Rockstar Will Not Ban Players For Using GTAV Single-Player Mods
After silence regarding their recent update banning players for using mods, GTAV developer Rockstar finally made an announcement that they will not ban players for using single-player mods. Rockstar claims that the bans due to mods was an accident caused by the most recent update.
"We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV. Recent updates to GTAV 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."
Rockstar also noted that they are working to minimize all cheating in the online version and that all effects on the single-player mode are an inadvertent side effect.