Grand Theft Auto 5 glitches causing headaches

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Sep 23, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
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Looks like GTA V glitches are becoming considerably more numerous. Thankfully, nothing game breaking, but enough to make you want to bash your head against a wall a la Trevor after a botched heist.

First up, a number of players are reporting a strange glitch that sees their cars seemingly vanish while stored in garages.

A fix is reportedly on the way, but Rockstar has advised against using garages until then, saying over at the forums, "We have received some reports about problems with cars and garages, particularly after upgrading and then completing a mission, and are looking into this now.

"Unfortunately, we do not currently have a workaround to recover a car if it is missing. If you would like to receive an automatic email notification as soon as there is more information, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page. Also please note that vehicles saved in the garage of one safehouse may not show up in the garage of a different safehouse."

The post added, "This issue may occur if you drive another character's personal vehicle. We are looking into a fix to prevent this from occurring in the future."

To some, this may not be a big deal, just steal yourself another car, right. After all, this is Grand Theft Auto. Well, given that it's a feature of the game, and if you happen to store a vehicle that you've spent hard earned heist dollars customizing only to have it disappear, yeah, it's kind of a big deal.

Next up, a few Xbox 360 players are also reporting crashes on older console models while gettin' their GTA on.

Kotaku has collected a series of forum posts suggesting that Xbox 360 consoles made or refurbished between 2006 and 2008 aren't up to snuff, with freezes and crashes occurring after short GTA V sessions.

It's unknown if the issue is the result of smaller hard drives, HDD replacements, or what, and Rockstar has yet to comment on the matter. However, Xbox Support is suggesting something of a workaround for players having said problems:

  1. Delete all GTA 5 game data.
  2. Clear system cache three times.
  3. Delete marketplace data from storage system items.
  4. Unplug console for three minutes.
  5. Install disc 1.
  6. Power off, do not insert disc 2.
  7. Restart.
  8. Install disc 2.
  9. Play.

Hope this works for issues players are having. We'll keep you posted if Rockstar ever comments or provides something more resolute.

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