November 21, 2021

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition Gets Its First Major Update

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition has released its first major update and it provides fixes for Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

As detailed by Rockstar, these fixes include everything from "holes in the map" to "issues with character models in cutscenes" to the shockingly awful "issue with rain visual effects" in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

As of this writing, the update is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. We will update this story when it is released for Nintendo Switch and PC.

This is all part of Rockstar's plan to improve the quality of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition as, according to them, "the updated versions of these classic games did not launch in a state that meets our own standards of quality, or the standards our fans have come to expect."

Additionally, Rockstar has gifted everyone who owns Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition on PC the classic PC versions of Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as another way to make up for the problems. It has also made these classic versions available, once again, on the Rockstar Store as a bundle.

These issues were noticed quickly after launch, and they included quality concerns, Switch-specific problems, troubles with the Rockstar Launcher, missing elements, so much more.

In our review of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, we said it this collection is "defective, disappointing, and surprisingly disrespectful to three classic games and their many legions of fans."

You can see a full list of the changes included in Title Update 1.02 below;

General – All Platforms

Fixed multiple localization issues Fixed multiple instances of missing or misaligned collision Fixed multiple instances of holes in the map Fixed multiple instances of incorrect or misplaced textures Fixed multiple instances of the camera clipping through objects Fixed multiple instances of incorrect subtitles being displayed Fixed multiple instances of incorrect help text being displayed Fixed multiple instances of misplaced objects Fixed multiple instances of issues with character models in cutscenesFixed multiple instances of audio lines being skipped, delayed, or repeated

Grand Theft Auto III – The Definitive Edition

Fixed issues with blurry camera cuts and transitions during Grand Theft Aero cutsceneFixed an issue where Pay ‘N’ Spray doors were closed preventing the player from being able to enter Fixed an issue where game stalls and props pop into the Gone Fishing cutscene Fixed an issue where the player would fail the mission The Thieves with a message “A thief’s dead” after the cutscene plays Fixed an issue with failing the mission Last Requests due to Asuka falling out of the boat Fixed an issue with a missing GPS route when driving Curly Bob in a Taxi during the mission Cutting The GrassFixed an issue where the damage meter is not displaying correctly in the mission Escort Service Fixed an issue with a hole in the map that allowed players to access Staunton Island early Fixed an issue with Claude floating in the cutscene for the mission Big ‘n’ Veiny Fixed an issue where character models were not animating during the cutscene for the mission Luigi’s Girls Fixed an issue where character models were not animation during the cutscene for the mission Give me Liberty Fixed an issue where the player can boost their running speed by quickly swapping through weapons Fixed an issue where the game would crash when entering a vehicle after completing Triad War (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) Fixed an issue where the achievement “Disposing of the Evidence” does not unlock after completing the Dead Skunk in the Trunk Mission (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City – The Definitive Edition

Fixed an issue where players were unable to rotate the camera up or down while driving at high speeds Fixed an issue with Firetruck lights flashing inconsistent colorsFixed an issue with GPS route display during the mission AutocideFixed an issue where Pay ‘N’ Spray doors were closed preventing the player from being able to enterFixed an issue with multiple GPS routes appearing during the missions Gun Runner and Psycho KillerFixed an issue with the Hit Rate UI not displaying correctly during the mission Gun RunnerFixed an issue with peds incorrectly appearing in the cutscene for the mission The ChaseFixed an issue with Tommy Vercetti’s character model going into a T-Pose during the cutscene for In the BeginningFixed an issue with changes to language settings not being retained after a reboot (Nintendo Switch)Fixed an issue where the game would crash when switching from TV mode to table mode during the loading screenFixed an issue where the prompt “Error: Out of video memory trying to allocate a texture! Make sure your video card has the minimum required memory, try lowering the resolution” appears while exploring the North Point Mall (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) Fixed an issue with the camera popping during the cutscene for the mission All Hands on Deck (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – The Definitive Edtion

Fixed an issue with rain visual effectsFixed an issue with the camera spinning around quickly when finishing or failing Blood BowlFixed an issue where the camera is incorrectly positioned when returning to gameplay after finding Sweet in the mission Reuniting the Families Fixed an issue where a bridge in Flint County is invisibleFixed an issue where players can equip weapons while swimming which can cause issues with the weapons clipping through the character’s bodyFixed an issue where incorrect help text was displayed for swimming Fixed an issue where the results screen was appearing at the start of Bike School – Jump and Stoppie Fixed an issue with grey pedestrians appearing around the Willowfield and Playa del Seville areaFixed an issue with a pedestrian looking partially translucent in the Just Business cutscene Fixed an issue with the legal text not being displayed correctly Fixed an issue with Enforcer lights not flashingFixed an issue with players not being able to kill Paul and Maccer before triggering the cutscene for the mission Don PeyoteFixed an issue where the mid-mission cutscene would start then fade to black before restarting again during the mission Sayonara SalvatoreFixed an issue where the game would restart from the beginning when selecting to retry from the last checkpoint on the Mission High Stakes, Low RiderFixed an issue with an invincible enemy during the mission Los Desperados Fixed an issue with incorrect inverted controls when swimming underwater when setting them to either on or offFixed an issue with the aiming sensitivity for the Pistol Ammu-Nation Challenge Fixed an issue where progress is blocked due to Sweet being killed prematurely during the mission The Green Sabre Fixed an issue where the help text does not disappear which ends up blocking the muscle stat from showing it increasing at any Gym Fixed an issue with the incorrect time being displayed when collecting rings during the BMX or NRG-500 ChallengesFixed an issue with the camera warping during the In the Beginning cutsceneFixed an issue where some character models were not animating during some cutscenesFixed an issue with the player getting stuck behind the Cluckin’ Bell counter (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)Fixed an issue where Police Officers can be seen floating before a police car spawns during the Reuniting the Families cutscene (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) Fixed an issue with pedestrian weapon accuracy (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One)

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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