After Downtime, GTA 5 Online Heists Back Up and Running

"Full access has been restored to GTA Online and all services have resumed as normal."

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When Grand Theft Auto V's long-awaited online Heists missions rolled out yesterday for GTA Online, many were unable to play due to server issues. Now, those issues have been resolved, developer Rockstar Games says today in Twitter post from its Support team.

Server woes are nothing new for GTA Online. When the mode launched in October, it faced widespread issues. These have been largely corrected, and Rockstar Games even thanked players with free in-game currency and more for their troubles.

Heists are available now for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. The mode will be playable for the PC edition of GTA V when it arrives on April 14.

All players can take part in Heists, but to lead a Heist in GTA Online, your character needs to be at least Rank 12 and own a high-end apartment.

Heists are described as "massive, multi-layered, 4-player co-operative missions" where players will work together to take on a number jobs, similar to the way they did in the main Grand Theft Auto V campaign.

There are five total Heists available in GTA Online right now, including an "introductory" Heist that can be played by two people instead of four. For a full rundown of what to expect from Heists, check out the video above and GameSpot's previous coverage.

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