Rockstar are taking a stance against the modding of GTA V. The latest patch rolled out by the developers of Grand Theft Auto V has patched all modding for now, trainers and native trainers have been blocked.
Scripthook has been blocked in the latest patch along with modding archive files to load modded files, as was confirmed earlier by one of the devs of Open IV, a well known GTA modding tool.
According to the Open IV development team, this is only a setback and modding will continue, however Rockstar have stated that modders will be permanently banned from GTA V if they are caught.
A reddit user going by the name of aust_b has posted an image of an email he received from Rockstar after being caught modding.
The email states that:
â€œAccounts can become flagged as a result of automated statistical analysis or manual review of evidence for violations such as modding, hacking, exploiting or abusing game mechanics, or otherwise interfering with other playersâ€™ gameplay experience.
Repeated flags will result in longer and more strictive penalties and we may permanently restrict your ability to access GTA Online. Certain actions, such as ISO/Memory modding or selling accounts may result in an immediate permanent banâ€
It is clear that Rockstar are serious about protecting the integrity of GTA V Online ( on the PC at least).
As always there are ways of still modding on GTA V: PC, this has been demonstrated by prolific modder taltigolt on Youtube.
The video shows that it is still possible to run mods on GTA V , however you will not be able to take them online, for now at least. Taltigolt does state that a new version of Scripthook is being worked on by Alex the creator, so its highly likely we will see the return on online mods real soon.