ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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When it comes to analysing Rockstar's GTA 5 and its exceptional campaign, there's little to critique. Well, aside from its conclusion which I have particular issues with - but that's beside the point. Gamers adore what Rockstar did with GTA 5's campaign and its inclusion of three protagonists. It's an absolute blast, whether you play it on XBOX One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 or PC.

But there's one aspect of the game that affects players on every platform - GTA Online. GTA Online is almost like a completely different game that Rockstar gift you with your purchase of GTA 5. It's amazing. But that being said, it has its flaws. GTA Online is where the majority of GTA players today spend their time and it has a lot of problems that we really want to see fixed in GTA 6.

GTA Online
GTA Online

GTA 6 Needs to Fix the Issues Gamers Have With Rockstar's GTA Online

I've already examined one crucial element of GTA Online that is really affecting players - hackers. The prevalence of hackers, with their game-breaking mods, is really alarming. Rockstar have made good strides in attempting to limit players' abilities to manipulate the game, but a lot of these fixes came extremely late. GTA 6 is going to need a system to fight against the presence of hackers on its release date.

But there are other issues that players are encountering too! Let's take a look at a brief list of them:

  • Achingly long loading times.
  • Server crashes.
  • Ridiculous prices.
  • Hackers.
  • Dickheads.
GTA Online
GTA Online

These Can't Happen on the Release Date of GTA 6

That last issue is something we've all ran into. Whether it's a guy in charge of race matchmaking who wants no one else to have fun, or some idiot who refuses to not get himself killed during a heist. But of course, these are aspects that are out of Rockstar's control. You're bound to run into frustrating gamers with such a massively popular game - it's the internet! But the rest are issues that we've all ran into.

Lobbies are frustrating in GTA 5. I spend more time on my phone waiting for a match to start than I do driving or shooting. It'd be great if Rockstar could devise a system that could hurry matchmaking along. It really does take forever. I've never had a server crash on the PS4 version of GTA Online, but a lot of people have run into issues with it. Rockstar have tackled this problem really well and I'm sure they'll be more prepared for the release date -of GTA 6.


But the final issue is that of prices. Completing missions in GTA 5 gives you little to nothing. Heists can grant you a lot, but with all of the dickheads it can be hard to complete one with strangers. A player who may want to co-ordinate heists by themselves have to raise a lot of cash before doing so. And it's a bit arduous that the most difficult things to organise in GTA Online are the ones that yield more money. It makes sense, but in practice, it's just frustrating.

But what about you guys? What do you think Rockstar need to improve on for the release date of GTA 6? Do you think the campaign needs work alongside GTA Online? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


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