Hey guys, I have been playing GTA Online since launch and the game has been okay I guess till now (Patch 1.04). During the time playing GTA Online, I have experienced three highly modified cars being lost and appreciate that R* were giving a stimulus package. With Saturday 20th October, I came online and joined a room which everything was fine, due to not many people in the room I went to select for "find a new session" and appeared in someone else's garage with ridiculously modified high premium car. Finding that strange I then went to search another new session and things were back to normal with my regular cars in my garage and played the game as you would.
That day I came offline doing the procedures with what Rockstar said. (I have done this all the time) to prevent losing my data. Later on, I then returned online and selected "Join GTA Online" finding that it took me to the character selection screen. It displayed the rank on the character but with no 3D character displayed there and all special abilities were blank e.g.. Stealth, Driving. As soon as I saw this, I went back to the single player and tried again, with the same thing happening. I then went to check on the Social Club and all my rank/stats was still there.
I have been speaking to xbox support on this situation, and they have directed me to Rockstar, The only problem is it seems Rockstar does not know what is going on and will not answer on their site. I then gave them a call and they told me "the servers are down" and could not give me any other information on this issue.
Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone know if this will be recovered?
Due to being a high rank and spending a lot of time on this game, with Rockstar only saying they are having problems with the cloud servers, but not mentioning about the recent character loss. It's quite worrying being left out with no information about it. With a game that stores your progress and stats, you should expect them to back up users data.