Rockstar Games Permitted To Raid The Homes Of Accused GTA V Cheaters

Cheating is definitely a problem for a lot of games, and it seems Rockstar Games isn’t taking kindly to cheating in its hit title, Grand Theft Auto 5.

According to reports, Rockstar has ben granted permission to search the homes of players in Australia who’ve been accused of making cheat software.

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Rockstar and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive are looking for the culprits behind a cheat known as ‘Infamous,’ a now-offline cheat that allowed people to pay money to generate in-game currency, access a ‘god mode’ and pretty much make them unstoppable in the world of GTA 5.

Along with permission to raid two properties, the Australian federal court has apparently frozen the bank accounts of the five people involved, meaning they can only access their money for “modest living expenses.”

The court order also adds that the five people involved in the accusations can no longer create or use game cheats.

It’s believed that this is the first time such extreme tactics have been employed to stop cheating – though admittedly, Infamous is a pretty damaging cheat that seriously unbalances the game for genuine players.

Editor-in-chief of TorrentFreak, Ernesto van der Sar, who first reported on the situation, told the BBC: “The search and freezing order go beyond what I’ve ever seen in any cheating related cases.

“It shows that the copyright holders and the court take this issue rather seriously.”

“Many cheaters may believe that it’s a relatively harmless activity – but they ruin the fun for legitimate players.

“Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive Software are targeting the alleged developers of these cheats, who often sell and profit from their software.”

The case continues…