Fix: GTA 5 Crashing on Xbox Series X and S

Grand Theft Auto V is one of the action-adventure video games that has finally arrived for Xbox Series X & Series S consoles officially. Although it’s one of the critically acclaimed open-world titles, it seems that some Xbox console users aren’t happy with the performance or gaming experience whatsoever. Some reports are coming out that the GTA 5 game is Crashing on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles during the startup or even while gameplay.

Now, if you’re also one of the victims to encounter such an issue then you can follow this troubleshooting guide completely. Generally, we can see startup crashing issues on Windows PCs but it seems that Xbox console users are also facing a similar kind of issue. Unlike the Windows platform, there aren’t too many workarounds available for Xbox Series X|S users. However, there are a couple of workarounds mentioned below that should gonna help you out.

Fix: GTA 5 Crashing on Xbox Series X and S

Fix: GTA 5 Crashing on Xbox Series X and S

In most scenarios, issues with the game version or system software or even issues with the installed game files may cause trouble. It’s always recommended to follow all the methods once the problem is fixed completely. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.

1. Go Offline Status

Make sure to go offline status and then try playing or launching the game again. Although it may take a couple of minutes to perform the process completely, it’s worth trying once at least.

  • Press the Xbox button on the controller.
  • Head over to the profile section (last option on the right side) > Select Profile & system.
  • Choose to Settings > Select General.
  • Select Network Settings of your Xbox console > Choose to Go offline.
  • Once done, head over to the game library, and run the GTA 5 game again.

2. Check for Game Updates

An outdated game version can cause several compatibility issues rather than having bugs. So, it’s always better to keep your game version up-to-date. To do so:

  • Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  • Next, choose My games & apps > Select See all.
  • Select Manage and then Updates.
  • If there is an update available, your console will automatically start downloading & installing the new patch.

3. Check System Updates

  • Press the Home button on the Xbox console to open the Dashboard menu.
  • Now, select Settings from the bottom of the menu > Select All Settings.
  • Choose to System > Select Updates.
  • Select Update Console (if available) > Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the update process.
  • Once done, make sure to restart the console to apply changes.

4. Uninstall and Reinstall GTA 5

As a final resort, if nothing works for you, try uninstalling and reinstalling the game completely. It may also be possible that your game files have become corrupted or missing. Therefore, try to reinstall the GTA 5 game on your console. To do that:

  • Press the Xbox button on the controller to open the Guide menu.
  • Select My games & apps > Hit See all > Choose to Games.
  • Then select the Ready to install tab > Select Queue.
  • Select the GTA 5 game that you’re trying to reinstall.
  • Now, press the Menu button on your controller.
  • Select Manage game & add-ons or Manage app.
  • Choose GTA 5 > Select Uninstall all.
  • Make sure to select Uninstall all to confirm the task.
  • Wait for the uninstallation process to complete.
  • Reboot the system to apply changes.
  • Then press the Xbox button on the controller to open the Guide menu again.
  • Hit My games & apps > Select See all > Go to Games.
  • Select the Ready to install tab > Hit Install for GTA 5.
  • Wait for the installation process and then restart the console.

5. Reset the Console

  • Press the Xbox button on the controller to open the Guide menu.
  • Select Profile & system > Go to Settings > Select System.
  • Go to Console info > Select Reset console.
  • You’ll get a prompt like Reset your console?
  • Here you should select Reset and remove everything. [This will delete all user data including accounts, saved games, settings, all installed apps & games, etc]
    • Although you can choose to Reset and keep my games & apps, it may not gonna resolve the issue in most cases.
  • After you select the option, your Xbox console starts deleting and resetting the system to the factory default settings.
  • Wait for the process to get completed then reboot the console.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, let us know in the comment below.

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