Popular GTA Online and Red Dead Online mod is being shut down by Take-Two

Ozark, a popular mod menu for Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online that allows users to make changes to the single-player and multiplayer modes of each game, is being closed by Take-Two Interactive.

The mod, which costs $ 25 on various mod reselling sites, allows players to manipulate games in all kinds of ways, ranging from generating cash, allowing players to teleport, and more. Mod creator D3skstool received legal advice from Take-Two, requiring them to take immediate action to shut down the mod, as the Twitch streamer noticed. Northern law (via Eurogamer).

“Despite some of the things written in the letter I received, Ozark was a great community, and I thank you all for being a part of it,” writes D3skstool.

At the time of writing, the mod can still be purchased from various mod reseller sites, although it has been removed from others. The mod creator asks users to “do not take this away from a reseller” from which players may have purchased the mod. Mods and hacks have multiplied in the PC version of GTA Online, and given that they are against the game’s terms of use, it’s no surprise that Take-Two is looking to act.

This is not the first time that mods have been targeted by Take-Two. While not many players are likely to complain that the company is targeting mods for the multiplayer components of GTA Online and Red Dead Online, which often serve a function similar to cheat codes, Take-Two has also sought to shut down single-player mods.

Recently, a group of creators continuing to work on the 14-year-old GTA United mod stopped development on the project and took other related mods offline for fear of legal action from Take-Two. In recent months, the company has released a number of DMCA takedown notices to other GTA-related mod projects, such as GTA: Underground and HD Texture Packs for GTA: Vice City.

Take-Two’s targeting of single-player mods for ten-year-old games has fueled speculation that official remasters of older games like Vice City and San Andreas could be in the works, although no such projects have been planned. has been confirmed by Take-Two or developer Rockstar Games.

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