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Rumor: Rockstar Paying To Rid GTA V Of Mods & PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battle Royale Coming To Minecraft

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One of the most convincing reasons to sink yet another $60 into Grand Theft Auto V could be under threat today as new rumors surface suggesting that Rockstar are paying off the modding scene so they do not release mods for GTAV and Grand Theft Auto Online.

The rumor came about from comments made earlier today during an episode of a popular Twitch.TV podcast show, Dropped Frames. Joining this weeks star-studded selection of high profile streamers (Cohh Carnage, itmeJP and Ezekiel_III) was the original creator of the Battle Royale mod for ARMA III and more recently the Battle Royale mod for H1Z1, PLAYERUNKNOWN. For much of the episode the group discussed current happenings in gaming alongside the exchange of exciting ARMA, H1Z1 and Battle Royale stories, but towards the end of the episode itmeJP read aloud a couple of questions asked by the viewers.

The first question, directed at PLAYERUNKOWN, asked what other genres he would like to introduce to the Battle Royale formula. His response mentioned ongoing development of a Minecraft Battle Royale mod, despite the similarity with existing mods, and even had a little joke about introducing it to Dark Souls.

itmeJP quickly followed up with another question, would PLAYERUNKNOWN like to work on a Battle Royale mod for GTA V’s next week release? It’s easy to see he’d be excited to do so but he mentioned some loose information about Rockstar employing people to make sure mods are not as common as some would like to think:


If you’re a regular to Gamers Heroes you’re probably a little surprised to see us jumping on a rumor bandwagon but PLAYERUNKNOWN is both well known and respected in these circles so his opinion does carry weight. However, it’s also worth noting that he was just a guy hanging with some guys recording it on Twitch. What you make of it is up to you.

Blaine Smith

Blaine Smith, or Smith as he prefers to be called as he doesn't have to repeat it four times before people get it, is one of the original founders of Gamers Heroes. Smith has been playing games for over 30 years, from Rex & 180 on ZX Spectrum to the latest releases on the ninth generation of consoles. RPG's are his go-to genre, with the likes of Final Fantasy, Legend of Legaia, and Elder Scrolls being among his favorites, but he'll play almost anything once (except Dark Souls). You can best reach him on Twitter


  1. I’m not sure why Rockstar would want to stop modders from working on mods for GTA. For the tens of millions of copies of this game that will sell there are probably tens of thousands of modders. If they don’t want people to use a modded game online they have ways to easily prevent that.

    1. Gta online it makes sense they might want to reduce the prevalence of mods for that however singleplayer I can’t see why they’d care…

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