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Since GTA V launched around two weeks ago, gamers have spent little time in the real world and a lot of time in Los Santos and Blaine County.

Rockstar games have made a cool $1 billion in the first three days alone and since then, we’ve been eager to get our hands on GTA Online.

Styled as a separate entity to GTA V, GTA Online is more or less an MMO set in the Grand Theft Auto world.

Online should be unlocked for most gamers at some stage today, but be wary as a recent post from Rockstar on their Newswire warn that they’re excepting a few hiccups.

The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on tuning the experience as it goes from internal testing to the reality of being played by tons of people in the real world so that all the usual teething problems for an online game are overcome. We hope it will all run incredibly smoothly, but please bear with us if it doesn’t, and help us fix any and all problems!

Grand Theft Auto Online should unlock for players via a title update at 7am EST today, which is around midday for us.

While it is possible for players to purchase in game dollars with real world cash, Rockstar have said that they’ve made great effort to make the world balanced and fair.

To allay some concerns we’ve heard on this subject, we can assure you that the game is designed such that the option of purchasable GTA$ should not disrupt the playing field – and there are a few mechanics in place to help ensure that. All players still have to rank up with Reputation Points (RP) in order to get access to purchase high-end items. No one can begin GTA Online and simply spend a lot of money out of the gate to get a leg up. You will have to earn your stripes and play to unlock access to the aspirational clothes, guns and other items.

Once you download the title update, all you’ve gotta do is select your Online character via the character selection wheel, just like you would switch between Trevor, Michael and Franklin.

Then choose your characters parents and traits which will determine how your character looks and their starting stats.

Rockstar Games Newswire

Rockstar Games Newswire (Updated)

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