Grand Theft Auto V
GTA Online Going Offline for 24 Hours [Updated]
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Update Rockstar has announced that GTA Online is now up and running once more following the scheduled maintenance.

"We’re happy to report this maintenance has now been completed and Grand Theft Auto Online is back up and running. Thanks again everyone for your patience and be aware that you will need to reboot the game in order to regain access."

Original Story Grand Theft Auto Online will be down for maintenance tonight, Rockstar has announced.

The game’s multiplayer mode will be out of action from 2am BST (9pm EST). It’s due to fire back up again within 24 hours, although the exact timing is as yet unknown.

Rockstar has offered its apologies for the inconvenience.


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Comment #1 by l.maciver
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 04:51:05 PM
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just when i started playing it again.

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Comment #2 by RoK1982
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 04:51:24 PM
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Nooooooooo! (Even though I'm starting to tire of it)

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Comment #3 by guy298
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 04:56:20 PM
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Damn, now I'll have to finish the story finally...

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Comment #4 by Hurricane Of 87
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:01:27 PM
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What a shame /Denton

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Comment #5 by boldfoxrd
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:01:39 PM
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Just when I prepared to play :(

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Comment #6 by hotdogenigma
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:02:03 PM
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How many games are taken offline to fix? Are they going to reset the cheaters? Are they going to fix the excruciatingly slow levelling RP process? Hell wishful thinking but they might adjust the legit players' RP to something more representative of the time they've put in and played only to get screwed by the pitiful RP payouts.

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Comment #7 by cheevo360
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:02:14 PM
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Just play epic single-player or other games while you waiting for it's back up online again. Hehehe :)

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Comment #8 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:02:37 PM
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Gee I wonder what they're going to nerf this time.

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Comment #9 by Shotgun Diplomacy
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:05:27 PM
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Please be prep for the heists... please be prep for the heists.

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Comment #10 by randomhero1519
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:09:01 PM
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Maybe they will eventually fix the single player issues such as strangers missions that are glitched. One could only hope

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Comment #11 by STONE DEVIL
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:12:30 PM
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Like it will do any good...

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Comment #13 by CHIRUNO99
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:33:09 PM
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Was going to play this just now but that's ok, I'll play the Single-Player.

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Comment #14 by Caramel Cardinal
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:41:34 PM
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people assuming it's a huge update but probebly more to do with the behind the scenes stuff like the servers.
Rockstar had to buy/rent a huge ammount of servers to be able to host gta online in the first few weeks (still didn't get enough lol) but now the numbers playing have started to settle down they won't need as many so i recon it's to do with that

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Comment #15 by tripleb2k
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:42:56 PM
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Only thing I'm playing on my xbox right now. Back to PS4 I guess.

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Comment #16 by Killermuffin8
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 05:43:13 PM
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Comment #17 by PluralAces
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 06:04:18 PM
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@14 I don't think that's would be smart for Rockstar to keep all their servers, if not get more, because once they announce the heists, everyone will jump back on GTA in preparation...

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Comment #18 by Wayne Warren
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 06:15:35 PM
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Hopefully this will eradicate as many issues as they can.

Remove the lives system. Or at least make it so that you can use your GTA$ to buy more.. Or put a tag system so you can tag another player in.

Online's alright, just needs time to grow.

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Comment #20 by wearifulosprey9
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 07:10:00 PM
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@19 if your making so much money, why are you even posting and not knee deep in hookers and blow?

Anyway. I hope they fix the connectivity issues!

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Comment #21 by Tinsigmund666
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 07:13:23 PM
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Dramatic effect in: 3....2.....1:


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Comment #22 by Daniel55645
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 07:30:53 PM
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I keep saying I'm gonna play this online since I have all the single player achievements, but I never do. I just hate playing multiplayer games

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Comment #23 by Quid Squid
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 09:09:58 PM
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maybe they need time to bring all the RP earned for everything down to 1 RP per mission and keep the amount needed to level the same.

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Comment #24 by Blue n Gold Eel
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 10:21:33 PM
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Rockstars motto should be our game are over hyped & under developed, im so glad I stayed away from this mess.

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Comment #25 by its delicious
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 10:53:09 PM
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I hope they add more tutorials that last for hours on end.

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Comment #26 by Roose91
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 10:54:12 PM
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@24 I'm sure their marketing department will value your proposal immensely.

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Comment #27 by HolaOswaldo
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 11:13:02 PM
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cool now a lot of people will play other games. i'm tired of seeing people playing gta 5. i mean get over it. game's old :O

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Comment #28 by Akuza
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 11:22:59 PM
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My friend who has been living his life on this online can finally play with us again! Yay ... Unless he plays story... Fuck.

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Comment #29 by Kroesis
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 11:41:32 PM
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Well, that'll force me to play another game for a bit I guess... Looks like I'll be giving that tomb raider XBLA game a decent bash since it's free tomorrow.

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Comment #30 by Dan Sabia
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 02:12:32 AM
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oh well, im already banned

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Comment #31 by pokecolemon
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 02:41:27 AM
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I hope they are removing the hacked cars/money/levels.... I hate that.

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Comment #32 by hotdogenigma
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 05:09:17 AM
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@22 whoa buddy careful what you say about multiplayer. There is an evil little fuck, or belland that goes by the name piss in the storm of 87, or is it hurricane? No matter, but he will follow you around and comment on the fact that your opinion on multiplayer is mentioned on every single article he's on. I think he has mommy issues.

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Comment #33 by cloelea
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 06:33:19 AM
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the last of us had better mp than this joke of game

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Comment #34 by Stig Semper Fi
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 06:42:27 AM
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#33, (cough) Game of the Year (cough).

Anyway, hopefully these issues will be resolved. Also, when heists are released, how many people are going to complain saying they should've been there at the beginning?

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Comment #35 by RUBBER DUBBER
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 08:13:47 AM
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Least rockstar saying it'll be down for 24 hours n not like the carry on at online release .. n a hope it is to catch cheaters maybe al play it again soon

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Comment #36 by NFP911
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 10:53:37 AM
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people still play this? :P

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Comment #37 by zaXor101
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 02:25:46 PM
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Modded cash has been removed. Thats why servers are down.

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Comment #38 by Killerchronic
Friday, January 17, 2014 @ 01:19:11 AM
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Yay? Cheaters goods gone?

I'll check when i can be bothered to play again, my backlog is far to big though.

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Comment #39 by xTOXICxRAINx
Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 12:40:39 PM
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Thank god they have removed all of the modded money. Too bad most people already spent it on the tank...

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US September 17, 2013
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