One of Red Dead Online’s extra well-liked paid mod menus has been disabled following a sequence of bans in opposition to its customers. The menu had been introduced down earlier within the month after being detected, nevertheless it returned final week for someday earlier than being disabled as soon as once more, as customers have been nonetheless being banned.
Some chatter of a ban wave in opposition to mod menu customers started to swirl on the GTA Forums, earlier than content material creator Hazardous put collectively a video (beneath) pointing to at least one menu particularly. In that video, we see numerous Discord updates from one of many menu’s creators detailing what’s occurring. One of their most up-to-date messages explains that they’re taking extra time to make sure that every little thing is working earlier than a possible reissue. We discovered the Discord ourselves and got here throughout the identical messages.
Users of the mod menu have been reporting bans and character wipes on each Discord and Reddit. Some say they’ve been hit with 30-day suspensions, whereas others report being banned completely. We checked a number of different boards the place individuals report mod menu bans, and it appears chatter is especially restricted to this one mod menu proper now.
So what does the menu mean you can do? One of the options extra prone to have caught Rockstar’s consideration lets you create treasure chests containing gold bars, Red Dead Online’s premium foreign money. You may also get better an infinite variety of treasure maps and collector’s gadgets.
Sadly, the mod menu, like many others, comes with loads of choices for griefing different gamers. Outside of the same old issues like blowing them up and framing them for one thing they didn’t do, you may also seize their IP addresses and Rockstar ID. Mod menu customers cracked how to try this final 12 months, and it swiftly led to content creators being framed and knocked offline whereas making an attempt to stream.
We’ve reached out to Rockstar for extra details about the ban wave and what it’s doing about mod menu customers, however we’ve but to listen to again on the time of publishing.
Red Dead Online has had loads of points with mod menu customers because it got here to PC in late 2019. Players have been tricked into selecting up random treasure chests that would get them banned, whereas others have been harassed by modders posing as Klansmen following the homicide of George Floyd.
Things improved considerably when lobby sizes mysteriously shrank final 12 months, although that has solely strengthened the requires private lobbies, a function GTA Online has benefited from for years.
Rockstar isn’t one to talk publicly about its efforts to maintain GTA and Red Dead on-line secure from griefers, although issues appear to be transferring in a optimistic route. Alongside the reported ban wave, one well-liked GTA Online mod menu shut down earlier this 12 months following “discussions” with Rockstar’s dad or mum firm Take-Two Interactive.