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.
  • I know its really small but I LOVE messing around with the forklift and it could lift more that would be cool. Most of the places where it spawns it cant lift even half the pallets there. Im not saying it needs to lift semis but if it had a higher threshold for weight, that would be a small tweak I imagine?
    • this is wat i want

      skateboard,new bmx bikes, ability to own pets, new cars and upgrades for them, scuba diving gear, hunting missions,
      vehicles that have weapons on them, and other cool stuff. thank u
      • My friend an I have played the mission called "Effin' Lazers" on the PS3 and we had brought the Lazers to the airport and my character goes out from the Lazer and it says "Get in the Lazer". When I go to the Lazer, my character goes out from the Lazer automaticly and it still says that "Get in the Lazer" and the same thing happens all the time, even we have played it 2 times. So could you fix that?
        • MRjonathon1 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
          I have an idea for grand theft auto online ps4 and it's not just me who think this but most of the gta community want real jobs online like you can have illegal jobs and legal jobs the legal jobs would consist of being a cop and arresting other players, working at burgershot, being a stripper, being a taxi driver, selling cars or even working at the cinema these jobs would earn the player money also the legal jobs are just your usual job like selling drugs, stealing cars, robing shops and banks. This would be an amazing idea for next gen I feel like this would make players feel more involved and it would be realistic this idea would be extremely fun

          I hope you take the time to read this and think about it thanks

          • It would be cool if you could get your crew tag on your bulletproof vests like in the police or swat :)
            • Jdog55133 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
              I think that GTA definitely needs more, but gradually as time goes on. Here are some ideas from me and some other other people that would make the game more, fun:

              1. Sandbox mode. This mode will be for having an unlimited amount of money and being able to do what ever you want with it. For specifically cars and houses. I would personally love to be able to have any car I want, as much cars as I'd like, and customized the way I'd like it. It would include all cars, from previous and future updates, ones that are already in the game, and ones that were created but never put into the game. I personally would love it because i wouldn't have to worry about grinding for money and levels just to get one car i want before, who knows when, it will be taken out. It would be about getting cars people want but not being able to get it because of level restrictions. People would be able to have fun with it and get to customize and drive all the cars in the game but they wouldn't be able to bring those cars into Single Player or Multiplayer. It's a great way for people to enjoy the specific factors of the game/cars without always worrying about money and levels.
              2. Police mode. This mode would be for having a chance to be the cop. How this would work is that you would first, be able to choose what kind of vehicle/helicopter you would like to drive/fly. Then you could accept calls for things like robberies, high speed car chases, etc. You would also be able to pull people over. Once you do so, you could go up to the persons car, ask to see their ID, and see if their wanted for anything, if they are, arrest them, if they arnt, then you could send them on their way or write them a ticket. You would also be able to call backup just to sit their and assist you and if they drive off and a police chase starts up, the other officers would actually see you as one of their fellow police officers. This mode would add a whole new thing to GTA and I think that it should be added in with either Sandbox mode, or to Solo mode.
              3. Paramedic/Fire Fighter mode: This mode would be just like the Police mode, but obviously with different things such as saving people from death/injury or putting out fires. Alot more people would play GTA with those 3 extra modes. You could also put the 3 modes together and have the option in Solo mode.
              4. A neon lights upgrade for underneath cars.
              5. Brass Knuckles
              6. Skate Boards
              7. Add a mall
              8. Stickers for cars
              9. Pets
              10. Night vision goggles
              11. Interior Vehicle Customization
              12. Bulletproof window upgrade for cars
              13. Add a speedometer on screen so you can see how fast you're going and have the option to toggle it on and off.
              14. Be able to store Police Cars, Fire Trucks and Ambulances in our garage. I would definitely play GTA more if those were a factor of the game. Also, be able to customize them, not such as the color but the wheels, engine, brakes, etc. Also, be able to add and remove lights. I would love that.
              Thanks for reading my comment Rockstar and other players.
              • The_Catzon October 20 2014, 12:58amReplyFlag
                Dear, RockStar
                i have a very great idea for Gta Online to make it last longer. I personally think you guys could benefit from A Role Play System in Gta Online.This would not only bring life back into the game but would excel on the new gen consoles.
                With 30 people in 1 server a lot can happen but when people are given roles to chose from excitement and entertainment grow. Just think about Arma III, The "Altas Life Mod" has given this game lots of fun along with people coming back. Gta has more potential with enhanced graphics,a huge map,and a versatile environment. There could be roles such as:
                Drug Dealers (They sell Narcotics of course)
                Police (patrol the city and stop gang fights as well as robbery maybe even ticket people)
                Gangsters (different gangs within a server so you could fight to be on top while dogging cops)
                Paramedics(Standard Emt revives everyone)
                Civilians(go out and get jobs and earn money to buy what they want)
                Fire Fighters(Put out fires)
                And much more. Ive barley scratched the surface and hope you will at least think about adding this into the game at some point.
                • xxitztashawbuxxon October 19 2014, 4:31pmReplyFlag
                  Could you make female and male on GTA online kiss and make out I think it will be more fun thanks
                  • XGNDELIRIOUS112on October 15 2014, 3:06pmReplyFlag
                    are muskets comeing back
                    • Dragonfly2.0on October 8 2014, 5:24pmReplyFlag
                      how about a update that lets u buy your friends or crew a car and u can sell them to other players online with more upgrades for your cars
                      • PortalFusionzon October 8 2014, 11:24amReplyFlag
                        I was thinking of a new weapon you could add in gta 5 and online its basically a grenade launcher but shoots out sticky bombs
                        • snowy6883on October 7 2014, 10:21pmReplyFlag
                          Hey R*, I've been playing the games in the GTA series from GTA III all the way up to GTA V. I feel that the GTA series is THE best game series, PERIOD! The campaign is amazing, no question. Online is AWESOME!! Now, things I think would be cool:

                          1. Skateboards
                          2. The houses are beautiful but need a lil more interaction. A console and video games like in GTA SA with multiple games would be cool, a soccer table, pool table, air hokey, dart board. Have a drinking game for players in apartments.
                          3. Allow players to be able to invite their friends to live with them and pay rent and kick them out
                          4. Able to turn up volume in apartment and host a party with friends where they'll buy weed and booze
                          5. Make a mall. City that big, no mall? The mall could have clothes shops, ammunation shops, game shops (apartment games mentioned above), convinience stores and so on
                          6. Open the casion
                          7. Give vehicles to friends
                          8. More sports if possible, basketball and baseball an dothers
                          9. More movies in the theatre
                          10. More night clubs to party with friends, and not just entering a marker making time fast forward and coming out drunk, we wanna see the actual party
                          11. More variety in clothes and hairstyles
                          12. Stealth missions, Co-operative stealth missions
                          13. Can we have wildlife online please
                          14. Ability to buy clothing and cars and apartments for other players or lend them the money to buy those
                          15. Ability to sell our own cars and apartments to other players

                          The game is awesome, to me, everything about it is perfect, except for a glitch here and there, but overall i give it a 99/100 anyday. I just feel sometimes that its more "making money" and not a whole lot of variety in spending it, maybe on top of adding more guns and cars and clothing, you add these too, i'd really appriciate it. You guys rock, and so does the game, thank u for the best game ever, both on and offline. And guys, we're still waiting on heists (for the PS3).
                          • Lonewolf10797on October 6 2014, 2:15amReplyFlag
                            I think they should add a alien theme like the movie Independence Day where its chaos as aliens are flying in the skies and there are jets in the air dog fighting also in story like read dead with the zombies but with aliens and the update can be called "Welcome to Earth" where the cover is a pilot knocking out a crashed alien pilot just like the movie
                            • NiCkyZ1on October 4 2014, 8:17amReplyFlag
                              Hey i think you should add a machete Or a paintball gun!
                              • TrevorCF91on September 30 2014, 9:18pmReplyFlag
                                I usually don't play online public cause its garbage, but last night I was showing a friend. I noticed there were multiple people that were able to spawn right on top of me and kill me, I tried killing them but there character would glitch around and they could not be killed. Look into the spawn thing cause its extremely annoying to be killed over and over by these losers. ;)
                                • megadeth00666on September 29 2014, 3:58amReplyFlag
                                  Rockstar plz add some metal tracks like Hollow by pantera some new love fist stuff mad house by anthrax some metallica some Judas priest like pain killer some dio and slayer and some rock like disturbed Jimi hendrix voodoo child Nazareth love hurts fog hat slow ride Korn system of a down you could call the station hard banger radio or put it on LS rock radio and channel x. There should also be a biker update with new Harley and chopper bike like classic bikes fingerless leather gloves the colt m1 1911 the sawed off shot gun from the lost and the dammed the 357 magnum and the 38 special barbed wire wrapped base ball bat open leather and denim vests for guys and girls brass knuckles a blank gang van like the lost van but a blank version on the car website wear u can put you crew emblem on it select a few difforent spoilers change the ccolors and you should be able to have more than one emblem have 1 main emblem for your crews main emblem on display but use multiple other emblems as shirt designs tattoos and car emblems all at the same time. Just pick from a list of what emblem you wish to use for what. And you should be able to put more than one emblem on a car like say but you main emblem on a vans side and put a difforent emblem you made on the vans back door and put another emblem on the hood while wearing a completely different emblem on your front t shirt and you should be able to make crew cuts jackets and shirts with the crews emblem already on it and the emblem the crew leader wants on it. There are so many biker gangs and I think this would be so cool to add At least in next Gen if not older councils.
                                  • JOKER8008on September 27 2014, 3:30pmReplyFlag
                                    great idea 20thcenturyBox
                                    • 20thCenturyBoxon September 27 2014, 3:23pmReplyFlag
                                      Adding a world war 2 pack would be amazing, and i would love to be able to pilot a spitfire :)
                                      • sgticecream1on September 26 2014, 6:26amReplyFlag
                                        Rockstar these would really be awsome in gta 5 online ps3/Xbox 360
                                        1.scuba diving gear
                                        3.when doing drifts more smoke(like real life)
                                        4.parachute gliders
                                        5.cops driving on the road
                                        6.more trucks on the road and highway
                                        7.more missions that give you more money
                               to own trucks in garage
                                        10.18 wheeler
                                        11.more motorcycles
                                        12.more vehicle upgrades
                                        13.crying/laughing action
                                        14.more boats
                                        15.more clubs
                                        16.make the military base less active
                                        17.under car neon lights
                                        18.more snacks
                                        19.more songs on radio
                                        20.alien Easter egg
                                        21.more trains on track
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