The $500,000 cash payout that Rockstar promised their users will receive has been delayed. Earlier this month Rockstar revealed that players who have logged into GTA Online during the month of October will receive two cash deposits of $250,000. The first payout was supposed to be available two weeks ago but it seems Rockstar aren’t ready to go ahead with these deposits.
While the developer did stress that these payouts are on their way, they no longer have a specific date. A post on the Rockstar Newswire explains that the studio is still fixing certain game bugs; they are only willing to resume with these payouts until all glitches have been resolved.
“We hope to have an update for you on that very soon,” it reads. “As others have mentioned here, we of course want to make sure player progress loss issues are addressed before providing everyone with their GTA$500K. Thanks for your patience and please stay tuned.”
This comes right after the controversial patch Rockstar recently rolled out for GTA Online. While the patch does fix plenty of issues still found online, it also halved repeat mission payouts. Meaning, players will only receive half the money for a mission the second time they complete it. This makes earning money that much more difficult for players.