Rockstar is planning a special stimulus package for those who have played or will play Grand Theft Auto Online this month.
By way of apology for the technical issues the game’s online mode continues to face, the company will deposit half a million dollars of virtual currency into all players’ bank accounts.
“For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet,” said the company.
In order to keep the worldwide in-game economy balanced, the cash will be doled out in two $250,000 chunks. Players must install the game's latest patch to receive the money.
Rockstar is hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week, after it has confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed.
The second deposit will happen by the end of the month.