Take-Two shuts down GTA Online Force Hax cheating tool

Isaac Cain
June 19, 2017

The machinima, made in GTA 5 and using OpenIV, depicts agents wearing Rockstar windbreakers and Take-Two Interactive badges serving a cease and desist order.

The protests are in full swing over Take-Two Interactive's shutdown of popular singleplayer modding tool OpenIV.

"Grand Theft Auto" (GTA) has always been a popular video game.

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Two Grand Theft Auto Online cheat menus have shut down this week, the first being Force Hax and the second being Menyoo. The studio has already taken legal action against the creators of the cheats for GTA Online.

Menyoo's website also has an apology listed in place of all previous content. Menyoo will also be donating earnings to charity, though it is waiting on Take-Two to choose one first. Users could generate endless amounts of cash, steal money from others, insta-kill players remotely, and much more. "We apologize for any and all problems Menyoo has caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online community". In response to the modding purge, fans of OpenIV have taken to Steam, Google, and Change.org to voice their frustration.

"It was a hard decision, but when any modding activity has been declared illegal, we can't see any possibilities to continue this process, unless top management of Take-Two company makes an official statement about modding, which can be used in court". "GTA V" has been receiving overwhelmingly negative reviews as thousands of players are unable to enjoy the game because they are unable to access the mods necessary for the experience. At the time of writing over 39,000 reviews have been submitted recently, with majority being classed as "Overwhelmingly Negative". What has left many puzzled is why Rockstar, who have mostly been in support of the modding community, would decide to act against Open IV all of a sudden.

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