If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Prominent GTA Online cheat website shuts down "after discussions with Take-Two"

Behind bars.

A prominent GTA Online cheat website has shut down after "discussions" with publisher Take-Two.

LunaCheats, a popular site that sold GTA Online hacks, now contains a single message notifying visitors it had pulled its cheat menu services and ceased all maintenance and development.

The website said it will donate its proceeds to a charity chosen by Take-Two.

Eurogamer Next-Gen News Cast - Why we're so excited for Resident Evil: Village and its very tall lady.

"We apologise for any and all problems our software has caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online community," the message reads.

The message on LunaCheats.

GTA Online has always had a problem with hackers and modders on PC, but it is thought the issue ramped up when the multiplayer game was made free to download from the Epic Games Store in May 2020.

Hackers and modders disrupt public lobbies in a raft of ways, including by spawning hundreds of vehicles, such as planes, which in turn crash servers. They can even trap players in cages.

Take-Two faces an uphill challenge scrubbing cheating from GTA Online, of course. This is an issue faced by all developers of online games, with Call of Duty: Warzone publisher Activision most recently under pressure to up the battle royale's anti-cheat.

Become a Eurogamer subscriber and get your first month for £1

Get your first month for £1 (normally £3.99) when you buy a Standard Eurogamer subscription. Enjoy ad-free browsing, merch discounts, our monthly letter from the editor, and show your support with a supporter-exclusive comment flair!

About the Author
Wesley Yin-Poole avatar

Wesley Yin-Poole

Deputy Editorial Director

Wesley is deputy editorial director of ReedPop. He likes news, interviews, and more news. He also likes Street Fighter more than anyone can get him to shut up about it.

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Explore our store
Eurogamer.net Merch