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 RSS [2019] A Year in Recap and Season Greetings

Season Greetings from the MTA Team! Here is our usual recap post for you.

Posted by on



2019 is nearing to an end, so here is our traditional "A year in Recap" post for you. Below you can find the summary of what has happened this year - along with the current status of an entry (where applicable) and other things that might be interesting to you.

📰 2019 in Recap

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

MTA SA: SAPDFR Online Gameplay 171 (Flaming in the Cold)
- server, video by Armor23OnPatrol

[DM] NeiT ft. Gteatero ft. nX_ - Demons Skills 3 - video by GercszTV

FBX replace per element feature - concept and video by CrosRoad95

[MTA SA] Let's play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - server, video by TEDERIs

MTA:SA - Legend Mercy Tactics - video by TheGam3r23

MTA:SA Hydra Stunts 2019 [SW]Supa Innovation - video by SupaHotFire

📈 Current player counts and version fragmentation statistics

  • Recent peak number of concurrent unique players: 31808 players on 2019.12.15 (at 17.30 GMT)
  • Highest recorded number of concurrent unique players: 34653 players on 2018.02.03 (at 17.30 GMT)
  • Recent number of daily unique players: 132450 players on 2019.12.21 (Saturday)
  • Highest recorded number of daily unique players: 185818 players on 2018.02.03 (Saturday)
  • Recent number of monthly unique players: 531728 players in November, 2019
  • Highest recorded number of monthly unique players: 805903 players in January, 2018

Player counts were lower than the ones from last year, but they're still large. Again, it's great to see that so many players are still interested in GTA:SA even though it's over 15 years old now!

MTA:SA Version or series - Percentage of players using that version or series as of 22nd of December, 2019

  • 1.6.0 (old-alpha) - 0.10%
  • 1.5.7 - 97.80%
  • 1.5.6 - 1.20%
  • 1.5.5 (and older) - 0.70%
  • 1.4.x - 0.10%
  • 1.3.x - 0.10%

The latest stable version is the most popular one - and that's good.

📟 Status updates

Not much to say at the moment. Things have slowed down a bit, but we are working towards the next release.

That's it for now.

☃️❄️Happy Holidays and best wishes to all of you in 2020! 🥂🎆
-- MTA Team

Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.