If you managed to get some quality Grand Theft Auto Online time in this weekend, after Rockstar released a patch for bugs on Friday, you may have fallen victim to a another persistent bug in GTA Online.

"We have received reports from some players who experienced losing characters, progress, items, and/or in-game cash during the first few days after release," reads the statement on the Rockstar's support site. "We are working diligently to identify and correct the causes for these losses, as well as to establish how best to restore any lost progress and value."

If you've had one of your character’s lost, check out the Support Site and get updates to possible fixes and Rockstar will notify you when it has a solution in place.

One way to avoid this frustrating problem is not to proceed into an online game that is disc-based only. GTA Online offers this option but none of your content will be saved to Rockstar’s cloud servers. Basically, if the cloud servers are busy don't go online.

"Please do NOT use the "Retry" button after receiving the message 'Rockstar Cloud Servers are unavailable'" advises Rockstar, "this may result in loss of character data. If you are trying to access GTA Online and Rockstar Cloud Servers are unavailable, please exit to GTAV Story Mode and try entering GTA Online again through the Pause menu in Story Mode. We will be issuing a title update that will fix this issue as soon as possible."

Rockstar is still working on the issue and says it has not forgotten all the requests for restoring lost characters and progress. If you're not ready to accept losing a character or having to start over from scratch without notice, it's a good idea to stay off GTA Online for now until Rockstar gets the kinks worked out.

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[Via Rockstar Support]