Gran Turismo 7 players are hitting back following a recent nerf.
A recent update saw Gran Turismo 7 rewards drastically reduced – forcing players to grind even more to get enough credits to purchase new cars. The update came under even more fire following the introduction of controversial microtransactions which cost up to $40 for a single car.
The purchase of in-game credits via microtransactions has replaced the previous model of offering cars for a set price, and this was one of many factors that were just too much for some in the game’s community.
Now, players have begun fighting back by exploiting a new way of grinding without even playing the game.
According to VGC, some players have begun using the Remote Play feature on PlayStation consoles along with a simple script to run the same race over and over again… without even playing it.
The result is that they generate millions of in-game credits without even picking up their controller.
The method was first posted to PSProfiles and shows how users can use a simple script in Windows machines running the PlayStation Remote Play app to run laps of the same track over and over again.
“I know with nerfs people are not happy and are probably turned off by the enormous grind, or at least I am,” said user, Septomor. “So, here are some scripts, created to adjust for those nerfs.”
Allowing players to leave their console running the same race all day, the script can apparently earn up to 625,000 credits per hour and have netted some users a staggering 15 million credits per day – a cost of $120 on the PSN Store.
At the time of writing, PlayStation has not taken action against users running the script.
Elsewhere, the Gran Turismo 7 servers were unavailable for more than a day following widespread outages.
Need some help doing laps in Gran Turismo 7? Check out our full car list for every car you drive in the game. Not sure if it’s quite the game for you? Try our Gran Turismo 7 review.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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