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KingBen

Has anyone found a way to get a solo session?

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KingBen

There’s so many annoying players I’d love to be able to have a session alone until they release PvE rooms. Anyone know?

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ytowntuneup

You could try resetting your MTU settings to 800 if you have a PS4. Did that on GTAO for the cargo missions....

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Iash91

It came up as an option for me once I disconnected - but it was actually my internet playing up. 

 

Firstly it disconnected me from the server, threw me back into the menu for single player and online, but there wasn’t all those ‘free roam, large battle’ etc options. It simply said something along the lines of ‘free roam just for (username)’ or something. So try disconnecting your internet then going to the online menu.

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I haven't found a way but it happened itself for me. I found myself as only one in the whole entire dead lobby, many times. Probably my internet

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djb204

Easy..... Look for a side mission on you map that says (STRANGER). Go do that mission and BOOM. Your now in a private session.

 

NOTE: This only works with missions that say “STRANGER”. There are only a handful of side missions in the game, so once you interact with a stranger mission, it will reveal that strangers name on the map (no longer saying stranger). Only the side missions that say STRANGER will place you in a private session. All side missions that you have previously interacted with will not. (They now have names)

 

Once you’ve interacted with every side mission (revealing the strangers names), you will no longer be able to get into private sessions this way.

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Bakkerbaard

Way back in RDR1 days I was unable to get populated sessions, save a slect few occasions. I was able to invite my then brother in law into a session though.

This was before I learned about NAT types and I found out, by sheer luck I think, that my NAT type was set to 3, which was apparantly a bad thing.

 

I haven't tried it now, as by some sort of voodoo spell, people have been bothering me less and less, but I do still wonder if switching NAT types would work. Anyone have a go at that yet?

The MTU trick (set it to 700, maybe a different number works) doesn't work for me anymore.

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KingBen

Thanks everyone!

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Lonely-Martin
1 hour ago, djb204 said:

Easy..... Look for a side mission on you map that says (STRANGER). Go do that mission and BOOM. Your now in a private session.

 

NOTE: This only works with missions that say “STRANGER”. There are only a handful of side missions in the game, so once you interact with a stranger mission, it will reveal that strangers name on the map (no longer saying stranger). Only the side missions that say STRANGER will place you in a private session. All side missions that you have previously interacted with will not. (They now have names)

 

Once you’ve interacted with every side mission (revealing the strangers names), you will no longer be able to get into private sessions this way.

This didn't work for me, lol. I got pounded by 4 players while as a postman. Was a new stranger to begin with of course. And the session had many in it.

 

Regardless, whatever does prove to work, I'm jumping on that for sure. I don't want to cheat and won't load my bank or RP, but if I can control it my end to get the poison out, be sure I will gladly break this game to do so. 

 

Must offer PvE sessions, or the game loses many players.

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djb204
2 minutes ago, Lonely-Martin said:

This didn't work for me, lol. I got pounded by 4 players while as a postman. Was a new stranger to begin with of course. And the session had many in it.

 

Regardless, whatever does prove to work, I'm jumping on that for sure. I don't want to cheat and won't load my bank or RP, but if I can control it my end to get the poison out, be sure I will gladly break this game to do so. 

 

Must offer PvE sessions, or the game loses many players.

Sorry to hear about the outcome of your postman mission lol, this method does work though. It worked for me. I wonder if postman missions are in a category all their own?

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Lonely-Martin
3 minutes ago, djb204 said:

Sorry to hear about the outcome of your postman mission lol, this method does work though. It worked for me. I wonder if postman missions are in a category all their own?

I've no clues, but will try again. If I get a solo, I'll become one that leaves his PS4 on 24/7 though, lol.

 

Hugely appreciate this info though, literal gold for me. :)

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ZOMars

Today I've had lobbies with only 4-5 people in and one time when i declined to join public event in a full lobby, i was suddenly throwed in a solo session😧 Spend quite a long time hunting all by myself. Really wierd, no luck repeating this though.

Related to server/connection issues maybe. 

 

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E•MO•TION

I haven’t tried it yet, but would overwhelming my internet connection with like... multiple 4K videos help? It’s annoying, but it’s the only way I could play the newer GTA Online updates.

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Qbert

Why would you want a solo session? Kind of defeats the purpose of it being multiplayer or online 

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Lonely-Martin
6 minutes ago, Qbert said:

Why would you want a solo session? Kind of defeats the purpose of it being multiplayer or online 

It's Red Dead Online, not multiplayer.

 

And it's not that I want a solo lobby, it's just the only way to remove the poison out there from some that look to ruin what should just be a fun game. If they give PvE lobbies, this  will not be needed.

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Qbert

Yeah there are a lot of idiots on here but you can avoid most of them. I always look on my map to see where everyone's at and not go there but unfortunately you never really rid yourself completely of them 

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Revrico

I've had good luck after coming off an on call story mission since all my stranger missions are done. Not every time, but a lot. Very disappointed that NAT test doesn't work anymore on Xbox. 

 

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God-eater

I've gotten them by doing story missions, but only the ones where I start it myself from the blip, so that's a limited option. 

 

Also got some by just waiting everyone out, ie stay in the session long enough that everyone else leaves. 

 

A good tip for getting some personal space that I read here is to decide which state you want to go to, then use the online menu to join a session on the other side of the map (eg you want to be in New Austin, so join a session in Lemoyne). The area you spawn into will be packed with players, but the place you want to go will be deserted. Added bonus is your camp will likely spawn in the state you're going to (since it seems to spawn as far away from you as possible - I landed in Gaptooth Ridge once and my camp was on the east cost north of St Denis. Took me several minutes to even find it on the map).

 

I tell ya, if we don't get PvE or at least Invite-only lobbies this game will lose players faster than The Division (and R*, just ask Ubisoft how players feel about forced PvP).

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Tha-Jamz
7 hours ago, Bakkerbaard said:

Way back in RDR1 days I was unable to get populated sessions, save a slect few occasions. I was able to invite my then brother in law into a session though.

This was before I learned about NAT types and I found out, by sheer luck I think, that my NAT type was set to 3, which was apparantly a bad thing.

 

I haven't tried it now, as by some sort of voodoo spell, people have been bothering me less and less, but I do still wonder if switching NAT types would work. Anyone have a go at that yet?

The MTU trick (set it to 700, maybe a different number works) doesn't work for me anymore.

I dont think the MTU trick worrks, ive tryed many different MTU settings, nothing, nada, niente...

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ALifeOfMisery

MTU doesn't work, at least not for me, 8ve tested it fairly extensively.

 

Stranger missions have been a mixed bag, some have worked, others haven't.

 

I've found that going AFK in a store or the stables, for a decent amount of time, like 30 minutes or so, has worked multiple times for me.

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Next-Gen Vercettis

I was having success by starting a stranger mission (named or not) up until 2 days ago. It started happening every few missions around 2 days into the beta and eventually would work without fail. Once, I even loaded a new session (first of the day) with a marker just a 30 second sprint away. The session emptied as soon as I started it. 

 

I have a feeling something has been done to stop this happening. My theory being if part of the beta is stress testing the servers, they're not learning anything if everyone ends up alone in a session after starting a stranger mission. 

 

@ALifeOfMisery

Going to try different AFK scenarios today and see if I can find something that consistently works. Time out is around 15 minutes I think, are you rubber banding? Tried this in camp once because I thought I would be safe from other players but character wandered too far away after a few minutes lol. 

 

ETA: Started a stranger mission in New Austin (at Lake Don Julio) that triggered a cut scene. When that finished and mission started I was alone. And still am after finishing mission. It was showing as a stranger as Djb204 mentioned. I don't think I have seen a named one trigger a cut scene. 

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ALifeOfMisery
25 minutes ago, Next-Gen Vercettis said:

@ALifeOfMisery

Going to try different AFK scenarios today and see if I can find something that consistently works. Time out is around 15 minutes I think, are you rubber banding? Tried this in camp once because I thought I would be safe from other players but character wandered too far away after a few minutes lol

Yeah I have been rubber banding. 

 

Got the first solo lobby by accident, another player was camping Valentine stable so I thought "f*ck it, I'll go eat and have a smoke, let the f*cker wait", rubber banded, came back half an hour later and left the stable to an empty lobby, that stayed empty for over an hour until I had to stop playing.

 

I thought there might be something to it, so every chance that organically presented itself after that initial time, instead of turning the game off while I eat or have to take a work call, I rubber band in the nearest store.

 

I've had 4 or 5 empty lobbies out of maybe 8 - 10 attempts. So there's definitely something there, at present, but I haven't tested enough to find out whether or not something foolproof and consistent can be made out of it.

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Lonely-Martin
8 hours ago, Qbert said:

Yeah there are a lot of idiots on here but you can avoid most of them. I always look on my map to see where everyone's at and not go there but unfortunately you never really rid yourself completely of them 

Invite/crew sessions wil simple remove every single arsehole with intent. And playing paranoid by always looking at the minimap just doesn't do it for me.

 

I get the point, interact. With posse/invite sessions, I certainly will.

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dragosani00
2 hours ago, Next-Gen Vercettis said:

@ALifeOfMisery

Going to try different AFK scenarios today and see if I can find something that consistently works. Time out is around 15 minutes I think, are you rubber banding? Tried this in camp once because I thought I would be safe from other players but character wandered too far away after a few minutes lol. 

 

 

I have found you can AFK and not get timed out by going to a butcher and interacting with him, your cores/stats still go down so you need to eat if you've been AFK for a while but you don't get timed out and booted off - at least not on XBox. You and your horse if nearby are also passive to other players so safe from getting spawn killed. Haven't tried it with any other storeholder thought.

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BOOGIEMAN219

Hoping solo sessions are a thing of the past, especially in the next GTAO.

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Lonely-Martin

I misread, but players should choose their way.

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Lord_Braggy
55 minutes ago, BOOGIEMAN219 said:

Hoping solo sessions are a thing of the past, especially in the next GTAO.

👎

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Smokewood
21 hours ago, KingBen said:

There’s so many annoying players I’d love to be able to have a session alone until they release PvE rooms. Anyone know?

Yes, It's called story mode.

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Lonely-Martin
36 minutes ago, Smokewood said:

Yes, It's called story mode.

*facepalm ^

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Smokewood
47 minutes ago, Lonely-Martin said:

*facepalm ^

It's true though...

Don't want to deal with the cesspool? Want to enjoy RPG elements like hair growth and weight gain?

Story Mode

 

I too want a PvE experience online, but if they don't do it... i'm happy with story mode.

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Lonely-Martin
2 minutes ago, Smokewood said:

It's true though...

Don't want to deal with the cesspool? Want to enjoy RPG elements like hair growth and weight gain?

Story Mode

 

I too want a PvE experience online, but if they don't do it... i'm happy with story mode.

Red Dead Online, not Red Dead Multiplayer.

 

Many solo activities bring solo players dude.

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