If it’s taking you forever to get online in GTA 5, you may be bored. You may be wondering how to fix the problem, do you need to reinstall the game? Don’t worry, this article will help you solve that problem.
But first, you need to check the maintenance status of Grand Theft Auto Online before you start fixing the problem. If it’s a maintenance problem, none of the solutions will work for you.
Why is GTA 5 Online not working?
After investigating several cases and getting direct feedback from users, we’ve concluded that this error message can occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from gameplay issues to connectivity issues. Here’s a brief list of what could be causing the problem.
Router problems: Routers are often configured incorrectly. If they are not properly relaying the network to your device, GTA 5 will not be able to connect to your online servers.
Game Error: GTA 5 may also be in an error state. This happens with many games, and terminating all existing game processes usually solves the problem.
Server crash: GTA 5’s servers have been known to crash, and players were unable to connect to the online version at all.
How to solve the problem when GTA 5 Online fails?
Change your DNS settings
You can also try changing the DNS settings in the network settings in the game and then in the Settings menu. While Windows users can directly access the network card settings by following these steps:
- Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
- Type ncpa.CPL and press Enter.
- Right-click on the network adapter (Ethernet) corresponding to your wired/wireless connection.
- Then select Properties.
- Double-click on Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
- Take a screenshot or write down the existing DNS server addresses for the Preferred and Alternate DNS servers.
- Then replace the DNS addresses with 22.214.171.124 for Preferred and 126.96.36.199 for Alternate DNS.
- Click OK to confirm the selection, then click OK again to apply the changes.
- Similarly, console users can access the Configure Internet Connection option from Network Settings and manually override the DNS addresses.
- Finally, restart your computer or console and run GTA V Online to check the error.
Checking Display Calibration
- Start the game GTA V on your PC or console.
- When the game starts loading, simply press and hold the L1 or R1 button for a few seconds for the display calibration screen to appear.
- If the above step does not work, press and hold the L1 and R1 buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
- If you see the “Calibrate Display” screen, it means that GTA 5 Online is running normally on your side.
- Close the calibration screen and return to the GTA V Online game to see if it’s working or not.
Reboot your computer/console
One of the most common and easiest ways to do this is to reboot your Windows PC or one of your consoles, such as Xbox One or PlayStation 3/4. So you need to reboot the PC/console once to fix the software error or clear the cache (if applicable). In most cases, this will fix the game error.
However, if this advice didn’t work for you, follow the next one.
Updating the drivers
If none of the above methods work, try checking for graphics driver updates or other PC drivers such as network drivers, etc. Nvidia graphics card users should update their GeForce Experience application.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first and most obvious explanation for this error message is that your PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription has expired, as you need an active subscription to play GTA Online. For Xbox One users, go to Settings -> Account -> Dashboard Subscriptions.
Go to Console Settings -> Network -> Change Network. Follow these steps to connect to a mobile hotspot or other WiFi connection. If it works and GTA Online boots correctly, your WiFi router might be the problem. Reset your router settings or update your firmware (ask your provider for details).
Allow access to your firewall. If that doesn't help, disable the firewall and antivirus software and check if the NAT status has changed. Check if there is a problem with the router. Reboot your router.
- Reboot your PC/Console.
- Check your screen calibration.
- Try visiting an invitation-only session.
- Change your firewall settings.
- Change the DNS settings.
- Update the drivers.