and player-to-player messaging. Bad Sport status and other player statistics
Game stability and performance
General stability improvements
If you have been affected by any of these recent exploits, for example your account has been corrupted, Rockstar Games support has told you that you should contact them with a request. This means that if your account has been banned/corrupted by a cheater, Rockstar Support will help you.
Social Club will be undergoing maintenance
Another notice you might want to be aware of is that Rockstar Games Services will see it unavailable for a short time. On the Rockstar Support home page, a banner reads: Rockstar Games services that support Social Club will be undergoing maintenance on February 2, 2023, starting at 5:00 UTC. During this time, comments on User Content on Social Club will not be available to all users. This maintenance should not take long and services will return as soon as it is completed.
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