GTA V Sky-Diving

Around an hour ago Rockstar has pushed out a new patch for Grand Theft Auto V which hopes to thwart the issues some players have been having with loss of characters and progress on Grand Theft Auto Online.

The patch which should be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at some point today is set to weigh in at 39MB and 59MB respectively and hopes to fix the issues that some people have had with loss of characters or progress when re-visiting GTA Online.

Rockstar have yet to release any patch notes for the update, but have replied to some users via comments to say that the patch notes will be released on the NewsWire later today. Some users suggest that the new patch has fixed some of the exploits which allow users to farm XP and Money as well as stopping players repeating the same missions over and over again. Others are still reporting character losses.

If you’re hoping to join GTA Online and see that your character is missing, here are some helpful hints Rockstar are suggesting. I do recommend following these instructions as they worked perfectly for me and I’m yet to lose my character.

Note: When the Rockstar Cloud Services are unavailable, your character slots will be blank during a cloud outage but your characters have not been deleted. This is normal. Back out to Story Mode and re-enter GTA Online when Cloud servers are up again so your characters can load.
Note: When exiting GTA Online, please pause the game and choose to return to Single Player. This will trigger a save and ensure that progress since the last auto-save is recorded. If you purchase items and immediately power the console off or exit through console system menus, those items may not be saved.Updated 10/8/13: If you have previously created a character but see an empty character selection screen when entering GTA Online, please back out to GTAV Story Mode and try re-entering GTA Online through the pause menu (repeat or wait until Rockstar cloud servers are back up). Do not create a new character in the empty slot where your character should be.

If you receive the message ‘The Rockstar Cloud Servers Are Unavailable’, please return to GTAV Story Mode and follow the steps above.  Please do not press “Retry” on the message and do not proceed online with saving disabled, as this may lead to overwriting your existing character.

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