Reports have emerged online including the Steam Community and on Reddit with PC players reporting receiving a ban for using mods in Grand Theft Auto V. The ban isn’t limited to using mods in GTA Online either, using some mods appear to be rewarding players with bans of the single-player campaign as well. Those caught by the system get a two week ban from GTA Online and an automated email explaining the decision
Some players have narrowed the ban generating mod down to the FOV mod which improves field of view when in first person camera. User Ronald McRegan from Steam commented
Being the “definitive edition” I expected it to take into account the strengths of PC gaming, including the ability to mod games. The worst example of this, and the main reason I gave it a negative review is the FOV mods. The default FOV is not natural for PC gamers, even at maximum settings it’s only able to see half the windscreen and half the side window when driving, and you have little awareness of your surroundings in first-person. If you try to fix this yourself with simple mods, your account is banned without warning for an unspecified period of time.
Grand Theft Auto V is available on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.