If you are a regular GTA Online player, it’s time to go out with friends for a day.
In order to keep the servers healthy and keep the experience good, Rockstar will be temporarily shutting them down for maintenance for a day starting tonight. During this time, you will not be able to access GTA Online.
Rockstar has just announced the maintenance window on the official newswire and it reads:
Grand Theft Auto Online will be down for maintenance beginning tonight at 9PM Eastern Time through tomorrow, Thursday January 16th. We expect to be back up within 24 hours. Apologies for the inconvenience.
When the servers go down tonight i.e. Wednesday, January 15 at 9PM Eastern Time, the game will not be accessible until 9PM the next day i.e. Thursday, January 16.
Rockstar Games has been battling issues ranging from bugs and glitches to exploits and hacks since the day GTA Online was released in the open market.
Only recently, a new patch was added to the game that was supposed to take care of the cash exploits.