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GTA V character transfer is a little broken

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If you haven’t already noticed, this week is more packed than your suitcases for the upcoming holiday season. Just today sees the launch of both Far Cry 4 and the new and improved GTA V which, which brings all the open-world murder mayhem to current-gen consoles. Unfortunately, it’s also bringing along some last-gen problems for good measure.

One of the better reasons to upgrade your GTA V experience is the ability to import saves over from your old version, which will allow you to hop into Los Santos without a hitch. Except that there is a pretty major problem with the system now, and it’s affecting anyone who hasn’t tried out GTA Online before.

It seems like anyone who hasn’t given it a go might run into a wall when trying to transfer character data over to the new version. Trying to access GTA Online on older consoles also doesn’t remedy the problem, although Rockstar is already aware of it.

“We are urgently looking into an issue preventing character transfer and GTA Online login on accounts that haven’t played GTA Online since 2013.”

There isn’t a fix yet, meaning you’ll have to start from scratch if you’re looking to get any game time in today. If you subscribe to Rockstar’s support page, you’ll get an email the moment things are fixed though – a little bit of decent customer support from a developer, for a change.

Still, it’s yet another AAA game with a day-one patch that still manages to have issues at launch. Does this affect your plans to re-explore the online version of Los Santos today at all? Or were you planning on a clean slate anyway? Let us know!

Last Updated: November 18, 2014


  1. PATCH IT! 4 GIGS!


    • Admiral Chief Wang

      November 19, 2014 at 07:59

      Missing a 0 there Mr Steyn (40!!!)


      • Sean Carbutt

        November 19, 2014 at 08:07

        LOL. Another one. Dam, BF 4 was 3.4 plus another 6 odd gigs for End Game then a gig for GTA plus the other couple of gigs for Destiny. I’m all patched out this week. I did try to migrate my PS3 characters and saves across. I think that the online stuff came through, couldn’t test as I could not get online? The single player stuff did not come through at all. At least I got to watch old Chop have some fun in HD. LOL


    • Nikola

      November 19, 2014 at 14:10

      yeah would be nice if the patch actually worked I been trying whole night and I cant patch the game keeps on failing which means pretty much you can’t play online….


      • Hammersteyn

        November 19, 2014 at 14:14

        So it’s like the PS3 version but with better graphics


        • Nikola

          November 19, 2014 at 14:17

          Pretty much haha however it is a freaking awesome game:) and a lot smoother as well like feels a bit faster however I only played it for a bit on PS3:)


          • Hammersteyn

            November 19, 2014 at 14:19

            I’d buy it for the FPS mode alone, but I’m poor till payday. Oh wait…….christmas

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