Rockstar has temporarily disabled the microtransactions and in-game buying of GTA Online. This has been done until all the problems that the game is facing are ironed out.
“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,” Rockstar said. “Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off Jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs.
Rockstar also highlighted some other issues, which include:
- 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.
Yesterday (2 October), Rockstar apologised for the initial problems that the multiplayer game is facing and said that the team and relevant parties are aware of the issues and working to solve them.
“We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work to resolve this.”