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'GTA Online' server errors and contest winners discussed by 'GTA 5' publisher

'GTA Online' capture plate
'GTA Online' capture plate
Photo courtesy of Rockstar Games, used with permission

A representative has provide an update in regards to the server errors that are currently plaguing the "GTA Online" mode of "GTA 5." According to a report from International Business Times U.K. on May 1, the company revealed that the development team is currently investigating the error messages that players may be getting while playing online. The "Rockstar game services are unavailable right now" note is apparently popping up when trying to access the multiplayer jobs. Furthermore, some users of the Social Club website are also getting hit with errors.

Rockstar Games previously clarified that the recent announcement of the GameSpy servers being shut down won't impact "GTA 5" and "GTA Online." The company did confirm that some of the video games that will be affected, such as "GTA 4" and "Red Dead Redemption," are going to be patched in the future. GameSpy is expected to closed all of its legacy servers on May 31.

In addition to the update of the "GTA Online" connection problems, Rockstar Games also confirmed the winners of the Capture Weekend competition. The four victors got their user-created jobs featured by the development team. Furthermore, they were rewarded with $1 million of currency, as well as an exclusive "Capture" license plate, in the multiplayer mode. You can find the details about the winners below (courtesy of Rockstar Newswire):

Congratulations to the #CaptureWeekend Award selections, the first four GTA Online Capture Jobs to be recognized as Rockstar Verified. Chosen from among the scores of creations submitted by fans following the release of the GTA Online Capture Creator Update, these Creators each receive a cool GTA$1,000,000 plus an exclusive in-game CAPTURE license plate and the opportunity to join us on a future Rockstar Games live stream broadcast to play through and talk about their creation.

The development team is currently working on several DLC packs for "GTA 5." They are planning to add new content "GTA Online" later this spring with cooperative heists as well as the "High Life Update," which comes with new DLC apartments. The campaign mode will also be getting new expansions, which may include the jet pack vehicle, sometime later this year.

The "GTA Online" player base is much bigger than other video games due to the record-breaking sales of "GTA 5." The open-world action-adventure game recently surpassed the 32.5 million units sold milestone combined on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Approximately 70 percent of that number has played online. You can find a screen showcasing the aforementioned "Capture" license plate reward from the official Rockstar Games Twitter page with the photo included near the top of this article.

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