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Rockstar Games Fixes Character Transfer for Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 and Xbox One

 Imponte Duke O’Death (Image by Rockstar Games)

Returning GTA V players can use their online characters and unlock this Imponte Duke O’Death vehicle on next-gen consoles. (Image by Rockstar Games)

Everyone can now come back to the online world of Los Santos.

Grand Theft Auto V released Nov. 18 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but some players weren’t able to transfer over their online character data from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. Those who hadn’t played Grand Theft Auto V online since 2013 were unable to bring over their character to the new version, instead receiving the error message, “No previous Grand Theft Auto Online data is associated with your Social Club account.”

Rockstar Games resolved the issue on Wednesday with a patch for GTA V on PS4 and Xbox One. Now all returning players can continue where they left off with their unlocked weapons, items, money and progress from Grand Theft Auto Online.

PS3 data can be transferred to the Xbox One and vice versa across all platforms but character progress isn’t shared between the different GTA versions. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions released on Sept. 17, 2013. Grand Theft Auto Online launched Oct. 1 2013 as a free update to the base game.

Up to 30 players can now participate in the online mode, increased from the 16 player limit in the original version. Next-gen versions also come with all the available GTA Online downloadable content released so far.

Grand Theft Auto V on next-gen consoles adds an all-new first-person mode. New weapons and more detailed visual effects, including more traffic, wildlife and even better-looking grass, are all part of the updated GTA V. More music for the PS4 and Xbox One versions is also added to the game’s original soundtrack, with 162 new songs across the 17 different radio stations. Previous GTA V players can also get exclusive cars, new weapons like the rail gun and hatchet, races and a side mission for Michael, among other bonuses.

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V will release on Jan. 27, 2015.

Watch the trailer for the new versions:

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