The attempts to fix the apparently monumentally broken Grand Theft Auto Online continue, and today Rockstar Games has added a new update to its ongoing support page. The current issue being worked on is that of players losing online characters, along with their ranks, items, apartments, and money.
Here’s what Rockstar recommends if you boot up your game and find your in-game criminal missing in inaction (emphasis theirs):
“If you have previously created a character but see an empty character selection screen when entering GTA Online, please back out to GTAV Story Mode and try re-entering GTA Online through the pause menu (repeat or wait until Rockstar cloud servers are back up). Do not create a new character in the empty slot where your character should be.
If you receive the message ‘The Rockstar Cloud Servers Are Unavailable’, please return to GTAV Story Mode and follow the steps above. Please do not press ‘Retry’ on the message and do not proceed online with saving disabled, as this may lead to overwriting your existing character.
We apologize for this inconvenience and are working on a permanent fix for these issues.”
So that’s the situation today. And that marks a full week since the online component to Grand Theft Auto V launched. And I still haven’t even tried it! That’s why I’m not particularly upset by all this. But I’m sure that I’m in the minority. How have things been going for you guys? Major problems? Barely notice it? Let us know in the comments below.