FiveM hacked, shutting down, or discontinued? No, company responds to rumors, confirms work overload

FiveM is among the most popular alternative role-playing and multiplayer mod for Grand Theft Auto Online. In fact, FiveM has a player base on Steam of 250,000 which is more than that of the base game.

However, a recent series of tweets has led FiveM users to speculate that the mod service might be shutting down, hacked, or discontinued.

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While the said series of tweets from the official FiveM handle have now been now taken down, users are still worried about the fate of the service.

Also, most FiveM users think that the social media handle for the mod service was hacked. Hence, the said series of tweets might have been the work of hackers.

A writer even shared that as per the moderators working with FiveM, this situation has nothing to do with Take-Two Interactive.


Moreover, many FiveM users are speculating whether the service is indeed coming to an end or some mischief is at play.

This is because a recent Reddit thread outlines that the FiveM executable (.exe) is taking players to the web page. The same web page was also highlighted in the controversial series of tweets.

However, a FiveM Reddit community moderator has said that this is a known issue and FiveM has not been hacked.

Furthermore, FiveM has clarified the matter stating that the service is neither shutting down nor hacked. Moreover, the said series tweets was made by the FiveM dev lead who has been struggling due to increasing workload.

While the FiveM team is trying to help their dev lead to get over this burden, the said tweets certainly created big waves in the FiveM community.

So, players can now take a sigh of relief as the popular modding platform is not going anywhere anytime soon.

That said, we will report back with more details as and when new information becomes available so stay tuned.

In the meantime, you can check out our dedicated Gaming section as there are more such stories over there.

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