‘GTA V’ Receives New Online Stability Update For The Holidays

As many gamers are now beginning their holiday break, Rockstar Games has released a new title update for Grand Theft Auto V that will allow users to enjoy improved online connectivity across all platforms. Despite the fact that the developer has not yet released information on the latest patch for GTA V, PlayStation Lifestyle reports that a new minor update is now ready to download on all consoles.

Players from every platform are reporting that they are being asked to download the new GTA V update today after first booting up the game. Regardless of how small the patch is, Rockstar has released today’s fixes as a full numbered title update for Grand Theft Auto V. This week’s patch is listed as update 1.06 on the Xbox One and PS4 and update 1.20 for last-gen consoles. While Rockstar Games has not yet released any patch notes on the update at this time, users are receiving the following message when prompted to download the patch on the Playstation 4.

“Additional fixes for GTA Online to improve stability.”

Today’s new update for Grand Theft Auto V comes less than a week after players received the previous numbered patch for the open-world title just this past Thursday. In fact, viewing Rockstar Games’ official list of updates doesn’t even yet mention Tuesday’s patch. As PlayStation Lifestyle also points out, every page of the official Rockstar Support website currently has a banner message informing players that there are known issues affecting the online performance of GTA V.

“We are investigating reported problems accessing certain GTA Online features. Apologies for any inconvenience.”

The secret new update for GTA V is likely part of the developer’s attempt to remedy the issues players are seeing in GTA Online. Rockstar Games surely wanted to make sure to get the update out early this week since many gamers are likely to receive new copies of Grand Theft Auto V for the holidays. The team will undoubtedly want to make sure that new players have a smooth experience with their newly gifted game.

As Rockstar Games works through the holidays to improve the online stability of GTA V, the developer is also currently working on all-new content for their popular crime-based franchise. The Inquisitr reported earlier this week that Shawn Fonteno, the voice actor responsible for the performance of Franklin, recently confirmed that work has now begun on the first story-based DLC for Grand Theft Auto V.

It isn’t known exactly when the single player add-on is expected to release for GTA V but the developer has revealed that online heists will finally become available in early 2015. Grand Theft Auto V is out now on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3. The game is also expected to launch on PC at the start of the new year.

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