GTA 5 PC Users Report "Considerable" Frame Rate Issues After Latest Update

Rockstar investigating problems affecting GTA 5 and GTA Online.

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Grand Theft Auto V PC players are reporting frame rate issues following the game's 1.28 title update.

Reports of the issues first surfaced in a much-upvoted post on Rockstar Games' support site.

Rockstar has now responded by stating, "We have received reports of lower frame rate in GTA V and GTA Online after Title Update 1.28 on PC, and we are looking into these reports now."

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The update--which introduced new cars, guns, clothes, and more upon its release last week--has sparked complaints on the r/Games subreddit.

In a Facebook post, creators of the popular GTA V mod LCPD First Response said the sources of the problems were side-effects of new anti-modding measures, allegedly introduced by Rockstar in the recent 1.28 patch.

The update has resulted in frame rates as low as 3-frames-per-second when running the LCPD First Response mod. However, performance issues are being reported even with no mods installed.

These supposed anti-modding measures would indicate a dramatic change of heart from Rockstar, who, as recently as May this year, had said, "You should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single-player PC mods."

However, in a Rockstar Newswire Q&A, the developer did go on to say, "Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing."

It's possible, then, that the limitations to single-player modding are unintentional side-effects of efforts to clamp down on GTA Online modifications. In the meantime, you can subscribe to the support thread for updates on the frame rate issue.

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Were laughing harder since you are stuck at 30fps no matter what you do. This is minor. I hope you're having fun playing on a joystick with your aim assists and getting eye cancer, n00bface. #pcmasterrace

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I'm laughing my butt off as the arrogant PC Master Race plays their GTA Online in magnificent 4K resolution at an incredible frame rate of 3 FPS. You losers are getting everything you deserve.

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@fredwilkins:Not sure who you are talking about but I have been playing in 4K from day one at a constant 60fps.

I would describe my rig but you wouldnt understand what I would be saying.

If you could see it you would definitely shut your hole. But you cant so continue entertaining yourself.

I have had a few hardcore/ hardhead consolers over and they changed their tone real quick.

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@nvr2fst: You are funny, just like the rest of the deluded members of the PC Master Race. You all really make me laugh.

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@fredwilkins: I have been a PCer for many years. I also tried a console or two through them years.

Its just this simple. A high end PC will just totally destroy the options, graphics and performance of any console. This is not a secret. It is common knowledge and common sense. I really dont understand why you guys get so butthurt all of the time.

I say fine, if you guys dont like PCs for whatever reason, then dont get one and play on your consoles. But just know if you really enjoy gaming you are definitely missing out.

I have always tried to keep a high end machine so I can play "All Out". If you like gaming then why would you not want the best. Just more common sense. If that angers you, well, so be it. Your loss.

I will tell you I have played many a game through the years and have been pretty impressed but running GTA 5 All Out and in 4K is certainly an awesome experience. I have had the game a while now but I am still wowed every time I launch it.

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@fredwilkins: How am I deluded?

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@fredwilkins: i would choose pc anyday if i have to pay 60$ for pc and 89$ for console version. even if it has issues. You people in US are lucky that games on pc and console cost the same. Not like here getting our wallets fcked.

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@fredwilkins: You sound so sour. Im guessing you bought an Xbox One or Wii U.

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@RickyBRADPACK: Sour? Me? Not at all. However, by your tone I'm guessing that you are playing on a PC with 3 FPS. I would be mad too I guess.

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@fredwilkins: Actually no, even with the latest patch I still push 45-50 fps / dont be so mad that your stuck at 30. But I would be mad too I guess.

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@fredwilkins: lol I hope someone does a psychological analysis of how your mind works because I'm sure it would be a laugh riot.

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The update has nothing to do with mods at all. The update has to do with general gameplay. Though my theory is that Alt-Tabbing in this game can cause serious performance issues, and probably built to cause issues, as anyone who's played online would know. Alt-Tabbing for more than 15s or so will boot you instantly.

An easy way to catch the from drop is to stand beside someone who is firing the mini-gun, then you'll notice the issues in the patch.

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Haven't noticed any issues but then again I do not play online. GTA will always be a SP experience for me. That said, I'm trying to get through it as quickly as possible so I can start playing the Witcher 3!

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Still havent purchased GTAV yet. I waited 1yr and a half for it to be released. Theyll get my money when its sub £10.

Ive waited this long, no point in rushing to pay for something thats essentially 2 years old.(or more on last gen consoles)

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Like their glitchy Batman port, I'm sure PC gamers are blaming consoles for this too.

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@Gravity_Slave: Batman was clearly justified given the interviews, this is a minor hiccup

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@Gravity_Slave: On the whole GTA5 has been an excellent port to PC. It's only this patch that has supposedly caused some issue. No need for any blaming as I'm sure it'll get fixed pretty quick

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So it mainly effects those playing online.... ehhh thank god i didnt brought this one i will wait for a completevedition or something when all the shit will be solved

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Here come the gloating console peasants.....

Seriously though, what the hell is going on? AAA was just starting to make things right on PC, and now it's all reverting.

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@unreal849:

You are so sad. You dare accuse people of gloating (being dlcks is what you're saying right?) and yet you call other gamers peasants like you're better.

Ever think THATS why console gamers might gloat? Because PC gamers like you are snobby A-holes?

And you wonder why PC gamers are despised in the community. You and mkeezay22 (below) are complete ass clowns. Perfect examples of my point.

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@unreal849: Yeh laughing as they play at restricted frames rates anyway unless it's a racing or fighting game, PC GTA V drops a few FPS, from 60 FPS that's a lot better than playing at a locked 30 FPS, my GTA V is running at about 55 FPS maxed, and at a proper resolution instead of 900p hahaha, but those console kiddies sure got our number on this one alright, go back to your 900p locked 30 FPS version haters.

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@mkeezay22From the looks of that post you are the one doing the hating.

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I really don't care about GTA V at this point. Played the entire campaign twice with 100% completion on PC without any problems. To me, GTA is all about the single player. MP is an added bonus which I don't care for. Speaking about FPS issues, I think the time has come for PC gamers to simply keep quiet. PC gaming will never be perfect because it's quite apparent where the developers' priorities are. However, we can forgive R* in this case since GTA V was one of the most optimized games released for PC. Hopefully, this FPS issue gets fixed soon.

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@starjay009: Keep quiet about getting screwed over when we pay just as much as a console gamer? That's ridiculous. If we pay the same amount of money for the same product, we should get the same quality as a console gamer.

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@starjay009: Keep quiet? Get out of here!

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@hard_serpent:

Master race? More like endangered species.

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@Gravity_Slave: Endangered?? according to Ubisofts figures they sell more games on PC than XB1 or any last gen console. Only PS4 JUST beats it.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/pc-ubisoft-second-biggest-sales/

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Good, because only suckers pay for GTA V on PC.

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@ECH71: Lol yeh all the smart people bought it at 480p 25 FPS on Xbox One, the ultimate Gayming machine, see what I did there, honestly it runs about as good on X1 as it does on PS3, at least the PC version was complete and ran properly, oh yeh and unlike the console versions I don't have building appearing in front of me because the shitty console HDD can't keep up with streaming textures.

Sad.

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@mkeezay22: I got GTA5 on PS3, PS4 and PC, all paid for legitimately. I think the PS4 version is great and a vast improvement over PS3.

Of course PC is better, I love how much more responsive it is, but I still think PS4 gamers have got themselves a brilliant next-gen-worthy game. I didnt have any streaming issues with PS4.

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@ECH71: What's wrong by playing the best version of the game? Logic.

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I also didn't notice any fps issues on my 970 SLI BUT i also didn't see any decrease in hackers and modders in the servers.

I wanted to buy shark cards and get Hydra and Valkyrie but i am not gonna pay a single dollar until rockstar bans and remove all the hacked money and items. I personally know few guys who received millions of dollars from hackers and used them to buy all of the heist vehicles. The online is in a mess right now. I wonder why rockstar didn't use VAC for online, its usually pretty good at detecting and banning hackers/modders.

I was first against the valve's VAC perma ban policy but now i realize its much needed. I have only seen a handful of hackers on TF2 and that game is f2p and i have been playing it for over 6 years.

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I did notice a frame drops

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I haven't played GTA V in months.

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More shame hath befallen the master race. For this transgression Rockstar, we sentence thee to 50 laps around the pool...

This pool http://www.victory-cruises.com/graphics5/pool3.jpg

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@Dark_Wr4ith: I remember when consoles had fps issues after that one patch, why is this any different? It is the product they are selling for real money. They broke it, why shouldn't we demand that they fix it? What's the any difference here between console or PC?

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Seconded however I'm on PS4, are consoles supposedly effected or just PC? The only glitch I cannot seem to figure out is I cannot remove my crew logo from my Zentorno lol.

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When will a decent server browser be added? The console style P2P matchup system is bad.

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@40mdf0: http://fivem.net/

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Works fine for me.

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