It seems that there are a lot of unhappy gamers after Rockstar’s recent 1.04 patch for GTA V on PS3 and Xbox 360 went live. Although the developer provided a full list of notes, the big thing that they conveniently forgot and what many players are finding out – job income has been cut in half.
If you have been happily playing the likes of Base Invaders and other popular GTA Online missions, you would have installed the 1.04 update to find out that these missions no longer offer the same income and RP than what was previously possible.
As you can imagine, many gamers are starting to get very frustrated with this, with each mission in the online mode slowly being nerfed to offer less money each time. We’ve heard from you that the income for Base Invaders has been cut significantly, leaving players to wonder if Heists is going to be considered as the ‘last resort’ to make any sort of serious money in the game.
Rockstar are keeping very silent on the GTA V Heists release date, but players are dying to know if Rockstar will allow players to make decent cash in Heists, or if the push to buy credit cards with real money is going to continue.
So GTA V 1.04 update still doesn't give me my money, and all income from jobs (Rp and money) has been cut in half. Wow.
— »Nathan Reyes« (@nathanreyeszzz) October 18, 2013
It’s a difficult situation at the end of the day. Rockstar are treating it like a business like any other developer would, but at the same time they are significantly patching up a lot of the content in the game in a negative way which is starting to move away from the original state of the game.
What are your honest thoughts on where Rockstar is taking the online portion of GTA V? Have you stopped playing entirely, or are you playing just because you are waiting for Heists to arrive?
At the same time, feel free to post your tips below if you have found a legit way to earn money in the game in a relatively short amount of time.
Also See: New GTA V update eyed for June 2015