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GTA Online trick gets around annoying ‘saving failed’ bug

Published: 3/Jul/2020 13:29

by Connor Bennett


Grand Theft Auto Online players have found an easy way to get around the “saving failed” bug that has begun cropping up on PC.

Getting a leg up and building an empire in GTA Online can be a bit of a grind. You’ve got to work hard if you go into the business route, hope you don’t get griefed by other players, and then pray that the Rockstar servers save at the right time.


The latter has become a problem for PC players in particular in recent weeks as a “saving failed” message has been appearing on-screen. As it says, the game won’t save and then if you decide to quit, all of your progress will be lost.

This can, obviously, be incredibly annoying if you’ve just sold a business shipment or completed a heist, but some players have got a temporary workaround.

Reddit: xslaughteredx
GTA Online has been hampered by bugs.

The solution comes from Reddit user MottX, who suggests that the answer lies in quitting out of the Grand Theft Auto V application for just a few moments.

According to the Redditor’s tip, if you Alt+F4 out of GTA V, wait a few seconds, and then hop back in, this should force the game into a save and then give you a save successful message in the bottom corner. 

  1. Alt+F4 out of GTA V
  2. Wait until the option to quit appears
  3. Press escape and go back into GTA V
  4. Wait a few seconds and the game should save

MottX suggests that this method has “worked every time” for them and “consistently” for their friends too, though, results might vary if you’re trying it out for yourself. 


Obviously, there are other ways to force GTA V into a save situation. If you’re playing GTA Online, change a part of your outfit and then exit the changing area. This should kick things in action but you never know what mood the Rockstar servers are in.


Grand Theft Auto movie reportedly coming before GTA 6

Published: 4/Oct/2020 11:57

by Calum Patterson


Reports from sources who correctly revealed both the Resident Evil 4 remake and The Witcher Netflix series before their official announcements, are now claiming that a Grand Theft Auto movie is in development.

Despite no news of another GTA game (expected to be GTA 6), Rockstar is apparently focusing on another medium entirely for the franchise. According to WGTC, the Grand Theft Auto movie is likely to release before the next installment of the game.


It’s been over seven years since GTA V was released, back in September 2013. Red Dead Redemption 2 was Rockstar’s next major project, released in October 2018, and they have been pouring lots of resources into the ever-popular GTA Online.

But, perhaps their next project really is a movie adaptation of the iconic GTA franchise, as these sources have supposedly been on the money before.

Michael and Franklin from GTA V
Rockstar Games
A GTA movie would no doubt be a box-office hit.

The report claims that “the project is reportedly in the early stages and will loosely adapt the events of GTA V, presumably bringing us live-action versions of characters Michael, Franklin and Trevor.”

At this point, it’s only possible to speculate about who would play these characters, but potentially the voice actors from the game would step up into the live-action roles.

It’s possible that GTA Online’s success, which continues to add new players and is something of a cash cow for Rockstar and publishers Take Two, means they are in no rush to release the sixth game.

Franklin from GTA V
Rockstar Games
The movie will apparently still focus on the main characters from GTA V.

The movie industry is currently in a downturn, for obvious reasons arising from lockdowns, but if the movie is still in the “early stages”, it may be some way off still. Not to mention, filming is also made more difficult in these uncertain times.

The same can be said for game development also, and with not even a peep out of Rockstar regarding a new GTA game, that seems to be a long way off still too.