GTA V Online patch addresses framerate woes, but breaks mods

Rockstar has released a new PC patch to address the framerates issues plaguing Grand Theft Auto V Online since the release on the Ill-Gotten Gains DLC.

“We also received some reports linking decreased performance when using Story Mode mods to TU 1.28,” said Rockstar. “As mentioned previously, we are not actively targeting players using mods in Story Mode, nor are we explicitly implementing protections against them in-game.”

The 91 MB patch is available now but if you download it, be mindful that it may negatively affect any story mode mods (including that kick-ass Just Cause 2-esque grappling hook).

Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. However, as a reminder, mods are still unauthorized and as such, Title Updates may cause Story Mode mods to behave in unexpected ways because they are not supported or tested, and players run them at their own risk.

Talking of mods: we recently told you to be wary of GTA V mod links. If you’ve downloaded either the Angry Planes or NoClip mod for Grand Theft Auto V, check out the GTAForums for instructions on how to check for — and remove — viruses.

Don’t forget: all this week you’ll be able to pick up cash boosts and double RP on a host of activities and challenges, including the Humane Labs Raid.

Are the framerate drops severe enough to sacrifice your favourite mods?

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Vikki Blake