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Does GTA Online Still Have Anti-Cheat?

Below, we'll be looking at whether GTA Online still has anti-cheat or if it's been removed as suggested by recent leaks.
Does GTA Online Still Have Anti-Cheat?

GTA Online has always had its issues with cheaters in the past, with players using God Mode, mechanic hacks, infinite ammo cheats, etc. Recent news, however, has fans questioning the future of GTA Online as Rockstar has supposedly removed a massive percentage of their anti-cheat system for PC players. 

If this news comes as a surprise to you, or you want to know more about this frankly bizarre turn of events, then keep reading. Below you can find all the details on Rockstar's anti-cheat decision and whether GTA Online will still have anti-cheat. 

30 November 2022: We've updated this article with the latest information about the GTA Online anti-cheat situation.

Does GTA Online Still Have Anti-Cheat?

Does GTA Online Still Have Anti Cheat Yes but possibly removed
GTA Online still has Anti-Cheat, but according to recent leaks, most of it has been removed. (Picture: Rockstar)

The short answer to this question is yes, GTA Online still has anti-cheat software. However, according to a recent leak, most of it has now been removed, which lets us question whether it might as well have been removed outright. As stated by Rockstar insider TezFun, who tweeted, “In an odd move, the latest #GTAV PC patch removes essential components of the anti-cheat system. Resulting in the removal of approximately 95% of the anti-cheat system.”

Upon discovering this, many fans joked that the anti-cheat system had done nothing to prevent cheaters in the past, saying that Rockstar may as well have deleted the entire thing instead of leaving 5% of it intact. However, this does leave many questions from fans as to what Rockstar is planning with this bizarre removal. 

Some speculate that it could simply be Rockstar getting ready to roll out a new anti-cheat system, especially with the significant annual winter update quickly approaching. It remains to be seen if this will be the case, but it's obvious that some GTA fans are confused by this and are wondering what Rockstar has up their sleeves. 

Although Rockstar Games hasn't explicitly stated that it would update its anti-cheat system, it wouldn't be shocking if it did. Especially when we consider the recent breach that the company experienced, which led to Grand Theft Auto VI footage being leaked and its source code being compromised.

Does GTA Online Still Have Anti Cheat Possibly receive and overhaul but will have to wait and see
If Anti-Cheat has been removed to make way for an overhaul, then we'll have to wait for official word from Rockstar to confirm. (Picture: Rockstar)

So for now, we'll have to take Tez's reporting with a grain of salt and await official word from Rockstar regarding the anti-cheat system in GTA Online and GTA V. The game still has anti-cheat enabled, whether it's 5% or in full capacity. Either way, only time will see what the future holds for the anti-cheat system in GTA Online. 

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Featured image courtesy of Rockstar Games.

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