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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