Grand Theft Auto 5 PC gets CPU-reducing patch

It's almost a week after Grand Theft Auto 5 was released on PC, and Rockstar Games has already released the first patch for the game over the weekend.


Grand Theft Auto 5 was released last week on the PC, and over the weekend, Rockstar Games has already supplied its customers with the title’s first patch.

Patch 1.01 includes a number of improvements, which includes a fix for the special character issue players ran into when attempting to save their data, iFruit PC support, and reducing CPU usage of the game’s launcher. Some other notable improvements includes fixing a frame rate issue when left-clicking the mouse while driving, YouTube uploads resuming if the Internet connection is lost and then restored, and changes to the Rockstar Editor.

Here’s the full list of patch notes:

  • Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high percentage of CPU and sometimes crash
  • Fixed an issue where frame rate would drop when left-clicking the mouse while driving
  • Added a grid to the Golf mini-game to show the topology of the green while putting
  • Fixed an issue where a character’s eyebrows or other facial features could change erroneously when transferred to PC
  • Fixed an issue where a some players were asked to transfer their GTA Online character while a transfer was already in progress
  • YouTube uploads via the Rockstar Editor will now correctly resume if Internet connection is lost during the upload and later restored
  • Fixed a rare issue where the game could crash while using the Rockstar Editor
  • Projects containing deleted clips will now load properly in the Rockstar Editor and warn the player of the missing clips
  • Fixed an issue where birds were not recorded correctly in Rockstar Editor clips
  • Corrected an issue where certain characters in Windows usernames would cause the Launcher to fail to load or other undesired game behavior. For details, see this page.
  • Fixed an issue where players with one garage would not be able to replace an existing vehicle if the garage was full and the new vehicle was purchased from an in-game website
  • Additional fixes to prepare for iFruit support
  • Crew Tire Smoke can no longer be purchased if you are not in a Crew

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