GTA Online down reports are on the rise, with a huge spike in the number of reported issues with Rockstar Games’ mega hit.
Independent outage monitor Down Detector has seen a big increase in the number of reports of issues with Grand Theft Auto Online.
Out of those affected the vast majority (81 per cent) are experiencing issues with online play, while others are having Social Club issues.
The Down Detector outage map says the GTA Online down issues are mainly affecting users in the UK, US and Europe.
As the reported GTA Online issues hit the official Rockstar Games Support Twitter confirmed there were problems with the Social Club service.
They tweeted: “We are aware of an issue resulting in Social Club account verification email delays and are actively working to resolve it. Players who have not received their account verification email after 4 hours should resubmit an email verification request.”
The reported GTA Online issues come a day after the Epic Games Store made Grand Theft Auto 5 an entirely free to download game.
When the GTA V deal went live the Epic Games Store was taken offline due to the huge server demand.
At the time, the official Epic Games Store Twitter account posted: “We are currently experiencing high traffic on the Epic Games Store.
“We are aware that users may be encountering slow loading times, 500 errors, or launcher crashing at this time and we are actively working to scale. We’ll provide an update as soon as we can.”
With today’s latest GTA issues, Down Detector UK has registered a peak of more than 2,000 reports of GTA Online being down.
While the official Rockstar Games Support page says there is limited GTA Online services available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Red Dead Online is also running in a limited capacity on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Besides the difficulties with Social Club today, Grand Theft Auto fans may encounter another problem today.
If you are yet to download GTA 5 for free from the Epic Games Store then you may be greeted with an error message about maxing out your free games downloads.
The @EpicGames Twitter account has addressed this issue, saying what users should do if they get this message.
They posted: “We’re aware that some users are encountering the following error message on the Epic Games Store: “Your account is unable to download any more free games at this time.”
“If you receive this error, please wait 24 hours. You should then be able to proceed with downloading the game.”
Published at Fri, 15 May 2020 15:29:00 +0000