GTA IV v1.01 patch for PS3 arrives

By Chris | 7th May 2008 at 17:47 GMT in GTA IV | 10 Comments

After debunking several rumours posted on our forums in the last few days, an official patch is now actually here for PS3 owners. Just a heads-up for next time you're online and start up GTA IV - you'll be prompted to download the v1.01 update, which is 18MB in size.

Rockstar Games has released a GTA IV patch for Playstation 3 today that prevents GameSpy’s servers from being overloaded and therefore reduces the impact on those servers that were causing the game to stutter and lock up. We continue to monitor the performance of the game both on and offline and will provide further updates as necessary. We want to assure everyone that, together with our hardware partners, we continue to strive to give our fans the best possible interactive entertainment experiences possible. This update will ensure that everyone will experience Grand Theft Auto IV the way it was intended. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

Also, no word on a patch for Xbox 360 gamers yet, we'll keep you updated if we find out anything though.

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Ciaran 7th May, 2008 @ 19:00 - Permalink

A patch for the 360? I thought the 360 was relativity glitch-free.

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cfr_rossi 7th May, 2008 @ 19:28 - Permalink

Well online still dont work for me, lost connecton to 1 or more players

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Chris 7th May, 2008 @ 19:47 - Permalink
A patch for the 360? I thought the 360 was relativity glitch-free.

Supposedly so, I mean online has been pretty good for me, but others have reported glitches so I dunno.

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Patty-T 8th May, 2008 @ 00:32 - Permalink

Nice. I just downloaded it.

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Huckleberry Pie 8th May, 2008 @ 00:36 - Permalink

Does this mean that future editions of GTA IV discs sold to gamers will be patched, too?

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josef8 8th May, 2008 @ 02:15 - Permalink
A patch for the 360? I thought the 360 was relativity glitch-free.

glitch-free... lol u must be kidding every single game has glitches and look at Metacritic, actually the ps3 version has some adventage over the 360 version for now

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tilly 8th May, 2008 @ 05:21 - Permalink

For some reason online doesnt work at all for me.

no players exist.

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the_dude420 8th May, 2008 @ 14:42 - Permalink

Cool they finally released a patch. Hopefully theres many more to come.

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GTA Don 8th May, 2008 @ 15:09 - Permalink

I downloaded it a few days ago, I would have posted it, but my PC was acting up.

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Urbanoutlaw 9th May, 2008 @ 16:35 - Permalink

Does the patch do anything besides fix the server issue?


I'm on X360 & when I get into ranked matches I can't adjust any of the settings like time, map or any other options

(even when the crown appears next to my name in the PLAYERS list, supposedly indicating that I'm hosting the game).

Are any of the other X360 players having this problem? Have the PS3 players run into this?