Rockstar Games has announced that it will officially implement a mod from t0st. The adjustment ensures that the loading times of GTA Online will be much shorter. The t0st fix will be implemented in an upcoming update.
Github user tostercx, better known as t0st, shared a blog post explaining how to reduce GTA Online loading times by 70%. The adjustment meant that players did not have to wait six minutes but 50 seconds in a loading screen.
T0st shared the fix but warned that it is not officially supported at this time and is “not for casual use.” It was also stated that “this problem would take no more than a day for one Rockstar developer to resolve.”
Rockstar got wind of the situation and confirmed to PC Gamer that t0st’s solution did indeed work. Also, it indicated that there would be an update that will apply this solution in the PC version of the game.
“After an in-depth investigation, we can confirm that what t0st did indeed improve some of the code for GTA Online load times on PC. As a result of the investigation, we made some tweaks that will be made in an upcoming update.”
Rockstar has not yet announced when the fix will be officially available. However, the developer has indicated that it has been in contact with t0st, and the company has thanked him for the effort he put into finding the fix. In response, t0st made it clear that he received $ 10,000 from Rockstar. That amount is part of the Bug Bounty program. Normally, these amounts go to people who find bugs in the security of online games. This was a special case, so Rockstar made “an exception” to pay tribute to t0st’s work.