A player recently claimed khổng lồ have sầu improved GTA Online’s loading times by up khổng lồ 70 percent. Turns out, they were right.

Bạn đang xem: Grand theft auto v pc : video games


Update (March 16): The official patch is now live sầu, và some players are reporting huge improvements.

Original story: Rockstar Games has confirmed to PC Gamer that a fan-made solution to GTA Online"s abysmal loading times will become official in a forthcoming update. 

At the beginning of March, Github user tostercx, who also goes by t0st, claimed they"d discovered a way khổng lồ reduce GTA Online"s loading times by up to lớn 70 percent. Further, they also released a fix that you can piông chồng up here—with a caveat that it"s an unsupported "proof of concept, not for casual use.”

For those interested in the technical angles of such things, tostercx also wrote up a detailed analysis of what was wrong, and how they’d fixed it. It"s fairly technical, but the short version is that the slowdown was being caused by "a single thread CPU bottleneck while starting up GTA Online,” a problem they estimated "shouldn’t take more than a day for a single dev khổng lồ solve."

It actually took a somewhat longer than that, but Rockstar has confirmed that tostercx"s findings were accurate, and that a fix is on the way.

"After a thorough investigation, we can confirm that player t0st did, in fact, reveal an aspect of the game code related to load times for the PC version of GTA Online that could be improved," the company said in a statement. "As a result of these investigations, we have sầu made some changes that will be implemented in a forthcoming title update."

Tostercx said that they were awarded $10,000 through Rockstar"s Bug Bounty program. That"s normally reserved for discovering security or privacy issues in Rockstar"s online games, but the studio decided to lớn award the bounty "as an exception" in this case, tostercx said. Rockstar confirmed khổng lồ PC Gamer that the payment is being made.

Xem thêm: Danh Sách Top Game Nhập Vai Kiếm Hiệp Hấp Dẫn Nhất Trên Điện Thoại

Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we Gọi "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time khổng lồ play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sầu sims he used to lớn love so much.

By submitting your information you agree to the Terms và Conditions & Privacy Policy and are aged 16 or over.

PC Gamer is part of Future US Inc, an international truyền thông group & leading digital publisher. Visit our corporate site.