Ever since its release just a few days ago, GTA Online has been plagued with connectivity and gameplay issues that have made accessing the game a nightmare. Rockstar Games has just released an update that hopes to make the process of actually playing the online content much easier.
Here are some of the GTA Online patch notes, courtesy Rockstar:
- Fix to address the issue where players were stuck launching a session before the Mall or Nothing race in the online tutorial.
- Fix to address an issue where bank & cash were deleted incorrectly in some cases.
- Fix to address incorrect amounts of cash being dropped when the player dies in Missions and Last Team Standing.
- Fixes an issue where the Character Switch Wheel would disappear after a failed load.
- Fixes an issue where attempting to enter GTA Online via the Character Switch Wheel caused a black screen.
- Fixes an issue where temporary characters were overwriting main characters.
- Fixes an issue where players were losing apartments and the money they spent on them.
- Fixes an issue that caused Story Mode missions to be missed in some instances.
- Removes the autosave that occurred when transitioning into GTA Online from within GTAV Story Mode to prevent the chance of Story Mode saves becoming corrupted.
- Several tweaks to GTA Online including improving overall stability.
So far it appears that connectivity is a bit better, but there is still a ways to go until GTA Online is fully operational and without major problems. Right now, it seems that if you want to play online that you should not make a deep emotional/economical connection with your online character, as there are still some bugs that can result in lost money/cars/apartments. It will be rough in the early going, but hopefully things can be solved by the time heists are deeply integrated. At least your main story won’t appear to be affected anymore.
GTA Online comes as a free download when you purchase Grand Theft Auto V for either the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.