GTA 4 Social Club Problems Fixed with New PC Patch

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 15:37
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Players have been plagued by GTA 4 Social Club problems in recent days, but it looks like Rockstar Games has finally got a handle on the problem with a brand-new patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam.

Here's the recap: back in March 2020, GTA 4 finally ditched Games for Windows Live on Steam and fully switched over to the Rockstar Social Club. There wasn't much in the way of problems until a few days ago when the Rockstar Social Club Error Code 1001 popped up and prevented players from playing the game at all.

Rockstar reportedly provided a temporary fix that required players to set their computer's system clock to an earlier date. That temporary fix is now no longer necessary — users on the game's Steam Community forums are reporting that a 426.3 MB patch updated and fixed the error. According to @SteamGamesPC on Twitter, this also was the patch that brought back many of the game's missing songs.

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Is This the End of GTA 4 Social Club Problems?

Plenty of people who have been recently enjoying GTA 4 are probably quite happy to see the death of Error Code 1001, but will this be the end of GTA 4 Social Club Problems?

Speaking from experience, I've had my fair share of issues with the Rockstar Social Club back when I was more involved with GTA 5. The service hasn't been without its problems even recently; Rockstar's official launcher and associated Social Club app had a bunch of issues back in May after GTA 5 was given away on the Epic Games Store, an extremely popular giveaway that was followed by other big-budget games like Civilization 6.

Rockstar Games hasn't mentioned what the problem was in the first place; here's hoping that the 400ish MB patch has put these problems to bed for good.

Did you encounter Error Code 1001 when you've been recently trying to play GTA 4? What problems have you had with the Rockstar Social Club in the past? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!