Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Here Are The Common Grand Theft Auto Online Issues Being Reported

Here Are The Common Grand Theft Auto Online Issues Being Reported

Grand Theft Auto Online has been plagued with loads of issues, one or two you’ve most likely come across. If not, here are the list of known issues plaguing the game.

General network/cloud server issues

  • “Rockstar Cloud Servers Unavailable” error message
  • “Failed to Host a GTA Online Session” error messages
  • Errors saying “Timed out when matchmaking for a compatible GTA Online Session to join”
  • Errors about jobs failing to start or load
  • 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
  • Long matchmaking load screens, eventually timing out after 10-15 minutes
  • Offline (disc-based) and online content mixing on the Jobs list
  • Ending up in a free-roam session with no jobs/markers on the map while playing as a temporary character during a cloud outage

Issues getting past the first Tutorial Race

10/2/13 Note: Some players have reported being able to get into the Tutorial race by re-downloading the Title Update, which can be deleted from Xbox Home or the PS3 XMB (Game Data Utility, NOT save data). Others reported having luck by selecting “Swap Character” from the Online tab within the pause menu, deleting the character that was unable to get into the tutorial, and then creating a new character. Going into GTAO in Solo mode may also help to allow completion of the tutorial.  Some who were experience this issue have been able to get in just by trying again later.

  • Freezing while loading into first race in GTAO with “waiting for other players” on the screen
  • Seeing the same cut-scene twice in a row and then getting stuck on a load screen
  • Getting stuck transitioning into the lobby or race while other players are joining/leaving
  • Race Corona (start area, marker) not showing up for first race

Social Club Issues

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Update – 4:30 PM ET 10/2/13: Here are the latest updates as of this afternoon.

  • 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. 

Via Rockstar Support.

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