Hours into the release of the much-awaited GTA V Online DLC, Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1, reports are pouring in that GTA V single-player mods have started to malfunction and cease working.
iDigitalTimes reports that the latest update to GTA V Online, containing the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 DLC, messed with the in-game codes, causing a lot of GTA V mods to not work—even supposedly legitimate single-player GTA V mods. Rockstar has just put out two thumbs up for single-player GTA V mods, but with the latest GTA V Online update crippling mods, is the company just playing with our heads?
Discussion on the malfunction of GTA V single-player mods started on the GTA Forums after the Ill-Gotten DLC went live. Creator of the Script Hook V, Alexander Blade, broke the news and advised GTA V players to back-up their files before getting the patch.
I wonder if RockStar will say again that they are not against single player mods. Got the patch (1.0.372.2), native hashes are changed, drm code protection is applied to lots of script related functions, including natives itself. Backup your files til ScriptHookV update.”
A lot of GTA V players that were using mods in single-player mode are very upset about the report, since Rockstar gave its word that single-player mods in GTA V are okay. The passionate blog post by Rockstar in May about the issue of GTA V single-player mods have confirmed this, and also hinted that further GTA V updates could mess with mod scripts.
Recent updates to GTA V PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods. Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.”
The newest 2GB patch for GTA V has immensely tampered with a lot of scripts, causing the GTA V mods to malfunction. However, as made clear by Rockstar, and another user in the GTA Forums, the GTA V updates are unintentionally causing problems for single-player mods since Rockstar has been very adamant about protecting the GTA V Online multiplayer mode from modding—and the script for single-player and multiplayer are closely-knit.
GTA V player and GTA Forums member Tuskin38 writes:
Of course they’re not against [single-player] modding, but the same things that can modify [single-player] also affect [multiplayer], so if they do something to protect [multiplayer] it is more then likely going to effect [single-player].”
But, of course, with the talent and passion of GTA V modders, it’s only a matter of time before they get the GTA V mods up and running again.
Do you think Rockstar is tampering with the mods on purpose, or is this just a casualty of the huge Ill-Gotten Gains DLC for GTA V Online? Let us know your thoughts below.
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