Rockstar appear to be suddenly banning a lot of PC players from GTA Online after a recent game update.
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A growing thread in the GTA Online subreddit contains more than a thousand posts from users saying they’ve been banned since the Southern San Andreas Super Sports Series update, whichadds new vehicles and the Hotring Circuit to the game. The wave of bans began after the update launched this week and appears to only be affecting PC players.
As the original post points out, everyone complains about the legitimacy of their ban, whether it was for a good reason or not. But the recent sharp spike in negative Steam reviews for Grand Theft Auto V certainly lends credence to the idea that something’s amiss.
Redditors have theorized that the tunables in SSASSS may be getting flagged as illegal mods, but it’s impossible to confirm whether that’s actually the case.
Rockstar hasn’t responded publicly to the complaints yet and their Twitter accounts haven’t mentioned anything. A client patch Sunday morning that altered the SSASSS update’s tunables may suggest they’re aware of the issue.
We’ll update this story as we learn more. In the meantime, it may be best to wait before logging in to GTA Online. Thanks to Polygon for noticing this issue.