Red Dead Online Halloween Mask
Red Dead Online's Halloween Mask. Courtesy of Rockstar Games, via VG247.

Rockstar Games has posted answers on five subjects related to money lobbies, glitch abusing, account boosting, online mods, exploits, temporary and permanent account suspensions.

If you’re found abusing glitches or other in-game exploits on Rockstar Games Social Club Accounts, your account will be suspended.  Other activities include –

  • modding in online games
  • exploiting or abusing game mechanics in online games
  • participating in “money lobbies”
  • account boosting
  • account “recovery”
  • promoting methods of abuse/glitching
  • promoting modding of online games
  • manipulating protected game data and code,
  • interfering with other players’ gameplay experience.

“Some accounts may be corrected, rather than suspended, which removes illegitimately gained cash, rank, property or inventory,” Rockstar writes. “Rockstar Games Social Club Account suspensions due to these reasons may be temporary suspensions or permanent bans depending on the user’s actions.”

As mentioned, Rockstar has posted about two types of account suspensions – temporary and permanent (also known as a ban). On the company’s EULA page, it says, “If we believe or have any reason to suspect that you have engaged in an Unauthorized Transaction, you further agree that Licensor may, in its sole discretion, restrict your access to your available VC and VG in your User Account or terminate or suspend your User Account and your rights to any VC, VG, and other items associated with your User Account.”

Temporary Suspension

If your Social Club account is temporarily suspended, you won’t be able to access online play for, be it Red Dead Online or GTA Online for a limited period. The suspension expiration date will be displayed on the in-game splash screen of the Story Mode. Additionally, all your online progress will be reset. This includes your character progression, missions, property and inventory.

If you continue to violate Rockstar’s Terms and Conditions, your account may face a permanent ban.

Permanent Ban

Some accounts may be immediately banned from all titles, without first being suspended, for violations including cheat development, malicious attacks against Rockstar titles and services, or other egregious violations of Rockstar’s EULA or Terms of Service.