A GTA Online player shared a message with the player who trolled them online, showing off a huge in-game compensation from Rockstar.
Like any hugely popular online game, GTA Online has a host of trolls and mourners who enjoy meddling in other players’ games.
Most of the time, fans just have to grin and put up with it while doing their best to avoid the more awkward and annoying players.
However, a target of a GTA Online mourner got a bit of gratification after getting sad after contacting Rockstar Support and receiving a hefty sum of in-game cash.
GTA Online trolling victim is compensated by Rockstar
A post from user __Username_Not_Found on the GTA Online subreddit sent a message to the person who made them sad and ruined a sales mission they were trying to complete.
The caption said “To the random troll who blew up my payload during the sales mission and immediately left the game (he was on my team)” followed by an email from Rockstar Support.
The email stated that while “according to the game’s design, other players can destroy the crates,” they offered a “one-time accommodation” for incidents and added an astonishing GTA $1,000,000 to their account.
The post received more than 6,700 votes in less than 24 hours, as tons of players reacted with surprise that Rockstar Support actually compensated them for the incident.
“You destroyed your cargo and contacted Rockstar Support and it actually worked?” asked Reddit user oqni, to which the original poster replied, “I assumed they didn’t care.”
While other players were skeptical that the email warranted a response from Rockstar Support, the original poster elaborated on the situation in the replies.
“I allowed 2 random players to join my SecuroServ and started a cargo sales mission, one of them bombed the boat until it exploded. Then stop the game immediately,” they said.
They go on to explain that the incident happened a few nights ago, explaining how Rockstar Support was able to contact them. “I spent all night loading it, it was worth a little over $1 million. I understand the part of the game, but I’m glad Rockstar lifted my mood because of it.”
While some may dispute the need for in-game compensation for such a bereavement incident, it’s always nice to see developers go the extra mile to help players after bad in-game experiences.