It seems as though we’ll be getting daily updates from Rockstar regarding Grand Theft Auto Online, as they have offered up the latest status update, warning you against creating a new character and more:
If you have previously created a character but see an empty character selection screen when entering GTA Online, please back out to GTAV Story Mode and try re-entering GTA Online through the pause menu (repeat or wait until Rockstar cloud servers are back up). Do not create a new character in the empty slot where your character should be.
If you receive the message ‘The Rockstar Cloud Servers Are Unavailable’, please return to GTAV Story Mode and follow the steps above. Please do not press “Retry” on the message and do not proceed online with saving disabled, as this may lead to overwriting your existing character.
We apologize for this inconvenience and are working on a permanent fix for these issues.
We’ll keep you posted on any new updates from Rockstar.