GTA gives players many ways to express themselves through gaming, but what happens when servers are down? Usually, you'll just have to wait it out.
But before you can wait it out, you need to make certain the servers are actually the problem. Follow our steps below to make sure there isn't an issue from you.
Is GTA Online Down? - How to check
If you want to check if the GTA Online servers are down, there are a number of ways to do it. The first is to check any and all official Twitter and social media accounts for the game.
Usually, if the servers face a major outage or are down for whatever reasons, these accounts will give out information. Beyond social media, you can also try visiting a site such as Downdetector, which will show you maps of current outages and as well as comments from other users (usually when problems are occurring with the game's servers). If the site shows there are problems and the game is down, the best thing to do is simply wait until they are fixed.
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What to do when GTA isn't working
Eventually, the servers will calm down, and you will be able to log back in. but if you can't find anyone else experiencing issues, there may be something wrong with your connection. That said, here are a few things you can try below.
- Restart Router: Restarting your router will sometimes resolve internet speed issues; locate your router, unplug the wires for about 10 seconds and plug them back in.
- Check Internet Connection: Check your internet connection by visiting a speed test site like fast.com. If the results come back stating your connecting is slow, this might be the source of your connection problems.
- Restart Game: The next fix you can try is to restart your game; this might resolve any issues you are experiencing.
- Restart System: If restarting didn't work, try restarting your system; it's not guaranteed to fix any problems, but it can't hurt to try.
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