There's no denying that GTA Online had struggled in the outset. Honestly, we shouldn't have been surprised, given the prior warning by Rockstar. We're definitely in the home stretch as far as the servers being mostly stable. I myself was able to hop on these past few nights without a hitch.
To ease the pain of those who took off work and stayed home from school during the launch of GTA Online, and those who felt burned by the whole experience, Rockstar is giving away half a million dollars to every player as part of a Stimulus Package. The cash will be deposited to player's bank accounts in via two deposits of $250,000. Rockstar hopes to smooth things over with the Stimulus Package with players affected by loss of data and characters.
To get your payout, this is what you have to do.
You must play or have played Grand Theft Auto Online at any time during the month of October 2013 in order to qualify for the GTA$500,000 deposit in your in-game bank account.
Players will first have to install a forthcoming GTAV title update which we expect to happen next week. That title update (1.04) is expected to fix the remaining instances of issues that have caused vehicle purchase loss and will also enable the functionality through which we’ll be providing this GTA$ stimulus cash to players.
We will announce at the Rockstar Newswire when each deposit is made.
Each of the two GTA$250,000 deposits will be made by Rockstar and should automatically appear in the in-game GTA Online bank accounts of eligible players. Beyond downloading the forthcoming title update mentioned above, there should not be any additional special action required by eligible players to redeem.
Not too shabby Rockstar. It's as if you didn't already make one of the best games of the year!