Grand Theft Auto V players have been waiting months for Online Heists to be added, so it isn’t all that surprising that the launch has been less than smooth. Rockstar’s servers have struggled to cope with the influx of players since the update was released.
All versions of the game are being affected. But Xbox Live users seem to be worse off. Some are saying that they are having problems joining games, downloading previously bought content, or even signing into their profiles.
Rockstar released a statement on its support website. It said, “We are aware of some issues today with players having problems connecting to GTA Online, as well as issues with the Xbox Live service. We are working to restore full access to GTA Online as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please stay tuned to this page to monitor the performance of all platforms.”
Grand Theft Auto Online is reported to be “Up” across the board. However, there is an Xbox Live Status related to downloading previously purchased items. It says, “Hey Xbox members, if you are having difficulties trying to download Themes and Gamer pics, we're aware of the issues and are working hard to get them resolved ASAP. Thank you for being patient! We’ll post another update as soon as we have more information.”
It’s worth trying to connect to Grand Theft Auto Online to take part in Heists Online. After all, that’s what players have been waiting for since launch. Bear in mind that you could face some connectivity issues for the first few days.