GTA Online live times confirmed: starting from 12pm BST

Tuesday, 1st October 2013 08:42 GMT By Dave Cook

Grand Theft Auto Online’s launch times have been confirmed for multiple regions by Rockstar Games.

UPDATE 2: It’s out on PS3 now, coming in at a 39MB title update.

UPDATE: GTA Online is now available on Xbox 360, by way of a 59MB title update.

Have fun!

ORIGINAL STORY: In a post on the Rockstar Games news wire, the studio confirmed that GTA Online will go live at 12pm UK, 1pm Europe, 4am Pacific and 7am Eastern today, October 1. It will be activated by a small title update on your format of choice.

Rockstar also posted a big GTA Online FAQ, covering the reputation system, the GTA$ microtransaction currency and more. Check it out here.

Who’s getting involved then?



  1. Ireland Michael

    Destroyed servers in t-minus 3 hours, 12 minutes and counting…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KineticCalvaria

    @1, nah people will be too busy destroying the BF4 servers.

    I know I will.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. gsxrlove

    Ghetto Burnin’

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    Too bad i’m busy at that point.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Fin


    Vast majority will be in work.


    “12pm GMT”

    Technically it’s actually 12pm BST ;) [/nerd]

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Dave Cook

    @5 I know, yeesh :P

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    Apparently it’s already live.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    Why let it go ‘live’ at a time when only pikey’s and kids who are off school can play it?!

    By the time I get on, the Chav’s will be level 50 and will be dominating the bus station area…

    Just like my trips to Gloucester…

    #8 1 year ago
  9. LostInTheVoid

    Its live now but there are issue’s already with the first mission which you have to do before going into free roam.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. GK

    live? i am in the game and system dont let me go online :)

    #10 1 year ago
  11. LostInTheVoid

    @GK its been up on xbox 360 in the UK for the past 2ish hours but I’m yet to even get into the first tutorial mission which you have to do.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. GK

    oh,i am on PS3.okey,wait more 15min :)

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Dirk

    It makes sense that they do it early in the day, any issues should be easier to clear up without millions hammering the service.

    PS3 update is 39MB, 6-7 minute download… that’s not a good sign.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. gsxrlove

    “Failed to host a GTA Online session.
    Please return to Grand Theft Auto V and try again later.”


    #14 1 year ago
  15. diggidy

    Yep, same here… Can’t host

    #15 1 year ago
  16. GK

    impossible to connet.same here.they knew it,that sold a lot of copies,and stil can not do good job with servers.nerves me.
    the best thing if they done it like austalia 1pm begin,than china 1pm start,and so on,so in first 24h there would be some sort of windows in every area,but no,they need to release in the same hour.F!

    #16 1 year ago

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