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Grand Theft Auto Online Disables Micro-Transactions During Fixing Phase

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Jonathan Lester
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Grand Theft Auto Online, GTA V, Microtransactions, PS3 games, Rockstar, Xbox 360 games

Grand Theft Auto Online Disables Micro-Transactions During Fixing Phase

Rockstar has temporarily disabled Grand Theft Auto Online's microtransactions as they scamper to make their servers watertight.

Players are still reporting major problems both logging into and playing Grand Theft Auto Online, though things do start running better once you push past a bottleneck in the first race and tutorial. As such, Rockstar aren't letting us spend real money yet, at least before it works properly. "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," reads a new status update.

"Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs."

This is a very prudent decision on Rockstar's part - the last thing they'll want is backlash from irate fans who can't spend their cash packs, or worse, losing their real-money assets due to server issues. Carl is currently committing a crime spree as the servers allow, and will soon be chronicling is experiences with some shiny videos.

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Late  Oct. 3, 2013 at 15:12

Goshdarnit, I wanted to spend lots of real money buying lots of imaginary currency! :(

Must give GTAO another look soon. Was completely unplayable when launched on Tuesday, and I've not had a chance to try it again since then.

Anarchist  Oct. 3, 2013 at 16:27

FYI - I've figured out that despite it being barriered off, it is possible to break into the military base (via launching a car over the fence). While there, if you're good, you can quite happily steal a jet (or a jumbo, if you really want). Then go on a missile based rampage.

Late  Oct. 4, 2013 at 09:41

Got GTA Online to work, after a fashion...


For the first three days, as soon as I try to play it puts me in the first race and says waiting for other players.
Waited about 20 mins then rebooted. Did that several times, each time waiting 20 mins, getting no luck.
On the 4th attempt I nodded off whilst waiting. Woke up 2 hours later to find I'd been booted out of the race for being idle, and the map and all missions are now available to me.

So if you're unable to get that first race started but are keen to get into GTAO my advice is put the game on and walk away from the console for a few hours!

I was knackered when I woke up, so did one little fetch mission whilst half-asleep then turned it off. Will give it a proper look tonight.

Anarchist  Oct. 4, 2013 at 13:37

Ha ha, I find most problems can be solved by going to bed...!

Still struggling with getting my jet out the air force base though I'm afraid, keep getting bloody shot down by SAM on the way out, and its costing me a fortune! And trying to steal the tank wasn't any easier either :(

CarlPhillips  Oct. 4, 2013 at 14:36

Still struggling with getting my jet out the air force base though I'm afraid, keep getting bloody shot down by SAM on the way out, and its costing me a fortune! And trying to steal the tank wasn't any easier either :(


Right, that's it - you've inspired me to devise a masterplan to steal jets and tanks, and I won't rest until I've done it! That said, I won't invite Matt to help me though, as he'll probably just run me over....

... before we've even started.

Anarchist  Oct. 5, 2013 at 04:19

Still struggling with getting my jet out the air force base though I'm afraid, keep getting bloody shot down by SAM on the way out, and its costing me a fortune! And trying to steal the tank wasn't any easier either :(


Right, that's it - you've inspired me to devise a masterplan to steal jets and tanks, and I won't rest until I've done it! That said, I won't invite Matt to help me though, as he'll probably just run me over....

... before we've even started.


Haha, I nearly escaped with one of the huge c-130s earlier (ac130 style thing!)... But then some git drove his lorry in front which I just clipped :(

One day... Ill have my Air Force!

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