Rockstar Games is performing server maintenance on April 27. Updated. See below.
In case you are wondering why you cannot play Grand Theft Auto Online. The Grand Theft Auto Online servers are down right now. Rockstar Games is performing server maintenance from 1am to 6am ET today, April 27. The scheduled service maintenance statement says:
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"We will be performing scheduled online service maintenance this Wednesday, April 27 starting at 1:00 AM EDT and lasting for approximately 5 hours. During this time the Grand Theft Auto Online servers will be unavailable. Rockstargames.com and rockstargames.com/support will remain up but login will be down periodically. Please stay tuned to this page, which will be updated when the maintenance is finished. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience."
Based on the schedule, the servers should be back online in 2 hours. Update: it is 6:30am ET and the Grand Theft Auto Online servers are still offline. The support ticket has not been updated an the GTA Online status page still shows all services offline.
You can check the online status of the Grand Theft Auto Online servers here.
Grand Theft Auto V is getting dated. Rockstar has released the game in 2013, but the continued popularity of GTA Online is apparently holding Grand Theft Auto 6 back.