Rockstar patches Grand Theft Auto V Online

Not able to log in to Grand Theft Auto V Online? After a pretty shaky week left millions of players unable to connect or progress through missions, Rockstar releases title update 1.02 that should fix some of the most common issues being reported. At this time, the patch is only available for PlayStation 3 with it being rolled out to Xbox 360 users later on in the day.

  • For PlayStation 3 users, a PlayStation Network server issue was detected that was limiting the amount of possible concurrent users. This was preventing most players from accessing GTA Online altogether and as of this morning, that problem was resolved.
  • There is an issue that is preventing some players from getting through the first tutorial mission across both platforms. Many players have been able to get through this with repeated retries, and we are working on unblocking this for everyone as soon as possible.
  • This morning, we experienced some instability across the GTA Online services which is affecting even people who have progressed beyond the tutorial mission. We are identifying these issues now and are working to restore stability for users as soon as possible.
  • 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. Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off Jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs.

Jumping online as soon as the patch was released, I was able to finally get past the pesky first race mission that many users were stuck on. Afterwards, I spawned in a world with many other players. After joining up with three others to steal some drugs in a back alley, I was promptly executed by another player. After respawning and thinking about entering passive mode to avoid getting killed, I instead stole a massive truck and proceeded to run over everyone in the game.

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