Rockstar pays modder $10,000 for fixing ‘GTA Online’ loading times. Dude, I have the wrong skills.
You know how a modder, like a month back or some shit, found a fix for GTA Online‘s load times? Well, that motherfucker is now $10,000 richer. After implementing dude’s fix, Rockstar paid the dude for his services. Talk about a wild, wild fucking future. Also, fuck me. I really have the wrong sort of skill sets. Unless Rockstar is looking for someone to write very expensive press releases which involve sentences about jizz and Mountain Dew. In which case, I’m about to be fucking loaded.
Remember how yesterday we told you about the modder who found a way to greatly improve GTA Online load times on the PC? That fix, identified and approved by Rockstar, has already gone live, and the modder responsible has been paid for their work.
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Fan Fixes GTA Online Load Times, Rockstar Makes It Official
Earlier this month, GTA Online player t0st found a way to cut down the game’s load times by 70%. It
GTAV Title Update 1.53 is out now, and on PC it has led to “improvements to PC loading times”. Rockstar’s update also shouts out the modder responsible, adding, “Thanks to t0st for his contributions around this part of today’s title update.”
That’s not the only thanks t0st received, though. Rockstar has a bounty program running where anyone discovering privacy and security issues in their games is eligible for a $10,000 reward. While t0st’s work fell outside that, he says Rockstar paid him from the program anyway, as an “exception”.