Grand Theft Auto Online launches around 4AM on October 1

Grand Theft Auto Online launches tomorrow as a free update. But, when will it be available?

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Grand Theft Auto Online launches tomorrow as a free update. But, when will it be available? According to Rockstar, they expect the title update to be available on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live "starting around 7AM ET" (4AM PT). Of course, it being a massively-anticipated launch, we wouldn't be surprised if there are some hiccups once the multiplayer mode actually launches.

Before Grand Theft Auto Online begins, however, Rockstar wanted to clarify their position on the mode's microtransactions. While it's true that players will be able to buy GTA$ with real money, "no one can begin GTA Online and simply spend a lot of money out of the gate to get a leg up," the company says in an official post. While the cash will come in handy in buying items, unlocking them is another deal. "You will have to earn your stripes and play to unlock access to the aspirational clothes, guns and other items."

Finally, GTAO takes place "a few months prior to the events of Grand Theft Auto 5's single player story." Good to know, especially if you've played through one of the game's many endings.

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    September 30, 2013 5:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Grand Theft Auto Online launches around 4AM on October 1.

    Grand Theft Auto Online launches tomorrow as a free update. But, when will it be available?

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      September 30, 2013 5:21 PM

      tomorrow evening should be interesting

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      September 30, 2013 5:28 PM

      So who's daddy is gonna be Trevor?

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      September 30, 2013 5:32 PM

      I hope you can customize more vehicles, I just tried with a 4 wheeler only to see you couldn't... what? why not? It let me do a moped for gosh sakes.

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        September 30, 2013 5:40 PM

        I wanna put spinning rims on my jets

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          September 30, 2013 7:24 PM

          I'd rather have the non spinners, I seen those on a car and looked pretty cool when they started going.

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        September 30, 2013 7:55 PM

        I hope saving vehicles actually works.

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      September 30, 2013 7:03 PM

      Oh this is just the online component to GTA V ? I thought this was a seperate game entirely, like an MMO or something. that's disappointing =(((

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      September 30, 2013 7:28 PM

      I hate slow internet and work at 8, please dont be too liberal with "around"

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      September 30, 2013 7:49 PM

      Right. At the EXACT same time BF4 beta launches.

      Man WTF is wrong with these people?

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        September 30, 2013 8:09 PM

        The lead developers of each game had a tie during a BJJ match so they made a parlay to settle the bet.

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        September 30, 2013 8:32 PM

        BF4 is 4AM Eastern (ie: 1AM Pacific) and GTAO is 4AM Pacific (7AM Eastern) , I believe. I may be wrong.

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      September 30, 2013 9:39 PM

      well well well lookie here, government shutdown has given me some free time to play some GTA5 Online tomorrow. hells yes! Thank the republicans!!!

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      October 1, 2013 2:07 AM

      Under two hours to go.

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        October 1, 2013 6:36 AM

        Doesn't work. Three hours now first mission bugged and now says rockstar cloud is down.

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          October 1, 2013 6:47 AM

          Yup. At least I got my character created!

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