‘GTA V’ Players Now Have Additional Matchmaking Options For Online Heists

Late last week, Rockstar Games released the latest title update for Grand Theft Auto V across all currently available platforms. Posting the full list of changes that the new GTA V update applied from the official Rockstar Support website, the patch notes revealed that fans of the game’s online multiplayer mode now have several new options for joining co-op heist matches.

From their high-end apartments, GTA V players can now also quickly join other users’ heist missions. In addition to being able to start their own robberies from the heist planning board, the new update gave gamers the added ability to join other heists as a crew member. To do so, GTA V fans can now press left on the D-pad while standing in front of their own heist planning board while any heist mission is active.

In order to speed up the matchmaking process to help players find teammates for the new online heists of Grand Theft Auto V, all heists will now begin with the “Client Invites” option set to “On.” This means that anyone the host invites to take part of a heist will, by default, also have the ability to invite additional GTA V players to join the online heist to more quickly fill the four slots necessary to engage in the new online jobs. Those who would prefer to personally invite each member to their GTA V heist mission can turn off the option whenever they are the host.

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Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

The new Grand Theft Auto V title update also applied a series of bug fixes for known issues found within the game. Many of the tweaks improve issues that have been discovered specifically in the new online heists of GTA V. For example, after applying the latest patch, players should no longer lose control of their character after hacking vaults. Additionally, the time of day of heists has also been adjusted to be more uniform for all GTA V players.

Unfortunately, as reported by the Inquisitr, a previous Grand Theft Auto V update also introduced an issue which has caused the texture resolution to worsen on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of the game. Rockstar Games has since acknowledged that they are aware of the issue and are currently working on a solution.

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Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

Rockstar Games has also recognized that PlayStation 4 owners using the new suspend application function from the console’s new update might run into issues when entering rest mode while playing Grand Theft Auto V online. To combat this, the developer is informing players to restart their GTA V application after returning from rest mode if they wish to be able to continue to play with others online.

“We are aware of an issue with solo sessions after resuming GTA Online from the PS4’s Rest Mode with the game suspended. This can be resolved by closing GTAV in the PS4 XMB, then re-launching the game. If you would like to receive a notification when there is more information on a permanent fix, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page.”

Have you experienced long wait times while trying to find a team of players to take on the new online heists of GTA V?

[Images via Rockstar Games]

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