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GTA Online Locks Amazing QoL Feature Behind GTA+ Subscription

Rockstar's new DLC has locked arguably one of the most helpful quality-of-life features behind a paywall.
GTA Online Locks Amazing QoL Feature Behind GTA+ Subscription

Earlier today Rockstar Games released a brand new DLC to GTA Online, with the Bottom Dollar Bounties update. When fans log back into the game they'll soon be greeted with messages from Maude Eccles inducing players to the new Bail Enforcement Business, but there are also loads of new vehicles on offer and plenty more content coming in future weeks.

But as with any update, there's also a variety of bugfixes and quality-of-life features which also improve the overall experience for players. But in what might be one of the most unsurprising moves ever, Rockstar Games has locked one of the most helpful quality-of-life features behind their GTA+ subscription.

The feature in question allows players to claim business earnings from their character’s phone. So rather than traveling to your Arcade, Agency, Salvage Yard or other business to get your cash from the safe, you can quickly claim your money from the in-game phone app.

Rockstar's GTA+ subscription costs $7.99 / £6.99 / €7,99 a month (up previously from $5.99 / £4.99 / €5,99 as of June 2024) and is only available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

So for context, an obvious quality-of-life improvement, which would instantly improve the game for all players, has been stuck behind a paywall, which is also limited to next-gen consoles, and not even for PC players.

Naturally, this hasn't gone down well with fans, with one particular Reddit thread filled with unhappy GTA players upset at Rockstar's latest grift.

Hopefully, Rockstar sees common sense and brings this particular feature to the whole player base. We can completely understand locking certain features behind a paywall, like early access to new content, or extra incentives like more garage space for cars. But locking a QoL feature which makes the game less tedious for players, just seems obtuse at the expense of trying to earn a quick buck. =

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