GTA V is seven years old, but its huge online community has kept the game alive and booming.
Hence, you can imagine how much desperation a GTA Online bug causes …
The “Required files” error keeps coming up, but luckily there is a solution.
Files Required Error
If you are on this page fear not as you have encountered a very common GTA Online error.
The error message is: “Files required to play GTA Online could not be downloaded from Rockstar Games Service. Please return to Grand Theft Auto V and try again later. “
This error is usually due to Rockstar’s scheduled or unplanned server maintenance. This means that Rockstar probably doesn’t want players to access the game at this point.
But some handy folks on Reddit seem to have found a way around the error message …
How to Fix Required Files Error
This particular error requires a different approach depending on whether you are a PC or console gamer.
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For PC gamers, all you need to do is go to your Windows firewall settings.
The firewall settings are usually in the control panel. Go to advanced settings, click “Outbound Rules” and make sure that GTA5.exe is not blocked.
If it’s blocked, all you have to do is right-click and select “Allow”.
For console gamers, the update is a bit more complex as you may need to change your DNS settings.
The ideal DNS settings for GTA Online servers are:
- Primary 22.214.171.124
- Secondary 126.96.36.199
Adjust your DNS settings manually Xbox One, go to Home screen, then the settings, network and then Advanced settings.
You can walk into yours from here DNS settings and select Manualto change the settings manually.
You can also change your DNS settings PS4.
Of the Home screen, go to the settings, then network and then Set up internet connection.
In this menu, press Choose your connection type, go for Custom installation and then select Automatic IP address settings.
Choose DHCP host name “Do not specify” and then finally go to you DNS settings and Choose manually.
If your problem persists, you may contact Rockstar Support.
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