Grand Theft Auto Online made its official launch this week via a software patch, but not without a myriad of problems. As reported yesterday, many users are experiencing numerous technical issues that make it impossible to progress in Grand Theft Auto V‘s online component.
As of now, there are still many bugs being reported, but Rockstar Games has put out an official statement regarding their awareness of some of the more prominent one. The statement reinforces the fact that Rockstar employees are working around the clock to fix everything, and pointed out the status of some specific problems as follows.
- 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.
We will keep you updated as more news and statements regarding Grand Theft Auto Online become available. In the meantime, head down to the comments section and let us know if you’ve been having any issues with the game.