GTA 5 PC patch reduces CPU usage

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Over the weekend, GTA 5's first PC patch went live—hopefully clearing up a few of the lingering issues that surround the game. Not only does 1.01 fix the infamous Windows special character issue, it reduces the CPU usage of the GTA 5 launcher.

It also paves the way for 'iFruit' PC support. The companion app isn't currently compatible with the PC build, but implementation is clearly planned. It lets you train a dog, or something.

Update: iFruit PC support was added to the app this morning, and can be downloaded through iTunes or Google Play. It still lets you train a dog, or something.

You can see the full patch notes below. Has the patch fixed any issues you've been having?

  • Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high percentage of CPU and sometimes crash
  • Fixed an issue where frame rate would drop when left-clicking the mouse while driving
  • Added a grid to the Golf mini-game to show the topology of the green while putting
  • Fixed an issue where a character’s eyebrows or other facial features could change erroneously when transferred to PC
  • Fixed an issue where a some players were asked to transfer their GTA Online character while a transfer was already in progress
  • YouTube uploads via the Rockstar Editor will now correctly resume if Internet connection is lost during the upload and later restored
  • Fixed a rare issue where the game could crash while using the Rockstar Editor
  • Projects containing deleted clips will now load properly in the Rockstar Editor and warn the player of the missing clips
  • Fixed an issue where birds were not recorded correctly in Rockstar Editor clips
  • Corrected an issue where certain characters in Windows usernames would cause the Launcher to fail to load or other undesired game behavior. For details, see this page.
  • Fixed an issue where players with one garage would not be able to replace an existing vehicle if the garage was full and the new vehicle was purchased from an in-game website
  • Additional fixes to prepare for iFruit support
  • Crew Tire Smoke can no longer be purchased if you are not in a Crew


Phil has been PC gaming since the '90s, when RPGs had dice rolls and open world adventures were weird and French. Now he's the deputy editor of PC Gamer; commissioning features, filling magazine pages, and knowing where the apostrophe goes in '90s. He plays Scout in TF2, and isn't even ashamed.
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