After crushing all records last month with the launch of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar rolled out Grand Theft Auto Online this morning. But if you plan on getting some play before work be warned there will probably be some lengthy loading times in the beginning.

As earlier reported, Rockstar has known since the runaway success of GTAV that the free multiplayer option was going to be rocky and as expected there are serious slow downs.

But that doesn't mean you can't still get a little GTA Online action before work, log in and create your character and enjoy their introduction to Los Santos. But as we've tested this morning, loading time can be anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes to get playing depending on your connection speed. One good bit of news, there are no shortage of players to fill up the rooms.

"We are working around the clock to buy and add more servers, but this increased scale is only going to make the first few days even more temperamental than such things usually are," Rockstar Games said in a statement on its website. It also warned of "crashes, glitches, crazy bugs, gameplay modes and mechanics that need re-balancing and other surprises!"

Check with Rockstar support for updates on GTA Online status.

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[Via TheVerge]