Red Dead Online & GTA Online are most notoriously known in the gaming community with their long standing problems of hacking issues in both online titles. Thousands of cheaters have always had the power to ruin a player’s experience across both games, with most online mod menus enabling cheaters the ability to force join a player’s session without an invitation or even worse obtain a player’s local IP address.
The major Rockstar ID problem is now addressed, and fixes to foreseen for GTA Online
Now however it appears Rockstar Games have taken these issues more seriously, amid a surge of complaints of a cheater using a game and wide Social Club exploit of sending millions of game invites across active GTA Online players on the PC platform under a newly known name in the Rockstar Games community, “ballstorture”, no pun intended.
This led to Rockstar Games issuing a patch to both Red Dead Online and GTA Online title clients on the week beginning of 25th April with a pack full of recent fixes to keep these nasty cheaters from ruining everyone’s game experience. It’s usually really rare for the company to ever issue a patch for their game titles unless it’s related to new content.
Per Rockstar’s most prominent community member, TezFunz2 on Twitter stated that Red Dead Online’s patch from the week of 25th of April that a handful of address issues that enabled cheaters to use a Rockstar ID (see more details later on what this means), to force join any player’s session – this problem mostly affected content creators which caused them to be harassed on a daily basis. It’s currently unknown if these fixes will carry over to GTA Online – it’s more likely something Rockstar could be addressing at the time of writing.
What’s a Rockstar ID?
A Rockstar ID is attached to everyone’s Social Club account, once you’re signed up to the Social Club, it automatically generates a random 9 digit number which stays attached to your account forever and cannot be changed at this time. This 9 digital number can be accessed anytime through a mod menu or using inspect element on the Social Club’s official website – this key was used to abuse both game’s clients to force join a player’s session without an invitation, which as stated above has been officially addressed for Red Dead Online.
No more KKK spawning in Red Dead Online, for good
Alongside these highly requested fixes, Tez says it’s no longer possible for cheaters to spawn the KKK character models into Red Dead Online, the KKK character models were utilised in the title’s single player component for a random open-world event.
Rockstar has always tried to tackle this issue, but now it looks like the developers have taken this issue a step further, now blocking the clothing components from spawning in Red Dead Online ever again, it’s unlikely for cheaters to ever spawn the models again thanks to this new fix.
A new ban wave is underway for Red Dead Online & cheating mod menus are being detected
As these new fixes were deployed the company has taken further steps of banning any suspected players of cheating in Red Dead Online, Tez has also stated a popular mod menu South, is now being detected within the game’s anti-cheat engine – therefore expect a boat of a load of cheaters with a nice slap of bans in the coming days and weeks.
It’s greatly appreciated Rockstar Games is taking these issues seriously and we hope more steps are taken further beyond going forward for Red Dead Online and GTA Online. It’s for the better and is the right direction that both games need.