GTA IV gets new patch six years after release, fixes major issues

It’s no secret that Rockstar have enjoyed an incredible amount of success with the longevity of GTA 5. Still, they’re still supporting a previous title. GTA 4 was released way back in 2008, but has recently received its first patch in six years.


The patch, which seems to improve performance for PC gamers is detailed here. It mainly just optimizes the game for use with Windows 8, 8. and 10.

We’ve broken down the essentials below of some of the fixes you’ll find:

  • Added error code “WTV270” to indicate a problem with connecting to Windows Live Sign in Assistant / Games for Windows Live Servers.
  • Added Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 to compatible OS check.
  • Added Display Controller image in Controller Configuration.
  • Fixed a bug which made completing “Out of Commission” mission impossible when frame rate exceeds 60fps.
  • Fixed a bug with the “Resource Usage” indicator on graphics cards with more than 2GB of VRAM.
  • Fixed a bug that restricted settings changes when using modern video cards.
  • Fixed a bug with the map crosshair on certain resolutions.
  • Fixed a bug with text scrolling in “Brief” Menu.
  • Fixed “drawlist overflow” crash.
  • Minor performance optimizations
Source: GRAND THEFT AUTO IV - Screenshots: PC Screens

Source: GRAND THEFT AUTO IV – Screenshots: PC Screens

Some of these fixes are long overdue, but it’s still nice to see Rockstar finding some time amidst their busy development schedule to make sure their PC players are taken care of. Better late than never. It’s rare to see a game get an update like this so many years later, especially when there’s already a new entry in the sequel.

This will create some goodwill among fans, but it’ll also remind others about these issues in the first place.

Question for the PC gamers out there: Is this update going to get you playing GTA IV again?