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Is GTA Online down? Players report problems with Rockstar servers

Published: 20/May/2020 13:47 Updated: 20/May/2020 15:35

by Connor Bennett

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Players have been reporting problems with getting into GTA Online and other Rockstar Games services. So, here is where you can monitor any potential issues.

Since GTA V went free on the Epic Games store, new players have been flooding to the near-decade old title and running riot on the streets of Los Santos – though there were a few issues with the game going free. 

As the Rockstar servers have taken a battering from the influx of new players, fans have been reporting issues with the online services. Each time they log in, there are either greeted with the dreaded ‘Rockstar game services aren’t available at this time’ message or just cannot move around the city once they get in. 

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Players have been flooding to GTA Online since GTA V went free on Epic.

GTA Online server status: May 20

UPDATE 1

Just like a few days previous, the Rockstar Games servers appeared to be down. According to Down Detector, a website that monitors issues related to Grand Theft Auto Online and other games, there was a spike in server problem reports.

That said, the official Rockstar server status page showed no problems at all, which is a little strange.

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According to Down Detector, players – chiefly in the UK – are reporting server issues in GTA.

Not being able to play is annoying but for many, it’s also especially annoying when you’re trying to get online and conduct your daily free spin at the Diamond Casino and Resort’s lucky wheel. 

UPDATE 2

A few hours later, Down Detector has confirmed that all is now well in the world of GTA Online – meaning players should be able to connect as normal.

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Now, it looks like whatever issues people were experiencing have been solved.

If problems continue to escalate, you’ll be able to find regular updates on this article – though, we’ll also let you know if things get straightened out so that you can get back to running around Los Santos and earning some serious cash.

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Terrible GTA Online bug makes it impossible to use bunkers

Published: 24/Nov/2020 15:52

by Connor Bennett

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GTA Online players are still having their bunker business missions ruined thanks to a bug that won’t let them enter their not-so-secret base. 

For the longest time, the best way to make money in Grand Theft Auto Online came through jobs and heists. Players would have to grind them out, over and over again, to be able to stack up cash.

Eventually, Rockstar Games brought businesses into the fold – allowing players to make money passively, before having to complete one delivery job at the end for an absolutely huge sum of money. 

The most lucrative of these jobs center around bunkers and the Gunrunning business, where, as the name suggests, you become an arms dealer. However, some players are struggling to run their businesses properly. 

A car driving into a bunker in GTA Online
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Owning a bunker will unlock GTA Online’s Gunrunning business options.

The problem isn’t an overly complicated one, instead, it’s just simple. Players can’t access the bunkers. No matter if they’re on foot or in a car, the yellow circle that you usually use to enter just won’t do anything. 

What that means is, players like Reddit user TheAlphamale82, are left to drive around in circles hoping that something might change. But, sadly, it doesn’t and you end up locked outside the bunker unless you want to restart the game.

However, not even a restart is a magic cure, as the problem can still persist in other lobbies. It really is a peculiar problem – and it is one that is affecting different players. 

[Bug/glitch] R* please fix this, this is getting really annoying. I am unable to resupply my bunker by stealing supplies and before this was recorded someone was having the same problem from GTAV

Others like Aberfergie and r3d-v3n0m noted that they have run into the issue as well, and that they’ve flagged a ticket with Rockstar Support. However, while the devs have supposedly said they’ll work on it, they haven’t found a fix. 

The winter update, which will bring the Cayo Perico heist to GTA Online is right around the corner, and that update should address some issues. Hopefully, the bunker problem is one of them.