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Grand Theft Auto Online players lose thousands of in-game dollars due to bug in holiday gift

Players lose earned currency after acquiring holiday gift

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Raymond Bakker
Monday 25 December 2017 - 15:53 GMT
1 min.
Grand Theft Auto Online players lose thousands of in-game dollars due to bug in holiday gift
Monday 25 December 2017 - 15:53 GMT
by
Raymond Bakker


Grand Theft Auto Online players are reporting they have lost GTA$ 535,000 after acquiring the Albany Hermes Muscle Car, a free holiday gift development studio Rockstar Games is giving away.


In a bug report submitted on the studio's support website players are complaining about losing a large amount of their earned in-game currency after acquiring the gift.

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The Albany Hermes Muscle Car is a holiday season gift Rockstar Games released last Friday to celebrate Christmas Eve. However, instead of giving the vehicle away free of charge acquiring the vehicle actually resulted in a significant loss of GTA dollars.

The bug is likely related to a hidden fee the game charges players when they acquire the vehicle instead of giving it away for free. The transaction also won't show up in the game's Maze Bank Account Transactions screen. Whether the studio will refund the currency is still unknown.
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Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.
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