Flips can happen in the world of virtual currencies like Bitcoin, but in the case of GTA 5’s online casino, it has to do with a glitch that was discovered after an earlier version of the game was released.
As Ars Technica reported last week, the game’s official forums had been hacked by an unknown actor.
The user, who has not been identified, then exploited the glitch to create a new game with the same name as GTA 5.
But the hacker also removed the name of the real money market rate from the game, which was causing players to spend a lot more than normal.
“The real money rate was removed from the new game so players could get their money back, but there was no real change in the real-money market rates,” said a spokesperson for Rockstar Games, who told Ars Technic that the glitch was fixed on the latest version of GTA5, which is scheduled to be released on April 20.
“It was a huge mistake, and we are actively working to fix it.”
However, the new glitch is not the only one to occur on GTA 5, as the hacker has been known to change game files to bypass online protection measures.
“This new glitch may also be related to the other ones that have been found in the last few days,” said Rockstar spokesperson Brian Switzer.
“If you play GTA5 and get this glitch, please let us know so we can get you back to a playable state.”
It is not known how the hacker managed to get the name and date of the GTA 5 beta version off the website.
But some players are now complaining that they have spent more than usual, because they can’t log into their games and are not able to play online with others.
“GTA5 is a game that I enjoy, and if you spend too much money in the game it makes it hard to get back to the main menu,” one user on the Rockstar forums wrote.
“I have no idea how to stop it.”