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First GTA V PC Update Available Now – Fixes Windows Name and Other Issues

by Kyle Hanson

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The very first update has become available for GTA V on PC. The patch is 207MB on Steam and 357MB through Rockstar directly. While there aren’t any patch notes just yet, it is known that this will fix the Windows Name issue. This was the bug that had certain players completely locked out of GTA V due to their Windows username containing unknown characters. Other sources indicate that the patch will also fix the CPU usage spike that some have reported during initial startup of GTA V.

Overall the launch of GTA V on PC has gone very well, with few gamers reporting massive issues with launching or running the game. Even GTA Online has remained relatively stable during the launch period, which saw over a million new players, and up to 300,000 concurrent just on Steam. Other games of this size have had myriad issues due to the massive influx of new players, but Rockstar did have a bit of extra time to prepare.

Keep checking back here for more news as the patch hits more users. Once official patch notes are available we will post them here as well. GTA V is available now on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, this update is only going out to PC players though.

UPDATE: Full patch notes below:

  • Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high percentage of CPU and sometimes crash
  • Fixed an issue where frame rate would drop when left-clicking the mouse while driving
  • Added a grid to the Golf mini-game to show the topology of the green while putting
  • Fixed an issue where a character’s eyebrows or other facial features could change erroneously when transferred to PC
  • Fixed an issue where a some players were asked to transfer their GTA Online character while a transfer was already in progress
  • YouTube uploads via the Rockstar Editor will now correctly resume if Internet connection is lost during the upload and later restored
  • Fixed a rare issue where the game could crash while using the Rockstar Editor
  • Projects containing deleted clips will now load properly in the Rockstar Editor and warn the player of the missing clips
  • Fixed an issue where birds were not recorded correctly in Rockstar Editor clips
  • Corrected an issue where certain characters in Windows usernames would cause the Launcher to fail to load or other undesired game behavior. For details, see this page.
  • Fixed an issue where players with one garage would not be able to replace an existing vehicle if the garage was full and the new vehicle was purchased from an in-game website
  • Additional fixes to prepare for iFruit support
  • Crew Tire Smoke can no longer be purchased if you are not in a Crew

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