Rockstar has provided an update on the issues affecting GTA V players via the Rockstar Games Support site.
Here you can view a dedicated article listing out the most common technical issues being reported.
Things are changing and developing frequently but here are some latest updates as of this afternoon:
- For PlayStation 3 users, a PlayStation Network server issue was detected that was limiting the amount of possible concurrent users. This was preventing most players from accessing GTA Online altogether and as of this morning, that problem was resolved.
- There is an issue that is preventing some players from getting through the first tutorial mission across both platforms. Many players have been able to get through this with repeated retries, and Rokstar are working on unblocking this for everyone as soon as possible.
- This morning, Rockstar experienced some instability across the GTA Online services which is affecting even people who have progressed beyond the tutorial mission. It is identifying these issues now and working to restore stability for users as soon as possible.
- For the time being and until Rockstar have been able to get everybody access to GTA Online and things are running smoothly, it has disabled the option of purchasable GTA$ cash packs. Players can however keep on earning GTA$ by pulling off Jobs and other profitable gameplay activities rather than purchasing cash packs.
You can keep updated on these and other common issues by subscribing to the GTA Online Launch Status Rockstar Support article at http://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/200426246-GTA-Online-Launch-Status-Latest-Updates