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Grand Theft Auto Online

Release Date: October 1st, 2013
Genre(s): Action
Publisher(s): Rockstar Games
Developer(s): Rockstar Games
Multiplayer: 2-16 Player Online
Co-op: 2-8 Player Online

Rockstar Update On Grand Theft Auto Online Issues

Posted by Scott Grant | 02 Oct 2013 |

Some fixes are in and more are on the way.

If you tried to play Grand Theft Auto 5’s multiplayer component, Grand Theft Auto Online, yesterday you may have been running into some issues and Rockstar are here to let you know they are on the case.

Grand Theft Auto Online


The latest official update from Rockstar says:

At the Rockstar Games Support site, there is a dedicated article listing out the most common technical issues being reported. Things are changing and developing frequently but here are some latest updates as of this afternoon:

  • For PlayStation 3 users, a PlayStation Network server issue was detected that was limiting the amount of possible concurrent users. This was preventing most players from accessing GTA Online altogether and as of this morning, that problem was resolved.
  • There is an issue that is preventing some players from getting through the first tutorial mission across both platforms. Many players have been able to get through this with repeated retries, and we are working on unblocking this for everyone as soon as possible.
  • This morning, we experienced some instability across the GTA Online services which is affecting even people who have progressed beyond the tutorial mission. We are identifying these issues now and are working to restore stability for users as soon as possible.
  • For the time being and until we have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly, we have disabled the option of purchasable GTA$ cash packs. Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off Jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs.


You can keep updated on these and other common issues by subscribing to the GTA Online Launch Status Rockstar Support article at http://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/200426246-GTA-Online-Launch-Status-Latest-Updates-. Subscribers will be sent an automatic notification as updates happen.


We were able to get online and play last night but it was after a few hiccups. The issue with not being able to play the first mission was resolved, for me, by creating a new character so any of you who are still affected may want to give that a shot. Stay tuned for more updates.
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