Rockstar has spoken out on the recent connectivity issues plaguing Grand Theft Auto Online this week after it launched its Heist DLC.

IGN reports that players have been experiencing various connection issues while trying to log into Grand Theft Auto Online after the open world multiplayer hit released its new Heist content. As expected with a game that is completely online and has millions of followers, the launch of the Heist DLC resulted in a substantially larger number of players logging in to play than usual, which pushed Rockstar's servers to the limit, resulting in unstable connectivity across every version of Grand Theft Auto Online.

"We are aware of some issues today with players having problems connecting to GTA Online, as well as issues with the Xbox Live service. We are working to restore full access to GTA Online as quickly as possible," Rockstar said on its support website. "In the meantime, please stay tuned to this page to monitor the performance of all platforms."

Hours later, Rockstar representatives explained that connecting to GTA Online is much more stable now that things have settled down. Rockstar claims that Grand Theft Auto Online is now working to its intended capacity and all users should connect just fine, regardless of system.

"Full access has been restored to GTA Online and all services have resumed as normal," Rockstar added.

Unfortunately, I was still unable to connect to GTA Online with my PlayStation 4 as of the publication of this article.

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