Friday, October 18, 2013

GTAV patch is up, and not without its problems.

Last week, we were told a patch would appear this week which fixes issues like cars disappearing from your GTA Online garage, preceding the first of two injections of $250,000.00 into your GTA Online bank account.  The patch went up today, and according to Rockstar, it:

  • Fixes numerous issues that were causing vehicle loss and/or loss of vehicle mods
  • Fixes an issue where the incorrect car is replaced when choosing to replace a car in a full garage
  • Fixes an exploit allowing players to sell the same vehicle multiple times
  • Fixes an issue that caused personal vehicles to be duplicated (folks were using this to re-sell their modded vehicles over and over for infinite cash)
  • Fixes an issue where some players were unable to pay utility bills on an owned apartment or house
  • Fixes an issue where players were not getting Crew invites in-game
  • Fixes an issue where the starting point for the tutorial race was not appearing
  • Fixes issues with joining Jobs from within a player-owned garage
  • Fixes issues with players getting stuck while using playlists
  • Fixes additional issues causing black screens, long load times, and players getting stuck in the sky cam
  • Adds details in the UI to clarify that characters created while Rockstar cloud is unavailable are temporary (non-saved)
  • Adds changes to the character creator to make better-looking default characters with the “random” option
  • Players now only lose a maximum of 500 GTA$ upon death in Freemode

I checked out the patch to see if we got that sweet cash money in our banks yet, and no - we do not.  Rockstar says "in regards to questions about the first deposit of GTA$. We're aiming to make the first deposit of $250,000 in all players accounts early next week once we've confirmed that any remaining game progress issues have been fixed for the community in this latest title update."

What player are certain has changed are the rewards for missions.  Members of the community are complaining that the cash earned for most activities has been cut in half, effectively hobbling the satisfying clip of GTA Online, and making it feel much more grindey. 

Way to go, Rockstar.  One step forward, one step back. 

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