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Rockstar Working On Fixing Key Grand Theft Auto Online Issues

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

Rockstar Working On Fixing Key Grand Theft Auto Online Issues

Rockstar has identified a hit-list of bugs and issues to iron out in Grand Theft Auto Online, which many players found to be broadly unplayable at launch yesterday.

Rockstar published the list by way of their support site. "We are continuing to look into these issues and are working around the clock on resolving them as quickly as possible," reads the latest statement. "This includes close monitoring of our Support systems, forums, social media, and in-game data to measure traffic along with Community sentiment to ensure ongoing improvements to stability.  Please stay tuned for more updates."

Known Issues:

  • Occasional "Rockstar Cloud Servers Unavailable" error message
  • Freezing sometimes while loading into first race in GTAO with "waiting for other players" on the screen
  • Intermittent "Failed to Host a GTA Online Session" error messages
  • Race Corona (start area, marker) occasionally not showing up for first race
  • Errors saying "Timed out when matchmaking for a compatible GTA Online Session to join"
  • Occasional errors about jobs failing to start or load
  • General issues with the Social Club site and Social Club features (slow loading, failed logins, emails not arriving, etc). For more information on Social Club status, please see: http://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/200357093
  • Misc. network and server-related error messages, disconnections, or cloud server errors
  • Errors saying "Mission Failed" as soon as the mission begins during a session

We'll bring you our take on GTAO just as soon as we can.

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Anarchist  Oct. 2, 2013 at 10:38

I spent a few hours yesterday on it, where I experienced all of the above in buckets. I wouldn't consider them bugs - the entire thing is just broken to its core.

Quite fun, although I did already get slightly bored of it. But that was probably more to do with the fact I couldn't actually do anything other than hold up Apu in various stores. Feels very biased towards pay to win at the moment.

Late  Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:01

You did well, Anarchist. I couldn't even get the (mandatory) first race started :(

Anarchist  Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:49

Yeah it did take a LOT of patience..! The tutorial is broken to the core. After getting past there it's a little more playable. It seems much better today, missions seem to work most the time, as does joining lobbies etc. might be worth diving in now.

dklunan  Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:51

Yesterday was frustrating.

I was able to log online and play with few problems beyond the graphical glitches and the occasional disconnection but nobody else on my friends list could get passed the mandatory introductory mission.

Free roaming worked well for me but any time I tried to join a missions etc would inevitably lead to connection issues.

Robbing garages and stuff was fun and the rare missions I successfully connect to were good but they'll need to iron out these problems before it actually becomes a decent proposition.

People shouldn't be too mad about this though. Rockstar have been pretty up front about the likely issues and I'm sure will fix things in time.

Having been a WoW player for several years back in the day and going through several patches and their associated downtime I was pretty much expecting these issues to begin with.

Keep the faith - it will get better!

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