Servers issues persist in the PlayStation 4 version of Grand Theft Auto Online, with most users reporting that Grand Theft Auto V’s multiplayer is completely inaccessible.
User reports started coming in over the past few days regarding Grand Theft Auto Online server issues on the PlayStation 4. It seems those issues have grown into a much larger problem, as players are now reporting that the multiplayer mode has become completely inaccessible. PlayStation has yet to provide comment, though Rockstar did change the official server status from “Up” to “Limited” as of early this morning.
Rockstar Games also provided a short and simple comment to go along with the server status change, as well as a few short Twitter support responses that the issue will be resolved “as soon as possible”:
“We have received reports of issues connecting to GTA Online and are currently investigating. Apologies for any inconvenience.”
Luckily for Grand Theft Auto Online players on other platforms, no issues have been reported on anything other than the PlayStation 4. Though that’s certainly no peace of mind for PlayStation 4 players.
It’s also worth noting that Rockstar appears to believe that these issues are not affecting all users, despite the large number of complaints rolling in. Rather, both their official comment and responses over social media imply there’s only a subset of players having problems. Grand Theft Auto Online players on PS4 might benefit from checking to see the server status for themselves in-game.
Meanwhile, there are a good number of disappointed Grand Theft Auto Online players terrified of losing out on their Daily and Monthly Challenge streaks. Consecutively completing Daily Challenges over a 28-day period rewards bonuses which add up to $1.6 million and 194,000 RP. Rockstar’s never reimbursed users for Daily Challenges during any previous server, at least that we’re aware of, but if that changes it would certainly mean a lot to those affected players.
It’s extremely surprising to see Grand Theft Auto Online facing server issues this far into January when both Rockstar and PlayStation’s online services lasted through the typically tumultuous holiday season with little to no troubles. There’s always the possibility that this issue is due to a Denial of Service attack, but given specifics of the situation it seems to be an unrelated technical issue. Which perhaps implies a much faster turnaround for when the servers will be up.
Expect more information regarding the ongoing Grand Theft Auto Online issues on PlayStation 4 as it becomes available.