GTA Online Update: PS3 fix live, Xbox 360 fix coming this afternoon
Rockstar have announced that they GTA Online should be patched up into working order by the end of today.
In good news for PlayStation 3 gamers, their title update is already available on PSN and Rockstar has explained that they are working hard to make sure the Xbox 360 update goes up some time today as well.
The current status is as follows (straight from Rockstar):
- 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.
The said in an emailed press released: “Thank you everyone for continuing to bear with us since Tuesday’s initial roll out of Grand Theft Auto Online – we’re aware that a variety of technical difficulties have made it difficult to get access and that the experience has been a bit less than smooth for many of you who jumped in straight away, so here are a few updates as of this afternoon to keep you all apprised.”
If you're keen to spend your weekend creating havoc in Los Santos and Blaine County online then head over to the Rockstar support site where they have a dedicated page on the launch status of GTA Online.