Rockstar banned the account of FiveM, a GTA 5 mod which which used to host its own multiplayer mode, different from Rockstar’s Servers. The mod also allows the users to alter in-game maps and play with even maps from the GTA: Vice City.

TheDeadlyDutchi wrote on the Rockstar Support forum over the weekend,

“I believe these bans may be in relation to my existence [sic] on the FiveM project. I have not done any reverse engineering or other work on FiveM that may go against the TOS. I hope to resolve this soon.”

Where as the Rockstar Games once said that the studio is aware of gamers love towards the GTA 5. But, the players must not try to alter the game with mods, especially the GTA Online. Rockstar will ban modders if they try to alter the official GTA Online.

“We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTA4.

“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.”- Rockstar Games

But a FiveM user says that the mod didn’t even touched GTA 5’s multiplayers code. The mod is made from the code of Single-Player, as reported by the Eurogamer.

“Here’s the ironic part, FiveM uses a Social Club hook in, it did this to make sure PEOPLE OWNED THE GAME, as a piracy protection method so people couldn’t just crack the game and still get to play MP.

FiveM is the only thing out there on the GTA modding scene to do so. Because of this piracy protection check, Rockstar have got angry and started to ban people. YES, people who CONFIRMED THEY PURCHASED THE GAME!” – FiveM user Ash Rogers told Eurogamer. 

Source: Eurogamer