Submitted by eezo 476d ago | news

GTA Online Patch 1.03 Available Now for PS3, Disables R2 Mission Restarting And More

Rockstar Games has just released new patch 1.03 for Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer portion of GTA V. The update is available for download on PS3, ant it weighs around 30MB in size. (Grand Theft Auto Online, PS3)

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Sizzon  +   476d ago
I hope it does something.. last night was a nightmare joining friends and crew members >.< so buggy
malokevi  +   476d ago
I'm on 360, but I noticed the same thing. Although, last night was my first time actually getting into a game... which was pretty cool.

The problem I'm seeing is at any point when you try to connect to another persons game/job. I can easily do a private game... I can sometimes host a job successfully... but joining other peoples jobs/servers is almost impossible.

It would be nice if I could host a public game of freemode.
FragMnTagM  +   476d ago
check your NAT settings for your router. Somehow my open settings were fiddled with on my console, ( I think my son did it, lol). But after that, I have had no problems.

A buddy of mine had a moderate nat, showed him how to open them, and now he has no problems.


For PS3: http://portforward.com/engl...
malokevi  +   476d ago
Thanks, that's a good link. Linksys + XBL = a pain in mein @$$! I've never been able to resolve my NAT issues... but I'll definitely give it another try based on that site. VERY specific.

I was thinking that was the problem.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   476d ago
Disables R2 mission restarting?...........Why?
HexxedAvenger  +   476d ago
Stop people from making money. I heard people been doing missions over for cash. They really want to get that micro transaction going.
waltercross  +   476d ago
I Agree, R* is getting greedy.
xPhearR3dx  +   476d ago
I only did it because I lost my character and didn't want to spend another 50 hours online to get back up to level 38. I farmed Violent Duct until level 38 and called it quits, then they patched it this morning. Granted, I did come out with a lot more money than my previous character, but fuck it, for all that crap I had to do to get to where I was, it's only fair.

I'm glad they patched it though. I want this game to last a long time and if everyone is farming to getting millions, it's going to get stupid real quick.
abusador  +   476d ago
Yeah thats messed up! %ucking Rockstar with that greedy bs, now we cant redo missions? Doing missions over for cash isnt anything wrong.
nugnugs  +   476d ago
The cynic in me thinks that's why you lose 2K everytime you die. It takes a while to build up enough $ to buy an apartment and I think their banking (pun) on people caving in.
Problems online have cleared up for me the last couple of days and there's some crazy stuff going on now, I'ts awesome.

edit: Did they take away the Baller SUV that gave you 9K when you sell it? Haven't seen one in ages.
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NarooN  +   475d ago
Yeah, it's ridiculous. People were praising the hell out of Rockstar for GTA V, but GTA Online seems like a POS right now. It will probably degrade further whenever they bring in the microtransactions.

I was gonna wait for this game to hit PC and just buy it then, but now I'm having second thoughts. I might just borrow my friend's copy and play through the story and give it back to him...
oONinjavitiSOo  +   475d ago
I see where you guys might see it that way but I do agree with @xPhearR3dx. I'm glad they patched it. I think it's already too easy to make money and to just spam a mission is dumb unless you're super lazy. In my time on GtaO I've lost 5 characters my $205,000.00 apartment along with the money and I still think it's one the funnest online games I've played since RDR. I'm a lvl 25 now and have had zero problems since the 2nd patch. I don't know why you guys are worried about microtransactions you don't have to purchase them.

@nugnugs yeah the baller is still around. Just at certain times. I have 2 extras in my garage for quick cash. Just grab one when you see it and throw it in you're garage for later.
Dee_Cazo  +   475d ago
Are you serious? They have new content/missions for you to unlock all the way up to 100.

You think Rockstar made the game with the intention of having you grind out a mission like a shitty MMO?

No, you found an exploit and are mad because you have to play the game now.

Grow up 12 year olds.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   475d ago
You're right! I went to the ammo shop and purchased a weapon, as I was walking out the game reminded me I can purchase additional "GTA Dollars" on PSN LOL!
GhostTurtle  +   475d ago
Plz explain how it was an exploit. Its funny seeing people getting mad at people getting mad that this is getting patched.
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Rezka  +   476d ago
It was a glitch in the first place...
JackStraw  +   476d ago
no it wasn't lol.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   475d ago
No, in first place you could simply choose to replay the mission, there was this nice replay option/button there and everything.
HmongAmerican  +   476d ago
Thanks to IGN for making a video showing how to do that glitch. I knew the moment when IGN and other gaming site release videos showing how to do the R2 glitch that RockStar are going to patch it.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   476d ago
I t wasn't a glitch it was an exploit. A glitch is manipulating the game to do something that its not supposed to do.
iceman06  +   476d ago
It wasn't just IGN. There were tons of streamers on Ustream and Twitch that were doing this for literally hours. I have seen one entire clan of about 30 people who have leveled up to damn near level 100 and each has over 21 million dollars PLUS the 400K apartment and a 10 car garage full of premium vehicles.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   475d ago
Yeah I hate when IGN or idiots like Major Nelson get online just spilling the beans on everything. I couldnt stand when they would tell people which cheap ass COD weapons to use with which attachments. Like dam if u cant figure out your own weapon choice just get off multiplayer.
Haki1112  +   475d ago
it wasn't a glitch!
franko  +   476d ago
Microtransactions??? After this fiasco of biblical proportions, they wanna induce microtransactions??? AHAHAHAHA, what a bunch of greedy sobs.
jay2  +   476d ago
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr not good at all :@
ufo8mycat  +   476d ago
I really don't understand people who exploit things like the R2 replay thing

It ruins the game - the fun

Theres no satisfaction in leveling up this way compared to legitimately.

Why ruin the game for yourself?
ExCest  +   476d ago
It's quick cash. If you only do jobs (not missions) and not always come out in first place, it might take up to a whole hour just to make comparatively little to a mission.
wsoutlaw87  +   475d ago
so? youre grinding through something that was supposed to be fun so you can reach a level?
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   476d ago
I never really used it unless I failed a mission(I mean you couldn't use it to restart a mission you passed any more anyway from the last patch) but how the hell is a mechanic THEY implemented an exploit? It's not cheating or anything.
mydyingparadiselost  +   476d ago
If the R2 mission replay ruins the game then doesn't that mean microtransactions ruin it too?
soniqstylz  +   475d ago
Of course not -- Rockstar doesn't make money from R2 replays.
ziggurcat  +   475d ago
no because you can ignore micro-transactions, and obtain everything through natural progression.

it affects nothing, so it's pointless to even complain about it.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   475d ago

Can't you just ignore R2 as well? Stupid argument much?
oONinjavitiSOo  +   475d ago
@Kenshin_BATT0USAI actually there is a difference. With micro transactions you only get money where as the replay exploit gets you money and rp points which help you rank up. So I think they took it away as a way to slow down the rate of leveling up too fast. Now if you could buy rp points then you might have an argument.
mydyingparadiselost  +   475d ago
@Ninja Aren't the patches taking the extra money earned off of games as well? If it was just the rp why would they snag the cash back? Also I'm sure the inclusion of microtransations affected the amount of money you can earn in missions which does affect the design. It's hard to ignore something that has a direct effect on the programming of the in game economy, these are the kinds of bumbling mistakes that ruined Diablo 3, Dead Space 3, Simcity and many others. Strapping a F2P model on a $60 game is bad business for the customer.
oONinjavitiSOo  +   475d ago
@mydyingparadiselost I haven't noticed any reduction in money. Still get the Same $14,000.00 on completeing survival missions on wave 10, same from armored truck heists and even get the usual $9,000.00 from selling the baller to Los Santos customs. Maybe I'm missing something but I haven't noticed any changes.
AiirJordann23  +   476d ago
to late i already have a pent house apartment ha ha but it will still be fun making money tho
Donnywho  +   476d ago
Farming is natural. Paying for in game money is not natural. This was 2 facts while I ate my eggs.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   476d ago
It seems with every patch they're either introducing more issues or stripping the online of features. So glad pokemon is around the corner.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   475d ago
Guess people hate pokemon now? Is that the new hipster thing? Hip guys.
wsoutlaw87  +   475d ago
hate pokemon? i forgot it existed 10 years ago
mydyingparadiselost  +   476d ago
I'm so glad I didn't pay $60 for this....
maximus1985  +   476d ago
I'm glad you didn't too
NarooN  +   475d ago
I'm glad that you're both glad. :D
Heisenburger  +   476d ago
Okay, so I start a job and invite a friend to it.

Everything is going swimmingly. It only takes a second for him to join, and the job was easy enough.

My problem, later to be asked as a question, is that after completing the initial job we seem to be stuck in a cycle of jobs. Unable to leave without having to get separated, and having to fight the servers to get in. Then I have to hope that my session doesn't fill up by the time I invite my buddy back.

So my question is: Does anyone out there know how to do just one job with a friend, without getting kicked and separated afterward?
Rezka  +   476d ago
I think you guys both have to choose free roam to get back in same lobby
JackStraw  +   476d ago
if you didn't want people farming for money in the game, maybe you should've added some real ways to make money in the game instead of spending 20 minutes chasing down 2 cars to make 3 grand.
Burackus  +   476d ago
I'll second that
SuicideKing  +   475d ago
Think of the HUGE disadvantage that players like myself who have been unable to play because of server issues that will now start out trying to earn money and reputation without being able to replay missions. The only way to catch up would be for micro transactions.
jessupj  +   475d ago

I'm lucky enough to have been able to restart missions.

I didn't go over board though. Just 2 mil and level 40, but it's still a massive advantage over people just starting and an even more colossal advantage because fcking R* has disabled restarting mission.

I have no respect for rockstar anymore. Very very disappointed.
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denero1  +   476d ago
Wow rockstar pissed off a lot of people n4g users typically give devs a little lead way not today though lol
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Aggesan  +   476d ago
Want to know an easy legit way to make cash?

1. Choose one land race job and play it until you know the track perfectly.
2. Host the job and set it as a rally. Set it to 1 lap to make it as fast as possible. Also disable the rubberbanding.
3. Invite lots of people.
4. Play and win.
5. Repeat.

Knowing the track without having to rely on your map reader pretty much guaranties you victory.
DJrantz  +   475d ago
thats a good idea
01animeking  +   475d ago
they just did to incentivise players to purchase
you got a billion rockstar stop making it harder to earn cash
M-M  +   475d ago
This is why I don't feel like playing after 1-3 missions, why am I spending a ton of time to make only 3-5 grand? Why don't they include rare or periodic big missions that get you 50k? Microtransactions are going to ruin GTA Online.
A2X_  +   475d ago
To be fair, as you go up in levels, you unlock new types of missions that get you more money.
oONinjavitiSOo  +   475d ago
@A2X_ I guess people are too lazy to figure this out.
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Cuders  +   475d ago
If you think about it its their fault that we had to abuse a replay button to earn money when they promised us heists. i mean seriously this game is so fvcked up.
T2  +   475d ago
I'm still unsure what they actually think people will do past a month in this game... unless you get invited by some fun people to do jobs, there is nothing to do.... I tried a job on my own yesterday, spent 20 minutes following a car only to get shot by police.... don't care that I died but it was boring as hell.
oONinjavitiSOo  +   475d ago
You unlock different heists the higher rank you get. I don't know why this is so hard for people to figure out.
Pintheshadows  +   475d ago
It is freezing my PS3 everytime I go to DL it. What the hell. Have to turn it off at the wall to switch off my console.

Fixed it, didn't like having it DL during the R* logo.

Not very promising though.
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Pintheshadows  +   475d ago
The hour or so I just had was good.
djplonker  +   475d ago
trading in my copy of gta v on the weekend to fund an extra ps4 game, my lvl 25 character got deleted and I lost around 300k....

great way to end this gen for me thanks rockstar for the worst multiplayer I have ever experienced!

the single player was good though.
artsaber  +   475d ago
I returned this game thanks to my fellow gamers' testimony. I bought GTAV on sale for 47.99 @ Toysrus. I've been so busy, that I never got around to opening it. I took that shit back yesterday. And after reading this, I have no regrets. When this game hits the bargain bin, I might give it a shot. Perhaps it'll be fixed by then. With 3 PS4s on day 1 preorder, I doubt I go back for this.
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wsoutlaw87  +   475d ago
you returned a gta game for a buggy online after it lauched? its gta
artsaber  +   472d ago
This game is erasing people's character saves. I have no time to replay any game like this. Some of us have jobs. The broken online was just the icing on the cake. I have no idea how GTAgets a pass when other games get slaughtered in reviews over much less.
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SuicideKing  +   475d ago
*puts on tinfoil hat* maybe all the lost character data and money are a way for rock star to "reset" all the characters that took advantage of the mission replay so they can keep the economy down.
artsaber  +   475d ago
I guess for some, we act like spoiled brats if we expect a product to work after purchase. I assume that some of us here work for a living and simply don't have time to replay the beginning to middle of a game two or 3 times. Or perhaps it is a built in "training" feature, and we should be thankful.
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Daves  +   475d ago
Seemed much better for me after the patch.

But when hosting survival, everybody left... found later it was me that left. :/

Think it's part my problem, must check NAT type.
FRA85  +   475d ago
my games been completely f%#ked ever since i downloaded update.

game won't start if im signed in (single and multiplayer) and if i try signing in using start menu playstation freezes. had to cut power to turn the thing off.

single player seems lot more buggy as well.
GenericNameHere  +   475d ago
Does it give me back Michael??!! I don't want to replay the game to 60% done again >:/ I really liked the game, but a stupid and horrible game-breaking bug/glitch like this can change my whole opinion on the game. And so far, this glitch is P!SSING ME OFF!!! Blah blah blah blah blah blah!
wsoutlaw87  +   475d ago
ya when online came out it advanced my sp to missions i hadnt gotten to yet where my players get banished. Thank god for ps+ cloud saves
Gorilla_Killa_X  +   475d ago
For all the people that farmed, it is just going to make the heist that much less enjoyable. The excitement of pulling a heist and getting big money is gonna be sweet but will mean a lot less if you are already a millionaire and have bought everything.

Can't wait for heist in GTA Online.
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Erudito87  +   475d ago
i havent got back any of my lv 7+ characters
OCEANGROWNKUSH  +   475d ago
Ok so they can patch mission restart and add fancy warning screens but they cant fix the fucking game? They are wasting time changing the wrong shit and for what?! the mission replay was implemented INTO the game to begin with, so for them to disable it when the game hasn't worked properly is a JOKE!
Soc5  +   475d ago
I liked the restart mission option! That's lame to remove that feature, some missions are just fun to play over and not because you're trying to make quick cash. What they should do is reduce the cash u make if u replay a mission. Fixed.
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OCEANGROWNKUSH  +   475d ago
they reduced the cash significantly AND disabled mission replay.
Mac420  +   475d ago
Don't get why everybody is complaining that they are switching this, the replay feature was added in as an option when you fail a mission. Everybody just figured out we could still click it after passing an it has been used as an exploit ever since. An it's not to be greedy it's to stop ppl from rankin up an having millions of dollars from a glitch in the game. I have 4 friends (360) that are already over Level 100's using the mission you unlock at Level 55 from Lester. Gives you 25K an 5,000 RP an can be completed in about 45sec-1min. I'm glad they fixed this EXPLOIT. Like the person at the top said, this isn't some shitty MMO were you farm some easy mission over an over. They have so much planned for this game . Whoever doesn't like this patch should just sell the game, don't deserve to experience what's to come in the next couple years for this game!
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shakar252  +   475d ago
The things I've noticed are as follows. There are more homes I. The high end tier to purchase that were unavailable before. No longer are u able to do quick restart (R2) after liking a mission. And the worst I've noticed. A particular mission from Gerald called Violent Duct, used to pay out $9,000 per player & has been reduced to only $3,000 each. But still no word on how to rectify the situation of my losing a level 21 character with a $150,000 home. I've restarted since then & my current character is a level 33 already
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