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Loading problem with GTA online
I just created my character for GTA online and about to race but it had been loading for 1 hour and would not load so I tried many different things to fix it and none of them worked.
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I think they should add a temporary bypass to let people skip the first race and be able to go back to it later on once they fix it.
This crap pisses me off so bad. I have been waiting all day for this and I have been trying for the last 6 hours to get online, but I can't because some genius decided it would be a good idea to put a damn tutorial in the game that you have to actually be online to go through and can't skip around. I mean why in the hell would you need a tutorial after playing the game in single player mode anyway. WTF Rockstar!
same been waiting 2 hours
absolutly Pathetic Rockstar heres why i and many other people think so (of course theres a few golden boys that will nosh you off no matter what);
"£500,000,000 made in the first 3 days of GTA V going on sale". Thus giving Rockstar alot of cash a couple of weeks before online is launched
"Online to launch 2 weeks after games gone on sale" so plenty of time for Rockstar to see how many games are pre ordered and sold, therefore plenty of time to ensure servers are in place and tested (after all the game has been years in the making and the 2 weeks would be sufficent to stress test etc.
You are not updating twitter or giving any one a timescale. You are not updating anyone on your social club. You are letting everyone down.
I have been waiting for almost an hour and a half, restarted 4 times and watched everyone on my friends list get on an hour after me and start straight away and i still cant get on!
It is my firm belief that the problem is that the player lobby value has no set minimum players and that the root of the issue is that unless their are 8 players(I.E. Maximum value) present that the game will not initiate the race.
I mean I'm a patient guy, it's just shitty that all my friends are playing and I'm not
Same, seems like everyone is having this problem...
AND YOU ARE RETARDED @CAMSHLOM FOR THINKING THAT THIS IS ACCEPTABLE
ROCKSTAR HAS HAD YEARS TO DEVELOP THIS GAME AND HAD 2 WEEKS TO UPGRADE THE INFASTRUCTURE OF THERE SERVERS AFTER THEY WOULD HAVE REALISED THEY SOLD SO MANY COPIES
TAKE YOUR TOUNGUE OUT OF THERE A**E
Actually pathetic is listening to all the whiners and crybabys out there who just don't have a clue how online games work. If you think they should 1.5 million copies just across the UK day one, double that for US sales, so a total of 3 million just on day one. To put this in terms people can follow, imaging 3 million people trying to rush through the mall doors all at once, what happens? Not everyone gets in, lots of people are angry because they cant. Do you yell at the mall for not spending millions of dollars to make the doors 500 feet wide to let everyone in? No, why? Because it's just a sale, they wont have that many people all charging the doors again for a long time. Sit back, relax and let them fix the problem. Kifflom brother brothers.
Failing login all the time, timeout everytime :-(
@S8V8GE you need to find the forums for Righteous Slaughter7 mate, think its probably more your scene!
no i would not expect the mall doors to be made 500ft wide i would expect them to anticipate the popularity of a game that doesnt take a rocket scientist to work out how many people would want it, especially in the leading up to the event the mall had details of all the pre orders etc.
i would then expect the mall to put a system in place to cope with demand, ie rockstar should have staggered log in to servers more maybe.
you are the douche with a flawed pouint. fail
come on rockstar just pls fix it
same problem infinite hang on first mission
On the first mission does the cut scene with the guy giving you the car happen twice?
Alright. Rockstar encouraged us to post ANY AND ALL ISSUES AND/OR CONCERNS that we may have so that they can tend to them. Its not "whining," its taking them up on their offer to alleviate problems logging or problems regarding gameplay online. Without knowledge of error WHAT CAN THEY DO???!!! It takes criticism and finding the problematic source in order to troubleshoot and fix it. But do you f@gg*ts think they're gonna help you right away when you're sending the company that MADE the game for your enjoyment hatemail like you do to all your little friends on facebook??? HELL NO!!!!! They're probably sitting back laughing at all you degenerates. Hell if it were me at HQ I would first tend to the gamers asking for help and ignore all the people bashing rockstar. If it werent for them you wouldnt even have the story mode to play. Which was inredible by the way. THANK YOU ROCKSTAR!! A little shorter than anticipated though. It needs more heists. Very well put together. New favorite. Cant wait to see the online heists whenever it gets fixed......
Rockstar needs to take off the race mission, no players are joining, so please get rid of it, or send your developers in those sessions so people can complete and can get started, this isn't benefitting people who will buy the game after everyone has got online.
me too loading session .... whit ala music .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... my friends are online bull shit
quite a bummer that the online got swamped from the wave of players. though i have faith they will find out whats wrong pretty quickly. this is their best selling franchise after all ;P
Been 11 hours and the furthest I've gotten to is the infinite launching session screen :(
WHY are we being forced to do this race in the first place? Why not give us the option to skip the race or better yet JUST GET RID OF IT!
Fuck you R* and fuck GTA online!!!!! The excitement is no more!!!!
ok, so i have had the same problem yesterday tried to get online for 6 hours, kept getting stuck on 1st mission.
Then i tried joining a crew from the start menu. joined RDR selected "join crewmembers" and it suddenly worked, loaded 1st mission w/o problems. i also selcted classic gta aiming instead of free aim before entering that might have something do with it also (easier matchmaknig i guess)
Never seen a server issue this bad
Shame on you rockstar
no one cares for all the dumb reasons for why the game doesn't work. this is the most grossing game ever and you mean to tell me they didn't have PLENTY of time to see this coming and make plans to resolve this way before it was an issue. to make people pay GOOD money for this game, just to wait 2 weeks to even be able to play online. Then, having the game STILL FAIL days later. This is a big problem IMO. All the money that they made off this game is not deserved if you can't appease your players. and i'm sure me and hundreds of thousands of players not being able to play this game, feel the same way.
as much as id love to say the xbox version is playable its not. have lost several accounts and still cant get past the infinite load of the tutorial race. honestly i wish they would remove that race all together. if you have gta online then you played gta 5 and if your buying a gta game then you probably played some of the older ones. that and the driving is the same as most modern race games so any one who has played need for speed or forza already know how to drive, as for shooting its pretty easy to learn how to shoot form your car, more than likely will find out while they play.
SOLUTION! SOLUTION! SOLUTION! SOLUTION! SOLUTION!
FOUND A TEMPORARY SOLUTION FOR XBOX 360 USERS WHO ARE STUCK AT TUTORIAL!!!!!!!
You will need a few things: 1) THE HARD DRIVE of A friend of yours that has already beaten the tutorial and is playing online. 2)Your log in info on that hard drive, 3) YOUR OWN XBOX
So what you do, is that you connect your friend's functioning hard drive to your xbox. You log onto your Gamertag, launch single player then switch to ONLINE. What this will do, is that it will put HIS CHARACTER through your hard drive's already functioning approach, whilst simultaneously rewriting the protocol your xbox will default to when you try to log online.
PROCEED: You then must BEAT the tutorial, and once that is done - and you have your car insured, and you've completed at least one mission. - Shut the xbox off, put your own hard drive back on there..... and voila, you should be free to play on your PREVIOUSLY BUGGED Xbox!!!
After being bugged for a few days, I finally got my buddy through it last night using this method which I totally came up with on my own. TBH I was worried that it might screw me over in some way.... what with all the save files being deleted and characters getting stuck..... but no!
THE PROBLEM WAS FIXED - I swear it
Same here, I can't get past the first race loading screen. It's been days now. I'm a patient man but if this is still the case in a weeks (or two weeks) time, I'll be asking for a refund. Amazon's good like that. I mean, really... The online content is supposed to be half the game!