Patch released for GTA Online on PS3 – does it work for you?

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[Update: Rockstar has released a new GTA Online Update patching character, cash & save issues.]

Okay, cross your fingers, but GTA Online might just be fixed now. Rockstar‘s just put out an update on PS3 that fixes a list of issues that have been preventing players from accessing the online mode altogether or kicking them out mid-game.

GTA Online PS3 patch released

Problems emerged as soon as GTA Online went live earlier this week, with users either getting kicked off the servers, getting stuck at particuar points early in the online mode, or being unable to connect at all. 
This is what the update addresses, via the Rockstar support site:

  • For PlayStation 3 users, a PlayStation Network server issue was detected that was limiting the amount of possible concurrent users. This was preventing most players from accessing GTA Online altogether and as of this morning, that problem was resolved.
  • There is an issue that is preventing some players from getting through the first tutorial mission across both platforms. Many players have been able to get through this with repeated retries, and we are working on unblocking this for everyone as soon as possible.
  • This morning, we experienced some instability across the GTA Online services which is affecting even people who have progressed beyond the tutorial mission. We are identifying these issues now and are working to restore stability for users as soon as possible.
  • For the time being and until we have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly, we have disabled the option of purchasable GTA$ cash packs. Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off Jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs.
Let us know if the update’s worked for you, or if you’re still experiencing problems.