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GTA Online surprise March 16 update: patch notes, download size

Published: 17/Mar/2021 9:52 Updated: 17/Mar/2021 9:55

by Alex Garton


Rockstar Games has released a surprise update for GTA Online on March 16. Reports suggest that the patch will include a fix to loading times on PC, but what else will this mystery update add to the game?

Despite GTA Online releasing all the way back in 2013, Rockstar has maintained a constant stream of content and support for the title.

As a result of this, the game still retains a large and dedicated fanbase over eight years later. GTA fans receive an update every single Thursday on a weekly basis that usually includes a range of minor changes and additions to the game.


So, when a surprise patch was discovered on all platforms for the game on March 16, it certainly caught the attention of players. Without further ado, let’s run through everything we know about this mystery update.

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GTA 5 released all the way back in 2013.

GTA Online March 16 update download size

The download size for this surprise update varies depending on which platform you play the game on. For Xbox and PlayStation, the patch will be between 700MB and 1GB in total.

Whereas for PC, it will only be a download size of 400MB, so fingers crossed it shouldn’t take you too long to update the game.

What’s Included? Patch notes

Although this update didn’t include any new content for the game, it’s certainly improved the overall user experience for players. Here’s exactly what’s been added:


  • General network connectivity improvements (PS4/Xbox/PC)
  • Improvements to loading times on PC

Believe it or not, the loading times fix was actually developed by a GTA player who was rewarded $10,000 from Rockstar for their help.

There’s no denying this is a bit of a boring update but it’s great to see that the long loading screen issues are finally resolved.