We have received reports from some players who experienced losing characters, progress, items, and/or in-game cash during the first few days after release.
Nice to hear them actually acknowledge this, but its getting increasingly frustrating. The worst thing for me is being split up from crew members and it taking ages for lobbies to fill up. The fact its so fun when it works only makes it more infuriating when it doesn't.
I was able to play last night with 2 buddies with no problem, but it was around 11a.m. Pacific
Been playing ok since Tuesday but today it has gone a little f'd up for me so im just gonna leave it for today most likely. Don't wanna risk my character being deleted.
had to delete the title update and create another character to get passed the first race on day 2. was playing without issue since... made it up to lvl 14 without replaying missions as many abused.. probably 20h in since... and yesterday was fine... actually had the crew on and we played for hours straight... jumped off to make some dinner and came back.. cloud servers are unavailable... then got a message saying connection was restored so i tried again... annnnnd profile deleted... gone everywhere except the social club crew page.. it still shows my stats including the 100k+ RP i had earned... but showing 0 and level 1 everywhere else
Just get your group of friends and create a private friends only or crew only game. That's what I do, then you don't have to worry about depositing cash right away or any assholes interrupting your game. I use assholes loosely (no pun intended) because being in a lobby of 15 other randoms killing each other is part of the game any fun sometimes. From campaign pause the game scroll to online and login it will give you a few options of private/solo, crew only, friends only etc...
Yeah, that's what we have been doing. But as soon as you decide to go into matchmaking, that's where the problems arise.
I've been playing the solo sessions and havent had any issues. Im fine playing solo, ranking up and earning money (robbing fools) until R* fixes the issues
Even worse is they are running out of time. One month before the Master Race winner drops. Then it's all over, lol.
i'm one of those victim's, sadly 14 hours just went down to hell
I dont know whats worse. I cant even get 14 minutes in nevermind hours
I've lost about 3 characters and 16 hours of progress as well. My advice is DON'T continue when you get the error message saying rockstar cloud servers are down. Wait a few hours and try again. I've been doing that the last few times I connected and my character is level 15 now, and haven't lost anything.
Just lost mine... About 8h down the drain... Pretty sad given the expectations were known forever.. The game was delayed forever.. The held back the online to prepare while making record amounts of money... And this is what we get.... I have little hope of them doing anything about it
with just a little over a month till the ps4 release im losing my patients with this game im gettin ready to turn it in while i can still get a nice price for it
what? he is a doctor and gta 5 is taking his patients away. what's so funny?:P
From my experience, people loosing their characters is due to the character not loading all the way with rank etc. (happened to me). What I did is turn my console off and get back on and my character loaded all the way. If you join a session with your character at level 1, DO NOT DO ANY MISSIONS, the auto save will save over your previous rank and stick you with a character at level 1. Just quit GTA Online till your character fully loads from the cloud. Worked for me. As for the loss of money, you loose upwards of 2300$ Each time you die while doing a mission. I think that's excessive.
does this actually work?
It does, it took me a couple of tries and it worked out. This was on PS3.
Yeah. This works. Didn't see my character in character selection screen so i played singleplayer for a while and tried online after a while and poof! My character came back from clouds. Just dont create a new character so the old one wont be overwritten. Sure it sucks to lose all the progression if you create a new character, but you wont lose the good fun times and moments doing it. :3
The new issue is now.. you cannot play any activities, or missions. It was working fine in the afternoon though. Not sure whats going on now.
The loadings are killing it for me, so many times it hangs on the neverending loadings of lobbies etc. that i have to restart the game and again wait the 2-3 minutes till the game loads... Sorry Rockstar but you failed hard this time, better hire some good programmers for all the money.
Still havent gotten in at all, lol
i had a day off and i played for hours and gotten $50,000+ cause i was saving up for a house i also was on rank 13. I signed out to give my ps3 a break, so the next day, i got on only to find out i had to remake my character and start over from the beginning and was rank 1. The only thing that was still there was the $50,000+ that i had put in the bank. Now i'am level 9 and cant play missions, it just freezes up. It was working fine a couple hours ago tho, but i left it alone because i refuse to create another character.
I guess you knuckleheads didn't learn from GTA 4 how they fubared the online multiplayer...and you think there gonna get this right??? no freaking way
actually when it works its very fun to take on missions with other people.
Damn game won't let me in anymore, or rather @ the moment. Just when I began to understand the online it begins timing out. I'm enjoying online so much, that the story has become secondary now lol. O'well, guess I'll check again next hour. Game on.
i gotten on, but there wasnt't anyone on tho. I thought i was the only one having this problem.
when no one is in your session just pause and choose new session....but you risk being kicked out.
They probably turn off the servers for fine tuning and to balance out or get rid of any exploits in the game
what about the patches that are supposed to be in affect today?
My character along with all my friends characters were complete deleted yesterday. We were all level 13. Pretty frustrating man. I thought it was fun, but not at the expense of having to redo it all.
If I could think of a game I haven't played but wanted too...or such a game was releasing Tuesday, I'd punt this shiny fun turd. This game was supposed to carry me to Nov 15th. But online is borked. I've had all the issues everyone else is experiencing. But I also came to realize the games mp is designed in many horrid ways. Many overlook this due to fan love. I get it. But have a look- Premium cars are not allowed to be stolen for keeps. You must buy them via online in game. Whole cops/chase mechanic far too aggressive...seeing you without line of sight. Certain missions locked....you won't see an armoured car until lvl 15 I believe. Guns....can't keep higher lvl weapons you find via other players/death matches. Some of this stuff....and many more, are balancing issues I understand. But its handled extremely poorly.
Lost my character again this morning.... but thankfully the money has stayed on my account. I give up, i'll wait for the next patch before playing it again. Time for God Eater on my Vita instead!
Iv already given up on this buggy dull piece of mess of a online game. Nothing compared to red dead online.