Submitted by CustardTrout 782d ago | news

Grand Theft Auto 5 latest online patch causing consoles to freeze, characters still missing

Rockstar's latest patch still hasn't resolved the issues. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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GarrusVakarian  +   782d ago
Smooth sailing for me and my friends still, same as yesterday and the day before.
malokevi  +   782d ago
"oh you lucky ducker!"

Can't wait for my turn :D got sooo close last night. Hopefully tonight it works out.
b163o1  +   782d ago
Ducker lmao, damn auto spell correct
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r1sh12  +   782d ago
Ive had intermittent issue getting online, but once online its all good.
CommonSense  +   782d ago
Just want to throw this out there for 360 users who can't get past the tutorial race.

If you delete the patch update, clear your system cache, then restart your xbox and repatch the game, you should be able to get the race to work. after that, it's butter.

EDIT: This might work in a similar way for ps3 users...but i can't confirm since i bought it for 360.
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malokevi  +   782d ago
That's exactly my issue, so I'll give it a shot. Thanks 4the tip.
bigbearsack  +   781d ago
That sucks,hope the game works out for you guys and gals soon.
3-4-5  +   782d ago
Same here. Have had zero problems so far and had a ton of fun playing the past couple days online.

I really hope more people get to experience this. To me, while the single player was awesome, this multiplayer is unlike anything I've played before.

It's GTA + a Survival game = tons of fun
Soc5  +   782d ago
Yeah I gotta agree, tons of fun. Robbing stores and doing all the different missions is a blast. The money aspect adds a twist too, there are times when u have to run away from other players cause u haven't had a chance to deposit your money and you don't want to get jacked(I know u can use the phone). Last night I had to run like a chicken from this group of players cause I ran out of bullets and had to go buy more!! Which also means you don't go around shooting like crazy because ammo costs money. It makes you think before you act. Especially when getting wasted costs like a thousand in hospital bills. Overall lots of fun and haven't even done most of what's available because I'm just leveling up. Flying races are gonna be a lot of fun looks like. I'm on the 360 and haven't had any problems the last two days.
CommonSense  +   782d ago
At first, I didn't know you could deposit your money through your phone. I don't like this feature. Before I figured that out, i'd frantically be trying to avoid other players while searching for an ATM. Made for a very fun, intense experience.

The game is definitely a blast. Maybe a little too easy to exploit, though.
Bleucrunch  +   782d ago
Call me critical, but the online aspect of the game was delayed upon initial launch of the game because they needed to work out some more things for it. When Rockstar releases the online version (which again they initially delayed) They STILL having issues. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? In the PS2/XBOX days...this seldom happened, the developer made sure the game rain in tip/top form before they release it....I don't know maybe I have no idea what I am talking about but we as gamers should not accept this kind of practice from any developer. We can't go to the store and say we will pay some and the rest later right???
GarrusVakarian  +   782d ago
But how often does an online game beat the numbers that Call Of Duty achieves? How can any dev prepare for that, especially a company like R* that isn't as "seasoned" as Treyarch, or Bungie.
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Dannycr  +   782d ago
There's something we have to understand and that is: Devs can only check so much.

Whether we want it or not, there will always be online issues, specially with a game that is trying to break some grounds in the online department.

I'm not saying I was not pissed off when I tried the online on day 1 and it was god awful, and I still hate with all my heart the stupid character creation menu, but I somehow understand that some issues will not be revealed until the floodgates are open to the public.
soniqstylz  +   782d ago
Not seassoned?

GTA 4, Midnight Club 2/3/LA, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3 all say hello, along with Take Two help from 2K Sports, Fireaxis, 2K Marin (who did Bioshock 2 online). They knew what they were making, had 5 years of development, and 2 weeks of sales to get the idea of how many servers they needed to get up and running.

The online itself is great when it's working and people are willing to cooperate. Once the griefing system fully takes effect, or more members of my crew can get online and play together, it'll be even better.
ZeekQuattro  +   781d ago
Back in those days most devs didn't have the ability to send out a patch to fix things. They had to simply fix the problem in future retail releases of the game meaning most devs tried harder to get their games right the first time.

Patches are great but it seems like a crutch for too many devs today. They have to meet tough deadlines so they hastily go through game code in order to make the deadline knowing they can fix the problem later. Its crazy but it seems like the more people that work on a game & the longer it takes to develop the more problems arise.

I'm glad I didn't rush out to buy the game. I have a friend that had unlocked a rare vehicle in the game only for it to disappear. The game didn't even register the event so he has no way of getting the achievement without starting fresh.
MestreRothN4G  +   782d ago
Tons of problems here.
Billions of tons of fun.

I hate to love this game.
Erudito87  +   782d ago
yh its been working great for me too lol
Lalanana  +   782d ago
Lol gotta work faster rockstar. we still believe in you but hurry and fix those issues.
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majiebeast  +   782d ago
How in the hell is any of this related to Sony?
Lalanana  +   782d ago
Sorry mate was reading a sony article at the same time on the next tab. I corrected it :)
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CustardTrout  +   782d ago
I like to pretend the Sony one is my other article...
WilliamH  +   782d ago
So the moral of the story here kiddies, go play something else online that actually works
CustardTrout  +   782d ago
I just love the reaction from the community:
Day of release:
Rockstar made something amazing here, true legends. What heroes. Pioneers of gaming.

Online breaks:
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WilliamH  +   782d ago
I was only talking about the online not the single player (which is great not amazing)
Avernus  +   782d ago
My character is still missing. Really blew the wind out my sails tbh. Saw my friends play all of yesterday no problems. I didn't play because I had no character saved, so I waited till today, and same as yesterday.

Sorry, but this is a f*cking joke. Time spent to lvl up character, gone. All the stuff I bought, gone. Not to mention I have to do this stupid tutorial AGAIN.

People have a right to be angry. Some are taking it overboard, but this situation is ridiculous. What's even better is R* not saying a word on if you'll get back your character or not.
CustardTrout  +   782d ago
I never got the tutorial with Lamar, but my character is there...really odd.
Elit3Nick  +   782d ago
I don't think that they can retrieve a lost character, so I wouldn't get my hopes up
Juanc9175  +   780d ago
Hey dude I feel your pain my character reset twice already I'm hoping that they fix the issue Thai happened to me like 1 hr ago I hope that it's resolved or else no ore multiplayer for me it took time to get to level 15 twice I hope the best for you good luck
abusador  +   782d ago
I finally got to play through the tutorial, yippie, smh. Four &ucking days later
ApolloTheBoss  +   782d ago
This is why I'm waiting awhile before I play online. I'm only like 5-6 hours in SP anyway and bought it day one. Damn working sucks. Too many games and not enough time.
KrimsonKody  +   782d ago
If R* is having these problems with 16 player online, imagine the horror if it was 32 player online.
HeyImBen11  +   782d ago
I don't think the playercount on one server has anything to do with the issues here.
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d0nT wOrrY  +   782d ago
Shame on you R. You couldn't deliver a proper MP after 6 years of work.. what a shame. I wasn't able to spend more than 1 hour without lag or loading without result.
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HeyImBen11  +   782d ago
You mean servers. The server don't work, not the MP itself.
ScamperCamper  +   782d ago
Wow, this is their worst nightmare. A couple days, okay, but gamers will soon just ditch this completely. PR nightmare on the way?
FunAndGun  +   782d ago
Does it matter?

It already broke sales records and truck loads of money are being dumped into the R* offices.

GTA is already put on a pedestal. It got crazy high review scores while the online portion of the game doesn't even work. Then other games that ship with working SP and MP get picked to death in reviews. It is complete BS. Just because it is R* and just because it is GTA.

I am glad I didn't buy this game. I was waiting (hopefully) for a PS4 version, but not sure I will get it at all now.
GarrusVakarian  +   782d ago
Trust me, you are missing out. The game modes you unlock as you progress ranks are crazy (jet dogfights, jets chasing cars/bikes, tank battles, base jump races). And im only rank 12!

And the whole "other games have working MP's on day one" argument doesn't apply here because not every MP release breaks world records, that's alot of load especially for a company which hasn't got any near the same experience with MP as other big devs.
FunAndGun  +   782d ago
@ lukas

Trust me, I am not missing out on anything. There are hundreds of other games I could play from my collection that would entertain me. I don't feel left out by not playing what everyone else is.

WHAT?! R* has been in the game for a long ass time. Everyone and their mother knew this game was going to be huge. So because it broke records they are off the hook? How does a game release, get perfect scores, while the whole other half of the game is not even present??? But other games get docked points because the MP portion of the game may be lacking in areas.

Sorry, my principles are worth more to me than the entertainment I would gain from a video game. I don't buy/play games because it is the 'IN' thing people are playing or because I would 'miss out'.
Godz Kastro  +   782d ago
You know what, this mans got a good point. But let me play Devils advocate and ask what game review has ever suffered due to technical network issues. Have point ever been docked for this? If so I agree wholeheartedly. If not then we have to keep in mind the load is way too much for anyone without true understanding of networks to comprehend.

For example, The governments health program went into effect and tons of people couldn't get the page to load because millions jumped on at the same time. This is just a few web pages. Imagine complex game data under the same load.

Im upset as well but understand their plight. Luckily BF4 has been holding me down.
JeffGUNZ  +   782d ago
Give me a break FunAndGun, stop trying to pretend you're a martyr. So, you're one of those guys who don't play the "popular" games? Yes, you are missing out. The game is incredible. R* did a great job on the single player (I have yet to try the MP). "your principles"? Really? We're talking about VIDEO GAMES, not life and death choices.

The main issue is the servers and the overloading of them. What do you expect when millions upon millions of people are trying to get on the same thing at the same time? I'd rather have them take a week or so to iron it all out and have countless months of enjoying the online. It's spoiled people who feel entitled for things to work perfect all the time. It's sad, do you realize how lucky you are to be gaming in an era where if problems exist, the developers make a patch and we just download it and problem gone? Back in the days, we didn't have that. If their were bugs, you were f'ed. R* went all out on a great MP experience and of course their are things that can never be tested in a closed beta compared to millions of people playing. It's your choice, but have fun playing Viva Pinata or whatever you think will entertain you.
oof46  +   782d ago
Every popular online multiplayer game has issues the first week. GTA V's are on a greater scale because of how many copies they sold and how many people are trying to play GTA Online at the same time.

If you choose not to try it, that's your prerogative. But it is a great game.
hankmoody  +   782d ago
It's the repeated loss of characters and goals that I've accomplished in GTA Online that makes this so frustrating. There's simply no real reason to play if you're looking to make any progress with your online character if it's all going to get wiped out by a corrupted save file.
Godz Kastro  +   782d ago

Sorry to say this but I recommend you stop playing until they are 100%. This way no game investment is lost.
hankmoody  +   782d ago
Yeah, I know. Can't wait until it's running at something close to a normal level.
jay2  +   782d ago
Finally playing online :).
ALARM-clock  +   782d ago
The game kind of sucks, honestly. You start with nothing and it's a real struggle earning enough money to buy decent gear to compete with. Right now the only way to earn cash is by robbing stores, or doing really lame and monotonous missions for Simon & Lamar. The game was really obviously built around microtransactions.
GarrusVakarian  +   782d ago
You know nothing, ive been playing it all day and have over 50 grand from today alone. If you think those 2 ways are the only ways to make money you are doing it very wrong. You start unlocking the good game modes at around rank 10, i don't even touch the Simeon or Lamar missions, i only play jetfights and deathmatches and parachute/basejump races, then stay in the playlist and vote instead of going back to free mode, that way you earn money for having fun instead of doing those "lame monotonous missions".

The best MP ive ever played, its like an MMO....but without the same amount of players as an MMO.
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ALARM-clock  +   782d ago
Okay, well I'll give it a try. I've already played a ton of deathmatch, just curious how many hours it took you to come up with 50G?
GarrusVakarian  +   782d ago
@ Alarm clock

Started playing at around 9:30 - 10:00 AM and stopped at around 3:45 for something to eat.

Good tip for you, steal SUV's (luxury ones works best) and sell them at los santos customs, you get around 6 grand per vehicle but you can only do it once per in game day. If you come first in jet dogfights you get a load of money, same with races.

As i said, just stay in playlists and vote for the next game instead of retuning to freeroam then you will earn money quicker.

I have to admit though, R* seem to have made it a little difficult for people who aren't very good at the game to earn money, because the biggest prize is if you finished first place.
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P_Bomb  +   782d ago
50 grand is nothing when you start doing survival and end up losing more money than you make due to respawns increasing to around $2000 a pop. The apartment with the garage costs 80 grand alone, and is the go-to for trophy/achievement hunters.

Money's too conservative in free roam. Sometimes you just wanna jump out of a plane with no parachute lol. It's definitely gonna encourage microtransactions for casuals not into competitive playlists
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wannabe gamer  +   782d ago
LOL you couldnt be more wrong
xtremenitro  +   782d ago
Try finding a mission thats not too difficulty that gives like 5000-9000 and keep replaying it. It's what I did and I got 125k to buy my first 6 car garage apartment and an AK.
xPhearR3dx  +   782d ago
They patched it. You can't replay those mission unless you call said character, request a mission and hope it's the one you want to farm. Too many people were farming the Violent Duct mission making 9K in less than 2 minutes, clicking replay and banking cash so quick. If you're on 360 you can still do this until they get the patch out. If you're on PS3, it's been patched since this morning.
P_Bomb  +   782d ago
xPhear is right. They patched mission replays and also dropped the score on the ducts mission from $9000 to $3000 I believe.
garos82  +   782d ago
Finally working for me

Edit ;ps3 uk
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wannabe gamer  +   782d ago
holy shit its finally working for me. loaded the intro mission no problem.
JokerElite  +   782d ago
If you have PS3 and it freezes when trying to download the 1.02 patch, you have to delete the 1.01 patch in your "Game Data" folder first.

Then restart and begin to download the 1.02 patch. Worked for me.
Ch1d0r1  +   782d ago
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310dodo  +   782d ago
GTA O finally started working for me last night.
Ridiculously fun once you can access it.

Downloaded the new patch this morning and maybe for 20 mins cars kept disappearing on the road lol.
MrBobSugar  +   782d ago
The garage still doesn't work either. Cost me a lot of play money.
UnHoly_One  +   782d ago
I'm glad I sold this game after 45 minutes. lol
boing1  +   782d ago
Yeah, console games usually do not work on PC.
Psychotica  +   782d ago
That was stupid, just the single player alone is worth the money
UnHoly_One  +   782d ago
The single player alone is why I sold it.

It was terrible.

Driving a car that controls like a bar of soap on a wet basketball court, while two guys yap back and forth calling each other the "N-word" repeatedly was not my idea of fun.

The game was just too "ghetto" for my taste. San Andreas was the same way, I didn't last an hour in that game either. They are the only two console GTA's I've not played to completion.
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T2  +   782d ago
while i do think there is a lot to like in this game, you do bring up some interesting points around story, the story is pretty predictable and not that well written to be honest... all GTA play like cliche movies and thats okay, but this story is relatively weak even by those standards.
UnHoly_One  +   782d ago
I didn't play long enough to see how the characters develop obviously, but I've read some things and heard from some friends, and I don't think I'm missing anything.

I don't mind playing a game as a "Bad Guy", but I want to be a character I can LIKE, even if I am "bad".

I don't see anything likeable about any of these characters. And that alone would guarantee that I would never enjoy the game for anything beyond "goofing off" in the world.
MysticStrummer  +   782d ago
"Driving a car that controls like a bar of soap on a wet basketball court..."

Proof positive that you didn't play the game. Driving is too easy in GTA5.
UnHoly_One  +   782d ago
Look at my xbox profile if you need "proof" to justify my opinion of a game.


I played it, I didn't like it.
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CarnageXB  +   782d ago
It still takes forever to join a online game. And its hard to join a friends game or vice versa. when I join a friends game it says the server is full of players yet there are only like 9 on it. its suppose to support 16.
tigertron  +   782d ago
So far *touch wood* I haven't had any problems since the latest patch.
Chrisgamerguy  +   782d ago
I haven't even been able to get online yet.
RE_L_MAYER  +   782d ago
Lost my character yesterday and I didnt come back today but at least I kept my cash, had to make a new character level one=lame
Played since morning and it seems to be better and didnt throw me out of any games and didnt get stuck loading, got me first apartament-its aw3some

Fyi you can trade your older houses when you buy a new one it should ask you if you wanna trade your old one, dont know about seperate garages tho
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Alex249  +   782d ago
It just happened to me -__- getting real tired of your shit rockstar.
jmc8888  +   782d ago
Grand theft Auto IV worked like crap on my 360. Froze up every 20 minutes usually conveniently during a mission.

Waiting for PC or PS4 version for GTA V.

Fool me once....
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CarnageXB  +   782d ago
my character has vanished. All my money gone to. Im starting to hate this.
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orangechicken67  +   782d ago
since the update i finally was able to play online
wannabe gamer  +   782d ago
patch turned things around for me. i rarely get any errors now
kydrice  +   782d ago
This mornings patch fixed online for me. Been playing for a few hours with minor hiccups.
Ch1d0r1  +   782d ago
Im going to try uninstalling the 1st update.
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iceman600  +   782d ago
"Grand Theft Auto 5 latest online patch causing consoles to freeze"

and this is why consoles are trash.
KonsoruMasuta  +   782d ago
It has nothing to do with the consoles but everything to do with the game.
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