Rockstar Games has announced that the fan-made solution to the lengthy load times that impact GTA Online's PC version will be officially implemented in a future update.
Github user tostercx, who also goes by t0st, published a blog post that detailed how they reduced GTA Online's loading screen time by 70%. This change would cut down the time players had to wait loading into the game from six minutes to just one minute and 50 seconds.
"After a thorough investigation, we can confirm that player t0st did, in fact, reveal an aspect of the game code related to load times for the PC version of GTA Online that could be improved," the company said in a statement. "
T0st shared that Rockstar awarded them $10,000 through its Bug Bounty program. This is an even more impressive outcome as this service by Rockstar is usually meant for those who discover a security of privacy issue in the company's online games. This was a special case, and Rockstar made "an exception" to honor t0st's work.