The GTA Online 2000.43 error code can prevent Grand Theft Auto 5 users from playing in the online or offline modes of the game. This error can occur when you least expect it and has several causes. Fortunately, the fixes for the GTA Online 2000.43 error code are relatively straightforward and don’t take too long to run.
How to fix error code 2000.43 for GTA Online
Error code 2000.43 occurs in GTA 5 and GTA Online when the game cannot contact the Rockstar servers. There are a multitude of reasons this could happen:
- Your internet connection is not working.
- Rockstar servers are down.
- Connection to Rockstar servers has been blocked.
- Mismatch version
- File corruption
We recommend that you check this list until you find the problem causing the 2000.43 error code.
This screen is similar to what those who get the 2000.43 error code see.
Your internet connection is not working
The most obvious reason why GTA Online may not be able to connect to Rockstar’s servers is that you are not connected to the internet. This is the simplest problem to rule out.
Can you connect to any website with the computer that GTA Online is installed on? If so, that’s not the problem. If not, wait for the internet to reset and try restarting the game.
Rockstar servers are down
If the GTA Online servers are down, you may receive an error code 2000.43. This is a bit more complicated to diagnose. Check out Rockstar’s Twitter support and see if there’s an official announcement regarding server downtime or outages. If not, check out the tweets and replies for users discussing similar issues.
Connection to Rockstar servers has been blocked
Another reason you might get a 2000.43 error in GTA Online is because something is preventing the game from connecting to the internet. Make sure it’s not blocked by Windows Defender or any other antivirus software you use.
Version mismatch or file corruption
If your game version is different than the live version on Rockstar’s servers, you may get a 2000.43 error. This also applies if one of the game files is damaged. You will need to validate the game data via the Rockstar Games Launcher and this should hopefully fix the problem.
If all of the above solutions don’t work, be patient. Wait a few hours and try playing again. If it still doesn’t work, you might want to consider a full uninstall (including deleting the user and save folders) and a reinstall.