GTA Online General Troubleshooting on PC

If you are having problems with GTA Online on PC or consoles, take a look at this post where we discuss possible solutions to connectivity failures, load times, crashes, crashes and much more.


  1. General troubleshooting for GTA Online on PC
  2. GTA Online does not load, what to do?
  3. Trick to reduce loading times (PC only)
  4. PC connectivity and network problems
  5. General problems in GTA Online on consoles

In a game as immense and full of content as GTA Online , it is normal that sometimes we have problems of many kinds , whether playing on one platform or another. It is possible that you too have suffered bugs, FPS drops, loading screens that take a long time, malfunctions, crashes, crashes, crashes and a long etcetera .

That is why you are surely here, in this post in which below we will try to give you the basic and most common solutions to general problems with GTA Online. Remember that we also have a section dedicated to error codes and that if none of the following works for you, you can contact the Rockstar Games support service .


GTA Online General Troubleshooting on PC

If you are playing GTA Online on your computer and you have various problems such as poor performance, installation errors and more , take a look at this series of tips with which you may find the solution you are looking for.

  • First of all:make sure to launch the game while connected to the internet so that the latest patch can be downloaded and will be applied automatically.
  • Update your graphics card drivers:if you haven’t done so in a while. You must have it updated to the versions of the minimum requirements of the game or higher versions.
  • Check that you have installed the latest version of Social Club:and that there are no missing or corrupted files. You can quickly reinstall it.
  • If the Social Club launcher program loads but not the game:Try to verify the installation. This will allow the Social Club launcher (or Steam or Epic Launcher) to check all game files and re-download any missing or corrupted files.
  • If you see errors that include the words “C ++”, “D3D” or “DirectX”: Theremay be a problem with the installation of DirectX or C ++. Try reinstalling the software prerequisites manually.
  • Any antivirus program could block access to GTAV:especially if it is not properly configured to be used with the game. Make sure GTAV appears on the exceptions list for these programs. If the problem persists, try temporarily disabling or uninstalling the program to see if it is resolved.
  • Check the “launcher.log” file found in “My Rockstar GamesGTAV Documents” –there are errors that can be helpful in providing information to help you solve the problem.

GTA Online does not load, what to do?

Perhaps you, too, have suffered through endless loading screens in order to move on to GTA Online. These infinite loading screens are obviously a big problem. From Rockstar they give us several possible solutions . First of all, try loading another character slot to see if the failure occurs with a specific avatar or with all of them.

Also, check out the GTA Online Status – Latest News page to see if the game is currently undergoing a maintenance window or not.

If you can’t enter GTA Online with any character

This indicates that there could be a problem with your disk or console / system, or a problem with your connection . So, take a look at the sections below , on this page, to see what you can do on console and PC if you have trouble playing GTA V or staying connected to the Internet.

First loading screen completely locked

If the loading screen issue only occurs with one character , this is probably the first GTA Online loading screen to get completely locked out ; i.e. there is no sound or animations and the Xbox Dashboard or the PS3 / PS4 XMB cannot be accessed), one possibility is that you created a GTA Online mission with the creator and the description contains characters that are not allowed, such as “%” .

If you know that you have a mission with a “%” symbol in the description and you want to delete it, you can send a request to Rockstar support indicating the following information:

  • Platform (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 or PS4).
  • Your gamertag or PlayStationNetwork ID (must be linked to the Social Club account that has the same email address that you use to submit the technical support request).
  • The name of the mission that contains the “%” character.
  • A phrase to communicate that you want Rockstar to delete the mission.
  • After clearing the mission with “%” in the description, you should be able to enter GTA Online again.

Loading screen with appearance problem

Another variant of the loading screens that are stuck or that take a long time is the case where the loading gets stuck, but there are still animations and you can still access the Xbox Dashboard or the PS3 / PS4 XMB. In these cases it is due to a problem with the place of appearance of your character in the world.

To fix it, do the following:

  • Log into the Rockstar Games Social Club .
  • Select Settings from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner.
  • Select Linked accounts.
  • Unlink the gamertag or PSN ID that you linked to this Social Club account.
  • Log in with the character giving you trouble and set your last known location as the spawn location.
  • Re-link the gamertag or PSN ID you want to link to this Social Club account.

If after using the last known location your character does not load, please unlink the gamertag or PSN ID from your Social Club account. After that load the GTA V Story mode and have a friend send you an invitation to play Online. Complete the activity and you will appear outside the garage.

Trick to reduce loading times (PC only)

A player in the GTA Online community named t0st has discovered a way to reduce load times by 70% simply by modifying the game code. It should be noted that this cheat is only possible for those who play GTA Online on a computer . On the other hand, modifying the code does not bring any kind of danger to your game or problems related to bans by Rockstar.

  • If you want to carry out this trick, you will haveto have some programming knowledge (in addition to handling the English language with some fluency).
  • To reduce loading times you can followthe instructions published on this page by its author, t0st.
  • Do not forget that you must first download the source codeof the title, available here .

In this way, if you carry out this process, it is possible to reduce the loading times of a new GTA Online session by up to 70%. This means that the wait to enter a game can go from about 6 minutes to just 1 minute and 50 seconds . Nothing bad.

Network and connectivity problems on PC

If your specific problem has to do with the connectivity of GTA Online on PC , it is possible that you have appeared in your game error messages like these: “error while saving”; “Session timed out or terminated due to unknown network error”; “the game could not find a supported session”, or “Rockstar game services are not available” .

Below we share instructions to solve this problem.

Check the status of the GTA Online servers

Before starting the troubleshooting process, be sure to check the GTA Online Server Status page to rule out a maintenance outage or outage .

If the current state of GTA Online is “Active” , the problem may be related to some type of connection that conflicts with other players, or other issues related to your network configuration .

Check the speed of your Internet connection

You can check your connection speed using any online test. A good numbers of loading speed and minimum discharge are the following:

  • Download speed:5 Mbps.
  • Upload speed (recommended):1 Mbps.
  • Upload speed (minimum):5 Mbps.

If you are using a wireless connection, you may want to try a wired Ethernet connection to see if you continue to have problems.

Check open network ports

GTA Online requires the following ports on your network to be open:

  • Port 6672 (UDP)
  • Port 61455 (UDP)
  • Port 61457 (UDP)
  • Port 61456 (UDP)
  • Port 61458 (UDP)

Restart the router

  • To successfully reboot the router, unplug it and leave it like that for about 10 minutes. Then reconnect it, restart the game client and see if the problem is resolved.

Additional recommendations to solve the problem

  • Check if your Internet Service Provider(ISP) is having a problem connecting with us or is experiencing a temporary interruption in service.
  • Make sure the router firmwareis up to date (check with your ISP).
  • Enable or disable uPnP(universal plug and play) in your router or in the system settings.
  • Check to see if you have VPN software runningin the background while you try to play the game.
  • Consider temporarily disablingfirewalls, antivirus or network filters that may be affecting the game (although be careful, because you could be exposed in the meantime).

General problems in GTA Online on consoles

If you’re having trouble playing GTA V or GTA Online on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, or Xbox One , take a look at these possible solutions:

First of all, try other discs with your system to see if it has problems with other games. Also, if possible, try to retrieve your ID on another console , from a friend for example, to verify that nothing happens with your account. If you have experienced problems that only occur with your console, please do the following depending on your console.

Troubleshooting on PlayStation

If you play on PlayStation consoles , try entering your console in safe mode . Turn off the console by pressing the power button, when it has turned off hold the power button and release it when you hear two beeps (one when you start pressing the button and the other 7 seconds later).

Once that is done you will have up to 3 possible options to perform, try them in order:

  • Update System Software:Allows the PS4 system to update the system software over the Internet, using a USB device, or with a disc.
  • Restore Default Settings:Reset the PS4 system to factory default settings.
  • Rebuild Database –Scans the drive and creates a new database with all the content. This operation can take a long time depending on the type and amount of data.

This will not negatively affect your saves or progress in GTA. If the above troubleshooting does not work for you, you may need to reinstall GTA V. After doing so, if your problem persists, it may be due to a problem with your save data, so it is recommended to make a backup of the same ones and after deleting the originals, start the game again to see if it works well.

Xbox troubleshooting

  • If you play on Xbox consoles, try clearing the system cache .
  • Turn off the console by pressing and holding the Xbox button for about ten seconds(the console will turn off with a different beep than normal).
  • Wait another ten secondswhile the console shuts down completely, and then turn the console back on.

The console will start and take you to the Interface. Check if you are still having problems with the game. If the steps above don’t work, you may have to reinstall the game . If you are still having problems and you think it may be due to a problem with your console , visit the Xbox Support page for help.

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