New GTA Online patch improves stability, fixes lost characters & cash farming exploits

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[Update 2: Rockstar admit that lost GTA Online characters are gone for ever.]

A new GTA Online patch has arrived from Rockstar that apparently fixes a range of issues including overall stability, lost characters and players being fined large amounts of cash for dying. There are also reports it’s closed off a number of cash and RP farming exploits.

GTA Online patch fixes stability, lost characters & cash exploits

There have been a range of GTA Online issues since launch. Rockstar said it was looking into GTA Online’s lost characters and this new patch, “Fixes an issue where temporary characters were overwriting main characters”. It also, according to some forum posts, has limited the ability to farm cash by repeating the same job over and over again. So, ‘boo’, there. The full list is below.

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This is the statement and details from Rockstar:

A new GTAV title update to address issues in GTA Online is now available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This title update addresses a number of issues that GTA Online players have been experiencing in the initial days of launch this week, including:

  • Fix to address the issue where players were stuck launching a session before the Mall or Nothing race in the online tutorial.
  • Fix to address an issue where bank & cash were deleted incorrectly in some cases.
  • Fix to address incorrect amounts of cash being dropped when the player dies in Missions and Last Team Standing.
  • Fixes an issue where the Character Switch Wheel would disappear after a failed load.
  • Fixes an issue where attempting to enter GTA Online via the Character Switch Wheel caused a black screen.
  • Fixes an issue where temporary characters were overwriting main characters.
  • Fixes an issue where players were losing apartments and the money they spent on them.
  • Fixes an issue that caused Story Mode missions to be missed in some instances.
  • Removes the autosave that occurred when transitioning into GTA Online from within GTAV Story Mode to prevent the chance of Story Mode saves becoming corrupted.
  • Several tweaks to GTA Online including improving overall stability.

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