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Grand Theft Auto Online: Rockstar Working On Fixing Lost Progress & Assets

Jonathan Lester
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Grand Theft Auto Online: Rockstar Working On Fixing Lost Progress & Assets

Suggests Temporary Workaround

Grand Theft Auto Online continues to suffer from a range of bugs, glitches and issues - the latest of which appears to be causing players to lose progress, cash, characters and vehicles. This is not ideal to say the least, and Rockstar are hard at work on a fix.

For now, they suggest that players manually force a save by manually quitting back to the singleplayer mode rather than switching off the console.

"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 a new post on the Rockstar Newswire. "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.”

In terms of practical advice, the firm has this to say:

"When exiting GTA Online, please pause the game and choose to return to Single Player. This will trigger a save and ensure that progress since the last auto-save is recorded. If you purchase items and immediately power the console off or exit through console system menus, those items may not be saved."

"Note: Please do NOT use the “Retry” button after receiving the message “Rockstar Cloud Servers are unavailable” as 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."

Have any of you suffered from this annoyance?

Regardless, GTA V continues to sell spectacularly well, and has already totally outsold GTA IV after three weeks on shelves.

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Anarchist  Oct. 7, 2013 at 12:21

This advice is incorrect/pointless.

That is what I was doing over the last couple of days (exiting to single player as I believed it saved my progress) - and it did not. I've lost a good hour or two, twice, even though I did that.

I find the best way to save it is to go to the xbox/playstation store. It saves it right as you press to go into it.

Oh, is anybody having fun with getting randomly kicked from servers? In almost every public game I join now, sooner or later I get a 'The other players kicked you from the server' type message. Even if I've just been on the other end of the map, minding my own business..!


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