Multi Theft Auto (MTA) is an open-source software project that adds full on-line gaming support to Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PC game, in which this functionality is not originally found. It is the first open-source modification that adds a highly customizable network play element to a commercial closed-source single-player PC game. Developed as an experimental piece of software for earlier Grand Theft Auto series, Multi Theft Auto has become an advanced multiplayer platform for gamers and developers. Our software provides on-line gaming for dozens of players running user-generated gameplay content and scripts through a Lua virtual machine, and is freely distributed under the GPLv3 license.

Post news Report RSS [2017] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings

Season Greetings from the MTA Team! Here is a status update for you.

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Another year is coming to an end, so that means that just like the last year, we have got a new recap and status update post for you.

For now, lets summarise all the interesting things that happened this year.

2017 in Recap

  • Late April, we have released Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.4. The release introduced an important change and extra security features for server owners, as well as some bugfixes. . The release introduced an important change and extra security features for server owners, as well as some bugfixes.
  • Around the same time, we have announced a public launch of our Discord server in order to improve communication with our player base. Since then, over 2350 users have visited it and chatted with us. We have also opened regional sections in it to cater to our international users.

  • Then, in October, we have released Multi Theft Auto: San Andreas 1.5.5. Under the hood changes were the highlight of this release, however there was quite a lot of them.

  • Near the release of 1.5.5, we have enabled some 2-factor authentication options for our forums. You can find them in your Forum Account's Settings page.

  • More recently, we have been featured in Polish leading gaming network's ( video about multiplayer mods for GTA series (the video is only in Polish unfortunately, subtitles are not available). Quite a lot of footage was dedicated to history and present of MTA and the mod was cited as one of the major possible inspirations for Rockstar's GTA:Online mode in GTA V.

A bunch of interesting MTA:SA-related YouTube videos from this year

MTA:SA The Fate Of The Furious - Havana Race (Recreation)

[MTA:SA] Character Customization & 3D GUI

MTA:SA-SAAF Dogfight Gameplay #2 by [TC]Joseph

[UWS] United We Stand 15-13 [CLAY] Clay Team | MTA:SA ClanWar | With Rematch

[MTA SA]: Graffiti System


Current player counts and version fragmentation statistics

Recent peak number of concurrent unique players: 32068 players on 2017.11.04 (at 17.30 GMT)

Highest recorded number of concurrent unique players: 32068 players on 2017.11.04 (at 17.30 GMT)

Recent number of daily unique players: 156247 players on 2017.12.26 (Tuesday)

Highest recorded number of daily unique players: 173585 players on 2017.12.23 (Saturday)

Recent number of monthly unique players: 654399 players on November, 2017

Highest recorded number of monthly unique players: 668997 players on January, 2017

Just like last year, there were new records for unique daily player count fairly recently.

MTA:SA Version or series - Percentage of players using that version or series as of 26th of December, 2017

1.5.5 - 97.60%

1.5.4 - 1.30%

1.5.3 - 0.30%

1.5.2 - 0.30%

1.4.x - 0.33%

1.3.x - 0.17%

Very good. Two most recent releases from this year are used by nearly 99% of our player base. The newer the version, the better and more secure it is.


Work continues on the next release. We have added some new scripting functions such as ones requested in #9562 (contributed by emre1702), as well as did some tweaks to already existing ones. Also did a fix for a memory leaks in the audio part of the Client and a bunch of other changes too.

Think that's all for now.
Best Wishes for 2018 from the MTA Team!

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