Rockstar Sets up GTA Online Status Update Page; Addresses Reduced Mission Payouts and Explains Upcoming Job Vote Screen Change

October 18, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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Following the latest patch for Grand Theft Auto V and delay of the stimulus package, Rockstar has set up a Grand Theft Auto Online Status Update page, which keeps you up to date on any issues that may be currently affecting GTA Online. Putting it to the test right away, the PS3 version is experiencing “intermittent issues with leaderboards not updating”:

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As for the reduced payouts on repeated missions, Rockstar explained:

For those of you inquiring about mission payouts, there was a change that reduces payouts by 50% after a repeat of the mission. So, basically, the first time you play and beat the mission, you will get the full amount. Subsequent replays will see a payout amount reduced by half.

This is to help prepare for upcoming missions and content in the Beach Bum Pack, as well as heists to help keep the game balanced, as well as to encourage the exploration of new missions and content in the game.

We understand players do like to enjoy a mission multiple times, so rather than remove the possibility of doing so, we’ve allowed replays of these missions at a reduced payout. Many players can get very good at a mission and beat it much faster in consecutive tries, so we’ve adjusted these payouts to match that case.

This also ties in to our ongoing discussion of replay availability for NPC missions, in which we are taking community feedback as well.

I apologize that there was not full clarity on this in the patch notes; however, hopefully this note will clear things up. If there are any additional questions on this, please do not hesitate to ask.

And you can expect a change to arrive for the Job Vote Screen soon:

Due to high demand from the community, we are adding jobs from contacts to the voting screen. This change will be coming soon, but there is not an exact ETA at this time.

Essentially, this means that jobs from Gerald, Simeon, etc will all be available on the voting screen along with races, parachute jumps, and other missions. This feature is being added directly based on feedback from you, our community, so please keep posting your ideas and thoughts on the game. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below.

Are you someone who likes to replay missions over and over again? Let us know in the comments below.

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