'GTA 5' News & Update: Game Now Online? What Prompted The Sudden Maintenance

By Roleen Delos Reyes , Updated Apr 28, 2016 05:20 AM EDT

"GTA 5" or "Grand Theft Auto V" returns online after seven grueling hours of maintenance. The game developers caused panic among fans after experiencing game accessibility problems. Rockstar was quick to announce that 'GTA 5' developers were just finishing up on some maintenance work for the game.

According to the Daily Mail, the maintenance halted any online gaming activity of "Grand Theft Auto V" for all gaming platforms including the Rockstar Social Club. However, "GTA 5" offline features were still available. Creators approximated it to be just a 5-hour task but it extended, as predicted. Rockstar is yet to confirm what the maintenance was about as it previously sought the patience of the already disgruntled fans.

Earlier today, the Independent also reported that in lieu of the fixing that took "GTA 5" offline, some speculated that it might introduce new and exciting changes. However, it seems more realistic to expect that some bug problems were just addressed to increase the servers strength of "GTA 5". Apparently, Rockstar encountered problems with the servers on multiple occasions before the recent maintenance.

Express also stated that it is a much-needed maintenance considering that the last reported downtime for "GTA 5" dates back to August 2015. Fans also decried said service disruption for its rather inconvenient timing as it fell right in the week of the High Life Event. Through this event, players are given the chance to double RP and for certain platforms, get twice in-game cash. Rockstar explained that it was using the time to introduce new upgrades on gameplay, matches, playlists and even new maps to navigate in.

Expectations that an understandable ruckus will occur whenever "GTA 5" is down was predictable. "GTA 5" is, after all, one of the most successful and highly publicized controversial game that resulted to an even more huge following from gamers all over the world.

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