New GTA Online title update hits PS3

Second major title update aims to address lost game progress issues and other technical bugs; expected to hit Xbox 360 tomorrow "at the latest."

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The second major title update for Grand Theft Auto Online was released today on PlayStation 3, aiming to address lost game progress issues and technical bugs, among other things. Rockstar Games expects the patch to be available on Xbox 360 by tomorrow, October 10, "at the latest."

"This title update will resolve the cause of players losing their gameplay progress except for some specific instances where players purchase a vehicle and the save does not occur due to a cloud save failure," Rockstar Games said on its website. "A fix for that particular issue is being worked on and we will provide an update as soon as we know when this will be resolved."

A full list of issues that the title update aims to address is below.

  • Fixes multiple issues causing character deletion or other loss of progress

  • Fixes issues causing infinite loading, infinite sky cams, and missing interface options between jobs

  • Fixes an issue causing the "replay" option to be locked out on certain jobs

  • Fixes an issue where a player would become stuck in the mod garage when respraying a Sanchez motor bike

  • Fixes an issue where the Player became stuck inside Los Santos Customs during Online tutorial flow.

  • Fixes an issue causing the loss of guns and ammo

  • Fixes issues causing GTA races ending early because of players spawning too far ahead

  • Fixes issues in Last Team Standing where sessions would not progress past the lobby

  • Fixes issues with network errors when joining Last Team Standing using Quick Job

  • Added clarifications around when a player is using a temporary character in GTA Online during Rockstar Cloud server outages

  • Adjusts the monetary penalty for being killed in a One on One match

"We apologize for the problems some players have been experiencing with lost characters or game progress due to this issue," Rockstar said. "Please stay tuned for updates as we continue to investigate this."

In the meantime, Rockstar said players should remember to save their game before leaving GTA Online, or else they run the risk of losing progress made since their last save. This can be done by exiting to the single-player menu.

"Until downloading the title update above and in order to minimize the chances of any further data loss, if at any point you receive the message 'Rockstar Cloud Servers are unavailable,' please do not either select the 'Retry' option or create a temporary Character to play GTA Online," Rockstar said. "Instead, you should exit to GTAV Story Mode and try entering GTA Online again through the menu in Story Mode."

GTA Online's first major title update was released last week.

Discussion

53 comments
roosteraxe1
roosteraxe1

I've only managed to log on once so far. Didn't make it through the tutorial. Hopefully I can finally check this bad mutha out! Loving the story mode still so I can be patient.

inkyspot
inkyspot

Lots of issues that I am happy they are addressing, nevertheless the game is addicting.

GIF
GIF

Losing stuff sucks but can you complain when it's free? No not at all. Imagine Rockstar is the UN and you a poor immigrant waiting to be fed and given water. Are you going to complain when Rockstar told you there are bugs and you are knowingly playing the online version of game anyway? Anyhow a friend told me that if I go online, not to modify any vehicles I get because all the modifications disappear

3astSid3
3astSid3

Red dead online was nothing but lag and why let people with shit connections connect to their game? If sony thinks imma put out money to buy a new console and have to play on the same shitty psn ha ha yeah right

bkohary
bkohary

No need to report this. I'm quite sure every time someone logs in, they'll get an update.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Already got bored of the multiplayer and sold the game.

Kinguard73
Kinguard73

Can we pleas enow get those shark card transactions going??

scascacha
scascacha

I was hoping that this fix the issue on the Single Player side. I just can't go further with it, I can't continue with the game because the main missions just doesn't appears on my PS3. Does anyone of you found a way to fix it? 

Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

lets hope this comes pre-packaged with the PC copy of GTA V

jyml8582
jyml8582


  • Fixes multiple issues causing character deletion or other loss of progress

  • Fixes issues causing infinite loading, infinite sky cams, and missing interface options between jobs

  • Fixes an issue causing the "replay" option to be locked out on certain jobs


    These are not fixed. Also new issues arise such as system hang when switching between TV channels to check on players or weasel news. Good job as always R*.

ziproy
ziproy

Doesn't say anything about randomly getting booted because "the players voted to kick you" when I fully know that isn't the case. If I went around killing everyone I'd believe that, but when I'm driving down the road, hosting a lobby, or am in the middle of a gang war and that happens I know it's not me being kicked

greenaj
greenaj

I'm glad a patch wasn't delivered to XBL yesterday, because I farmed a mission with friends last night that took 30 sec and got me $25,000 and 4,300 RP every time.  Now I'm sitting with a pretty Entity XF, bachelor pad and a ton of fully modded guns.

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

"This title update will resolve the cause of players losing their gameplay progress except for some specific instances where players purchase a vehicle and the save does not occur due to a cloud save failure," Rockstar Games said on its website. "A fix for that particular issue is being worked on and we will provide an update as soon as we know when this will be resolved."

AHHHH...the POWER of the "cloud"!!!!  The power of M$ 300k servers!!!!!! LOL  Oh ya....the "future" of gaming is looking great!!!! If they cant get current gen games to fucking work properly, next gen cloud/online gaming looks like a shitty future. Take a step back and stop pushing this lame ass future of always online and cloud gaming. It doesn't work as well as it should. Hence, I prefer physical discs and I only connect to the net for an update if ever. 

Heartagram_03
Heartagram_03

After this update my PS3 crashed while loading GTA online. I lost all my data and had to format my PS3, it was a sad day.

DeadPhoenix86
DeadPhoenix86

i have the X360 version too. didn't had much problems with it. aside of having some random freezing and unable to load back to a session when i finished a mission. the fact that i don't enjoy it as much because i haven't found a good crew i can join.  most of the servers i join, there's allot of grievers. thats why i usually have passive mode on. but sadly it only works on foot. so even if I'm in a car they still kill me and i can't fight back when i have passive mode on. Rockstar needs to fix this asap.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

Played it last night on PS3 and it ran very smooth,nice one R*

DARKSPACE
DARKSPACE

Nice info on some of the Patch Notes..   When it hits XBL at least I have a better understanding of what this patch covers.

nait2k4
nait2k4

I'm not really enjoying GTA Online, probably because I haven't found a decent crew to hang with. Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to some single player DLC in a few months.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

I hope you don't lose all your progress if you disconnect :S

Arthas045
Arthas045

I have been running pretty good since about last Friday.  Glad there is an update as these problems did plague me to start.

realguitarhero5
realguitarhero5

I've been running fine as of about last Friday or so.  But glad there's a fix out for those effected.

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

So I've completely strayed away from GTA Online since I've heard it's had issues. Can anybody tell me if this update fixes basically all issues (to the point where it's playable without aggravation again)?

I'd like to start playing without having to deal without all the crap.

zombehhhhh
zombehhhhh

My GTA Online character is still nowhere to be found. It appears to have been deleted forever :( should I make a new one or is there still a risk of losing it?? Thanks alot rockstar.

Jerell_rast
Jerell_rast moderator

Glad you guys are enjoying the site. I'm also still getting used to the new site :P.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

The new GameSpot slightly frightens me.

3astSid3
3astSid3

@AggrandizedUser I knew this after the patch duh! If all the lil kids would of played for a hour and then shared the level it would of never been patched

Dasim64
Dasim64

@AggrandizedUser Tough. It never should have been what it was before anyway. People farming the same mission over and over to get everything and then coming here to complain because they are bored and have nothing to do is a bigger issue.

richioso
richioso

@ziproy I've had that a couple of times but never lost a character or anything so not too bad.

Dasim64
Dasim64

@greenaj Yes because instant gratification always makes everything better.

haze0986
haze0986

@MAGIC-KINECT i second that notion, everyones all gung ho about cloud gaming but its obvious the shit isnt what theyre telling you it is. physical copies for me .

Foreheadvcr
Foreheadvcr

@MAGIC-KINECT Take a step back and read through your comment, please.  This, "have it your way" mentality that you've been spoiled by scares me.  Just because something doesn't work perfectly the first time you want no one to be able to leverage/utilize it.  At least, I can tell by this post that you're very young - or, god I'm hoping like hell you are.  If you're older than you've got a lot to learn about patience.  Just remember this going into the future: If something is easy then its almost always not worth doing.  

Also, a game thats been pushed on the ps3 as hard as the xbox (or harder) has nothing to do with MS servers.  The issues are present across both consoles.

landisan
landisan

@SurfaceNerd Sony was a distant third in this last generation by any meaningful measurement.  I do however believe that they will win this generation but that part is just an opinion.

ssdd_again
ssdd_again

@Dmg051793 

I've been playing since day one on 360, only suffered a few minor issues (probably because I'm more cautious than most). Basically if you stick to what Rockstar have said, use a bit of common sense and exercise a little patience you won't have many issues (if any).

Sumpskildpadde
Sumpskildpadde

@Dmg051793 It's not totally fixed yet. I created a character friday, after the first online patch. My character was deleted the day after. I made a new character yesterday after this patch. For the most part everything worked fine. But when I exited to singleplayer, my online character's face didn't show up on the character selection wheel. SO I'm a bit worried about loggin in today :-/

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@Jerell_rast The layout is nice and all but it caught me off guard not being able to use your email to sign in 

greenaj
greenaj

@Dasim64 Yeah it really does.  Are you really sad or something?

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

@Foreheadvcr @MAGIC-KINECT I took 2 steps back. Don't be scared. Spoiled???? To expect a product to WORK AS ADVERTISED????? It's so weird how people defend shit that doesn't work. I only mentioned M$ 300k DEDICATED servers, because I see so many people saying how GREAT they are, but they mean nothing if the game/cloud isn't working properly. As I said, I don't game online...I don't care about Sony's online service either. Also as I said, I connect for updates only, or to download a game from PSN. I have a 360, I don't hate M$, I hate xbone. :) 

 Huge corporations that spend hundreds of millions/billions of dollars on technology, and have been in the tech business for decades, SHOULD KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE INTERNET WORK!!!! LMAO. I'm in my 40s. I'm not spoiled, I want to pay for a product and have it work properly. If it doesn't, I return it. Common sense. If people want to be "patient" on broken new tech, good for you. Enjoy not playing GTA V, Final Fantasy and whatever other online games that don't work. Would you be so forgiving if you bought the latest-greatest CAR and it was broken down for the 1st week????????? Be patient....the tech at the dealer will fix it eventually...here's an 86 Ford Tempo for you to drive for a week. At least you get a loaner car for your broken car. What do you get for your broken games???? Reach down and see if you got a pair....You are a bitch to suck up to R* and make excuses for them. :)

greenaj
greenaj

@Foreheadvcr @MAGIC-KINECT MS Cloud servers have nothing to do with Rockstar.  Magic, you can go back to playing your NES and leave new technology to the reasonable gamers.

richioso
richioso

@Sumpskildpadde If you don't see your character head try to join via the pause menu instead, that works.