If you are currently playing the PS3 version of GTA V, you may want to stop what you are doing and restart the game. Within the last hour, Rockstar has just gone live with their promised 1.04 update. For those asking though, it doesn’t bring the first payment of the stimulus package yet, or that of the GTA V Heists content that players are badly after as well.
What it should do though is fix up a lot of existing bugs that are still present in the game. By Rockstar’s words themselves, the main purpose of this patch is to give the game the functionality to receive the $500,000 stimulus package at a later date.
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For now, we can confirm that the GTA V 1.04 update is live on PS3. Xbox 360 users may want to check their games too to see if the update has been pushed at the same time. There isn’t an official change log or bug fix from Rockstar yet, but we’ll add it below once details of the 1.04 title update has been fully disclosed.
For starters, install the update for yourselves and see if you have noticed any major changes in the game that you want to tell us about below. Rockstar also specifically mentions that 1.04 should fix up any issues that caused vehicles to disappear in the game – let us know if you are still seeing this.
GTA V patch 1.04 is out but where's my $250k. @RockstarGames guys, who do I need to rob to get my money?
— nigel zalamea (@nigelzalamea) October 18, 2013
Regarding the free $500,000, it looks like Rockstar may be planning to make this payment available via the Social Club, once everyone has installed the 1.04 patch. We’re also hearing that some players who already have the update are having issues connecting to friends in the game – due to incompatibility issues for those that have 1.04 and those that don’t.
With this in mind, you may want to start running the latest version as soon as possible to avoid this problem. Sadly, there’s no word on the incoming Heists DLC yet, but hopefully Rockstar are not too far off from a release as they know everyone wants to play it asap.
What have you noticed after installing the 1.04 patch? We’ll update this as necessary when more information comes.