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GTA Online patch to fix progression loss is now live

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Grand Theft Auto Online developer Rockstar Games has released the version 1.05 patch for the mode, aiming to fix persistent problems with players losing their progression, the studio announced today.

The patch adds safeguards to prevent the loss of progress, vehicles, mods and GTA$ if the Grand Theft Auto 5 cloud servers suffer an outage. Last Friday, Rockstar said it expected to release the v1.05 update this week. Now that the patch is available, Rockstar will begin to distribute the first payout for its "stimulus package" of 500,000 GTA$.

"We anticipate the GTA$ Stimulus to be distributed in the next couple of days following this title update," reads a post from Rockstar. "The Stimulus will go out over the course of a full day once it's initiated so don't be alarmed if people on your friends list receive it before or later than you do. Enjoy and we certainly appreciate your patience and understanding as we sorted out these remaining issues."

Grand Theft Auto 5 publisher Take-Two Interactive has shipped approximately 29 million units of the open-world game.