New Grand Theft Auto IV Patch Fixes Multiplayer Issues
Today, Rockstar has revealed that a new patch is now available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Grand Theft Auto IV. Since the game's launch on April 29, many users have complained of several issues concerning the online multiplayer, and this patch is designed to address "multiplayer connectivity issues including freezes during certain modes, continuation when players leave matches, and bugs within races and race lobbies."
According to Game Plasma, here's the full list of everything that has been fixed:
-- Fixed an issue where players were unable to enter or exit vehicles in GTA Race.
-- Fixed an issue where scripted vehicles were causing games to unexpectedly crash.
-- Improved reliability and frequency of PS3 online leaderboard updates.
-- Fixed a rare hang some players encountered when moving from a Race or GTA Race lobby into gameplay.
-- Fixed a hang that would occur when players were switching teams during the countdown in the lobby.
-- Fixed an issue where players were able to get ridiculously high scores from Cops 'n Crooks matches.
-- Changed GTA Race and Race so that the last player remaining always receives a reward of $250.
-- Fixed an issue where spectating players would prevent the game from finishing.
Fixed an issue where players were unable to spectate in Round 2 of Cops 'n Crooks games.
-- Changed countdown timer in lobby so that it no longer resets when new players join a game.
-- Changed the kick option so that kicked players are no longer brought back to single player.
So basically, a lot of the technical glitches and balance issues have been ironed out, so your GTAIV online experience should get a whole lot better as of now. Log on to download it, and most all of the old problems should be solved.
Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
6/23/2008 Ben Dutka