Some clarity, at last.
The furor and confusion regarding the mod policy for Rockstar’s just released PC version of GTA5 has been never ending. From the first reports that single player mods were getting players banned, to conflicting answers given by Rockstar customer support, to even more confusion sowed by players giving wildly differing accounts, no one quite knows if it is actually safe to mod the game.
Thankfully, Rockstar just released a statement that should put an end to all of this confusion. In this statement, they confirmed that yes, single player mods are allowed and acceptable, and will not get you a ban.
“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,” Rockstar stated in a recent Q&A post.
“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.
“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 GTA4 PC among many other classics,” the developer continued. “To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTA4.”
So there you have it folks, straight from the horse’s mouth. Now get modding!