"Grand Theft Auto V" launched online on Oct. 1, 2013, and as ARS Technica reported, there were major server issues to be had all over the place. Grand Theft Auto Online mode started around 7:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning, but it wasn't long before major problems jammed up the servers as demand grew throughout the day.
The multiplayer option had many players experiencing delayed load times that came from the Grand Theft Auto servers not being able to handle the rush of users.
"For those trying to get into GTA Online today, please bear w/ us on some day one tech connection issues that we're working to stabilise (sic) asap," Rockstar wrote on Twitter.
Rockstar already listed these known issues with the Grand Theft Auto servers and online game.
- Occasional "Rockstar Cloud Servers Unavailable" error message
- Freezing sometimes while loading into first race in GTAO with "waiting for other players" on the screen
- Intermittent "Failed to Host a GTA Online Session" error messages
- Race Corona (start area, marker) occasionally not showing up for first race
- Errors saying "Timed out when matchmaking for a compatible GTA Online Session to join"
- Occasional errors about jobs failing to start or load
- General issues with the Social Club site and Social Club features (slow loading, failed logins, emails not arriving, etc)
The online mode will allow players - on either Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 - to create a completely custom character. Players can select the gender of their character, what their parents may look like, lifestyle behaviors, how they play, how they eat, how they sleep, and how they commit crimes.
From there, players will be able to totally customize all of "Grand Theft Auto V" with buildings, cars, weapons, and clothes.