Grand Theft Auto 5's online mode down for maintenance tonight

Rockstar confirms GTA Online will be down for maintenance beginning tonight at 9 p.m. EDT and running for as long as 24 hours.

Grand Theft Auto Online, the online mode for Grand Theft Auto V, will be down for maintenance beginning tonight at 9 .m. EDT, Rockstar Games announced today.

The downtime will run through Thursday, January 16. GTA Online should return to normal operation sometime within 24 hours, the developer said on its website.

Rockstar did not address why GTA Online maintenance is necessary, but it is not out of the ordinary for online games to require some level of maintenance on a regular basis.

GTAV has shipped more than 29 million copies to date, though it's not clear how many people are actively playing GTA Online.

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75 comments
n1i2e3
n1i2e3

attention all online gta players attack monster syndicate mc crews. 

psuedospike
psuedospike

Guess I'll just give up on Heists and pretend I didn't spend all that time getting to lvl.100 and acquiring a fancy apartment and all those cars for nothing...


>:(

josef_uranium
josef_uranium

Rockstar spent several years making the game, and they dont want it ruined by hackers who are level 1000 or people with billions of dollars. would you like hackers on a game you spent several years making?

pszone
pszone

well I don't mind because stop playing gta online because was too busy playing AC Black Flag on PS4 and still playing Skyrim Edition

Hellcanwait
Hellcanwait

Haven't touched this game since my toon got deleted...


how are the online heists ?


Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Whoa! Hey see?!  You PC gamers dodged a bullet there!  No need to worry about this.  Keep signing that petition, sign it three times for good measure. Who's up for a master race huddle?!  High fives all around!

ecurl143
ecurl143

I must admit, I'm surprised people are still playing this game.

It got old real fast.

Ben Mapp
Ben Mapp

Servers are always packed whenever I log on

001011000101101
001011000101101

Aw. My favorite online game for the last few months. They better remove those 2 billion that some hacker-asshole transferred to my character. 

Cesar Becerra
Cesar Becerra

I like how people nowadays still hop on the hate bandwagons that are lead by trolls and people who aren't remotely gamers. This game is alive and kicking.... the fact that you just so happen to not play doesn't mean everyone's gonna take example of you and do as you do. Games don't work that way. You're irrelevant to this so I don't get why you comment the same thing the person above your comment said. Makes you look moronic to say the least. If you so claim you've moved on then move on and don't follow articles about a game you don't play anymore. Commenting negatively about it and saying it's irrelevant to you don't equal genius comment.

jasongm
jasongm

they should divide rankings in the servers, this will make things much easier (rank1-10 in their own servers, 11-21, etc..). I'm rank 31 and really tired of seeing those with ultimate weapons and tanks constantly try to tear me a new one.

Cesar Becerra
Cesar Becerra

This game's community is alive and still growing bud. Just cause you spend your time not playing doesn't mean no one else does. You're not the person who's that into gaming I suppose so it's understandable you think what you think. :)

fobbs69
fobbs69

They better not take the 3 billion i have in my account. Or at least leave me with a few hundred million. I gotta eat right? And Nandos is so expensive

gtaguy77
gtaguy77

The online mode has so many flaws. Those beginners can barely keep up with other players of higher level. Seriously, i had more fun in gta iv online.

sdmusic827
sdmusic827

it would be nice if they would quit effing up the effing game and fix the issues that are really plaguing it. Not trying to troll on the players that know how to mod it so you don't have to play it for thousands of hours just to unlock everything and actually enjoy playing it. Oh yeah, and not giving us the heist mode that was promised before the game came out. seriously, how long are we going to have to wait?

Mark Cianciosi
Mark Cianciosi

taking all the legit 500 bil we got from perfectly legit bounties :P

Matthew Timms
Matthew Timms

Heists?? You that thing we were promised before the game even launhed, no? Then this is irrelevant to me.

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

24 hours for a so called regular maintenance? The hell did they do, catch the server on fire?

Mathew Benn
Mathew Benn

Wait...you mean to tell me it's actually been online?

electro57
electro57

And people will still be gifting out billions post maintenance.  

Chris Patterson
Chris Patterson

WHO EVEN PLAYS THIS? Lol Outlast for ps4 soon. Pumped :)

Tom Campbell
Tom Campbell

I'm sure the three people still playing this will be very upset

warhawk-smakaho
warhawk-smakaho

I really enjoy it online when it's not kicking me with unknown network issues

veryDERPY
veryDERPY

@Hellcanwaitstill not fucking there. it's amazing how they pretty much built the game with those in mind/hype it up and there's nothing to show for it

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@Hellcanwait They still haven't added the heists. They're too busy nerfing payouts and wiping hacked money.

logangta5
logangta5

Wise words my friend... wise words. Totally agree with you.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

"the fact that you just so happen to not play doesn't mean everyone's gonna take example of you and do as you do."

Haters and fanboys have that in common: They are right and everyone else is wrong and stupid.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@jasongmThat would be the ideal scenario, sadly keeping a server running is insanely expensive.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@fobbs69if you have 3 billion you most likely cheated. And if that is the case you deserve a ban for that.

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

@wft911 Or they read it to see if improvements are going to made. I stopped playing GTA Online 2 weeks after it launched and I came here to see if it's going to get better.


Sad to see people who don't have logic.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@wft911lololol <Insert random failed troll trash-talking> lmao rofl. you have no life for commenting here but I comment too lololol rofl <insert random nonsensical insult>.

There, that is how you sound :P

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

People still use this unoriginal trolling comment?

haze0986
haze0986

@electro57 it wouldnt let me gift any money, it let me when i first got the game but now it refuses to light up the option unless its after a job and even then sometimes it still doesnt work

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@RiKanKiDD You just redefined the concept of "self embarrassment"; quite an amazing combo of "not knowing what you are talking about" and "not even stopping for properly reading the comment"