Grand Theft Auto Online Launch Updates

Posted on October 4 2013, 6:06am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Update: The latest title update for GTA Online is live for PlayStation 3. We're working to have this up for Xbox 360 as soon as possible today.
Thank you everyone for continuing to bear with us since yesterday’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.
At the Rockstar Games Support site, there is a dedicated article listing out the most common technical issues being reported. Things are changing and developing frequently but here are some 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. 
You can keep updated on these and other common issues by subscribing to the GTA Online Launch Status Rockstar Support article at Subscribers will be sent an automatic notification as updates happen. 
All of these initial technical issues will be ironed out as soon as we can. Please know that the entire team here at Rockstar and all of our relevant partners are and will continue to be working around the clock to get the experience to be as smooth as possible, as soon as possible.
In the meantime, for anyone experiencing technical problems, we encourage you to report them to our dedicated Support Team at and at This is the best place to get direct technical help and we are constantly looking at the most commonly reported issues there to resolve.
For those of you who have been getting into and playing GTA Online, we also encourage you to please share your gameplay experience feedback with us at so that we may know what aspects you’re liking and disliking to help guide how the game will grow and evolve past this initial period.
Thanks again everyone for your patience and your support – we will continue to keep you updated.


  • R* Yon October 2 2013, 5:12pmFlag
    Hi everyone, just a reminder that if you're experiencing any of the issues mentioned above or any other technical problems, please report them to:

    And if you have any non-technical related feedback or suggestions to make about GTA Online, please send us a note at and we’ll have a look. Thanks.

    Update: We're currently working on a title update for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to address commonly reported issues with GTA Online. We hope to have it out for download as soon as tomorrow.
  • Exx_plicit17 hours, 29 minutes agoReplyFlag
    25 things that fans would love to see added:

    1. Vice city in game clothing

    2. Arcade Games being brought back

    3. Playing pool

    4. Being able to visit more than 1 strip club

    5. Regular clubs

    6. Throwback weapons like the flamethrower

    7. Night vision goggles

    8. Being able to destroy cars at the scrapyard

    9. 8 balls bomb shop

    10. Pet Dogs Online

    11. Basketball

    13. Rims with spikes that can pop tires

    14. The Hermes & Kumara

    15. Being able to customize the interior of vehicles

    16. Animal Control

    17. snakes squirrels bird nests with eggs beavers raccoon's jellyfish turtles frogs fish in rivers

    18. Rockstar in game clothing

    19. Being able to smoke marijuana in your vehicle

    20. Three wheeler

    21. Having to eat

    22. Being able order food to your house

    23. lift kits for vehicles

    24. bulletproof windows for vehicles

    25. Paint ball guns
    • Exx_plicit17 hours, 47 minutes agoReplyFlag
      Yo.. Yo ROCKSTAR. I think the Kumara from Gta III would be a nice addition to the Throwback vehicles being added to Gta 5 <--n also seeing a squirrel or raccoon even the trash man picking up trash would be nice don't forget i haven't even seen a mail man yet Cars running out of gas n having to be refilled at gas stations might be a long stretch but at least have some simple realistic add in's like animals online or hydraulics maybe a duffle bag you can purchase and carry online you can get Molotov's from ammo drops but not buy them from AMU? no chainsaw meat cleaver there are plenty of small things your layers would really enjoy to see make a comeback like being able to play your own music threw the radio on gta
      • xSuperior771 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
        for cars: MERCEDES BENZ PLEASE
        • NerdySwaGamer1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
          rockstar say to micheal tudemius that i ad my brothr playza from want the new update and a First pirson thing in it and cool cars and new planes old new planes and a jetpack or? anathor thing
          • Kevinleal1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
            Cartel de santa- los cachorros de juan villareal- el komander- calibre 50- los tucanes de tijuana- mi pasado y mi presente- el kariñoso- voz de mando. Thy should be aded to East Los FM, bet you a lot of people will love these songs. ;)
          • GuruCarter1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
            Hi Rockstar, I hope that you add road tires for the sanchez, so we can make it into a Supermoto. Also, it would be good if you made certain bikes have the ability to have stunt parts on them, like 12'o clock bars and stunt cages. If you added a stunt motorbike, that would be cool! Lastly, I do hope that you edit the physics for some of the bikes, so we can wheelie, stoppie and rolling burnout properly :) I do hope you see this and take some of my suggestions into consideration..

            • GweeGwee1231 week, 6 days agoReplyFlag
              You guys should make a new make and model of a dominator and put some new super cars, also you should put truck parts such as truck rims and truck exhaust for the 6x6
              • cjswaggedout72 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
                I think you should add the saleen s7 very nice car and it'll be fun to drive
                • Agentm493 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                  R* i have heard news that Heist is only going to be on the next gen consoles and pc? i really hope that is not true
                  • CrushyaJr3 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                    Hey R* it would be cool if in GTA online there was an option to choose what plane and helicopter to spawn like in campaign. Customizing them would be pretty cool too. Please add animals like sharks and stuff that would be cool. Add scuba gear, a harpoon gun, a spear, make new submarines and please make the the submarine that is currently in gta v 2 seaters. Please add the ability to customize the furniture in the house. Please add pet store where you can buy dogs, cats, etc.
                    • SuperGuy3253 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                      I want a dildo weapn :3
                      • XSpinnerX42093 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                        Hey, Rockstar. My suggestion is really simple. Could you please make the Titan's and the Cargo Bob have their own button on the ps3 controller to open the cargo doors. So we could put people, Vehicles, and random stuff in it. It'll be fun to play around with it. :3
                        • Grandmaster8903 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                          R* should add muscle tone depending on your strength
                          • JesseJames1993 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                            could there be a dlc were we need t pay for gas it might seem stupid but I think it would be cool to have
                          • JesseJames1993 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                            I would like to see a dls that we can use the car haulers and are able to put ur friends car on there and stuff like that

                            and it would be cool if u could make a couple of like houses that we could blow up and some trees that we can run over
                            • tairua693 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                              Have ideas. 1 . With your phone (ifruit) , maybe we would be able to buy with GTA money our own music (songs) from your catalogue on a playlist ,1-2 GTA dollars per song . 2. A update called the PACIFIC RIM. This would span though the Americas , Asia , Australia , and the Pacific islands , including New Zealand . Lots of weaponry can be placed from the rim , let alone clothing. i am an avid fan and a player of GTA V . Maybe something to think about ?
                              • Big_Bear_Grove3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                                Hey Rockstar can you come out with a Hood Or Gangsta DLC or whatever you wanna call it, and in it have some missions in the hoodlike going to a house and stealing money or drugs, but most importantly coming out with new cars and clothes, clothes to be more specific. I'm part of a Grove gang and i know a balls gang and other people in different gangs that all agree that we should get green and purple and red ( all colors ) bandanas that cover your face like Franklin has and some different colored L S fitted baseball caps and some different colored football jerseys and flannels and letter man jackets ext. like what the computers on Grove street wear for example. If you read this, whether or not you take this in consideration which i hope you do, thank you for your time and keep up the good work!
                                • Devious955on August 14 2014, 4:48pmReplyFlag
                                  I respect you don't want me to cheat, I haven't and won't. But making money through missions over and over takes forever. I don't have that time and I play a lot. And I don't want to buy money off the shop it costs to much I'm a kid I don't have that money. There's people who have made wealth, but with CHEATS. And then there is people like me who work to get it but still don't have a lot at all. So please make it easier to make money like more money per mission, heists ,it would make the game sooooooo much more fun for everyone, I mean come on 2,000,000 for a plane it took me a couple of months to get 200,000 and I played a lot.

                                  Email: gamer tag: Devious955. Console:Xbox 360. Game:Gta5
                                  • i9makaveli96on August 14 2014, 10:54amReplyFlag
                                    Hi r* could you give us a dlc where we get police,army,fire department etc outfits for our characters so we can role play and more cars if different classes instead of super cars all the time. And some sponsored stickers for our cars such as sprunk,ecola ect thanks
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