GTA Online: lost characters cannot be restored, says Rockstar

Monday, 14th October 2013 16:08 GMT By Sherif Saed

Rockstar has confirmed today in a statement that GTA Online characters lost as a result of the games’ troubled launch, will not be restored.

The statement was posted on the game’s support page. Rockstar said, “For those asking about their lost characters or rank, those will not be able to be restored so we sincerely hope that this cash stimulus we’re giving out this month will help you get back on your feet or to make your new life in Los Santos & Blaine extra sweet.

The cash stimulus referred to is GTA$500,000 that will be deposited to player’s accounts. The sum will be deposited in two increments to avoid inflating the in-game economy.

You can check if you are eligible to receive the compensation through here and while you’re at it, you can also check our comprehensive single-player guide.

Thanks, Polygon.



  1. Bloobat

    Oh ffs, my characters have been in limbo for over a week now and I have not been able to connect as both slots are taken up… Cheers Rockstar guess I’ll delete them.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. AmiralPatate

    So they can’t or they won’t?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Cheesydicknachos

    @2 The said that they can’t. Not that they just don’t feel like it and won’t.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. KAP

    I lost my level 18 character during the time everyone else were.
    I started again when the third patch got released… I’m now rank 39 with a better understabding of GTA Online.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. unacomn

    Guess you could say that they’re Lost and Damned.

    I’ll show myself out.

    #5 1 year ago

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