Broken Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Finally Receiving Much Needed Updates

After the massively buggy launch of the new Grand Theft Auto trilogy, Rockstar Games is set to release an update to fix those bugs.

By James Brizuela | Updated

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A short time ago, Rockstar Games shocked the gaming world by announcing they were going to be releasing Grand Theft Auto 3, San Andreas, and Vice City into a brand-new updated pack. This new pack would be called Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition. This meant an entire graphic overhaul for current and last-gen consoles. The news made tons of fans happy, as being able to play some of the most heavily revered GTA titles would now be possible on newer consoles and PC. However, the trilogy pack launched with a myriad of issues, causing players to be angered and completely give up on the title. Rockstar has fixed plenty of these issues with several updates but has now announced that new patches are coming next week. The patches being plural indicates that it will likely be several placed into a bigger update. You can read the tweet announcement below:

There are no details yet about what this patch will entail, but it is likely to help in removing the bugs and performance issues that seem to have plagued the launch of this collection. Rockstar has been staggering their updates, by not releasing them all at once for every platform, but this has also caused issues among their fanbase. However, they have also announced that the new patch is going to happen at the same time for all platforms. This is great news for Grand Theft Auto players who haven’t been able to play their copy without issue, and for those who generally must wait longer times than others.

Rockstar is likely considering the absolute messy launch that Cyberpunk 2077 had, and not wanting their game to be so bad as to warrant droves of refunds. This is especially considering how successful the Grand Theft Auto games have been, and how little they have had to deal with issues of this nature. Usually, Rockstar Games pushes their games back to do the necessary work to avoid buggy launches, however, sometimes these things cannot be avoided. The good thing is the game developer seems to be on top of the issues that the GTA collection is experiencing. Hopefully, this new rollout of patches will help to clear some of the deeper issues that players are experiencing. Poor graphics, disappearing bridges, and typographic errors on signs within the games have been some of the bugs the collection has dealt with since its November launch.

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition is out now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Although the bugs have been widespread among all platforms, Rockstar is certainly doing what it can to alleviate the concerns of players who are dedicated to their titles. Sometimes ports for much older games have plenty of issues, and that could be due to the jump in capabilities from the older consoles to the new ones. Especially with that of PC, as PC is the most powerful platform of them all. Don’t worry if you have a copy of the GTA collection, just hold fast until next week and let the patch ease your mind.