GTA V's PS3 and Xbox 360 multiplayer component, Grand Theft Auto Online got off to a rocky start Tuesday morning with eager player's finding it near impossible to connect to the game's servers and play online. Things may be worse though as some users are reporting that trying to play GTA Online is corrupting their single-player save file.
Multiple Grand Theft Auto V owners on Twitter and gaming forums such as NeoGAF are reporting issues with corrupt save files after trying GTA Online.
"I was trying to get online and couldn't so I went into GTA campaign mode and the saved file is corrupted," game designer Kevin Dent wrote on Twitter.
"All I wanted to do was play Single player, I loaded into Online just to try it, but everything bugged out and failed," one NeoGAF user posted. "Now when I went back into single player, I can no longer change characters at all."
Rockstar Games has updated its support page for GTA Online but there is no mention of corrupt save files yet. Here is what is listed at the time of this article.
- 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). For more information on Social Club status, please see: http://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/200357093
Those that want to try Grand Theft Auto Online but are worried about the game corrupting their save file should backup their save file first. This can be done either to a USB storage device or to the cloud if you subscribe to Xbox LIVE Gold or PS Plus.
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