Grand Theft Auto Online cash packs disabled due to launch issues

Unsurprisingly, Grand Theft Auto Online launched with a boatload of issues. A massive game with a massive online offering was bound to have a number of issues at launch. Until these problems are fixed, Rockstar has announced it is disabling the ability to purchase cash packs for the game.

"For the time being and until we have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly, we have disabled the option of purchasable GTA$ cash packs," Rockstar told fans. "Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off Jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs."

On PS3, a PlayStation Network server issue was "limiting the amount of possible concurrent users," an issue that has since been rectified. However, there are still other problems Rockstar is currently taking care of. Via Rockstar Newswire:

There is an issue that is preventing some players from getting through the first tutorial mission across both platforms. Many players have been able to get through this with repeated retries, and we are working on unblocking this for everyone as soon as possible.

This morning, we experienced some instability across the GTA Online services which is affecting even people who have progressed beyond the tutorial mission. We are identifying these issues now and are working to restore stability for users as soon as possible.

These and other issues are currently being tracked on Rockstar's support site. You'll also be able to subscribe to the page to get alerts on when updates happen.