all my over games work fine online. gta 5 is the only one that ever has network issues consistently.
I shouldn't have to go through all of this just to play the game online.
Is that on Playstation 3 / 4 or X-Box 360 / One?
Are the other games peer-to-peer or do you play on dedicated servers?
Have you tried all of the connection tips that R* advise people to try if they have problems connecting to the game/lobbies/etc.?
You should open your ports if you have not done so already or DMZ your console on your router (unless you connect directly to the modem).
I just changed my I.P. address to static yesterday and noticed an immediate increase in the down/upload speeds.
It hasn't meant I don't have any connection issues or that I can join 30 player lobbies / jobs though - the highest number of players in a lobby was 15 or 16 on day one of the game coming out (Tuesday).
I can't find any populated servers. I Can't play with friends nor can I be added to their session. I'm constantly in a server by myself, that is if I'm lucky enough to make it past the unknown network error and timed out screens.
I have contacted my ISP and they have assured me twice there is no problem on my side as far as modem and internet issues go. I have gone out of my way to purchase an Ethernet cable to test if it was an issue with my WiFi. The problem still persists.
I have gone through all the troubleshooting guides and I've scoured the internet looking for a solution. Turns out I'm not the only one with the same exact problem. I've unlinked my social club account and even made a new account to link it to.
To clarify, this problem originally occurred to me on my Xbox 360. I have since upgraded to the Xbox one and thought the problem would be a thing of the past. So now with gta online for Xbox one, I noticed the same exact problem. I can't find any servers, can't find any games or races, can't join my friends/they can't join me, unknown network errors, timed out and I've literally even had it boot me from Xbox live, something I've read that's happened to other users as well.
I've tried just about everything. Only thing I haven't done is gotten a new modem, which again was confirmed to be in working order. I will sit at a loading screen for nearly 5 minutes until it either loads me in a ghost server or times out. I've tried switching my aim, I've tried characters. I just don't know what else to do
Since getting GTA5 on the PS3 and playing Online, I think I have tried about everything to help with my connection.
All the advice from the O.P. and R*, etc.
I also bought a new router, I was getting drop-outs on our internet connection, so bought a new router and that solved the problem - quite a cheap one as well (TP Link).
We have wireless internet that comes from a transmitter, it isn't fibre-optic. It is supposed to get 20Mbps download (no upload speed advertised) but the best I was getting on www.speedtest.net was about 14 or 15Mbps down-load and 2Mbps up-load with a ping of just over 100ms.
I just checked it just now and it came back with the best result ever 21Mbps down/3.5Mbps up-load with a ping of 21ms?!
I will now do the internet test to check on the PS4 and see what speed it comes up with - 12.7 down / 1.5 up.
I went into a few matches/races and the most number of players was 6!