Rockstar on GTA V Mods: “You should not worry about being banned just for using single player mods”

A couple of days ago, we informed you about Rockstar’s support take on GTA V’s mods. And while you brought to our attention a ‘possible’ change in the game’s EULA, we can confirm that Rockstar has not made any changes to it. Not only that, but in its recent Q&A article, Rockstar has officially stated that PC gamers should not worry about being banned just for using single-player mods.

As Rockstar mentioned in its Q&A article:

“We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTAIV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTAIV. Recent updates to GTAV PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications. This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and 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. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.”

This official statement is – pretty much – similar to what Rockstar’s Support team has been saying all this time. As we informed you a couple of days ago, cosmetic mods are not a bannable offense.

Still, it’s good that Rockstar went ahead and made a public statement about this whole thing.

So there you have it everyone. You can go ahead and enjoy your mods in GTA V. Just make sure to disable your mods – via launchers – when you launch GTA Online. Keep in mind that a FOV mod can give you an advantage over your opponents in GTA Online, therefore we strongly suggest avoiding it.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email