GTA 5 machinima depicts Rockstar and Take-Two killing OpenIV mods

Take-Two shuts down GTA Online Force Hax cheating tool

While Take Two's response to the move has been to state how it's all about stopping cheaters from dominating online play, it's a surprising move because games like GTA benefit hugely from their enormous modding communities.

Take-Two has rapidly been closing down GTA Online mods and the community isn't liking it one bit. "GTA V" has been receiving overwhelmingly negative reviews as thousands of players are unable to enjoy the game because they are unable to access the mods necessary for the experience.

As reported by the publication, two in-game cheat menu mods have now been officially closed, Forcehax and Menyoo, both of which operated on Grand Theft Auto V multiplayer game, GTA Online and charged users.


The developer of the popular Grand Theft Auto modding software OpenIV, has received a cease and desist letter from publisher Take-Two Interactive. At the time of writing, only 13% of the 39,936 reviews offered in the last 30 days have been positive.

Lexicon, Force Hax, and Menyoo were all subscription-based paid hacking tools that let GTA Online players spawn infinite piles of cash, teleport other players to arbitrary locations, become invulnerable, or walk through walls while playing with other people. There are also over 53,000 signatures on a change.org petition to save the modding tool. Unfortunately, the creators behind OpenIV have said they just can't afford the time to try and fight back against the cease and desist order.

The community is reacting to these closures, but possibly not in the way Take-Two Interactive would have hoped. While some do understand Take-Two's position, most gamers won't. But Take-Two is also going after specific cheating services (via Kotaku UK). If you head on over to the Grand Theft Auto V page on Steam, gamers have torched the rating for the game, pushing almost 41,000 reviews during the past 30 days. What charity that might be, and how much money will be donated, isn't clear.

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