For those of you living under a rock, Grand Theft Auto V Online launched yesterday. As expected there have been issues, mainly trouble connecting to a server. Rockstar is well aware of the technical difficulties and is offering up some answers.
Direct from Rockstar the latest updates are:
- 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.
Check out Rockstar's support page here, as they have been updating consistently on the latest fixes to GTA V Online launch.
We knew there would be growing pains here, but it looks as if Rockstar is working diligently to iron out all issues. For those of you who aren't experiencing any technical issues, good luck, the streets of Los Santos are gonna be crazy.