A new exploit has appeared in Grand Theft Auto V for PC which allows cheaters to crash and kick you from Single player sessions.
The exploit means the cheater doesn’t need to be in a session and you can be in a Single Player story mission or Free roaming whilst the exploit is used against you. The exploit also works in any Grand Theft Auto Online lobby.
The exploit was revealed by TezFunz2 on Twitter and also added that using a Firewall to block any connections will help to avoid this exploit.
Tez also added in a follow up tweet that Rockstar Games is aware of the game breaking issue and is working on resolving it as soon as possible. Due to it being the holiday season the developers are currently on vacation and will only be called in for emergencies, so this exploit may take a few days to be fixed.
Workaround for exploit
A workaround for the exploit has been posted on Twitter by @Speyedr_AU. A ‘firewall’ which you can download for Grand Theft Auto V & GTA Online which will prevent anyone from gaining access to your session and crashing you.
Speyder has also stated that you can briefly turn off the firewall to allow friends to join you and then use the firewall to relock the session.
Hopefully this issue is resolved soon, but with Rockstar’s track record with how they treat players on PC, i wouldn’t hold your breath.
You can download the firewall here, then select Locked Session. Its as simple as that.
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